October 2018
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Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition

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.

The Stanley Chell Competition

This year it will be held at St Fagans Church Hall, Windsor Street, Trecynon, Aberdare, CF44 8LL on Saturday November 24th, 2018 commencing at 1pm.

The 2019 WPF Carmarthen Conference

By popular request here is the advance date for the 2019 Carmarthen Conference so you can add it to your calendars, planners or/diaries

The event will take place on the weekend of Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September, 2019.

The Bank holiday is on the previous Monday 26th August.

RPS Event – Martin Parr in Saundersfoot

We have received this from Dave Paskin….

Would you be so good as to inform your club members that the RPS will be holding a day with “World famous Photographer Martin Parr” in Saundersfoot Hall on 30th March, 2019. He will be showing some photos of Tenby that he takes whilst living in his holiday home there .

If any members book before the 1st December they will get an early bird price of £5 discount.

Click here for full details.

Hope to see a lot of members there.

Best Regards

David Paskin  (R.P.S  RO South Wales Region)

Forthcoming RPS Events

To find out about forthcoming RPS (South Wales Region) events (featuring Mari Owen, Margaret Salisbury and Martin Parr, please click here.

2018 Celtic Challenge Results

Here are the results from the 2018 Celtic Challenge.

Region MONO COLOUR PDI Total Rank
Northern Ireland Photographic Association 185 184 178 547 1st Place
Irish Photographic Federation 178 186 172 536 2nd Place
Scottish Photographic Federation 176 179 174 529 3rd Place
Welsh Photographic Federation 171 176 174 521 4th Place
North Wales Photographic Association 173 170 165 508 5th Place
Isle of Man 157 170 166 493 6th Place

Full PDI Results

Full Colour Results

Full Mono Results


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 assit them.

Ian Ledgard, GMPSA
PSA Membership Director Wales

‘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 resulted in a self-inspired challenge to prove himself wrong.

The roving exhibition starts with Tonypandy Library on the 5th November (with the official opening at 5.30 pm on the 6th by local councillor Gareth Hughes). It then moves to Treorchy Library on the 26th November. It will be on display for at least 2 weeks at each of these venues.

It then moves to Porth Library from the 7th January and Ferndale Library on the 28th January.

Fifty portraits will be on display at Tonypandy and Treorchy but the available space dictates that number be reduced for Porth and Ferndale.

2019 Memorial Trophies

Hi Folks,

The Season has started at most of your Clubs so it’s time to look forward to the first WPF organised event of 2019 for you to test your mettle against our other Clubs in a simple straightforward series of challenges: –

1. Past Presidents’ Trophy for four Colour Prints.
2. Gwyn Morgan Trophy for a set of four Mono Prints.
3. Walter Morgan Trophy for four PDIs

The Event will take place on Sunday 20th January 2019 and the closing date is Saturday 15th December 2018. The competition will take place at the Briton Ferry Community Centre, Shelone Road, Briton Ferry, Neath, SA11 2NS at 10.00 am, to finish by 4.00 pm latest. We will provide tea and coffee throughout the day but would have to ask you to bring your own food or obtain it from the local Tesco Express.

The entry fee is only a simple £10 per Club to cover venue and Judge’s expenses. Clubs do not need to enter for all Trophies.

Prior to the closing date in December I would be grateful if you could advise your intention to enter, so that we can better plan the day and then Email your PDIs direct to me as below – (No PDI copies of the prints required) and then post or deliver your prints to me at: – 52, Ffrwd Vale, Neath, SA10 7EN – (Just ring me on my mobile before you set out so that I can make sure I am home to meet you.)

Looking forward to seeing you all there for a feast of Photography!!

Any queries contact me as below – I attach for your information the renewed simplified rules for the event.

Roy Thomas

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 normal meeting, the Hall at Cwmgors would be viable. There is storage now in the form of a double cupboard, and the cost is fairly low at £10 per evening.

The only thing, if possible, is they keep the same name as a link to the village and surroundings and because we had grants under that title which may make it easier for any future applications. I do not mind stepping aside as Secretary, although it would be nice to be involved as an ordinary member with a new scheme, if permitted. There is a limited time I can offer this chance as I am about to cancel our use of the Hall and it is a prime evening which many other organisations are interested in taking over. Keeping hold of the Hall is essential, as opposed to one of the Committee Rooms, which although cheaper at £5 per evening, they are not suitable in size for hosting competitions.

Contact Jackie as soon as possible if you are interested.