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


Important - Extended programme for July

While we normally close the club during July, this year we will offer a field trip on each of the Friday evenings in July (Weather Permitting). If you are interested in joining these field trips then please keep a record of the following schedule. Further reminders may NOT be issued.

Friday July 6th - Meet at 7PM - location: Crymlin Bog Car Park (Note - we will send out some directions to help you find the car park shortly)

Friday July 13th - Meet at 7PM - location:Oystermouth - meeting in front of Oyster Wharf (Previously Oystermouth Square)

Friday July 20th - Meet at 7PM - location:Singleton Park: Car parking on the recreation ground car park and meeting at the entrance to Singleton Park.

Friday July 27th - Meet at 7PM - location:Mumbles: Meet by "The Big Apple" kiosk.

Hope to see you there


June Print Competition

MIKE CLATWORTHY - Grass   JOHN CAMPBELL - Eifel Tower at Night  PAUL BRANCHFLOWER - Skyfall

Congratulations to Mike Clatworthy, John Campbell and Paul Branchflower who all gained maximum points in the June Competition. The competition was judged by Bristol based photographer Ralph Snook, who gave us an excellent night. As usual, all the top scoring entries 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.


New Members Gallery

John Campbell has put an extensive gallery up. Please have look at it, it is well worth it!

A reminder that all members can have their images shown in our members pages. If you want to have a gallery, or update or extend your current one, please contact the Webmaster.


June Newsline

Jen Oldham, having taken over the Programme Secretary's role from Carole has produced a newsline for June detailing changes to our programme and lots more. Thanks to Jen for carrying on with this task. The latest Newsline can be seen here and an index to previous editions here.


May PDI Competition

Richard Walters - One Man and His Dog   Paul Dennis - Pile On

Richard Walters and Paul Dennis came out top in this months PDI Competition, gaining 20 points each. David Alexander gave us an instructive and entertaining as our judge. As usual, all the top scoring entries can be seen here.


May Print Competition

PAUL BRANCHFLOWER - Land of the Giants   GORDON  RELF - Autumn

Congratulations to Paul Branchflowe and Gordon Relf who both got top marks of 20 points. The judge for the competition was Chris Warren. As usual, all the top scoring entries can be seen here.


April Print Competition

Paul Dennis - Malachite butterfly  

Congratulations to Paul Dennis who gained 20 points this month for his print "Malachite butterfly". We had an instructive evening from our judge, Leigh Woolford, and our thanks go to him. As usual, all the top scoring entries can be seen here.


Member's Gallery

Jen Oldham has updated her gallery

Any members who wish to add or update their gallery, Please contact the Webmaster


Welsh Salon, 2018

PAUL BRANCHFLOWER - Beached by Ben Nevis  

Congratulations to Paul Branchflower on gaining the best PDI Colour award in the 2018 Welsh Salon. Well done too, to the other club members who gained acceptances.

Gerald Davies - Day Break
Gerald Davies - Swgd-Yr-Dwilli
Howard Evans AWPF - Redundant Spanners
Joanne Coates-Williams - The Highlands
John Campbell CPAGB - Not My Train
John Campbell CPAGB - Sunrise at Terrigal
Paul James Branchflower - Beached by Ben Nevis (Best Colour PDI)
Paul James Branchflower - Circles of Life
Paul James Branchflower - Storm


Addition to programme - March 30th

As we will not be framing the exhibition prints on Friday, we have arranged and extra workishop evening - but still BRING YOUR PRINTS!

The following tables will be set up:
1. Brian Howell – Photoshop Table
2. Gerald Davies – Photoshop Table
3. Cheryl Owen – Lightroom Table
4. Paul Dennis – Lightroom Table
5. Peter Fry – Audio Visuals (Pictures to Exe)
6. Paul Branchflower – General Camera control & equipment    questions.
7. Mike Clatworthy – Off Camera Flash Workshop

Please bring your camera if you want to partake in item 7, and your camera and manual for item 6. There is no need to bring your flashgun.

Don't forget your exhibition prints


Newsline - March 21st

Carole has produced another extensive Newsline with lots of information on upcoming events, both organized by the club and external events. You can find it here.

 

An index of all Newsline/Newsline Extra can be seen here.


March, 2018 Print Competition

PAUL BRANCHFLOWER - Sailing into the Sunset  

This month, Paul Branchlower tool the honours with his image "PAUL BRANCHFLOWER - Sailing into the Sun". Allan Squires was our judge, and congratulations to all the other high scorers. All the top scorers can be found here.


Resizing Images for PDI and Web.
If you require guidence on resizing your images for PDI competitions or reproducing on the web, our Secretary, John Campbell has produced useful guides on resizing in Photoshop or Lightroom. They can be found here. Thank you John.


Newsline Extra - 'Panel 0f 3.

The latest Newsline Extra gives details of a change to the members competition June 1st, and also the new date for Allan Squires ‘Drop Collisions and Paint Sculptures’ demo . You can find it here.

 

An index of all Newsline/Newsline Extra can be seen here.


Change of programme, 9th March, 2018.
Due to the inclement weather on March 2nd, Alan Squires will now judge our competition "Boats" on March 9th.


Presentation Evening, 2018.
On Friday 26th January, 2018 we held our Annual Presentation Dinner at Morriston Golf Club, when presentations were made to John Campbell, Print Photographer of the Year, Paul Branchflower , PDI Photographer of the Year, Steven Bevan, Best Newcomer, together with the Chairman's award for the year 2017 - Brian Howell.

Our guest for the evening to present the awards was the Rev. Hugh Lervy (Vicar of St. David’s).

Full report and pictures can be found here.


Website of the month for July 2018. This month we feature a steam hauled train celebrating the 150 years of the opening to traffic of the Cental Wales Line, also known as the Heart of Wales railway. Find details here.

Site of the month is provided by member Paul Dennis.

There is an archive of past Websites of the Month here.


Any member with news they whould like to see in this section, please email Paul


Morriston

Special Features -

Morriston 'Then & Now'

'Morriston of Yesteryear' and the 'Morriston Forum' now ready and waiting for your comments

Morriston Camera Club are grateful to the Arts Council of Wales for the Lottery Fund Grant awarded to the Club

Members Information

Next Competitions

Print - Theme "Vintage". Hand in by September 14th. Judged by Roy Thomas on October 5th, 2018.

PDI - Theme "Open", hand-in by midnight on September7th. Judged by Kevin Thomas on September 28th, 2018. Please send entries to pdientries@morristoncameraclub.co.uk and no other e-mail address should be used. See guidelines and aide-memoire below

2018 Competitions 2019 Competitions


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)