2021/22 End of Season Results Round-up - Monthly and other competitions 14th June 2022

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up. Click on the image for a full size version.

COVID-19 Update 13th June 2022

After running successful hybrid meetings for hall and Zoom attendees since the start of January 2022, with speakers either in the hall or remote, the formal season has now ended and the first Monday summer evening outing takes place on 20 June. For the new season starting in September the aim is to return to "normal" Monday evenings at the hall with Zoom being used only for occasional remote speakers and editing evenings.

New website 12th June 2022

The layout of the club website was set up around 2009 and other than some minor navigation improvements in May 2013 the look and feel had been largely unchanged since it was first created. The content has now been moved to a new layout which is more responsive across a range of devices from phone through to high resolution desktop screens.

Themes announced for 2022/23 2nd May 2022

The theme subjects for the 2022/23 season are: "People at work" and "Weather". These will be the November 2022 and March 2023 competitions respectively. The Mike Stokes Trophy will be awarded in a Landscape competition in December 2022. Full monthly competition information is on the club competitions page and will also appear in the programme.

COVID-19 Update 14th March 2022

We have been running successful hybrid meetings for hall and Zoom attendees since the start of January 2022 with speakers either in the hall or remote. In the immediate short term as the Covid situation eases we will continue with hybrid meeting where appropriate. However, some meetings, for example those that are focused on prints, will not be streamed via Zoom. Full details will continue to be circulated to members via the club Googlegroup as well as being confirmed in the programme.

COVID-19 Update 3rd January 2022

Meetings at the hall started again from 1st November 2021 with meetings also available via Zoom where possible. Due to the continued changes in the Covid situation in December 2021 and into January 2022 we start 2022 with meetings on Zoom only. Full details will continue to be circulated to members via the club Googlegroup as we head into the new year.

Awards 30th November 2021

A round-up of some recent successes for club members....

2021 Welsh International Salon of Photography Acceptances
Paul James
Widow
Eye of the Storm
Lady's Not a Tramp
Singapore in the Rain (PSA Gold Medal, Creative)   
The Wrecker (PAGB Ribbon, Creative)
Kevin Robertson
St Ellis Bay Cafe
Porthcawl Storm
Bohemian Rhapsody Covid Style   
Murano Venice
Wrecker
Maddie Robertson
Hot Rod Driver
Forks
 
 
 
WPF 2021 AWPF Awards
Paul James with a panel entitled “Portraits”.
Kevin Robertson with a panel entitled “The Royal Airforce at work”.
BBC Countryfile Calendar
Jenny Hibbert has the September image "Double Trouble" in the 2022 BBC Countryfile calendar. The calendar costs £9.99 which includes UK delivery. A minimum of £4.75 from the sale of each calendar will be donated to the BBC Children in Need Appeal.

Order from: https://www.hcscalendar.co.uk/
Others
David Hopes
Excellence Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (EFIAP) - Nov 2021
Diploma Photographic Association of Great Britain (DPAGB) - Nov 2021
Kevin Robertson
Qualified Photographic Society of America (QPSA) – Sep 2021
Artist Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (AFIAP) – Nov 2021

Bridgend 5 Way Digital Battle 2021 15th November 2021

The second Zoom edition of the Bridgend 5 Way Battle was held this evening with judging by Leigh Woolford of Gwynfa Camera Club. Thanks to Leigh for stepping in at fairly short notice.

There were 50 PDIs to be judged and at the end of the last round it was neck and neck with the final images for Bridgend and Baglan Bay deciding the overall winner. The final scores were:

ClubScore
Bridgend171
Baglan Bay169
Cardiff166
Rhondda163
Swansea161

COVID-19 27th October 2021

Meetings at the hall will start again from 1st November with meetings also available via Zoom where possible. Full details circulated to members via the club Googlegroup.

2020/21 End of Season Results Round-up - Monthly and other competitions 10th June 2021

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up. Click on the images for full size versions.

Themes announced for 2021/22 21st May 2021

The theme subjects for the 2021/22 season are: "Two or a Pair" and "Openings". These will be the November 2021 and March 2022 competitions respectively. The Mike Stokes Trophy will be awarded in a Landscape competition in December 2021. Full monthly competition information is on the club competitions page and relevant collection and judging dates will appear in the programme.

COVID-19 21st December 2020

We will not be attending the church hall for Monday meetings for the foreseeable future. Online evenings will continue via Zoom.

Bridgend 5 Way Digital Battle 2020 9th November 2020

This evening we held the Bridgend 5 Way Battle where we would normally enter prints but Covid meant we needed to turn it into a PDI competition over Zoom and it proved a success. Baglan Bay, Bridgend, Cardiff, Rhondda and Swansea were the competing clubs. We were fortunate to have Carol McNiven Young FRPS EFIAP BPE4* CPAGB as our judge. Everyone agreed that Carol gave an outstanding critique of the displayed images. Her comments were both insightful and helpful with great clarity. She was able to fully explain the elements in the photograph, such as, narrative, composition, content, sharpness, colour gamut and shading that determined her marking. Carol complemented the high standard of entries.

There were 50 PDIs to be judged and at the end of the first half the scores were close and there was all to play for. During the second half the leading club began to stretch ahead but there was still a fight going on for second place. It was left until the last set of images for this to be decided. The final scores are shown below.

Thanks to all who took part and congrats to the winners - Rhondda.

Full results can be found here.

ClubScore
Rhondda175
Bridgend171
Cardiff170
Baglan Bay161
Swansea160
Awards
Winning image:Returning Home 20pts Roger Daniel (Bridgend)
Highly Commended: Taking A Stroll On The Beach 20pts Jenny Hibbert (Bridgend)
The Wrecker 19pts Paul James (Bridgend)
Devils v Nottingham 19pts David Evans (Rhondda)
False Gods 19pts David Norton (Rhondda)
Drayman 19pts Allan Pick (Baglan Bay)
Commended:Poppy Seed Heads 18pts Roger Thomas (Bridgend)
The Basketball Player 18pts Trevor Waller (Cardiff)
Sandhill Cranes at Sunset 18pts Mal Durbin (Rhondda)
Salt Pan Road 18pts David Ashman (Swansea)

COVID-19 12th August 2020

We will not be attending the church hall for Monday meetings for the foreseeable future and will review things around Christmas time. Online evenings will continue via Zoom.

COVID-19 6th June 2020

Through the next three months or so we have a 'summer programme' the details of which are shown on the programme page. We will continue to meet on Zoom every other Monday starting on Monday June the 15th. If lock-down eases and we are allowed to meet we will organise some suitable venues at the time.

2019/20 End of Season Results Round-up - Monthly and other competitions 4th June 2020

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The Terry Gardner Trophy winners (above) and a selection of print / digital winners (below)

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Terry Gardner Trophy (image of the year), June 2020
Digital Print
Brian Coleman - Chest and beads David Hopes - A Show Of Rivalry
 
Internal monthly competitions for 2019/20
Open digital Open prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Jenny Hibbert
2nd Roger Daniel 2nd Paul James
3rd Roger Thomas 3rd Roger Daniel
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Brian Coleman 1st Paul James
2nd= Roger Daniel 2nd Geoff Poole
2nd= Paul James 3rd Jenny Hibbert
Novice
Glenys Rumble
 
Mono competition, May 2020
DigitalPrint
1st Roger Daniel - The Pulpit 1st John Dudley - Lost in the dance
2nd Roger Daniel - Returning Home 2nd Roger Daniel - Waiting
3rd Chris Timbrell - Tulip 3rd David Hopes - A Show Of Rivalry
 
Three on a theme competition, December 2019
DigitalPrint
1st Deryn Martin- Red Eight Still Standing 1st Paul James - Pointe of Sacrifice
2nd Colin Simper - Having a drink 2nd Geoff Poole - Fruit and Veg
3rd Glenys Rumble - Clematis 3rd David Hopes - Over the Fences
 
Mike Stokes Trophy, December 2019
Trophy winner: Paul James - Dyffryn Reflections
DigitalPrint
1st Gerald Henry - The Blue Hour 1st Paul James - Dyffryn Reflections
2nd David Pearce - Winter light 2nd Roger Daniel - Life on the River
3rd= Brian Sewell - Sea Island Site in Galapagos Islands 3rd= David Hopes - The Lone Boat
3rd= David Pearce - The river crossing 3rd= Gerald Henry - Llanberis Pass
3rd= Gerald Henry - Dinorwic Slate Quarry 3rd= Jenny Hibbert - High Above Barmouth
3rd= Roger Daniel - Ploughing in the Black Mountain 3rd= Steve Corbett - The Ogwen Valley
 
Review of Summer 2019 outings (digital only)
1st Roger Daniel - Treorchy
2nd Paul James - Pool at Sunset
3rd Gerald Henry - Evening Workout
Highly commended John Finch - Pensive Man
Gerald Henry - Wait for me
Commended Jenny Hibbert - Aberafon Sunsetting
Roger Thomas - Corrugated Rust
Chris Timbrell - Bracelet Bay
Chris Timbrell - Pollen Dusted
Phil Lamb - Rusty Old Bridge
David Hopes - Split view
 

COVID-19 12th May 2020

The programme for 2020-21 will evolve as the hall or home situation resolves itself. Competition judging dates for 2020-21 have been confirmed. See the programme for details.

Themes announced for 2020/21 11th May 2020

The theme subjects for the 2020/21 season are: "Framed" and "Journeys". These will be the November 2020 and March 2021 competitions respectively. The Mike Stokes Trophy will be awarded in a Landscape competition in December 2020. Full monthly competition information is on the club competitions page and relevant collection and judging dates will appear in the programme.

COVID-19 28th March 2020

Following the successful tests last week, some Monday evening events will now be taking place online via Zoom. See the programme for details.

2020 '5 to 8' results 18th March 2020

The 2020 '5 to 8' competition was judged by Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV AFIAP APAGB although our planned judging evening on 16th March could not take place due to the COVID-19 situation. Results have been issued to all entrants and a regular club evening will show the sequences that were planned for the judging evening once normal club evenings resume. A download containing the top entries is available on the results page.

 NameTitle
WinnerMark AllenIt was 75 years ago
Runner UpLaura ParkerTrees of New Zealand
Runner UpLes AyresMore than Graffiti
CommendedJane and Stephen LeeEbb and Flow
CommendedMalcolm ImhoffSomewhere Along the Road
CommendedHarry HuntLakeland Reflections

COVID-19 17th March 2020

All camera club meetings at the hall are cancelled until at least the end of April. The situation will be reviewed as necessary.

The March monthly competition entries have been submitted to the judge. Results will be distributed in an email via the club Googlegroup.

For the April competition all members may submit 2 digital entries electronically. Print workers who have entered in previous monthly competitions may submit two extra digital entries to count towards the print competition. They must be clearly marked as extra entries for the print section (e.g. "_print" at the end of the filename). Results will be distributed in an email via the club Googlegroup.

'5 to 8' Competition 2020 30th November 2019

The 2020 '5 to 8' Competition is now open for entries. The dates are confirmed as:

  • Starting date for submitting entries: 30th November 2019
  • Closing date for submitting entries: 16th February 2020
  • Judging date: 16th March 2020

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. This year we are accepting .mp4 files as well as .exe files.

The 2020 competition will be judged by the winner of the three previous years, Ian Bateman FRPS, MPAGB, APAGB, AFIAP. This will also be the final edition of the competition hosted by Bridgend and District Camera Club - from 2021 the competition will move to a new home and be run by the Exmouth Photo Group. We would like to thank all entrants for supporting the competition while it has been run by Bridgend and hope you will continue to support Exmouth when they take over.

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.

Bridgend 5 Way Print Battle 2019 11th November 2019

The annual 5 way print battle between Bridgend, Cardiff, ISO, Neath and Swansea was judged this evening by Gary Shinner. The joint winners were Bridgend and ISO. Full results can be found here.

 ClubScore
1st=Bridgend111
1st=ISO111
3rdNeath107
4thSwansea104
5thCardiff98

2018/19 End of Season Results Round-up - Monthly and other competitions 5th June 2019

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The Terry Gardner Trophy winners (above) and a selection of print / digital winners (below)

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Terry Gardner Trophy (image of the year), June 2019
Digital Print
Jenny Hibbert - White tailed eagle with catch David Hopes - Graveyard Run
 
Internal monthly competitions for 2019/20
Open digital Open prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Jenny Hibbert
2nd David Hopes 2nd David Hopes
3rd Gerald Henry 3rd Paul James
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Paul James
2nd= Dai Knight 2nd Jenny Hibbert
2nd= Gerald Henry 3rd Gerald Henry
Novice
1st Sarah Lawton
1st Deryn Martin
1st Glenys Rumble
 
Mono competition, May 2019
DigitalPrint
1st Ian Davies - Arctic mist 1st Jenny Hibbert - Snowy owl
2nd= Brian Coleman - Woodland light 2nd Brian Coleman - Eye contact
2nd= Dai Knight - The nanny 3rd= Mike Eady - Ghost like
    3rd= David Pearce - Dunraven Bay
 
Three on a theme competition, December 2018
DigitalPrint
1st Roger Thomas - Red kites 1st Gerald Henry - Point to point
2nd= John Finch - Wet racing 2nd= Brian Coleman - Evil clowns
2nd= David Hopes - Sidecar scramblers 2nd= Roger Daniel - Aberglasney artists
    2nd= Roger Daniel - Extreme motocross
 
Mike Stokes Trophy, December 2018
Trophy winner: David Hopes - Skogafoss on a cold day
DigitalPrint
1st David Hopes - Tidal swirl at sunset 1st David Hopes - Skogafoss on a cold day
2nd Susan Rees - Machu Pichu 2nd John Dudley - Outhouse, tree gathering storm
3rd= Gerald Henry - Falls of Feugh 3rd= Roger Daniel - Mist in the morning
3rd= David Hopes - Cricket match spectators 3rd= Jenny Hibbert - Slate quarry
 
Review of Summer 2018 outings (digital only)
1st Jenny Hibbert - Dog out on a stormy evening
2nd Gerald Henry - Angry Farmer
2nd= Chris Timbrell - Aberavon Sunset
3rd= Heather Digweed - Lines and Angles
3rd= Gerald Henry - Straight to bed you naughty boy
3rd= Jenny Hibbert - Walk along Aberavon Beach
 

Themes announced for 2019/20 15th May 2019

The theme subjects for the 2019/20 season are: "Danger" and "Crooked". These will be the November 2019 and February 2020 competitions respectively. The Mike Stokes Trophy will be awarded in a Landscape competition in December 2019. Full monthly competition information is on the club competitions page and relevant collection and judging dates will appear in the programme.

Images from the Vale Cider Cup 2019 13th April 2019

Here are some images received from the Vale Camera Club following the judging of the 2019 Vale Cider Cup. Bridgend won by a very good margin with 19 points to their 11.

Welsh Salon Acceptances for Club Members 30th March 2019

Congratulations to the following for acceptances and awards in the 2019 Welsh Salon:

Brian ColemanGlaringDigital
Roger DanielMist in the MorningColour print
Roger DanielThames LifeColour print
Roger DanielLlewellyn (Selectors Award - Vince Penticost)Mono print
Roger DanielYou Need HandsMono print
Roger DanielHands of DoomDigital
Roger DanielThe Lonely Photographer (Best Landscape)Digital
Heather DigweedIs My Bowl Big EnoughColour print
John DudleyRunning UndergroundMono print
John DudleyWalking to the LightMono print
Gerald HenryCarnage At The Last (Best Sport)Colour print
Gerald HenryFish & ChipsColour print
Gerald HenryMorning WorkoutColour print
Gerald HenryOtter with CatchColour print
Gerald HenryAlexDigital
Jenny HibbertClose Up of Snow MonkeyColour print
Jenny HibbertWater Vole About to Enter WaterColour print
Jenny HibbertBald Eagle in the Snow & MistMono print
Jenny HibbertSnowy Owl in Snow (WPF Ribbon)Mono print
Jenny HibbertArctic FoxDigital
Jenny HibbertDipper Spooked by FemaleDigital
Jenny HibbertGrey Headed WoodpeckerDigital
Jenny HibbertUrban Red Fox Entering the GardenDigital
David HopesSkogafoss on a Cold DayColour print
David HopesStrangers on the Escalator (Best People)Colour print
David HopesChasing the HareDigital
David HopesGraveyard Run (WPF Ribbon)Digital
David HopesScurry RacingDigital
David KnightHope the Alarm Goes OffDigital
David PearceThe FishermenMono print
David PearceConcentrationDigital
David PearceOn the Crest of a WaveDigital
Geoff PooleStanding DefiantMono print
Roger ThomasNuthatchDigital
Roger ThomasYoung WoodpeckerDigital
Chris TimbrellSunset - Traeth MawrDigital

2019 '5 to 8' winning entry available for viewing 23rd March 2019

The 2019 '5 to 8' competition was judged by Joan Ryder Rathband FRPS FPSSA AFIAP DPAGB and Clive Rathband FRPS FPSSA EFIAP DPAGB on Monday 18th March. The winning entry is now available for viewing on the results page along with a download containing the top entries:

 NameTitle
1stIan BatemanCathedral
2ndJane and Stephen LeeYellowstone Winter
3rdLisa BuckaldersVisions of Africa
Highly commendedErnest PreissKolmanskop
Highly commendedYvonne AchesonInterwoven
CommendedBrian HarveyA Peep into Paradise
CommendedNeil SmithLift Your Head Up High
CommendedPeter RoseStreet Art

 


News archives

2018 archive

5-way battle 12th November 2018

Results of the annual 5-way print battle can be found here. Well done to Neath!

2017/18 End of Season Results Round-up - Monthly and other competitions 24th May 2018

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The Terry Gardner Trophy winners (above) and a selection of digital and print winners (below)

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Terry Gardner Trophy (image of the year), May 2018
Digital Print
Dave Knight - Someone's Tired Gerald Henry - Carnage At The Last
 
Internal monthly competitions for 2017/18
Open digital Open prints
1st Roger Daniel 1st Gareth Martin
2nd Jenny Hibbert 2nd Gerald Henry
3rd Gerald Henry 3rd David Hopes
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Gerald Henry
2nd Gerald Henry 2nd Gareth Martin
3rd Colin Simper 3rd Geoff Poole
 
Mono competition, May 2018
DigitalPrint
1st Gerald Henry - Bertie 1st Paul James - Towards the Light
2nd John Finch - Applebees 2nd Geoff Poole - Man's Creation
3rd Dave Knight - Taff Embankment at Night 3rd Roger Daniel - Jones the Barber
 
Three on a theme competition, December 2017
DigitalPrint
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Gareth Martin
2nd Gerald Henry 2nd Gerald Henry
3rd Gareth Martin 3rd Jenny Hibbert
 
Mike Stokes Trophy, December 2017
Trophy winner: Brian Batters - Winters Light
DigitalPrint
1st Brian Batters - Winters Light 1st Stephen Corbett - Mewslade Bay
2nd Gerald Henry - Summer Storm 2nd David Hopes - Clifton
3rd David Hopes - Hay Bales 3rd Neville Thomas - Chill Factor
 
Review of Summer 2017 outings (digital only)
Winner Stephen Corbett - Drummer Boy
Highly commended David Hopes - One
Highly commended Chris Timbrell - Kenfig Evening
Commended Richard Cockle - Room With A View
Commended Roger Daniel - Roof Tops
Commended Jenny Hibbert - Pebble Stack
Commended Geoff Poole - Ewenny Path
 

2018 '5 to 8' winning entries available for download 20th March 2018

The 2018 '5 to 8' winning entries are now available for download from the results page:

 NameTitle
WinnerIan BatemanGoing Underground
Runner-upMartin AddisonFinding Narnia
Runner-upNorman HorshamAutumn
Highly commendedMartin AddisonGlassworks
Highly commendedMartin FryWinter White
CommendedNellian BekkerImpressions
CommendedBert SchmitzhAbandoned

2017 archive

2018 '5 to 8' Competition dates 4th November 2017

The 2018 '5 to 8' Competition dates are confirmed as:

  • Starting date for submitting entries: 24th November 2017
  • Closing date for submitting entries: 19th February 2018
  • Judging date: 19th March 2018 (Judge: Howard Bagshaw ARPS MPAGB)

From 24th 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 2018 the entries may run from 240 seconds to 480 seconds in length (as per the change made for the 2016 competition).

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.

Charity donations 14th July 2017

A further charity donation has been made:

  • £30 to Macmillan in memory of Cecilie Broderick, collected from the sale of some of her photographic equipment (ex Derbyshire club member).

Charity donations 25th June 2017

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

  • £60 to Macmillan in memory of Linda Baldwin, collected directly from members with a small donation from club funds.
  • £50 to Macmillan in memory of Cecilie Broderick, collected from the sale of some of her photographic equipment (ex Derbyshire club member).

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 Round-up - Monthly and other competitions 6th June 2017

Internal monthly competitions for 2016/17
Open digital Open prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Gareth Martin
2nd Gerald Henry 2nd Gerald Henry
3rd Gareth Martin 3rd Jenny Hibbert
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Geoff Poole 1st Geoff Poole
2nd Steve Corbett 2nd Phil Lamb
3rd Gareth Martin 3rd Gareth Martin
 
Mono competition, May 2017
DigitalPrint
1st Jenny Hibbert - Crows on the move 1st Alan Jenkinson - Donkey sanctuary
2nd Jenny Hibbert - Traction engine kid 2nd Alan Jenkinson - Mother goose reception
3rd Alan Jenkinson - Lakeland strand 3rd Mike Eady - Full speed
Highly commended Brian Coleman - Reflecting Highly commended Neville Thomas - Abandoned farm by loch
  Roger Daniel - Back to the future   Alan Jenkinson - Beacons Ponies
  Jenny Hibbert - Little urchin   Gerald Henry - Grey Wolves
      Mike Eady - Hair Salon
      Dennis Clark - Keelan Giles scores a try
Commended Brian Coleman - The Hayes Commended Geoff Poole - Dam High
  Jenny Hibbert - Kazakh Family group   Neville Thomas - Deserted croft
  Neville Thomas - Chill Factor   Deryn Martin - Feeling Blue
  Neville Thomas - Sea Stacks   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
DigitalPrint
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Gareth Martin
2nd Gerald Henry 2nd Gerald Henry
3rd Gareth Martin 3rd Jenny Hibbert
 
Review of Summer 2016 outings (digital only)
Winner Chris Timbrell - Kenfig
 

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:

 NameTitle
WinnerIan BatemanThe Fallen
Runner UpMalcolm ImhoffCwmorthin Requiem
Runner UpDavid R. NealCeltic View
Highly commendedNellian BekkerKokerboomkloof
Highly commendedChristine ChittockKaleidoscopic Stourhead
CommendedLaura ParkerThe Dark Side of Light
CommendedChris TimbrellSmall 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.

2016 archive

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

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

  • Starting date for submitting entries: 25th November 2016
  • Closing date for submitting entries: 20th February 2017
  • Judging date: 20th March 2017

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).

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 Round-up - Monthly and Mono Competitions 25th May 2016

Internal monthly competitions for 2015/16
Open digital Open prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Gareth Martin
2nd Gareth Martin 2nd Jenny Hibbert
3rd= Gerald Henry 3rd Geoff Poole
3rd= Chris Timbrell    
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Roger Daniel 1st Gareth Martin
2nd Chris Timbrell 2nd Chris Timbrell
3rd Geoff Poole 3rd Roger Daniel
 
Mono competition, May 2016
DigitalPrint
1st Dai Knight 1st Dennis Clark
2nd Jenny Hibbert 2nd Geoff Poole
3rd Chris Timbrell 3rd Jenny Hibbert
 

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:

 NameTitle
WinnerJane and Stephen LeeSearching For The Light - A Norwegian Quest
Runner UpBill BruceReflections
Runner UpIan BatemanWistman's Wood
Highly commendedBrian HarveyUnder Norfolk Skies
Highly commendedIan BatemanWinter Light At Waddesdon Manor
CommendedMalcolm and Jenny GeeAlpine Seasons (not included in download package)
CommendedMalcolm MooreheadColours Of Spring

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.

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
12thMerthyr 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 Round-up - Monthly, Mono and All Winners Competitions 5th June 2015

Terry Gardner Trophy (image of the year), June 2015
Digital Print
1st Neville Thomas 1st Jenny Hibbert
2nd Alan Jenkinson 2nd Alan Jenkinson
3rd Jenny Hibbert 3rd Alan Jenkinson
 
Internal monthly competitions for 2014/15
Open digital Open prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Gareth Martin
2nd Gareth Martin 2nd Jenny Hibbert
3rd Alan Jenkinson 3rd= Geoff Poole
    3rd= Neville Thomas
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Geoff Poole
2nd Steve Chatman 2nd Jenny Hibbert
3rd Gareth Martin 3rd Gareth Martin
 
Mono competition, May 2015
DigitalPrint
1st Alan Jenkinson 1st Steve Chatman
2nd= Steve Chatman 2nd= Alan Jenkinson
2nd= Tracey Davies 2nd= Brian Sewell
3rd= Gerald Henry 3rd= Jenny Hibbert
3rd= Neville Thomas 3rd= Alan Jenkinson
 

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

 NameTitle
WinnerMark Allen (Bangor and North Down Northern Ireland)Scotland
Runner UpStephen and Jane Lee (Dorchester Camera Club)Land of Ice
Runner UpMalcolm and Jenny Gee (Norfolk)Seasons In Close Up
Highly commendedIan Bateman (Wantage Camera Club)Horizons
Highly commendedMark 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

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 Round-up - Monthly, Mono and All Winners Competitions 3rd June 2014

Terry Gardner Trophy (image of the year), June 2014
Digital Print
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Neville Thomas
2nd Alan Jenkinson 2nd Alan Jenkinson
3rd Alan Jenkinson 3rd Jenny Hibbert
 
Internal monthly competitions for 2013/14
Open digital Open prints
1st= Jenny Hibbert 1st Alan Jenkinson
1st= Alan Jenkinson 2nd Gareth Martin
3rd= Steve Chatman 3rd Jenny Hibbert
3rd= Gerald Henry    
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Neville Thomas 1st Ian Davies
2nd Chris Timbrell 2nd Geoff Poole
3rd Geoff Poole 3rd John Lee
 
Mono competition, May 2014
DigitalPrint
1st Tracey Davies 1st Brian Coleman
2nd Neville Thomas 2nd= Steve Chatman
3rd= Jenny Hibbert 2nd= Gerald Henry
3rd= Dave Knight 3rd= Jenny Hibbert
    3rd= Brian Sewell
 

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

 NameTitle
WinnerWantage Camera Club (UK)One Day Like This
Runner UpMalcolm Imhoff (UK)On Higher Ground
Runner UpAdri van Oudheusden (South Africa)One Fine Day
Highly commendedIan Bateman (UK)Catalunyan Morning
Highly commendedNellian 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.

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 Round-up - Mono and All Winners Competitions 4th June 2013

Terry Gardner Trophy (image of the year), June 2013
Digital Print
1st Paul Fram 1st Jenny Hibbert
 
Mono competition, May 2013
DigitalPrint
1st Mike Eady 1st Neville Thomas
 

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 Round-up - Monthly Competitions 14th May 2013

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

Internal monthly competitions for 2012/13
Open digital Open prints
1st Jenny Hibbert 1st Jenny Hibbert
2nd Gareth Martin 2nd Gareth Martin
3rd Steve Chatman 3rd Neville Thomas
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Neville Thomas 1st Geoff Poole
2nd Chris Timbrell 2nd Sam Cheng
3rd Brian Sewell 3rd 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:

 NameTitle
WinnerAdri van Oudheusden (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)The Sands Of Time
2ndDavid Neal (Tregaron)Celtic Vision
3rdPaul Green (Bridgend CC)Milwaukee Art Museum
Highly commendedJeff Driscoll (Abertawe PS)Fendrod Swans
Highly commendedChris Timbrell (Bridgend CC)West Ireland - Land, Sea And Sky

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 on the Phototrek page.

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 Round-up 28th May 2012

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

Terry Gardner Trophy (image of the year), May 2012
Digital Print
1st Dennis Clark 1st Jenny Hibbert
 
Internal monthly competitions for 2011/12
Open digital Open prints
1st Alan Jenkinson 1st Alan Jenkinson
2nd= Steve Chatman 2nd Jenny Hibbert
2nd= Gerald Henry 3rd Roger Daniel
3rd Vikki Baines    
Theme digital Theme prints
1st Chris Timbrell 1st Chris Timbrell
2nd Hilary Rowley 2nd Geoff Poole
3rd Jan Cawley 3rd Jan Cawley
 
Mono competition, May 2012
DigitalPrint
1st Steve Chatman 1st Neville Thomas
 

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:

 NameTitle
WinnerChris Timbrell (Bridgend CC)The Runner
(view the on-line version)
2ndAndy Polakowski (Mold CC North Wales)Facing the Dream
3rdAlia Naughton (Australia)Looking Up
Highly commendedGeoff Poole (Bridgend CC)Summer in the Alps
Highly commendedJeff Driscoll (Abertawe PS)Butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies

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:

 NameTitle
WinnerJenny Hibbert AWPF MPAGB (Bridgend CC)Montana
Runner UpEd Cloutman (The Vale PS)Coldbrookdale Foundry
Runner UpAlia Naughton (Australia)Colours of Uluru
Highly commendedHoward Bagshaw ARPS DPAGB (England)The West
Highly commendedDavid Pickford ARPS DPAGB (Scotland)Left by the Tide

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:

 NameTitle
WinnerGary GreenBy the Grace of God
2ndChris TimbrellWinter
3rdPaul GreenThe Concert Hall
Highly commendedJenny HibbertWolves
Highly commendedMike BakerDeath 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.

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.

 NameTitle
WinnerAlan Jenkinson AWPFTaking The Long Way Home
Runner UpDavid R NealSkye View
Runner UpChris TimbrellThe Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China
Highly commendedDavid GouldI'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Highly commendedGarry GreenReflections - My Home Town

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 an 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.

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 photo harmony 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.

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.

 NameTitle
WinnerDavid NealCeltic Desires
Runner UpMike BakerImages Of The South West
Runner UpJenny HibbertIt's A Wonderful World
Highly commendedJeff GoodwinBorn To Run
Highly commendedMike Eady Say It With Flowers

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.

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.