March 2019
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RPS Event – Martin Parr in Saundersfoot BOOK NOW

We have received this from Dave Paskin….

A Day with Magnum Photographer Martin Parr Hon FRPS – Sat. 30th March 2019 – 10am-4pm – Saundersfoot Regency Hall, King George V Playing Fields, Milford Street, Saundersfoot, SA69 9NG.

Martin Parr is a world-renowned documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. His major projects have been rural communities (1975–82), The Last Resort (1983–85), The Cost of Living (1987–89), Small World (1987–94) and Common Sense (1995–99). Since 1994, Martin has been a member of Magnum Photos. He has had 40 solo photobooks published and has featured in 80 exhibitions worldwide. The Martin Parr Foundation, founded in 2014, opened premises in his hometown of Bristol in 2017. It houses his own archive, his collection of British and Irish photography by other photographers, and a gallery.

Booking for this event closes on Tuesday 26 March so book now to avoid disappointment.

Click here for full details.

Hope to see a lot of members there.

Best Regards

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

2019 Ace of Prints Competition

The Ace of Prints competition will take place on the weekend of 6th/7th July, 2019.

Please note, the actual day is yet to be decided as it will depend on which venue is chosen.

The closing date will be Sunday 16th June 2019.

Each Club will need 12 prints for the first round and 15 prints for the final so with 4 workers is enough for a Club to enter.

A copy of the rules can be seen here.

Any queries, please contact Roy Thomas.

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit – Advice at the NEC

Are you planning on attempting to obtain a CPAGB, DPAGB or MPAGB? You may wish to get some advice….

Michael Jones QPSA

A third member of New Quay CC has started off 2019 in style by gaining his QPSA from the Photographic Society of America.  Congratulations Michael Jones whose wife also received this award in 2018.

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 was looking for the picture quality to be of the highest standard with appropriate tones and shades to maintain the viewers interest. This he did assiduously throughout also adding a touch of humour and evidence of his experience in photography. Well Done Martin and thanks for travelling down to see us.

Of the three competitions it was almost a clean sweep for Inn Focus Group with two first places and a joint first place with Bridgend CC in the Colour Prints.

Summary Results are: –

Past President’ Trophy for 4 Colour Prints
1. Bridgend & District CC – Joint First 74 Points
1. Inn Focus Group – Joint First 74 Points
3. Gwynfa CC – Third 73 Points

Full scores here.

Walter Morgan Trophy for 4 PDIs
1. Inn Focus Group – First 75 Points
2. Western Valley CC – Second 71 Points
3. Afan Need – Third 70 Points

Results here. Individual Scores here.

Gwyn Morgan Trophy for 4 Mono Prints
1. Inn Focus Group – First
2. Abergavenny CC – Second
3. Swansea PS – Third

This final Trophy was for a SET of 4 Mono Prints – 3 panels were placed on the stand and the Judge set aside the weakest in his opinion with a new set taking it’s place on the stand. Again the weakest was set aside – but with two set aside the Judge then decided which one should be put back in the box.

Roy Thomas

2019 Cheltenham Salon Open for Entries

The 2019 Cheltenham Salon is now open for entries. The entry deadline is Monday 1 April 2019. Judging takes place 12-14 April 2019. There are 141 Awards, 4 Patronages and 5 projected digital image classes.

For instructions and on-line entry, visit their website.

Barrian Cup 2019

The Barrian Cup will take place on Saturday 8th June, 2019 and will be judged by Peter Gennard, MFIAP, EFIAP/Platinum.

As usual, it will be held at St Francis Millennium Centre, Park Road, Barry, CF62 6NX, starting 2pm.

The entry deadline is 18th May, 2019.

All Club Secretaries have been emailed with details and entry forms. If you haven’t received them, please contact Roy Carr.

Gary Jenkins

We’ve received sad news from Dave Lewis at Tenby & District Camera Club:

I have the sad duty to announce the passing of our good friend and esteemed photographer Gary Jenkins.

Gary was one of Tenby’s best, he specialised in photographing the most difficult of subjects. He loved taking dragonflies but also took general wildlife and astro-photography. The images he produced were of an excellent quality whatever the subject and gained many 20’s for our club at external competitions over the years. He recently gained his EFIAP and DPAGB at Pontefract.

He was very knowledgeable on post processing and gave several talks to our club on Lightroom and Photoshop. He almost single handed ran our Summer School last year as well as being a valued committee member, our Secretary and Webmaster.

Gary bravely fought his illness over the last few months, but after several operations unfortunately, died on Saturday morning, 26th January.

Neath Photographic Salon 2019

Neath and District PS are again running their popular National Photographic Salon which will open for entries on 01st February 2019 with a closing date of the 21st April 2019.

The salon which is approved by British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE) and also has PAGB Patronage will have four sections. Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature and Creative. The Selectors for the event will be Brian Coleman AFIAP, AWPF, FWPF, Leo Rich ARPS, DPAGB, Hon PAGB, EFIAPg,BPE3* and Brian Swinyard MA (Photography), ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAPb, PSA, BPE3* Minst.M.Mifl

Entry fees for the salon will be £10 for the first section and £2 for each additional section with PAGB and NDPS gold, silver and bronze medals, ribbons and certificates, plus an overall trophy being awarded.

Entries can be made through the club website.

PAGB Handbook Updates

It is time to update the PAGB Handbook, which is updated every two years.

1. Please check your entry in the 2018/19 PAGB Handbook to make sure that your details are correct in both the Judges and the Lecturers Sections.
2. Please notify me if you wish to be removed or included in either of the sections.
3. Please be aware that there is a charge payable to the PAGB through me of £20 if you charge a fee for Lectures/Presentations and wish to appear in the Handbook.

Please note the following:
a. The PAGB Handbook includes contact information about the members of its Executive, the members of Federation Executives, and those volunteering their services as judges or lecturers. The Handbook also includes an archive record of the names of those awarded honours by the PAGB and FIAP.
b. The Handbook is circulated to Member Federations, to Affiliated Clubs, and to those whose contact details are included.
c. The Handbook is provided to those advertising within it, but only as a business record.
d. The contact details of PAGB officials allocated to provide particular services may be published generally.

Please reply to me at ASAP so that I can update the records.

Ed Cloutman,
WPF Judges and Presenters Secretary,
January 2019.

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 a difficult, and time-consuming task and will tax the skills of any photographer, such is the high standard required, well done to everyone accepted.

Name Club Panel
William Anthony Cooper AWPF Kingswood  P.S Cornhill Prison
Glenn Porter AWPF Barry C.C. Windsurfing
John Tidy AWPF Caerphilly C.C. People of Bangkok’s Khlong Toei Slum
Frank Barber AWPF Beaumaris C.C. Life in Asia
John Dudley AWPF Bridgend C.C. Under
Tony Davies AWPF Conwy C.C. Track Cycling
Margaret Barber AWPF Beaumaris C.C. Women & Children of Rajasthan
Heidi Stewart AWPF Gwynfa Land & Water
Jayne Libby AWPF Cymru Mono Water
Julie Morgan AWPF Abergavenny C.C. At The Jazz Club
Gary Welsby AWPF Gwynfa British Butterflies
Annette O’Connell AWPF Newport & Caerphilly C.C. Birds Of Prey
John Campbell AWPF Morriston C.C. Tracks Through the London Underground
Derrick Mulford AWPF Rhondda C.C. Candidly Ragged
Duncan Steward Norton Radstock Shepton Mallet Prison

We are very grateful to the Five judges, who gave their time, effort and experience to ensure the standard of the award was maintained. Thank you all. They were:

1. Allen Lloyd, (Chairman) ARPS. AWPF.
2. Paul Richards ARPS. AWPF. DPAGB.
3. Brian Coleman FWPS Hon. AWPF. AFIAP.
4. Leigh Woolford FWPF Hon. DPAGB. AWPF. EFIAP. BPE3*
5. Pete McCloskey FRPS. APAGB.

The day was made possible because of the help given by many dedicated people and I would like to thank them all

Our commiserations to those applicants who were not successful this time. The standard was very high this year and those candidates, all of which were so close to gaining the award, are recommended to address the constructive comments made by the judges and apply again next year.

David Lewis
AWPF Distinctions Secretary

2019 Arena Seminar

Friday 8th to 10th March 2019 at the Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF

Arena has announced details of their 2019 seminar. The Seminar has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar and brings together a first-class group of speakers and photography enthusiasts for a weekend of lectures, discussion and the opportunity to share inspirational photography.

This year they have another excellent line-up of speakers: Janey Devine, Jeremy Walker, Jon Tonks, Hongbo Chen, Chris Roche and Vanessa Winship.

In addition to the lectures we will be running the hugely popular ‘Print Walk’ where guests can show their work to other delegates. The seminar will also feature the well-received ‘Arena Print Raffle’.

Full details of the 2019 Arena Seminar can be found here.

2019 Bridgend 5 to 8 Competition

Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition.

The 2019 5 to 8 Competition for digital Photo Harmony audio visuals is open for entries from 23rd November 2018 until 18th February 2019. Entries can be made online or by post.

This years judges are:


Judging takes place on Monday 18th March at Bridgend’s usual venue and all are welcome.

Full details, rules and entry forms are available on Bridgend CC website.

Results from the 2018 Stanley Chell – It’s Inn Focus

Aberdare CC thanks all those who took part in this years Stanley Chell 2018. Congratulations to all the winners and all all those who entered.

Stanley Chell Winners – Inn Focus

Hans Hoyer Trophy for best Monochrome – “Safe Hands” – Ian Munro of Inn Focus

Glyn John Trophy – Best Colour Print – “In The Palm of My Hand” – Phil Morgan of Inn Focus

Glan and Mair Trophy – Best Landscape – “First Light at Llandwyn Island” – Heidi Stewart of Gwynfa.

Doris Shell Memorial Trophy – “Did It Escape” – Charlie Kidd of Tenby.

Congratulations to everyone.

The full results Can be seen here.

CPAGB for Chris Tidman

This from Gwynfa Camera Club:-

Congratulations to Chris Tidman of Gwynfa CC who has just achieved her CPAGB distinction.

Chris also recently got her EFIAP so it’s been a good couple of months for her.

Well done Chris!


Three Afan Nedd Members Achieve PAGB Distictions

This from Gareth Martin…

Three Afan Nedd members have gained PAGB distictions:-

Jayne Libby DPAGB
Heather Digweed CPAGB
Gerald Henry CPAGB

Heather and Gerald are also members of Bridgend.

Jayne has achieved AFIAP, AWPF and DPAGB in one month so I’m wondering what’s she doing in December.

Congratulations to all three.