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AWPF Assessments 2018

On the 4th November 2018, the AWPF assessment day was held, there were 23 applications, 21 print submissions and 2 digital submissions. 13 print panels and 2 digital panels were accepted and those photographers were awarded the distinction of AWPF and added to the WPF roll of honour. Congratulations to them all! Achieving an AWPF is […] […]

2019 Arena Seminar

Friday 8th to 10th March 2019 at the Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF Arena has announced details of their 2019 seminar. The Seminar has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar and brings together a first-class group of speakers and photography enthusiasts for a weekend of lectures, discussion […] […]

Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition

[ November 17, 2018; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. November 18, 2018; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] The Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition will be held on Saturday the 17th November from 10.00 till 6.00pm and Sunday 18th November from 10.00 till 5.00pm. The Exhibition will be held in the New Events Room at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Hillfield Villas, Kidwelly. SA17 4UE. […]

Forthcoming RPS Events

To find out about forthcoming RPS (South Wales Region) events (featuring Mari Owen, Margaret Salisbury and Martin Parr, please click here. [Show picture list] jQuery(‘#ngg-slideshow-24761-17527382560-image-list’).hide().removeClass(‘ngg-slideshow-nojs’); jQuery(function($) { jQuery(‘#ngg-slideshow-24761-17527382560’).nggShowSlideshow({ id: ‘24761’, fx: ‘fade’, width: 600, height: 400, domain: ‘http://thewpf.co.uk/’, timeout: 5000 }); }); […]

Congratulations to Margaret Jones

Congratulations are in order for Margaret Jones of New Quay Camera Club who has just gained the QPSA honour from the Photographic Society of America. Margaret is the second New Quay member to achieve this award this year. If any other photographers are interested in trying for PSA honours then I will be very pleased to […] […]

‘The People of the Rhondda’ Exhibition

Tony Smith of Phoenix (Rhondda) Camera Club has a forthcoming roving exhibition entitled ‘The People of the Rhondda’. The exhibition includes snapshot photos of people from all walks of life living, working or coming from the Rhondda. The idea for the project came about when he once said the words ‘I hate doing portraits’. This […] […]

Amman Valley Camera Club

We’ve received this message from Jackie Domingo…. I still cannot get enough people to restart and regularly attend the Amman Valley Camera Club but have a suggestion that if there is a break-away group from one or an assortment of other clubs looking for premises to run a photographic venture on a different night to their […] […]

PSA Success For Angela

Angela Bonner a member of Hay on Wye Camera club has just achieved her first Recognition of Photographic Achievement from the Photographic Society of America, gaining first stars in both colour and monochrome divisions. Well done Angela. I am aware that a number of other WPF members are embarking on this route to recognition as well […] […]

Pioneers of Welsh Pop Exhibition

Tony Charles’ (a member of Cardiff Camera Club) ‘Pioneers of Welsh Pop’ exhibition is moving to North Wales taking it into the heart of the Welsh speaking community as a Welsh project. Tony’s Cardiff exhibition closed on 20th August but the north Wales exhibition is open from 7th October to 24th December at the Oriel Plas […] […]

Congratulations to Colin Price

Congratulations to Colin Price of New Quay CC on achieving the QPSA award for photographic achievment from the Photographic Society of America. This was gained with a mixture of colour and mono acceptances in PSA recognised salons. QPSA is followed by PPSA which is now his next target. Well done Colin. I hope that other international exhibitors […] […]

A Message From Margaret Salisbury

We’ve received some information from our favourite ‘dragon’, Margaret Salisbury. She’s asked us to pass it on to all Club Secretaries and Programme Secretaries. Margaret says:- It’s time for a change so I’m putting out a new talk in the new year to be called “The Dragon’s Journey“ which I will hope to give to clubs […] […]

Want to know about the PSA?

Ian Ledgard writes in his new position as Photographic Society of America Membership Director for Wales. I see from the catalogues from many Salons that there are a good number of Welsh entrants who are achieving success with both acceptances and awards and yet only a tiny handful have sought to seek recognition of their achievements […] […]

Welsh Salon Exhibition

The 2018 Welsh Salon Exhibition has now closed. It ran throughout June 2018. Thanks to Steve Littlewood of Gwynfa for these photographs to remind us of the opening day. [Show picture list] […] […]

Ian can help you with PSA accreditation

Ian Ledgard of Towy Valley CC writes I have recently been appointed to a volunteer role within the Photographic Society of America as Country Membership Director for Wales. I have been a member since 2005 but there are only a handful of PSA members in Wales. My task will be to support existing members and encourage […] […]

A gentle reminder to all clubs

When you invite a judge or a presenter to your club please:- Keep club business short – i.e. not longer than 5 minutes. If you have a lot of club business then please attend to it during the tea break. Please ensure that guest speakers get the full amount of time as they will have prepared their […] […]

The WPF in 1958 Amateur Photographer

Thanks to Johnnie Rogers who spotted this article from 5th March 1958 whilst browsing through some old ‘Amateur Photographer’ magazines. It seems feedback from clubs in Wales had waned and Amateur Photographer hoped to revive interest in its weekly column. The WPF came into being in 1951 and was initially a Federation covering the whole of […] […]