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Gwynfa Summer Exhibition

Gwynfa Camera Club are holding a Summer Exhibition from the 26th June to the 5th July.

The venue is Garth Olwg Lifelong Learning Centre, St. Illtyd Rd, Church Village, CF38 1RQ. We are exhibiting 44 prints and 120 PDIs from entries made to club competitions between September 2017 and June 2018. All members who entered work are represented in the exhibition.

Opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 9am to 9.30pm. Friday 9am to 7.30pm. Closed weekends.

PAGB Inter-Federation Results

Here are the results of the 2018 PAGB Inter-Federation Competition.

Colour & Mono Print Results                            Nature & Open PDI results

Colour Print Individual Scores                         Mono Print Individual Scores

Nature PDI Individual Scores                           Open PDI Individual Scores

Congratulations to the following Award winners:-

Ron Lines CPAGB BPE3* AFIAP AWPF, Western Valley CC, for his Open PDI “The Boathouse” Which earned a PAGB Ribbon.

Gillian Mackay AWPF CPAGB EFIA BPE3*, Tenby & District CC for her Mono Print “Oh Dear” which also won a PAGB Ribbon.

Apologies to Dave Edwards from Neath & District PS who scored a zero for his stallions in the Camargue. It was mistakenly entered in the Nature section – Sorry David!

Welsh Salon Exhibition Now Open

The 2018 Welsh Salon Exhibition is now open at the Volcano theatre, High Street, Swansea. It runs until until Friday 29th June. The exhibition is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4:30pm. Venue website here.

Car Parking: High Street Car park,

Trains: the theatre is also a few minutes walk from Swansea Railway Station.

Thanks to Steve Littlewood for the photos.

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 brake.

If there are a lot of pictures to be judged, or you are informed that the presentation is long, then please keep the tea brake short.

This is in response to several complaints from judges and presenters.

Ed Cloutman (WPF Judges and Presenters Secretary).

Time to Book for the WPF Carmarthen Conference

This year’s conference will take place between Friday 24th  and  Sunday 26th August 2018

Don’t miss out on a great Photographic weekend – Book today!

To see what’s on and how much it will cost go here.

For more information on the event View/Download:

Poster for the 2018 Conference

2018 Conference Booking Form

2018 Conference Brochure (Online version)

2018 Conference Brochure (Printable version)

Or contact David D Jones by email or telephone 07952 184004

Ten Tips for Competition Shots

Andy Beel FRPS in his latest blog gives 10 Hot Hints to add impact to club competition photographs.

“If you have ever driven away from your club after a competition thinking “the judge tonight was a complete buffoon” then here are a few hot hints to help you improve your chances of winning. Photography is about the art and craft of communication, you are the viewer’s eyes. You have made a deliberate choice of the subject matter add the presentation to be judged. You are in control of the process from beginning to end, so “begin with the end in mind” to quote Dr Stephen Covey. What do the best pictures in the style or genre look like? Be aware of what good looks like.”

You can read the rest of Andy’s Blog here.

Barrian Cup Won by Inn Focus

The Barrian Cup was won by The Inn Focus Group (95 points) with Tenby second (92 points) and Gwynfa third (88 points).

Angela De Roy Jones of Gwent won the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for Best Landscape/Seascape with Deganwy Winter Walk and Coltrane Koh won the inaugural Mike Lewis Trophy for the Best Print in Competition with Settle Down.

The award winning photos can be seen below together with judge John Tilsley presenting Tom Dee from Inn Focus with the Barrian Cup and Jay, Mike’s daughter, presenting the Mike Lewis Trophy which was accepted on Angela’s behalf by Tom as no one from Gwent Photographic Society was present.

The full score sheet can be seen here.

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 other to join this worldwide organisation.

Those who enter International Salons should be aware that PSA offers awards for photographic achievement based upon acceptances gained. From the autumn onward I will be available to give detailed presentations to clubs within Wales or to meet with individuals who may be considering joining PSA.

Please contact me on ot by telephone on 01558 823953.