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PSA Member Successes

The turn of the year brought good news to two PSA members in South Wales who gained recognition for their acceptances in PSA recognised Salons.

Mike Bray who became a member less than two years ago has achieved the  PPSA award. This requires a total of at least 228 acceptances. Well done Mike.

Gary Shinner  […]

AWPF Roll of Honour 2020

On 5th December 2020 we were able to hold the 2020 AWPF distinctions day event under closely controlled conditions. Those candidates that achieved the high standard the award demands, are listed below.

1.      Ian Blake Beyond Group Abstract Architecture of the internal roof of the Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport 2.      Bethan Daniel Kidwelly C.C […]

Diary Date – Photography Show

Following on from September’s Virtual Festival, there will be another ‘Photography Show’ online event on 6 & 7 March 2021 with a refreshed format.

Visitors can expect an extensive programme of exclusive tutorials and masterclasses; plus product demos and interactive advice clinics hosted by kit specialists and big brands. The show will also feature exclusive […]

42nd Welsh International Salon of Photography 2020

The exhibition has been posted on this website.  Congratulations to all successful entrants, especially those from the WPF area.

The catalogue can be found here.

The photographs can be seen as follows:

Open Colour Acceptances and Awards here Open Monochrome Acceptances and Awards here Nature Acceptances and Awards here PhotoJournalism Acceptances and Awards here PhotoTravel […]

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 […]

WPF 2020 Virtual Conference Videos

In response to a number of requests that we provide an “iPlayer/Catchup” facility for members who were unable to attend, here are videos of the Presentations made by our Speakers on the Conference Weekend.

Bernard Geraghty

“In the Dark”

“Light and Motion”

“The 500 Rule”

Ross McKelvey

“An Eclectic Mix”

“Tips & Tricks in […]

PAGB Guidance – Recording of Online Lectures.

This is an edited version of a document which can be downloaded from the PAGB Website library here. It is an advisory document and does not set out a policy for anyone to follow. It is intended only as guidelines for Clubs to construct their own policy.

Events in 2020 have led to the widespread […]

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Les Loosemore – Zoom Presentations Updated

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David’s List of You Tube Videos

This from David Straker at Abergavenny… Thanks David!

In case anyone is kicking their heels, I’ve added a page on the Abergavenny website for interesting YouTube channels, including for general photography and editing.

http://www.abergavennycameraclub.org.uk/help/links-youtube.htm

For the uninitiated, channels contain multiple videos and are often the work of one person or team.

If you know […]

PAGB Recorded Lecture Service

Camera clubs and societies have made the decision to cancel their club meetings in an attempt to reduce the risk of infection of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To support clubs and societies during this difficult time we have decided to relax the terms of business for the PAGB RLS and allow the distribution of recorded lectures […]

Ed Cloutman on judging during Covid

I would be quite happy to judge an online inter-club competition if a club was prepared to organise it. 

I have done this remotely before and it takes the form of a PtoE file with voice-over, so it is just the same as a club night but you have to watch it at home on […]

A Message from the PAGB President

Taken from the latest edition of PAGB e-news which you can read here.

In view of the current situation that we are all facing it would be remiss of me not to contribute to this issue of e-news concerning the outbreak of COVD 19 which is having a drastic effect upon all of us.

The […]