COVID-19 Virus – Mid-year update
In line with Government recommendations, all conventional meetings of the Society have been suspended until further notice.
We are, however, holding on-line meetings using the Zoom meetings facility. The 2020 Programme page is being updated with latest plans and members will receive invites to the meetings each week.
Whilst we look forward to returning to our normal programme in the not too distant future, the current restrictions mean that we will not be meeting until at least the end of July
The committee are keeping the situation under review and we will keep the website updated on the way forward.
We are also using on-line facilities to run the monthly competitions. Unfortunately only DPI can be accepted as it is not practical to collect prints and send to the Judges. We will keep members informed by email of submission dates for future competitions. Please note that whilst only DPI are being accepted the maximum number of entries per person has been increased to 4.
The POTY competition results have been updated to reflect the results of the competitions up to the end of May.
We are using the Zoom meetings facility to run on-line meetings. This is now becoming routine and we are learning about the lesser used facilities. We are now getting up to 15 people tuning in. We have succeeded in holding a presentation by Gary Shinner, who overcame a few technical issues and entertained us with his award winning panels and an internal assessment evening, which was enjoyed by all. our next challenges are the battle against Rhonda and the Golden Jubilee battle against 3 other clubs.
Sue Lawler has become a bit of a whizz with Zoom and sends an invite to all members each week and hosts the meeting. Thanks for your help Sue.
Peter Young and Dave Bennett have provided a Google Drive facility to upload and comment on DPIs. Dave has set up a number of members with folders. Thanks Peter and Dave for doing this. The best way to thank them is to use it but not many of you are!
The programme page is being amended to include the on-line meetings as and when we make changes in this fluid situation.
Posted by CPS-webmaster 19.8.2020
Cwmbran Photographic Society celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015, having been founded way back in 1955.
It was known as the Cwmbran Camera Club when originally formed by the late Wilf Hathaway. It meets at Cwmbran Community Centre, Ventnor road, Old Cwmbran (Find out how to find us here)
We meet every wednesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm September to July, Christmas and New Year excepted.
The Society enjoys the benefits of being affiliated to the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) as a member of the WPF (Welsh Photographic Federation). We offer a warm welcome to all new members, be they experienced or just starting out in photography. Although most members are working with digital, there are still a number who also work with film.
The aim of the Society is to further the enjoyment of photography, in all its aspects, in an informal and friendly atmosphere, by providing as varied and interesting a programme as possible. To this end we hold monthly competitions for prints, digital images and slides, which are judged by inhouse and external judges, points being awarded towards the Photographer of the Year trophy.
We also take part in friendly inter-club “battles” to give members the chance to submit their best work against other clubs in South East Wales and sometimes further afield.
We have plenty of free parking and the venue is wheelchair accessible.
We hope that the pictures and information on the site will encourage you to come along and share our passion for photography. Some key contacts and other details of the organisation can be found here.