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Photo of the Month of April

The topic for the "Photo of the Month" of this Month is : the color RED

The projection will be on the 6th of May!!

Have fun and be creative!!!!


For more details about this contest, visit the following page :

CPC Exhibition 2015

The CPC will present a selection of a hundred photography from March 27th to 12 April 2015.

The exposition will take place in the open space close to the conference room Building 61 (Pas perdus).
Inauguration 1st April 2015.

New activity : Photo of the Month

The committee has the pleasure to announce you a new activity at Cern Photo Club, this is the Photo Of The Month contest!!

In fact it's not really a contest, because there is nothing to win! It's to encourage people to take a shot of one subject and to share it with other members.

It can be the opportunity for beginner to work on a specific picture (thinking about it, taking it, developing and sharing it), to have a feedback on the result and to compare it with the pictures, made by the other members.

Members Photo Projection, register yourself! have prepared a DOODLE with the meeting dates where you can register yourself for Members' Photo Projection, sharing and review where we watch together our picture, we learn from others and we get a feedback... to improve!

Become Member 2015

Photo Club CERN Membership fees for 2015 are:

Download the pdf printable fliers with all info   or the pdf presentation 

  • FULL YEAR 2015 Jan-Dec : 100 chf 
  • STUDENT* FULL YEAR Jan-Dec 2015: 50 chf
  • Option Photosuisse : +35 chf in addition to the membership price if you want to be also Photo Suisse Membre

* A school/university document/card proving you are student is required to proof you are still a student.

A discount of 10CHF on membership fee can be required by Staff Association Members that will show a valid Staff Assotion card at the moment of the subscription.

How to become a Member

UBS Account: 0279-296377.M1F 
IBAN: CH2100279279296377M1F 
BIC: UBSWCHZH80A Clearing no: 0279 
Photo Club CERN c/o CERN, 1211 Geneve


Astro Photography at Jura by Luigi


A wonderful AstroPhotography workshop has been organized yesterday by Sylvain Chapeland for our club Members. Sylvain has displayed lot of classical astro photography equipment, like star trackers, equatorial mount, infrared dslr, tethering tecniques and post processing software for star alignement, stacking and noise reduction.
All members had the possibility to get great pictures of the night sky with their own camera, and for most of them, I have to report the excitment of seeing what is invisible to the eye, like galaxy, nebula and comets.
I took the opportunity to express my wonder for a field that I have never explored before in photography, trying to take some different pictures. Combining single long exposure, with light painting I got some astro photography view of Le Tiocan that I hope you will enjoy. The full res photos are available on our CERN Photoclub Facebook profile.

Preview of the astro-photos and Light painting taken by Luigi Gallerani during the Sylvain Chapeland's AstroPhotography workshop

White Balance trick

White Balance White balance is  one of the most critical settings, expecially if you take photo in JPG and you  have not  the chance to re-tune your white balance in the raw processing.

Sometimes however,  a wrong white balance does not end up in a wrong picture.  In the film era, we had not such a fine tuning control of the white balance. We had tungsten film or daylight film. And we survived.  We can use the  illuminant as a natural color filter, to add some magic colors at our scene. For example, in the studio, on the left we have a perfecly illuminant white balanced light, so that the gray background stay gray. Nice picture but a little bit flat. On the right, we add a more drammatic and color contrast effect, simply using the wrong white balance on the camera, so that the illuminat looks at higher temperature, and the background becomes blue. Blue is the opposite color of the skin tones, and the picture... works better.

Luigi Gallerani - Disorientation... at Forum Meyrin

Few months ago, one of our PhotoClub Member Luisa, organized a Photo Club CERN Outing at Forum Meyrin. The idea was simple... just meet there at around 1800 and try to make some photos in a place... where there are no interesting subjcet for a photographer....

CERN Photoclub Facebook Group

Become a member of our CERN Photoclub Facebook group to see latest updates and photos from our club members.


Stephan Russenschuck - Fine Art Travel and Landscape Photography

Reno La pass in Nepal, at 5360 m, looking across the Gokyo valley towards (from far left to right) Makalu 8481 m, Mt Everest 8848 m, Lhotse 8516 m and Nuptse 7861 m. Taken with the 4x5 view camera Linhof Technikardan on the Fujicolor Pro 160s. Image scanned on a drum scanner.

Photo: Stephan Russenschuck - Reno La pass in Nepal, at 5360 m, looking across the Gokyo valley towards (from far left to right) Makalu 8481 m, Mt Everest 8848 m, Lhotse 8516 m and Nuptse 7861 m. Taken with the 4x5 view camera (Linhof Technikardan) on the Fujicolor Pro 160s. Film scanned on a drum scanner.

 Stephan Russenschuck has recently opened his website

Those who had the opportunity to meet Stephan, and follow one of his presentations at Photo Club CERN know what we are talking about: true Fine Art Photography.

In one of his presentations, he gave a definition of an outstanding photo.  I think that this was one of the best practical definitions of photography I ever heard: "A photo is outstanding when there are people willing to spend time and money for quality printing and framing for display in a prominent place of their home for the next 10 years."


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