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Charity donations 14th July 2017

A further charity donation has been made:

Charity donations 25th June 2017

The following charity donations have been made by the club in the past few weeeks:

Inter-Federation Cup success for Alan Jenkinson 6th June 2017

Congratulations to Alan Jenkinson for winning a Silver Medal in the PAGB Inter-Federation Competition for his image Bleak Grazers. The version of the image originally posted to Flickr can be found here.

2016/17 End of Season Results - Monthly and other competitions 6th June 2017

The placings for the internal monthly competitions for 2016/17:

Open digitalTheme digital
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Gerald Henry
Gareth Martin
1st
2nd
3rd
Geoff Poole
Steve Corbett
Gareth Martin
Open printsTheme prints
1st
2nd
3rd
Gareth Martin
Gerald Henry
Jenny Hibbert
1st
2nd
3rd
Geoff Poole
Phil Lamb
Gareth Martin

Mono competition, May 2017:

Mono digital
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert - Crows on the move
Jenny Hibbert - Traction engine kid
Alan Jenkinson - Lakeland strand
Highly commended
 
 
Brian Coleman - Reflecting
Roger Daniel - Back to the future
Jenny Hibbert - Little urchin
Commended
 
 
 
Brian Coleman - The Hayes
Jenny Hibbert - Kazakh Family group
Neville Thomas - Chill Factor
Neville Thomas - Sea Stacks
Mono print
1st
2nd
3rd
Alan Jenkinson - Donkey sanctuary
Alan Jenkinson - Mother goose reception
Mike Eady - Full speed
Highly commended
 
 
 
 
Neville Thomas - Abandoned farm by loch
Alan Jenkinson - Beacons Ponies
Gerald Henry - Grey Wolves
Mike Eady - Hair Salon
Dennis Clark - Keelan Giles scores a try
Commended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff Poole - Dam High
Neville Thomas - Deserted croft
Deryn Martin - Feeling Blue
Dai Knight - Half Board and a room with a view
David Hopes - Look what I found
Brian Coleman - Ruler of nothing
Gerald Henry - Sabi
Roger Daniel - St David's Cathedral
Chris Timbrell - Stop Look and Listen

Three on a theme competition, December 2016:

PrintsDigital
1st
2nd
3rd
Gareth Martin
Gerald Henry
Jenny Hibbert
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Gerald Henry
Gareth Martin

Review of Summer 2016 outings (digital only):

1stChris Timbrell

Themes announced for 2017/18 25th April 2017

The theme subjects for the 2017/18 season are: "Forgotten objects" and "Something new". These will be the November 2017 and February 2018 competitions respectively. Full monthly competition information and relevant collection and judging dates are included on the club competitions and programme pages.

2017 '5 to 8' winning entries available for download 12th April 2017

The 2017 '5 to 8' winning entries are now available for download from the results page:

Winner: Ian Bateman - The Fallen
Runner-up: Malcolm Imhoff - Cwmorthin Requiem
Runner-up: David R. Neal - Celtic View
Highly commended: Nellian Bekker - Kokerboomkloof
Highly commended: Christine Chittock - Kaleidoscopic Stourhead
Commended: Laura Parker - The Dark Side of Light
Commended: Chris Timbrell - Small Trees, Tall Trees

Welsh Salon Acceptances for Club Members 5th April 2017

Congratulations to the following for acceptances and awards in the 2017 Welsh Salon:

Heather DigweedPerched RobinDigital
Gerald HenryConnieDigital
Gerald HenryPenarth PierDigital
Jenny HibbertDipper on River OgmoreDigital
Jenny HibbertTea PleasePrint Colour
Jenny HibbertWater Shrew (WPF Ribbon)Digital
Jenny HibbertWhite Tailed EagleDigital
David HopesYou Looking At MeDigital
Alan JenkinsonBleak Grazers (WPF Ribbon)Digital
Alan JenkinsonDartmoor Gaggle (Best monochrome)Print Mono
Alan JenkinsonEarly Tarn HowsPrint Colour
Alan JenkinsonEvening on the EstuaryPrint Colour
Alan JenkinsonGoose StepDigital
Alan JenkinsonJurassic Pool (Selector's Ribbon - Gary Shinner)Print Colour
Alan JenkinsonPen-Y-Fan Resident (WPF Ribbon)Digital
Alan JenkinsonSea Lock Hamlet (WPF Ribbon)Print Mono
Alan JenkinsonValley FeederDigital
Alan JenkinsonWoodland Solace (Best creative)Print Mono
Geoff PooleCleaning WindowsPrint Mono
Geoff PooleCrestfallenDigital
Geoff PooleNature NurturePrint Colour
Geoff PooleSally LightfootDigital
Geoff PooleThe StaircasePrint Mono

Donation to Y Bwthyn 11th January 2017

As those who attended the club Christmas evening and quiz on December 5th will be aware, a charity collection was made from the normal weekly collection plus donations. The charity chosen was Y Bwthyn - the specialist palliative care unit at the Princess of Wales Hospital. The club rounded up the money collected on the evening and a donation of £200 has been made. Thanks to all those who contributed.

2017 '5 to 8' Competition dates 30th October 2016

The 2017 '5 to 8' Competition dates are confirmed as:

From 25th November entries may again be submitted online with payment via Paypal or debit/credit card or by post with payment by UK cheque. The entry fee remains at £8 (eight pounds Sterling) which allows submission of up to two entries. Please note that in 2017 the entries may run from 240 seconds to 480 seconds in length (as per the change made for the 2016 competition).

Full details for the 5 to 8 competition can be found here and downloads of the top entries from past years are available on the results page.

2015/16 End of Season Results - Monthly and Mono Competitions 25th May 2016

Winners of the Mono competition for 2015/16 judged earlier this week:

Mono digital
1st
2nd
3rd
Dai Knight
Jenny Hibbert
Chris Timbrell
Mono print
1st
2nd
3rd
Dennis Clark
Geoff Poole
Jenny Hibbert

The placings for the internal monthly competitions were announced at the recent A.G.M.:

Open digitalTheme digital
1st
2nd
3rd=
Jenny Hibbert
Gareth Martin
Gerald Henry, Chris Timbrell
1st
2nd
3rd
Roger Daniel
Chris Timbrell
Geoff Poole
Open printsTheme prints
1st
2nd
3rd
Gareth Martin
Jenny Hibbert
Geoff Poole
1st
2nd
3rd
Gareth Martin
Chris Timbrell
Roger Daniel

Themes announced for 2016/17 3rd May 2016

The theme subjects for the 2016/17 season are: "T.V. programme title" and "Transport". These will be the November 2016 and February 2017 competitions respectively. Full monthly competition information and relevant collection and judging dates are included on the club competitions and programme pages.

2016 '5 to 8' winning entries available for download 28th April 2016

The 2016 '5 to 8' winning entries are now available for download from the results page:

Winner: Jane and Stephen Lee - Searching For The Light - A Norwegian Quest
Runner-up: Bill Bruce - Reflections
Runner-up: Ian Bateman - Wistman's Wood
Highly commended: Brian Harvey - Under Norfolk Skies
Highly commended: Ian Bateman - Winter Light At Waddesdon Manor
Commended: Malcolm and Jenny Gee - Alpine Seasons (not included in download package)
Commended: Malcolm Moorehead - Colours Of Spring

News archives

2015 archive

2016 '5 to 8' Competition dates 21st October 2015

The 2016 '5 to 8' Competition dates are confirmed as:

  • Starting date for submitting entries: 20th November 2015
  • Closing date for submitting entries: 15th February 2016
  • Judging date: 14th March 2016

From 20th November entries may again be submitted online with payment via Paypal or debit/credit card or by post with payment by UK cheque. The entry fee remains at £8 (eight pounds Sterling) which allows submission of up to two entries. Please note that for the 2016 competition the entries may run from 240 seconds to 480 seconds in length.

Full details for the 5 to 8 competition can be found here. Downloads of the top entries from past years have also been added to the results page.

12 Way Print Battle sponsored by Fotospeed 5th October 2015

October 5th saw the second Bridgend Twelve Way Print Battle take place, with Gwynfa taking the honours. Allan Squires, Chairman of Gwynfa, can be seen in the photograph receiving the Trophy from Vince Cater of Fotospeed and the judge, Tony Byram ARPS, AWPF, DPAGB, EFIAP.

The results:

1st Gwynfa 97
2nd Vale 96
3rd Gwent 94
4th Ebbw Vale 92
5th=Bridgend 89
5th=Kidderminster 89
7th=Cwmbran 88
8th Western Valley 86
9th Cymru Monochrome 85
10thSwansea 84
11thRhondda 82
12thMerthy Tydfil 79

Winning images from Gwynfa:


Winners of Fotospeed boxes of paper:

Steve Ficken Kidderminster Girl and Drunk Best People / Portraiture / Candid
Bridget Craddock Vale Urban Solitude Best Colour
Alan Jenkinson Bridgend Flood Siege Best Landscape / Seascape
Simon Latham Gwent Mighty Munster Man Best Monochrome
Jenny Hibbert Bridgend Baby water vole reaching for blackberriesBest Nature / Wildlife

2014/15 End of Season Results - Monthly, Mono and All Winners Competitions 5th June 2015

Winners of the All Winners and Mono competitions for 2014/15:

All Winners digitalMono digital
1st
2nd
3rd
Neville Thomas
Alan Jenkinson
Jenny Hibbert
1st
2nd=
3rd=
Alan Jenkinson
Steve Chatman, Tracey Davies
Gerald Henry, Neville Thomas
All Winners printMono print
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Alan Jenkinson
Alan Jenkinson
1st
2nd=
3rd=
Steve Chatman
Alan Jenkinson, Brian Sewell
Jenny Hibbert, Alan Jenkinson

The placings for the internal monthly competitions were announced at the recent A.G.M.:

Open digitalTheme digital
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Gareth Martin
Alan Jenkinson
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Steve Chatman
Gareth Martin
Open printsTheme prints
1st
2nd
3rd=
Gareth Martin
Jenny Hibbert
Geoff Poole, Neville Thomas
1st
2nd
3rd
Geoff Poole
Jenny Hibbert
Gareth Martin

Themes announced for 2015/16 24th May 2015

The theme subjects for the 2015/16 season are: "Man's influence on the landscape" and "Lightweight". These will be the November 2015 and February 2016 competitions respectively. Full monthly competition information and relevant collection and judging dates are included on the club competitions and programme pages.

2015 '5 to 8' Competition - Results 24th March 2015

Winner: Mark Allen (Bangor and North Down Northern Ireland) - Scotland
Runner-up: Stephen and Jane Lee (Dorchester Camera Club) - Land of Ice
Runner-up: Malcolm and Jenny Gee (Norfolk) - Seasons In Close Up
Highly Commended: Ian Bateman (Wantage Camera Club) - Horizons
Highly Commended: Mark Allen (Bangor and North Down Northern Ireland) - Iceland

The 23rd March saw the judging of the 2015 Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition This years competition attracted a record number of sequences, with entries from all parts of the UK, South Africa and Norway. The sequences covered a number of themes and ideas reflecting the international nature of the authors. Animal life varied from the wildlife of Africa’s Etosha National Park via the sheep of North Wales to the polar bears of arctic Svalbard. The wild landscapes of Iceland and Scotland were counterbalanced by the more gentle and pastel landscapes of England and Wales.

Tasked with the not inconsiderable job of providing a critique of over thirty entries and selecting the winning sequences was this years judge Malcolm Imhoff FRPS FACI(M). Malcolm”s comments and suggestions were all given in a positive and constructive way intended to help the competitor polish and improve the techniques used. BCC would like to thank Malcolm for the not inconsiderable work that was required to critique the sequences and provide us with such a fulfilling event.

2014 archive

2015 '5 to 8' Competition dates 25th October 2014

The 2015 '5 to 8' Competition dates are confirmed as:

  • Starting date for submitting entries: 23rd November 2014
  • Closing date for submitting entries: 16th February 2015
  • Judging date: 23rd March 2015

From 23rd November entries may again be submitted online with payment via Paypal or debit/credit card or by post with payment by UK cheque. The entry fee remains at £8 (eight pounds Sterling) which allows submission of up to two entries. For the 2015 competition there is one revision to the rules - entries may run from 270 seconds to 480 seconds in length (instead of the previous limits of 300 seconds to 480 seconds).

12 Way Print Battle sponsored by Fotospeed 6th October 2014

October 6th saw the first Bridgend Twelve Way Print Battle take place, with Ebbw Vale being very worthy winners. Alan Coles, of Ebbw Vale, can be seen in the photograph receiving the Trophy from Vince Cater of Fotospeed and the judge, Johnnie Rogers ARPS, Caerphilly Camera Club.

I have been working, along with Nigel Nicholas, on this battle since July this year, so was very happy to see it so well supported by not just the twelve clubs, but also Cwmbran who came along to watch. Fotospeed came in to sponsor this event and will be supporting us for the next 15 years. Our sponsors provided a box of A3 Fotospeed paper for each of the five individual winners.

To keep the battle fresh, we decided that the lowest scoring three clubs would drop out to make way for three new clubs every year. So, sadly, we say goodbye to Trostre, Pyle and Porthcawl, and Morriston and will welcome three new clubs next year: Gwynfa,Cwmbran and Kidderminster. We already have three clubs booked for 2016.

Gareth Martin AWPF CPAGB, External Competition Secretary, Bridgend Camera Club

The results:

1st Ebbw Vale 90
2nd Swansea 88
3rd=Bridgend 86
3rd=Western Valley 86
5th=Gwent 85
5th=Merthyr Tydfil 85
7th=Cymru Monochrome 82
7th=Vale 82
9th Rhondda 80
10thTrostre 73
11thPyle and Porthcawl72
12thMorriston 71

Winning images from Ebbw Vale:


Winners of Fotospeed boxes of paper:

Lyndon Hatherall Western ValleyNo Play Today Best People / Portraiture / Candid
John Cooke Western ValleyAlone In The Woods Best Colour
Gareth Martin Bridgend Vigil Best Landscape / Seascape
Peter Stickler Swansea Girls with Bad HabitsBest Creative
Lynford Hallett Merthyr TydfilPondering Best Monochrome


2013/14 End of Season Results - Monthly, Mono and All Winners Competitions 3rd June 2014

Winners of the All Winners and Mono competitions for 2013/14:

All Winners digitalMono digital
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Alan Jenkinson
Alan Jenkinson
1st
2nd
3rd=
Tracey Davies
Neville Thomas
Jenny Hibbert, Dave Knight
All Winners printMono print
1st
2nd
3rd
Neville Thomas
Alan Jenkinson
Jenny Hibbert
1st
2nd=
3rd=
Brian Coleman
Steve Chatman, Gerald Henry
Jenny Hibbert, Brian Sewell

The placings for the internal monthly competitions were announced at the recent A.G.M.:

Open digitalTheme digital
1st=
3rd=
 
Jenny Hibbert, Alan Jenkinson
Steve Chatman, Gerald Henry
 
1st
2nd
3rd
Neville Thomas
Chris Timbrell
Geoff Poole
Open printsTheme prints
1st
2nd
3rd
Alan Jenkinson
Gareth Martin
Jenny Hibbert
1st
2nd
3rd
Ian Davies
Geoff Poole
John Lee

2014 '5 to 8' Competition - Results 26th March 2014

Winner: Wantage Camera Club (UK) - One Day Like This
Runner-up: Malcolm Imhoff (UK) - On Higher Ground
Runner-up: Adri van Oudheusden (South Africa) - One Fine Day
Highly Commended: Ian Bateman (UK) - Catalunyan Morning
Highly Commended: Nellian Bekker (South Africa) - Fantasie d'Eau

This years winning sequence was a joint entry by members of Wantage Camera Club, I hope this will encourage other clubs to consider entering. Our Judges this year, Edgar Gibbs FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP and Linda Gibbs MPAGB AV-AFIAP, provided expert critique of all the sequences and helped make the evening very stimulating and enjoyable. Edgar and Linda commented that the standard was very high and the final results were very close. Bridgend CC would like to thank them for all their hard work. The presence of visitors from other clubs and the South Wales RPS AV group was much appreciated. A DVD of sequences and the judges critique will be sent to clubs via the WPF portfolio service. Bridgend CC hope that other clubs will find this entertaining and with the Judges comments enclosed an informative disc. Details of the 2015 competition will be on the Bridgend CC website in the near future. If anyone has any queries about this competition please contact us at:

2014 '5 to 8' Competition - entry now closed / 20th Great Northern Festival 16th February 2014

Entry to the 2014 '5 to 8' Competition is now closed. Many thanks and good luck to those who have entered. We are also pleased to report that the new online submission system worked well and we will be using it again next year.

2013 archive

2014 '5 to 8' Competition open for entries 20th October 2013

The 2014 '5 to 8' Competition is now open for entries. This year entries may be submitted online with payment via Paypal or debit/credit card or by post with payment by UK cheque. The entry fee of £8 (eight pounds Sterling) allows submission of up to two entries. For full details please visit the main '5 to 8' page. The closing date for entries is 16 February 2014. Judging takes place on 24 March 2014.

Themes announced for 2013/14 25th June 2013

The theme subjects for the 2013/14 season are: Shadows, Emotion, Macro, Creative, Dereliction, Heat and Welsh. Monthly information and relevant collection and judging dates are included on the club competitions and programme pages.

2012/13 End of Season Results - Mono and All Winners Competitions 4th June 2013

The winners of the Mono and All Winners competition for 2012/13 are:

Mono Competition winnersAll Winners Competition winners
Digital
Print
Mike Eady
Neville Thomas
Digital
Print
Paul Fram
Jenny Hibbert

Website mini-makeover 23rd May 2013

The website has had a mini-makeover to improve the navigation menus, to update some aspects of the layout and to simplify future updates.

2012/13 End of Season Results - Monthly Competitions 14th May 2013

The placings for the internal monthly competitions were announced at the A.G.M. last night:

Open digitalTheme digital
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Gareth Martin
Steve Chatman
1st
2nd
3rd
Neville Thomas
Chris Timbrell
Brian Sewell
Open printsTheme prints
1st
2nd
3rd
Jenny Hibbert
Gareth Martin
Neville Thomas
1st
2nd
3rd
Geoff Poole
Sam Cheng
Hilary Rowley

2013 5 to 8 Competition Results 19th March 2013

The sixth Bridgend 5 to 8 competition was judged last night by Linda Gibbs MPAGB AV-AFIAP and Edgar Gibbs FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP. They provided a recap of the competition rules for the audience and constructive critique of the entries shown on the evening. The final result was:
Winner: "The Sands Of Time", Adri van Oudheusden, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Second: "Celtic Vision", David Neal, Tregaron
Third: "Milwaukee Art Museum", Paul Green, Bridgend CC
Highly Commended: "Fendrod Swans", Jeff Driscoll, Abertawe PS
Highly Commended: "West Ireland - Land, Sea And Sky", Chris Timbrell, Bridgend CC

Congratulation to the winners and our thanks to all who entered. Bridgend CC will shortly be sending out a DVD of all the entries and a copy of the judges notes to all clubs affiliated to the WPF. Non affiliated clubs can request this DVD.

Phototrek 2013 8th March 2013

The club Phototrek competition has been launced for 2013. Although similar to previous years, there are some changes this time around - less images required and more time to shoot them. Full details are available here.

2012 archive

Bridgend 5 Way Print Battle 2012 12th November 2012

The annual 5 way print battle between Bridgend, Cardiff, Neath, Newport and Swansea was judged this evening by Kevin Thomas. The winners were Cardiff. Scores for all prints were as follows:

Round
Bridgend
Cardiff
Neath
Newport
Swansea
1 Wreck dumped on Snowden 16 Lady 17 Beacon spring 18 Isle of Skye 17 No longer a secret 19
2 The old dock and river Afan 18 Dusk 19 Puma on a rock 20 Bench mates 18 The fugitive 16
3 Bath night 15 Lindisfarne boat hut 18 From a broken heart 15 Butterfly 16 A stroll in a park 15
4 Guitar 18 Blue disk 16 Emerging butterfly 17 Frogman 16 Enjoying lunch 19
5 Ogmore ponies 18 I'm on my way 20 Julianna at steam punk 17 Menigoute lake 16 Man and machine 16
6 Golden eagle in a blizzard 19 Cuernos Del Paine 17 Alien burlesque 18 Surfer 20 Weaponry Montjuic 19
Totals =3rd 104 1st 107 2nd 105 5th 103 =3rd 104

Themes announced for 2012/13 28th May 2012

The theme subjects for the 2012/13 season are: At night, Childhood, Only Small, Speed, Still life, Urban life, Wildlife and nature. For now this is just a list of the seven subjects - once the themes have been allocated to each month, that information will be posted on the club competitions page.

2011/12 End of Season Results 28th May 2012

The placings for the internal monthly competitions and the winners of the Mono and All Winners competition for 2011/12 are:

Open digitalTheme digital
1st
2nd=
3rd
Alan Jenkinson
Gerald Henry, Steve Chatman   
Vikki Baines
1st
2nd
3rd
Chris Timbrell
Hilary Rowley
Jan Cawley
Open printsTheme prints
1st
2nd
3rd
Alan Jenkinson
Jenny Hibbert
Roger Daniel
1st
2nd
3rd
Chris Timbrell
Geoff Poole
Jan Cawley
Mono Competition winnersAll Winners Competition winners
Digital
Print
Steve Chatman
Neville Thomas
Digital
Print
Dennis Clark
Jenny Hibbert

2012 5 to 8 Competition Results  20th March 2012

The fifth Bridgend 5 to 8 competition again provided an interesting, varied and stimulating evening for members and visitors. Our Judge, Robert Albright MA FRPS, provided an insightful and constructive critique of the entries for the 2012 competition. The final result was:
Winner: "The Runner", Chris Timbrell, Bridgend CC (view the on-line version)
Second: "Facing the Dream", Andy Polakowski, Mold CC North Wales
Third: "Looking Up", Alia Naughton, Australia
Highly Commended: "Summer in the Alps", Geoff Poole, Bridgend CC
Highly Commended: "Butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies", Jeff Driscoll, Abertawe PS

Congratulation to the worthy winners and our thanks to all who entered. The entry this year was noteworthy for excellent photography and the wide variety of subjects chosen for the sequences. Bridgend CC will shortly be sending out a DVD of all the entries and a copy of the judges notes to all clubs affiliated to the WPF. Non affiliated clubs can request this DVD.

2012 5 to 8 Judging Date 30th January 2012

Judging of the 2012 5 to 8 competiton will take place from 7.30pm on Monday 19th March and we are pleased to confirm that the Judge will again be Robert Albright FRPS. Non-members are welcome to attend - there will a £2 entrance fee to include a raffle ticket and refreshments.

2011 archive

2012 5 to 8 Competition Rules and Entry Forms 7th December 2011

The latest rules and entry forms are now available.

2012 5 to 8 Competition 28th November 2011

The closing date for the 2012 5 to 8 Photo Harmony Competition is Sunday 12th February 2012. There are some minor alterations to the rules, the update and entry forms should be available on the website shortly. If you have any queries please contact us.

2011 5 to 8 Results 24th March 2011

The 2011 5 to 8 competition attracted a record entry and our Judge Robert Albright FRPS selected the following sequences:
Highly Commended Certificates were awarded to:
Howard Bagshaw ARPS DPAGB from England with "The West"
David Pickford ARPS DPAGB from Scotland with "Left by the Tide"
Runners Up Certificates went to:
Alia Naughton from Australia with "Colours of Uluru"
Ed Cloutman from The Vale PS with "Coldbrookdale Foundry"
The 2011 5 to 8 Trophy was awarded to
Jenny Hibbert AWPF MPAGB from Bridgend CC with "Montana"

2010 archive

2011 5 to 8 Competition 8th December 2010

This years 5 to 8 will take place on Monday 21st March and the Judge will be Robert Albright FRPS. I am delighted that Robert has again agreed to judge this competition for us. Entries are to be in by Sunday13th February. Entry forms can be downloaded by following the 5 to 8 button in the navigation bar.

Distinctions Success for Club Members 1st December 2010

November proved a good month for members of the club with Mike Eady gaining his AWPF but pride of place must go to Jenny Hibbert for gaining the prestigious MPAGB distinction. Well done to both and an example to members.

Monster Success for Club Member! 24th October 2010

Congratulations to popular club member Mike Eady whose image of a peaceful monk sitting on a rock was chosen as the cover photo of the long awaited double decker sized artwork ? the biggest photobook in the world. The book, with pages approximately 20 by 14 ft, was recently unveiled to the world Mike took the photograph on a trip to Ladakh a mountainous region in Jammu and Kashmir, northwest India and in the area known as the Trans-Himalaya, the lands beyond the Himalaya.
More details can be found here:
www.ephotozine.com/article/Visit-the-worlds-largest-photobook-14865

2010/2011 Club Season 7th September 2010

Our first meeting is on Monday 6th September and features Philippa Wood AWPF CPAGB Hon FWPF with her new presentation In Search of the Tiger. Look forward to seeing you then.

5 to 8 Results 23rd April 2010

After last Mondays successful 5 to 8 competition our judge Robert Albright FRPS chose the following sequences
The winner was Gary Green.............. By the Grace of God
Second place was Chris Timbrell ....... Winter
Third was Paul Green ..................... The Concert Hall
Highly Comended were ...
Jenny Hibbert ........................ Wolves
Mike Baker ........................... Death and Life on the Nile
Many thanks to Robert and Maureen Albright for their help and support. There's approximately ten months until the entry to the 2011 competition closes!

5 to 8 Competition 23rd March 2010

This years 5 to 8 competition will be held on Monday 19th April at Nolton Church Hall 7:15pm for a 7:30 start.

Next Battle 23rd March 2010

The date for the three way battle with Rhondda and Old Bridge is Friday 16th April. The competition will this year be hosted by Old Bridge.

2010 5 to 8 Competition update 19th January 2010

The final entry date for entries to this years competition is Sunday 14th March. Club members will be allowed to hand in entries directly to Paul Green on our meeting of Monday 15th. Judging will be on Monday 19th April. For rules and a entry form click the 5 to 8 button above.

Club Success in PAGB's GB Cup 18th January 2010

In the small clubs cup section BRIDGEND came in SECOND place with 140 points a very fine achievement. TOWY VALLEY 34th with 115 points and CARMARTHEN 38th with 112 points were the nearest placed clubs representing the WPF. Our near neighbours Gwynfa and the Vale were entered in the large clubs section being placed 18th and 73rd respectively. Well done to all members who entered work for this prestigious competition.

2009 archive

2010 5 to 8 Competition 26th November 2009

I am pleased to announce that the judge for the 2010 5 to 8 competition is Robert Albright MA, FRPS

Robert gained a Fellowship of the RPS in 2002 and currently serves as Chairman of the RPS Audio Visual Distinctions Panel, serves on the Advisory Board and is Regional Organiser for the RPS Western Region.
He has judged and lectured extensively nationally and Internationaly, gained acceptances for his work in Print, PI and AV Exhibitions, Competitions and Salons.
Robert won the 2009 National AV Championships.

Stanley Chell Competition 25th November 2009

The club was credibly placed in this years competition with Mike Stokes entry, One Hour after Sunset, receiving The Hans Hoyer Trophy for the Best Monochrome Print. The judge was Margaret Collis ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB Hon EFIAP.

Port Talbot 5 way battle: Change of Date 9th November 2009

The date for port Talbot's 5 way battle has been changed from Thursday 3rd December to Thursday 10th December.

2009 ANNUAL EXHIBITION 22nd October 2009

BRIDGEND CAMERA CLUB?s 2009 ANNUAL EXHIBITION was judged by
Leo Rich, ARPS,  DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP and the top prints will be exhibited at:
Nolton Gallery
Nolton Street
Bridgend
from Sat 24th October to Sat 22nd November 2009
More photographs can be found on display at
Celtic Camera Centre
31 Caroline Street
Bridgend.

2009 5 to 8 Competition Results 20th May 2009

After a entertaining and stimulating afternoon of presenting 20 sequences Bridgend Camera Club is pleased to announce the results of 2009's competition.

Highly Commended
David Gould
Garry Green

Runners Up
David R Neal
Chris Timbrell
Winner
Alan Jenkinson AWPF
Many thanks to all who entered such a variety of sequences and congratulations to the worthy winners.
Many Thanks to our judge Ian Bateman FRPS who again provided us with judging of the highest calibre.

New Web Site is Up !!! 19th May 2009

Still a few more things to do but yes, the new web site is up and running, at last, :)

Update on 5 to 8 competition 2009 20th January 2009

I am delighted that our judge this year is once again to be Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB. Ian has been invited to Australia to judge a AV competition so we have agreed with him to extend the closing date for entries until Saturday 15th March. We expect the judging day to be in early May, details to follow.

2008 archive

Alteration to programme 26th November 2008

Steve Jones our guest speaker on Monday 1st December has altered his talk. Instead of visiting the Himalayan kingdom of Mustang we are off to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan!

Simon Marsden Tickets 13th November 2008

Some tickets for Simon Marsden talk " The Twilight Hour" should still be available on the evening at the door, cost £6. If anyone is thinking of coming they can reserve a ticket by emailing the club - our contact details can be found on the contact us club page.

The Twilight Hour: Simon Marsden Tickets 30th October 2008

Members of Bridgend Camera Club are entitled to free tickets for this event, non members can obtain tickets at £6 per head by contacting the club or locally from Nolton Gallery or Celtic Cameras in Bridgend. The numbers are limited but all are welcome for this only presentation by Sir Simon Marsden in Wales this year.

Programme Update 27th October 2008

Just a reminder that our rearranged talk, Travels in Patagonia with the Revd Chris Tremththanmor, is on Monday 3rd November.

Last few days of Exhibition 24th October 2008

Don't forget that our print exhibition at Nolton Gallery closes on Saturday 25th of October.

2009 5 to 8 Competition 17th October 2008

Details of the 2009 5 to 8 photoharmony competition for digitally projected sequences are available via our website, just select the 5to8 button on the navigation pane.

The Twilight Hour Simon Marsden Comes to Bridgend 17th October 2008

Simon Marsden the internationally collected photographer is coming to Bridgend Camera Club on Monday 17th November. His photographs, the majority of which are shot on black and white infra red film, are in many of the worlds important collections, including the V&A in London and the J.Paul Getty musuem in California. In his only talk in Wales this year he will talk about his photography the making of his critically acclaimed books and his award winning DVD, the Twilight Hour. The evening is open to non members at a small charge of £6. Please contact us via email - our contact details can be found on the contact us club page.
More details to be published later.

Judging day for 5 to 8 competition 26th April 2008

A rare sunny Saturday afternoon found members from various camera clubs sat in a darkened Coytrahen Community Centre watching the top 15 entries in our first 5 to 8 Photo Harmony competition. Our distinguished judge, Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB, kept us all in suspense before announcing the winner as:
David R Neal AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE4* of Eryri Photo Group.
The winning sequence met with universal approval and contained a stunning selection of mountain landscapes. Bridgend Camera Club was well represented with Jenny Hibbert AWPF gaining a well deserved runners up spot, also, our judge felt compelled to award a highly commended to Mike Eady and Jeff Goodwin.
All present had an enjoyable time and offered much praise for both Bridgend Camera Club and our judge for his thoughtful and constructive comments. The range of subjects tackled, the quality of the images and the truly varied choice of music made the afternoon both stimulating and enjoyable.

5 to 8 Judging and Presentation 13th April 2008

The judging with presentation of the top entries for the 5 to 8 photo harmony competition will take place on Saturday 26th April. The venue is Coytrahen Community Centre, CF32 0EB, near Bridgend. The event will start at 2 o clock, with the showing of the top entries, Our distinguished judge is Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB Chairman of Wantage Camera Club, Member of the RPS Audio Visual Distinctions panel, committee member of RPS Wessex-DIG and Webmaster of several AV sites. I am sure he will have his work cut out in selecting the winning entry. Entry is free and Bridgend and District Camera Club look forward to welcoming all interested people.

5 to 8 Competition 11th January 2008

A reminder that the closing date for the 5 to 8 photo harmony competition is rapidly approaching. Click on the link on the right for details.

Change to Printed Programme 11th January 2008

Please note that Linda has managed to get John and Eileen Wigmore to give us a presentation on 18th February.