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Inn Focus at the Stanley Chell

Aberdare  Camera club once again provided a warm welcome and a very enjoyable afternoon for the 2016 Stanley Chell competition.

Congratulations go to the Inn Focus Group who came away with a well-deserved win closely followed by Ebbw Vale camera club with Gwynfa in third place.

21 clubs took part with 88 top quality prints being shown.  The judge, Rob Mitchell, MA Photography kept everyone entertained providing a thorough and concise critique.

Results         Full Scores

Congratulations Megan

Congratulations go to Megan Aherne of Caerphilly CC for achieving her LRPS distinction.

The PAGB Judges List

There have been a couple of queries as to what is required to become a PAGB judge.  The first thing to decide is do you want to travel and judge in England and possibly further afield.  Much of the judging in England is carried out ‘on-the-night’.

Here are main points taken from the PAGB website:

Continue reading The PAGB Judges List

PAGB Handbook – Judges & Presenters – Action needed

It is time to update the PAGB handbook so if you want your name to be included in the next handbook please would you check the lists and tell me of any updates you wish to include. Lists can be viewed below:

Continue reading PAGB Handbook – Judges & Presenters – Action needed

A note to club Competition Secretaries

It would be very useful to judges if you could include with your entries an Excel or Word file with the table of titles and scores as well as/instead of a printed list which the judge then has to photocopy/scan.  Seeing as this is produced as a table in any case, it would be easy to include this on the USB stick, or email in the case of prints.

Ed Cloutman

WPF Judges and Presenters Secretary.

The Photography Show

Tickets are now on sale for the Photography Show at the NEC in March. Click here for details.


Pyle & Porthcawl has moved…

Due to the closure of the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel, Pyle & Porthcawl PS has moved to a new venue at:

North Cornelly Community Centre, 30 Heol Las, North Cornelly, Bridgend CF33 4AS.

Meeting dates and times remain unchanged.

WPF Memorial Trophies Day

A series of three competitions will held on Saturday 14th January, comprising of the following:

The Walter Morgan Memorial Trophy for Monochrome Prints

The Gwyn Morgan Memorial Trophy for Digitally Projected Images

The WPF Memorial Trophy for Colour Prints

The competitions will be held at Newtown Llantwit Community Centre, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd CF38 2NA.

Entry Deadline - Images must be delivered to the WPF CELO by Friday 23rd December, together with entry form and entry fee.

Full details can be found in the documents below.

Conditions of entry     WORD      PDF

Entry From     WORD     PDF

All WPF clubs are invited to enter.

GB Cup open for entries

The annual GB Cup is now open for entry. Deadline is 15th January, 2017.

Full details in the latest edition of PAGB E-News and on the PAGB Website.

Nick’s New ‘Talktorial’

Nick Jenkins has put together a talk on landscape photography, as a ‘talktorial’ as he puts it. This is an evening of an analysis of landscape photography actively inviting discussion on the construction of what makes a good landscape composition .

The talk has already been given to Western Valley Camera Club, and a booking has been agreed with Cardiff Camera Club for 2017.

If this would be of interest to your Club or Society, then get in touch with Nick on Nick@freespiritimages.com

Pair of Aces Competitions 2017

The Pair of Aces Competition (print & digital) will take place on Sunday 19th February. 2017. The winning club and the runners-up will be invited to represent the WPF at the PAGB Inter Federation Competitions in 2017.

It’ll be an all day event held at Maes y Haf Community Hall, Trealaw, Rhondda. Full details coming soon.

The Memorial Trophies 2017

The venue will be Newtown Llantwit Community Centre, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd CF38 2NA and the date will be Saturday 14th January 2017. All details and conditions of entry will be published by 8th October.

Please note, the WPF executive have decided to move the Walter Morgan Trophy and the Glyn Morgan Trophy away from the Welsh Salon next year and into the Memorial Trophy. The was unease and discontent over the way that the selections were made and displayed in the last Salon so it was agreed to try a different approach.

Henceforward there will be 3 separate competitions held on the same day. The Walter Morgan Trophy for Mono Prints, The Glyn Morgan Trophy for Digitally Projected Images and Thw WPF Memorial Trophy for Colour Prints. They will all be judged on the same day.