2020 Programme



January 27th Committee Meeting.


January 29th Competition No4 Judge Nick Jenkins AWPF, ARPS, Gwynfa CC


January 31st Aberdulias falls meet at 10.00. There is a entry fee.Cafe on site.


Febuary 5th Photojournalism: Stories from the Road, Chris Fairweather, Hand in Competition No 5


February 7th Day out at a walk to Mewslade Bay. Possibly lunch at the Gower Inn Dog Friendly bar.


Febuary 12th Members who have achieved Distictions in the last 18 months show their Distiction sets or Panels. Allan Pick, Neil Thomas, Neville Thomas, Jayne Libby, Robert Tayor.


February 14th Valentines Day out at Dare Valley Country Park. Members request.


Febuary 15th RPS event David Hurn.http://rps.org/events/2020/february/15/on-being-a-photographer--key-decisions-of-magnum-photographer-david-hurn


Febuary 16th ACE OF PDI at venue TBA


Febuary 19th Paul Branchflower steps in to do our critique. Members send in 2 pdi or bring in 2 prints.


February 21st Day out at St Theodores Church Photograph the interiors. Meet at 10.00 Lunch at St Paul's or Twelve Knights or somewhere else.


Febuary 26th Competition No 5 Judge Mike Cullis Tenby CC


February 28th Day out at Carmarthen, Street photography Meet at 10.00


March 1st WPF AGM WPF Salon deadline for hand in.


March 4th Our Adventures so far with Susan and Paul Rowland. Hand in Competition No 6


March 6th Day out at Tenby meet at 10.00


March 11th Peter Thomas Port Talbot CC, shows us Freezing the action demo.


March 13th: Day out at Paxtons Tower and Dryslwyn Castle meet at 10.00 at the Tower car park. This is a members request.


March 18th: An evening with Julie Morgan AWPF Abergavenny CC


March 20th: Day out at Margam House tour with Dave Phillips, Meet at 10.00 tour starts at 11.00.Lunch TBA.


March 21st/22nd WPF Salon Judging.


March 25th: Competition No 6 Judge Ed Cloutman Bridgend CC, AFIAP,


March 27th/28th: Our Exhibition at Aberafan Town Center.April 1st Why put photos on canvas? Examples and practicalities. Is it the ideal format for panoramas.Harry Gardiner AWPF Tenby CC. Hand in Competition No 7.


April 3rd Day out at Garw Valley Railway meet at 10.00

April 8th An Evening with Simon jones


April 10th Good Friday Day at St Marys Church and Tintern Abbey meet at 10.00


April 15th Cardiff CC visit us to show us their work. We go to their club to show them our work on tba date


April 17th Day out at local waterfall, Sgwd Clun y Gwyn Isaf.Meet at 10.00 Lunch at the Old Whitehorse.


April 22nd An evening with Barbara Archdale Smith ARPS Barry CC


April 24th Day out at Cefn Junction Signal box tour which includes a Industrial Heritage Site meet at 10.00.


April 29th Competition No7 Judge Brian Coleman AFIAP, AWPF,Bridgend CC


May 1st Day out at Crickhowel meet at 10.00 Street photography in the morning, Finding Bluebells after lunch, Members request


May 6th Show and Tell Print up to 5 each if there's more than 12 taking part then it's 4 each.


May 8th Bank Holiday.No day out


May 13th ”From Cilycwm to Rajasthan” Jane Evans, Towy Valley CC


May 15th Day out Dyffren Gardens meet at 10.00


May 16th Only Mono at St Paul's Center Port Talbot. Starts at 12.15.


May 20th AGM


May 22nd Day out at, Heather Roper is leading a walk around the Castell Coch area. Lunch at the Black Cock Inn.


May 27th My Perspective (Pictures as I see them) Keith Sharples, Monmouth CC and Ross on Wye CC


May 29th Day out at Cold Knapp, Barry meet at 10.00.


June 3rd Evening out at a walk around Aberthaw Lime works and pond this area is a Nature reserve. refreshments at the Blue Anchor. Meet at 7pm


June 5th Day out a walk from Purton to Sharpness docks and back or just a stroll around the wrecks and church. Lunch at Lammstide Inn at 1.15 visit the docks after lunch.


June 6th The Barrian Cup at Barry CC starts at 2pm.


June 10th Night out at Dunraven Bay meet at 7pm.


June 12th Day out at Porthkerry Country Park. Meet at 10.00.


June 13th Ystraglynias Buskers Festival TBC.


June 17th Evening out at Langland Bay meet at 7pm onwards. Curry after the shoot tbc


June 19th Day out at National Botanical Gardens. Meet at 10.00


June 24th Evening out at Kymer Nature reserve Kidwelly.


June 26th Day out at Sylen Lakes, Five Roads Meet at 10.00.


July 1st Evening out at Penarth Pier meet at 7pm


.July 3rd A Day out at Clearwell and buffet Lunch at St Peters Church.Meet at Jays house for 10.00 am Th ere will be a competition images taken on the day will be sent to Jay and Dawn Dave they will come to us on August 26th to judge them. Where members will provide a Buffet.


July 5th Ace of Prints TBC.


July 8th Evening out at Trinity House TBC.Meet at 7pm. Curry after the shoot tbc


July 10th Day out a walk around the Garw Valley with Neville Thomas and Tudor West


July 15th Night out at Porthcawl meet at 7pm


July 17th Day out a stroll around Dffynog and Sennybridge meet at 10.00.


July 22nd Night out at Wern Works, Briton Ferry meet at 7pm


July 24th Day out at Kenfig Pool meet at 10.00


July 29th Night out at Glyncorrowg meet at 7pm


July 31st Day out at Rhossilli for the Sun Flowers meet at 10.00 Lunch at the pub TBC


.August 5th Evening out at the Quays Port Talbot, meet at 7pm.


August 7th Day out at Forest Farm meet at 10.00


August 12th Evening out at Penwyllt meet at 7pm.


August 14th Day out at Street Photography in Mumbles including Oystermouth Castle meet at 10.00.


August 19th: Night out at Ferryside meet at 7pm onwards.


August 21st Day out at Gwilli Railway meet at 10.00 Train times 11.00 1.00 3.00.


August 21st: to 23rd WPF Conference at Carmarthen, Speakers TBA.


August 26th: Jay and Dawn Dave will be judging our images that were taken on  July 3rd in Clearwell. Members bring in Buffet


August 28th Clydach Vale Country park meet at 10.00


September 2nd Essentials of being a wildlife photographer, Jenny Hibbert Bridgend CC, Hand in comp no 1


September 4th Day out at Roath Park Cardiff, Meet at 10.00


September 9th An evening with Mathew Browne.


September 11th Day out at a tour around Morgan Factory, Malvern.Tour starts at 10.00 am.cost £24 each


September 16th Creative Portraits and Surreal Images,. Lucy Purrington from the Rhondda.


September 18th Day out at Cleveland Pier meet at 10.00


September 23rd Print with Confidence Colin of Permajet will be selling paper and giving us the lecture. Doors open at 6.30 to help Colin set up.


September 25th Day out at Porthcawl Elvis Presley Festival startsSeptember 30th Competition No 1 Judge Roy Thomas APAGB Neath PS


October 2nd Day out at Aberglasney Gardens meet at 10.00 There is a entry fee.


October 7th An evening with Heather Roper and Garry Baker.


October 9th Day out at Cefn Coed Colliery meet at 10.00


October 14th Photographing the Landscape whatever the weather. Tony Worobiec, FRPS, From Dorset.


October 16th Day out at Neath Abbey and Canal meet at 10.00.


October 21st Critique with two WPF judges Gary Shinner, LRPS, EFIAP/s, MPSA, AWPF, BPSA and Gareth Martin AWPF,CPAGB. Members bring in 2 prints or 2 PDI this will be a cold critique.


October 23rd Day out Heather Roper is leading a walk around the Castell Coch area Meet at 10.00. Lunch at the Black Cock Inn


October 28th Competition No 2 Judge Les Loosemore AWPF, DPAGB, ARPS.


October 30th Day out at Mystery Trip ?


November 4th PDI Show and Tell Members bring in up to 5 each. Hand in Competition No 3


November 6th Day out A walk to The Horseshoe waterfalls. Meet at 10.00 refreshments at the Whitehorse.


November 7th Pixels start at 2pm


November 11th Up your Photography, Phil Savoie


November 13th Day out at Laugharne meet at 10.00


November 18th Still Life and Table Top evening held at Alan Stokes Studio with Brian Coleman AWPF,EFIAP Bridgend Cc and ISO. Bring cameras, tripods.


November 20th Day Out A walk to Llangasty Church and back from Llangors Lake meet at 10.00 Lunch at Talybont, White Hart This is a flat walk and about 2/3 miles long.


November 25th Competition No 3 Judge Barbara Archdale Smith, ARPS,Barry CC


November 27th Day out at Forest Farm meet at 10.00


November 28th Stanley Schell at Aberdare CC start 1pm.


December 2nd Christmas Dinner tba


December 4th Day out at Sylen Lakes Five Roads meet at 10.00.


December 9th 7 way battle Judge Leigh Woolford


December 11th Day out meet at the Breacon Beacons visitor center at 10.00 for a wander to Mynnydd Illitydd area this is a landscape shoot.Lunch at the cafe.


December 16th Show and Tell Print Members show 5 images each if there's more than twelve members showing then it will be 4 or 3 each.


December 18th Day out at St John's House Bridgend TBA


December 23rd Night shoot at Swansea Marina meet at 7pm onwards. Park opposites Tescos.


December 25th Happy Christmas


December 30th TBA