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 $40 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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Results for competitions in September – Open

There were 28 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

3 Galahs
Lorraine Gordon – 15
Open Colour Large Print

Not Mona Lisa
Grahame Smith – 15
Creative Large Print

Natures feed time.
Peter Smith – 15
Open Digital

Gary
Rob Lord – 14
Open Mono Large Print

Getting a bit hot
Simon Tarry – 14
Open Small Print

Bright green Jumper
Brad Le Brocque – 14
Open Digital

Purple
David Henderson – 13
Open Colour Large Print

Wistful Cara BW
Grahame Smith – 13
Open Mono Large Print

Abstract Skyline Zoomed 1
Petro Holowinskyj – 13
Creative Large Print

In the Wet Moss
Brad Le Brocque – 12
Open Colour Large Print

Egret Nest Building 1
Rob Oyston – 12
Open Mono Large Print

I see faces
Jennifer Muscat – 12
Open Small Print

Prometheus Mining Corp Terraformed
Simon Markatcheff – 12
Creative Large Print

four-mation with smoke
Peter Ryan – 12
Open Digital

Into the drink
Peter Ryan – 11
Open Colour Large Print

Male Bower Bird0X5A9583
Graeme Wright – 11
Open Small Print

Dragonfly Pickup
David Henderson – 11
Open Digital

Remember When
Denise Crittenden – 11
Open Digital

Fun night with this clown
Narelle Smith – 11
Open Digital

Great expectations
Peter Ryan – 10
Open Colour Large Print

Laid To Rest
Simon Markatcheff – 10
Open Colour Large Print

Shag
Lorraine Gordon – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Mono Water Curves
Denise Crittenden – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Dandy Swan
Debbie Sutton – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Age of the Dinosaur
Kevin Parsons – 10
Open Small Print

Triplet On The Wave 1
Petro Holowinskyj – 10
Creative Large Print

Night Spook
Kevin Parsons – 10
Creative Large Print

Outcasts_MG_3870S
Wayne Munce – 10
Creative Large Print

by Petro Holowinskyj, September 7, 2021

Results for competitions in PSA INTERCLUB – Round 1

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in PSA INTERCLUB – Round 1

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

by Petro Holowinskyj, September 6, 2021

Results for competitions in APS Cup Image Upload

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in APS Cup Image Upload

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

by Petro Holowinskyj, September 6, 2021

2021 Photo Hunt

The aim of the photo hunt is to have members of Maitland Camera Club wander around a location that is convenient and safe for you within the timeframe stated in the rules. There will be six categories to choose from and how you interpret those categories is completely up to you, so be as creative as you like. This will be done within a two week timeframe. Once the images are entered, they will be judged and a prize will be awarded to 1st place in each category.

This is an EDI entry only and due to it being a fun event, placings will not be added to Maitland Camera Clubs monthly competition point score.

Dates

29th of August – 12th Sept photos are taken.

12th Sept – deadline for online submission via the Maitland Camera Club website before 11:45pm.

13th Sept – 20th Sept photos will be judged.

21st Sept images will be displayed and the judge will comment on each image and present each category winner with a prize.

Categories

  • Bugs, fur or feathers
  • Food
  • Old / retro / vintage
  • Urban / rural life 
  • Environmental impact
  • In the shed

Guidelines

How you interpret each category is totally up to you. You can be straight forward, think outside the square or add some creative flare.

If covid restrictions are not in place then getting together in small groups is a great idea for a few hours of fun.  For safety reasons it would be preferrable to be with at least one other person to keep you company. Last but not least, the important thing is to have fun.

Terms and Conditions

EDI images only which are uploaded via Maitland Camera Club website.

Only two images per category and enter as many or as few categories as you like.

Image title should be the same as the file name

File size limits are the same as Maitland Camera Club’s competition nights.

Late entries will not be accepted.

Prize

Each 1st place winner will receive a $20 gift card.

Judge

Our judge for the night will be Alec Trusler – so it is sure to be a fun night.

A big thank you to Sue Joy for organising our Photo Hunt for this year.

by Debbie Sutton, August 28, 2021

MCC UPDATE – AUGUST

What interesting times we live in!

This update to MCC members provides information regarding some upcoming opportunities and details of changes that are necessary due to the current lockdown and the uncertainty about when we will again be free to roam with our cameras.

Change to set subject for October

Our October set subject has proven problematic so street photography will be moved to the 2022 program. The new set subject is:

Locked down photography!

Photography that reflects life in lockdown. This could include how members have used the lockdown period to further their photography knowledge and skills. Or may include documentation of life in lockdown or showcase the results of photography or photographic skill development projects, such as editing techniques, completed during the lockdown period.

Photographs should be taken in August or September, 2021.

I hope that this will give everyone something to work on and assist in passing the days.

Photo Hunt

Thank you to Sue Joy for all her work in designing this year’s photo hunt. Details of the categories will be released on the MCC website on Saturday 28th August, 2021.

PSA Interclub Competition

Neville Foster has almost finalised the details of this international competition. Thanks to Neville for all his work on our behalf. All the details will be available to members as soon as the finishing touches are done.

The deadline for images for the first round is 31/10/21. Sections are the same as last year – Projected Image Open (PID),   Nature (ND),   Photojournalism (PJ),    PhotoTravel (PT).

Changes to MCC Rules

The document of club rules has been updated to reflect the changes that have been made to section rules by the PSA and FIAP – such as the rules for nature.

It also now includes the definitions for Photo travel and Photojournalism which we need for the PSA Interclub Competition.

The new document can be found on the MCC website in the Member’s Documents section. Please see Section 4 of this new document for all the definitions.

2022 MCC Program

Thank you to all the members who have emailed suggestions for inclusion in the 2022 program. The ideas received so far have been diverse and thoughtful and will add new learning opportunities for us all.

So far suggestions have covered ideas for workshops, sections for competitions and topics for set subjects. All these ideas help in keeping our club program interesting and richly diverse.

It is not too late to make a suggestion or comment about the program. Please send me an email with your thoughts and ideas. Email: Debbie.sutton50@yahoo.com.au

Take care and stay safe.

by Debbie Sutton, August 19, 2021

Results for competitions in PSA INTERCLUB – Round 3

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in PSA INTERCLUB – Round 3

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

by Petro Holowinskyj, August 17, 2021

Results for competitions in PSA INTERCLUB – Round 2

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in PSA INTERCLUB – Round 2

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

by Petro Holowinskyj, August 17, 2021

Results for competitions in August – Portrait

There were 26 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 – Portrait

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Mountain Man
Julie Rathbone – 15
Open Colour Large Print

20201111 The dubbo Fighter m
Brad Le Brocque – 15
Open Mono Large Print

May the force be with you
Deborah Lincoln – 15
Creative Large Print

Zack and his Belts 1
Brad Le Brocque – 15
Open Digital

Kate 3
Debbie Sutton – 14
Open Colour Large Print

Joe
Graeme Wright – 14
Open Small Print

Eddie
Rob Lord – 13
Open Colour Large Print

Cassie
Julie Rathbone – 13
Open Mono Large Print

Selfie NPF Outing 5
Petro Holowinskyj – 13
Creative Large Print

Daz on the Up
Brad Le Brocque – 13
Open Digital

Marionette
Denise Crittenden – 12
Open Mono Large Print

Aged care
Graeme Wright – 12
Open Small Print

Portrait of a Fairy
Grahame Smith – 12
Creative Large Print

Indi 1
Denise Crittenden – 12
Open Digital

Maitland Band 1
Petro Holowinskyj – 11
Open Colour Large Print

Mademoiselle Cara
Grahame Smith – 11
Open Colour Large Print

Chessmaster
Rob Lord – 11
Open Colour Large Print

The Look
Kevin Parsons – 11
Open Small Print

In Position
Julie Rathbone – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Let the World go by
Deborah Lincoln – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Brianna mono
Denise Crittenden – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Triple Silhouette
Jennifer Muscat – 10
Creative Large Print

Picnic Hamper
Jennifer Muscat – 10
Creative Large Print

Lost in the Dance
Julie Rathbone – 10
Open Digital

Clown Hijinks
Simon Markatcheff – 10
Open Digital

Lakyn and his Pop 032 copy MCC
Lorraine Gordon – 10
Open Digital

by Petro Holowinskyj, August 3, 2021

MCC – August Meetings

Taking into account the current level of restrictions and a strong possibility that circumstances may change very quickly the following decisions have been made regarding the club’s meetings for August.

Competition Meeting – 3/8/21

Next week’s competition night will be a Zoom meeting. Helen Walker is the judge. She will judge online, with comments and scores being delivered in the Zoom meeting. 

Entries will be digital entries only. However, if members want to use an entry in IOTY at the end of the year then it will need to be printed for that purpose. 

MCC meeting – 10/8/21

This was already scheduled to be a Zoom meeting with a presentation by Lisa Kurtz – Street Photography.

MCC Meeting – 17/8/21 

This meeting was a scheduled presentation with Roy Killen. Roy will be contacted to see if we can cover the changes with a Zoom conference.

Petro’s Day Class

Day classes for August WILL NOT operate due to the difficulty of complying with the restrictions currently in place.

However, the end of month excursion MAY go ahead if restrictions remain as they are.

The support of all members are we adapt to the necessary changes is greatly appreciated.

by Debbie Sutton, July 29, 2021

Two Edits – Reminder

Have you remembered Two Edits?

Rob Lord has volunteered to run Two Edits for our club this year. Please support both Rob and the activity.

The idea is to choose two unedited files and send them to Rob. Then edit your images and keep them safe. Two other MCC members will edit your images and we will have a big presentation evening on 14th September, 2021.

Everyone can join in this activity – YOU DO NOT NEED TO A WHIZZ-BANG PHOTO EDITOR!

The idea is to see how others see and edit a range of images.

Details of how to send the files to Rob are in the post below.

by Debbie Sutton, July 23, 2021