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November 2023

November 1st - Pinhole prints including an AWPF panel, Peter Thomas, AWPF, Port Talbot CC and Cymru Monochrome.
Hand in for Competition No 3.
November 3rd  - A day out at Dinas Powis with a walk led by Anne and Dave Phillips.

November 4th - The WPF AWPF Distinctions Day.

November 8th - Finland - Jenny Hibbert, MPAGB, EFIAP/g, AWPF, Bridgend and Afan Nedd CC.
November 10th  - A street shoot in Central Newport. Optional go by train - Bob's Suggestion. This is instead of his planned walk as it's a stiff climb.

November 15th - A practical evening with Dennis Russ AWPF, CPAGB, BPE*, Afan Nedd CC and Morriston and Cymru Mono. Members bring cameras.

November 17th - A day out at Ferryside followed by a visit to Kidwelly in the afternoon. Wayne John's request. Meet at 10am.
November 18th - Cwm Rhondda Battle, Judge Roger Parry Smethwick PS. Start time is 3pm on Youtube.

November 18th - The WPF present a Fotospeed printing day. Speakers are Tim Jones, Margaret Salisbury and Les Loosemore.Venue is Briton Ferry Town Council Community Centre. Doors open 10.am start 10.30 more info http://mywpf.org/

November 22nd - Competition No 3 with Judge Rob Mitchell, MA Photography. Hand-in for the Simon Jones Monochrome Memorial Competition.
November 23rd - Show and Tell Evening at Gwynfa CC. We need at least four members to take part in this. You can show prints or pdi.
November 24th - A day out at Caswell Bay then Langland Bay. Meet at 10.am or earlier. Seascape shoot. This will be our first Friday visit to Caswell.

November 25th - Aberdare CC, present the Stanley Schell Print Competition. Venue Cynon Linc in Aberdare, Judge Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB Hanham/Kingswood CC. More info http://mywpf.org/

November 29th - Ten-way print battle with judge Nick Jenkins, AWPF, ARPS, Gwynfa CC.

December 2023

December 1st - A day out with a drive-through photo shoot. Meet at Penclawdd for 9.30, then we drive on the Crofty Road stopping at laybys and then onto some Gower Churches/Chapels. Landscape shoot.  This will be our first Friday drive through this area.
December 6th - Christmas Dinner. Details TBA.
December 8th - A day out with a seaside and street shoot in winter at Porthcawl. Meet at the chessboard for 10.am or some may want to meet before sunrise.

December 13th - Simon Jones Memorial Trophy. Two monochrome  PDI per club member.  Our judge will be Dai Knight of Bridgend CC and Baglan Bay CC.

December 15th - A day out with a landscape shoot in the Ogmore Castle area with Neil Holman as our leader. Meet at 8am.

December 20th - NO MEETING.
December 27th - NO MEETING.

December 29th - TBC.

Looking Ahead to 2024

January 3rd - Audio Visual Night. Members showing A/Vs are Bob Barker, Wayne John, Sam Cheng, Dave Williams and Dennis Russ. We could do with a few more taking part.
January 5th - A day out with a walk along the Swansea Promenade.

January 10th - Distinctions Night. Members and guests show off their distinctions panels.

January 12th - A day out at one of our favourite locations. Meet at Penwyllt for 9.am onwards or for sunrise - Details.

January 17th - One light portraiture evening with Martin Smith. Members to bring cameras and some props (hats/scarves etc.)
Hand in for Competition No 4.
January 19th - A day out a visit to a local slate museum in Port Talbot. Directions will be sent to members nearer the date. Meet at 10am.

January 24th - Mainly Landscapes with Allen Lloyd, ARPS.
January 26th - A day out at two chapels/churches meet at Gwrhyd Chapel best before sunrise but for the late risers 9.30. This is a landscape shoot with ruined
remains of an old hospital to see. Then after this location we go to the second church. Best to bring sandwiches for lunch.  http://www.ystalyfera-history.co.uk/gwrhyd-mountain.html  This will be our second visit here.
January 31st - Competition No 4 with Judge Martyn Pinches AFIAP, AWPF.


February 2nd - A day out at Ferryside followed by Kidwelly. Meet at 10.am. Wayne John's suggestion. 
February 7th - Another evening with Ken Needs - Pyle and Porthcawl PS.
Hand in for Competition No 5.
February 9th - A day out on the Llanelli Coastal Path.
February 14th - Valentines Day TBA.
February 16th - Day out at Cardiff Barrage. Suggested by Tom Dee. 
February 18th - WPF Memorial Day.
Three Competitions - Colour Print, Monochrome Print and PDI.  Date and venue TBC.
February 21st - Another fun-filled Still L
ife/Table Top evening with Martin Smith. Members to bring cameras and toys.. Hand in for Competition No 6.
February  23rd - A day out at Nantgarw Transport Collections Museum. Meet at 10.15 with the tour starting at 10.30. This is pre- booked.
February 28th - Competition No 5. Judge Alan Packham, Bargoed CC.

 

March 1st - A day out with a street shoot  This is Joanna Ashburners suggestion and is putting an itinerary together nearer the date. St. David's Day street shoot in Cardiff to include the St. David's Day parade that will go through the town at 12.30pm.

March 6th - An evening with Steve Varman LRPS, Tynedale CC. Visit Steve's website - here.
March 8th - A day out at Caerphilly Castle and street shoot. Meet outside the castle for 10.am. Dave Williams' suggestion.
March 13th - Montana In Winter, Trevor James, Gwynfi CC. This is a monochrome talk in Print and PDI form.
March 15th - A day out at Joanna Ashburner's suggestion tbc.
March 20th - Competition No 6 with Judge Dave Bennett, Cwmbran CC.
March 22nd - Day out at Penllergaer Valley Woods. Our leader is Wayne John.
March  22nd - 24th - Tenby's first Steam Punk Weekend.
March 27th - An Evening with Mike Clatworthy.


April 3rd - Gwynfa CC will visit the club to show us their work, then we return to Gwynfa CC in November.
Hand in for Competition No 7.

April 6th - Only Mono hosted by Cymru Mono at St Theodore's Church Hall. This is the biggest monochrome battle in the UK if not the World. Afan Nedd are taking part so come along and support your club.
April 10th - Carmarthen Cameras Model shoot with  Krishen Nagar. Members bring cameras.
April 12th - A day out with a guided tour around Bitton Railway Station based in Bristol. https://www.avonvalleyrailway.org/

April 17th - Get Out and Shoot  with Nicky Rhodes, Newquay CC.
April 24th - Competition No 7 with Judge Bryan Pilot, Cwmbran CC.
Hand in for the Print and DPI Image Of The Year Competition.


May 1st -  Show and Tell. Members show and talk about their images with 5 or 10 each depending on how many take part.
May 8th -  A Practical Evening with Mike Clatworthy. Members to bring their cameras. This is a Still Life/Table top session.
May 10th -  A day out visiting the Welsh Salon of Photography at Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare  Meet at 10am, then after the salon we could go wandering the area. https://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/
May 15th - Print and PDI Of The Year - Judge Tony Byram LRPS, DPAGB, AWPF, Hanham/Kingswood CC.
May 22nd - A Print Evening with John Tillsley, ARPS, Dorchester PS.

May 24th - A day out with a walk to the Ponturdulais Viaduct. This will be our second visit there.

Tracey Howells suggestion, Wayne John is our leader.
May 29th - Our AGM. If you want to vote for motions that are put forward then best to turn up. No weekly subs are taken.

June 8th/9th - A day out at The Neath Steam and Vintage Show. It is held at Llwynfelish Farm, Crynant, Neath. Paul Branchflower's suggestion.
June 29th/30th  - The Wales Balloon Festival at the Carmarthen Showground. Sam Cheng's suggestion.

August 31st - September 1st - The WPF Convention. Speakers and venue TBC.

September 4th - Days Out Days In - Gareth Martin, AWPF, CPAGB.  Digital talk with 20 prints to be viewed at half time.
September 11th - An evening with Allan Pick AWPF CPAGB, Afan Nedd, Neath and Cymru Mono.
September 18th - Landscape Photography - My Passion - My Therapy’ with Nigel Thomas. Nigel is a past member of the club.
September 27th - Show and Tell at Morriston, 7pm start. Members let Gareth know if you want to take part. 

October 2nd - An evening with Carl Ryan from Swansea. Carl is a professional extreme sports and fashion photographer, and has had work published in the US and many magazines including vogue. https://www.facebook.com/redmist722/?locale=en_GB

November 1st/2nd - A day out with a street shoot in Llanelli followed by a visit to see the Llanelli CC Exhibition. Meet in the exhibition at 10am in St Ellis Shopping Centre. Park wherever you like, but a Llanelli member has suggested we park at the multi-storey car park Murray Street.
November 21st - Show and Tell at Cardiff CC. Members are invited to take part and show their work. 
November 23rd - Stanley Schell hosted by Aberdare CC - Venue Cynon Linc. Starts 1pm. 

Updated: 13/11/23

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