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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.

We meet at DeMolay House, 90 Margaret Street, Toowoomba at 7:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

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

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APS Honours – Time is now!

January is rolling up quick for those who would like to try for honours…

You will need to join the APS, $80 per annum and have either 12-14 images for Licentiate or 20-25 for Associate. The Panel entry fee is extra.

At this stage, I am hoping to get three judges (who have Associate honours) to view entries for members.

Each will pick out either 12 or 25 images, copy them into a folder from the originals submitted.

This will give the submitter an idea how’d they might go in achieving said honours. Ultimately it’s your decision.

Please start curating your entries.

Coffee Catch-Up – 4 December

Don’t forget that tomorrow night is our next Coffee Catch-Up at Jilly’s on Margaret Street, 6-7pm. We will be covering ‘Bracketing’, and the advantages of doing this.

Please remember it’s a gold-coin donation for printed materials and the purchase of a beverage and/or cake to come along.

Bracketing is one of those skills which can really propel your photographic journey. Please consider coming along.

Skills Night – Tuesday 27th November 7pm – Shiny Christmas Ornaments

Don’t forget your cameras and flashes/speedlights and shiny Christmas ornaments for tomorrow night’s Skills Night. We will be photographing these reflective ornaments to show how to deal with specular highlights and reflective return.
 
If you have a festive tablecloth and ornaments to make a small scene, this will work well. See you tomorrow!

Coffee Catch-Up and Micro Skills Tuesday Nights @ Jilly’s Cafe, Margaret Street

These are the anticipated dates in our series of micro skills on coffee catch-up nights. 
 
1. White Balance – Done
2. Metering Modes – Done
3. Bracketing – 4 December 2018
4. Shutter Priority and Shutter Effects – 15 January 2019
5. Aperture Priority and Effects – 29 January 2019
6. Stitching Panoramas – 5 February 2019
7. Speedlight/Flash Use – 19 February 2019
8. Lighting Setups – 5 March 2019
9. Low Key and High Key Lighting – 19 March 2019
10. Panning – 2 April 2019
11. Night Sky/Astro Photography – 16 April 2019
12. Action Sports Photography – 30 April 2019
13. Model Posing – 7 May 2019
14. Abstract Photography – 21 May 2019
15. Composition Guidelines – 4 June 2019
16. Lighting Effects, Smoke and Wind – 18 June 2019
17. Presets and Actions in Lightroom and Photoshop – 2 July 2019
18. Ultra Close-up and Macro – 16 July 2019

TPS Skills Night – 27 November 2018

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at 7:00pm.
For this month the Image Challenge is “Doors”.  Please send up to five images for this Challenge, together with up to five images for the Field Day and five for the Favourites to be included in the Skills Night audio-visual to me at graham_harris@westnet.com.au by 6:00pm on Monday 26th November 2018.

Alice Black Award – November 2018 – “A Wet Day in the Horse Yards” by John Stewart

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.

For November 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to John Stewart for his print “A wet day in the horse yards”.  This image was entered in the Salon Grade Mono Set Subject: “Motion” Print section.

Our judge, Allan Rosser commented “Well done, slow enough to show the drops dropping, but not slow enough for other things to blur. The progression of dark to light enhances the image.”

TPS Club Meeting – 13 November 2018

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 13th November 2018.  There have been 131 images submitted by 46 club members for our November 2018 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Allen Rosser.

The Set Subject for this month is “Motion”.

We look forward to catching up with you all this evening.

And don’t forget that entries for the December 2018 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 13th November 2018 – the set subject for this month is “Fairs, Shows, Markets”.

Coffee Catch-up Night

Don’t forget Tuesday night (6th November) is our first Coffee Catch-up at Jilly’s Cafe, 6-7pm.

Our first night will be about making sure we cover what ‘you’ want over the next year.

Each night will discover a new micro-skill, that we will learn about….them put into practice!

The first meeting of the month will introduce the micro-skill that will become our online photo competition subject! That way you learn, do, show!

This first month, we will be learning about:
White Balance

It’ll only cost you a gold coin and the purchase of a coffee/drink, or coffee and cake (Jilly’s has marvelous cakes!)

Meet you at Jilly’s, Margaret Street, just down from the Neil Street intersection. 6pm. Tuesday night.

The Prez

Coffee Catch-up Night

Don’t forget Tuesday night (6th November) is our first Coffee Catch-up at Jilly’s Cafe, 6-7pm.

Our first night will be about making sure we cover what ‘you’ want over the next year.

Each night will discover a new micro-skill, that we will learn about….them put into practice!

The first meeting of the month will introduce the micro-skill that will become our online photo competition subject! That way you learn, do, show!

This first month, we will be learning about:
White Balance

It’ll only cost you a gold coin and the purchase of a coffee/drink, or coffee and cake (Jilly’s has marvelous cakes!)

Meet you at Jilly’s, Margaret Street, just down from the Neil Street intersection. 6pm. Tuesday night.

The Prez