Category Competition night

“Humour” – May 2021 competition night

The Special theme for our May monthly competition night is humour. Members submitted their images based on their interpretation of this theme and, of course, also submitted images for our Open Competition (members are free to submit images on any topic of their choosing.)

Our judge for the two competitions is long time friend of the club and well known Street/Documentary photographer Miguel Marina – https://www.miguelitor.net/

Below are a selection of member’s images from the Special Theme competition.

“Humour” Special Theme Gallery:

  Next up is our regular Open Theme competition… Open Theme Gallery:

“Dystopia” – March 2021 competition night

Dystopia – an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic.

March 22nd was another competition night with members submitting images to our two monthly competitions; Special Theme and Open theme.

The special theme for March is “Dystopia” and as usual our members are free to interpret this theme however they wish. Maybe some of them envisage a dark Dystopian future for Hong Kong, or maybe they think we are already living in one.

A challenging theme for our guest judge this month is documentary and portrait photographer Paul Cox –  http://c8x-photography.com/

Below are a selection of member’s images from the Special Theme competition.

“Dystopia” Special Theme Gallery:

On a lighter note our second competition of the night is our regular Open Theme Competition, in which members can submit images on any them or topic they wish.

Below are a selection of member’s images from the Open Theme competition.

Open Theme Gallery:

“Out of focus” – February 2021 competition night

February 22nd was our second competition night of the year, with members submitting to our two monthly competitions.

The first is our Special Theme Competition, which this month is “Out of focus”. Our members are free to interpret this theme however they wish.

Our second competition is our regular Open Theme Competition, in which members can submit images on any them or topic they wish.

Our Guest judge for the evening was David Boyce, a New Zealand born and now Hong Kong based conceptually driven visual artist. http://davidboyce.net/

Below are a selection of images from the two competitions.

“Out of focus” Special Theme Gallery:

Below are a selection of images from our regular Open theme competition.

Open Theme Gallery:

“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…