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We meet on Tuesdays @ 7PM; face to face meetings are held at DeMolay House – 90 Margaret St Toowoomba (Opposite Queens Park) and on-line via Zoom

May
28
Tue
Speaker – Elizabeth Passeullo, EPSA EFIAP, “Entering International Competitions” @ Zoom Session
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Elizabeth Passuello, FPSNZ, FNPSNZ, APSA, EPSA, EFIAP, GPU CR 1, APSEM is the Patron and a Life Member of the Greymouth Photography Club. A keen entrant in photography exhibitions both nationally and internationally, she enjoys a variety of photographic genres and has been quite successful in competition with nature, photojournalism and monochrome images. An Accredited Judge of the Photographic Society of New Zealand, Elizabeth has volunteered her time judging for the last 29 years in photographic competitions and exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and further afield. She also volunteers as a Star Ratings Director/Coordinator for the Photographic Society of America and as a Verifying Officer for the Australian Photographic Society. To view some of her work visit https://www.greymouthphotoclub.org.nz/member-galleries/elizabeth-passuello-gallery/ 
Jun
11
Tue
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competition Night @ DeMolay
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.

Jun
25
Tue
Speaker – John Stewart, “Night sky Photography” @ Zoom Session
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
9
Tue
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competition Night @ DeMolay
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.

Meeting information is emailed out to members by our website.

We also try to have a field day each month. Locations will be emailed out via post from our website and you can see our planned outings on the calendar.

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Our aim is to promote, improve, share and enjoy photography in Toowoomba and the surrounding district offering many services, all specifically designed to improve photography and photographic skills in a friendly social atmosphere. Membership is open to all comers regardless of whether you are a beginner, an amateur or a professional photographer.

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May
28
Tue
7:00 pm Speaker – Elizabeth Passeullo, E... @ Zoom Session
Speaker – Elizabeth Passeullo, E... @ Zoom Session
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Elizabeth Passuello, FPSNZ, FNPSNZ, APSA, EPSA, EFIAP, GPU CR 1, APSEM is the Patron and a Life Member of the Greymouth Photography Club. A keen entrant in photography exhibitions both nationally and internationally, she enjoys a[...]
Jun
11
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.
Jul
9
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.
Aug
13
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.
Sep
10
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.
Oct
8
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.
Recent Posts Archives

Welcome to Toowoomba Photographic Society

This is the Toowoomba Photographic Society’s website. If you are  planning to become a member, please click on the Join Us button above.  

by MyPhotoClub Colin, May 31, 2017

Guest Speaker Night – 28 May 2024

Next Tuesday night (28 May 2024) at 7:00pm we will be hosting our guest speaker Elizabeth Passuello, FPSNZ, FNPSNZ, APSA, EPSA, EFIAP, GPU CR 1, APSEM via Zoom.

Elizabeth is the Patron and a Life Member of the Greymouth Photography Club in New Zealand. A keen entrant in photography exhibitions both nationally and internationally, she enjoys a variety of photographic genres and has been quite successful in competition with nature, photojournalism and monochrome images.

An Accredited Judge of the Photographic Society of New Zealand, Elizabeth has volunteered her time judging for the last 29 years in photographic competitions and exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and further afield. She also volunteers as a Star Ratings Director/Coordinator for the Photographic Society of America and as a Verifying Officer for the Australian Photographic Society.

To view some of her work visit https://www.greymouthphotoclub.org.nz/member-galleries/elizabeth-passuello-gallery/ 

To join the Zoom Meeting use the link below:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84126821653?pwd=MRqXt5SDKPhvb7HxABbuVbc7RXXzyU.1

Meeting ID: 841 2682 1653
Passcode: 131973

by Graham Harris, May 22, 2024

Lightroom Virtual Summit 2024

The Virtual Lightroom Summit 2024 is currently underway – it is organised by Dave Cross and Matt Kloskowski. You can access presentations on the use of Lightroom over five days (starting at Eastern USA time). Free access is available for 48 hours after sessions are run. If you pay for a VIP pass you can access the sessions for life which is a great deal.

The link to the summit is provided below:

https://www.lightroomsummit.com/

by Graham Harris, May 21, 2024

The Digital Darkroom – Session 6

At 7pm on Tuesday 21st MayMargaret Kebble will continue her Digital Darkroom Series.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82381883558?pwd=EFk4MNAJskacp7Zew2AZ5m5xJKvdbt.1

Meeting ID: 823 8188 3558
Passcode: 814898

You will find a set of notes for this session via the Training Resources button on the home page of our MyPhotoClub site or by clicking on the link below:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2024/05/06-THE-DIGITAL-DARKROOM.pdf

This session will cover the use of masks for selections in Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera RAW.

by Graham Harris, May 21, 2024

Trans-Tasman Success

The presentation of the judging for the most recent Trans-Tasman Challenge “Flowers” was held on the evening of the 19 May 2024.

The 60 images assessed by Margaret O’Grady (Australia) and Colin (New Zealand) were of a high standard. The combined scores of the judges produced a close result.

I’m pleased to announce that Toowoomba Photographic Society won this round of the Trans-Tasman Challenge with a combined score of 407 points, just beating Howick Photographic Society with a total of 393 points.

Three of our members had images that received the highest individual score of 18 points (the highest possible maximum was 20 points). These members and their images were:

  • Val Shield – “Dandelion”
  • John Stewart – “Dazzling Dahlia”
  • Bruce Tame – “Cacti Delicacy”
“Dandelion” by Val Shield
“Dazzling Dahlia” by John Stewart
“Cacti Delicacy” by Bruce Tame

by Graham Harris, May 20, 2024

Trans-Tasman Challenge Tonight

The judging of the first round of the 2024 Trans-Tasman Challenge between Toowoomba and Howick Photographic Society is at 6:30pm tonight – 19 May 2024.

The Zoom link and details to participate in this are provided below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83870907607?pwd=bE4rclMxMUZDR2MwaDVVanBVYmgrUT09

Meeting ID: 838 7090 7607
Passcode: 388404

by Graham Harris, May 19, 2024

May 2024 Image Awards

At our Aggregate Competition held on the 14 May 2024 the following images received our highest awards.

Alice Black Award to Pierre Boudib for “Stirring the Pot’
Graham Burstow Award to Sandra Neill for “Responsibility”

Congratulations to both members for these awards. They are now in the running for the overall awards to be announced in December 2024.

by Graham Harris, May 16, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 May Aggregate Comp

There were 97 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 2024 May Aggregate Comp

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

The Fed
Allan McLucas – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Flowering Gum
Evan Williams – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour
Thirsty Work
John Stewart – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
Colourful friends
Jason Wheeler – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Hairs on a wasp abdomen
Jenny Graff – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Stirring the Pot
Pierre Boudib – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
Dorothy
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
Emma Mania
Dean Mengel – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
The Chapel
Lyn Liebelt – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono
Just a girl and her pony
Sara Hedley – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono
Responsibility
Sandra Neill – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono
Busy bee
Ken Morton – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
The White Dress
Melanie Emeny – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Cave Girls
Marilyn Johnson – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Green Tree Python
Kim Shoesmith – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour
Withcott Backroad
John Stewart – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade Open Colour
T’la
Veronica Sorley – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
Talamanca Hummingbird
Andrew Raguse – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Childers Beach
Grant Phillips – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
A long way from home
Graham Harris – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono
Billy Tea Bush Poetry
Melanie Emeny – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono
Take the shot
Brian Kenny – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono
Opera Butterfly
Belinda Kranz – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Creative
If I just sit still.
Mitchell Roberts – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Checking The E Mails
Dianne Horrocks – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Lady in Red
Kym Stewart – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Reflection
Kym Stewart – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Walk this way.
Stewart Dorman – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Ready for the Ball
Les Maidment – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
T2 Racing Number 17
Tim Dunn – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Nutcracker
Allan McLucas – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Russell Falls Tasmania
Evan Williams – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour
Local Man Resting
Claire Hammond – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour
Walking the dog
Kim Shoesmith – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour
Catch
Margaret Morton – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour
Street Photographer
Margaret Morton – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour
Cheetah family
Andrew Raguse – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Under Pier Textures
Wayne Liebelt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Number Nineteen
Jo Christensen – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Gliding
Pierre Boudib – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Eastern Spinbill
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Blue Mosque
Janine Waters – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Bush fire season
Sara Hedley – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Red Special
Belinda Kranz – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Matthew Tuck
Veronica Sorley – Highly Commended
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono
Surfing Under Gods Rays
Sandra Neill – Highly Commended
PRINT Salon Grade Open Mono
Working At The Show
Julie Buza – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono
Shearing
Sonny Rutherford – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono
Lavender Peeps
Margaret Kebble – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Creative
Why do we worship a god of plastic
Barry Whisson – Commended
PRINT A Grade Open Colour
At the Lake
Inge Gajczak – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Church Bell Tower
Julie Buza – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Echeveria Flower
Marilyn Johnson – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Dubai Miracle Garden
Jane Lobegeier – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Nestled in the rocks
Mitchell Roberts – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
ducks to water
Iris Castle – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
allsorts
Iris Castle – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour
Go left mate
Bruce Tame – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Smile for goodness sake next time
Bruce Tame – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Shaman
Inge Gajczak – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Lovers’ Lane
Dennis Clark – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Grounded in Nature
Jane Lobegeier – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Gypsy Preparing A Meal
Dianne Horrocks – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Said she’d only be a minute.
Stewart Dorman – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
enjoying the Steamfest
Les Maidment – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Free Dancing
Sonny Rutherford – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Angel Of The Lord Appeared Saying
Tim Dunn – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Snap!
Ken Morton – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour
Rest Time In The Bush
Claire Hammond – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour
Holi Festival
Jason Wheeler – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Mandrins and Kumquats
Robert Fox – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
The old cold store, Applethorpe
Lyn Liebelt – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Foggy Night
Grant Phillips – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Early Morning at Queenscliff Pier
Wayne Liebelt – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
In My Garden
Allan Rosser – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
The Caravanserai Performer
Richard Wyton – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Point Lowly Lighthouse, SA
Richard Wyton – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Claws Are Out
Dean Mengel – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Duomo Inverted
Kim Kuhnemann – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Aurora Australis
Jenny Graff – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Castel Sant’ Angelo
Kim Kuhnemann – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
St George sunset
Pete McDonald – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour
Art Appreciation
Roberta Edwards – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
Connected MY Phone MY World
Robert Fox – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
Just looking
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
Life at the Well
Janine Waters – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
No I won’t chop my fingers
Margaret Kebble – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour
The Snake Charmer
Sandy Adsett – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono
Arabesque
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono
Waiting for business
Sandy Adsett – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono
Windblown
Jo Christensen – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono
Keeping Seated
Graham Harris – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono
At the Coast
Allan Rosser – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono
Figure this out
Pete McDonald – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono
In Need of Love
Dennis Clark – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono
Even the toughest of rocks can move
Barry Whisson – Commended
PRINT A Grade Open Mono
Candle Light Aperitif
Roberta Edwards – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Creative

by Graham Harris, May 14, 2024

May 2024 Club Meeting

The next Toowoomba Photographic Society Club Meeting is tomorrow evening – Tuesday, 14th May 2024. Our judge Angela Gregory, PSQA will be joining us via Zoom from Bundaberg and will comment on the 97 entries from 49 club members tomorrow night – the Set Subject is ‘People’. We’ll also have the prize presentations for the 2024 Treasure Hunt field day run on the 23 March 2024.

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic Society’s Aggregate Comp Night
Time: May 14, 2024 07:00 PM Brisbane

Where: DeMolay and Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84578097656?pwd=ozp0SWUR6DNcLkRsPNGCSOGaabvzbZ.1

Meeting ID: 845 7809 7656
Passcode: 936419

by Graham Harris, May 13, 2024

The Digital Darkroom Sessions

Life Member Margaret Kebble has been running a Digital Darkroom Series on the first and third Tuesday nights via Zoom for our members. These sessions have been uploaded to our MyPhotoClub website at https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/tps-recordings/

Margaret has also produced comprehensive notes for each of these sessions = these can be accessed at https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/photographic-training-notes/

In these sessions Margaret explores the the use of Lightroom and Photoshop in the post-processing of our digital images. If you missed any sessions please access them through the links above.

Thanks Margaret for your efforts in producing and running this valuable series.

by Graham Harris, May 8, 2024

The Digital Darkroom – Session 5

At 7pm on Tuesday 7th May we will continue our Digital Darkroom Series.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82381883558?pwd=EFk4MNAJskacp7Zew2AZ5m5xJKvdbt.1

Meeting ID: 823 8188 3558
Passcode: 814898

You will find a PDF file in the Training Portal of MyPhotoClub at the link below:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2024/05/05-THE-DIGITAL-DARKROOM.pdf

This session will cover layer blend modes. We will understand what each of the sections do and how to use them. There will be a demonstration of how we may use them in developing our photographs. 

We will see the use of the multiply, screen and overlay modes and then do some examples  of the other blend modes. You will find this extremely useful for improving your images.

by Graham Harris, May 6, 2024