Upcoming Events

WPF AGM

Date: March 8, 2020

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Talbot Green Community Centre

WPF Delegates Meeting with WPF Executive

Date: March 8, 2020

Time: 10:30 - 13:00

Location: Talbot Green Community Centre

The 2020 Photography Show

Start date: March 15, 2020

End date: March 17, 2020

Bridgend PhotoHarmony Competition

Date: March 16, 2020

Only Mono Battle

Date: May 16, 2020

Ace of Prints Entry Deadline

Date: June 22, 2020

Ace of Prints Competition

Date: July 5, 2020

2020 Carmarthen Conference

Start date: August 21, 2020

End date: August 23, 2020

Pixels 2020

Date: November 7, 2020

Stanley Chell Competiton TBC

Date: November 28, 2020

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PAGB Event Rule Changes

The PAGB Executive has reviewed and agreed changes to the General Conditions for all events, the Monochrome definition and the Nature definition have changed and new rules have been introduced for ‘out of area’ members.

The rules for each event and the guidance on image repetition have been updated to match the changes. The object is to make compliance by entrant federations and clubs and photographers easier to understand, and so reduce problems arising between entrants and event organisers.

See the individual documents via the competitions page or by viewing them in the links below.

General Conditions (for all events)

PAGB (FIAP) Monochrome Definition (for some events).

PAGB Nature Definition (for some events).

Guidance about Image Repetition in Events (for all events).

There are also new rules for ‘Out of Area Photographers‘. For the PAGB Events with Club Entrants (Print Championship, Projected Digital Images Championship, GB Trophies, GB Cups), a Club may not enter the work of more than one Photographer who resides more than thirty miles outside the boundaries of the Club’s Federation. See the ‘General Conditions’ here.

2020 WPF AGM Notice

Please find below notices relating to the Annual General meeting of the Welsh Photographic Federation which will be held on Sunday March 8th, please bring these notices to the attention of your committee and appoint delegates to represent your Club at the meeting. Venue: Talbot Green Community Hall, Cownbridge Road, Talbot Green CF72 8FE.

AGM Notice      WPF Agenda      2019 Minutes     

Executive Posts      Nomination Form

We are also hosting a morning conference prior to the AGM. Details are listed in a separate attachment.

If you are not now the secretary of your Club please pass these details on to who ever is currently occupying that post. I would be obliged if you would also notify me of such a change so that I can amend my list accordingly.

Martin Nagle (General Secretary, Welsh Photographic Federation)

2020 Welsh Salon Open for Entries

The Welsh Salon is now open for entries from members of Welsh Clubs (WPF & NWPA).

The cost is the same as last year with the closing date being March 8th 2020. This is the WPF AGM date and you can deliver your prints on the day to Talbot Green Community Centre 4 Seaward Avenue, Port Talbot, SA12 7LT.

Here are the 2020 salon entry rules.

We have a new Trophy this year “The Jan Cawley Memorial Trophy” which will be presented to the best print in the salon.

The judging will take place at the same venue on the 21st and 22nd March 2020.

Our judges this year are John Chamberlin FRPS APAGB MFIAP FBPE, Ed Cloutman EFIAP  Hon. FWPF  and Jennifer Cox ARPS ASWPP.

Here is a link to the Salon entry page.

Gwynfa 40th Anniversary Celebrations

2020 is the 40th year of Gwynfa Camera Club (originally Beddau & District CC) and members, past, present and future, are invited along for an evening of memories on March 5th.

There will be lots of photos (both competition and otherwise) and a full buffet will be provided (by Fun Fillings & Valley Catering).

If you know any former members who’d like to come along, please let them know. Entry is £2. www.gwynfa.org.uk

Update of Club Data

Hi Folks

Please can you check your club’s data, just in case I have made a typing error.

Clubs A-C

Clubs D-O

Clubs P-Z

Thanks

Dave Condon

Phil Savoie at Caerphilly on March 9th

Phil Savoie, renowned wildlife photographer, worked on many BBC wildlife programmes, is coming to Caerphilly C.C. on Monday 9th March. 7:30pm start, doors open 7:10pm. The Twyn Community Centre, CF83 1JL, opposite the castle, plenty of parking.

Phil has given this show to many clubs and feedback has been superb, entry on the night is £3 includes raffle ticket, tea and coffee.

Ieuan Llewellyn

Gwynfa CC is very very sad to report the passing of their friend and former member, Ieuan Llewellyn.

His funeral details are as follows:
Friday 28th February.
12.00 Service at Hope Chapel, Pontyclun.
13.45 at Bridgend Crematorium

Ace of Clubs 2020 – Results

Please find below the reports from the 2020 Ace of Clubs – I hope those of you that were there concur with these figures – if not please SHOUT!

Rounds 1 and 2 Club Scores

Round 1  – Individual Scores

Round 2 – Individual Scores

Final – Club Scores

Final – Individual Scores

I thought it was a great day of photography and I thought our Judges performed well for which we have much appreciation – given the misbehaviour of our scoring system – we’ll have to do better next time!

The 3 Judges; Colin Harrison FRPS MPAGB FBPE EFIAP/d3;  Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b and Peter Young LRPS CPAGB APAGB AFIAP chose a number of images that they thought worthy of mention: –

They jointly chose – “Safely over the bar” by Brian Merry of Rhondda CC as the best image overall.

Ralph Snook chose – “Banded Demoiselle Pair” by Alec Stewart of Gwynfa as his personal favourite.

Peter Young chose – “Alone on the Moor” by Jan Sullivan of Tenby as his personal favourite.

Colin Harrison chose – “Graveyard Run” by David Hopes of Bridgend as his personal favourite.

You can see them below….

Finally we must congratulate IOS and Gwynfa for coming first and second and being prepared to represent the WPF at the PAGB PDI Competition held in Warwick this July – that’s worth a day of your time going along to see the best of British PDI work!

June Grundy

We’ve received the sad news from Chrisine Starnes that June Grundy passed away just before Christmas.

Her and her husband Bill, were members of both Hay CC and Merthyr Tydfil CC for many years.

PSA News

Welsh photographers have achieved good results in the New Year Circuit in Serbia. PSA Member Neville Thomas had 16 acceptances and won a Bronze Medal and an HM. Ian Ledgard had 7 acceptances and was also awarded an HM.

Three other Welsh based photographers also had successes and might perhaps consider seeking PSA recognition of their achievements John Bell and Matthew Jones both collected 16 acceptances and Anthony Baggett 8. How about it folks?

Ian Ledgard
PSA Membersip Director, Wales

The RPS is coming to South Wales

The Royal Photographic Society is bringing its Photography Roadshow to South Wales this summer. See world class photography at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, on Saturday 20 June. They will be showing printed images in various genres: Contemporary, Fine Art, Travel, Landscape, Natural History, Documentary and Applied.

You’ll be able to ask questions about the RPS Distinctions qualification scheme and hear from photographers whose work is on display. You will also be able to question members of the Distinctions team.

Above all, you will be able to view the images close-up. If you are a photographer, this is for you! Do come along. More information here.

Further details available from: Peter Hayes FRPS distinctionschair@rps.org or Rhys Jones ARPS southwales@rpsorg

2020 Memorial Trophy Results

Hi Folks,

About 60 people turned up to see this event at Bridgend Camera Club and I’m sure that they all enjoyed the day – I guess the winners enjoyed it the most though! I want to express my thanks to Bridgend for hosting the event and looking after us all so well, shame it was such a sunny day – unusual in that part of Wales! ;>))

Continue reading 2020 Memorial Trophy Results

The RCT Photomarathon

We’ve received the following information about the RCT Photomarathon, a 24 hour photography competition that will take place across the RCT on the 18th of April this year. Tickets go on sale on February 1st at 10am.

The Rhondda Cynon Taf Photo Marathon 2020 (RCT) is an event that allows its participants to express creativity through the medium of Photography. In a 24 hour time frame you will receive 12 topics that will require a single image submission for each. 24 hours – 12 images. NB. It is not a requirement that that participants live in the RCT area. 

It is being organised by Gaby Bromage, who is currently studying BA Press & Editorial Photography at Falmouth University and previously studied at Coleg y Cymoedd in Ystrad Mynach.

Their website contains more information.

Neath & District PS UK Salon 2020

Neath & District PS UK Salon 2020 – Closing date Saturday 18th April 2020

Neath & District PS invite you to enter our 2020 Exhibition. We are a BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) Member Exhibition so images accepted into the 2020 Exhibition will count towards BPE Crown Awards.

This year we are also pleased and honoured to announce PAGB Patronage. There will be separate PAGB Medals and Ribbons in each of the entry classes as well as the NDPS Medals and Ribbons.

There are four entry classes this year: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Creative, and Nature. Please be sure to read the Class definitions so that images are entered into the appropriate Class(es). We’re accepting entries via our online entry website or by post. You can pay for your entry using PayPal, or by Debit or Credit Card.

You can access the exhibition website by clicking HERE where you can also view the entry terms and conditions, including the Class definitions.

Colin Kelly (Exhibition Secretary)

The Photography Show

Registration is now open for the UK’s biggest photography show, 14 – 17 March 2020.

Full details here.

Diary Date – 2020 WPF Carmarthen Conference

The 2020 WPF Carmarthen Conference will be held at the University Halliwell Centre on Friday 21st , Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August.

Continue reading Diary Date – 2020 WPF Carmarthen Conference