March 2015

Welsh Salon Official Opening

The official opening of the The 2015 Welsh Salon of Photography Exhibition will be on Saturday 2nd May at 2pm. The venue is Barry Library, Kings Square, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 4RW. Directions here.

The exhibition runs until 30th May. Opening hours are: Mondays 8.30am to 8.00pm; Tuesdays 8.30am to 6.00pm; Wednesdays 8.30am to 6.00pm; Thursdays 8.30am to 8.00pm; Fridays 8.30am to 6.00pm; Saturdays 9.00am to 5.30pm; Sundays Closed.

Barrian Cup

Saturday 6th June 2015

Barry Camera Club are please to announce that The Barrian Cup and Dave Cowdrey Trophy takes place on Saturday 6th of June.

The competition is open to all Clubs in The Welsh Photographic Federation with some invited Clubs from outside of Wales.

Please find attached the entry form to be supplied with the prints on entry.

Closing Date is Sunday 10th of May 2015. For further information please contact Mike Lewis on 07855 309667.

Ace of Prints

The Ace of Prints will be held at The Swan Hotel in Hay on Wye on July 5th.

Judges for the Event will be: Leigh Preston, Peter McCloskey and Graham Reeves.

Entry forms will be sent out towards the end of April.

Neath’s 2015 Hornbill Challenge

Neath Photographic Society is proud to host their Annual UK Salon.  This popular photographic competition is supported by the BPE and sponsored by Hornbill.

Image categories are follows; ‘Colour Open’, ‘Monochrome Open’, ‘Industry’ and ‘Nature. Entering the competition is easy; either complete the convenient Online Entry Form and upload your images electronically or download the Postal Entry Form and mail the completed form with your digital images on a CDROM.

So, if you believe that you have a winning image why not have a go and enter the competition. Enter here. Closing date 11th April.

Chalkie Davies Exhibition

Exhibition: Chalkie Davies: the NME years – National Museum Cardiff – 9 May–6 September 2015.

Welsh-born Chalkie Davies joined the Rock’n’Roll Circus in ’73 after photographing David Bowie’s last night as Ziggy Stardust. He worked as a staff photographer at the NME (New Musical Express) from ’75-’79 shooting numerous covers and features on the most influential artists from that era, including Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury, Debbie Harry, Paul McCartney, The Clash, The Ramones and The Rolling Stones.

In ’80 he helped launch The Face magazine with his old NME editor Nick Logan, shooting many cover stories. During this period he also shot record covers for Thin Lizzy, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, The Specials, Pete Townshend and David Bowie. He also made a series of formal portraits of many of the best musicians from this time. These unseen portraits and a large selection of his best work for the NME make up this Retrospective.

The 2015 Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition

The 23rd March saw the judging of the 2015  Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition This years competition attracted a record number of sequences, with entries from all parts of the UK, South Africa and Norway. The sequences covered a number of themes and ideas reflecting the international nature of the authors. Animal life varied from the wildlife of Africa’s Etosha National Park  via the sheep of North Wales to the polar bears of arctic Svalbard. The wild landscapes of Iceland and Scotland were counterbalanced by the more gentle and pastel landscapes of England and Wales.

Tasked with the not inconsiderable job of providing a critique of over thirty entries and selecting the winning sequences was this years judge Malcolm Imhoff FRPS FACI(M). Malcolm”s comments and suggestions were all given in a positive and constructive way intended to help the competitor polish and improve the techniques used. I would like to thank Malcolm for the not inconsiderable work that was required to critique the sequences and provide us with such a fulfilling event. The following sequences proved successful:

SCOTLAND – Mark Allen – Bangor and North Down Northern Ireland

SEASONS IN CLOSE UP – Malcolm and Jenny Gee – Norfolk
LAND OF ICE – Stephen and Jane Lee – Dorchester Camera Club

HORIZONS – Ian Bateman – Wantage Camera Club
ICELAND – Mark Allen – Bangor and North Down Northern Ireland

Glyn Freeman of Swansea CC sequence Moods was one of five sequences commended by the judge. The winning sequence may be viewed via a link on the club website. Bridgend CC would like to congratulate the winners and thank all who entered.

The Welsh Salon of Photography 2015 Results

Here are the results of the 2015 Welsh Salon of Photography.

Congratulations to everyone who got accepted and to those who won awards.

All Salon Acceptances

Salon Awards

Club Trophy Winners

If you didn’t get accepted this time, please don’t be discouraged. A lot of very good photographs didn’t quite make it. Try again next year!

Key to abbreviations:

Continue reading The Welsh Salon of Photography 2015 Results

Forty Portraits in Forty Years

You friendly News Editor was rather knocked out by this rather extraordinary series of photographs and decided to share them with you.

Well worth a look….

Morriston Exhibition

Morriston Camera Club Annual Exhibition will be held at St David,s Church Woodfields Street  Morriston, Swansea from the 8th April to the 11th April at the following Times:

Wednesday 8th April – 10.00am to 5.30pm

Thursday 9th April – 10.00am to 5.30pm

Friday 10th April – 10.00 to 7.30pm

Saturday 10th April – 10.00am to 2.00pm

Photographers Play Day

We have received this information

Dear sirs, I am just sending you an email regarding an up and coming event that your club may be interested in. My name is Mark Lawrence and I am fortunate enough to be sponsored by various companies in the industry, namely Elinchrom Lighting, Lastolite, Cactus (flash Triggers), Adobe and wacom. I am giving a Play Day on the 30th March at the Vale Resort, its a fun day for photographers, but limited to 15 people. We have 1 model per 5 photographers, and you get to play with all the latest equipment from these manufacturers and more. The main website for this is if you could pass this to your members it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Mark Lawrence.

Merthyr Tydfil Exhibition

Merthyr Tydfil Camera Club is holding it’s Annual Exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum from 1st to 30th April 2015. Opening times for the Museum are daily 10am – 530pm (last admissions 5pm). There is an admission charge to the Museum of £2 plus for concessions £1.

Ray Anderson

Some sad news concerning ex Vale Photographic Club member Ray Anderson.

Ray died from a heart attack whilst out cycling two weeks ago. As you will recall he was a stalwart of the club in all its incarnations and could take a very good photograph quite effortlessly. He left the club when he moved to Somerset, but a lot of members will recall his marvellous architectural shots, as well as his judging and lecturing skills.

Gwynfa Exhibition

The Gwynfa Winter Exhibition is now on at the Garth Olwg Lifelong  Learning Centre and runs until Friday 20th March.

We are exhibiting 44 prints and 44 digital images.

FIAP Colour Biennial 2015 – Winter

The WPF wants your prints on the theme of ‘Winter’ for the FIAP Colour Biennial 2015 which will be held in England.

The closing date is in June so we will need prints by the middle of May.

In the first instance, please send digital images to Jan Cawley in order for us to collate plenty of images to choose from.

The catalog from the 25th Biennial held in Argentina in 2013 has finally arrived. It can be seen here. (Jan apologises for the poor quality of the PDF document. This is how it was received from FIAP).

Welsh Salon Exhibition

The 2015 Welsh Salon of Photography Exhibition will be held at Barry Library, Kings Square, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 4RW. Directions here.

The official opening will be on Saturday 2nd May at 2pm and the exhibition runs until 30th May. Opening hours are:

Mondays 8.30am to 8.00pm
Tuesdays 8.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesdays 8.30am to 6.00pm
Thursdays 8.30am to 8.00pm
Fridays 8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturdays 9.00am to 5.30pm