About our club

Maitland Camera Club wishes to extend an invitation to all persons with a passion for photography. 

The Club enjoys a robust membership catering for all levels of photographers , some with vast experience,  whilst others are just beginning their journey.  

As a collective group, ideas and skills  are shared to the benefit of all members.

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Where – Maitland Camera Club meets at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, Tarro Street, Kurri Kurri.

When – We meet on  the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the months of February through to December.

 A competition is held on the 1st Tuesday.

Talks, tutorials and workshops are held on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays.

Membership Fees are $45 per Calendar Year and $20 if joining after the 1st July. Please pay via Direct Debit.

All meetings start at 7 pm.

Petro holds a day class every Tuesday morning at the Kurri Kurri Bowling Club between 10:00am and 2.00pm. On the 4th Tuesday of the month an outing is planned.

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Tuesday morning group cancelled 9/8/22

Petro is unwell so the Tuesday morning group will not meet this coming week.

by Debbie Sutton, August 6, 2022

TWO EDITS

Hi Members

Please accept this invitation to be part of the MCC “Two Edits” presentation scheduled for September this year. For those of you unfamiliar with the “Two Edits” concept, it’s simply a fun way of seeing how other members would edit two of your images, and you will also have the opportunity to edit two from other members of the club.  Simple details of the steps required (and dates required) are set out below:

  1. Choose TWO (unedited) images of your own – these should be of different subjects or types to add to our diversity during the presentation.  These would preferably be in RAW format to allow the participants editing your images more flexibility.
  • Send the TWO raw images to me via WeTransfer​ – any file names will do as I’ve sorted out a system at my end. 
  • Edit your own two raw files to produce images to share in the presentation.
  • Send your two edited images to me via WeTransfer​ – any file names will do as I’ve sorted out a system at my end.  Please add your initials to the end of your edited file names. The email address to use is in WeTransfer is:  mrroblord@gmail.com

Please add your email address in the required field and also your name in the “Comments” box.  This will need to be done by Friday 12 August. Nextweek!

4.  Once received, I will collate and randomly distribute TWO images to all participants via WeTransfer.  

5.  Once you receive the notification, download the images and get creative with your editing!  

6.  Once you have completed the editing of the two images, use WeTransfer to send them back to me (mrroblord@gmail.com) for inclusion in the presentation in September.  If you could add your initials to the end of the filenames before sending them back, it will assist me in the collation process.  eg.  if the image was titled   Maitland0001, simply change it to Maitland0001RL  (obviously substitute your initials for RL!).  This will need to be done by 2 September.

I would appreciate this last step being done by the due date to allow me time to put the presentation together for our September meeting.  

At our September MCC meeting, we will firstly display (using projector) the original file, followed by your edit, then the two edits done by members.  There will be time for some discussion from about the edits.

I hope this covers everything.  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the process.  I would encourage all members to contribute images and have a go!

Cheers, and happy editing!!!

Rob Lord

robert.lord@det.nsw.edu.au   or

mrroblord@gmail.com  

by Debbie Sutton, August 4, 2022

Results for competitions in August – Street Photography

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August – Street Photography

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

The Handover
Kevin Parsons – 12
Digital Theme

Going nowhere
Terry Bradley – 12
Digital All Rounder – Monochrome

Red Window Rider
Petro Holowinskyj – 11
Open Colour Large Print

George Street family
Lauren Lynch – 11
Open Mono Large Print

Out of Phase
Brad Le Brocque – 11
Digital Theme

Incoming
John Maher – 11
Digital All Rounder – Monochrome

Just Hanging Around
Grahame Smith – 10
Open Colour Large Print

Vietnamese Girl
Rob Lord – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Stretching
Lorraine Gordon – 10
Digital Theme

Double Trouble
Nancy Morley – 10
Digital All Rounder – Monochrome

by Petro Holowinskyj, August 3, 2022

MCC – August Update

Workshop – 9th August – G2

Next week the TBC on the program has merged to the G2

Graeme Wright will do a session on the use of flash and in particular flash diffusers. The raffle prize for September will be a flash diffuser.

Grahame Smith will unpack the creation of his While You Were Sleeping image. This is a truly magical image and we will all benefit greatly from Grahame’s creativity and skill.

While You Were Sleeping

A special thanks to Graeme and Grahame for their willingness to do this session.

Workshop 16th August

This is the Extreme Macro workshop with Bill Chambers. Given Bill’s extreme skill and knowledge this is sure to push us all to new heights!

by Debbie Sutton, August 3, 2022

It Must be Morpeth Photo Competition

Closing date: 31st October, 2022

As part of the Morpeth Bicentennial celebrations It Must Be Morpeth Incorporated will be holding its first ever Morpeth Photography Competition.

The essence of the competition is to Show us what you love about Morpeth: It could be a place that you visit, it could be your grandma’s sideboard, it could be your favourite shop or favourite breakfast dish at your favourite Morpeth cafe, it could be your favourite family photo taken 60 years ago, it could be the avenue of trees or ducks at the Common – it can be anything about Morpeth. The only criteria is that the photo must be taken in, or it must be a photo of or about Morpeth.

Photos must be added to Instagram #morpethphotocompetition to be in the running to win this competition.

Full details: https://www.itmustbemorpeth.com.au/post/it-must-be-morpeth-incorporated-photography-competition-general-terms-conditions

First prize is $500 and this will be judged by a panel including: Leighsa Cox Professional Photographer and Gerry Bobsien Gallery Director Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

There will also be a $200.00 People’s Choice award for photos with the most likes on Instagram.

by Debbie Sutton, July 20, 2022

Morning Group Excursion – 26/7/22

The Tuesday morning group will explore the Old Newcastle Railway Station next week.

Meet at the station at 9.00am. The address is 2 Watt Street. The nearest light rail stop is Queens Wharf.

The station has a website: https://newcastlestation.com.au/

by Debbie Sutton, July 20, 2022

MCC Meeting – 19th July

Due to work commitments John Wallace is unable to join us tonight. So instead we will be having a workshop evening focussing on taking panoramas and stitching techniques with various software solutions. Please bring your laptop, camera and tripod etc

by Debbie Sutton, July 19, 2022

July Program Update

A number of circumstances have impacted on the availability of presenters and therefore the program this month (again)!

Tuesday 12th July

Will now feature:

  • a session on monitor calibration using the devices the club has available for members to hire. This is an essential process to ensure your monitor is displaying colours correctly and impacts on decisions you make during editing and printing.
  • a Photoshop and/or Lightroom Q&A. Please bring your questions.
  • possibly a demo of a ‘new bit of kit’ for macro photography.

Tuesday 19th July

DSLR or Mirror-less: Looking at the pro’s and cons with John Wallace

by Debbie Sutton, July 8, 2022

Results for competitions in July – Open

There were 14 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July – Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Valerie
John Maher – 13
Open Colour Large Print

The fence sitter
Brad Le Brocque – 13
Open Mono Large Print

In Restless Dreams I walked Alone
Simon Markatcheff – 13
Digital Open

Beware of the Dog
Grahame Smith – 13
Digital All Rounder – Creative

Betty on guard
Debbie Sutton – 12
Open Colour Large Print

Welcome To My Parlor
Sue Joy – 12
Digital Open

Spring or sprung
Lorraine Gordon – 11
Open Colour Large Print

Moron Row Barns Grand Tetons
Greg Campbell – 11
Open Mono Large Print

Sydney Town IMG_7744
Wayne Munce – 11
Digital Open

Ice Flower
Sue Joy – 11
Digital All Rounder – Creative

Helping Hand
Rob Lord – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Cubby n Stars
Kevin Parsons – 10
Digital Open

Something To Crow About
Sue Joy – 10
Digital Open

Beware of Trains
Grahame Smith – 10
Digital All Rounder – Creative

by Petro Holowinskyj, July 8, 2022

Tuesday Group Excursion – 28th June

The Tuesday Group will visit Birubi Beach on Tuesday morning.

Meet at the Birubi Point Surf Life Saving Club at 9.00am. Google map link below – access is via James and Paterson Street

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birubi+Point+Surf+Life+Saving+Club/@-32.7827994,152.0765286,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b7382aaba168ec9:0x1db476497320f013!8m2!3d-32.7834216!4d152.0757443

The food in the cafe at the Birubi Point Surf Life Saving Club is delicious if anyone is into a good breakfast and/or coffee.

by Debbie Sutton, June 22, 2022