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 2021 Programme page is continuously being updated with latest plans and members receive invitations to each weekly meeting.
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 using the Zoom meetings facility to run on-line meetings. This has now become routine and we are learning about the lesser used facilities. We are now getting up to 15 people logging in. We regularly have presentations from photographers from all over the world, including New Zealand and our competitions are as hard-fought as ever.
We make no charge to potential new members who join our Zoom meetings but, should they wish to participate in competitions, they must become members.
While we are also using on-line facilities to run the monthly competitions, we are continuing to hold print competitions.
The POTY competition results have been updated to reflect the results of the competitions.
Sue Lawler has become a bit of a whizz with Zoom and sends an invitation to all members and hosts each week’s 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.