Our Programme For 2021

Below you will see the current programme up until December 2021. If you have any questions regarding the programme, or would like to see any details regarding our Friday outings, please visit the club's Facebook page 

May 26th - The lost world of the Welsh Chapel - Barry Eveleigh. Presentation via Zoom.

May 28th - Day out at Roath Park, Cardiff.  Meet at the lighthouse at 10.am.

June 2nd - Night out at Mumbles. Meet at 7pm in Verdis car park. 

June 4th - Day out at Llanthony Abbey meet at 10.00 onwards.


June 9th - Night out at Kidwelly Quays/Kymer's Canal.  Meet at 7pm onwards. This is a nature reserve.

June 11th - Day out at Llanelli Wildfowl Center meet at 10.00

 

June 14th - Swansea Ten Way Battle with nine club's taking part this year. 7pm start

June 16th - Night out at Crymlyn Burrows beach. Meet at 7pm.

 

June 17th - Committee Meeting.

June 18th - Day out at Brecon Cathedral.  Participants will need to be onsite by 10.30 as a volunteer guide is meeting us 30 mins before public are allowed in. Lunch at Pilgrims Cafe.

June 23rd  - A Sunset shoot at Llangorse Lake.  Meet 7pm onwards or earlier. Some members will be making a day of it.

June 25th - Day out at the Arches of Pontarddulais. A visit requested by club member Suzanne Lacorte Slee. Club member Wayne John will assist as our guide. Meet at  8.30 with a 30 minute walk to the site. This area is tidal hence the early start.

June 30th - Night out at Aberthaw Nature Reserve. Meet from 7pm

July 2nd - Day out Stable shoot Giants Grave and a shoot at the local grave yard. Meet at 10.am TBC.

July 7th - Night out at Porthcawl. Meet at 7pm.

July 9th - Day out with Club Members Neville Thomas and Tudor West who will lead us on a photographic walk around the Garw Valley. Meet at 10.am

July 14th - Evening out at Langland Bay. Meet at 7pm.

July 16th - Day out with a walk to a Burial Chamber Carn Llechart, a stone circle above Gellionnen and an isolated chapel. This walk will involve hills with an approximate distance of three miles. This walk will be led by Gareth and Neville. This walk was the suggestion of club member Tracey. Meet at 08.45. Meeting place will be sent out nearer the time.

July 21st - Night out at Merthyr Mawr

July 23rd - Day out with a walk to Mumbles Lighthouse at low tide with our guide Paul Branchflower. The tide is at its lowest at 12.29 pm - it's a 1.6 meter tide. We will be walking under the pier so its a flat walk but rocky. Meet at Verdis car park. for 10.00.

July 28th - Evening out at Dunraven Bay. Meet 7pm.

July 30th - A Walk In The Park - A walk from Llandeilo town centre  to Dynevor Park taking in a visit to Llandyfeisant Church (exterior only) and Dynevor Castle. This is a walk of approximately 5km in total through woodland and undulating parkland - no steep climbing! Appropriate walking footwear strongly recommended. To be led by Martin Smith.

August 4th - Evening out at Ferryside . Meet at 7pm.

August 6th - Day out  with a walk to Whiteford Lighthouse. This is up to a 7 mile walk and will require members to have walking boots or stout footwear. It would also be prudent to have some wet-weather clothing and a snack for lunch. We will meet at 8.45 am and depart by 9.am. This walk is in response to a request from club member Suzanne and will be led by another club member Nigel Thomas.

 

August 8th - Ace Of Prints.  Venue TBC. Judges TBA.

August 11th - Evening out at Rhossilli photographing sunflowers and/or the Helvetia Wreck and sunset. Meet at 6.30 pm onwards. If the sunflowers are there this year the field usually closes at 8pm but this needs to be clarified.

August 13th - 15th Brecon Jazz Festival - TBC. Otherwise we will still go for a street shoot.

A great day can be had taking street shots.

August 18th - Evening out at Penclawdd and Crofty Marsh for the sunset.  Meet at 7pm onwards. 

August 20th - Day out at Gwilli Railway.  Meet at 10.00 - first train leaves at 11.am. 


August 20th to 22nd - The WPF Carmarthen Conference.

August 25th - Evening out at Aberafan Beach. Meet at 7pm by the whale. Buckets and spades optional.

 

August 27th - Day out Aberdare street photography meet at 10.00. This replaces the day out at Purton Wrecks.

September 1st - Location, Location, Location with Gareth Martin AWPF, CPAGB. Hand in Competition No 1 entries.

September 3rd - Day out  at Sgwd Einon Gam led by Gareth Martin, Neville Thomas and Neil Holman. Meet at Pont Neath Vaughn at  9.am. This may be cancelled if the river is high.

September 8th - Colours, Tones and Textures. Award-winning landscape photography with Ruth Grindrod from Norwich - Ruth's Website cane be viewed - [here].

September 10th - Day out at Cardiff Bay. Meet at 10 am.

September 11th - Celtic Festival at Ammanford Park.

September 15th - Members will show a selection of their images from Friday shoots, and Wednesday evening's out. The number of images will depend on the number of club members taking part.

September 17th - Members' Choice. TBA.

September 22nd - An Evening with Dave Mason from Kent. A Street Photographer who makes his third visit to the club.

September 24th/25th/26th - Day out at Elvis Presley weekend Porthcawl. 

September 29th - Competition No 1 with Judge Dave Mason

September 30th - The Tenby 9 way PDI Battle. Judge TBA. This will be held via Zoom.

October 1st - Day out at Cenarth Falls. Meet at 10.00. 

October 6th - When The Clouds Fall From the Sky - A Cambodia Story with club member Tom Dee. Hand in Competition No 2.

October 8th - Bryngarw Country Park in Autumn. Meet at 10.am. Club Chairman Gareth Martin will be on hand to tel us some of his experiences working at the park.

October 13th - TBA.

October 15th - A Members Choice day out to be advised in due course.

October 20th - The Aberafan Disaster with Alan Harris of Carmarthen CC and Cymru Monochrome.

October 22nd - Day out with a  stable shoot at Castell Coch and Pontypridd.

October 27th - Competition No 2 with Judge Leigh Woolford of Gwynfa CC.

October 29th - A day out with a walk to Brombil. Chosen by club member Nige Brown.

November 3rd - The showing of the WPF International with Peter Young, Salon Chairman.

Hand in Competition No 3.

November 5th - Day out at St Fagans. Meet at 10am.

November 10th - Working with Textures - Janey Lazenby, BA hons Fine Art, LRPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, AMPA, BPE4* Wigan Ten and Wakefield CC.

November 12th - Day out in Cardiff for a Street Shoot. Meet at 10.30.

 

November 13th - Cwm Rhondda PDI Battle. 3pm start. Judge TBA. Twenty Five clubs taking part including clubs from South Africa and Malta. Bottom five drop out to be replaced by five new clubs.

November 17th - On Location. A lighting demo with Mike Needs. Location will be advised nearer to the date. TBC.

November 19th - Day out at St Mary's ruined church at Tintern.

November 24th - Competition No3 with Judge Andy Leslie of Towy Valley CC. Hand-in for the Simon Jones Trophy, which is 2 mono PDI per member.

November 26th - Day out at Laugharne. Meet at 10.am or meet for sunrise.

December 1st - Christmas Dinner. TBA.

December 3rd - Day out at Goldcliffe Bay. Meet at 10.00 or for Sunrise.

 

December 6th - Photovision Folkstone battle on Zoom.

December 8th - 9-Way Print Battle. There will be nine clubs taking part this year with the bottom two dropping out to be replaced by two new clubs. Judge Roy Thomas APAGB Neath PS. The proposed clubs are Cardiff, Newport, Pyle and Porthcawl, Afan Nedd, Swansea, Rhondda and Tenby. New clubs are Melbourn and RPC.

December 10th - Day out with a street shoot at Abergavenny.  Meet at 10.am

December 15th - The Simon Jones Memorial Monochrome Trophy. Judge Peter Young LRPS, AFIAP, APAGB Cwmbran and Cymru Monochrome.

December 17th - Day out -  park at Storey Arms for a walk to the Tommy Jones' Memorial Stone. This is a hill walk to the location which is below Pen-Y-Fan.  Meet at 08.45. Appropriate walking and wet-weather gear is strongly advised - walking boots or other stout footwear. This walk will be led by Gareth Martin and Neville Thomas.

December 22nd - Night out at Swansea Marina and the Winter Wonderland. 

December 24th - Christmas Eve - No day out.

December 29th - Night out at Penarth Pier. Meet at 7pm TBC.

December 31st - New Year's Eve - No day out.

Looking forward to 2022

January 5th - Bring and Buy Sale.

January 7th - A day out commencing with Sunrise at Bracelet Bay.  Meet before sunrise, or for the non early birds meet at 10.am.

January 12th - A Projects Evening with four members giving talks. Neville Thomas, Jo Ashburner, Martin Smith and Gareth Martin.

January 14th - A day out at Llangasty Church and nearby farm buildings. Meet at 10.30. For the early risers in the club, meet at Llangorse lake 45 mins before sunrise. Lunch at the White Hart, Talybont.

January 19th - Miles and Miles of Fresh Air with Nick Jenkins, Gwynfa.

January 21st - A day out with a  photo tour of Llanelly House with an optional lunch. Cost is £6.50 each without lunch. We went here in 2019 it was a great Morning. Meet at 10.am - time to be confirmed. members who want lunch to advise Gareth Martin.

January 26th - Competition No 4 with Judge Gary Shinner, Baglan PS.

January 28th  - A walk to the paddle steamer wreck located near Burry Holm on Rhossilli Beach. Meet at 9.15 am. This is only visible at low tide. This may swap due to tide. Park at Llangennith.   TBC.

Febuary 2nd - An Evening with Permajet.

Febuary 4th -  A day out at St. Teilo's forgotten grave yard near Pontarddulais. Leader is Wayne John. Park at Coed Bach Wood. Meet at 9am.

February 9th - Derelict Carmarthenshire and Drone Photography with Graham Harries of Llanelli CC.

February 11th - A day out with a street shoot in Pontypridd. Requested by Suzanne Slee. Meet at 10am.

February 16th - Portraiture Shoot. Alan Stokes to provide the models and run the evening.

February 18th  - Day out at Members Choice.

February 23rd - Competition No 5 with judge Dai Knight of Bagan Bay PS and Cymru Monochrome.

February 25th - Day out shooting the landscape above Pontardawe. We will be parking at an isolated chapel. 
Parking maybe tight, with room for eight cars and possibly a few on the road. Wear warm clothes and walking gear. There's the landscape to roam including a chapel and remains of a school. Meet at 10.am or for the early riser before sunrise.

March 2nd - An Evening with Tony Woribiec FRPS from Wareham Dorset. This may be via Zoom or in person. Tony has been with us on Zoom in 2020.

March 4th - Day out with Nigel Thomas who will lead us on a 6 mile flat walk to the Ship Wrecks of Pembrey. Meet at 9.am this time and date may change depending on tides.

 

March 9th - A macro evening with Tony Llewellyn DPAGB.

 

March 11th - Day out at Parc Slip nature reserve with a walk to Bedford Park. Nige Brown is our leader. Meet at 10.am.

 

March 16th - At home with the Prenton Jones's - Sharon Prenton Jones MFIAP, MPAGB, FIPF, ARPS, ABPE, EFIAP/p and  Robert Jones EFIAP p BPE5, AWPF, LRPS Conwy CC. Via Zoom.

 

March 18th - Day out at Margam Park - a tour with Dave Phillips. Waiting for confirmation due to COVID and health and safety.

 

March 23rd - Here There and Everywhere - Jenny and Tony Byram, Kingswood PS.

March 25th  - A day out stable shoot at Giants Graveyard meet at 10.am. Refreshments at Francos. Only ten allowed and it's full. See the second shoot on April 22nd - there is room on that one.

March 30th - Competition No 6 Judge Ed Cloutman, Vale PS

April 1st - Day out at Gloucester meet at 10.am more info to come out. Requested by Suzanne Lacorte Slee.

April 6th - Look what I found - Muriel Binnie, Edinburgh PS. Muriel makes her second visit to the club via zoom. Hand in Competition No 7.

April 8th - Day out with a walk to the Sugar Loaf including waterfalls. Park in Llanbeder. Meet at 9.am. Leaders Gareth Neil Holman and Neville Thomas. This is a strenuous walk whilst going up to the loaf.

April 13th - Holy Week. The church Hall is closed, so it's a zoom night from home. Speaker tbc.

April 15th - Day out Good Friday Members choice.

April 20th - Still Life/ Table Top Demo with Martin Smith, members bring cameras.

April 22nd - Day out The second stable shoot at Giants Grave yard meet at 10.am, followed by refreshments at Francos. Only room for Ten.

April 27th - Competition No7 - Judge Gary Langley. Zoom

 

April 29th - Day out at Porthkerry Country Park, Gerald Henry request. Meet at 10.am. Cafe on site. Plenty of walks and a sea shore to see.

May 4th - Why put pictures on Canvas, Harry Gardiner, Tenby CC. Moved from April 2020.

May 6th - Day out with a walk to the Chartists Cave - Tom Dee is our leader. Meeting time and directions will be sent out.

May 11th - My Digital View - Peter Weaver Hanham CC.

May 13th - Day out. Jennie Judd Gwynfa CC takes us on a tour of Parc Penallta where there's wildlife and ponds to see. Meet at 10.am Cafe on site.

May 18th  - Print and PDI of the year members select their two favourite pdi and prints. Judge Kylie Ann Martin, Great Barr PS.

May 20th - Day out at St Mary's Church Briton Ferry meet at 10.am.This is £3 each. Refreshments at Francos.

May 25th - AGM. No subs taken.

 

May 27th - Day out with a walk to Ilston Church based in the Gower and back. 

This is a flat walk and can be vèry muddy in parts. There's a grave yard to photograph and if we are lucky the church maybe open and the very first John Wesley chapel remains to see. 

There's wooded areas, lots of small bridges to cross and wild Garlic and Bluebells if they are out. Park at the Gower Inn. Pay and Display also refreshment will be at the pub. It's roughly about 2 miles there and back.Meet at 10.am.