December 2017
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Update on Jan Cawley

At 11.00pm on Friday night I called the ambulance because Jan became very ill quite quickly. The paramedics were wonderful and found she was running a very high temperature and fever. They took her to the Heath hospital where intravenously they reduced her temperature. She was eventually moved to the nephrology transplant unit where she had […] […]

The WPF Welcomes Afan Nedd

The brainwave of Haydn Thomas EFIAP DPAGB and Cliff Emery AFIAP the current WPF President, Afan Nedd is a brand new Camera Club. They are based in Port Talbot at the Tyn Y Twr Tavern, St Illtyd’s Cl, Baglan, Port Talbot SA12 8AU and meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. For their […] […]


For a report on the 2017 WPF AGM please click here. […]

Nick is the Fall Guy

Congratulations to Nick Jenkins of at Freespirit Images and Gwynfa Camera Club who has just had a 4 page article in Cameracraft, a quarterly advert free photography magazine. We shall henceforward refer to him as the Fall Guy. […]

Allan is on the Cover

After gaining him his Fellowship award from the Disabled Photographers Society, the amazing paint sculptures of former Gwynfa Chairman Allan Squires now appear on the Front cover of the Winter Edition of their magazine. He also has an article inside. Well done to him. […]

Jennifer features in Care Calendar

Jennifer Harries of Llanelli Photographic Society has had a picture selected for the Care & Repair Wales Calendar 2017. Her photo features in March and is of Dinefwr Wood, Llandeilo. The calendar is currently on sale for a very worthwhile cause and for just £5 each. Copies be purchased here and from local Care & Repair […] […]

A Scam Warning

I like a few of you have been receiving requests for funds from our club accounts to be sent to an unknown site. They are rather amateurish and are unlikely to succeed but we thought it worth warning you. Be careful as these scams are getting more and more often. This like a lot of other […] […]

Kevin on You Tube

President of Gwynfa Camera Club and past-President of the WPF, Kevin Thomas features in a You Tube video about the making of the RWAS Charity Calendar 2017. You can see it here. […]

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: Persons nominated […] […]

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 […] […]

AWPF Results, 6th November 2016

A huge thank you goes out to all of this year’s judges Nick Jenkins (Chairman), Margaret Collis, Jenny Hibbert, David Lingham and Brian Coleman who were all greatly impressed by the fantastic standard of work presented for assessment this year. Once again the work presented at Talbot Green Community Centre was amazing, which resulted in an […] […]

In Loving Memory of Jan Williams

It is with deep sadness that Western Valley Camera Club announces the passing of Jan Williams, one of our long standing members and a friend to all. Jan was indeed the backbone of our club and was dedicated to her role as our secretary, a dedication that she carried forward into her position with the […] […]

Monochrome Talk in 2018?

This from Gareth Martin at Cymru Mono. If anyone fancies doing a Monochrome print or Digital talk or even a demonstration that hasn’t been to Cymru Mono in the last 12 months and I haven’t already booked you for the 2016/17/18 programme, please email me at cortez34@virginmedia.com. This is for 2018 so you have plenty of […] […]

Oakdale becomes Sirhowy Valley PC

Oakdale PS has now changed its name to Sirhowy Valley Photography Club. […]

Amman Valley club activities on hold

We’ve received this sad news from Jackie Domingo at Amman Valley. It is with great regret I have to announce that the Amman Valley Camera Club have suspended all Club activities for the remainder of this Season as from 13th January 2016. We dramatically lost most of our Membership and do not feel we can advertise […] […]