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Cardiff Camera Club Exhibition

Cardiff Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members’ prints in the Futures Gallery  at The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, from Sunday 3rd September until Wednesday 27th September 2017. The Gallery is open Mon- Sun from 10.30 am. It closes promptly at 4.30 pm, so last admission is at 4.00 pm.

The Club meets every Thursday at 7.30pm at the Rumney Partnership Hub, Llanstephan Road, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 3JA. New members are always welcome.

Trostre Exhibition

Trostre Camera Club Annual Exhibition August 24 to 26 10am – 5:30pm in the St Elli Shopping Centre, Llanelli Town Centre.

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New members on the WPF Executive

At the AGM in March, we were not able to elect sufficient members to the Executive to bring it to its full complement.  Since then, I am delighted to announce that Howard Evans AWPF and Ron Lines AWPF have been co-opted onto the Executive.  Their contact details are on the contacts page.

I hope you will join with me in thanking them for working on behalf of all our member societies.

Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB – Vice President

Carmarthen Cameras Show & Competition

Carmarthen Cameras are holding their annual camera and optics show at the Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen, on 2nd September 2017 and will be sponsoring a grand ‘print competition’.

Subject: A day in the Countryside. Prize: £250 voucher to spend in-store or on show day. Winner to be announced  on show day. Closing date for entry 18th August 2017.

For further details of the competition please see this poster.

The National PDI Championships at Warwick

Inn Focus, Tenby & Gwynfa travelled to Warwick to represent the WPF at the PAGB National Print Championships on Saturday 15th July and it was a good day for the Welsh clubs.

The first two rounds of the competition consist of 16 PDI’s for each of the 38 competing clubs with images scored out of a maximum of 15. The total scores for each club over two rounds determines the eight clubs who compete in the Grand Final and the 30 clubs who contest the Plate Final.

At the end of round two Inn Focus had a total of 208, enough to qualify for the Grand Final with Tenby (189) and Gwynfa (187) going into the Plate Final.

In the Plate Final clubs need to select 8 images (with only four allowed from the previous rounds). After a high scoring final Tenby finished a creditable joint 12th on 102 points and Gwynfa achieved an excellent 3rd place on 108 points (from a possible 120) with only Tamworth (111) and Dumfries (112) ahead. Well done team Gwynfa. A great result for their travelling army.

In the Grand Final each club submits 20 images, 10 of which must not have been used in the previous rounds. After an excellent selection of images were projected to the large crowd present the winners turned out to be Smethwick PS with an incredible 282 points (from a maximum 300). In a competition where the highest score an individual image can achieve is 15, they averaged 14.1 per image. Wigan 10 were runners up on 277 and Arden PG third on 271. Inn Focus were a creditable 5th on 267 and will be automatically invited to the 2018 event.

There was futher Welsh success when it was announced that Phil Morgan of Inn Focus was awarded Judge’s Choice for his photograph European Dipper. Well done Phil. (The judges were Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5*, Gabriel O’Shaughnessy FIPF FRPS MFIAP and Richard Speir DPAGB APAGB BPE2*).

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Sad announcement from Western Valley Camera Club

It is with great sadness that Western Valley Camera Club announces the passing of one of their well-respected and much loved members Derek Terry.

Derek was an accomplished photographer achieving his AWPF and CPAGB accreditations along with many international successes.  He was a member of the WVCC executive committee for a number of years as our Exhibition Officer and he was invaluable in securing us four exhibitions every year throughout the area allowing us to promote not only the camera club but also the work of all its members.

Although we will undoubtedly miss him for all the practical things he did for our club, it is the loss of him as a great friend and supporter that we will miss the most

Derek’s funeral is to be held at Moriah Church, Risca on Wednesday the 19th of July at 12.15 followed by a short service at Croesyceiliog Crematorium Cwmbran.

I am sure that you would all join with us in offering our sincere condolences to his wife, children and all of Derek’s family and friends at this sad time.

Fotospeed Foto Fest 2017

Fotospeed are delighted to bring together 4 world-renowned photographers for a day of talks Sunday 10th September 2017 at the EDGE, University of Bath Following on from the success of 2016 Fotospeed are thrilled to host FotoFest 2017 at a new state of the art location. Not only will you have the opportunity to hear talks from 4 amazingly talented photographers, Martin Hartley, Paul Sanders, Ben Hall and Colin Prior.

You will also have access to the market place featuring industry leading brands and take advantage of some very special offers. The market place is open and free to anyone who wishes to visit with or without a ticket for the talks. This year we will be holding FotoFest in The Edge building at Bath University.  As the event is on a Sunday, parking is free and there is plenty of it. We are also including complementary tea and coffee for all those who attend the talks.

Full details here.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact one of the team. sales@fotospeed.com 01249 714 555

PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championships 2017 Warwick

On the 15th July, 2017 Inn Focus, Tenby and Gwynfa will be representing the WPF at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championships.

This is an extremely well organised event providing a showcase of the best work from the 38 qualifying clubs from across the UK. It’s held in the 550-seat tiered theatre within the Arts Centre complex of Warwick University. There are bar and catering facilities within the building and ample free car parking.

Admission is by prepaid ticket only at £10.00 each. You can download a ticket application here. Your club does not have to be taking part for you to attend.

Full details and ticket application form can be found on the PAGB website.

This is a brilliant day out and we guarantee you’ll see some amazing and inspirational photography.