Programme   For   2022
October 2022

October 2nd - Sunday Soiree via Zoom.

October 5th - UK Wildlife with Cate Barrow, Merthyr Tydfil. Hand-In for Competition No2.

October 7th - Day out at Aberafan Beach with lunch at The Front ( Let Gareth know if you want Lunch).

October 9th - Clyne Gardens Exhibition opens then every weekend till October 30th.

October 12th - An evening with Gary Shinner  LRPS, EFIAP/b, MPSA2, AWPF, BPSA, GAPU, Baglan PS.

October 14th - Day out at Cosmeston Lakes meet at 10.am.

October 16th - Sunday Soiree via Zoom.

October 19th - “When Life Gives You Lemons” Peter Thomas, AWPF Port Talbot CC and Cymru Mono. Members bring your cameras and tripods if you have one. This is a fun shoot.

October 21st - Day out at Cefn Onn country park, meet at 10.am.

October 22nd - Morning out at Clyne Valley Woods Fungi photo shoot with Fungi expert Tefion Davies meet at 10.30 at Ynys Newydd entrance car park( near the recycling centre off Derwen Fawr Road).Parking is free. 

October 24th - Swansea Camera Club Challenge (Multi-Club Competition)

October 26th - Competition No 2 Judge Dave Bennett Cwmbran CC.

October 28th - Day out with a five mile walk starting at Quakers Yard taking in the Gap. This area has some stunning trees in the autumn. One steep climb and one optional climb. Allow travelling time due to traffic if coming from the M4 and Heads Of The Valleys. Meet at 9.15 AM.

October 30th - Sunday Soiree via Zoom.

November 2022

November 2nd - What Is It About Landscapes?? Nick Jenkins AWPF, ARPS, Gwynfa CC. Hand-in for Competition No 3).

November 4th - A Day out at Blaenavon Iron Works and Heritage Centre. Meet at 10.am.

November 6th - AWPF Distinctions at Talbot Green Community Centre.

November 9th  - Part One Martin Smith AWPF, gives a demo on his quirky approach to still life. Part Two on November 16th. Hand in for the Simon Jones Mono Competition - 2 PDI per club member.

November 11th - Day out at St Davids, Requested by Suzanne. Meet at 10.am.

November 13th - Sunday Soiree via Zoom.

November 16th - Part Two of Martin's Quirky Still Life - Post processing.

November 18th - A day at Kidwelly Castle and town.

23rd November -  Competition No 3 with Judge Ian Ledgard, EFIAP/p, GMPSA, GPU-Cr4 AWPF, BPE1, Towy Valley CC and Cymru Monochrome

November 25th - Day out with a winter's walk in the Garw Valley with leader Neville Thomas, EFIAP p, CPAGB. A different valley to usual. Meet at 10.am.

November 26th - Nightshoot at the South Wales Aviation Musuem - cost is £31.50. Contact the Musuem direct to book.

November 27th - Sunday Soiree via Zoom.

November 30th - Ten-Way Battle. Brian Coleman steps in for Tony Byram.

December 2022

December 2nd - Day out at Merthyr Maw. Meet at 10.am or for the early risers meet 40 minutes before sunrise. Anne Phillips request.

December 3rd/4th - The Ragged Victorians at SS Great Britain in Bristol. This event runs every weekend up to Xmas.

December 3rd - Stanley Schell print battle hosted by Aberdare CC. Venue TBA.

December 4th - Xmas Pudding Run in Merthyr Mawr.

December 7th - Christmas dinner at the Twelve Knights 7pm for 7.30.£5 deposit by the end of September to Heather.

December 9th - Day out with a street shoot at Treorchy. Meet at 10.am

December 11th - Sunday Soiree via Zoom.

December 14th - The Simon Jones Memorial Trophy, Judge Les Loosemore , ARPS DPAGB AWPF, Vale PC.

December 16th - A walk to Cairn Llechart burial chamber and stone circle in winter. We did this in July 2021. Plenty to photograph in the landscape. A 3 mile walk there and back.

December 21st - No meeting.

December 23rd - Day out at Laugharne meet before sunrise or at 10.am.

December 28th - No meeting.

December 30th - Day out at  Aberthaw Nature reserve meet at 9.15 Hopfully it will be frosty.

Looking Ahead to 2023

January 4th - Bring and Buy sale. Members bring in anything, does'nt have to be photographic to be auctioned off. Proceeds go to the running of the club. Auctioneer Vice Chairman Alan Stokes. Hand in Competition No 4.

January 6th - Day out at a Lake in Baglan. Paul Whitcombe request. Meet at 9.am. Lunch at Francos. If you want lunch book your place with Gareth.

January 11th - Deep Sky Astrophotography - Allen R Lloyd, ARPS, AWPF.

January 13th - Day out at Parc Le Breos - burial chamber walk with Neville Thomas AWPF, DPAGB, EFIAP g, and EPSA😊

https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/parc-le-breos-burial-chamber. Meet at 10.am Neville will advise on parking.

January 18th - An evening of prints mono and colour - Gareth Martin AWPF, CPAGB.

January 20th - Day out at Storey Arms - we take a walk on the old drovers road taking landscape pictures. The only hill is on the way back up the drovers road. Meet at 8.am. This car park gets full quickly LD3 8NL.

January 22nd - WPF Memorial Competition Day. Venue and Judge TBC.

January 25th - Competition No 4 with Judge Gary Shinner, LRPS EFIAP/b MPSA2 AWPF BPSA GAPU, Baglan  PS.

January 27th - Day out at St Mary's Ruined Church at Tintern and Tintern Abbey, plus the village Meet at 9.30 NP16 6SF.

Febuary 1st - These Strange Days - Wayne John. Hand in for Competition No 5.

Febuary 3rd - A Walk In The Park - A walk from 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. Meet at 10.am.Martin will advise where to park.

Febuary 8th - Portraiture night with Alan Stokes and models. Members bring cameras.

Febuary 10th - Day out St Teilos forgotten grave yard near Pontarddulias. Leader is Wayne John.Park at Coed Bach Wood Off Gwynfryn Rd, Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8LG meet at 10.am.

Febuary 15th - Unseen Iceland - Leigh Woolford Gwynfa CC.

Febuary 17th - Day out at Dunraven Bay. Meet before sunrise or normal time of 10.am.

Febuary 19th - Ace of Clubs. TBC.

Febuary 22nd - Competition No 5 Judge Dennis Russ, LRPS AFIAP AWPF CPAGB BPE1*  Morriston and Cmyru mono.

February 24th - Day out a walk around Mumbles - meet at Verdis car park at 10.am. , Swansea SA3 4EE.

March 1st  - A Landscape evening with Neil Holman.

March 3rd - Day out at St Lawrence, Gumfreston meet at 10.am. Traceys request - link

March 5th - WPF AGM. This is usually at Talbot Green Community Centre at 2.30.

March 8th  - An Evening with Tony Woribiec FRPS, from Wareham. Hand in for Competition No 6.

 

March 10th - Day out around Pontypridd with Neville Thomas,  AWPF, DPAGB, EFIAPg and EPSA.

 

March 15th - Sport themed competition. This is a trial to see how a themed competition is supported by the members. 2 Prints and or pdi. Images can be used in future monthly competitions. Judge Brian Pilot Cwmbran CC.

 

March 17th - Day out Penarth pier.The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU

 

March 22nd - The Importance of Projects,  Pete Britton BA, of Porthcawl

 

March 24th - Day out at Rhossilli and the Helavetia wreck meet at 10.am or earlier..

 

March 29th - Competition No 6 Judge Dave Russell, AFIAP Cardiff CC. Hand in prints and or pdi for Competition No7 as the hall is closed next week or you can hand in on the night out on April 5th.

 

March 31st - Hay on Wye Castle guided tour this is pre booked.

April 1st - Only Mono Battle, Host club Cymru Mono, venue  St. Theodores Church Hall. Time TBC. Judge TBA. 

April 5th - Holy week, hall closed. Night out at Swansea Marina for twilight photography meet at 7pm by the Sail Bridge car park.

April 7th - Day out at Parc Slip Nature Reserve meet at 10.am.  Good Friday.

April 12th - A print evening with Les Loosemore AWPF, DPAGB, ARPS, Vale PC.

April 14th - Day out at Pontypool meet at 10.am. Julie Morgan is our leader.

 

April 19th - Portraiture evening - Alan Stokes will supply the models and run the evening, members bring cameras.

April 21st - A day out at Cwm Yr Eglwys, a chapel situated between Newport Pembrokeshire and Fishguard. Simon Pritchard's suggestion. Meet at 10.am

April 26th - Competition No 7 Judge Johnnie Rodgers - ARPS  DPAGB AWPF AFIAP

April 28th - Day out at Llantwit Beach - Meet at 10.am.

May 3rd - What do judges look for - Ed Cloutman AFIAP, Vale PC. Hand in Print and PDI Of The Year.

May 5th - Day out at Ten Acre Wood, Port Talbot for the Blue Bells. Meet at 9.30.

May 10th - An evening with Mike Martin Bristol PS. Mike is sposored by Fotospeed.

May 12th - Day out  A drive around West Wales taking in a village a church or two, a beach and the odd derelict building. Bring a packed lunch. Gareth will lead this day.

May 17th - A dog photo shoot. Alan Stokes will be running this evening. Members to bring their dogs.

May 19th - Day out at Melin Court Brook, Chapel, Graveyard and Melin Court Falls. Meet at 9.30 at the chapel. This is the first of four seasonal visits to this location.

May 24th - Print and PDI Of The Year. Judge, Mike Martin Bristol PS.

Updated: 30th September 2022