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Christmas Party 2023 on December 11

Our final event for the CCC 2023 was Christmas dinner at Portuguese restaurant Majestic Lisboa, lovely place with yummy food and music, and we even got to dance! 

Big Congratulations to our monthly competition winners for year 2023. 

Special Category 

  • 1st place: Ayesha Curate 
  • 2nd place: Gary Jones 
  • 3rd place:  Ewa Wilkinson 

Open Category 

  • 1st place: Gary Jones 
  • 2nd place: shared between Ewa Wilkinson & Zinc Lau
  • 3rd place: Ayesha Curate 

We would like to say a big thank you to all 2023 CATHAY CAMERA CLUB MEMBERS for their great work over the year, showing us all the wonderful images and making this club so alive.

Many Thanks to our GUEST JUDGES who kindly volunteered at the competition nights and shared their experiences!

As well, we would like to say thanks to Cultural Club Gallery, to the owner and stuff of the venue for  their kind & warm service over the last years and for offering to use the space for the coming year!

We looking forward to the New 2024 club year!

Have a lovely and joyful Christmas Holidays!!!


“Abstract” November 27 Competition Night

Thanks to everyone that came along for the last competition night of 2023 with the special theme “Abstract”! 

And a special thanks to Alex Chan Tsz Yuk, who is photojournalist, covering the civil unrests, human rights, international issues and conflicts, for being our guest judge. 

Please check his work on: , IG @acfoto.cty

Also check on few tips shared by Alex when we taking and editing photos : 

  • caption can help to express the  image and move to another level up
  • Context/story can help to add another layer to the image
  • Story behind also can help to make pics more memorable

And as always, we are thankful to our venue Cultural Club Gallery

and it’s staff  for accommodating the club over the whole 2023 year!!! 

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“Wide Angle” October 25 Competition Night

“Wide Angle” was a special theme for Octobers club night, 

And we was fortunate to welcome Catherine Phillips, as a new Guest judge, currently she is working for Economist as a picture editor !

IG @_kpips

Dear Catherine, thanks so much

or coming over to the club and share your knowledge, we

really appreciate your time and effort!

A few general tips from Catherine for better wide-angle/landscape photography:

  • Framing – It sounds obvious but it’s really important with landscape photography to make sure you frame the subject matter correctly before you release the shutter. There’s only so much you can do in photoshop after. The same goes for exposure.
  • People – Think carefully about how people interact with the landscape you’ve chosen to photograph and what they might bring to the composition (e.g. movement, sense of scale, focal point) and be decisive. Make sure any people in your image appear intentionally or not at all.
  • Focal point – This might seem counter intuitive when you’re working with a wide-lens but if you’re photographing people or on the streets try using a smaller depth of field as this will enable you to draw out a focal point.

Also, we would like to thanks the venue Cultural Club Gallery

for continued support!


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“Photo Series ” September 25 Competition Night

“Photo Series”, September’s special “once a year” theme, that been in the club for the last few years.

and it was always supported by critique from very knowledgeable and experienced Sarah Greene & Claudia Hinterseer.

Sarah Greene,- Director of Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong’s leading photography gallery established in 2007.   

Claudia Hinterseer,- currently working for SCMP as leading video producer. 

We sincerely thank Sarah and Claudia for their patience as well as expertise critique on our “Photo series” theme over past years.




Thanks the venue Cultural Club Gallery! 

CCC Third MENTORSHIP MEETING ON October 13, 2023

13th October third and last Mentorship night with Mike for 2023 year at Keeping Lee’s Darkroom.

Highlights of the evening: 

  • Participants enjoyed the darkroom and were fortunate to have hands-on experience. 
  • Jeremiah presented and shared his ongoing project using his new film camera, its advantages and challenges! 
  • Mike shared his experience printing on Silver Gelatin photo paper. 

Thanks Mike @analogmike for the idea of Mentorship!  For kindly organising, and sharing your knowledge and experience with others all along the year! 

It is a wonderful contribution to the club . 

“Water” August 28 Competition Night

“Water” was a special theme for the August 2023 competition night,

and Gareth Brown, a return  

Guest Judge joined the night to give a critique on the members submitted work for that evening. 

We would like to thank Gareth for his time on the night! 

Below you can enjoy some valuable tips from from Gareth on how to improve your photography: 

      – Before you take your photo -always give a question- how can I improve on that specific scene? 

– Pay attention to cropping, focusing, angle, composition, contrast.

– If the image came interesting but feeling “flat” try to process it with LR or PS to bring up the light and object.

As well, we would like to thanks the venue Cultural Club Gallery 

for hosting us once again!


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“Light Painting” June 26 Competition Night

June’s Competition Night with the special theme “Light painting”.

The club members was very happy to receive photo-critics from our return Guest Judge Alex Macro is an award-winning photographer with a strong passion for portrait photography who works at a world class level!

Thanks you dear Alex for the love and joy we have received from you for over the last couple of years !

And as usual, please enjoy tips from Alex Macro on how to improve your photo skills :

  • Light has to be low near the ground/bottom of the photo
  • Camera should be low to ground or light trails to fill frame and not to capture uninteresting blown out lights of buildings
  • Photographers need to be able to move their bodies when taking pictures. (He showed us the movement) Stand still and firmly with your legs open wide, bend your knees, that will allow you to move, up and down left and right, and adjust angle to take pictures without having to walk around
  • It’s not easy to take light painting pics in hk as there is always too much ambient light. Find a darker place, and keep trying!

We also would like to thanks the venue Cultural Club Gallery

for hosting us once again.



“Unexpected Point of View ” May 26, 2023 COMPETITION NIGHT

“Unexpected point of view” was a special theme for the June’s 2023 club meeting with new Guest Judge – Simon Wan, who is very talented documentary photographer, his work has been acquired by many local and international private collectors and institutes.

He is also Founder of platform for photography “The Photocrafters”

The night went “unexpectedly” well with lots of great critique! 

Dear Simon, Thank you for your time and knowledge that you have shared with the club!

And here are some tips from Simon Wan to improve your photo skills : 

  1. Pay more attention on the composition especially at the edge of the frame
  2. Hang around for longer , try out different things and keep pushing your limit 
  3. Challenge yourself with just taking one fixed Focal length lens with you
  4. If possible try to use a film camera and shot the thing you did before with a digital camera, it’s a good training because you only see the result after the shot is over

And a big thanks for our venue Cultural Club Gallery for continues support! 

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