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About The Club

Welcome to Baglan Bay Photographic Society. We are a group of like-minded friends with an interest in Photography. We currently meet on Tuesday evenings via Zoom (under normal circumstances we meet at the Sandfields Presbyterian Church Hall, Western Avenue, Port Talbot SA12 7LS). Our programme of events and meeting dates may be seen in the Announcements Section of our Facebook page under 'What's Coming Up'.  It will also be seen on the Events page of this website.

Baglan Bay Photographic Society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through its membership of the Welsh Photographic Federation.

The Club offers a range of options for it's members. We hold our own internal competitions bi-monthly for both Prints and Digital images and also encourage our members to take part in inter club competitions throughout the year. It's not all about competing, as we meet each Thursday for an arranged photoshoot, where you can pick the brains of some of our more experienced members.

We present Talks by well-known visiting photographers, who show us their work and talk about their experiences in the world of photography.

We welcome photographers of all levels and skill, from beginners to advanced, and in all branches of photography - natural history, landscape, portraiture and travel.

Please come along and find out what we are about, we look forward to welcoming you to our friendly club.

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION.

HOWEVER WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME YOU ONCE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED

Club Officers

John Surridge

Chairperson

Alun Thomas

Vice Chairperson

Sue Surridge

Secretary

Dai Knight

Treasurer

GDPR

Due to the nature of our club, we must collect certain information from our members. To be GDPR compliant, please find our Data Protection Policy here

Club Evenings

While the Covid 19 situation continues to affect our everyday lives, normal Club meetings are on hold. We are however continuing online meetings using software called Zoom

To date our Zoom meetings have been very successful and we have continued to meet every Tuesday evening via Zoom - and held an occasional Coffee morning too! Our programme of events has changed slightly to accommodate the new situation and we have been delighted to welcome local presenters as well as others from across the country who we may never have been able to see otherwise. Our planned bi-monthly Themed Competitions are still going ahead via Zoom (albeit without the print section) and have been judged by Brian Coleman, Mike Clatworthy, Susan Ashford and Peter Young, President of the WPF. We also held our very first 'Anniversary Trophy Competition' via Zoom in September, judged by Ed Cloutman.

Our own BBPS members have also made significant contributions to our meetings with a Lightroom Editing Evening, presentations of their own work and Quiz Nights. We also hold a Members Show & Tell Evenings where up to 10 members show their images to us.

Around 70% of our membership regularly attend the weekly Zoom meetings.

During August our Tuesday evening meetings become evening shoots at various local locations - as Covid restrictions allow. At these outdoor shoots we are very conscious of observing all Covid related guidelines by wearing facemasks, using hand sanitiser and maintianing the 2 metre distance rule.

We will continue with our Tuesday meetings via Zoom until it is acceptable and safe for us to return to the church hall.

Events

Competitions