Black & White competition results

A great competition start for 2011, 26 members and guests attended our “Black and White” comp on Jan 24th. We held another “surprise” members judging evening and enjoyed the additional comments from both judges and photographers. Special thanks to Lorenza, Dhiraj and Michael Shevloff for being our judges.
Some photos of the evening are up in the Gallery

Top Open prints, scoring 18 each, were from Ali, Bernhard Wamelink and Wesley.
Top Special Prints, scoring 17 each, were from Ali and Bernhard Wamelink.
Top Open Slides scoring 16 each, were from Eric and Lorenza (judges don’t vote for their own images).
Top Special Slide, scoring 17, was from Jeff.

The score sheet is now available , many thanks to Diane for compiling this.

Calendar and Competition Themes for 2011

We have determined the competition and meeting calendar for 2011 and is available here.
The Special Subject Competition themes and dates are:

Jan 24th Black and White
Feb 21st Chinese New Year
Mar 21st Long Exposure
Apr 18th Fear and Unease
May 23rd Dirty and Disgusting Things
Jun 20th Disposable Camera
Jul 18th Self Portrait
Aug 15th Urban Macro
Sep 19th Finding the Unusual in the Usual
Oct 17th Advertising
Nov 21st Photo Journalism
Dec 5th Vice Chairman’s Christmas Competition – theme to be announced soon!

AGM – Preliminary Changes

Last night’s AGM went very well, minutes will be released in due course, 26 members and “soon to be members” attended.

Our first competition Special Subject Theme for Monday January 24th will be “Black and White
Second competition theme for Feb 21st will be “Chinese New Year
Open competition also of course.
Prints or slides as usual and Special Subject must be shot in HK, Macao, Zhuhai or Shenzhen only

Leadership Changes

We have some changes in the Club leadership.

First, many thanks to 2010 Vice Chairman Michael Sack for many years of dedicated service to the Club. Michael decided to take a well deserved break this year. One of Michaels most enduring legacies for the Club was his leadership for the “Our Photographs 2009” photo book. Michael is also one of the Club’s top photographers and we hope he now has more photography time.

2010 Chairman Jeff Mein Smith is remaining in the Club Leadership and was elected unopposed to the Vice Chairman position. Many thanks to Jeff for guiding us all through 2010.

William Tam was elected unopposed to the Treasurer position. William has been ably guiding our finances for many years now.

John Meldrum was also elected unopposed and is the Club’s 2011 Chairman.

However, the Secretary position remains unfilled! We urgently seek a Club Member (with some experience of and time with the Club) to take this important position.
In the meantime John will continue as Acting Secretary and also rely on the Committee and Working Groups.

Many thanks to outgoing Committee Members: Caroline Ramassamy, Digby Ross, Fiona Bulmer and Stephanie Luo.

Committee Members: Bernhard Goschin, Lorenza Mazzucco, Luisa Saccone and Mart van de Ven are now joined by Bernhard Wamelink, Bing Hum, Eric To, Patrick Wong and Sandy Rie. Many thanks to all.

We also have the following Working Groups (you are also encouraged to participate in these groups):

Exhibition: Lorenza Mazzucco and others TBD.

Speakers and Judges: Bernhard Goschin, Jeff Mein Smith, Matthias Meyer and Sandy Rie

Social and PR: Jenny Wong, Bing Hum, Jenny Chan, Luisa Saccone and Sandy Rie

Website: Eric To, Mart van de Ven and Rick Biehl

Photo Book: TBD, there is interest in another project to coincide with the Club’s 30th Anniversary in 2012.

We look forward to an exciting year and your active participation.

Best wishes,
John, Jeff and William

2010 Competition Winners

As announced at the Annual Dinner, our 2010 Competition winners are:

Open Print
First – Ali Ghorbani
Second – Michael Sack
Third – Eric To

Special Print
First – Mart van de Ven
Second – Ali Ghorbani
Third – Bernhard Goschin

Open Slide
First – Rick Behl
Second – Eric To
Third – Michael Sack

Special Slide
First – Rick Behl
Second – Eric To
Third – Michael Sack

2010 Best of Exhibition

Lorenza Mazzucco

Vice Chairman’s Christmas Competition

Michael Shevloff

Congratulations to all.  With the exception of the VC Competition, all winners received a crystal glass trophy.

Final Excel scores are posted over at Google Docs

“Som Tot Moy” – Cambodia Lives Exhibition

Our good friends Gary Tyson and Chris Dixon of F8 Photography, will be holding their:

“Som Tot Moy” Cambodia Lives Exhibition

All sales profits from any pictures sold will be directed to the charity: CAMKIDS Charity

Taken from the Cambodian language of Khmer “som tot moy'” literally translates into English as “One picture please”. This was a phrase that was frequently used to seek permission and to gain the trust of prospective subjects as two photographers sought to capture an up close and personal view of Cambodian life.

Opening Reception Tuesday Jan 11th, 7 – 9pm, All welcome
January 11th – February 5th
Culture Club Gallery,
15 Elgin Street
SOHO, HK

Full Details: www.cultureclub.com.hk/events/coming_events_4.htm#
Photog Website: http://f8photography.com.hk

2011 Annual General Meeting

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held this coming Monday 10th January, 7:30pm start.
Bulldogs Bar & Grill Lounge
1F Tsim Sha Tsui Centre
66 Mody Road
Tsim Sha Tsui East 

TST MTR/East Rail exit P1
Tsim Sha Tsui Center is mid way between Shangri-la Hotel and Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel.

Food and drinks are available and members and guests are encouraged to enjoy the hospitality
Additional details will be sent to Club Members.
All welcome.