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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TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
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Set Subject: Dominant Colour The key colour is the main colour in an image. Often, the key colour in an image is that which is the most dominant. Allowing one colour to dominate can lead[...]
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
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Image Challenge: Forced Perspective
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TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
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Set Subject: Architecture This includes buildings or structures, interior or exterior, and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details.  It includes industrial, bridges, historical sites, buildings, interiors. Judge: Geoff Adams
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
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Image Challenge: In the Sky
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7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
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Set Subject: At Night Ideally this set subject encompasses any image taken at night – the aim is to illustrate some aspect of that time when we are in darkness – after the sun as[...]
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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:

TPS awards and pointscore workshop

The purpose of this post is to advise members of the process that is about to be undertaken and as a reminder to participants. This is a closed workshop aimed at deriving proposals to put to members for consideration later this year, in time for the new competition year in 2021.

Some background. Members will be aware that the competition year changed from a mid-year to mid-year to January to December each year. This was to bring TPS in line with the majority of clubs, and to assist in obtaining external judges.

This has been largely successful: the aim of having a ratio of internal:external judges for TPS of 50:50 gives members exposure to other styles of judging. It became apparent this year that the results from external judges were significantly different from those of TPS judges, which affected point scores in particular.

Initially the TPS committee considered changing the wording of our awards system and possibly altering point scores to overcome apparent communication difficulties with non TPS judges. After further consideration and wider discussion, it was decided that TPS should conduct a full review of our existing system. This does necessarily mean a totally new system – that will depend on what workshop participants recommend, and what members approve when the recommendations are put to members for voting – but this is now a possibility rather than just modifying the existing system.

Below is a link to the workshop outline, so that you can see the process being undertaken.

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/08/TPS-Awards-and-pointscore-review-workshop.pdf

by Geoff Adams, August 2, 2020 Share:

August Cable Release

Th august edition of Cable Release is now available via the link below. Please note the details of the planned outing at Steel Rudd Park on August 9.

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/08/2020-August-Cable-Release.pdf

by Geoff Adams, August 1, 2020 Share:

Skills Night

Tonight’s Skills Night presentation is on HDR creation and retouching problematic RAW imagery.

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane

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by Tryg Helander, July 28, 2020 Share:

Alice Black Award July 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.

This month’s winner is St Leo’s Church Fire by Jason Wheeler.

by Geoff Adams, July 26, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in July 2020

There were 63 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 2020

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Just holding on
Andrew Raguse – Gold
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Pardalote
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Gold
B Grade Open Colour Digital

St Leo’s Church Fire
Jason Wheeler – Gold
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Lined to the end
Veronica Sorley – Gold
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

time for marshmallows
Sara Hedley – Gold
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Before the March
John Stewart – Gold
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

The Snow Caps
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Silver throated Tanager
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

At the Lookout.
Robert Fox – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

watch this
iris castle – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

fringe festival 2
Dianne Horrocks – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Morning Glory
Stewart Dorman – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Rolling fire
Jason Wheeler – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Autumn Harvest
Kim Kuhnemann – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

I will survive.
Stewart Dorman – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Alone at Last
Cheryl Bellette – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Moonrise
Janine Waters – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Francis
Michael Jones – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Lightplay
Sandra Neill – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Fabian Coulthard
Michael Jones – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Reluctant Rehearsals
Michael Jones – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Waikiki boards
Peter Granfield – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Colour run
Jenny Graff – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

The Biker
Jan Collings – Silver
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Selfie with Celebrity
Nicola Lancaster – Silver
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Fashions on the Field
Nicola Lancaster – Silver
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Wren
Sandy Adsett – Silver
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Cathredral Beams
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Golden Petals
Pierre Boudib – Silver
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

jared
Sara Hedley – Silver
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Spikey
Sandra Neill – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Country Lines
John Stewart – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Eastern sedgefrog 03
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Ready to march 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Ostracized
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Convergence
Jo Christensen – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Queensferry Crossing, Scotland
Richard Wyton – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Baby Bandicoot Snuggles
Judith Gray – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Eastern Spinebill
Margaret Midkiff – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Blowing in the wind.
Stewart Dorman – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Nuts About Nuts
Kim Kuhnemann – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Rusted Not Busted
Kim Kuhnemann – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Blues and Bars
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Under the Boardwalk
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Queesferry Bridges
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

An Evening Stroll
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Orange Hallway
Evan Williams – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Sinister Surfer
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Tottering
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Another World
Janine Waters – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Roadkill
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lines Shapes and Shadows
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Boggo Road Gaol
Sandra Neill – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Walls and corners
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lit Lines
Veronica Sorley – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Are we going?
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Lines of Minis
Nicola Lancaster – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Fan
Darren Wright – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Cranes
Graham Burstow – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

The Critic
Graham Burstow – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

deep in thought
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

In Sync
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Angles and lines
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

by Margaret Kebble, July 15, 2020 Share:

Competition Night Tuesday next.

Val Shield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Jul 14, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane

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by Geoff Adams, July 10, 2020 Share:

Australian Cup – TPS entered this competition.

The judging for the 2020 Australian Cup has been finalized and the committee is ready to announce the winners!

You and your club members are invited to attend a special awards night via ZOOM on Friday 24th July 7pm EST to be there when we unveil the 2020 Australian Cup winner along with all the other awards. The battle was fierce this year and the judges had a difficult task in choosing the winners and you’ll see those top images during night. 

When 

Friday Jul 24, 2020 at 6.45pm for a 7pm EST start

It is suggested that you register and download the (small) zoom install prior to the start of the meeting.
You will need
Speakers and a microphone. 
Ones built into your laptop will be ok if you have a quiet place to do the session but headsets with a mic will be better.
Zoom works on Windows or Mac, and can also work on tablet or mobile phone (with the zoom app installed).

Zoom Registration and Install
*For security purposes please ensure you use the correct link to visit the Zoom website when you register. https://www.zoom.us/
(A number of fake sites have sprung up due to Zoom’s increased popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, these sites can pose a security threat to your computer) 


Invitation 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jul 24, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane (EST) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-irrDMtEtHbFLVCWzyF1LXs2bgcUitE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

During the Meeting

Use the MUTE button throughout the meeting. When you want to say something to the group(ask questions), PRESS THE SPACEBAR while you speak. When you release the spacebar, it will mute again. (Using the mute button in the Zoom video window).


This is important so that noise…phone calls, background noise, mic feedback…doesn’t distract the speaker. 


We look forward to SEEING you on the 24th!

Margaret O’Grady EFIAP/s GMAPS SAPS PSQA 

On behalf of the Australian Cup Sub-Committee

Australian Photographic Society  

Mob: 0411118079

P.S.

Trouble Shooting Tips.

ZOOM REGISTRATION
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Check your ‘Junk Mail’ / registration email spelling if you don’t receive the confirmation.

Troubleshooting Zoom Issues
Joining this Awards Evening will require Zoom authentication. This means attendees
must log in / be logged into Zoom in order to join the meeting.


What to do if you have trouble entering the meeting;
1. Close all browsers and Zoom Windows
2. Open a new web browser window, go to www.zoom.us
3. Log in to your zoom account (Do not use the meeting password) You need to use your ZOOM account password
4. After you’ve logged in click on the Meeting Link to enter the Meeting.

*If you didn’t write down or save your Zoom account password, then ‘reset’ your zoom account
password.

During the Meeting
The host will MUTE participants throughout the meeting.
We need this to happen so that noise .. phone calls, background noise, mic feedback etc doesn’t distract others.
Sometimes noise occurs that the member isn’t aware they’re making.


There will be time for Questions and Chat at the end of the presentation.
The host will allow you to unmute. When you want to say something, PRESS THE SPACEBAR while you speak.
When you release the spacebar, it will mute again.
If the host mutes you, it will be because your profile is transmitting background noise. Do not un-mute
yourself if this occurs (unless you are speaking).

FAQ
When I registered with Zoom it told me I only have 40mins free
That is only relevant when YOU host a zoom meeting using your free account. In this case Australian Photographic Society
is hosting the meeting and there will not be a time limit.


My Internet keeps dropping out when I’m in a zoom meeting
– Try to connect via a wired connection.
– Try bringing your computer or mobile device closer to the wifi router or access point in your home / office.
– Turn off or limit bandwidth-hogging apps / software
– Mute your audio when you’re not speaking
– Turn off ‘Virtual background’ wallpaper
– Turn off your video

by Geoff Adams, July 8, 2020 Share:

Tuesday Microskills Zoom session – Luminosity and Contrast setting moods using Lightroom.

Luminosity and Contrast setting moods using Lightroom.

Presenter: Margaret Kebble

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Jul 7, 2020 06:00 PM Brisbane

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by Geoff Adams, July 6, 2020 Share:

July Cable Release

Now available here

July 2020

by Geoff Adams, July 1, 2020 Share:

Lighting Ratios for Portraiture – Zoom meeting 6 pm tonight

Tonight’s Microskills session – Lighting ratios for portraiture.

Val Shield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Jun 30, 2020 06:00 PM Brisbane

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by Geoff Adams, June 30, 2020 Share: