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Linda Baldwin Hon FWPF

Linda Baldwin passed away quietly at home on Tuesday with her husband Andrew by her side. Funeral details will be known after Easter. Our thoughts are with Andrew and the rest of her family.

Roy Thomas and Jan Cawley have written the following obituary.

Linda Baldwin Hon FWPF

Our very good friend and admired colleague, Linda Baldwin, who recently passed away was a long-time member of the Welsh Photographic Federation, a determined and effective committee member and a delightful person to work with. She served as our Treasurer for many years as well as being our Welsh International Chairman.

She joined the WPF from the Bridgend CC about 20 years ago. She very quickly became involved in the running of our events, attending almost all of them learning, and making observations regarding our management and presentation of these activities.

When Linda joined we were very much in the “Dark Ages” of slides and slide projectors, and all of the competitions we ran were very manual and required mountains of paperwork. The entrant had to properly spot and label their work and then we had to randomise them before presentation to the judges. On being scored they had then to be put into slide trays relative to the scores they achieved.  All the results were created manually and similarly, so were the catalogues.

Linda, who never suffered fools gladly, led us on a journey from slides to PDIs and almost singlehandedly chose the software to use and studied its use to the point where she became the go-to expert and created its use for both the WPF International and Welsh Salon of Photography.  With a dedicated on-line entry system, including PayPal subscriptions which eliminated hours of manual work she took the WPF into the 21st Century. It is also true that following the WPF lead within a year or two the PAGB had also changed from slides to PDIs at their Warwick event.

She however remained determined to ensure that these events were properly run, completed on time to everyone’s satisfaction and she continually aimed for perfection – fixing all the errors that users of the system managed to impose on her – she put hours and hours into these events and would never ask for help – one had to ensure that you knew what she was up to and turn up at her house at the appropriate time to provide assistance – she was very independently minded – and was happy to do everything herself.

She was a good personal friend to many of us, as was Andrew, her husband, who, during our Salons became an additional Exec member and was very generous with his help. She loved her quilting and never gave it up despite all the other tasks that she took on, and produced the most beautiful work of great precision as you can all imagine.

She was somebody who was fundamental to the modernisation of the WPF and was uniquely suited to this volunteer body – we are all pleased and honoured that we had the opportunity to know her and work with her over the years – she will be sadly missed.

The WPF Executive, past and present.

Welsh Salon Exhibition

The Welsh Salon of Photography Exhibition will be held at Maesteg Sports Centre and Library, CF34 9DS from the 4th  May-25th May.

Please note, this is NOT the library in Browns Lane. The correct postcode for Maesteg Sports Centre and Library is  CF34 9DS.  This leads you to their car park which is shared with Maesteg Rugby Club and Tesco.

(Directions:- As you approach and enter Castle Street, 500yds up there is a set of traffic lights, turn left here to enter the shared car park.  (If you are not driving up a twisting slip road, you are in the wrong place). Continue over the pedestrian crossing, passing Tescos and keeping left down through the first car parking lane to the bottom. At the bottom turn right and Maesteg Sports Centre and Library is straight ahead of you. It is a large stone building dating from the mid 1800’s .

The official opening will be on on the 6th May. Details to follow as soon as we have them.

Opening times at the library are as follows:
Mondays – 9am-5pm
Tuesdays – 2pm-6pm
Wednesdays – 9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Thursdays – 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
Fridays 2pm-4pm
Saturdays 9:30am-1pm and 2pm -4pm
Sundays 10am-5pm (to be confirmed)

The full results of the salon will be published here shortly.

The selectors were Brian Coleman, Gary Shinner and Michael Krier.

Barrian Cup 2017

Barry Camera Club presents the Barrian Cup Club Competition 2017 for the best panel of 5 prints & the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for the best individual Landscape or Seascape print in the competition at the St. Francis Millennium Hall, Porth y Castell, Barry, CF62 6NX on Saturday 10th June, 2017 commencing at 2.00pm.

Everything you need to know about entering the Barrian Cup can be found in the documents linked below.

Entry Form


AWPF Workshop – 7th May

We are holding an AWPF panel workshop on the 7th May 2017 at Talbot green. Doors open at 9 o’clock for a 10 o’clock start.

At the event you will receive an introduction to AWPF panels. All are welcome to attend either those with a panel in progress or those thinking of trying in the future. There will be a number of experienced photographers present who will gladly point you in the right direction to hopefully a successful panel and we encourage you to bring your work in progress for guidance and advice. This will be carried out in small groups.

Free tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day but we recommend you bring a packed lunch.

Port Talbot Salon Open for Entries

The 2017 Port Talbot International Salon is open for entries.

Further information can be found here.

The deadline for entry is Sunday 17 June 2017.

Neath Salon Open for Entries

The 2017 Neath Salon is open for entries. They can be made through their Club Website where you will find the full conditions of entry. The entry deadline is the the 22nd April, 2017.

There are 4 sections Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature and Creative.  Entry is £10 for first section and £2/section after.

Selectors for the salon are Jan Cawley, Peter Young and Ed Cloutman.

If you have problems getting onto the Neath site you can go directly to the salon pages by clicking here.

Lampeter Booking Forms now available

Photographic Feast at Lampeter – Booking Forms now available

If you’ve never been to the WPF Photographic Weekend at Lampeter you’re missing out!

The event will take place at the Lampeter University Campus over the weekend of 2nd/3rd September 2017 at a fully inclusive cost of £115.  What are you waiting for?

Booking forms are now available at the WPF website on the WPF Photographic Weekend 2017 page.

The booking form includes much more detail on the event and the speakers attending.

Fred Davies

WPF Conventions Officer

Vale Exhibition in the Senedd

The Vale Photographic Club is proud to announce that an exhibition of work from members entitled “Taken in the Vale” opens at the Senedd Oriel, Cardiff Bay on Sunday 23rd April and runs until May 19th 2017.  The event is sponsored by Andrew R T Davies AM.

Morriston Annual Exhibition 19th-22nd April

Morriston Camera Club Annual Exhibition 19th to 22nd April – Admission Free.

During our 4 day Annual Exhibition, Morriston Camera Club will be showing 80+ framed photographs. Members of the club, both experienced photographers and those new to the hobby, show examples of their work, encompassing a diverse range of photography styles.

Location: The Crypt, St. David’s Church, Woodfield Street, Morriston.

Dates & Times: Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st April – 10.00 – 17.00 and Saturday 22nd April 10.00 – 13.00.

David Bailey – Wildlife Wanderer in Aberystwyth

Wildlife photographer David Bailey will be giving his talk ‘Wildlife Wanderer’ in the National library of Wales, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BU on Saturday 6th May – 2.00 p.m.

For full details, click on the photo below and when it goes to a different page, click on the photo again for the large version..


2017 Welsh Salon Results

Here are the results of the 2017 Welsh Salon of Photography.


Full List of Acceptances in Club Order

Congratulations to everyone who achieved an acceptance and to all those who gained an award.

If you were unsuccessful this time, don’t be deterred, try again next year…

If you notice any errors in the results, please report them to Cliff Emery, Salon Chairman.

Newport Host Bristol Salon

Newport Photographic Club will once again be hosting the screening of the Bristol Salon 2017.

This prestigious event will be held at the Riverfront, Newport on Friday April 21st 2017.

Newport looks forward to welcoming all club members at what is always an enjoyable event.

If you wish to print a flyer (which contains full details of how to order tickets) for your club noticeboard please click here.

The Bristol International Salon of Photography

AFIAP Distinction

if anyone has been sent an application form by Mike Lewis for an AFIAP distinction, would they please contact me on afiap@thewpf,.co.uk so that I can give them a starter pack and answer any queries they may have.

Ed Cloutman

WPF FIAP Liaison Officer

Studies in Blue Exhibition in Pontypool

studies in blue” is a solo exhibition featuring Fuji Instant and 35mm film photographs by Berlin-based artist Marit Beer.

Marit Beer is an analogue photographer whose contemplative and symbolic work focuses on the hidden stories in people and landscapes. Nature and the freedom that it offers are a powerful influence in her work; as Marit says “I long for the wilderness of nature, which cannot be restrained, which simply is and is allowed to be”. In her portraiture, Marit tries to capture what hopes and dreams we bury beneath social roles and conventions.

“studies in blue” is the second show in a series of 9 exhibitions organised by the *kickplate* project in our temporary gallery space, 76m2, between February and December 2017, thanks to grants from the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council’s Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

Marit Beer lives and works in Berlin. She graduated in archaeology and art.  You can find her work on Instagram: @maritbeer and her page: www.maritbeer.de


17 March 2017 – 8 April 2017. Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

76m2, 2 Portland Buildings, Commercial Street, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 6JS.