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: http://hk.movember.com/

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: http://www.operetta.hk/

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

Cathay Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2017

Dates: 20-22 September 2017

Venue: Tipping Point, 55 Elgin Street, SOHO

The Cathay Camera Club is a Hong Kong based photography Club that was 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.

Towards the end of each year the members of the Club showcase part of their work to the public through their annual exhibition. This year’s exhibition will be held at the ‘Tipping Point’55 Elgin Street. Club members will present works that have featured as submissions in Club competitions held regularly throughout the year.

Exhibited photographs will include examples of Portrait, Landscape as well as Travel photographs in both colour and black & white formats. Visitors are very welcome to visit the exhibition and enjoy the many emotions that photography brings as a form of art.

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

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 – Call for entries

 
RENAISSANCE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES:
 
Now in its 10th edition, the prize is once again on the hunt for outstanding photography. The annual award discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.
 
You could enjoy valuable international exposure and excellent prizes. With judges from The Photographers’ Gallery, HOTSHOE Magazine, Foam, The Guardian and many more, entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics. There are over 6000 GPB / 7000 EUR / 8000 USD worth of prizes to be won.
 
By entering you will support charity. Renaissance Photography Prize supports young women with cancer by donating all profit to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care. Entry fees start at 18 GBP / 21 EUR / 22 USD.
 
Submit series and/or single images. 
Single image categories: Life – Identity – Border 
Series: Open/no theme
 
Judges
Melissa DeWitt – HOTSHOE
Gem Fletcher – Getty Images
Clare Grafik – The Photographers’ Gallery
Marloes Krijnen – FOAM, Amsterdam
Dewi Lewis – Dewi Lewis Publishing
Fiona Rogers – Magnum Photos International
Simon Roberts – Photographer
Fiona Shields – The Guardian
 
All finalists and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at the annual exhibition in central London in October 2017. The prize will print and frame all work and cover the cost of this.
 
Deadline 26 June 23:59 London, UK time. The prize is open for all. 
 
 
 
 

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 – “Masculinity”

Big thanks to everyone who attended and/or submitted images for Monday 22nd August’s competition night. The Special theme for the night was “Masculinity”. In addition we also had our regular Open theme with members free to submit images on any subject/theme.

In total we had 23 images submitted in the Special theme and 18 in the Open.

A special thanks, to our returning judge and friend of the club, Aanchal Wadhwani, for her commentary and critique on all the images.

A selection of the Masculinity themed image can be viewed in the gallery below.

Competition images

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.