Annual General Meeting 2017

cropped-Logo-transparent-copy.pngDear Members,

Firstly let me say a very happy new year to you all.

The AGM is just around the corner this coming Monday 16th Jan at our usual venue upstairs in Ibericos restaurant at 18 Shelley Street. The meeting will start at 7.30pm.

After the usual Chairman and treasurers reports the main agenda of the AGM will be to nominate and elect the various committee members, discuss and decide what to do about the club nights (so poorly attended) and to decide whether the competition night changes made at last years AGM stay or revert back to the old rules (this was the condition of the changes implemented that they be on a one year trial basis). Additionally there will be a few other small matters and any other things the members may wish to bring up and put before the membership.

Please note the first scheduled competition night of the year falls on the 30th Jan which is CNY so this will meeting will need to be moved to an alternative suitable date also to be decided during the AGM.

Finally may I please remind you to settle the Xmas dinner fees ($388 + 10%SC = $426.80 per person) if you haven’t already done so to the club account via bank or ATM transfer as soon as you can.

As always if a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.

CCC Members Competition 2016

The Cathay Camera Club runs a monthly photo competition for club members. The competition is made up of two parts. The first is the Open category, with members submitting up to two image per month on any subject. The second part of the competition is the Special category, with members submitting up to two image per month related to  specific themes chosen at the start of the year.

For the 2016 competition the theme were
Jan: “Three Colours”Feb: “Food”
Mar: “Relationship”
Apr: “Transport”
May: “Raindrops”
Jun: “Windows”
Jul: No comp – summer break
Aug: “Masculinity”
Sep: “Femininity”
Oct: “Forms in Nature”
Nov: “Industry”

In addition we have a one off Vice Chairperson’s Competition, held towards the end of November. The theme for this competition is selected by the club’s VC and this year the selected theme is “MTR”

Results
Following our November 14th competition night, the 2016 Open & Special themed competitions are now complete. The winners will be announced and trophies presented to the winners at the annual Christmas Dinner (December 12th) at which time the winner of the Vice Chairperson’s competition will also be announced and a prize presented.

Competition night – “Windows”

DM852-2016-06-20-6159-headerBig thanks to everyone who attended and/or submitted images for Monday 20th June’s competition night. The Special theme for the night was “Windows”, with the added twist that the images had to be captured with a mobile phone. As always we also had the Open competition with members free to submit images on any subject/theme.

In total we had 26 images submitted in the Special theme and 22 in the Open.

A special thanks, as always, to our judge for the evening Aanchal Wadhwani for her invaluable feedback and critique.

The scores from the night have now been compiled and added to the 2016 competition spreadsheet which can be viewed at the link below.

2016 competition scores

Competition images

Our next meeting will be a club night on July 4th. I look forward to seeing you then.

Monday 20th June – Competition Night – “Windows”

Our next meeting on Monday 20th June is a competition night and as usual we will be running “Open” and a “Special Themed” competitions. I am very pleased to announce that our judge for the evening will be Marcel Heijnen. Marcel is a visual artist, designer and musician who uses photography as the main medium for his art, exploring its boundaries in a quest for beauty and expression that goes beyond realism, but gets perhaps a little closer to truth.

Marcel is a co-founder of both Chemistry – the design collective, and Artistry – the Gallery Cafe.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at Iberico & Co Restaurant.

Guests welcome.

1. Special theme Photo Competition

This week’s Special theme is “Windows” and, as always, how you interpret the Special Theme is entirely up to you. Please note that new submission guidelines are in effect this year. You may submit up to two images to the Special theme competition and they may be in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format.

Restrictions on special theme submissions – the images should have been taken within the last 12 months. However, unlike previous years, there is no geo-restriction – (There is no longer a requirement for them to be taken in Hong Kong, Macao, Zhuhai or Shenzhen only).

2. Open theme Photo Competition
You may also submit images for this week’s Open theme competition on any theme/topic of your choosing. As above you may submit up to two images to the Open theme competition and you may submit them in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format. There are no geographical restrictions on where images can be taken and no time limit within which they must have been taken.

3. Guests
As always guests are welcome to attend the meeting and may submit images to both competitions. However their scores will not contribute to the year end scoring.

4. Image submission rules
Print/Slide submissions
You need to arrive no later than 7.15 on the night so that judging sheets can be prepared in time for the 7.30 start.

Please ensure your prints are suitably mounted for ease of viewing/judging. Write your name and the picture’s title clearly on the back of the mount. If the image has been extensively manipulated (multiple exposures blended, compositing, major cloning etc) please add an M for Manipulated. Unmanipulated images can optionally be marked with a U.

If you have prints, you need to arrive no later than 7:15pm to submit them. So, to avoid disappointment, please be on time. Better yet come early and eat dinner or help to set up.

Digital submissions
Digital Images must be submitted via email to ccathayimage@gmail.com no later than Sunday midnight; with the subject line of the email as “Windows competition”.

DIGITAL ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED MONDAY NIGHT!

Please label you digital images in the following format:

1 or 2,Author’s First Name Last Name,Image Title,F/D,U/M,O/S

where 1 = first image and 2 = second image, followed by
Your Name
The title of the image
F= shot on film & scanned/D=Digital image
U=Unmanipulated/M=Manipulated*
O=Open Competition/S=Special theme competition

Example:
1,Bill Smith,On Fire,P,M,S
2,Bill Smith,Flower,D,U,O

Minimum image size 1280×800 pixels, bigger better but limit file size to 2MB maximum.

As backup, please also bring your digital images on Monday.

* Manipulated means Images that have been composited from more than one image or had major cloning that significantly alters the image. These should be marked M for Manipulated.
Images that have had tonal/exposure adjustments, dodging and burning, cropping, minor cloning, conversion to black and white or the application of filters are considered Unmanipulated.

5. Meeting location Details
We’ll be at Iberico & Co Restaurant from 7pm. 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street).
Google maps link: Iberico & Co

6. Cancellations due to weather
If a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.

See you Monday.

Monday 23rd May – Competition Night – “Raindrops”

Our next meeting on Monday 23rd May is a competition night and as usual we will be running “Open” and a “Special Themed” competitions. I am very pleased to announce that our judge for the evening will be Andrew Hevia. Andrew is a film-maker with experience in both narrative and documentary film. His producing credits include ‘Sun Don’t Shine’ (SXSW 2012) and ‘When We Lived in Miami’ (SXSW 2013). His documentary directing credits include ‘Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists’ (2012) and ‘Sawgrass City’ (2014).

The meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at Iberico & Co Restaurant.

Guests welcome.

1. Special theme Photo Competition

This week’s Special theme is “Raindrops” and, as always, how you interpret the Special Theme is entirely up to you. Please note that new submission guidelines are in effect this year. You may submit up to two images to the Special theme competition and they may be in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format.

Restrictions on special theme submissions – the images should have been taken within the last 12 months. However, unlike previous years, there is no geo-restriction – (There is no longer a requirement for them to be taken in Hong Kong, Macao, Zhuhai or Shenzhen only).

2. Open theme Photo Competition
You may also submit images for this week’s Open theme competition on any theme/topic of your choosing. As above you may submit up to two images to the Open theme competition and you may submit them in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format. There are no geographical restrictions on where images can be taken and no time limit within which they must have been taken.

3. Guests
As always guests are welcome to attend the meeting and may submit images to both competitions. However their scores will not contribute to the year end scoring.

4. Image submission rules
Print/Slide submissions
You need to arrive no later than 7.15 on the night so that judging sheets can be prepared in time for the 7.30 start.

Please ensure your prints are suitably mounted for ease of viewing/judging. Write your name and the picture’s title clearly on the back of the mount. If the image has been extensively manipulated (multiple exposures blended, compositing, major cloning etc) please add an M for Manipulated. Unmanipulated images can optionally be marked with a U.

If you have prints, you need to arrive no later than 7:15pm to submit them. So, to avoid disappointment, please be on time. Better yet come early and eat dinner or help to set up.

Digital submissions
Digital Images must be submitted via email to ccathayimage@gmail.com no later than Sunday midnight; with the subject line of the email as “Raindrops competition”.

DIGITAL ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED MONDAY NIGHT!

Please label you digital images in the following format:

1 or 2,Author’s First Name Last Name,Image Title,F/D,U/M,O/S

where 1 = first image and 2 = second image, followed by
Your Name
The title of the image
F= shot on film & scanned/D=Digital image
U=Unmanipulated/M=Manipulated*
O=Open Competition/S=Special theme competition

Example:
1,Bill Smith,On Fire,P,M,S
2,Bill Smith,Flower,D,U,O

Minimum image size 1280×800 pixels, bigger better but limit file size to 2MB maximum.

As backup, please also bring your digital images on Monday.

* Manipulated means Images that have been composited from more than one image or had major cloning that significantly alters the image. These should be marked M for Manipulated.
Images that have had tonal/exposure adjustments, dodging and burning, cropping, minor cloning, conversion to black and white or the application of filters are considered Unmanipulated.

5. Meeting location Details
We’ll be at Iberico & Co Restaurant from 7pm. 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street).
Google maps link: Iberico & Co

6. Cancellations due to weather
If a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.

See you Monday.