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.

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.

Would you like to join our club?

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Upcoming Events
7:00 pm Viewing of Maitland Internationa... @ Maitland Showgrounds
Viewing of Maitland Internationa... @ 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
7:00 pm AGM
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm Open Nature Photographic Competi... @ Club Maitland City - Emerald Room 2
Open Nature Photographic Competi... @ 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[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Camera House is Moving!!!!

by Sharron Leppien, June 18, 2019 Share:

Sunday the 14th of July 2019 NPF Programme

by Sharron Leppien, June 18, 2019 Share:

Saturday the 13th of July 2019 – NPF Programme

by Sharron Leppien, June 18, 2019 Share:

2020 MCC Program

Please click on the above ‘Download’ link to reveal the latest printable pdf programme.

by Sharron Leppien, June 13, 2019 Share:

Club Maitland City Membership Renewal

Advice may already be given to you all regarding membership renewal for Club Maitland City bowling club.  For outstanding members, renewal is to be by 30th June 2019.  For new members, it’s imperative that you join the club, as our camera club is aligned for insurance purposes.  I also document each member’s number to ensure records are current, as my role of membership secretary requires.  Normal membership is only $5 annually and completed on the spot at the reception desk.  Thank you all for undertaking this matter.


Membership Secretary

by Jennifer Muscat, May 7, 2019 Share:

Chinese Gardens Day Trip


On Tuesday the 23rd of April, Petro is leading a members group to the Chinese Gardens of Friendship at Pier Street, Darling Harbour.

Admission is Adult $6, Senior is $4.50

Petro will be in the 2nd carriage from the front on the train from Hamilton to Central Station. The train will be departing at approximately 6:40 am from Hamilton Station. All interested members are asked to contact Petro on 4949 9036 or 0457347225 or email peterthesinister@bigpond.com to register their interest.

All members are invited to attend and please check individual train timetables for a more accurate schedule.

by Sharron Leppien, April 15, 2019 Share:

Star Trails outing Tuesday the 9th of April.


April 9th – Practical night . We will meet at Barraba Lane (see link above) between 4:30 and 5pm (sunset 5:47pm) Tuesday April 9th to have a look and set up, we will travel to Kitchener Pub – Kitchener, for dinner at 6-6:30pm.

A sturdy Tripod

Your camera

Instruction manual for your camera

Headlamp or Torch preferably red

(can be achieved with several layers of red cellophane)

A cable release or remote control to suit your camera

These are available on line and are cheap

Many new cameras have an App available

A seat or cushion to sit on for the outside photography section

Warmish cloths

Insect repellent 

This is Free software for Windows http://www.startrails.de/html/software.html

https://www.markus-enzweiler.de/StarStaX/StarStaX.html for Mac

by Sharron Leppien, April 5, 2019 Share:

2019 APS Australian Cup

Dear Member,

The entry system is now open for pre selection for our submission to the 2019 Australian Cup.

Last year our club rose to the challenge and was subsequently awarded a very respectable 6th place and an APS Honourable Mention out of the 46 participating Australian Camera Clubs! Individual awards were earned by Julie Rathbone – APS Bronze Medal & Alec Trusler – Judges Choice.


We are, as a club, to submit 20 images in total. The Category is Open. Any subject (colour or mono) is acceptable but no images of a pornographic nature will be accepted.

The entry to our pre selection competition is now open and closes at midnight the 31st of April. We have a judging panel who will select the final 20 images to be submitted to the 2019 APS Australian Cup. Entry is via our MEMBERS > COMPETITIONS > Other competitions or upload opportunities > Australian Cup – Preselection .

Entry requirements are the same as usual ie 1920 x 1200 < 2mb. You will be able to change your entries up until the closing time – 31st April Midnight. You will also be able to view all entries listed – this is to negate the chances of similar images and thereby varying the pool of images to choose from. However, if you think that you have a much better shot of something that has already been entered, enter it. As mentioned, members will be able to change their entry right up until the closing date. The theme is Open and does not require any coherency between the 20 images. Each image will be judged on its own merit. Points from each image will be directed to the authors’ club and the resulting final score will be totalled and then the clubs will be placed in order of highest to lowest points.


We look forward to your entries.

Thank you

by Sharron Leppien, March 14, 2019 Share:


Maitland International Salon of Photography 2019

The exhibition of the top images from the Maitland International Salon of Photography will be displayed at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High St., Maitland, from the 23rd of February to the 26th of May. The gallery will display 50 of the top images from the Salon as well as projected images. The gallery is open between 10:00AM and 5:00PM from Tuesday to Sunday.

Please click on the link below for the February F/Stop Official Newsletter of the Federation of Camera Clubs NSW


by Sharron Leppien, February 25, 2019 Share:

MCC 60th Birthday Display at Steamfest

Neville Foster is putting together a display at the Maitland Public School in Church Street Maitland. This is running in conjunction with Steamfest on the 13th & 14th of April.

We are needing your prints and digital submissions.

Please register your interest by filling in the attached form (below) and returning to Neville. nhwfoster24@gmail.com

by Sharron Leppien, February 18, 2019 Share: