Invitation to enter Pixels 2015

To WPF & NWPA Club Competition Secretaries:- Gwynfa Camera Club 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

2016 Memorial Competition

The 2016 Memorial Competition will be hosted by Kidwelly Camera Club at  the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Hillfield Villas, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4UL at 2pm on Saturday 23 January 2016. The judge for the Event will be Leo Rich ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP/g.

WPF clubs may enter four prints from four different photographers. More details and full conditions of entry will be released in the first week of November.

We hope all WPF clubs will enter.

Stanley Chell Competition

Aberdare Camera Club will be holding the Stanley Chell 2015 on Saturday 5th December 2015 with a 1pm start. The venue as usual will be St. Fagan’s Community Hall, Windsor Street, Trecynon, Aberdare CF44 8LL.

The closing date for entries will be 7th November and entries can be handed to a member of Aberdare CC at Pixels on that date.

Entry form and further details to follow.

AWPF Assessments 8th November 2015

We regret that we will be unable to provide a buffet for candidates or members of the audience this year, although tea and coffee will be provided as usual. As we are approaching the maximum number of candidates, it could be a long day; if you are attending, you will need a packed lunch.

If you have not already done so, please send your images, paperwork and cheque as soon as possible, to: John Cooke, 29 Llanarth Street, Brynawel, Wattsville, Newport, Gwent. NP11 7QW. The final date for submission is 18 October 2015. Any entry that is still incomplete at that date will not be adjudicated. You need:

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

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

Further information may be found on the WPF website. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact John Cooke (WPF Distinctions Secretary). Mobile: 0797 749 5619   Tel: 01495 270895  Email:

The RPS Distinctions Day – 10th Oct

The South Wales Region of The RPS is putting on an Introduction to Distinctions Day on Saturday 10th October 2015. This is an opportunity to see LRPS, ARPS and FRPS Panels of Photography. This is a day not to be missed.

The Venue will be The St Francis Millennium Hall, Porth-y-Castell Barry Vale of Glamorgan CF62 6NX. 10.00am – 4.00pm Tea and Coffee included.

This is a ticket only event to be booked online by going to The RPS Web Site look on the South Wales Region Event page.

For further information please contact Mike Lewis The RPS South Wales Regional Organiser on 07855 309667 or email

Chemical Bath Exhibition at Kickplate

“Chemical bath” is an exhibition of alternative and traditional photographic and printing techniques. The exhibition features five photographers: Anne Campbell (Scotland), Charles Guerin (France), Toralf Sümmchen (Germany/USA), Ladislav Viszoczky (Czech Republic), and Marianne Priest (USA), and presents the array of techniques that they use in their work.

Among the techniques included are photograms, a camera-less way of capturing images. Wet plate collodion, which produces a positive image on a glass or metal plate – and is one of the earliest photographic processes, dating back to the 1880s. We’ll also be showing a collection of printing techniques including: cyanotypes, kallitypes, as well as oil, gum bichromate and lith prints, some of which were hand-coloured after printing.

The aim of the exhibition is to familiarise viewers with some of the oldest and most beautiful printing and photographic techniques, which despite the dominance of digital photography are once again becoming a popular medium for artists who prefer the texture, unpredictability and the tangibility of hand-printed and hand-made analogue images.

Hanbury Road Gallery, 52 Hanbury Rd, Bargoed, CF81 8QW. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 – 18:00. 25th September to 17th October, 2015.


GB Cup for Prints

You club can now enter a brand new competition, the GB Cup for Prints (Open and Nature). The entry portal is here.

You can enter with just three prints (or more) so it is open to all sizes of club.

Deadline for entry is 18th October, 2015.

Copyright on ICE

We’ve received this from Alun Williams at Cynon Isaf. It is regarding the Institute of Chartered Engineers photo competition currently being widely publicised.

I’ve been passed an email by one of our members from the Institute of Chartered Engineers regarding an up-coming photo competition. I believe this has been circulated to most photo clubs. A quick look at the regulations reveals that the images entered may be used by ICE for marketing etc. worldwide without payment of a fee. Obviously anyone can enter if they choose but they should be aware that their photographs could be used at will without them being compensated.

I have campaigned strongly for years as a professional and amateur against blatant attempts to secure a wide resource of imaging material at little cost. I feel that these tactics along with the emasculation of copyright law will in time devalue the merit and worth of good photography.

Cwmbran PS – 60th Anniversary Exhibition, 2015

Cwmbran Photographic Society is 60 years old in 2015 and we have an exhibition of members’ work in Cwmbran Town Centre during September and early October. The exhibition is in a vacant shop and the address is: 24 The Parade, Cwmbran Town Centre (upper level over Clarks and next to the Sitting Pretty café). Click here for poster.

The exhibition commences on Friday 18 September and is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday finishing on Sunday 4 October. Opening times on Fridays and Saturdays is 10am until 4pm and on the Sundays 11am until 3pm. Club members will be available during the opening hours of the exhibition to talk about the club and the prints on display. We hope to see you there.

WPF to host two exhibitions in Newport

The WPF is hosting two exhibitions at the Riverfront, Kingsway,  Newport NP20 1HG in the near future.

The first is the FIAP Biennial Colour Print Exhibition from 5th to 29th  October,2015. It is an Exhibition that will have some 220 prints showing the work of some 20+ Countries.

The second is the PAGB Interfederation Print and PDI Exhibition from 2nd to 27th November, 2015 showing some 150 prints together with a slide show of some 150+ PDIs.

The 41st Smethwick International is go…

The UK’s largest international print & projected digital image exhibition, the Smethwick International is open for business with over 200 Medals and Ribbons to be won plus a FIAP Blue Badge for Best Entrant. 

The salon boasts low entry Fees and special rates for club entries and you only pay for each section entered. All selected photographs will be displayed at one venue, with visitors from all over the UK and each entrant gets an 84 Page A4 Colour Catalogue.

There are three Print Sections – Open Colour, Open Mono & Nature (and Prints can be forwarded to the Southampton International) and there are three Projected Image Sections – Open Colour, Open Monochrome & Nature.

The online entry system is now open for entries. The closing date is 9th November 2015.

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 –

Competition rules –

Amman Valley CC on Facebook

Amman Valley Camera Club have a new Facebook page and website.

They welcome news and messages from the other Clubs.