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Award for Port Talbot Salon

News from Ed Cloutman the FIAP Liaison Officer for the WPF

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Darren Boxer and his team have been awarded the FIAP Bronze Plaquette for carrying out efficiently five Port Talbot International Salons of Photography.  Congratulations to you and your team Darren, and how good this is for Welsh photography.

Lampeter Booking Forms now available

Photographic Feast at Lampeter – Booking Forms now available

If you’ve never been to the WPF Photographic Weekend at Lampeter you’re missing out!

The event will take place at the Lampeter University Campus over the weekend of 2nd/3rd September 2017 at a fully inclusive cost of £115.  What are you waiting for?

Booking forms are now available at the WPF website on the WPF Photographic Weekend 2017 page.

The booking form includes much more detail on the event and the speakers attending.

Fred Davies

WPF Conventions Officer


We have received this from Daphne Hanson DPAGB APAGB, the PAGB Awards Secretary via Jan Cawley.

If you are interested in trying for CPAGB, DPAGB or MPAGB awards, please note the following.

November 2017 PAGB Adjudications are now fully booked.

April 2018 PAGB Adjudication – The books are open and it will be hosted by the L&CPU on Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April 2018.  Book now as spaces will fill up fast!

Barrian Cup Club Comp 10th June 2017

Entries are starting to come in. The closing date is Sunday 14th of May 2017.

For delivery/collection of prints please contact Dave on 02920 512703 or Mike on 07855 309667.

Prints can be delivered to the Cymru Mono Competition on Saturday 13th of May. Download entry forms below or at barrycameraclub.co.uk

The Barrian Cup Club Competition 2017 is for the best panel of 5 prints & the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for the best individual Landscape or Seascape print in the competition at the St. Francis Millennium Hall, Porth y Castell, Barry, CF62 6NX on Saturday 10th June, 2017 commencing at 2.00pm.

Entry Form


AFIAP Distinction

if anyone has been sent an application form by Mike Lewis for an AFIAP distinction, would they please contact me on afiap@thewpf,.co.uk so that I can give them a starter pack and answer any queries they may have.

Ed Cloutman

WPF FIAP Liaison Officer

Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition

Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition at Princess Gwenllian Centre, Hillfield Villas, Station Road, Kidwelly, SA17 4UL.

Saturday 20th May 10.00AM –  6.00PM

Sunday 21st May 10.00AM –  5.00PM

All photographs for sale and studio facilities available for family photographs.

Entry £1.50 including tea and biscuits. Free entry for children.

A warm welcome to all.

News about the Neath UK Salon 2017

We have now secured Selectors and a date for our postponed selection weekend.  The new date is 3rd and 4th June 2017.

After some considerable phoning around we now have our Selectors confirmed as :-


Leigh Woolford DPAGB, EFIAP AWPF

Harry Gardiner AWPF

Thanks to Peter for honouring his commitment to our Salon and a big thanks to Leigh and Harry for stepping in at short notice.

Thanks also to Denice for all the calls to secure a new date and Selectors.

Colin Kelly

Barrian Cup Club Comp 10th June 2017

The Barrian Cup Club Competition 2017 is for the best panel of 5 prints & the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for the best individual Landscape or Seascape print in the competition.

It takes place at the St. Francis Millennium Hall, Porth y Castell, Barry, CF62 6NX on Saturday 10th June, 2017 commencing at 2.00pm.

2017 Welsh Salon Results

Here are the results of the 2017 Welsh Salon of Photography.


Full List of Acceptances in Club Order

Congratulations to everyone who achieved an acceptance and to all those who gained an award.

If you were unsuccessful this time, don’t be deterred, try again next year…

If you notice any errors in the results, please report them to Cliff Emery, Salon Chairman.

Rosemary Crahart

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Rosemary Crahart of Swansea and Llanelli Camera Club passed away on Sunday, April 30th.

Rosemary was the Convention Officer on the WPF Executive and, as a Welsh speaker, was a great liaison officer with Lampeter.

Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

Funeral arrangements:- Wednesday 10th of May at Llanelli Crematorium at 11am. No Flowers. No Black. Donations (which can be given to Tim and Stuart) will go to charities nominated by Rosemary.

Diffusion Photography Festival

The Diffusion Photography Festival is taking place in Cardiff throughout May.

Full details on their website.

Only Mono Battle

This information from Gareth Martin:-

We have 41 clubs taking part in the Only Mono Battle on May 13th. Start time 12.45. Doors open 12.00. Directions have been sent to all the clubs taking part. The venue is the St Pauls Centre in Port Talbot.

The Cinnamon Kitchen have sponsored the event by paying for the two wonderful trophies that Imants Grindulis has made for us.

Vale Exhibition in the Senedd


The Vale Photographic Club is proud to announce that an exhibition of work from members entitled “Taken in the Vale” opens at the Senedd Oriel, Cardiff Bay on Sunday 23rd April and runs until May 19th 2017.

As the title suggests, the brief was that all pictures were to be taken in the Vale.  Our members managed to achieve that and still present a variety of styles and genres.  Twenty nine individual members are representing the club in this exhibition which is a tribute to the breadth and diversity of our members’ photography.

The event is sponsored by Andrew R T Davies AM


David Bailey – Wildlife Wanderer in Aberystwyth

Wildlife photographer David Bailey will be giving his talk ‘Wildlife Wanderer’ in the National library of Wales, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BU on Saturday 6th May - 2.00 p.m.

For full details, click on the photo below and when it goes to a different page, click on the photo again for the large version..