Cardiff Camera Club Blog

Portraits in the park

Making the most of the long summer nights last Thursday (22nd July 2021) a small group of Camera Club members including Trevor Jeff, Jen, Dean, Cara, Necia and Gwynn met up at the Pavilion in Roath to try our hand at modelling for each other. The purpose was to capture ...
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Dipping your toe in the water

The club organised a meeting at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park last Thursday (8th July 2021). Another chance to meet, chat and even make a few photographs. If club membership is of interest you are more than welcome to try a few of the club activities and we were joined by ...
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The results are in

Our 2020/21 season Photographer of the year league competition has now concluded. Due to the social restrictions associated with COVID-19 pandemic the competition could not take place in its normal form with no prints or face to face gatherings. This season it has been an entirely digital affair hosted over ...
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Final round

The final round of the 2020/21 Photographer of the year league contest took place yesterday (24th June 2021), judged by Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3* A good range of genres were on show including street, portraiture & wildlife which made for an enjoyable evening. Diane provided thoughtful & constructive ...
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The picnic that wasn’t

The committee was thinking about the programme in these transitional times from lockdown, and decided we are ‘Zoomed Out’! And in June, the weather is good, isn’t it? So we thought we would have a social picnic and maybe take a few photos. Just the fun of meeting up and ...
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Llandaff Cathedral field trip

Following a bit of a mix up (by me!) we had to change our programme at the very last minute. A few intrepid souls managed to change plans and we met up at Llandaff Cathedral - mostly just for the pleasure of meeting after such a long time locked out ...
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My Wales – Open for entries

To celebrate the clubs 125th anniversary we are hosting the My Wales competition and today (1st June 2021) we are excited to start accepting entries. So, to stand a chance of winning the £100 first prize send your entry to competition@cardiffcameraclub.co.uk. For full details about the competition click on the ...
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Statue, dog & mushrooms

The May round of the Photographer of the year league contest took place recently, judged by Darren Pullman CPAGB BPE2* EFIAP Despite the difficulties the coronavirus has created we had a varied and interesting collection of photographs to enjoy in this months competition. Great examples of nature and minimalism (to ...
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Tri-city (2021)

The Tri-city competition with South London Photographic Society & Bon Accord Camera Club (Aberdeen) is a relatively new competition for the club but it is establishing itself as a way to enjoy the photography from across the UK. This year was a little different from previous events as it was ...
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Rhiwbina 2021

Cardiff Camera Club had its annual battle (competition) with Rhiwbina Camera Club yesterday (7th May 2021). Many thanks to Rhiwbina for hosting this year, we look forward to hosting next year and hope that we will be able to meet in person by then. Our judge for the evening was ...
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A gallery of common wildlife

The April round of the Photographer of the year league contest took place recently, judged by accomplished wildlife photographer Robin Claydon ARPS DPAGB BPE3*. The members submitted another strong selection of photographs with many scoring well. However, as with all competitions, a top three have to be attributed and on ...
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Panel show

Last night (1st April 2021) we enjoyed a lively Zoom meeting discussing and showing our panels. We had expanded on the work produced for our recent triptych evening to create panels of 5 photographs which we shared and discussed. The night provoked a great variety of discussion and it was ...
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Welsh Salon 2021

Building on last years success at the WPF Welsh Salon our club members achieved even more acceptances than last year. First time acceptances were achieved by Cara Sutton, Dave Barton & Necia Rodgers - well done all. Dave Russell picked up an acceptance for “Lone Tree” - great work Dave ...
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Age

For the first time this season our monthly league competition had a set subject "Age". Members really put their thinking caps on and we had a broad variety of subjects in the entry. Our Judge for the evening Mike Barnard LRPS, ABPPA, BPE2 (based in Yorkshire) picked these photographs as ...
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Triptych evening

What is a photographic triptych? At its simplest it is 3 separate photographs (or one photograph split into 3 parts) displayed together. Members had spent the last month or so creating examples and we spent a fun evening displaying and sharing our creations last night. It was great to see ...
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Think pink

Our monthly league competition rolled on with the February contest judged by Barbie Lindsay MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP/s, AWPF. We had a high level of participation with 58 Entries from 17 members including 3 of our newest members. A wide range of styles and genres were represented with some members having ...
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Ace of clubs 2021

The "Ace of clubs" is an annual competition hosted by the WPF. It normally takes place face to face but this was not possible this year due to social restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition was held over a video conference service instead with over 100 spectators. The ...
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Blowing away the cobwebs

After a break for Christmas & New year the clubs monthly league competition has returned. We kicked off 2021 with an open digital competition judged by Jane Lines LRPS, MPAGB & BPE5. It was great to see our new members getting stuck in - welcome aboard Richard Payton. Despite our ...
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3rd place in the 2021 Memorial trophy

As with so much of life the current social restrictions have meant changes to the WPF Memorial Trophies contests. So, this year, we had two simple digital contests (monochrome & colour) scored by a single judge. Our Judge for this year was Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP. The contest was ...
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Locksheath & Sarisbury battle 2021

Our battle with Locksheath & Sarisbury took place this week. This is a new competition for the club, this being the second year that it has run. Last year it was a very close contest and this year was expected to be no different. The contest takes place over 2 ...
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Afan Nedd 11-way 2020

We took part in the Afan Nedd 11-way last Wednesday (9th December 2020). This battle, organised by Afan Nedd camera club, would normally be a print competition but this year it was changed to a digital format to allow social distancing. The event itself was hosted over a video conference ...
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Final member contest of 2020

The second round of Photographer of the Year took place yesterday (26th November 2020). This open competion typified the varied work our members produce and it was great to see seasoned & new members sharing their photographs. Our judge on the evening was Erica Oram CPAGB AFIAP BPE3 who provided ...
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Lockdown exhibition

Congratulation to our members Cara Sutton, Dave Russell, Anne Phillips & Pete Rankin for having their photographs accepted into the Welsh Photographic Federation Lockdown exhibition. Our members' acceptances can seen below or hop on over to < http://thewpf.co.uk/2020lockdowngallery > to see the full gallery ...
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Bridgend 5-way 2020

Cardiff took part in the Bridgend 5-way battle against Baglan Bay, Bridgend, Rhondda & Swansea last night (9th November 2020). Due to the pandemic this annual competition was digital (rather than the normal print) and took place as a video conference. The judge for the evening was Carol McNiven Young ...
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2020/21 Photographer of the year kicks off

The results from the October round of the 2020/21 season photographer of the year contest are now available online at < https://cardiffcameraclub.co.uk/comps/poty/2020-21/october/ >. I'm sure you will agree we were treated to some lovely images - thanks to everybody for taking part. Many thanks to Kylie-ann Martin for judging the competition. Her ...
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Barry photo marathon 2020 success

A photo marathon can be a great (but exhausting) experience. Our member Anne Phillips enjoys a challenge so entered the recent Barry Photo marathon. It was a long day but worthwhile when your entry achieves first place in the 12 hour section - well done Anne ...
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Cardiff bay meet

Continuing our efforts to provide members with an opportunities to meet the club organised a photoshoot in Cardiff Bay. The weather was once again kind to us with the rain staying away and providing a great sunset. The meet was popular with members catching up and creating some great photographs ...
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Welsh salon 2020 success

We are very proud of Tim Stephens and Andre Van de Sande for gaining acceptances into the 2020 Welsh Salon of Photography organised by the WPF - well done both. Both gained acceptance in the PDI section Tim for "Mystic Tresaith" and Andre for "Self portrait" ...
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St. Fagans meet

After many months of social restrictions the club has started to meet outside to make photographs and have a chin wag. For this meet up we took advantage of the partial opening of the St Fagans National Museum of History for an afternoon of photograph making and catch up. A ...
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Christmas lights photoshoot

The club arranged an event to photograph the Christmas lights in central Cardiff. Despite the damp evening the event was well attended with members sharing advice on how to make the best photographs. Necia's photographs from the evening are below Niall's photographs from the evening are below ...
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