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
6:00 pm Committee Meeting @ Club Maitland City
Committee Meeting @ Club Maitland City
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Recent Posts Archives

Image of the Year (IOTY) and High Point Awards

Such a great evening was enjoyed by all at our annual Christmas Party, IOTY and High Point awards!

Thank you everyone for being part of the success of the Maitland Camera Club. We have a very hard working Committee, dedicated helpers who every week help put up the stands and then pack them away and of course our members who just help keep the ball rolling by attending the day classes as well as the weekly meetings. Thank you!

Look forward to seeing you all in 2019.

The Image of the Year – Open large Colour Print 

Julie Rathbone for “Sentry Duty”

Merits were awarded to Sue Joy for “Friarbird”, Graham Smith for “The Eyes Have It” and Sue Joy for “Funkylicious”


by Sharron Leppien, December 7, 2018

Maitland International Salon of Photography invitation

Entering International competitions is an excellent way of improving our photography.
The Maitland Salon is one of the first major Salons in the year and the 2019 Salon is open for entries. This is a Print and Digital Salon so I encourage you to post off your prints early to avoid the Christmas postal rush. Print entries this year can be forwarded to The Vigex Salon in Victoria, Australia so you can get a double bang for your buck. Please visit the website – https://maitlandsalon.myphotoclub.com.au
The salon has been running as an international for 62 years and is highly regarded.
Please consider entering this local event.

For our MCC Members we have a personalised delivery service for your prints,  a big saving on postage. 🙂 You can give them either myself, Petro Holowinskyj, Neville Forster or Greg Campbell. Entering is easy and is the same process that we are all used too via myphotoclub and you can easily find the link on the MCC website opening paragraph or by clicking on the link above.

The accepted prints and digital images are displayed in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion for the duration of the Maitland Show and then a selection of prints will be displayed at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

I hope to see your prints and images in the exhibition.

Sharron Leppien

Vice President

Maitland International Salon of Photography


by Sharron Leppien, November 27, 2018

2018 Christmas Party & IOTY Presentation Invitation

by Sharron Leppien, November 26, 2018

November Open Photographic Competition Results

Better late than never I say!

Our Annual Christmas Party invitation will be sent out soon but for now can you please mark your calendar for the 4th of December. This night not only sees the end of year High Point and IOTY awards presented it is also night of socialising and enjoying  Dave  Vanes decorations!

Without further ado.


First Place was a awarded to Rob Lord for “The Tree”


by Sharron Leppien, November 25, 2018

Entries now open – Maitland International Salon of Photography

The Maitland International Salon of Photography has been in existence for 84 years and has operated as an International Salon for 62 years. It has built up a strong reputation and now attracts around 5000 entries from 50 countries. Typically around 5000 visitors will view the salon at its two exhibition locations.

Interested persons are able to view and enter via the Maitland Camera Club home page by clicking on the link or you can click on the link below.


Have a look at the previous Award winning images and acceptances by clicking on “Salon Catalogs”.

Hope to see your entries in the 2019 Maitland International Salon of Photography!


by Sharron Leppien, October 31, 2018

October Photographic Competition Results

This months Competition was the Set Subject –  Patterns in Nature. Set Subjects are chosen for their ability to challenge and this month was no exception!

A huge thank you to our guest judge Bill Chambers. Bill not only provided many insights into the world of nature photography and judging but also shared many helpful suggestions to our entrants.

Next Tuesday night we have the showing of our images for our challenge of “Minimalism”. Please bring along your three images on a USB in standard EDI format  1920 x 1200 <2mb  This assignment is to produce three minimal images.

Name the images as “Single – your title” , Abstract – your titile” and “Contrast – your title”  by using this method the submitted images will show up in section order.

  • One of a Wall with a single feature
  • An Abstract
  • One with contrasting elements         

Petro’s day class will be meeting at the entrance to the HVG on Tuesday the 22nd of October at 9:00am. Please contact Petro if you would like to attend, we only need 2 more attendees to be eligible for a group discount.

Congratulations to all that had their thinking caps on for “Patterns in Nature” 🙂


1st Place was awarded to Grahame Smith for ” Bipinnate Fern Leaves










2nd Place was awarded to Sharron Leppien for  ” Panther Chameleon”













3rd Place was awarded to Margaret Callister For “Leaves”





















Highly Commended awards went to Geoff Patchett for ” Antofagasta Mountains”  Malcolm Pattison for ” Golden Sandstone” & Brad Le Brocque for “Sandstone Study”



1st place was awarded to Brad Le  Brocque for “Snakey mono patterns”




















2nd Place was awarded to Dave Vane for ” Wattle Bird Feeding 3″









3rd Place was awarded to Malcolm Pattison for “Sandstone Patterns”



















Highly Commended awards went to Petro Holowinskyj for “Dried Leaf #2”, Alec Trusler for “Patterns on Water”  & Margaret Callister for “Shadow Patterns



1st Place was awarded to Geoff Patchett for “Star Anise”















2nd Place was awarded to Margaret Callister for “Seed Pod”











3rd Place was awarded to Malcolm Pattison for “Seedhead”










Highly Commended awards went to Ernie Goulding for “Dragon Fire” , Margaret Callister for “Blue World”  & Geoff Patchett for “Monarch Flower”



1st Place was awarded to Dianne Richardson for “Peacock Feathers”




















2nd Place was awarded to Brian Maslen for “Just a Butterfly”











3rd Place was awarded to Neville Foster for “Wing Pattern 2811”
















Highly Commended Awards went to  Sharron Leppien for ” Surabaya Mud”  , Eric Reid for “Antelope Canyon 10a 0811”  &  Sandra Elliott for “Red & Green”.



1st Place was awarded to Eric Reid for “The Wave 1 0811”










2nd Place was awarded tio Garry Pearce for “Dinosaur”










3rd Place was awarded to Sharron Leppien for “Moon Moth”














No highly commended awards were given for Small Prints


by Sharron Leppien, October 3, 2018

2018 APS Cup Catalog


Please click on the link below to view the 2018 APS Cup Catalog and view our members images that were awarded.


by Sharron Leppien, September 26, 2018

IOTY entry & other important information

Dear Member,

Once upon a time when “snail mail” was the primary source of correspondence my  Veterinarian sent out a monthly newsletter and in it he always enclosed a tea bag with the plea for the reader to sit down and relax with a cup of tea whist reading his ramblings.

Seeing as though I cannot supply anyone with a beverage I encourage you to get comfy and try to get though this very lengthy post that is full to the brim of important information.


by Sharron Leppien, September 21, 2018

Richmond Vale Railway Invitation

Dear Members,

Maitland Camera Club members have been invited to attend an outing at the Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Thursday October 25th from 6pm till approximately 9pm . This would allow members to set up and capture the sunset and moonrise.

The museum is asking for a gold coin donation on entry. This wishing to attend please bring along your own food and drinks.

Please contact Kevin Parsons if you have any questions.


by Sharron Leppien, September 11, 2018

September Open Photographic Competition Results

The usual high standard of images were displayed for our guest judges – George and Gail Hardy. George and Gail played tag team each judging alternate sections. They also provided some humorous moments to lighten the mood in the serious business of judging.

We only have two monthly  competitions left for 2018.

October – Patterns in Nature – please read definitions

November – Open Competition


 First Place – “Milky Way & Mars” ,  by Margaret Callister 


by Sharron Leppien, September 6, 2018