Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Welsh Photographic Federation
WELCOME TO / CROESO I'R
Meetings are held in the new Dynevor Centre, De La Beche St., Swansea. Access is via the rear entrance, which is located where Pell Street and Horton Street meet (off The Kingsway or Cradock Street). There is limited parking on site. Come and see us in action each Monday at 19.00. The full list of events can be found on our Whats On page.
For those with a Sat Nav. The Postcode is SA1 3EU. To get directions or obtain a location map courtesy of Google Maps, click the logo below.
We have now added detailed directions to the Dynevor Centre
Without images and with images
Talks by well-known visiting photographers, who show their work and explain their techniques.
Internal Monthly Competitions for prints and projected images.
Contests against other local camera clubs and access to many International Competitions and exhibitions.
The club values its traditional photographic routes, without shying away from the latest digital technology.
It's not all about competing, just sit back and relax and enjoy the social atmosphere of like-minded people. But don't forget the fountain of knowledge our members have to assist you in any problems you may encounter. Please come and find out what we are about and we look forward to seeing you in our clubroom sometime soon.
We cater for photographers of all levels and skill, from beginners to advanced, and in all branches of photography - natural history, landscape, social documentary, portraiture and travel and of course the use of a variety of techniques, including digital imaging.
The membership fee is; £30.00 per year. However, you are more than welcome to visit the club on a trial basis of one month. If you think the Club is for you, we ask you to join as a full member. If not, simply walk away. Membership entitles you to take part in all club competitions, the Annual Exhibition, together with all inter-club and Welsh Photographic Federation (WPF) competitions and exhibitions.(Additional fees may be payable when entering most external competitions, other than Club sponsored events).
The fact that Swansea is a popular camera club, should come as no surprise to devotees of the art, as several eminent 19th Century, Swansea citizens played a major role in popularising photography in the mid 1800s when photography, as it became known, was in its infancy.
William Henry Fox Talbot and two of his relatives, John Dillwyn Llewellyn and the Reverend Richard Calvert Jones (Two founder members) were instrumental in advancing the science. Their work laid the foundation of present day, chemical based, photographic processing. With this in mind, research notes a report which appeared in a local newspaper The Cambrian on the 3rd February 1861. It reported the formation of a photographic society for Swansea and the surrounding area - the objective being the advancement of the art and science of photography, by the reading of lectures, discussions, exhibitions of photography etc The Cambrian felt it would be a useful means of scientific research. This research establishes beyond doubt, some form of Club was formed.
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15th March 2013.
Congratulations to Graham Davies AFIAP, UPI 1 crown for his EFIAP distinction.
8th January 2013.
Our Annual Exhibition will be showing at the Grand Theatre Swansea from the 15th January - 1st February.
1st December 2012.
Congratulations to Graham Davies AFIAP, UPI 1 crown for his UPI distinction.
24th November 2012
Stanley Chell – organised by Aberdare Camera Club – 4 prints ‘Open
The winners were Gwynfa with 75 points, closely followed by Bridgend, Port Talbot and Inn Focus all on 74 points.
We were = 6th on 69 points – out of 26 clubs, a very respectable result.
12th November 2012
Bridgend 5 Way Battle – organised by Bridgend Camera Club – 6 prints ‘Open’
The Bridgend 5 Way Battle is between Bridgend, Neath, Pyle & Porthcawl, Swansea and Velindre. As you can see, Cardiff were the winners with 107 points and we came =3rd with 104 points. A very close competition!
28th May 2012.
We held the annual 9 Way Battle, which was judged by Martyn Pinches AFIAP, AWPF. Congratulations to Abertawe Camera Club on winning the Trophy and they also had the best image by Darren Boxer.