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Red Cross Photo Competition for Young People

Added: 9-Jun-16

Do you know any young people who would be interested in this? Just send them the link to this page...

Award nominations launch to find the country’s most inspiring young people

Today, nominations opened for the British Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2016, which celebrate the extraordinary things ordinary young people do. The awards recognise children and young adults who have helped people in their local communities and beyond.

The event, sponsored by Canon, acknowledges how every day young people are making a huge difference to other people's lives across the UK; giving first aid, befriending vulnerable people, fundraising and campaigning for good causes. The four award categories are:

  • fundraising
  • first aid
  • community action; and
  • volunteering

Previous award winners have included young people who have triumphed over personal challenges, enriched their communities and been first aid heroes. Many have also volunteered and raised money and awareness for good causes.

This year the theme of the award is ‘making a difference matters’ and nominations are invited for people aged 25 or under and both individuals and groups of young people are eligible. There is an award for each category, in addition to an overall winner. The nomination can be supported by either a photo or video to bring these fantastic stories to life.

The annual photography and video competition will run alongside the Humanitarian Award, where young people can submit entries also based on the theme ‘making a difference matters’. Entries will be judged by a panel including experts from Canon with prizes awarded in two age categories, 17 and under, and 18 to 25.

Gary Mountain, Youth Leadership Co-ordinator, British Red Cross said: “We’re excited to launch this year’s Humanitarian Awards to find the country’s biggest and brightest young stars. From first aid to fundraising, these are young people who have gone above and beyond to help others in their local community. At the British Red Cross we want to celebrate these incredible acts of kindness and discover the next generation of humanitarians.”

Bob Pickles, Director of Public Sector Business Development and Public Affairs at Canon said: “Following the brilliant entries received for last year’s Humanitarian Awards, we’re excited to see the heroic work that young people have carried out over the last year. We are also pleased to add a new video category to the photography competition and look forward to seeing how this year’s theme is captured through the power of photography and video. Good luck to all this year’s entrants!” Nominations for the 2016 awards are now open until Sunday 7th August 2016:

Winners of the Humanitarian Award and the photography and video competition will be announced at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster on Tuesday 15 November 2016.

Cardiff Digital Imaging Show

Added: 09-May-16

Just received...

Hello, I am writing to you to let you and your members know about our upcoming photographic tradeshow in the Cardiff City Stadium on the 24the May, Entry including masterclasses is completely free. Please check the website for more information.

We look forward in seeing you there.


Ben Jones

Alamy Stock Photos

Added: 02-May-16

If you're interested in producing stock or news photos...


My name is Jessica Mann. I am the picture editor at Alamy Live News, one of Britain's leading news picture agencies. I am wondering whether you and your fellow society members may be interested in joining us as a contributor.

Alamy is the world's largest online stock agency with over 65 million images and videos. You can read more about us here:

I am the picture editor of the news division. We get regular usages in UK national newspapers as well as international media outlets. Current images in our feed can be seen here:

We sell everything from major international news events and film premieres, to UK weather pix and quirky "picture of the day" type photographs. We work on a fifty-fifty commission basis for any images we sell. Although we do not commission photographers for events, we assist in obtaining accreditation to events that are of interest to our media clients.

Photographers have two opportunities for their images to sell. Firstly as a live news image, then after 48 hours as a stock image in Alamy's main collection.

We hope you will consider becoming a contributor. Please could you forward this to members in your society who you think may be interested in filing to us. They can reach me by emailing or phoning +44 1235844690.

We have a limited number of opportunities where we can come and speak to societies like yours about news imagery. If this is something you may be interested in, please let me know.

Many Thanks,

Jessica Mann
Picture Editor

Phone: +44 (0)1235 844660

Alamy -

Inn-Focus Exhibition

Added: 24-Feb-16
Inn Focus are a S Wales group who tend to do very well in photo competitions. They've got an exhibition on in the Norwegian Church by the docks in Cardiff until 1 March. More here.

80% Canvas print sale

Added: 04-Jan-16
If you want any canvases printed, Orbit have an 80% Sale on at the moment. They are based in Merthyr and it's easy to pop up to pick up your prints. I've a number of canvas prints on my kitchen wall and lookng good.

Monmouth Club

Added: 03-Jan-16

Here's a note from Monmouth Club on their programme. If you like what they're putting on, feel free to go and enjoy.


I’ve recently taken over from Tony Falla as the Programme/Competitions Secretary at Monmouth Photographic Club and wish to strength the bonds between ourselves and all local clubs.

To this end can you pass on an open invitation to any of your members to our programme of events? We charge £3 per session to any non-members and the full programme can be found on our website at

Upcoming highlights include:

• 15 Jan 16 Colin Harrison “Digital Adventure”

• 22 Jan 16 Virginia Hartley “The Artist and Photoshop”

• 26 Feb 16 Allen Lloyd “Lightroom and how it fits in with Photoshop .


-- Ian McCallum, Competition/Programme Secretary, Monmouth Photographic Club

WPF newsflash

Added: 14-Dec-15

Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

Amazing camera

Added: 10-Oct-15
  • Here's a really different camera just announced by a Silicon Valley startup. You may not want it at around £1000 but it's an indicator of the dynamic changes ahead.
  • Lens for sale

    Added: 23-Sep-14
    John Kennedy has a lens for sale, plus a Lightroom 6 book. See the For Sale and Wanted page.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 10-Sep-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 10-Sep-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events. Also last week's Newsflash.

    Kickplate in Bargoed

    Added: 27-Aug-15
    Go see some great photography from Eastern Europe at the Kickplate exhibition, at Hanbury Road Gallery, 52 Hanbury Rd, Bargoed, between August 2015 and March 2016.

    Image Cymru competition

    Added: 12-Aug-15

    Newport Photographic Club invites you to submit entries to IMAGE CYMRU I, a Photographic Competition open to all.

    Entries are invited from individuals, and Photographic Clubs are also invited to submit a club entry consisting of a panel of five images from the individual entries of its members.

    The first competition will be held in 2016. The closing date for entries is 1st March 2016, and the best images will be shown at a public viewing in Newport on July 15th 2016.

    There will be four sections: Open, Monochrome, Surreal, and Welsh National Treasures. Individual competitors are invited to submit up to four images in each category.

    Entry will cost £2.50 to enter one category and £2.00 for each subsequent category. A club entry will cost £4.00 for a panel of 5 images.

    For a full copy of the rules of entry and an entry form please email or contact us via .

    Why Our Photos Don't Look How We Expect

    Added: 08-Aug-15
    Here's interesting research on how it's better to get others to select photos of ourselves.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 03-Jul-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 24-Jul-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 13-Jul-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    July: Competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc.

    Added: 13-Jul-15 -- Updated: 13-Jul-15
    Here's information about competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc. received this month.
    • Summer Workshops -- Summer workshops with Ffotogallery in Cardiff. Good prices, too (eg. £80 for two-day advanced studio lighting).
    • Italy in Focus -- Photographic holiday and tuition in Venice, October.
    • Film Noir workshop -- 9th Aug, Malmesbury, £95.
    • Welsh civil engineering photo comp -- Go photo bridges, etc. A competition sponsored by the Institute of Civil Engineers in Wales looks eminently up our street.

    WPF newsflash

    Updated: 07-Jul-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    Software links

    Added: 03-Jul-15
    Added Software Links to Links page. Includes lots of useful free software, as well as the costly stuff. If you've got any more, please email Dave.

    What's on

    Added: 2-Jul-15

    4th July - don't forget The Shire Horse Show at Bailey Park this Saturday with lots more besides horses. Stslls, crafts, displays and a classic vehicle show. So see you there hopefully.

    11th and 12th July there's another 1940s weekend at Blaenavon Heritage Railway. Look for the bombed out house, wartime garden, sweet ration for children on the train, air raid shelter, bomb disposal, British and American troops, spivs and spies, real ale bar on the train, lots going on whatever the weather, including a visit from Captain America.

    Over the same weekend is the Wales National Air Show taking place in Swansea. Fantastic free airshow will be visible along the 5 mile stretch of stunning Swansea Bay to Mumbles Head. Ground attractions include interactive military village, trade stands, children's entrainment, food drink, funfair and lots more. Just tap in Wales National Air show and it will take you to site for timetables etc.

    -- Julie

    New Blog from Julie

    Added: 02-Jul-15
    It' s been quite sometime since a Blog has been posted, lots going on on everyone's lives I suppose. But I thought I'd catch up a bit with my to do list. First of all our last competition: Weather. For the DPIs in first place was Ken with Wind and Waves, in second place was Arthur with Winter Fog and in third place was Humphrey with Time to come in. For the prints, in first place was More...

    July: Competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc.

    Added: 02-Jul-15 -- Updated: 02-Jul-15
    Here's information about competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc. received this month.

    WPF newsflash

    Updated: 29-Jun-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events. Plus Newsflash Extra.

    June: Competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc.

    Added: 07-May-15 -- Updated: 16-Jun-15
    Here's information about competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc. received this month.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 15-Jun-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    Competition updated

    Added: 06-Jun-15
    Hi all, the competition images page has now been updated with the images from last Monday's theme competition. You may also see a few changes in the home page carousel.

    Brecon Beacons course

    Added: 3-Jun-15

    We have three places left on our three-day Brecon Beacons Photography course which will be running 3rd, 4th and 5th September 2015

    We would very much like to fill this course so we thought we would put these places out to our existing customers at a reduced special offer price of £185.00 per person. This includes three days of tuition, and transport between the various locations. The Brecon Beacons is a fantastically varied area for the photographer, including mountains, waterfalls, ruined abbeys and lakes. It really is a joy to photograph.

    Please see link to Steve Hedges Photography website for full details of this course.

    If you are interested, please email us for a booking form at

    Many thanks! -- Carole and Steve at Steve Hedges Photography

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 29-May-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    Photo opportunity

    Added: 21-May-15

    Dear Club Secretary,

    I am currently assisting a local business, Beacon Park Boats, with their marketing. They offer luxury narrowboat holidays on the Mon and Brecon canal (between Cwmbran and Brecon) and are hoping to add some new shots of every season to their photographic library during 2015. I wonder if any of your members may be interested in this opportunity?

    Alasdair and Sarah Kirkpatrick, the proprietors of Beacon Park Boats, are keen to see any high quality photographs that might prove useful when marketing their business online or in printed communications. In particular, they would like the following:

    1. Beautiful shots that include three elements: one (or more) of their narrowboats, the canal and a hill (to distinguish this canal from the flat surroundings of most of Britain's canal network). They do NOT need any more images of Llanfoist Wharf.

    2. Close-ups of people using the canal e.g. dog walker, angler, couples, families, picnics, boating (on the green and cream Beacon Park Boats, of course).

    3. Nature and wildlife e.g. dogs on boats, ducks on the canal, wild flowers, trees, different seasons.

    4. Customers using their electric boats and canoes that are available for hire from Brecon Basin, and are seen only on the stretch between Brecon and Talybont-on-Usk (operated by their other business Beacon Park Day Boats).

    As long as the images are high-res, they can be portrait or landscape format. Take a look at the sizes and shapes that are currently used on the two business websites. We tend to use landscape formats on social media but like having a supply of portrait formats, too, often for use in printed communications.

    Photographers should email low-res versions of any suitable photographs to Then, if Alasdair and Sarah wish to use any of the images for their business, they will contact the photographer directly to either purchase the copyright or to license the image for them to use in their marketing collateral.

    So if any of your members are likely to be near the Mon and Brec canal over the coming months, they may wish to snap a few shots. Please contact me if you have any queries about this opportunity.

    Yours sincerely,

    Deborah Haylock

    Haylock Consultancy
    marketing . PR . event management
    Tel/Fax: 01873 858187
    Mobile: 07929 268357

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 18-May-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    Medieval photo op at the Castle, 6th June

    Added: 14-Jun-15

    Medieval Fayre commemorating Agincourt, Abergavenny Castle and Museum, Saturday 6th June 6 11.00 am -3.00pm

    The Freemen of Gwent will set up camp and their tents open to view the furnishings, which are correct to the period. There will be a central fire awning with people preparing food, cooking and carrying out crafts, such as tablet weaving and sewing. There will be spinning on a great wheel (the type that Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on), a bow maker, an arrow maker and a maille maker. Weapons and armour will be on display. There will be musical instruments, a game called Aunt Sally for the public to play, archery demonstrations, dress a knight and shoot a knight. There will also be a skirmish.

    There will also be activities provided by the Tithe Barn - Pilgrimage walks from the Castle to the Priory, a blacksmith, stone cutter, lace makers and crochet and tapestry stitchers. Childrens activities and crafts, storytelling and costume.

    Tickets will be available on the gate priced at £5 for adults, £3 for children and £15 per family.

    May: Competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc.

    Added: 07-May-15 -- Updated: 26-May-15
    Here's information about competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc. received this month.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 06-May-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    Artist's Viewfinder

    Added: 02-May-15
    Mark II Artist's Viewfinder -- Cool tool for IOS users.

    April: Competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc.

    Added: 02-May-15 Updated: 02-May-15
    Here's information about competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc. received this month.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 27-Apr-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events. Plus Newsflash Extra.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 15-Apr-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    Digital Imaging Show, Cardiff

    Added: 12-Apr-15
    The Digital Imaging show 14-May, 9:00 to 16:30. Free entry and free masterclasses through the day. Cardiff City Stadium.

    New page added to our site

    Added: 09-Apr-15
    I've just added a new page on photographs to our website, including work from known photographers and general other lovely photos. You can find this any time from the Photography/Links page.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 05-Apr-15

    Here's WPF Newsflash with the usual mix of news and events.

    April: Competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc.

    Added: 02-Apr-15 Updated: 02-Apr-15
    Here's information about competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc. received this month.

    WPF newsflash extra

    Added: 31-Mar-15

    Here's Newsflash Extra with The results of the 2015 Welsh Salon of Photography.

    Lee Filters Magazine

    Added: 31-Mar-15
    Great resouces and splendid magazine from Lee Filters.

    Viveca Koh, FRPS at Ross PS

    Added: 24-Mar-15

    From our friend Keith Sharples in Ross: 'Viveca Koh on Wednesday 15th April starting at 7.30pm prompt, the venue is on the poster. The club members are invited to come along if they wish it's just £5 on the door for what will be a great evening.'

    This looks really interesting, particularly as a follow-up to the very popular surreal talk by Mark Mumford last year and our recent creative sessions.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 23-Mar-15

    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events.

    Sky shooting

    Added: 12-Mar-15
    Bright night on Tuesday - Paul, Miles, Dave and Conway (our helpful host) headed over to Llangorse Lake for a spot of night photography.

    Nice Welsh piccies

    Added: 12-Mar-15
    Here's '18 wonderful and unique buildings that'll fill you with a sense of hwyl and awe': David Wilson's buildings. From his upcoming book on the subject.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 10-Mar-15

    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events. Also Newsflash Extra.

    NOTE: See the bit in the newsflash about Whalley's FREE Photoshop book only on 14th-15th March (Sat-Sun).

    Welsh Salon

    Added: 02-Mar-15
    Ken has arranged for Club Members to enter the Welsh Salon a little late (by next Friday). If anyone wishes to enter please let Ken know and he will arrange it with you. You will need to check the rules and do an entry form and let Ken have your entry fee. See WPF website for details.

    March: Competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc.

    Added: 02-Mar-15 Updated: 02-Mar-15
    Here's information about competitions, courses, exhibitions, etc. received this month.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 25-Feb-15
    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events. Also Newsflash Extra.

    Club Studio Lighting (thanks to Paul and Reg)

    Added: 23-Feb-15
    The club now has a pair of full-spec studio lights, donated very kindly by new member Paul Payek. It includes stands, reflectors, snoot, barn doors etc. One light was faulty, but Reg Roberts has expertly fixed it, so both lights are now fully functional. If you want to borrow the lights at any time, just contact Dave Straker.


    Added: 18-Feb-15
    Rawdigger is a bit of software for the super-serious, letting you chew deeply into RAW files, seeing real exposure, histograms, etc (vs. the tweaked ones you get shown otherwise).

    Photo Safari

    Added: 18-Feb-15

    Glyn Edmunds is offering fellow photographers an astonishing deal on a Photo Safari to Kenya. Glyn is passionate about Photography, Wildlife and East Africa and goes on custom designed private photo safaris as often as he is able. After months of intense negotiations, Glyn is now able to offer other photographers the chance to go with him at a fraction of the normal price!

    The information sheets about this amazing deal to Kenya to see the Great Wildebeest Migration on the Maasai Mara can be downloaded at

    This may be the busiest and possibly most rewarding holiday you’ll ever have, and as long as you are mobile (getting in and out of the vehicles, steps at Mara Serena and walking to your accommodation), age is not a barrier.

    The accommodations are classed as luxury in Kenya and the food is good, plentiful and with lots of variety, so it should suit everyone, but if you have any special dietary needs, please let Glyn know when you book and he can ensure you are catered for. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Glyn on 01656 772831.

    Creative Photography

    Added: 10-Feb-15
    Following on from the selection of creative slides from the web, here's what you get from a simple Google search. You may recognize some of these! Clicking on this from a PC you'll also see Google's latest improvement of classifications along the top you can use to filter the search. See also photography links where I've added a link to a neat set of tutorials, one per week through 2015, already including creative things like water droplets and smoke art.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 13-Feb-15
    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events..

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 06-Feb-15 Changed: 09-Feb-15
    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events. Plus additional Newsflash Extra.


    Added: 02-Feb-15 Updated: 06-Feb-15
    More competitions for the, er, competition-minded. To save lots of notices, I'll post one per month and just add bullet points and changing update date.
  • One World Photographers
  • And also here's other things we've received, typically offers of training.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 03-Feb-15
    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events.

    Circuit Exhibition Portrait 2015

    Added: 31-Jan-15
    Here is another competition for the enthusiastic. This time in about portraits. See the Results tab for previous years' winners.

    How to keep up with Notices

    Added: 29-Jan-15
    Would you like to receive an email every time this Notices page is updated? There are free services online which will do this for you, such as Change Detection. You can also use the Google Chrome Page Monitor addon or the Firefox Alertbox addon.

    Web update - 2013 competitions

    Added: 29-Jan-15
    Digital competition entries added to Competition Images/Results page for all four 2013 competitions. Higher scoring ones also added to Inspiration page.

    Bristol Salon display at Newport

    Added: 27-Jan-15
    Newport Photographic Society hosts the Bristol Salon at the University Campus, Usk Way, Newport NP20 2BP. This exhibition of international projected images is on Friday March 27th at 7.15pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and £2.50 for full time Students. Tickets and Information 07451217031.

    Dark Skies course

    Added: 26-Jan-15
    Nigel Forster, who gave a presentation at the club this month, is running his Dark Skies Course in Talybont on Friday 13th Feb (weather permitting) Dave and Chris went on an the course last year and you may have seen Dave's star trails photo at the first evening of the year. The cost per person is £40 each or £70 for 2 booking together. If you are interested, contact Nigel at

    Morocco (and other) photo courses

    Added: 23-Jan-15
    Care for a week's photography course in Morocco? 18-25 April, £1025 per person.

    Or other workshops from Image Seen at home and abroad.

    Colour Awards

    Added: 18-Jan-15
    International Colour Awards competition, with nice piccies to boot.

    PhotoVision 2015 Competition

    Added: 19-Jan-
    Here's another photo competition. Interesting also to see what others are entering.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 16-Jan-15
    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events.

    Free kit

    Added: 16-Jan-15
    See For sale/wanted page for free kit being offered.


    Added: 13-Jan-15
    Julie wants to go here!. It's in the area where Broadchurch was filmed. Looks like a lovely and picturesque weekend away.

    Photography courses

    Added: 09-Jan-15
    Here's photography courses via the Field Studies Council, held at the Margam Discovery Centre.

    Port Talbot Salon

    Added: 07-Jan-15
    Port Talbot Salon still open, but closing later this month.

    Club Subscriptions Due

    Added: 07-Jan-15
    January is when we pay club membership for the year, which is £35 each. Reg Roberts is treasurer (if you don't know Reg, speak to Julie). Here's lots of good reasons why it's incredible value.

    WPF newsflash

    Added: 06-Jan-15
    First WPF Newsflash of the year now available. Competitions, events and other local photo news and events.

    Canvas print 80% sale

    Added: 6-Jan-15
    Orbit Print, now in Merthyr, are having a 80% sale on photo canvases. I've used their services before and have nine canvases from them hanging in my kitchen.

    Briston Salon

    Added: 5-Jan-15
    Bristol International Salon of Photography are open for entries, if you're interested.

    Prague Salon

    Added: 01-Jan-15

    The ACC App!

    Added: 21-Dec-14
    You can now use the ACC website just like an App on your phone or tablet (Apple, Android or Windows). Here's how. Happy Christmas!

    WPF Newsflash

    Added: 15-Dec-14
    Here's the latest WPF Newsflash.

    Historic Photo Exhibition at the Science Museum

    Added: 27-Nov-14
    If you're in London in the next three months, there's a three month exhibition at the Science Museum:
    Drawn by Light: the Royal Photographic Society Collection is on display at London's Science Museum from 2 December to 1 March 2015.

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