Competition night – Masculinity

Big thanks to everyone who attended and/or submitted images for Monday 22nd August’s competition night. The Special theme for the night was “Masculinity”. In addition we also had our regular Open theme with members free to submit images on any subject/theme.

In total we had 23 images submitted in the Special theme and 18 in the Open.

A special thanks, to our returning judge and friend of the club, Aanchal Wadhwani, for her commentary and critique on all the images.

A selection of the Masculinity themed image can be viewed in the gallery below.

Competition images

Competition night – “Windows”

DM852-2016-06-20-6159-headerBig thanks to everyone who attended and/or submitted images for Monday 20th June’s competition night. The Special theme for the night was “Windows”, with the added twist that the images had to be captured with a mobile phone. As always we also had the Open competition with members free to submit images on any subject/theme.

In total we had 26 images submitted in the Special theme and 22 in the Open.

A special thanks, as always, to our judge for the evening Aanchal Wadhwani for her invaluable feedback and critique.

The scores from the night have now been compiled and added to the 2016 competition spreadsheet which can be viewed at the link below.

2016 competition scores

Competition images

Our next meeting will be a club night on July 4th. I look forward to seeing you then.

Monday 20th June – Competition Night – “Windows”

Our next meeting on Monday 20th June is a competition night and as usual we will be running “Open” and a “Special Themed” competitions. I am very pleased to announce that our judge for the evening will be Marcel Heijnen. Marcel is a visual artist, designer and musician who uses photography as the main medium for his art, exploring its boundaries in a quest for beauty and expression that goes beyond realism, but gets perhaps a little closer to truth.

Marcel is a co-founder of both Chemistry – the design collective, and Artistry – the Gallery Cafe.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at Iberico & Co Restaurant.

Guests welcome.

1. Special theme Photo Competition

This week’s Special theme is “Windows” and, as always, how you interpret the Special Theme is entirely up to you. Please note that new submission guidelines are in effect this year. You may submit up to two images to the Special theme competition and they may be in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format.

Restrictions on special theme submissions – the images should have been taken within the last 12 months. However, unlike previous years, there is no geo-restriction – (There is no longer a requirement for them to be taken in Hong Kong, Macao, Zhuhai or Shenzhen only).

2. Open theme Photo Competition
You may also submit images for this week’s Open theme competition on any theme/topic of your choosing. As above you may submit up to two images to the Open theme competition and you may submit them in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format. There are no geographical restrictions on where images can be taken and no time limit within which they must have been taken.

3. Guests
As always guests are welcome to attend the meeting and may submit images to both competitions. However their scores will not contribute to the year end scoring.

4. Image submission rules
Print/Slide submissions
You need to arrive no later than 7.15 on the night so that judging sheets can be prepared in time for the 7.30 start.

Please ensure your prints are suitably mounted for ease of viewing/judging. Write your name and the picture’s title clearly on the back of the mount. If the image has been extensively manipulated (multiple exposures blended, compositing, major cloning etc) please add an M for Manipulated. Unmanipulated images can optionally be marked with a U.

If you have prints, you need to arrive no later than 7:15pm to submit them. So, to avoid disappointment, please be on time. Better yet come early and eat dinner or help to set up.

Digital submissions
Digital Images must be submitted via email to ccathayimage@gmail.com no later than Sunday midnight; with the subject line of the email as “Windows competition”.

DIGITAL ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED MONDAY NIGHT!

Please label you digital images in the following format:

1 or 2,Author’s First Name Last Name,Image Title,F/D,U/M,O/S

where 1 = first image and 2 = second image, followed by
Your Name
The title of the image
F= shot on film & scanned/D=Digital image
U=Unmanipulated/M=Manipulated*
O=Open Competition/S=Special theme competition

Example:
1,Bill Smith,On Fire,P,M,S
2,Bill Smith,Flower,D,U,O

Minimum image size 1280×800 pixels, bigger better but limit file size to 2MB maximum.

As backup, please also bring your digital images on Monday.

* Manipulated means Images that have been composited from more than one image or had major cloning that significantly alters the image. These should be marked M for Manipulated.
Images that have had tonal/exposure adjustments, dodging and burning, cropping, minor cloning, conversion to black and white or the application of filters are considered Unmanipulated.

5. Meeting location Details
We’ll be at Iberico & Co Restaurant from 7pm. 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street).
Google maps link: Iberico & Co

6. Cancellations due to weather
If a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.

See you Monday.

Club Night – 6th June

Dear Friends and Members,
This week’s meeting is a club night and will feature a Members showcase as well as a discussion to choose the theme for the clubs annual exhibition. This year’s exhibition will again take place at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Venue
The meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at Iberico & Co Restaurant, 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street).
Google maps link: Iberico & Co

As always guests are welcome.

Cancellations due to weather
If a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.

Monday 23rd May – Competition Night – “Raindrops”

Our next meeting on Monday 23rd May is a competition night and as usual we will be running “Open” and a “Special Themed” competitions. I am very pleased to announce that our judge for the evening will be Andrew Hevia. Andrew is a film-maker with experience in both narrative and documentary film. His producing credits include ‘Sun Don’t Shine’ (SXSW 2012) and ‘When We Lived in Miami’ (SXSW 2013). His documentary directing credits include ‘Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists’ (2012) and ‘Sawgrass City’ (2014).

The meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at Iberico & Co Restaurant.

Guests welcome.

1. Special theme Photo Competition

This week’s Special theme is “Raindrops” and, as always, how you interpret the Special Theme is entirely up to you. Please note that new submission guidelines are in effect this year. You may submit up to two images to the Special theme competition and they may be in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format.

Restrictions on special theme submissions – the images should have been taken within the last 12 months. However, unlike previous years, there is no geo-restriction – (There is no longer a requirement for them to be taken in Hong Kong, Macao, Zhuhai or Shenzhen only).

2. Open theme Photo Competition
You may also submit images for this week’s Open theme competition on any theme/topic of your choosing. As above you may submit up to two images to the Open theme competition and you may submit them in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format. There are no geographical restrictions on where images can be taken and no time limit within which they must have been taken.

3. Guests
As always guests are welcome to attend the meeting and may submit images to both competitions. However their scores will not contribute to the year end scoring.

4. Image submission rules
Print/Slide submissions
You need to arrive no later than 7.15 on the night so that judging sheets can be prepared in time for the 7.30 start.

Please ensure your prints are suitably mounted for ease of viewing/judging. Write your name and the picture’s title clearly on the back of the mount. If the image has been extensively manipulated (multiple exposures blended, compositing, major cloning etc) please add an M for Manipulated. Unmanipulated images can optionally be marked with a U.

If you have prints, you need to arrive no later than 7:15pm to submit them. So, to avoid disappointment, please be on time. Better yet come early and eat dinner or help to set up.

Digital submissions
Digital Images must be submitted via email to ccathayimage@gmail.com no later than Sunday midnight; with the subject line of the email as “Raindrops competition”.

DIGITAL ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED MONDAY NIGHT!

Please label you digital images in the following format:

1 or 2,Author’s First Name Last Name,Image Title,F/D,U/M,O/S

where 1 = first image and 2 = second image, followed by
Your Name
The title of the image
F= shot on film & scanned/D=Digital image
U=Unmanipulated/M=Manipulated*
O=Open Competition/S=Special theme competition

Example:
1,Bill Smith,On Fire,P,M,S
2,Bill Smith,Flower,D,U,O

Minimum image size 1280×800 pixels, bigger better but limit file size to 2MB maximum.

As backup, please also bring your digital images on Monday.

* Manipulated means Images that have been composited from more than one image or had major cloning that significantly alters the image. These should be marked M for Manipulated.
Images that have had tonal/exposure adjustments, dodging and burning, cropping, minor cloning, conversion to black and white or the application of filters are considered Unmanipulated.

5. Meeting location Details
We’ll be at Iberico & Co Restaurant from 7pm. 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street).
Google maps link: Iberico & Co

6. Cancellations due to weather
If a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.

See you Monday.

Club night – 9th May

Donald McCullin (1964)

Don McCullin (1964) – Photo By Jac. de Nijs / Anefo (Nationaal Archief) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

This week’s club night will feature the screening of two Photography related documentaries. The first focuses on the renowned British war photographer and photojournalist Don McCullin, famous for his coverage of the Vietnam War and the Northern Ireland conflict. The second film is about about fellow British photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was sadly killed in 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at Iberico & Co Restaurant, 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street).
Google maps link: Iberico & Co

As always guests are welcome.

Cancellations due to weather
If a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.

 

 

Monday 28th March – Competition night

Monday is almost upon us and with it another competition night for your delectation! The theme, this week is Relationships and, as always, is open to your interpretation. Our guest judge for the evening, Mr Kenneth Lim, (http://www.kennethlimphotography.com/) will be ready and waiting to look at your images, awards points and give feedback.

The meeting will take place at our usual venue, Iberico & Co Restaurant, 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street).
Google maps link: Iberico & Co
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The meeting will start at 7.30 prompt. Members wishing to submit prints need to arrive no later than 7.15 so that judging sheets can be prepared.

Welcome to 2016

12440354_10154458930389307_7767232901816403823_oThe club held their Annual General Meeting for 2015/2016 on 15th January and minutes of the meeting will be published shortly. 12471840_10154458930964307_1562679862213778431_o

As a result of the meeting it was agreed that the membership fee for the year 2016 would be reduced to HK$500 for individual members, $750 for couples, and $250 for full-time students. That makes this year an even better time to join the club.

Cathay Camera Club Exhibition 2015

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Club members at the Cultural Centre.

The annual club exhibition took place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre between Friday 13th and end in the late evening of Sunday 15th November 2015. Thanks to some excellent planning and a lot of hard work the exhibition was a great success – lots of interaction with the public, a guest book full of comments and a sheaf of voting forms filled in by the publish nominating their favourite images from the exhibition.

Special thanks go to Mark Hammerschmidt, Pete Walker, Pauline Miller and Robert Scherle for all their hard work in making it happen.

Annual Exhibition 2015

“To do, or not to do.”  These might be appropriate words to describe our forthcoming exhibition, when it seemed as if it wasn’t going to materialise due to a slight lack of enthusiasm. However, a sufficient number of members have elected to continue on and it will be held in the foyer of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sai Tsui, Kowloon on Friday 13th and end in the late evening of Sunday 15th November 2015. There are 19 members supporting the exhibition, each member is given one side of a display board and each will display up to three photographs. Members are submitting either their best scoring images from the clubs previous themed competition evenings or a specific triptych (which was the intended exhibition theme). The opening of the exhibition will commence at 7pm on Friday 13th Nov. We’re all looking forward to seeing you there!

–edited by Mark Hammerschmidt and Eric TO
–published by Eric TO