We meet at DeMolay House, 90 Margaret Street, Toowoomba at 7:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The second Tuesday is our competition judging night and the fourth is our skills night.

Additionally, we meet at Jilly’s Cafe, 181 Margaret Street, Toowoomba at 6:00 pm on the 1st, 3rd (and 5th) Tuesday of each Month. These nights are for our micro skills presentations, developing one small area of photography’s skillsets.

About us

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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Jan
28
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Christmas
Feb
11
Tue
6:00 pm TPS Competition Night and AGM @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night and AGM @ DeMolay House
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Set Subject: Looking Down The image must be taken so as to show a scene which lies below the photographer. The height from which the image is taken is immaterial. Judge: Tryg Helander AAPS PSQA[...]
Feb
25
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Weather
Mar
10
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Action This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilities are infinite but as long as the main thrust of[...]
Mar
24
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Water
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Welcome to Toowoomba Photographic Society

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.

To join our club please follow the instructions at About the Club.  Additional information about the club can also be found here.

About our Club Our newsletter - Cable Release

by MyPhotoClub Colin, May 31, 2017 Share:

Critique Corner

The Critique Corner aims to help members to fine-tune potential entries by gaining feedback from other members before the image is entered into a competition. 

All members, regardless of experience are encouraged to upload images and make comments on images.  The aim is to help each other to develop both your image capture and processing skills, and to take the judges’ point of view when assessing an image. There are no grades within this activity.

Each member can upload one image.  Once uploaded you can use this image in an upcoming competition.  You can remove the image and replace it with another image whenever you choose.

The critique corner is accessible from the Members page (use the grey Members button) as shown below:

This is a new MyPhotoClub feature so feedback to colin@myphotoclub.com.au is welcome. All members are subscribed to receive a once a day notification message when new images are submitted. Go to the Critique Corner to unsubscribe.

More information, including a video, is on the Critique Corner page.

Critique Corner demo video – Please watch this video on how to use this feature.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgITBx_uuMs

Kind regards

Colin Woods

e:  colin@myphotoclub.com.au 

m: 0419 624 347

w: myphotoclub.com.au

by Geoff Adams, January 21, 2020 Share:

Your chance to cast a cast a vote on your favourite image.

Our site has the option of allowing members to vote on their favourite image from a competition. To see if you are interested in getting right what a judge may have got wrong, I have opened up the January competition to voting.

You get 1 vote only for your favourite image. Before next competition night on Feb 11, I will remove the voting option, tally up the votes, and we can announce the Member’s Choice. If members show interest in voting for the Member’s Choice award, we can do it as a regular thing, and perhaps give a small certificate like the gold and silver award cards.

Go on, you know you want to. Get right what the judges get wrong and cast your vote today. Just go into the member’s area and vote.

by Geoff Adams, January 21, 2020 Share:

Image Challenge changes

Previously images for the Image Challenge held on Skills Nights were sent by email to Graham Harris. If you have already sent images to Graham, I can find these.

If you haven’t yet sent images, please go to the website and enter the Image Challenge competition for January. This is just the same as entering a club competition. You will find the same 3 sections as for previous Image Challenges – the image challenge theme (Christmas for January), favourites and field days. You can enter 5 images for each section, 15 in total as previously.

Cut-off date is Friday January 24, and the cut-off date for all future image challenges will be the Friday of the 3rd week before the 4th Tuesday when Skills Nights and image challenges are held.

I apologise for any confusion this may cause during the transition period, but putting the image challenges onto our Myphotoclub site was a change that was always intended.

by Geoff Adams, January 20, 2020 Share:

Tuesday Night – Jilly’s Cafe 6pm

Tuesday Night – Jilly’s 6pm

Tripods: Types, usage

Tripod Heads & Alternatives

There will be no handout that night, but please look at the lesson plan below.

by Tryg Helander, January 19, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in January 2020

There were 36 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in January 2020

Silk Road cultural show Dunhuang
Geoff Adams – Gold
A Grade Open Digital

The points of things.
Robert Fox – Gold
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Graceful Tree Frog
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Digital

The waterfront
Geoff Adams – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Survival
Dean Mengel – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Rebel
Jason Wheeler – Silver
B Grade Open Digital

Play misty for me.
Stewart Dorman – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Guyra Nightscape
John Stewart – Silver
Salon Grade Open Print

HardLabour
Janine Waters – Silver
Salon Grade Open Digital

Parterre garden
Peter Granfield – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Digital

Dust Dump
Robert Brown – Bronze
A Grade Open Print

Street Companions
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Digital

The painter of Crail_Scotland
Barry Whisson – Bronze
A Grade Open Digital

Tami 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Digital

BULLSEYE Mate
Tim Dunn – Bronze
A Grade Open Digital

No Smoochies From You Thanks
Nicola Lancaster – Bronze
A Grade Open Digital

Shaped for Speed
Dean Mengel – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Liliac breasted Roller
Terry O’Brien – Bronze
B Grade Open Digital

River Sunset
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade Open Digital

Fault
Jason Wheeler – Bronze
B Grade Open Digital

Twisted points.
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Plugs
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Trouble Twice
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Blue zoom
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Bubbles
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Hot Air Ballooning
Cheryl Bellette – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Indiana Steampunk
Leslie Rook – Bronze
B Grade Field Day Digital

A Hi set Queeenslander
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Print

Pavilion sunbeams
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Print

Restaurant Reflections
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Print

Man From Mars
Graham Burstow – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Print

Our pride rock
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Digital

GirlsWheatHarvest
Janine Waters – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Digital

LunchTime
Janine Waters – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Digital

Creation of woman
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Digital

Cyclists
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Digital

by Geoff Adams, January 17, 2020 Share:

Changes to Skills Night

The first Skills Night for the year will be at De Molay House on Tuesday Jan 28. The theme is “Forced Perspective” ahead of a field day on that topic to be held in February.

The Image Challenge is “Christmas”. You may enter 5 images on this topic, 5 on field days and 5 for favourites as previously. Graham Harris is stepping down from his roles in TPS due to illness, and all of us thank him for his many years of hard work and service to our club. If you haven’t already sent images to Graham, please send to Geoff Adams at koolkatquilting@bigpond.com by FRIDAY 24th.

Geoff is not as proficient with a/v software as Graham, and would appreciate the weekend before each Skills Night to prepare the Image Challenge presentation.

by Geoff Adams, January 15, 2020 Share:

Jilly’s Cafe Microskills Night

The first Jilly’s Cafe meeting for 2020 will be next Tuesday Jan 21st at 6pm. The topic will be “Holding the camera steady – from hand-held to tripod”, and will be presented by Tryg Helander. Jilly’s is at 181 Margaret Street, gold coin for notes.

by Geoff Adams, January 15, 2020 Share:

Alice Black – January 2020.

To perpetuate the memory of our late member Alice Black, the club has introduced the ‘Alice Black Memorial Trophy’ to be contested each year on a perpetual basis.

At each month’s Aggregate Competition the judge will select an image from all those entered as the monthly Alice Black Image – they will use their own criteria to select the image regardless of the score given.  All images submitted in the Aggregate Competition have the potential to become a possible winner of the Trophy as there is no restriction on the grade of the entrant or the medium in which the image is presented.

The Silk Road at Dunhuang by Geoff Adams.

For January 2020 the Alice Black has been awarded to Geoff Adams for his image “The Silk Road at Dunhuang”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Open Digital section.

by Geoff Adams, January 15, 2020 Share:

2020 AGM Notice

Our required 2020 AGM will be on:

11 Feb – 6pm DeMolay House

Our normal competition night will follow.

by Tryg Helander, January 13, 2020 Share:

Note Well….Change of location for Tuesday Meeting

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Tuesday’s Competition Meeting will be held at The Vision Community Church, 45 Jones Street Harlaxton (just near the Aldi supermarket). The meeting will start, as normal, at 7pm.

Please be on the early side. You can see the church at the top left of the map. The turn onto Jones street is from Ruthven, just after the Northpoint Shopping Centre, when travelling North, or at the lights opposite the Harlaxton State School, travelling South.

by Tryg Helander, January 10, 2020 Share: