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Pixels 2020 – CANCELLED

Date: November 7, 2020

Stanley Chell Competiton – CANCELLED

Date: November 28, 2020

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WPF Lockdown Slideshow & Archive

We have just had an enjoyable morning selecting this exhibition. Our thanks go to Ed Cloutman EFIAP Hon.FWPF and Roy Thomas APAGB Hon.FWPF for being the selectors.

I was pleased to press the buttons during the selection process which was undertaken using our new Zoom licence. Our thanks also go to Martin Nagle whose idea […]

Pixels 2020 Cancelled

We’ve heard from Gwynfa CC that they’ve decided to cancel their Pixels 2020 event. They remain committed to this being a live event with great hospitality and can see no way of fulfilling that in 2020.

The Virtual Photography Show

The Photography Show & The Video Show Virtual Festival will be live online on Sunday, 20 and Monday, 21 September.

Immerse yourself in a world of photography and filmmaking; check out essential kit and live demos from over 120 brands, and drop into a packed programme of talks and tutorials to help you build up […]

Zoom licence available to WPF clubs

I’m pleased to announce that the WPF has purchased a Zoom Pro licence which it is making available to clubs from 6-Jul-20.  It enables a meeting of up to 100 people for 24 hours which one of the WPF Executive will host (but almost certainly not for 24 hours).  This will enable clubs, who have […]

AWPF News

I am pleased to confirm that the WPF executive committee voted today to go ahead with the award of AWPF, subject to government restrictions. The assessment day is still planned for 1st November, but we are unable to arrange a workshop prior to this date, because of the present virus conditions. We may have to […]

Why not subscribe to WPF Newsflash?

The latest edition of WPF Newsflash can be found by clicking here.   If you wish to be added to the list of those who receive this newsletter (which goes out about twice a month) please send Leigh Woolford your email address. […]

Ken Watkins

We have received this sad news from Gwynfa Camera Club.

Our friend and member Ken Watkins has passed away suddenly at his home in Beddau. We understand that his passing was not Covid related.

Ken was a member of our club for many years and during his time at the club occupied numerous committee positions, […]

Neath Salon News

We’ve received this from Colin Kelly of Neath PS.

We have had discussions with the three Selectors for this years Salon, about possibly going to an online remote system, two of the three selectors were unhappy about a remote selection and would prefer our usual method of a selection weekend. We are now abandoning the […]

COVID-19 and Government Advice

The WPF urges all clubs and members to follow Welsh Government advice.

The PAGB has issued guidance here.

Some of us are thinking about online activities that we might provide.  Please keep your eye on Newsflash and PAGB e-news.

We hope you all keep safe and healthy.

Peter A Young – WPF President

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2020 Welsh International Open

I am pleased to announce that the 42nd Welsh International Salon of Photography is open for entries. The entry deadline is 23rd August.

This year, because of the COVID-19 situation, we have converted our 2 print sections to digital.  Prints will be back!

There are 6 digital sections for Mono, Colour, Nature, Photojournalism, PhotoTravel and […]

Free WPF Virtual Conference

The WPF has decided to host a free virtual conference in place of our annual event at Carmarthen.

This is due to the practical difficulties of arranging a meeting which takes into account government guidance and the potential risks to attendees.

As far as is reasonable we will retain the same dates, sessions, speakers and […]

Updated List of Online Judges & Lecturers

List last updated 21st July 2020.

Huge thanks to Susan Surridge, WPF Judges & Presenters Secretary who has taken considerable time and trouble to compile a list of WPF judges and lecturers who are prepared to do online judging or presenting during the current pandemic.

You can find the updated list here.

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Online Speakers & Judges

When a judge or lecturer (I’ll call them speakers for convenience) is listed in the PAGB Handbook, he/she has entered into a compact with all the clubs affiliated to the Alliance. That compact says, in essence, that the speaker will give his/her time to the clubs for no remuneration. Reasonable expenses are payable and those […]

Ace of Prints Cancelled

The Ace of Prints should have had a closing date of 21st June and a judging date of 5th July and we would normally now be sending out a formal reminder and a set of rules.

However, we have no option but to formally cancel the 2020 event.

We choose our 2 Clubs for the […]

Lucy Jane Purrington Videos

Lucy Jane Purrington has put together a short video describing how and where 20 of her images were made.It is well worth a watch.

You can find this video here.

Les Loosemore – Zoom Presentations

We’ve received this from Les Loosemore:-

Like many Judges and Presenters, I have tried to accommodate club requests for Zoom evenings to try and maintain some continuity of events during the shutdown. Accordingly, I have now prepared (as well as actively creating more), a number of Zoom Presentations. A list of his presentations can be […]