Upcoming Events


July 2015

Swansea Salon Accepting Entries

Swansea Camera Club invites you to enter the 11th Swansea International Salon 2015. FIAP 2015/298. PSA 2015-230. UPI L150033.

You can make your entry online by clicking here, or you can visit their website at www.swanseaintsalon.co.uk for full details.

Entries close on 20-Sep-2015 at 23:59 GMT Standard Time. Sections:- Open Colour. Open Mono. Nature. People. £9 for the first section, then £0.50 per extra section.

Lampeter Booking Form

Each year the W.P.F. organises a photographic convention at the University of Wales, Lampeter, Ceredigion. It is the only one of its kind to be held in Wales! This year it will be held on the 29th and 30th August.

For details of the speakers booked and to download the  2015 Convention Booking Form please click here.

The Convention is a chance for photographers from the whole of Wales to get together to share their enthusiasm, exchange ideas and maybe learn something new along the way.Each year we bring in the very best guest speakers and presenters and provide a full and varied programme for the whole weekend.

Carmarthen Camera and Optics Show

Camera and Optics Show – 5th September- at Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen.

Over 40 manufacturers in attendance and this year we are introducing a ‘Photographic Competition’ with great prizes awarded at the show.

Further details of the show here and and competition here.

Gower Summer Exhibition

Gower PS Summer Exhibition runs from Monday 27 July to Friday 7 August.  Venue: St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Square, Swansea SA1 3LP.  Opening Hours:10.30am to 4pm (Mon-Fri)  10.30-1.30 Saturday (closed Sunday).  Admission free, but  a donation to the church is appreciated.

More information here.

This is Civil Engineering Photography Competition

We have received this from the Institution of Civil Engineers Wales:-

Civil engineering is all around us. From the Millennium Stadium to the Menai Bridge, it has helped to shape our world.

Join us in celebrating civil engineering in Wales by entering our two photo competitions (one for U16s and another for 16yrs+). An exhibition of the best photos will be held at The Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay with a special awards ceremony on 30th November 2015. Entries close on 31st October 2015 and the exhibition runs from 1st – 13th December 2015. Prizes of £200, £100 and £50 will be awarded to the top three places in the 16+ category and the U16s category winner will receive an iPod Touch. 

The competition is open to all – schools, colleges, photo clubs and members of the public, as well as industry colleagues, to help raise the profile of our profession (please see the attachment below for information on how to enter). Take a look at the latest competition entries via our Twitter feed @ICEWalesCymru and join the conversation with the hashtag #CEinWales2015

Competition details – https://www.ice.org.uk/near-you/uk/wales/awards#thisisphoto

Competition rules – https://www.ice.org.uk/ICEDevelopmentWebPortal/media/Documents/Regions/UK%20Regions/ice-wales-this-is-civil-engineering-photography-competition-rules-2015.pdf

Barry Camera Club Exhibition

Barry Camera Club are holding a Members Exhibition at Art Central King Square Barry (same venue as the 2015 Welsh Salon.) from Saturday 8th of August 2015 to Saturday 5th of September 2015. Times as per Barry Library 9.00am – 4.00pm.

The Official Opening will take place on Friday 7th of August 6.30pm-8.00pm.

If any one would like to attend the opening we will be pleased to see you.

Well done Norman

Congratulations to Norman Lemon of Neath PS who, at the recent Cotswold Salon, received a selectors award from Barbie Lindsay for his print ‘SA1-1AS‘ (see below).


Philip Jones Griffiths Exhibition

A new exhibition celebrating the life and work of the celebrated Welsh photojournalist, Philip Jones Griffiths, is on at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. It runs until 12th December. More details here.

Griffiths, who died in 2008, is best-known for his photographs of civilian casualties and suffering during the war in Vietnam.  He published a book of those images in 1971, ‘Vietnam Inc.’, which helped turn public opinion against the war.

Philip Jones Griffiths – A Welsh Focus on War and Peace features photography and slides from the book as well as both earlier and later work.  For the first time, many of Griffiths’ cameras, personal papers and artefacts will also be displayed alongside his photographs.

Thanks to Dewi Jones over at Neath for the information. NB. He says the lighting isn’t that good so take a torch, especially if you want to see his amazing contact sheets.

Fotospeed Summer Spectacular

Fotospeed are holding a Summer Spectacular on 25th & 26th July 2015.

Join them for two days of talks from the award winning Fotospeed Photographers. There will be twelve different talks over the two days covering a wide variety of subjects from wildlife of the UK to landscapes of Iceland. The Summer Spectacular will also include a print exhibition and trade stands with special weekend prices not to be missed.

This from Les Loosemore:- Being one of the Fotospeed Sponsored Photographers, I will be able to get tickets at a £5 discount off the listed price (£25) for those interested in attending. I will be there on both days so will be able to meet you at the venue prior to the start. Not only will the event be of value to Print workers, there will be excellent print talks and presentations by a host of Fotospeed Photographers.  The opportunity to car share, also discounted entry tickets (although there is free entry to the Print Exhibition and Trade Show Stands), it will be excellent value for money. Anyone interested please let me know by e-mail or phone. My Mobile No is 07826 555304. This invitation is open to any friends or family that may be interested.

Full detail here.

Inn Focus

Congratulations on running Wigan 10 so close. It’s great to see a WPF club up there with the top clubs. It won’t be long before a Welsh club is the top of the tree.

Your club has again done us proud and on behalf of myself and the WPF. Many many thanks and I look forward to you and your members reaching the pinnacle of the best of British photography.

Once congratulations on your achievements.

Vince Penticost AWPF,
President of the WPF.

RPS Introduction to Distinctions

RPS Introduction to Distinctions – Saturday October 10th 2015 – 10.30 – 1600

A chance to view successful RPS Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship panels from recent Distinction assessments.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in The Society’s Distinctions.

Ticket only event please check the RPS web site  www.rps..org South Wales Region Events page for full details and how to book tickets.

To be held at The St Francis Millennium Hall, Barry.

Freedom of Panorama Retained

British photographers can continue to share photographs of the famour UK landmarks without fear of legal action after MEPs voted against the extension of stricter copyright rules.

Changes recently proposed may have seen Britain forced to adopt tougher restrictions already in place in some member states of the EU, including Belgium, France and Italy.

The UK, along with countries such as Germany and Spain, enjoys Freedom of Panorama, which allows photographers to photograph buildings or art installations and use the pictures in any way they wish.

Alan gets Cotswold Silver

Alan Shepherd of Gwynfa Camera Club not only had 5 out of 9 prints accepted in the 2015 Cotswold Salon, he also had a highly commended and a Silver Medal for ‘Steelworks Reflection. Well done Alan.

Steel works reflection

Almost Inn Focus

The PAGB National PDI Championships at Warwick very nearly saw a first win for a Welsh club with the Inn Focus Group finishing the final round tied on 243 points with Wigan 10, three points ahead of the third placed club, Dumfries.

For a short while we thought they had won but the otherwise flawless team behind the scenes projected one incorrect image from Wigan 10 in the final round. The re-projection of the correct image got one more point than the one it replaced. This saw them move from 242 to 243. All above board or course but tantalising nonetheless.

Locked together the two teams headed in to a nail-biting tie break of five new photographs from five different photographers. The tension built – both clubs scored 13 (from 15) with their first image, then 12 each, then 12 each once more. It was the fourth image that saw Wigan sneak ahead 13 to 12. Ten each in the next round sealed the Wigan 10 win by a single point. Well done to them.

When presenting the Silver medal to Ian Munro of Inn Focus, Roy Thomas, former President of the WPF and now President of the PAGB, expressed his pride at their achievement. They also received quite an ovation for coming so close. Indeed it is probably fair to say that, in the great British underdog tradition, everyone other than Wigan 10 was rooting for Inn Focus. However, the team from up t’North proved to be a tough nut to crack yet again. They are multiple winners of this trophy which makes the Inn Focus effort all the more worthy.

The other WPF club, Gwynfa, had a midfield day but thoroughly enjoyed seeing they fellow WPF friends do so well and the Welsh contingent created quite an atmosphere.

Here are the full results and the awards.

inn focus