Cathay Camera Club is an English language club which aims to bring together Hong Kong based photographers of all skill levels and nationalities who are keen to develop their photographic skills and techniques in a relaxed atmosphere.

Since 1982 the Cathay Camera Club has invited Membership from anyone who wishes to improve the level of their photography, share their work with like-minded amateurs and in the process make new friends.

We usually meet twice a month, currently at Iberico & Co (upstairs private room), 18 Shelley Street, Central – view on Google maps). We enjoy informative workshops, talks and demonstrations presented by visiting experts or club members. In addition each month we have both an Open and Special Subject photo competition with prints, digital images and slides critiqued by a visiting professional photographer, artist or, on occasion, a panel of Club Members.

In addition to these regular meetings we sometimes get together for informal photography outings in Hong Kong and surrounding islands. We also organize public exhibitions where members can showcase their work in a more formal setting and have been holding Annual Exhibitions at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui for many years.

The Club is governed by Constitution and run by its Office Bearers and committee members. Minutes of Annual General Meetings and Committee meetings may be found at our Google Docs hub.

Our members are happy to share information and advice and vary from beginner to advanced amateur and on to semi professional, photographing in film, digital, black and white or colour.


The following are links to our good pro photographer friends, seek them out for CGI, photo assignments, photography classes, video or purchasing cameras or photos:

For good sources of news and information on photography we recommend: