Upcoming Events

The Stanley Chell Competition

Date: November 23, 2019

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Location: Aberdare Camera Club

The 2020 Photography Show

Start date: March 15, 2020

End date: March 17, 2020


November 2019
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2020 Club Registration

To all Club secretaries

The Data and Registration forms are due to be sent out in November.

Please can you check your club details so that the forms can be sent to the correct officer.

If you need to change any of the details please notify Dave Condon on membership@thewpf.co.uk and Leigh Woolford on websitenews@thewpf.co.uk


Dave Condon

Photography Season at National Museum of Wales

The National Museum of Wales Photography Season presents work by four of the most influential artists/photographers in the history of the medium: August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr.

The exhibitions predominantly comprise loaned photographs, a number of which have never been exhibited before, and all of which will be displayed for the first time in Wales.

Full details here.

Last chance to enter Smethwick International

The Smethwick International, now in its 45th year, is one of the largest International Exhibitions of Photography held in the UK. Held each year in January at their club buildings which are the FIAP Exhibition Centre for the UK, every year it attracts visitors from all over the UK during its ten-day run.

They offer all entrants an 84-page A4 catalogue illustrated with well over 250 pictures from the exhibition.

Full details and entry portal can be found here. Online entry closes 13 November 2019.

Swansea’s Annual Exhibition

Swansea Camera Club are holding their Annual Exhibition at the Volcano Theatre (27-29 High St, Swansea) from Saturday, October 19th to Wednesday, October 30th.

Opening Times are 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Change of web hosting service

The Site has now been moved to a new hosting provider.  There is no need to reset your links as this has been done in the transfer process.

We will have to change some of the plug ins that are used as there are a few compatibility hiccups.

Please note when looking at a Post, click on the header to see all of the information.

 Thank you for being so patient.

Dave Condon

PSA News – Congratulations to Gary Shinner

Hearty congratulations to Gary Shinner on his success in the recent PCA Circuit – 21 acceptances, 3 Gold Medals and 2 diplomas.

Gary is certainly setting the pace with an excellent result.

Ian Ledgard, GMPSA
PSA Membership Director Wales
PSA Liasion Officer Wales

Website Disruption – from Tuesday 22nd October

Site has now been transferred to new Host.

There may be some punctuation issues which we are working through so please bear with us.

Many thanks to Fred Davies who has been a miracle worker on the transfer.

Dave Condon

This website may experience some disruption from Tuesday 22nd October as it is being migrated to a new host.

Normal service will resume as soon as possible.

PSA News

Congratulations are in order for Colin Price of New Quay Camera Club who has recently been awarded PPSA in recognition of his proficiency in International Exhibitions with Prints and Digital Images.  This award requires at least 288 acceptances. Well done Colin.

There are many more photographers in Wales who enjoy success in PSA recognised exhibitions who I know could also gain awards with works already accepted. Please do consider adding PSA recognitions to your armoury. For more details contact me at ian.ledgard@talk21.com

Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, PSA Membership Director Wales, PSA Liasion Officer Wales.

Howard Evans AWPF

It was with great sadness that the WPF Executive lost one of its stalwart members today.  Howard Evans, our Equipment Officer and Health & Safety Officer, has resigned from the Exec as a result of ill health.

We thank him for his contributions in the past and wish him and his wife, Carole, a speedy recovery.

As yet, we have not identified anyone to replace him as Equipment Officer and Martin Nagle, Cliff Emery and I will do our best to cover the role.

Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB  President


PAGB Recorded Lecture Service

WPF programme secretaries may be interested to know that the PAGB offer a good selection of recorded lectures for purchase and download direct from their website. Prices range from £0 to £15 for a lecture.

You can access a full list here.

You can set up a log-in for your club here.

Congratulations to Cardiff’s Tony Charles

Cardiff Camera Club member Tony Charles has one of his fine art black & white images of influential Welsh musician, poet and television producer Geraint Jarman selected for inclusion in a major new exhibition RECORD: Folk, Protest & Pop at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. The iconic image was shot by Tony last year as part of a project shooting pioneers of Welsh pop dating from the 1960s.

The exhibition uses the Welsh Music Archive and the Screen and Sound Archive of the National Library to trace the history of Welsh music from the crwth to Catatonia, looking at the early tradition, the influence of individuals like Meredydd Evans at the BBC and how Welsh record labels have worked tirelessly to produce revolutionary folk, protest and pop music. The exhibition is on until 1stFebruary 2010.

Tony said, “I was delighted when the National Library of Wales purchased my fine art portraiture collection of my iconic Welsh artists for the Library’s photo archive earlier this year and thrilled that this image of Geraint has been selected for the key exhibition about Welsh music and culture.”

Tony’s images of Geraint have previously featured on the cover of weekly magazine ‘Y Golwg’ and on the cover of Geraint’s latest music CD.

Photo: Tony Charles talks about his portrait of Welsh icon Geraint Jarman to the exhibition curator Wil Troughton.

Results from Warwick 2019

All the results from the Inter-Club PDI Championships at Warwick can be seen in this edition of PAGB e-News.

The WPF Clubs taking part were Inn Focus, Tenby and Gwynfa.