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New talks and New Email from Chris Warren

Chris Warren has a new email address of chris@chriswarrenimages.co.uk and also has a new selection of Presentations:

The World of Long Exposure and the Twilight Zone

A Photo Quiz, for all.

Look before you enter – Competitions

Novices, and a reminder for others

Shooting for a theme – Trees

A presentation fee, plus travel is charged. See our presenters page for full details.

AWPF Workshop – Sunday 29th April

An excellent day was had by everyone with about 30 possible candidates attending each keen to gain as much information as possible on achieving the prestigious award of AWPF. Aside from the candidates most of the WPF executive committee were in attendance to advise and help with the many questions that were asked.

The day started with the President Mr Cliff Emery welcoming everyone. We then moved on to a competition hosted by Dave Condon, our Treasurer, called “spot the successful panel”. This was followed by Brian Coleman who gave an excellent and detailed presentation on what is needed to submit a successful panel.

In the final session individual candidates showed their panels to the experts for detailed critique.

The day ended at 4pm with the final count of 25 applications.

SO THE AWPF AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Thank you everyone for the massive support you all gave, to make the event such a success. Good luck to all the candidates on 4th November 2018 at the Assessment day.

David Lewis (WPF Distinctions Officer)

Graham Jones

Sad news from Des Daughton at Trostre CC..

It is with sadness and deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of our dear friend Graham Jones, Upper Tumble.

In his time a staunch member of the Trostre Camera Club who will be greatly missed not only for his photography but for his slant on different matters, his great advice and also for his wry sense of humour.

May he rest in peace.

Annual PAGB Inter Federation Competition

This Annual Competition between the 15 PAGB Federations has a closing date of 1st June and the Judging will take place in Kent on the 9th June. Information and tickets for the upcoming judging day can be found on the KCPA website. Continue reading Annual PAGB Inter Federation Competition

Congratulations to Sue Ashford ARPS

We are also pleased to annouce that Sue Ashford of Swansea CC recently became an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).

Our congratulations go to her.

Results from the 2018 Welsh Salon

Here are the full results from the 2018 Welsh Salon of Photography.

All Awards

Colour Prints

Mono Prints

PDI

Congratulations to everyone who gained an acceptance.

Call for Entries Aesthetica Art Prize 2018

Celebrating excellence in art from across the world, the Aesthetica Art Prize, hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazineaims to support innovative practice across a range of media. Providing a platform for artists to showcase their work to an international audience, the renowned Prize presents a fantastic opportunity to further artists’ involvement in the industry.

The Prize awards publication within the inspiring Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists anthology to a longlist of 100 artists, including winners from the Main Prize and Emerging Prize categories. In addition, other prizes include a £5,000 cash prize, invitation to showcase their work at the annual Art Prize exhibitioneditorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, art supply vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton, and a selection of art books courtesy of Prestel.

There are four categories for entry; Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; and Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions close 31 August 2018.

Salon Results Posted

Hi All

At last 2018 Welsh Salon results are out and all entrants should have received an email of their results. Apologies that due to a short spell in hospital they were delayed

Congratulations to all who had acceptances and awards. This year the standard was very high with many PDIs and prints scoring 12 or over. In most internationals 12 is enough for an acceptance, and sometimes 11 is the bench mark. In our salon all the PDIs that scored 12 and over were accepted. However, with the prints we had to have an in–out with those scoring 12 or we would have ended up with more than the number it is possible to exhibit (a maximum of 150 prints).

On the day I commented that it was a shame that some of those 12s that didn’t get selected were unlucky as some of them were really good. I was immediately corrected by the judging panel who said ALL those scoring 12 (whether accepted or not) were really good.

The salon exhibition will be held this year in the Volcano Theatre, High Street, Swansea in June. We’ll announce full details and the official opening date later.

It was a great weekend and I would like to thank all who helped out to make it so.

Again sorry for the unavoidable delay.

Cliff Emery (Salon Chairman)

Grand Master Ian

The Photographic Society of America has a series of honours for photographic achievement and Ian Ledgard of Towy Valley has just been awarded the honour GMPSA (Grand Master). The qualification is for achieving 3000 acceptances in PSA recognised exhibitions. We believe Ian is the first person in Wales to receive this honour.

Well done Ian, that’s an incredible effort.

Results of Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition 2018

This years 5 to 8 Competition for digital PhotoHarmony AV sequences was held on the 19th March and despite the snowy conditions the Judge Howard Bagshaw ARPS MPAGB, safely made it to Bridgend. This years competition attracted it’s largest ever entry with sequences from a number of countries.

After a short introduction the evening continued with the showing of sequences. A brief critique of the sequence then follows. At the end of an entertaining evening Howard had the unenviable task of picking the top sequences, his choice was:

Winner
Ian Bateman – Going Underground – Exmouth PG

Runner Up
Martin Addison – Finding Narnia – Worcestershire CC
Norman Horsham – Autumn – Mid Thames AV

Highly Commended
Martin Addison – Glassworks – Worcestershire CC
Martin Fry – Winter White – Cheltenham CC

Commended
Nellian Bekker – Impressions – South Africa
Bert Schmitz – Abandoned – Housatonic CC USA

Congratulations to all, in particular to Ian Bateman on his second successive win and to Martin Addison for his double success in this year competition.

Bridgend CC would like to thank Howard Bagshaw for all his hard work in judging the entries and for providing helpful and constructive criticism of every sequence. A big thank you must go to all who braved the wintery weather to support the evening.

Message to All Judges and Presenters

It has been brought to my attention that many of your contact details are out-of-date.  Please will you check on the WPF website and email me on judgepresent@thewpf.co.uk with any corrections.

Judges Contact List

Presenters Contact List

Thank you

Ed Cloutman

WPF Judges and Presenters Secretary

Results from 2018 Ace of Clubs

Inn Focus CC Total: 250 1st
Tenby & Dist Total: 241 2nd
Western Valley Total: 224 3rd
Afan Nedd CC Total: 219 4th
The Vale CC Total: 217 5th
Bridgend CC Total: 214 6th =
Neath & Dist Total: 214 6th =
Swansea CC Total: 213 8th

Congratulations to those clubs going to Warwick to represent the WPF. (Inn Focus, Tenby and Western Valley).

Results 2018 Ace of Prints

Inn Focus – 210 – 1st
Tenby – 191 – 2nd
Western Valley – 182 – 3rd
Afan Nedd – 181 – 4th
Bridgend – 168 – 5th
The Vale – 165 – 6th
Neath – 162 – 7th
Swansea – 159 – 8th

Congratulations to all who entered.

Rhondda Venue Change

The Rhondda Camera Club have moved to a new Clubhouse with immediate effect. Our address is The Dai Davies Community Centre, Palmers Row, Porth CF39 9ER.

It is situated about halfway up the hill from Porth to Trebanog and is immediately behind the disused Thai Elephant (formerly Rickards Arms pub). It is a warm and comfortable meeting place with considerable parking space nearby.

We look forward to welcoming all members and new friends to our Tuesday evening meetings there. Please see our website www.rhonddacameraclub.org.uk

RPS Event in Talbot Green 10th June 2018

The South Wales region of the Royal Photographic Society are holding an event in Talbot Green on the 10th June 2018. Admission is £8 RPS Members £10 non members.

The venue is Talbot Green Community Centre, Clos Springfield, Talbot Green, Pontyclun CF72 8FE. Door open at  9:30am for a 10:00am start. Refreshments & Biscuits are free but please bring your own lunch. Permajet are donating raffle prizes for the day.

The morning presenter, 10am to 1pm is Joan Blease MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAL/b, photographer & digital Artist. Joan has an artist’s eye and has loved drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. In 2007 she bought her first SLR camera and a copy of photoshop, then set about learning them both. She quickly became known for blurring the boundaries of where painting and photography meet. She has gained numerous top awards in exhibitions and Competitions both in the UK and internationally. Her workshops sell out quickly and her on-line tutorials are very popular as they encourage people to push their own personal boundaries. Joan is a Permajet ambassador & presenter. She will show both prints & PDI and her talk will include a break for refreshments. . Website here.

The afternoon presenter from 2pm to 4pm is Les Loosemore ARPS-DPAGB-AWPF with a new presentation. Les is well known in the local region for his panels of work and is a Fotospeed Ambassador.

We hope you will decide to join us for the day.

Dennis Russ (Events Coordinator RPS South Wales Region).

Request from the WPF Judges Secretary

For anyone thinking about becoming a WPF judge and would like to know more about judging, could you please contact me (judgepresent@thewpf.co.uk),  so that I can arrange an informal meeting.  This usually takes the form of a ‘mock’ judging session where you are given a set of prints to critique, and Jan and I go through them with you and guide you through the main points.  It is very informal, consisting of four or five applicants, and takes place at Rose Cottage.

Ed Cloutman (WPF Judges and Presenters Secretary)