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Street photography - Presentation from Alban

Introduction to Street Photography with examples, a bit of technique, some editing tips, a couple of links and more… 

Photo of the Month of May

The topic for the "Photo of the Month" of this Month is : "into the wild"

The projection will be on the 3rd of June!!

Have fun and be creative!!!!


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

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.


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