“Night Photography” February 2023 COMPETITION NIGHT

The special theme of the competition evening in February 2023 was “Night photography”.

CCC members are very grateful to Ali Ghorbani, a “multi-time” returning guest judge and previous member of the club who also served as club chairperson about 10 years ago.

We were charged with positivity and so much inspiration, and no doubt it will improve the level of club photography and bring more creativity.

Web: www.aligstudios.com

IG@aligphoto1

Here are some quotes from Ali G:

1. Especially for night photography you need to be very aware of your exposure and highlights due to the high contrast areas of the scene.

2. The viewer’s eyes are automatically drawn to the brightest spot, so make sure that spot has an interesting subject matter.

3. A photo is made in your heart and your mind, the camera is merely a tool.

4. If you only want nice comments about your work, then show your photos only to your mom.

5. Usually, the best photos are the ones where you don’t see the photographer.

Club we will like to say thanks to the owners and staff of Cultural Club Gallery for allowing the club to use the space!

http://www.cultureclub.com.hk

 

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“MINIMALISM” JANUARY 2023 COMPETITION NIGHT

 Thanks to everyone that came along last night for a first competition night of 2023.
And a special thanks to young talented Frank Liu for being our guest judge.
 https://frankliuphotography.com/ , IG @frankliuphotography.
 It was interesting night with the great critique from which we learned and was reminded about important points to keep in mind when we taking and editing photos :
– Crop and make sure your image has an obvious subject
– The eye is drawn to lighter areas
– Reposition yourself to change the background in your image
– Have odd numbers of elements in your images
– Check the “Visual weight” – the new term
– Minimalism require minimum content
And as always, we are thankful to our venue Cultural Club Gallery http://www.cultureclub.com.hk
and it’s staff for accommodating the club!
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2022 Christmas Party

A short while before Christmas, the Club organized its annual Christmas party, and what a night it was!  Grappa’s QRE was this year’s venue that hosted us and all members had a belly full of Italian delicacies and a wonderful time overall.

As per custom, we also announced the monthly competition winners for 2023.

Those are:
Special category:
3rd place: Mike Epstein
2nd place: Ayesha Curate
1st place: Ivanna Vivcharyk
Open category:
3rd place: Mike Epstein
2nd place: Ayesha Curate
1st place: Gary Jones
Congrats to all winners for their excellent photo submissions throughout the year.
It is great to see the level of photography going up every single year.
We are sharing a few photos from the night, thank you to all members who joined.
In the meantime, we wish to each and every one of you happy holidays and a great year ahead – with lots of light!

“Layers” Novembers 2022 Competition Night

November was a busy month this year, “layered” with our Club’s 40th Anniversary Annual Exhibition and also our last Club Competition Night of the 2022 year, with “Layers” as our Special Theme of the month. 

The Club was very lucky to get great feedback on the works presented by its members from our Guest Judge Stefan Irvine, a (multiple times!) award winning photographer. For his amazing & unique photo-work please check on: 

https://www.stefanirvine.photo/

Last but not least, the Club would like to extend a big thank you to the owners and staff of Cultural club Gallery for offering their space for our Club’s meetings and supporting us throughout this past year.

http://www.cultureclub.com.hk 

Best of exhibition 2022 “Light Catchers – 40 years of creating images”

 

Cathay Camera Club celebrated its 40th anniversary with a celebratory “Light Catchers” annual exhibition at Hong Kong Cultural Centre. 

A big thank you to this year’s 24 participating artists – stunning works as always!

Also thank you to all who attended and celebrated with us! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The votes have been counted (a whooping 500+ viewers) and the results are, in reverse order…..

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In third place was Mary Dimitropoulou’s image  “Basket Case” with a total of 43 votes

In second place was Divya Umesh’s image  “Portrait” with a total of 53 votes

And in first place  Ayesha Curate’s  image “Mongolian horseback rider”  with a total of 96 votes