September 2015

AWPF Assessments 2015

The time is rapidly approaching for AWPF Assessment Day on 08 November 2015!

If you have applied, please forward your prints and/or PDIs by 18 October 2015, to: John Cooke, 29 Llanarth Street, Brynawel, Wattsville, Newport, Gwent. NP11 7QW.

Things to remember to put in the box:-

Print Applications
1    Your 12 prints.
2    One A4 print of the layout of your panel.  NB  Do not have your name on the front.
3    A disc containing your 12 images and an image of the layout.
4    Application form.  Even if you have already sent one, please send it again with your prints.
5    A cheque for £35.00, if you have not already paid.

PDI Applications
1    A disc containing your 12 images and an image of the layout.
2    Application form.  Even if you have already sent one, please send it again with your PDIs.
3    A cheque for £35.00, if you have not already paid.

Further information can be found here.  If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact John Cooke.
Mobile: 0797 749 5619  Tel: 01495 270895  Email:

Best of luck to you all!
John Cooke (WPF Distinctions Secretary) 1st September 2015.

Invitation to enter Pixels 2015

To WPF & NWPA Club Competition Secretaries:- Gwynfa Camera Club hereby invites your club to take part in Pixels 2015.

The event will take place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 7th November 2015. The venue once again will be Talbot Green Community Centre, Llantrisant. As usual, we are looking for four digital photographs from each participating club.

The entry deadline is 18th October, 2015 and entries may be made by post or by email.

Information          Conditions of Entry         Entry Form

We very much hope your club will decide to take part and look forward both to receiving your entry and seeing on the day. We can guarantee that this year there will be no clashing Autumn International rugby as the final of Rugby World Cup is a week earlier.

Official invitations have now been emailed to all Club Secretaries & Competition Secretaries.

Should you have any questions please contact Leigh Woolford on 01443 491333 / 07800 878782 or email

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 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.

Cadw open door events

Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, are holding a series of ‘open door’ events in September designed to offer both local people and visitors alike the chance to explore the hidden treasures of Wales’s culture and history.

From the heavenly Parc Calon Lan in Bridgend to the guttural remains of Wrexham’s former iron and steel works in the Brymbo Heritage Area, there are lots of chances to discover hidden heritage during September. Head to their Open Doors section to find regional lists of the sites taking part — including an array of Cadw monuments.

Llanelli needs your help

The Llanelli Photographic Society is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016. Members have many events and activities planned in order to make this a memorable year. One of these is the creation of an AV that traces the club’s history from its founding in 1891 to the present day. The club would like to include its connection with the WPF and especially the WPF Salon.

What we need is some information on the founding of the WPF and the date of the first year of the Salon, and if possible the venue for each year. Joyce Mollet ( would welcome contact with anyone who has any information relating to this.

New Photo Gallery in Bargoed

We have received this information from Zosia Krasnowolska of the ‘Kickplate’ project.

I’m writing to let you know about a photo gallery that just opened in Bargoed town centre as part of a project that I co-run, called the*kickplate*project.

We are a non-profit curatorial photo project aimed at bringing art to communities that don’t have permanent galleries, and over a period of 8 months we’re going to run 7 exhibitions of fine art photography in Bargoed; our first exhibition, which is on until the 16th of September, is a solo show by a Lebanese artist Hanan Kazma. We would like to invite members of camera clubs in our area and beyond to come and visit the gallery, discuss photography and also discover new artists.

I’ve attached some more information to this email and I’d appreciate it if you could share it with the other members of your Club – I hope they will find it interesting. You can find more information about our work on our webpage and blog.

Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30 to 6, and the full address is: 52 Hanbury Road, Bargoed, CF81 8QW.

poster partially here by Hanan Kazma

Pembrey & Burryport Exhibition

Pembrey & Burryport PS are holding an exhibition of members work from Friday 18th  September to Sunday 20th September between 11am and 6 Pm.

It will be held at their Club Room at Hermon Chapel, Waun Deri, Pembrey. More information can be found on their club website. Entry will be free. Coffee and Cakes will be available.

Everyone is welcome.

RPS DI Expo – September 20th

The Royal Photographic Society are holding a Digital Imaging Expo at the University of Warwick on Sunday 20th September, 2015.

The day will be packed with seminars and talks from the likes of Joe Cornish, Steve Caplin and Eddie Ephraums.

For more details and to book tickets click here.

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.

Inter Federation Results

Here are the results from the 2015 Inter Federation Competition. Our entries were made from a selection of images retained after the Welsh Salon.

WPF photographers had 6 acceptances in the 4 competitions. They were from Steve Littlewood (Gwynfa), Lynford Hallett (Merthyr Tydfil, Barry Hill (Merthyr Tydfil), Joyce Mollet (Llanelli), Robert Beynon (Gwynfa) and Gerald Henry (Bridgend). Well done to all six.

Check your results here. Scores are out of 15.

Open PDI        Nature PDI       Mono Print       Colour Print

Cardiff CC Exhibition

Cardiff Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members’ prints in the Futures Gallery  at The Pierhead  Building in Cardiff Bay from Saturday 29th August – Friday 25th September 2015. The Gallery is open Mon- Sun from 10.30 am. It closes promptly at 4.30 pm so last admission is at 4.00 pm.

The Club meets every Thursday at 7.30 pm in Trinity Methodist Church hall in Piercefield Place, Newport Road, Cardiff. New members are always welcome.

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.

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.