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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About us

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.

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.

Upcoming Events
Aug
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7:00 pm Diane Schofield – Ice Photograph...
Diane Schofield – Ice Photograph...
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please bring along :- Camera Macro Lens with Polarising filter Tripod Cable release If anyone has a light pad or slide viewing light box, could they please bring that as well.  If they have spare[...]
Sep
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7:00 pm Photo Hunt @ Club Maitland City
Photo Hunt @ Club Maitland City
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Oct
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7:00 pm Set Subject – Three of a Kind – ... @ Club Maitland City
Set Subject – Three of a Kind – ... @ Club Maitland City
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Three of a Kind” let your imagination run wild. It could be in the form of a triptych (the 3 images would need to fit on the standard board size), triplets, cards, three of anything.
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Club Activities for December

Tuesday 6th and 13th Dec. – 10 am till noon at Club Maitland City – This day time class is especially for anyone needing assistance with cameracraft or digital editing. Many “day-timers” progress into the “night-timers” competitions after gaining confidence under the excellent guidance of our very experienced members in a short amount of time.
Tuesday 6th Dec. 7pm start for Image of the Year (IOTY) Exhibition, announcement of results and presentation of trophies and certificates for the 2016 Pointscore and IOTY competitions.  This is the biggest night of the year for the Club. You will see many of the best images of the year, find out the results of the Pointscore and IOTY competitions, and see members rewarded for all their hard work. Not to be missed.

Tuesday 13th Dec.Christmas Party! This is our last meeting for the year, so please join us for an informal get together to celebrate or commiserate or whatever!. Pick up a meal and drinks from the restaurant and join everyone in Emerald Room 2. No formalities are planned but you are invited to bring along one of your favourite prints of all time to share. We are not necessarily talking competition-standard prints. Embarrassing, funny, poignant, special time – anything you like.

2017: The first meeting of the Club will be an open competition night on Tuesday the 7th of February. The program for all of 2017 is nearly finalised and will be issued to members within the next few days.
Visitors are welcome to attend all meetings.

by Sharron Leppien, November 30, 2016

2017 ioty submissions

Up loads for the 2017 Image of the Year (ioty) award will close at midnight on Sunday 6th November. Prints must be in no later than tuesday 8th of November, but the earlier the better, you can bring them tomorrow if you like. They will be stored at the club until the judging is complete. Any image that has been submitted in 2016 is eligible (including tomorrow night) . The only exception is the nature edi section must be a new, unshown at club image. See you tomorrow night.

by Brad Le Brocque, October 31, 2016

Club Activities for November

Key dates and Club activities for November:

Note: Sunday 30 Oct. – entry forms on our website for print and EDI entries in November’s competition auto-close at midnight.

Tuesday 1st, 8th and 15th Nov. – 10 am to noon at Club Maitland City – day time class for anyone needing assistance with cameracraft or digital editing.

Tuesday 1st Nov. –  6.30 pm for 7pm start for judging of open competition.  Each section will be judged by a separate team. Then a spokesperson for each team will be asked to read out the team’s comments, scores and awards.

Tuesday 1st Nov – Deadline for handing in Image of the Year (IOTY) print entries.

Note: Sunday 6 Nov.  – entry forms on our website for print and EDI entries in the Image of the Year (IOTY) Competition auto-close at midnight.

Tuesday 8th Nov. – 7pm start – Showing of movies famous for their photography.

Tuesday 15th Nov. – 7pm start – Talk by Peter Ryan on his overseas photography safaris.

Visitors are welcome to attend all meetings.

by John Vernon, October 26, 2016

Activities for next Tuesday (18 October)

10 am to noon at Club Maitland City – Day Group meets to provide assistance with cameracraft, digital editing or evaluation of images.  Petro and Greg are away at the Australian Photographic Society’s annual convention (APSCON) and I(john) will be filling in for them at this meeting.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  Let me know if you have any particular topic you would like covered.

7pm at Club Maitland City – Everyone is invited to bring along up to six of their photos for a fun night of showing and discussing these images.  The photographs can be prints of any size or EDIs on a flash drive for showing on the Club’s large monitor.

 

by Brad Le Brocque, October 14, 2016

New Members group on Facebook

A new closed group Please request to join on the link below or copy and paste into browser https://www.facebook.com/groups/1785743194996558/

Hi everyone. After some discussion with Brad about our FB presence, I discovered the problem is the Camera Club has a FB Page – not a Group, so only the owner can actually post to the page.
Therefore I have started this group so we can talk about Camera Club things in consolidated place rather than having to jump around all the different groups we belong to 🙂

Please use this page for anything related to the Camera Club – and if you are planning a trip somewhere and don’t mind others joining in – we can put it up as an event 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1785743194996558/

by Brad Le Brocque, October 2, 2016

Club Activities For October

Key dates and Club activities for October:

Sunday 2 Oct – entry forms on our website for print and EDI entries in October’s competition auto-close at midnight.

Tuesday 4th, 11th and 18th Oct. – 10 am to noon at Club Maitland City – day time class for anyone needing assistance with cameracraft or digital editing.

Tuesday 4th Oct. – 7pm start for judging of set-subject competition.  The subject is TOGETHERNESS defined as “An image that tells a story of togetherness.  For example, a couple holding hands or strawberries in a punnet.”  Please arrive early enough to have your prints positioned on the stands according to the print layout sheets by 7pm.

Tuesday 11th Oct. – 7pm start – Members’ Short Talks on an aspect of their photography.

Tuesday 18th OCT. – 7pm start – Photo Discussion Fun Night.  Members are invited to bring along up to six of their images for informal evaluation and discussion.

Visitors are welcome to attend all meetings.

by John Vernon, September 29, 2016

Invitation to Enter the Lake Macquarie National Exhibition of Digital Photography

Members of Maitland Camera Club now have easy access to enter the inaugural Lake Macquarie National Exhibition of Digital Photography.  A link to the Exhibition’s website is provided under the Clubs and Comps menu on Maitland Camera Club’s Home Page.

The Exhibition is for EDI images only.  The image upload procedure and EDI size limits are as for Maitland Camera Club’s own competitions.  Entries can be uploaded and changed at any time before the closing date of 21st November.  See the Exhibition’s website for full details of sections, number of entries and fees.

This exhibition has the patronage of the Australian Photographic Society (APS), so acceptances and awards count towards honours for members of this Society.

This exhibition will provide an opportunity for members of Maitland Club to have their work assessed at exhibition level as well as showcase their work to a wider audience.

by John Vernon, September 14, 2016

Activities For September

Dear Member,

Key dates and Club activities for September are listed below for your information.

Sunday 4 Sept – entry forms on our website for print and EDI entries in September’s competition auto-close at midnight.

Tuesday 6th, 13th and 20th Sept – 10 am to noon at Club Maitland City – day time class for anyone needing assistance with cameracraft or digital editing.

Tuesday 6th Sept – 7pm start for judging of open competition.  Our first judging night using the website for management of the competition.  Please arrive early enough to have your prints positioned on the stands according to the print layout sheets attached to the stands.

Saturday 10th Sept – I apologise but I have had to cancel the BBQ listed in the Program due to a clash with a 20th anniversary function for a Landcare group that I have been involved with for a long time.

Tuesday 13th Sept – 7pm start – Talk by Alec Trusler – “My Journey to RPS Honours”.

Tuesday 20th Sept – 7pm start – Talk by Nicole Curtis on Visual Literacy

Please let me know if you have any questions

Cheers,

John

by Brad Le Brocque, August 31, 2016

2016 competition results now available.

Results page for the 2016 Northern Photographic Federation’s annual inter-club competition is now available.

Follow this link to see all the images and scores.

by MyPhotoClub Colin, August 28, 2016

2016 NPF Photography Convention – 27th & 28th August

The annual NPF weekend is this weekend.   Check out the agenda as this year it is bigger than ever!

NPF agenda Saturday 2016

NPF agenda Sunday 2016

by MyPhotoClub Colin, August 23, 2016