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 using Zoom 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.

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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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Aug
23
Tue
7:00 pm Skills Night @ Demolay
Skills Night @ Demolay
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet at Demolay for a hands on approach to photography training.
Aug
30
Tue
7:00 pm Microskills – Zoom
Microskills – Zoom
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom details: https://zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=R0F0cjVHdndTWldtTytEbmZZNkkvUT09 Meeting ID: 585 796 0052 Passcode: q8X1Yw
Sep
6
Tue
7:00 pm Microskills – Zoom
Microskills – Zoom
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom details: https://zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=R0F0cjVHdndTWldtTytEbmZZNkkvUT09 Meeting ID: 585 796 0052 Passcode: q8X1Yw
Sep
20
Tue
7:00 pm Microskills – Zoom
Microskills – Zoom
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom details: https://zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=R0F0cjVHdndTWldtTytEbmZZNkkvUT09 Meeting ID: 585 796 0052 Passcode: q8X1Yw
Recent Posts Archives

Welcome to Toowoomba Photographic Society

Celebrating Over 115 years of local Toowoomba photography

This is the Toowoomba Photographic Society’s competition website. 
If you are looking for more information, or are planning to become a member, please head over to our other website for more information.
http://tpsi.org.au

by MyPhotoClub Colin, May 31, 2017

Members Update 16/08/2022

There are several updates for members – please read all sections below

Please be advised that there is NO meeting tonight as we are hosting the Pride and Prejudice night at the Repertory Theatre. If you have purchased tickets we will see you there. The doors open at 7:00PM with the event starting at 7:30PM. Tickets are still available!
Tickets are $25 each.
Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here:
https://tpsi.org.au/store/repertory-theatre-tickets-16th-august/

Graham Burstow

With the recent passing of Graham Burstow the Committee met last night and have agreed to bring in the “Graham Burstow Award – “Judges Choice Mono Image of the month”.
Both print and digital will be eligible to receive this award, it will be chosen by the Judge of that month similar to the Alice Black Award, the Alice Black Award will change slightly to become the “Judges Choice – Colour Image of the month”.
The Graham Burstow Award will commence immediately to include images entered into the “Disappearing Technologies” set subject and beyond, however they will NOT currently attract points to your pointscores, once the 2023 competition starts then the Graham Burstow award will attract a further 2 points as will the Alice Black.

Skills Night – 23/08/2022

We will be doing a night sky & light painting skills night on the 23/08/2022.
A short run through of night sky and light painting photography will happen at DeMolay and we will then move from there to do some practical light painting practice.
More details about what to bring closer to the date.

Field Day August

DATE: 27 August 2022
TIME: Starting at 4PM
Where: Jondaryan Woolshed
264 Jondaryan Evanslea Rd, Jondaryan QLD 4403
Price: $10 to cover entry fee – Please pay here, or speak to Val Shield at DeMolay
https://tpsi.org.au/store/astro-field-day/

Weather permitting, we are heading to the Jondaryan Woolshed. We are meeting around 4PM so that members can walk around with some light and look at locations and pick an area where they will be photographing.
Once the sun goes down the fun begins. Blue hour silhouettes could be an option or wait a bit longer for the stars to come out.

As time goes on the Milky Way will present itself and be photographable above your chosen subject, from around 7:30pm onwards (depending on width of your lens etc).

Light paint a shed, tractor, tree – the choice is yours.

Alternatively, face your camera towards the south to get circular star trails and compose it with your subject to make it look like its being sucked up into space.

This is a night members do not want to miss!

Focus Stacking

We are seeking a volunteer from the members to do a talk and demonstration on how to use the “focus stacking” technique.
If you feel you have the skills in this area please contact the committee discuss further on committee@tpsi.org.au

Members Shirts

Order your member shirts here:
https://tpsi.org.au/store/members-shirts/

Volunteers Required

  • Member Run Skills Nights
  • Heritage Bank Comp Image Framing
  • Constitution and By-Law update – Working Party
  • Facebook Group Moderator
  • Field Day Co-Ordinator
  • Junior and Non-Graded Planning Working Party
  • Social Media Co-ordinator

Register here: https://tpsi.org.au/volunteers/

Need help saving images for comp?

See the instructions here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/saving-images-updated-2022/

Want to enter a Print into the Comps?

See here for instructions:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/entering-prints-to-tps/

Equipment for sale:

Do you have equipment you wish to sell, or looking for something to buy?
You can now put them up for sale using our online forum:
https://tpsi.org.au/community/for-sale/

by Travis Lord, August 16, 2022

Graham Burstow

It is with our greatest regrets, that the members and friends of the Toowoomba Photographic Society must announce the passing of our club patron, master photographer and friend to many in our domain.

Graham Burstow OAM FPSQ FAPS FRPS FPSA EFIAP HAFB HFAPS PSQA, has passed away amongst his family in Toowoomba.

Graham joined the Toowoomba Photographic Society in the 1950’s and remained a member until his passing.

A Foundation Member of the Australian Photographic Society, member, President and finally Patron of TPS, Graham’s contributions were not limited to photography alone.

Graham was a part of many Toowoomba organisations; including Choral singing.

An eloquent, thoughtful and fun loving gentleman to the end, we love and respect what Graham contributed as a Judge and educator in amateur photography circles.

Your legacy not only lives on; in the many wonderful books and publications, but also in the hearts, minds and collective knowledge you’ve given.

We, the Toowoomba Photographic Society Committee and Members (both past and present) send our condolences to Grahams Family in this time.

Vale Graham Burstow OAM

Photo provided by Mick Jones Photography

by Travis Lord, August 14, 2022

2022 Australian Photographic Society CUP

As mentioned last night. The Toowoomba Photographic Society entered into the Australian Photographic Society’s annual “Cup” competition.

In 2021 we placed 35th alongside 3 other clubs on 316 points.
This year we placed 23rd alongside 4 other clubs on 329 points.

I am extremely proud of our members images that we entered, it’s fantastic to see an improvement in our placing.

A Special mention to Andrew Raguse for one of his images being selected as a representative of Australia competing in the 4 nations with Australia going up against The Photographic Society of South Africa, the Canadian Association for Photographic Art and the Photographic Society of New Zealand.

You can find the full catalogue of the 2022 APS Cup images here:
https://apsauscup.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/168/myphotoclub/pdfs/2022%20APS%20Australian%20Cup-catalog.pdf

by Travis Lord, August 10, 2022

Results for competitions in August 2022

There were 71 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Never too old
Jason Wheeler – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Sunset Stroll at Low Tide
Roberta Edwards – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

The Sea
Nicola Lancaster – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Steam
Dennis Dowling – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Kids Play
Jasmin Lord – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Im Keeping one Eye on you
Kym Stewart – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

The Land is Cracked and Sore
Pete McDonald – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Moeraki Wash
Sandra Neill – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Somersby Falls after rain
John Stewart – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Letters from the past.
Robert Fox – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

All quiet in the Harbour _
Robert Fox – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Serenity
Janine Waters – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Little gum nut baby
Sara Hedley – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Wake Design
Sandra Neill – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Water Play
Belinda Kranz – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Mono

Silver Shadow
Kym Stewart – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Mono

Sunflower Venetian Mask
Belinda Kranz – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Creative

Shared Spaces
Margaret Kebble – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Creative

Catching The Right Moment
Dianne Horrocks – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Tea-oppled
Veronica Sorley – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Safe Harbour Tenby
Val Shield – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Seagull Not on a Stick
Dennis Dowling – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Indian 4 Show Shine
Tim Dunn – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Atkinsons Dam Golden Hour
Tim Dunn – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Golden Rays for Fishermen
Margaret Kebble – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Water galore_Stirling Falls NZ
Barry Whisson – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

You are never too old
Bruce Tame – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Busted
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Lifes Blood
Anthony Harrison – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Off a Duck’s Back
Dean Mengel – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Water released
Val Shield – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

St George Buckinbah Weir
Jan Collings – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Muddy Dirt Drags
Nicola Lancaster – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

underpass underwater
Kim Kuhnemann – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Bearded Dragon
Terry O’Brien – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Green Tree Frog
Terry O’Brien – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Out Standing
Charlotte Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

abstract rainy day view
iris Castle – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

kookaburra serenade
iris Castle – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Dagg Falls after a heavy rain event
Peter Allison – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

One Splash
Evan Williams – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Exhilaration On The Wave
Dennis Clark – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Do I have to park here?
Dennis Clark – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Smashing on Camel Rock
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Light colour and patterns
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

The Last Splash!
Jasmine Warner – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Water Stairs
Vivienne Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Pondering
Robert Edser – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

A drop of purple
Robert Edser – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Water Bubbles
Cheryl Bellette – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Like a Duck to Water
Cheryl Bellette – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

White Water at dusk
Pete McDonald – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Field of Gold
John Stewart – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade Open Colour

Approaching the Falls
Allan Rosser – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

The Joys of Sailing
Allan Rosser – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Eye am watching you
Andrew Raguse – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Sedge Frog
Andrew Raguse – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

TogetherAsOne
Janine Waters – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

UP-4-IT
Travis Lord – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Moreton Bay
Pierre Boudib – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Reflected
Travis Lord – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

not impressed x2
Sara Hedley – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Water Hazard
Graham Burstow – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Waters Edge
Graham Burstow – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Keeping Ahead
Richard Wyton – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Infrared Everglades
Jan Collings – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

A man and his dog
Jason Wheeler – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Mono

Brick Lane
Kim Kuhnemann – Merit
PRINT A Grade Open Mono

Calm vs Clarity
Jasmine Warner – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Mono

Movement of water
Gracie Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Creative

Solid Liquid Gas
Roberta Edwards – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Creative

by Travis Lord, August 9, 2022

Judging Night 09/08/2022 @ DeMolay – 7PM

Our first night with only TWO images per member, Roberta will be Judging the set subject of “Water”.

DATE: 09/08/2022
TIME: 7:00PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99285901931?pwd=L2pCbitxWGdZSGx1YXBSQTZTMElsZz09

Meeting ID: 992 8590 1931
Passcode: q8X1Yw

Images for Set Subject “Disappearing Technologies” Due 11:59PM 09/08/2022

Please note the definition change to:
Disappearing technology relates to practical items that were once in daily use but are now largely obsolete. The image must feature an invention that is now discontinued or obsolete. Examples include but not limited to: typewriters are now not commonplace. Corded home telephones, mangle washing tubs, CRT Television, VCRs

REMINDER – Pride and Prejudice Night 16th of August

The reparatory theatre is holding a Pride and Prejudice night, on the 16th of August Toowoomba Photographic Society is hosting the night and all profits made go toward the general running of the society.

This is a fantastic way to help the overall budget. Invite along your friends, co-workers and the such to a fantastic night out.

Tickets are $25 each.

Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here:
https://tpsi.org.au/store/repertory-theatre-tickets-16th-august/

Field Day

DATE: 27 August 2022
TIME: Starting at 4PM
Where: Jondaryan Woolshed
264 Jondaryan Evanslea Rd, Jondaryan QLD 4403
Price: $10 to cover entry fee – Please pay here, or speak to Val Shield at DeMolay
https://tpsi.org.au/store/astro-field-day/

Weather permitting, we are heading to the Jondaryan Woolshed. We are meeting around 4PM so that members can walk around with some light and look at locations and pick an area where they will be photographing.
Once the sun goes down the fun begins. Blue hour silhouettes could be an option or wait a bit longer for the stars to come out.

As time goes on the Milky Way will present itself and be photographable above your chosen subject, from around 7:30pm onwards (depending on width of your lens etc).

Light paint a shed, tractor, tree – the choice is yours.

Alternatively, face your camera towards the south to get circular star trails and compose it with your subject to make it look like its being sucked up into space.

This is a night members do not want to miss!

Members Shirts

Order your member shirts here:

https://tpsi.org.au/store/members-shirts/

Volunteers Required

  • Member Run Skills Nights
  • Heritage Bank Comp Image Framing
  • Constitution and By-Law update – Working Party
  • Facebook Group Moderator
  • Field Day Co-Ordinator
  • Junior and Non-Graded Planning Working Party
  • Social Media Co-ordinator

Register here: https://tpsi.org.au/volunteers/

Need help saving images for comp?

See the instructions here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/saving-images-updated-2022/

Want to enter a Print into the Comps?

See here for instructions:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/entering-prints-to-tps/

by Travis Lord, August 8, 2022

Microskills Tonight 2/08/2022 On Zoom 7PM Astro and Light Painting

To help prepare for our upcoming field day (details will be below). We will have a Zoom Microskills session to go over Astro and light painting.

If you are planning to come to the field day on the 27th of August please fill in the below form:
https://tpsi.org.au/astrophotography-night/

Microskills Date: 02/08/2022
TIME: 7:00PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99285901931?pwd=L2pCbitxWGdZSGx1YXBSQTZTMElsZz09

Meeting ID: 992 8590 1931
Passcode: q8X1Yw

You can download the slides here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2022/08/2022-Astro-Light-Painting.pdf

REMINDER – Pride and Prejudice Night 16th of August

The reparatory theatre is holding a Pride and Prejudice night, on the 16th of August Toowoomba Photographic Society is hosting the night and all profits made go toward the general running of the society.

This is a fantastic way to help the overall budget. Invite along your friends, co-workers and the such to a fantastic night out.

Tickets are $25 each.

Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here: https://tpsi.org.au/store/

You can also use Facebook to share details of the event to Friends, Family, Co-Workers and the like.
https://www.facebook.com/ToowombaPhotographicSociety/posts/pfbid02BUR5N16myhSzmoMxXXiVXgTrTkDH8ySYkcBE6geHYem6tCEWQwAeu6rrtBiSbfN5l

Field Day

DATE: 27 August 2022
TIME: Starting at 4PM
Where: Jondaryn Woolshed
264 Jondaryan Evanslea Rd, Jondaryan QLD 4403
Price: $10 to cover entry fee

Weather permitting, we are heading to the Jondaryn Woolshed. We are meeting around 4PM so that members can walk around with some light and look at locations and pick an area where they will be photographing.
Once the sun goes down the fun begins. Blue hour silhouettes could be an option or wait a bit longer for the stars to come out.

As time goes on the Milky Way will present itself and be photographable above your chosen subject, from around 7:30pm onwards (depending on width of your lens etc).

Light paint a shed, tractor, tree – the choice is yours.

Alternatively, face your camera towards the south to get circular star trails and compose it with your subject to make it look like its being sucked up into space.

This is a night members do not want to miss!

by Travis Lord, August 2, 2022

Pride & Prejudice Fundraiser

The reparatory theatre is holding a Pride and Prejudice night, on the 16th of August Toowoomba Photographic Society is hosting the night and all profits made go toward the general running of the society.

This is a fantastic way to help the overall budget. Invite along your friends, co-workers and the such to a fantastic night out.

Tickets are $25 each.

Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here: https://tpsi.org.au/store/

You can also use Facebook to share details of the event to Friends, Family, Co-Workers and the like.
https://www.facebook.com/ToowombaPhotographicSociety/posts/pfbid02BUR5N16myhSzmoMxXXiVXgTrTkDH8ySYkcBE6geHYem6tCEWQwAeu6rrtBiSbfN5l

by Travis Lord, August 1, 2022

Microskills 02/08/2022 – Astro & Light Painting Photography

To help prepare for our upcoming field day (details will be below). We will have a Zoom Microskills session to go over Astro and light painting.

If you are planning to come to the field day on the 27th of August please fill in the below form:
https://tpsi.org.au/astrophotography-night/

Microskills Date: 02/08/2022
TIME: 7:00PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99285901931?pwd=L2pCbitxWGdZSGx1YXBSQTZTMElsZz09

Meeting ID: 992 8590 1931
Passcode: q8X1Yw

Field Day

DATE: 27 August 2022
TIME: Starting at 4PM
Where: Jondaryn Woolshed
264 Jondaryan Evanslea Rd, Jondaryan QLD 4403
Price: $10 to cover entry fee

Weather permitting, we are heading to the Jondaryn Woolshed. We are meeting around 4PM so that members can walk around with some light and look at locations and pick an area where they will be photographing.
Once the sun goes down the fun begins. Blue hour silhouettes could be an option or wait a bit longer for the stars to come out.

As time goes on the Milky Way will present itself and be photographable above your chosen subject, from around 7:30pm onwards (depending on width of your lens etc).

Light paint a shed, tractor, tree – the choice is yours.

Alternatively, face your camera towards the south to get circular star trails and compose it with your subject to make it look like its being sucked up into space.

This is a night members do not want to miss!

by Travis Lord, August 1, 2022

Volunteers Required

As at the General Meeting 26/07 – we are seeking volunteers for the following:

  • Member Run Skills Nights
  • Heritage Bank Comp Image Framing
  • Constitution and By-Law update – Working Party
  • Facebook Group Moderator
  • Field Day Co-Ordinator
  • Junior and Non-Graded Planning Working Party
  • Social Media Co-ordinator

If you wish to volunteer – please fill in the following form so that we can contact you.

https://tpsi.org.au/volunteers/

by Travis Lord, July 28, 2022

Saving Images – Updated 2022

Hi All,

As mentioned recently in a Zoom meeting, the competitions no longer have a maximum image dimension restriction as long as the image is under 5MB in Size.

We have updated the instruction on saving images so that you get the best quality image to fit the latest setting.

When you login to MyPhotoClub click on Club Information – go to Photography Training Notes and then you can open up the file.

You may also open the file using the following link:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2022/07/2022-TPS-Recommendations-Saving-Images-for-5MB.pdf

by Travis Lord, July 28, 2022