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.
Graham Harris CF FAPS AFIAP GPU CR-2 QPSA PSQA will present a retrospective on his photographic journey on the 25th February 2020.
Graham has been photographing since his early years growing up on various properties throughout New South Wales. He continued this passion in his working life with the Department of Primary Industries in Queensland and with a young family at Inglewood, Monto and Biloela.
In 2004 he joined the Toowoomba Photographic Society and stared entering our local aggregate competition. In 2007 he entered his first National Photographic competition and 2009 started entering International Salons, gaining some success with acceptances which has enabled him to obtain photographic honours with the following organisations:
- Australian Photographic Society (APS)
- Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP)
- Global Photographic Union (GPU)
- Photographic Society of America (PSA)
In his presentation Graham will reflect on his photographic journey and provide an overview of his experience with entering photos into competition. He will show examples of his successful images, and also those that have not been as successful in gaining acceptances. He will demonstrate the post-processing used to make the most of the images he captures and enters into competition.
The topic will be camera lenses presented by Tryg Helander. 6pm start.
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.
Due to inclement weather (how long since anyone wrote those words in Toowoomba!), today’s Forced Perspective field day and BBQ is cancelled.
Don’t forget the AGM and competition next Tuesday at De Molay House and the early 6pm start. See you all there!
Graham Burstow’s fourth book of his photographs, “Closer”, will be launched on Friday March 27.
TPS member and judge Gérard Saide will speak at the launch to be held at Cobb and Co starting 6pm.
Graham’s latest work is a personal survey of his 73 years in photography.
Comprising 142 A4 pages, “Closer” will be a must-have addition in the collection of photographers and anyone else with an artistic appreciation.
We all recognise Graham’s ‘Dorothea Lange’ shot on the cover, and I for one, can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and see what’s inside.
Book launch “Closer”, by Graham Burstow
Date: Friday March 27
Place: Cobb and Co.
All welcome, no RSVP required.
Weather permitting, we will hold a field day and BBQ at Picnic Point this Saturday.
The theme will be Forced Perspective, and the meeting point is the flag pole near the main entrance at 3pm.
The BBQ will be held at a place to be decided, but probably in the lower area past the main entrance and park. BYO your eats, TPS will have some cold softdrinks available.
Tuesday April 28 De Molay House, 90 Margaret Street.
Click on the link below for details.
Who started as a painter, was part of a menage-a-trois, nearly died of fever and a broken heart in West Africa, then returned home to found a leading movement in photography?
Find out decisively next Tuesday at Jilly’s Cafe, Margaret Street starting 6pm.
The AGM is scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday 11th February. Please have all forms to the Secretary prior to the meeting’s commencement.
Please bring your camera and flash tomorrow night for Skills Night.
We will be discussing a shooting technique ’Forced Perspective’.