How to Join

Come along to our club and increase your Knowledge and experience in Photography

Club Membership

Our club membership is £35.00 per annum payable in September each year, This may be paid in installments ,But must be paid in full before 31 january each year.

Friendly Atmosphere

Wednesday Evening from 19:30 - 21:30

Weekly Payments

Weekly Fee of £1.50, to help pay for coffee and tea.

About Us

Pembrey & Burry Port Photographic Society was established in November 1987.
It was originally an evening class in Pembrey Memorial Hall with less than 12 people attending to learn more about photography and how to use their own equipment.
When the classes came to an end due to low attendance figures we wanted to continue meeting so the club was born. Soon after the club formed we joined the Welsh Photographic Federation so we were able to compete against other clubs in the local area and join them in events and competitions known as 'Battles'.
In 1994 the local council offered us a room in the old Copperworks School that was being brought back into use by other local groups. Up until then if we wanted to take indoor photographs we only had at the most 2½ hours to set-up, take the pictures and then take down our equipment as we were still using the local community hall and restricted in time.

Move to new premises

We were given a short rent free period in return for all the remedial work that needed to be done in the school and this was carried out by the members. Much of this work was carried out by Wilf Bryan our then President including the building of our darkroom and later, in putting up the gantry for our studio lighting. We moved into our new premises in February 1995.In March 1998 with the aid of a National Lottery grant we were able to buy equipment for the studio and the Darkroom.
In October 1998 we were invited by Jessops to have a stand the Photo Action Exhibition in the NEC Birmingham where we could display our work and promote the club at a national event. This was highly successful and we were invited back again the following year but unfortunately there was not enough interest in the event and the show was cancelled.

Our Current premises

We remained in the Copperworks school until September 2014 when unfortunately, the building had become structurally unsafe and we were forced to move out.

We have now moved to Hermon Chapel, Pembrey.Where we have rebuilt and improved our facilities.

Our Mission

Making Photography accessible to All

Our Plan

Helping others to succeed

Our Vision

Stop barriers to all photography.

Location of the Club

The chapel is situated between Waun Deri and Rhoddfa Capel , Pembrey which are both turnings right off Maes-y-Capel.
From Gwscwm Road turn into Maes-y-Capel, then turn Right in to Waun Deri.
The chapel is at the end of this cul de sac There is a very small car park that can be accessed from Waun Deri.
Follow the link below for a street view of the area.
StreetView of the Club

Directions to the Club
From llanelli head towards Pwll and Kidwelly
go through pwll and continue on the top road, just after exiting pwll you come to a roundabout go straight across this heading for Burry Port ( don’t go along the coast road) or go in to Burry Port Town
At chivers corner petrol station follow the road right , just after this there are 2 speed cameras 30 mph go up the hill and down the other side , keep on this road
After you see the Pembrey Sign take the 2nd Left in to Maes y Capel
if you get to pembrey church on your left then you have gone too far
just before Maes y Capel you will see a light up traffic sign if you go over 30 mph and there are some traffic islands in the middle of the road
Once in Maes y Capel turn first right , we are at the end of this cul de sac. there is a very small car park from the car park go down the left side of the building and in through the main doors

Programme

Events may be changed at any time without notice. However we do try to keep the list updated.
Due to the new rules within wales reguarding covid-19 we are suspending resuming meetings within the club room.

September

Wed 2nd September

AGM
(that was postponed from August due to Lockdown Restrictions)

Wed 9th September

Programme Completion for new season

waiting for Guidance on resuming club meetings from the Welsh Government

Wed 16th September

Free Evening, to be confirmed

Wed 23rd September

Welcome New Members

Guidance on Competition and Image Rules

Wed 30th September

Improve Your Viewpoint

October

Wed 7th October 2020

Intro To Studio Lighting

Wed 14th October 2020

Photograpy Practical

Wed 21st October 2020

A Look At Our Work

Hand in for Internal Digital Competition: Open - colour or B/W images (MAX 5 Images)

Wed 28th October 2020

Monthly Internal Digital Competition

Reviewing entries for the digital competition Open - colour or B/W images

November

Wed 4th November 2020

Free Evening, to be confirmed

Wed 11th November 2020

Photograpy Practical

Wed 18th November 2020

Hand in for Internal Digital Competition: Open - colour or B/W images (MAX 5 Images)

Wed 25th November 2020

Monthly Internal Digital Competition

Reviewing entries for the digital competition Open - colour or B/W imageses

December

Wed 2nd December 2020

DVD - Previous Welsh Salon of Photography winners.

Wed 9th December 2020

Photograpy Practical

Wed 16th December 2020

Club Christmas Meal at the clubroom 7:30 pm Start

Because of concerns with social distancing at restaurants, this year this will be in the club

Fish and Chip Supper

Wed 23rd December 2020

No Meeting - Merry Christmas and Happy New year everyone

Wed 30th December 2020

No Meeting - Happy new year

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