Welcome to our camera club


Maitland Camera Club is based at Club Maitland City in Maitland, NSW

Go to the about our club page for information on our club and what we do.

If you are looking for the Maitland International Salon of Photography then follow this link.

We belong to the Northern Photographic Federation

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April Nature Competition Results

Congratulations to all of the award winners with this months Set Subject – Nature.

Nature Photography can be one of the most rewarding yet frustrating genres to photograph. It was great to see 122 prints and images to be presented to Dr. Roy Killen for judging. As a Camera Club we are very lucky to have one of the most awarded Nature Photographers in Australia to be available to us for judging and conducting talks.


As some of you are aware I am currently away on a back to nature trip for the entire month of April. Due to some very dramatic weather at Mt Buller, Vic I am forcefully holed up indoors and now have time to catch up with things happening within our Club. Unfortunately my internet connection is very sub par and I am only able to grab the winning images from each section. Seems that downloading of zip files in a blizzard is a bit outside our Telco’s capabilities. I am sorry to all of the place getters that I cannot display their images but, every member is able to view the results by going to the home page on the website and clicking on ~

Members Area (blue tab) > View Completed Competitions ( green tab) > April Monthly ( green tab). This will show you all of the images presented and their scores.


First Place – Julie Rathbone ” Argument at the Waterhole”

Second Place – Brad Le Brocque “Dragon Fly Meal”

Third Place – Brad Le Brocque ” Bower Bird Building”

Highly Commended – ” Wrapping it up”- Ernie Goulding, “Never Give Up 0753” – Julie Rathbone, “The Builder” – Graeme Wright, “Gannet and Chick” – Alec Trusler, “Mating Dragonflies” – Alec Trusler, “Love is Blind”- Dave Vane.


First Place- Dave Vane ” Jabiru Got His Lunch”

Second Place – Brad Le Brocque ” Jumping Spider Eats Daddy long Legs”

Third Place – Brad Le Brocque ” Peregrine on Prey”

Highly Commended – Ernie Goulding ” Wheres my Lunch”, David Henderson ” Rapping Lunch”, Julie Rathbone – “I’m Sorry Mumma”, Alec Trusler – “Stag”, Dave Vane ” Dads Just Arrived”


First Place – Geoff Patchett ” Sulphur Motion”

Second Place – Sue Joy “Dapper Dan”

Third Place – Malcolm Pattison ” Grass Tree Spike”

Highly Commended – Malcolm Pattison ” Triple Heron”, Petro Holowinskyj ” Solar Eclipse Sequence F7″, Heather Colgate ” Lotus”

EDI – Digital Image (32)

First Place – Heather Colgate “Welcome My Dear”

Second Place – Sue Joy “Having a Feed”

Third Place – Sean Sylvester “I Think I Can”

Highly Commended – Neville Foster ” In Love 7056″, Brad Le Brocque ” Darter with Fish”, Carolyn Long ” Bee on Water Lilly”


First Print – Geoff Patchett ” Corella and Rainbow Fighting”

Second Place – David Henderson “Mud Hornet”

Third place – Carolyn Long ” In Flight”

Highly Commended – Julie Rathbone ” Etosha Boy 9717″, Julie Rathbone ” Line Up”, Eric Reid ” Heather Colgate ” Safe Landing”




Hunter Valley Zoo event with Petro on the 27th March

Petro would like to invite all members and friends to the Hunter Valley Zoo on the 27th of March at 9:00 am.

A group size of 10 persons and over is eligible for a 10% Discount on the entry fee.

Adults $29.00 – Discounted $26.10

Concession $25.00  – Discounted $22.50

Animal food bags $2 each or 3 for $5

Please check in with Petro and register your interest or, if you decide at last minute to join the group, just wait at the gate at 9:00am to be included in the group discount rate.

Address:- Hunter Valley Zoo, 138 Lomas Lane, Nulkaba. ( near Cessnock)


Tiger Portrait by Grahame Smith                                    Leopard Image by Peter Ryan

Disclaimer  – These images are previously submitted images to the MCC with no known association with the Hunter Valley Zoo. 

Momento Pro Camera Club Program

Maitland Camera Club is now affiliated with Momento Pro.

Momento Pro are providers of high quality photo books.   momentopro.com.au/club

Instructions on how members register are outlined at momentopro.com.au/clubs. Please aware that members can’t download the Momento Pro software before their registration has been approved (which may take up to 7 days). Momento Pro will email me to confirm your membership is current with the MCC. Once approved each member will be eligible to claim a 30% discount on their first order and then 10% on subsequent orders.

To redeem the 30% discount off your first photo book or box order:
Members need to enter the code provided in their Welcome Email at Checkout
10% off all further orders will be automatically deducted at Checkout
Full Terms and Conditions are available at momentopro.com.au/club

My contact at Momento Pro has asked for some examples of great work or exhibition work so that they can share them on fb and insta from our Club.  Please email me an image that you would like to display.   email – windellapark@outlook.com

facebook.com/MomentoProBooks  and instagram.com/momentopro/


Travel Itinerary with Dennis Jones

Hi. My name is Dennis Jones and you may know me as one of the Camera Club judges. Twenty Five years ago I started a travel business which specialises in wildlife travel to Africa and India. Since then we have helped many folk realise their dreams of seeing wildlife and experiencing nature. Many of these have been photographers like you, who have been delighted in our arrangements. Continue reading

Whats on in March & What happened at Bob’s.

Hi Everyone,

Here is just a quick reminder of what is on this month.

March 6th – Open Photographic Competition  – Judged by Jill Helps

13th – A Guided Discussion for External Photographic Competitions 

20th – Guest Speaker – Ian English

27th – Annual General Meeting

As always, our dedicated Competition Secretary, Petro conducts day classes between 10:00 am and Noon on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays at the Club Maitland City and on the 4th Tuesday arranges a Field Trip to put all of the learned theory into practice. All are welcome to attend. ( $15 yearly membership is all that is payable for this invaluable weekly tuition)

Please also remember that closing time for next Tuesdays Competition is Sunday evening at 11:45pm. This is an automatic system closing time.

On Tuesday the 27th of February the Club enjoyed a Field trip to “Bobs Farm” at Fosterton – near Dungog. A huge thanks to our Treasurer, Graeme Wright who organised this excursion and cooked up delicious local Dungog snags to be served on beautiful local Dungog bread. As much as the MCC members turned up in droves, Bob’s tractors, implements and tools out numbered them a hundred fold!  Bob has been collecting, repairing and nurturing his enormous collection of farming memorabilia for many many years.

Thanks Bob, you most certainly are a host with the most! And Graeme, best be careful as you may just find yourself in the new role of Treasurer / Events Organiser after facilitating such a wonderful outing!

Below is a very small selection of photographs taken on the day and uploaded to our Members Only Facebook page.

From Top to bottom – Brad Le Brocque, Peter Smith, Sue Joy, Julie Rathbone.

Apologies for the upload quality.


Petro’s Day Class Excursion.

Petro’s Day Class Members are meeting at the Walka Waterworks, Oakhampton next Tuesday the 28th of February at 9:00am till 12 ish.

Click on the link below for the general map.



Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photography Exhibition

Entry form attached.

ENTRIES CLOSE: Must be received by Friday 18th May, 2018
JUDGING: 25th May, 2018

CATALOGUE SENT: Before 30th June, 2018

Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photography Exhibition c/- Grenfell Furniture, 66 Main Street, GRENFELL N.S.W. 2810
Contact for enquiries
mardieb@outlook.com Telephone: 0427 437156

Entry form via the pdf link below