Morriston Camera Club

Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through The Welsh Photographic Federation


 

 

 

Morriston

Welcome

We are a friendly, diverse and active camera club. We challenge, inspire and help all our members to improve their photographic skills through our structured, relevant and enjoyable, annual programme of activities.

 

News and Updates


2019 Programme Updates

July Field Trips.

During July and August there will not be any Club meetings, but we will run field trips on each of the 4 fridays in July for those who would like to join us.

This year our field trips will be as follows (weather permitting):

  • July 5 – Penllergaer woods (Cadle Mill entrance)
  • July 12 – Aberavon Seafront
  • July 19 – Langland Bay
  • July 26 – SA1 Swansea

 

We will meet at 7pm at the venue.

Additional details of meeting points will be issued shortly or during the week before the event.

July 27th / 28th

In 2019 we are once again running a summer Treasure Hunt.
We have now decided to run the event on the weekend of Saturday July 27th and sunday July 28th.
If you are unable to participate on either of these dates we can send out the instruction sheets by e-mail at the end of Sunday the 28th so that you could complete the course at any time suitable.

Further detail can be found here.


WPF Carmarthen Convention 2019.. The WPF Carmarthen Convention will be held this year on Friday 3oth August to Sunday, 1st September. Full details can be found here and booking details here.


Themes for 2020 Print and PDI Competitions. The list of themes for our 2020 competitions have been published and can be seen here. Further details of hand in dates and judges will be published later.


Annual Exhibition 2019

  

Following our successful Exhibition, we are pleased to show many of the exhibited images. Eric Davies won the Peoples Vote this year with his "LOW TIDE AT SOLVA" shown above. Tony Llewellyn was the runner-up. Most of the exhibited images can be seen here.


May 2019 P

rint Competition

  

Congratulations to Pat Loughman for her lovely image of "The Bridge at Cenarth Falls". Richard Walters came second with Norman Sleep gaining third. The competition was judged by Peter Young. All the winning entries can be seen here.


A[pril 2019 Print Competition

  

Paul Dennis topped the table this month with his "Flight of the Owl". Norman Sleep and Mike Weaver came second and Third. The "Open" competition was judged by Dave Bennett. All the winning entries can be seen here.


March 2019 Print Competition

   

Tony Llewellyn and Ian James shared top honours this month with their images on the theme of Garden Birds. Our judge, Andy Leslie gave us all an enjoyable evening, helped by his knowledge of bird photography. His ability to discuss numorous Robins was a feat. All the winning entries can be seen here.


February 2019 PDI Competition

   

Ian James got the judges choice award and twenty points in the first PDI competition of the year. Paul Dennis and Gerald Davies also gained the maximum twenty points. Trevor James gave us a good adjudication, which was enjoyed by all. All the winning entries can be found here. All the winning entries can be seen here.


February 2019 Print Competition

   

We had three twentys in this months competition. Paul Dennis with one and Tony Llewellyn with two. Seven other prints gained nineteen points with no prints having eighteen points. This reflected the high standard of prints submitted this month. We are grateful to Alan Stokes for giving us an interesting evening. All the winning entries can be seen here.


Annual Presentation Dinner 2019

On Friday 25th January, 2019 we held our Annual Presentation Dinner at Morriston Golf Club, when presentations were made to Paul Branchflower, Print Photographer of the Year, Paul Dennis, PDI Photographer of the Year, Gordon Relf, Best Newcomer, together with the Chairman's award for the year 2018 - Peter Fry.

Our guest for the evening to present the awards was the Rob Mitchell.

A full report with photos can be seen here.


Free Image Editing Software

 

The best free photo-editing software in 2019 You want to edit your photos for nothing? This is a link to how you get it - Digital Camera World.


2018 Print Competition

Congratulations to Paul Branchflower who has been crowned Print Competition winner for 2018. Paul Dennis was the runner up and Gordon Relf third.

Paul will recieve his trophy at our annual presentation dinner on January 25th.



 

November Print Competition

 

Dennis Russ was the winner of the penultimate round of our print competition with his image "Homeless". There was no set theme, and Rob Mitchell gave us a instructive evening with his critiques. Paul Branchflower came second and Richard Walters third. All the results can be seen here.


Paul Dennis wins the PDI Cup.
After the November PDI competition, Paul Dennis has come out on top as overall winner of the competition with Paul Branchflower coming in as runner-up. Jo Coates - Williams, Brian Howell, and Mark Cole came in as joint third places. Well done to our new champion.


November PDI Competition

 

Paul Dennis and Janet Francis came out top in this months PDI Competition. The competition was well judged by David Lingham, who had previously given us a talk on the subject of "Water", the theme of the competition. All the results can be seen here.


Congratulations to John Campbell AWPF CPAGB

Congratulations to John on obtaining his AWPF distinction. His successful panel can be seen here.


October Print Competition

PAUL BRANCHFLOWER - Nimrods Lair    PAUL BRANCHFLOWER - Vintage Curves   

Congratulations to Paul Branchflower who scored two twenties in this months print competition on the theme of "Vintage". The competition was judged by Roy Thgomas who gave us a good evening. All the top scorers can be seen here.


September PDI Competition

JOHN CAMPBELL - Forth Rail Bridge at Night   

No Twenty's (or Nineteens) in this months competition, but an abundance of 18's and 17's. John Campbell's "Forth Rail Bridge at Night" was declared picture of the night, but he shared 18pts with Paul Dennis, Paul Branchflower, Robert Davies and Jo Coates-Wiiliams. These and the seventeen point images can be seen here.


A guide to Lighting.
Mike Clatworthy has produced a handy guide to lighting for our members. You can find it our Useful Information section of the website. Thanks to Mike for producing this guide for us.


Exmoor Trip Challenge.
We set a challenge on the trip to Exmoor with th subject (left and/or right) for the people who were on trip. Up to two images a person to be sent to me at mikeclat@hotmail.co.uk by 31-07-18 Jason Chapman of Swansea Camera Club will be picking the winner (it's worth checking his work out, look for photochappie on line)


Panel of Three Competition

Paul Dennis - Living on the Beacons  

Congratulations to Paul Dennis who was chosen by club members as winner in the first "Panel of Three" competition. Despite not being part of our normal monthly print competition the quality of images was high, and a very good night was had by all. This must surely become an annual event. Jill Fordham and Paul Branchflower were chosen as runners up. The top three panels can be seen here.


Website of the month for June 2019. This month we highlight a place to visit. The medieval manor house, a National Trust property. Take a journey through more than 600 years of history and discover a timber framed manor house and family home which evolved to meet the needs of different generations. Brockhampton manor house was built for John Dumbleton around 1425 at the heart of Brockhampton estate. Details can be found here.

Site of the month is provided by member Paul Dennis.

Members Information

Next Competitions

Next Print - Theme "Contre Jour". Hand-in bySeptember 13th. To be judged by Ian Ledgard on October 4th, 2019.

 

PDI - Theme "Open", hand in by midnight, September 6th. To be judged by Ed Cloutman on September 27th.. Please send entries to pdientries@morristoncameraclub.co.uk and no other e-mail address should be used. See guidelines and aide-memoire below

 All 2019 Competitions List of themes for 2020 can be seen here.


Submission Guidelines

NOTE: for complete rules see here.

Print entries

 

Projected Digital Images.

Information on how to resize your images can be found here.

A guide to resizing your images can be found here. (PDF Format)