PHOTOGRAPHERS from the Vale of Glamorgan are invited to take part in a event capturing images in Barry this October.

Participants can join this live event to be in with a chance of winning a day rental of a Barry Island beach hut and a place on an online Mindful Photography course.

The inaugural PhotoBARRYthon is organised by the Barry Making Waves project and gives local people the chance to document the town on a particular day, using a variety of topics with mobile phones or digital cameras.

Visitors to the town will be able to explore Barry and discover how photogenic a place it is.


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Photomarathons are fun but are also competitive events.

PhotoBARRYthon will be two competitive events – a 12 hour event with 12 topics, to create 12 photos, and a shorter family friendly six hour event, with six topics, to create six photos.

Judging the six hour event will be David Drake, director of Ffotogallery, Pat Hollis, competition secretary of the Barry Camera Club, and Dylan Jones, photography lecturer at Cardiff & Vale College.

Judging the 12 hour event will be Amelia Edwards, photography lecturer at Cardiff & Vale College, Roy Carr, chairman of the Barry Camera Club, and Lee Aspland professional photographer.

The event is being organised as part of Barry Making Waves and Mererid Velios, place manager at the Vale of Glamorgan Council is working with local photographers Lee Aspland and Michael Goode, in partnership with Memo Arts Centre.

The event is ticketed and participants will need to pre-book.

It will not be possible to join on the day.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 10.

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