Programme

Nigel Thomas – Landscape Photography – My Therapy

Date: February 22, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
Nigel Thomas

With honesty and vulnerability, Nigel uncovers how this art form became his therapeutic escape, providing solace and rejuvenation amidst life’s challenges.

February Open Competition

Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Dai Knight

Tom Greetham – Street Photography in an Urban Landscape

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
Tom Greetham

How Tom uses the urban landscape of to create engaging, eye catching street images.

Gwynfa Hosts the RGB Battle

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Battle
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Our turn to host this annual battle between ourselves, Barry & Rhondda. Bring-a-Buffet.

Competition Entries

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
comp entries

The March Open is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Grete Howard – Wild Brazil

Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
Grete Howard

Grete will take you on a journey through some of Brazil’s most beautiful areas, from the stunning Iguaçu Falls, jaguar hunting in the Pantanal, on boat trips through the Amazon to the birding paradise of Itaitaia.  

March Open Competition

Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Peter Weaver

The Gwynfa Roadshow visits Afan Nedd

Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gwynfa Roadshow
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On WEDNESDAY 3rd April

David Collyer – Not Afraid of the Dark

Date: April 4, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
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An anecdotal ramble through Andrew’s life as a photographer, the realities of shooting Covid 19 whilst also being a clinical practitioner as well as a look at his ongoing projects.

The Bridgend & District Camera Club Show

Date: April 11, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
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Bridgend members come along to entertain us for the evening.

Competition Entries

Date: April 11, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
comp entries

The set subject ‘Pairs’ competition for the Jim Davis Trophy is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Trevor James – Montana in Winter

Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gwynfa Speaker
Trevor James – Arrow Creek

Trevor takes us on a journey to one of the remotest parts of the North American continent.

April Set Subject Competition – Pairs (Jim Davis Trophy)

Date: April 25, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Paul Branchflower

Competition Entries

Date: April 25, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
comp entries

The Colour Challenge is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Paul James – For the Love of Portrait Photography

Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
Paul James

How Paul, inspired by great portrait photographers, will take us through planning, lighting, shooting & editing. You may have seen his amazing portrait of Jenny Hibbert.

The 2024 Colour Challenge

Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Wayne John

The Gwynfa Roadshow visits Bridgend

Date: May 13, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gwynfa Roadshow
lorry

On MONDAY 13th May.

So You Think You Can Judge?

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Member's Evening
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How thick is your skin? A fun evening looking at the joys and pitfalls of how to be a photography judge.

Competition Entries

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
comp entries

The May Opencompetition is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Krish Nagar (Carmarthen Cameras) – Practical Portrait Demonstration.

Date: May 23, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
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Krish and a model will shows us various lighting set ups and techniques. Bring Your  Camera!

May Open Competition

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Gareth Martin

Submission Evening for Triptychs / Three on a Theme

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Member's Evening
Triptych

Please bring your Triptychs or a panel of Three on a Theme this evening. Full details here.

Emma Woodhouse – My Journey So Far

Date: June 6, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
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Emma, who many of you will know from the RPC Club, shares her photographic journey from the start to present day – with all it’s ups and downs…

Members Show Triptychs or Three on a Theme

Date: June 13, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Member's Evening
Triptych

Competition Entries

Date: June 13, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
comp entries

The June Open competition for the President’s Trophy is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Dr. Lilian Hobbs – Hidden Wonders of the Night Sky

Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
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Golfer, motorcyclist and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Lillian will be showing us her amazing images of the night sky.

June Open Competition for the President’s Trophy

Date: June 27, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Dave Russell

Terry Walters – 100 Mono Images, 350+ PSA Acceptances

Date: September 5, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
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Some of the mono images used on his journey to getting EPSA accreditation.

Suzanne Lacorte-Slee – My AWPF Panel – Before & After

Date: September 12, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
Suzanne

How Suzanne created her AWPF Panel, how she achieved BPE recognition and her thoughts and ideas for the future.

Competition Entries

Date: September 12, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
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The September Open competition is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Member’s Evening

Date: September 19, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Member's Evening
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Including print mounting, table top photography, the club archives, bric-a-brac and much more.

September Open Competition

Date: September 26, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Mike Clatworthy

Competition Entries

Date: September 26, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
comp entries

The Monochrome Challenge for the Colin Williams Trophy is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

An Evening with Ron Lines – BA (Hons) Photography, LRPS, DPAGB, EFIAP/s, AWPF, BPE3*

Date: October 3, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
ron

Ron will be giving a general talk on the history of photography and how we got where we are, including a look at images from the Picture Post. Also, as Ron is the WPF FIAP officer, he’ll also be telling us about FIAP distinctions and how he got the many letters after his name.

The 2024 Monochrome Challenge for the Colin Williams Trophy

Date: October 10, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Peter Young

Chris & Deane Ceaton – Motorhome to Norway

Date: October 17, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gwynfa Speaker
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Gwynfa members the Ceatons tell us about their three month long motorhome adventure to the Arctic Circle.

Competition Entries

Date: October 17, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
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The October Open competition is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Victoria Hillman – Creative Wildlife

Date: October 24, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
Victoria

Victoria’s talk looks at her more creative nature & wildlife photography work including macro, birds, mammals and a few landscapes. It covers how she took the shot, including lighting, composition and how to be more creative photographing nature. She will also look at multiple exposures in camera.

October Open Competition

Date: October 31, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Ken Jacob

Males vs Females – The Grudge Battle

Date: November 7, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Battle
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So who is better? The lads or the gals? Team captains will arrange image selection. An independent judge will assess our images in a this needle match. Winners will have bragging rights for one year!

The Annual General Meeting

Date: November 14, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Annual General Meeting
AGM

Competition Entries

Date: November 14, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Competition Entries
comp entries

The set subject ‘X’ competition for the Freespirit Images Shield is in two weeks so you need to bring your entries in this evening.

Bill Ward – Shooting Water

Date: November 21, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Guest Speaker
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The return of the multi award winning British actor and photographer. He is probably best known for playing the badly behaved builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street and farmer, James Barton, in Emmerdale. Tonight Bill shares wonderful images and how he photographs the wet stuff in all its glory. From waterfalls to seascapes, urban canals to mountain streams, Bill leaves no stone unturned in his quest to uncover the mysteries of H2O, and how we as photographers can help unlock its full potential.

November Set Subject Competition – “X” – for the Freespirit Images Shield

Date: November 28, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internal Competititon
The Gwynfa Trophies 2012

Judge: Julie Morgan