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2019 Memorial Trophies – Results

Hi Folks, An enjoyable day of Memorial Competitions was held on Sunday 20th January, attended by 60+ people. The Judge Martin Fry FRPS APAGB EFIAP/g AV-EFIAP BPE did a magnificent job of commentating on the work entered by the 17 Clubs; he laid out his stall at the start that he was looking for the story, he […] […]

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 […] […]

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 […] […]

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 […] […]

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. […] […]

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 […] […]

New WPF Competition Rules Proposed

This message from Roy Thomas…. This is intended for the Secretaries & Competition Secretaries of WPF Camera Clubs – because personnel change regularly I would be grateful if you could pass this to the correct person and by return inform me of any changes – thanks! Last year’s Pair of Aces was quite poorly attended we also […] […]

Gary’s MPSA….

Gary Shinner, EPSA, BPSA has gained the new distinction of MPSA, on achieving 1,500 acceptances in PSA-recognised exhibitions this was clarified and approved in the last two weeks. MPSA = Master of the Photographic Society of America, this is ROPA Recognition of Photographic Achievement award. Gary has now gained nine qualifications in his photography after getting his […] […]

New talks and New Email from Chris Warren

Chris Warren has a new email address of chris@chriswarrenimages.co.uk and also has a new selection of Presentations: The World of Long Exposure and the Twilight Zone A Photo Quiz, for all. Look before you enter – Competitions Novices, and a reminder for others Shooting for a theme – Trees A presentation fee, plus travel is charged. See our presenters page for […] […]

Congratulations to Sue Ashford ARPS

We are also pleased to annouce that Sue Ashford of Swansea CC recently became an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). Our congratulations go to her. […]

Grand Master Ian

The Photographic Society of America has a series of honours for photographic achievement and Ian Ledgard of Towy Valley has just been awarded the honour GMPSA (Grand Master). The qualification is for achieving 3000 acceptances in PSA recognised exhibitions. We believe Ian is the first person in Wales to receive this honour. Well done Ian, that’s […] […]