Upcoming Events

Ace of Clubs Competition

Date: February 16, 2020

Bridgend “5 to 8” Photoharmony Entry Deadline

Date: February 16, 2020

WPF Delegates Meeting with WPF Executive

Date: March 8, 2020

Time: 10:30 - 13:00

Location: Talbot Green Community Centre

WPF AGM

Date: March 8, 2020

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Talbot Green Community Centre

The 2020 Photography Show

Start date: March 15, 2020

End date: March 17, 2020

Bridgend PhotoHarmony Competition

Date: March 16, 2020

Only Mono Battle

Date: May 16, 2020

Ace of Prints Entry Deadline

Date: June 22, 2020

Ace of Prints Competition

Date: July 5, 2020

2020 Carmarthen Conference

Start date: August 21, 2020

End date: August 23, 2020

Pixels 2020

Date: November 7, 2020

Stanley Chell Competiton TBC

Date: November 28, 2020

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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.

AWPF Awards 2019 Successful panels

The successful AWPF panels for 2019 are now available to view in the awards gallery.

Congratulations to all the successful photographers

Results of 2019 Stanley Chell

This years Stanley Chell Trophy was won against fierce competition by Llanelli Camera Club. Twenty five clubs entered with a range in scores from 75 to 66. Afan Nedd were second followed by Cymru Mono in third.

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Sad News – Terry O’Connell

Many of you will have known Terry O’Connell who was a regular presenter on the camera club circuit with his long time friend and AV partner David Harris. Together with David, Terry presented his AV shows in his own style for nearly 40 years. On 22nd November, 2019 Terry passed away peacefully with his family around him. He was 96 years old.

I first saw Terry and David in the early 1980s giving a show at Gwynfa Camera Club, the first time I had ever seen AV and it was that show that started my interest in AV. He and his wife Mary were loyal supporters of the South Wales RPS AV Group. Terry and his sometimes quirky AVs will be sadly missed. The funeral is on 12th December at 1:15 pm at Thornhill Crematorium.

Edgar Gibbs FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP

FIAP Distinctions for WPF Photographers

The following photographers have been awarded FIAP distinctions:

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New GPU Representative

Recently Tony Davies was appointed as the new UK representative for the Global Photographic Union.

Here you can find an information sheet regarding the GPU.

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Peter William Toone

Peter William Toone (Lord Toone to his friends) passed away at home on Friday 22nd November 2019.

A member of Swansea CC who loved to take selfies all over the place.

Condolences to his wife Jackie and son Samuel and rest of family.

Janet Elizabeth Cawley (1949-2019)

We have received this very sad news from Ed Cloutman.

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that my partner and best friend of over thirty years passed away peacefully today on 11th November 2019 – Armistice Day. How appropriate that it happened today, close to 11am, a day that meant so much to Jan as every year while she was president of the St Athan WI she would stand at the war memorial in the village while the service took place for all those brave men and women. When she could no longer stand for the service she would listen to it on the television.

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Pixels 2019 Results – RPC take their maiden win

Pixels 2019, the 15th running of the competition, took place at Talbot Green Community Centre on Saturday 2nd November and was a very well attended and enjoyable competition.

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2019 AWPF Distinctions

The AWPF assessment was held on Sunday 3rd November at Talbot Green. There were 21 assessments in total, 20 print and 1 DPI, resulting in 12 new AWPF awards given. Congratulations to all successful applications, they were:-

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Welsh International Salon – 2019 Results

Here are the results of the 2019 Welsh International Salon.

All Awards Prints – Colour
Prints – Mono PDI – Colour
PDI – Mono PDI – Nature
PDI – Photo Travel  

PAGB National Print Championships at Blackburn – Results

Congratulations to ISO and Gwynfa who took part last weekend in the National Print Championships at Blackburn. Only 37 clubs from the whole of the UK qualified. ISO took part for the very first time. Gwynfa haven’t taken part for a number of years.

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PSA Success for Mike Bray

Many congratulations to Mike Bray of Port Talbot CC a new PSA member who had a very successful report from the Taj Mahal Circuit in India, where he collected 26 acceptances along the a Gold, silver and Bronze medals. A great result which I hope might encourage others to submit their work into PSA recognised salons.

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

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.

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

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.