“Smartphone shots” – June competition night

Our June competition night took place at The Social Room (3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley street) and included our usual Open Theme and Special Theme competitions. This months Special theme was “Smartphone shots” and our judge for the night (making a return appearance) was Kirk Kenny (http://www.studiozag.com)

Special Theme gallery: Smartphone Shots

In addition to our monthly Special theme, we also had our regular Open theme competition, where members are free to submit images on any topic they choose.

Open Theme Gallery

“Abstraction” – May competition night

After our mini “break” in March and our e-meeting in April, it’s high time we resumed our operations in our usual venue. As per normal, our May competition night took place at the “Social Room”, 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, Central (with appropriate social distancing measures of course).

The Special Theme for May was Abstraction and our judge for this month was David Boyce, a multifaceted artist and a true “Master of abstraction”, as he was introduced to us by his peers.

Those not familiar with his work can have a look at:  http://davidboyce.net/

Below are a selection of our members images for the special theme….

 

In addition to the Special theme we also had our regular Open theme. Below are a selection of members images…

“Portrait” – April Competition Night

Following the postponement of our March competition night (new date TBC) the on-going Covid-19 situation resulted in our April meeting moving to a new venue…. Google hangouts. Over the years the club has used a range of different venues including club houses, pubs, photographic studios and restaurants. I believe this is the first time we have hosted a Competition night in Cyberspace.

The theme for the Special competition was “Portrait” and our judge for the night was professional photographer and long time friend of the club, Jo Farrell (Living HERstory). Jo is a photographer and cultural anthropologist who focuses on women’s traditions and cultures; particularly those that are disappearing.

Special Theme Competition

Below are a selection of members images submitted for the Special Theme Competition…

 

Open Theme Competition

In addition to the monthly Theme we also had our regular Open competition, where members are free to submit images on any topic/genre. Below are a selection of the members Open competition submissions.

 

 

“Architecture” February competition night

February’s competition night was the first held at our new venue, The Social Room (3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley street). The theme for the Special competition was “Architecture” and our judge for the night was experienced Architecture/real-estate photographer Grischa Rüschendorf, https://www.rupho.com.

Below are a selection of members images submitted for the Special Theme Competition…

Open Theme Competition

As always we also had an Open competition where members submit their favourite images on any theme. Below are a selection of images that members submitted.

“Leading Lines” January competition night

Last night our Club had its first competition night gathering for 2020. The theme for the evening’s Special category was “Leading Lines” and members also entered submissions for the Open category competition. In total members submitted more than 80 images!

Ali Ghorbani (aligstudios.com) was our Guest Judge for the night, a returning judge and past Cathay Camera Club Chairman, who we thank dearly for his contribution to a very successful evening!

Again, thank you Ali for making the night such a success! Read More

Members nature walk

Thanks to club member Ewa Wilkinson for organising a club outing to Lamma Island for an afternoon of nature photography. Members assembled at Yung Shue Wan before heading off with tripods and macro lenses in hand to shoot the local plant life. The afternoon was rounded out with some time spent shooting the December sunset.

Below are a selection of members image from the day.

Best of exhibition 2019

Our annual exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre is over. 26 Members exhibited a wonderful selection of images on the theme of “Simply Hong Kong”. As usual we asked members of the public who visited the exhibition to vote for their favourite images. The votes have been counted and the results are, in reverse order…..

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In third place was Brandon Yoon’s image “Respect” with a total of 33 votes

In second place was Leonid Kazanskiy’s “February Sky” with a total of 51 votes

An in first place Olga Mihova’s image “Trapped” (shown above) with a total of 84 votes