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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Two Edits

Please accept this invitation to be part of the MCC “Two Edits” presentation scheduled for September this year. For those of you unfamiliar with the “Two Edits” concept, it’s simply a fun way of seeing how other members would edit two of your images, and you will also have the opportunity to edit two from other members of the club.  Simple details of the steps required (and dates required) are set out below:-

1.  Choose TWO (unedited) images of your own – these should be of different subjects or types to add to our diversity during the presentation.  These would preferably be in RAW format to allow the participants editing your images more flexibility.

2. Send these TWO images to me via WeTransfer​ – any file names will do as I’ve sorted out a system at my end.  The email address to use is:   mrroblord@gmail.com          Please add your email address in the required field and also your name in the “Comments” box.  This will need to be done by 31 July.

by Debbie Sutton, July 10, 2021

Results for competitions in July – Open

There were 27 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Ballet Shoes
Julie Rathbone – 15
Open Colour Large Print

Piano Chord
Rob Lord – 15
Open Mono Large Print

Fairy in the Rain
Grahame Smith – 15
Creative Large Print

Black Shouldered Kite
Julie Rathbone – 14
Open Colour Large Print

Grey Shrike Thrush 1
Graeme Wright – 14
Open Small Print

SANDY PATTERNS IN MORNING LIGHT
Debbie Sutton – 14
Open Digital

Cassie
Julie Rathbone – 13
Open Mono Large Print

civic leader
Kevin Parsons – 13
Open Small Print

JOSEPH_BANKS_4429 5 S
Wayne Munce – 13
Creative Large Print

49A5572 001 Kangaroos copy MCC
Lorraine Gordon – 13
Open Digital

Bit Hot
David Henderson – 12
Open Colour Large Print

Sea of Light Mono
Denise Crittenden – 12
Open Mono Large Print

The Artist
Grahame Smith – 12
Open Digital

20210611 Three red Fungi and Leaf
Brad Le Brocque – 11
Open Colour Large Print

i see you
Lauren Lynch – 11
Open Colour Large Print

BendolbaChurch1G3A9620
Graeme Wright – 11
Open Small Print

Mungo Milky Way
John Maher – 11
Creative Large Print

Salamander Tree
Terry Bradley – 11
Open Digital

Snap Dragon 2
Brad Le Brocque – 11
Open Digital

Tocal Mist 1
Rob Oyston – 11
Open Digital

Morning Stretch
John Maher – 10
Open Colour Large Print

Industrial
Debbie Sutton – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Barrel Race
John Maher – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Richmond Vale Dam
Greg Campbell – 10
Open Mono Large Print

MAD HATTER LOST
Greg Campbell – 10
Creative Large Print

Acrobat Riders
Greg Campbell – 10
Creative Large Print

Keeping Watch
Jennifer Muscat – 10
Creative Large Print

by Petro Holowinskyj, July 7, 2021

MCC – JUNE MEETINGS

The MCC Committee met last night for our regular meeting. One of the discussion items was how the club will operate with the current level of COVID-19 restrictions, and a strong possibility that circumstances may change very quickly. The following decisions were made:

MCC Meetings for June

Competition Meeting – 6/7/21

Next week’s competition night will be a Zoom meeting. Diane Schofield 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 – 13/7/21

It’s A Knockout was scheduled however this activity needs to be run in the club. It will be replaced with a session via Zoom on editing astro photos with Brad and Rob Lord  demonstrating their approaches to editing these images. 
I am working with Alec Trsuler to reschedule the very popular and entertaining It’s A Knockout.

MCC Meeting – 20/7/21 

This meeting was a scheduled Zoom presentation with Paul Tilley on Monochrome Images so does not need to change. (Phew)!

Petro’s Day Class

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

However, the end of month excursion WILL 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, June 30, 2021

Results for competitions in June – After Dark

There were 24 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 – After Dark

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Exposlives And Fertilisers F3
Petro Holowinskyj – 15
Creative Large Print

Street Ballet
Julie Rathbone – 15
Open Mono Large Print

Milky Way at Tocal
Rob Lord – 14
Open Colour Large Print

Shooting for the Stars
Julie Rathbone – 14
Open Digital

Lunar Eclipse in Orion F
Petro Holowinskyj – 13
Creative Large Print

Blue Night
Julie Rathbone – 13
Open Digital

Parliament House
Simon Tarry – 13
Open Small Print

Amsterdam
Grahame Smith – 13
Open Colour Large Print

Modelling at the Baths
Julie Rathbone – 12
Open Mono Large Print

Gary
Graeme Wright – 12
Open Small Print

Light My Way
Rob Oyston – 12
Open Digital

Towards the Dark
Simon Markatcheff – 12
Open Colour Large Print

Moon Marbles
John Maher – 11
Creative Large Print

The Baths to Nobbies
Brad Le Brocque – 11
Open Digital

Orica across the Hunter
Brad Le Brocque – 11
Open Digital

The Grim Reaper at the Cemetery BW
Grahame Smith – 11
Open Mono Large Print

Port Botany
Debbie Sutton – 11
Open Digital

Illuminated
John Maher – 11
Open Small Print

Incoming Train
Rob Lord – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Copper Moon
Julie Rathbone – 10
Open Colour Large Print

Fly Me To The Moon
Jennifer Muscat – 10
Creative Large Print

Dark Towers
Debbie Sutton – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Industrial
Debbie Sutton – 10
Open Mono Large Print

Opera Steps
John Maher – 10
Open Colour Large Print

by Petro Holowinskyj, June 1, 2021

Latest Information for Members

Hi Everyone

Kurri Kurri Bowling Club is now renewing annual memberships for anyone who hasn’t done this yet. It’s a requirement for all members of Maitland Camera Club to ensure that they’re also members of KKBC to make us eligible for entering our monthly photo competitions.

On another matter, this competition is also open to interested members. Please go to the website for more information about submitting entries.
https://topshot.myphotoclub.com.au

Regards
Jenni – Member Secretary

by Jennifer Muscat, May 31, 2021

Results for competitions in May – Open

There were 25 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

The Dance
Julie Rathbone – 15
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Mr. Miyagi
Lauren Lynch – 15
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Time out
Julie Rathbone – 15
All Grades Open Digital

My Green Friend
Rob Lord – 14
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Moonliight Run
Julie Rathbone – 14
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Civic Park
Jennifer Muscat – 14
All Grades Open Small Print

Straightening
Jennifer Muscat – 14
All Grades Creative Large Print

Clecking the Nest 6682
Neville Foster – 14
All Grades Open Digital

Double bugs mono c
Brad Le Brocque – 13
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Snow Leopard Close Up
Grahame Smith – 13
All Grades Open Digital

Milky Way Arch
Rob Lord – 12
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Proud Grandchild
Kevin Parsons – 12
All Grades Open Small Print

The Great Escape 2
Petro Holowinskyj – 12
All Grades Creative Large Print

Orica Plant Sunset
Rob Oyston – 12
All Grades Open Digital

Zack and his Belts 1
Brad Le Brocque – 11
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Tinder Profile, Mr Percival
John Maher – 11
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

QVB
John Maher – 11
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Shereen
Julie Rathbone – 11
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Metropolis
Deborah Lincoln – 11
All Grades Creative Large Print

Indian Beauty
Julie Rathbone – 11
All Grades Open Digital

Grey shrike thrush grub
Graeme Wright – 11
All Grades Open Digital

Prickly
Rob Lord – 10
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

CORRIDOR_CORRIDOR_MG_3829
Wayne Munce – 10
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Just sitting, waiting
Simon Tarry – 10
All Grades Open Small Print

Spining around
Deborah Lincoln – 10
All Grades Creative Large Print

by Petro Holowinskyj, May 4, 2021

Results for competitions in April – Nature

There were 31 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Full to the brim
Peter Ryan – 15
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

MANGROVE STUDY
Debbie Sutton – 15
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Trapped in web1G3A8182
Graeme Wright – 15
All Grades Open Small Print

Steampunk
Sue Joy – 15
All Grades Creative Large Print

20201124 Spider delivery
Brad Le Brocque – 15
All Grades Open Digital

20201216 Wasp with mudball
Brad Le Brocque – 14
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Hanging Around
Julie Rathbone – 14
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Spider
Jennifer Muscat – 14
All Grades Open Small Print

Hornet for dinner
Peter Ryan – 14
All Grades Open Digital

The Fight
Julie Rathbone – 13
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Zebra Love
Greg Campbell – 13
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Hitching a ride
Jennifer Muscat – 13
All Grades Creative Large Print

Pairing Dragonflies
Sharron Leppien – 13
All Grades Open Digital

About to pair
Brad Le Brocque – 12
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Morning Stretch
John Maher – 12
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Eastern Wattle Bird
Grahame Smith – 12
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Double Bugs mono
Brad Le Brocque – 12
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Panda
Rob Lord – 12
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Orb Weaver With Butterfly BW
Grahame Smith – 12
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Grub0X5A9048
Graeme Wright – 12
All Grades Open Small Print

Kindred Teton Wanderers 1
Petro Holowinskyj – 12
All Grades Creative Large Print

Topsy Turvy
Julie Rathbone – 12
All Grades Open Digital

49A3412 4 I AM smiling. MCC
Lorraine Gordon – 12
All Grades Open Digital

49A5280 OH Oops
Lorraine Gordon – 12
All Grades Open Digital

Twins
Jennifer Muscat – 11
All Grades Creative Large Print

CHIP MUNK
Greg Campbell – 10
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

A Spiders Kebab
Sue Joy – 10
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Rainbow Rhino and Zebras 2
Petro Holowinskyj – 10
All Grades Creative Large Print

Caught in the Web
Kevin Parsons – 10
All Grades Open Digital

Locus Delivery
David Henderson – 10
All Grades Open Digital

The one that didn’t get away!
Heather Colgate – 10
All Grades Open Digital

by Petro Holowinskyj, April 7, 2021

Final call for membership renewal

Good morning to all Maitland Camera Club Members

This is a reminder for financial members that renewals for the coming year must be finalised by the first Tuesday in March, so that you’re eligible for entering your photos in competition. To those of you have already paid, thank you for your renewal and please disregard this notice.

To those of you who haven’t as yet, now is the time to do so. Please advise both the treasurer and myself (member secretary), giving us your name and bank transfer reference number (preferred method of payment at this time). Our email addresses are:
graeme.wright8@bigpond.com and ladybryn@y7mail.com

Another matter that is of importance is where our live camera club meetings are held for the foreseeable future, in tandem with our monthly zoom meetings. We have been made welcome at Kurri Kurri bowling club, where we must join as members in line with our being camera club members, like we were at Rutherford. Therefore, I will need to update and record everyone’s card membership number. Please send me an email or speak with me on the night of our next photo comp, Tuesday 2nd March.

Thank you for your understanding.

Regards

Jenni Muscat – Membership Secretary

by Jennifer Muscat, February 23, 2021

Results for competitions in February- Open

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 February- Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Not Talking
David Henderson – 15
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

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

Monarch.
Kim Jones – 15
All Grades Open Small Print

Breaching 3
David Henderson – 15
All Grades Open Digital

Irony
Ernie Goulding – 14
All Grades Creative Large Print

Ready to Dance
Julie Rathbone – 14
All Grades Open Digital

Girl in the Studio
Julie Rathbone – 13
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Berries
Ernie Goulding – 13
All Grades Creative Large Print

Cicada Meal Kp
Brad Le Brocque – 13
All Grades Open Digital

Grub1G3A6993
Graeme Wright – 12
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Alien Landscape
Rob Lord – 12
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Superb Fairywren.
Kim Jones – 12
All Grades Open Small Print

Egrets
Julie Rathbone – 12
All Grades Open Digital

Daz on the Up
Brad Le Brocque – 11
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Made It
David Henderson – 11
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

The Solo Busker
Simon Tarry – 11
All Grades Open Small Print

Babushka Wine.
Kim Jones – 11
All Grades Creative Large Print

Up Close 1a
Rob Oyston – 11
All Grades Open Digital

It Swims
Ernie Goulding – 10
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Birds of a Feather
Grahame Smith – 10
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Jenolan Caves BW2
Petro Holowinskyj – 10
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

The Copperwork Man BW
Grahame Smith – 10
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Leaf bud bloom!
Heather Colgate – 10
All Grades Open Digital

by Petro Holowinskyj, February 2, 2021

2021 JANUARY MEMBER UPDATE

2020 was a very challenging year for the MCC committee as we tried to be creative and modify the operation of the club during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as we were getting ready for 2021 and a return to ‘normal’ operations Maitland City Bowling Club has reassessed its operations. In a letter received yesterday the club indicated that function facilities would no longer be available to our club due to renovations and the future use of the space being reallocated to gaming, sports bar, restaurants and children’s playroom. It appears that the loss of staff during the pandemic has had a severe impact on corporate memory and club appears to be moving away from its community base.

Identifying A New Meeting Venue

Therefore, the committee have been in search of a new venue. We have investigated all the clubs and community/council facilities from Rutherford to East Maitland and from Lorn to Kurri Kurri.

The President was well received at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club (KKBC). It is a community orientated club with a function room that meets the needs of MCC. Trials would need to be conducted regarding the projection of images, lighting etc. Use of the club facilities by MCC has not yet been finalised, however The President is hopeful of forming a positive relationship. The following is noted:

  1. Daytime classes can be conducted at KKBC.
  2. Storage of MCC equipment is still being worked through.
  3. The President has discussed building a relationship with the KKBC with the MCC providing photographic services to KKBC e.g staff photos, facebook shots etc.
  4. The Bistro provides an extensive set menu and a specials board at reasonable prices.

February Meetings

At the January committee meeting there was discussion regarding the operation of the club during the period of transfer between venues and the establishment of a model of conducting parallel meetings – meetings that allowed members to choose to attend in person or via Zoom. This model also provides flexibility as pandemic requirements change.

  • 2/2/21 will be a Zoom only meeting as arrangements with KKBC have not been finalised and therefore the equipment (stands, projector etc) have not been moved to the new venue.
  • 9/2/21 and 19/2/21 possibly parallel meetings if we have an agreement with KKBC. Members to be advised as soon as possible.
  • Day classes with Petro will begin as soon as we have an agreement with KKBC. Members to be advised as soon as possible.

Whilst it would be wonderful to be having a smoother start to our 2021 season, it is what it is –  we just have to make the most of the situation!

Updated Program

Due to the postponement of the Maitland Show the viewing of the Maitland International Salon of Photography exhibition will not occur. Therefore the program has been updated on the MCC website.

by Debbie Sutton, January 28, 2021