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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 Club Maitland City,  12

Arthur Street, Rutherford.

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. You can pay via Paypal and Direct Debit.

All meetings start at 7 pm.

Petro holds a day class every Tuesday morning at the Club Maitland City – Emerald room between 10:00am and Noon. On the 4th Tuesday of the month an outing is planned.

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7:00 pm Set Subject – Table Top via Zoom...
Set Subject – Table Top via Zoom...
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Definition:-  Tabletop Photography.  Photographing inanimate items that will fit on a table. This includes water splash photography and the like. It does not include live animals and persons.  
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Competitions in July – Open are closing soon!

Competitions in July – Open will close Sunday, 5th July 2020, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades Open Colour Large Print
  • All Grades Open Mono Large Print
  • All Grades Open Small Print
  • All Grades Creative Large Print
  • All Grades Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 3, 2020 Share:

MCC Meeting Arrangements Update

At this week’s June committee meeting the issue of returning to face-to-face meetings at Maitland City Bowling Club was discussed.

Discussion covered a range of issues including: member reluctance to attend face-to-face meetings due to underlying health concerns and possible contact with vulnerable people, judge reluctance to attend face-to-face meetings, problems in managing print delivery and collection, competition sections needing to be consistent i.e. either prints or digital, not a hybrid competition depending on whether the member was online or in the bowling club, viewing problems if members have to be spread over the area of both Emerald Rooms 1 and 2 to comply with the two square meter restriction and the impact on the Maitland City Bowling Club.

It was decided to:

  • continue in the present format until there are significant changes to the restrictions being implemented.
  • when face-to-face meetings recommence the use of Zoom will be considered for members unable to attend.

As the Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed the issue of returning to face-to-face meetings will be reviewed regularly by the MCC committee and members updated via the MCC website.

by Debbie Sutton, July 2, 2020 Share:

SSNEP National Digital Exhibition is now open.

32nd Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography
(SSNEP)
– All Digital Sections –
Exhibition is Now Open

APS Approval 2020/12

Sections
Open Colour
Creative
Open Monochrome
Nature

Awards:
18 Awards (17 medals + FCC Most Successful Exhibitor Trophy)
Highly Commended Ribbons (minimum 6 per section)

Closing Date
Sunday 2nd August 2020 (mignight)

Please visit our website for details and entering:
 
SSNEP Website

by Sharron Leppien, June 22, 2020 Share:

Two Edits – Reminder

The deadline for submission of an image for the Two Edits activity is this Tuesday.

The images you submit do not need to be competition standard images nor do members need more than basic editing skills to participate – often the simple editing changes are the most effective – sometimes the ‘experts’ get a bit carried away and don’t actually improve the image!

Instructions for submission of images are in the post below.

Please consider joining in the fun!

by Debbie Sutton, June 21, 2020 Share:

Two Edits – Instructions

Before 23 June
Select a colour image of your own that has not been edited but that you feel could be improved with some editing – ie something that has a range of levels and tones and a number of elements in the composition. Hint, there is not much anyone can do with a picture of just a bird on a stick, a face-only portrait, or an image that is severely under or over exposed.

Log on to https://wetransfer.com/ 
Add the original RAW* version of your file – do not resize or zip.
Email to:  geoffpatchett52@gmail.com
Enter your email address
In the Comments add your name.
Click “Transfer”

*RAW files preferred, but .jpg as it came out of the camera will do.

If you don’t get an acknowledgement back within a couple of days saying I have downloaded the file, check your spam folder. If nothing, please send me an email.

Before 7 July
Expect an email from We Transfer saying you have files to download.
Download them within a week or they will disappear.

Before 4 August
Edit the images you were sent plus your own.
Do anything you like to them as long as some part of the original remain obvious. Do not rename the images.
Resize all three images to the standard size as if you were going to upload them to the club website.
Log on to  https://wetransfer.com/  and add the three edited files.
Enter the same details as before.
Click “Transfer”

Again if you don’t get a message saying I have downloaded them, please let me know.

18 August
Join the Zoom meeting to see the results.

Any questions, send me an email.  

Have fun
Geoff

by Debbie Sutton, June 10, 2020 Share:

F/STOP – May Edition

The May edition is available by clicking the following link: https://fccnsw.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/143/2020/05/FCC-F-May-2020.pdf

by Debbie Sutton, June 8, 2020 Share:

Canon Australia Online Photographic Challenge – Canon Moments Matter

The following opportunity/challenge may be of interest to MCC members.

Canon Moments Matter is a photography challenge hosted on Canon Australia’s social media channels (Instagram and Facebook) and encourages Australians to look for, capture, and post the moments in their everyday lives that spark joyinspiration or positivity using both hashtags #Canon Australia and #MomentsMatter. Moments of laughter, imagination, reflection, play, discovery, simplicity, quiet, togetherness. These moments matter.

The purpose is that despite the challenging times we’re facing, everyone has the potential to experience moments of positivity and joy in their day that we can truly treasure, or use as motivation and inspiration to keep moving forward. We know that captured moments have the power to tell stories, and that shared images have the power to spread positivity and inspiration to those in our networks and communities who might be struggling or need of connection. If a moment matters to you, it will matter to those around you.

Canon Moments Matter – How to get involved

Simply capture an image or a video of a moment that matters to you, then share it on your social channels applying the hashtags #CanonAustralia #MomentsMatter. Instagram is the main channel but you can also get involved via Facebook too.

Entries using both hashtags may be spotlighted on the Canon Australia Instagram channel and here on the Canon Australia website.

The challenge will continue for as long as the national social distancing mandates are in place – which are easing but are not over yet.

For more information, visit Canon.com.au/explore/stories or reach out to Justine Taylor (Justine.Taylor@canon.com.au). Creating together, inspiring each other and being strong for our loved ones is just one way that we can be in it together for the common good. We look forward to seeing what moments matter to you.

by Debbie Sutton, June 3, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in June- Set Subject – Movement

There were 23 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in June- Set Subject – Movement

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Whoops
David Henderson – 14
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Morning shower Flynns Beach T
Terry Bradley – 14
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Departing train
Jennifer Muscat – 14
All Grades Open Small Print

Space Spin.
Kim Jones – 14
All Grades Creative Large Print

Yellow Bug
David Henderson – 14
All Grades Open Digital

Ghost Tram
Sue Joy – 13
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Splashing
Graeme Wright – 13
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Kaos at the crossing
Peter Ryan – 13
All Grades Open Digital

Bombo Quarry
Sue Joy – 12
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Lime Fall
Debbie Sutton – 12
All Grades Open Small Print

Hitting the Nail on the Head
Malcolm Pattison – 12
All Grades Creative Large Print

Ferris wheel Newcastle Show
Phil Whiteman – 12
All Grades Open Digital

Right Turn
David Henderson – 11
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Postie Bike 63
Jennifer Muscat – 11
All Grades Open Small Print

I will do that one day
Jennifer Muscat – 11
All Grades Creative Large Print

Moving Up 1829
Neville Foster – 11
All Grades Open Digital

Big Splash.
Kim Jones – 10
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Canoe Pool 1a
Rob Oyston – 10
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Cascading m and ms
Grahame Smith – 10
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Eagle Nest Rock
Terry Bradley – 10
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Family Run
David Henderson – 10
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Trip Hazard
Daniel Johnson – 10
All Grades Open Digital

Waterfall View
Heather Colgate – 10
All Grades Open Digital

by Petro Holowinskyj, June 2, 2020 Share:

2020 Program – June Update

The MCC Program continues to evolve as the club takes advantage of new and varied opportunities that present themselves. An updated program can be found in the Members Documents section of the website.

by Debbie Sutton, May 29, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in May – Open

There were 30 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

WINDOW TO A VOLCANO
Debbie Sutton – 15
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

The Hat
Julie Rathbone – 15
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Brown Beaks Orchid
Heather Colgate – 15
All Grades Open Small Print

Vultures 2 With Lion
Petro Holowinskyj – 15
All Grades Creative Large Print

First Portrait
Kim Jones – 15
All Grades Open Digital

Up and away
Peter Ryan – 14
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Best till last
Peter Ryan – 14
All Grades Open Digital

Stripes
Julie Rathbone – 13
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Butterfly2
Graeme Wright – 13
All Grades Open Small Print

Picnic Day at the Cemetery
Grahame Smith – 13
All Grades Creative Large Print

Incoming grasshopper
Peter Ryan – 13
All Grades Open Digital

Waynes Old Car
Rob Lord – 12
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Country Gent
Greg Campbell – 12
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Dicing with Cancer
Ernie Goulding – 12
All Grades Creative Large Print

My fuzzie orange babies
Brad Le Brocque – 11
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

49A7827 2 birds on a limb MCC
Lorraine Gordon – 11
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Crunchy Bits
Peter Ryan – 11
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Harley C50 Special
David Vane – 11
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Port Lighthouse
Greg Campbell – 11
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Black White Tones Contrast
Kim Jones – 11
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

End of the Line
Heather Colgate – 11
All Grades Open Small Print

Busted
Sue Joy – 11
All Grades Creative Large Print

Lunch Delivery 9561
Neville Foster – 11
All Grades Open Digital

Fury
Daniel Johnson – 11
All Grades Open Digital

Ghost Fungi
Heather Colgate – 11
All Grades Open Digital

Chapel at Night
Kevin Parsons – 10
All Grades Open Small Print

FEEDING FRENZY
Debbie Sutton – 10
All Grades Open Small Print

Butterfly1
Graeme Wright – 10
All Grades Open Small Print

#Love
Kim Jones – 10
All Grades Creative Large Print

Unstable
Malcolm Pattison – 10
All Grades Creative Large Print

by Petro Holowinskyj, May 5, 2020 Share: