Jan
28
Tue
Committee Meeting
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
4
Tue
Open Photographic Competition – Judge Peter McNeil
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
11
Tue
Viewing of Maitland International Salon @ Maitland Showgrounds
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Viewing of Maitland International Salon awarded and accepted prints and digital images

Maitland Showgrounds, Blomfield Street, Maitland

Feb
18
Tue
Q & A all aspects of the website and preparation of images for upload – Webmaster @ Club Maitland City - Emerald Room 2
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
3
Tue
Open Photographic Competition – Judge Ian English @ Club Maitland City - Emerald room 2
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar
10
Tue
Photoshop Workshop – Julie Rathbone @ Club Maitland City - Emerald Room 2
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar
17
Tue
Travel Documentary – Members Presentation @ Club Maitland City
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar
31
Tue
AGM
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
7
Tue
Open Nature Photographic Competition – Judge Helen Walker @ Club Maitland City - Emerald Room 2
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Photographs entered in a Nature Section are to comply with the following definition which has been adopted by FIAP, PSA, RPS and APS:
“Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like tropical cyclones or tsunamis. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.”

Apr
14
Tue
Selection judging of entries for the 2020 APS Cup
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm