Programme for 2017
We meet at Ystradowen Village Hall 7.15pm - for a 7.30pm start
Members: £2 on the door, Visitors: £4 Click here for a MAP
Please note that the hand-in deadline for the monthly competitions is now 3 weeks in advance of the judging (4 weeks for comp 4) and that you can check here on the website that your entry details are correct before images are delivered to the judge. Late entries cannot be accepted. Please use the website to enter digital images.
Nov 24th Image Clinic - After last year's record breaking number of acceptances let’s get our potential submissions for the Salon perfect.
Nov 30th Cardiff Camera Club - Our team are presenting "Why we do what we do". Come along and give us some support.
Dec 1st Match-a-Didge - Gwynfa & Rhondda come to do battle with us for laughs -
Judge: Brian Coleman
Dec 8th Competition 3 Open Colour & Open Monochrome - Judge: Andy Leslie
Dec 15th Quiz Night & Social - Family & Friends welcome.
Dec 22nd Christmas & New Year
Dec 29th Break - No meetings
Jan 5th Why I do what I do - Group 2 Presentations - Our team, who will take this presentation to Rhondda CC have a chance to practice.
Jan 12th Almost as Taken - Phil Ray
Jan 19th Three in Harmony - Bring in your triptych prints - Mike Davies will judge again on the night. [To be confirmed].
Jan 26th Who Dares Wins - Our very own Patrick Davies ventures to the most unlikely places and wins by coming back with fabulous images. Expect a great evening. Fingers crossed we get no power cut.
(hand in for Comp 4)
Feb 2nd VPC Annual Dinner
no meeting at the club
Feb 9th 7 Way Battle Judge: Brian Swinyard BA(Hons) MA ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE3* PPSA MInstLM MIfL
Feb 16th I Did It My Way - Mike Baker
Feb 23rd Competition 4 - Decay & Open Judge: Kevin Thomas
Mar 2nd Bushzahi - Ade Summers
(hand in for Comp 5)
Mar 9th MIPS - Our round of this multi-club contest - Judge: Vince Penticost
Mar 17th People & Portraits - Mervyn Pugh
Mar 23rd Competition 5 - Open Colour & Monochrome - Judge: Phil Ray
Mar 30th Good Friday - closed, no meeting
Apr 6th An Evening with Barry Mead - Presentation of Prints and PDIs
(hand in for Comp 6)
Apr 13th The Vale Cider Cup - Another chance for Bridgend to try to snatch the cup (and cider) from us - Judge: Peter Young
Apr 20th Imagination & Reality - Harry Gardiner
Apr 27th Competition 6 - Something Beginning with ‘A’ Judge: Dave Bennett
May 4th be with you! - it’s Cled’s Neg Bring in your creations as prints or PDIs and Cled will judge on the spot.
May 11th An Evening with Lindsey Willetts
presentation of her photography
May 18th The Fantasy World of Ray Evans
May 25th The Never Ending Tour - Andy Baker
Jun 1st Awards Night Winner of Winners, Plate Competition, Photographers of the Year and much more. Judge Jan Cawley.
Jun 8th Why I do What I do - Rhondda CC Team visit us
Jun 15th Annual General Meeting
Jun 22nd Development of a Photograph into a Picture - an insight into how some of our members post-process a shot to make the finished picture.
Jun 29th Light Painting - a practical evening.
Bring your cameras and a tripod if you have one.
The Return of Damien Lovegrove
We thought he was good the first time he visited us... This time he was even better. With every image his enthusiasm and passion for photography shone through. He talked us through where the light was coming from how he composed the image even before the model was put in the shot. He showed us some test shots in from scouting locations in Tuscany that already stand out as superb landscapes. He is truly a master of his art. An evening that we will all remember. Thanks Damien.
Next Internal Competitions:
Comp 3 Open Colour & Open Monochrome
Comp 4 Decay & Open
Comp 5 Open Colour & Open Monochrome
Comp 6 Something beginning with 'A' & Open
Next External Competition:
Next Exhibition: Royal Glamorgan Hospital current on show until end December.