January 2015

Ace of Clubs 2015

The Ace of Clubs 2015 takes place on Sunday, 15 February 2015.

It is being hosted by Tenby & District Camera Club at The Regency Hall, Milford Terrace, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire. SA69 9EL. The judges will be: Bob Underhill, Peter Gennard and Peter Siviter

Thirteen clubs have entered. They are: Port Talbot, Neath, Newport , The Vale, Gwynfa, Tenby, Ebbw Vale, Cardiff, Bridgend, Western Valley, Inn Focus, Swansea & Amman Valley.

Tea and Coffee will be available from 10.00 am and a lunchtime buffet will also be provided.

Please tell Dave Paskin by 1st February 2015 how many of your club members are likely to attend. His email is

Welsh Salon of Photography 2015

You may wish to start thinking about the photographs you wish to enter in the 2015 Welsh Salon of Photography. The entry deadline will probably be in early March.

Bridgend CC 5 to 8 PhotoHarmony Competition

Entries are now being accepted for this years 5 to 8 Competition for digital AV Sequences. Full details including revised rules and entry forms can be found here:

The closing date for entries is 16th February 2015, entries are accepted from individuals, groups and clubs.

The Judge this year is Malcolm Imhoff FRPS and the top sequences will be shown on Monday 23rd March, all are welcome.

Site Navigation – News Categories.

One the right hand side of this home page you will see two menus: ‘Main Pages‘ and ‘News Categories‘.

Under ‘Main Pages‘ you will find information about subjects such as ‘Competitions’ or ‘AWPF Distinctions’. This is mostly general information and does not change frequently.

However, for the very latest news on a particular subject you need to look at the ‘News Categories‘ menu which is found below the ‘Main Pages’ menu. This is an easy way of finding ‘news posts‘ on a particular subject.

Continue reading Site Navigation – News Categories.

Newport Hosts Bristol Salon

Newport Photographic Society hosts the Bristol Salon, an international exhibition of projected images, at the University Campus Usk Way Newport NP20 2BP on Friday March 27th at 7.15pm.

Tickets and information at  07451217031.  Tickets £5 – full time students £2.50. Everyone welcome.

Half price subscription to f2 Freelance Photographer

We have received this from David Kilpatrick at Icon Publications:

At the end of 2014, Archant shut down the printed editions of Professional Photographer and Photography Monthly. Because of the substantial hole this leaves in the market, we are promoting f2 Freelance Photographer to attract former PP/PM readers. This obviously involves offering discounted subs, trial issues, and so on.

To be fair to former f2 subscribers, we have an unpublicised (not impossible to find though) special deal for a maximum of 500 subscriptions to f2, one year only not continuing, at half price of £14.85. Our target is to pull enough new or returning subscribers in to enter a higher discount band on postage, which increases again on March 30th and has hit us badly as our super-quality print weighs 70% more than typical news-stand mags.

You can find this offer here.

Ebbw Vale Exhibition

Ebbw Vale camera club will be holding an exhibition at the World Heritage Centre in Blaenavon from Tuesday August 3rd Until Friday August 28th.

Thanks from New Quay

Despite the threat of snow New Quay Camera Club had a very successful Day on Sunday 18th January when they hosted The Welsh Photographic Federation’s Memorial Trophy at New Quay Memorial Hall.

The Club would like to thank everyone that attended and members for their hard work in making the event so enjoyable.  The judge Margaret Salisbury FRPS, FIPF, MFIAP, APAGB AWPF gave the audience a breakdown of each photograph and the reasons for her scores. The photos were then displayed in the hall for everyone t enjoy.

The event was accompanied by and extensive buffet and lots of raffle prizes.

For competition results see here. For more info regarding New Quay Camera Club please see flickr / facebook.

Photography News

If you missed the latest edition of Photography News, you can read it here.

Invitation from Towy Valley

We have received this from Angie Jones at Towy Valley Camera Club.

This is an invitation to the launch of our Photography Exhibition to be held in the Gallery at Newton House, Dinefwr, Llandeilo on 6th February 2015 between 6pm and 8pm.  

The access on the evening will be via the ground floor gallery and via the shop (access to the main house is unavailable).  The car park and walk up the drive is unlit, so it is advisable to bring a torch with you!  Please feel free to bring a guest along, there will be no entry charge on the evening.  

If you are unable to attend the Launch Evening, the Photography Exhibition will be running throughout February on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, when usual opening hours and admission fee will apply.

Please let me know if you are able to attend.

Kind regards,
Angie Jones ARPS AWPF   Email:
Towy Valley Camera Club

Invitation Launch Evening


Guidelines for Judges and Clubs Booking Them

Based on feedback received and with help from a number of judges, our Judges & Lecturers Secretary Ed Cloutman has put together some guidelines which he thinks will be of use to our judges. There are also guidelines for the clubs outlining what a judge should expect from them. The document also explains how Ed has approached the job of Judges & Lecturers Secretary and the changes he has implemented.

It is hoped that both judges and club committee members will read the document as it contains a good deal of useful information. However, Ed wishes to stress this is not official WPF policy. It is just a guide that has the best intentions of both club and judge at heart.

Continue reading Guidelines for Judges and Clubs Booking Them

Memorial to Inn Focus

This year Newquay Camera Club offered to host the competition.  Our CELO, Dave Paskin, organised everything with Margaret Jones, Chairman of Newquay.  We started off the weekend on Saturday evening. Three members of the Exec Committee travelled to Newquay to share a fish and chip supper with club members and view a lecture from Margaret Salisbury, our judge for the event.  It was a great evening and psyched us up for the main event.

The Hall in Newquay was amazing, very warm and cosy and just perfect for the event. It is run by a group of volunteers from Newquay..

Margaret Jones and her Club members provided the most spectacular buffet, and teas and coffees were available all day for workers and guests. Chairs, tables and print stands were quickly sorted and all was ready. About 80 members turned up and most of them were wandering around Newquay with long lenses all morning. The locals must have wondered what was going on! The weather was pretty good all weekend so we were very lucky.

The judge for the day was Margaret Salisbury  FRPS, FIPF, MFIAP, APAGB AWPF .

She gave a virtuoso performance of judging showing us how it should be done. She also has a wicked sense of humour until you give her a photo of a spider to judge!  Her comments were just right. The team from Inn Focus Group were very worthy winners with an excellent panel of prints, but the quality of all work entered was extremely good. The WPF President thanked all concerned for the day especially Dave Paskin for all his hard work, and then presented the awards.

Winner of the Memorial Trophy 2015 – Inn Focus Group

Best Monochrome image – Nick Walton of Inn Focus with ‘The Great Lament‘.

Best Colour Image – Heidi Stewart of Gwynfa with ‘The Storm Chaser‘.

It was a great day and many thanks go to everyone involved in the event. Did I mention the buffet?  The sausage and cranberry roll was wonderful!  Recipe please?

The individual scores can be found here and the overall finishing positions can be found here. Thanks to Dave Paskin for the information and to Jan Cawley for the write-up.

Beyond the Bounds Exhibition

An insight in to the photography of the Inn Focus Group.

Exhibition in the Art Gallery at Norwegian Church / Cardiff Bay from Monday the 16th February to Sunday the 22nd February.

Please come along and have a look and an informal chat.


Freespirit Launches New Website

Nick Jenkins, Welsh photographer and owner of Freespirit Images has launched a new website.

Designed by Cardiff Creative Web Design & Media Services, it contains details of all his forthcoming workshops as well as many examples of Nick’s work that can be purchased on canvas or on print. Nick says that the new site is “hopefully simpler and and easy to follow and enjoy”.

So if you are looking to enjoy a photography workshop/break or just need some 1-2-1 help or advice, why not have a look.