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Competition night – “Low Key/High Key”

February’s competition night is approaching (Feb 25th). I am pleased to announce that Aanchal Wadhwani ( will be returning as our judge for the night.

As per normal, the meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at  Iberico & Co, 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street). As courtesy if you are unable to attend please kindly inform us.

1. Special theme Photo Competition

The Special theme is “Low Key/High Key”, how you interpret the Special theme is entirely up to you. You can submit 2 images in any combination (print/digital). There are no geographical restrictions on where images can be taken, however the images should have been taken within the last 12 months. Please give a title to your image but DO NOT put your name on the file and use this link to submit your Special Theme entries:


2. Open theme Photo Competition
You may also submit 2 images for the Open Theme competition on any theme/topic of your choosing and submit them in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format. There are no geographical or time limit within which they must have been taken. Please give a title to your image, DO NOT PUT your name on the file.


3. Submissions details 
The deadline for digital submissions in Friday [date] at 11.59pm & 59 seconds to allow us to prepare the order of submissions and score sheets for the judge. The judge will then have the chance to make an early judging of the submitted images to speed up events on our meeting night.Also please remember there is a slight change on how to submit your images: DO NOT identify your file with your name, only title pls (more below) and please stick to the deadline as images will not be accepted after deadline. Please don’t forget to use the following link to enter your submission details of each image you upload (your name and image tile, Special or Open) , please select two unoccupied cells and make sure your images are not directly one after the other on the sheet. You will need to enter the details of your uploads on each tab for the special and open categories. This list will then printed and photos will be shown in that order on competition night:

4. Print 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. (I am aiming to be at the venue at 6.30) 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 you are entering a print please send a digital copy too, so they can be placed on our webpage or/and Facebook. This will also ensure that we have a record of every photo entered in any competition for future perusal.

5. Guests 
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.

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.Looking forward to seeing you all!

Annual General Meeting 2018/19

Dear Members,

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

The club’s annual AGM will be held on Monday 14th Jan 2019 at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at Iberico & Co restaurant at 18 Shelley Street, Central. The meeting will start at 7.30pm.

After the usual Chairman and treasurers reports the main business of the AGM will be to nominate and elect the various committee members and to discuss/vote on themes for the 2019 competition nights. Additionally there will be a few other small matters and any other business the members may wish to bring up and put before the membership.

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.

Competition night – “Travel”

And so another year draws to a close. December 10th saw club members meeting at Iberico & Co for a combined Competition Night and Christmas Dinner.

The special theme for the night was “Travel” with 22 images submitted by the members. Below is a gallery of the images submitted….


Competition night – “Night portrait”

Big thanks to everyone who attended and/or submitted images for Monday 26th November’s competition night. The Special theme for the evening was “Night Portraits”. In addition we also had our regular Open theme with members free to submit images on any subject/theme. In total we had 15 images submitted for the Special theme. I would also like to thanks to our Judge for the evening; professional photographer Jeremy H Greenberg for the great critic on the photos!

Competition night – “In the Night”

October’s competition night saw the first of two night-time themed competitions (November features “Night Portraits”). As always huge thanks to go to our judge, Paul Cox (Paul Cox Photography), who took time out of his busy schedule to view comment and award points to the images submitted for our Special and Open themed competitions.

Below are a selection of the images submitted for the Special theme competition….

Competition Night – “Macro”

September’s competition night was a small affair, or at least the theme was as the evening’s special theme was Macro (Flowers/Extreme Close-up). Despite the diminutive nature of the theme we had a well sized 24 images submitted for the competition.

Movember Men Exhibition.

Cathay Camera Club is delighted to be teaming up with Operetta and Movember Foundation Hong Kong in support of men’s health awareness. From the 18th until the 25th of November, Operetta will host a photography exhibition titled “Movember men”, with 40 images from Club members available for sale to the public. A charity sale and lucky draw will take place on the 25th of November. Proceeds will go to Movember Foundation Hong Kong, an international organization addressing men’s health issues.

Exhibited photographs will include examples of studio and environmental portraits and street photography in black & white format, all relevant to “Movember” theme. Visitors are welcome to come to the exhibition in support of a great cause.

Exhibition Date & Venue

Dates: 18-25 November 2017
Venue: Operetta, Shop 112 – Level 1, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

About Cathay Camera Club:

Cathay Camera Club is a Hong Kong based photography Club, established in 1982. The Club brings together Hong Kong based photographers of all skill levels and nationalities who are keen to develop their proficiency and techniques in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

About Movember Foundation Hong Kong:

The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity. The Foundation raises funds that deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that allow men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
In addition to tackling key physical health issues faced by men, the Foundation is committed to encouraging men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected, becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives.

For more information about Movember Foundation Hong Kong:

About Operetta Hong Kong:

Operetta, located in the premier shopping mall Pacific Place, Admiralty, pays tribute to the genuine Italian hospitality, identity and culture. The menu showcases the flavours of traditional home cooking inspired by specialties of each of Italy’s region and led by the seasons. While the drinks program offers a glimpse of the Italian bar culture where guests can enjoy a comprehensive array of premium wines and signature cocktails.

For more information about Operetta:

Participating artists:
Dan Maçeski, David Miller, Frank Zschieschang, Gary Jones, Gillian Mee, Henk Jan Pomstra, Idalina Silva, Ivanna Vivcharyk, Ivy Mak, Jeff Mein Smith, Mary Dimitropoulou, Rudmer Hoekstra, Sabrina Wen, Supreet Kaur

Up coming events for July.

In addition to our regular competition nights we will also be holding a couple of additional events.

July 10th – Post Processing evaluation/competition 

Professional photographer and long time friend of the Cathay Camera Club Michael Lee will be joining us for an unusual club event. Members have been provided with a pair of images which they will post process prior to the event, in their chosen style, with their chosen tools. Michael will then evaluate the images on the night.
The venue for this event is Iberico & Co, 18 Shelly Street, Central

July 17th – Photoshop Workshop with Tony Suen

Tony Suen will be providing another Photoshop workshop for club members.
The venue for this event is Iberico & Co, 18 Shelly Street, Central

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”

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”

Big 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.