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We meet on Tuesdays @ 7PM; face to face meetings are held at DeMolay House – 90 Margaret St Toowoomba (Opposite Queens Park) and on-line via Zoom

Jun
22
Sat
TPS Field Day – One Day Event (Dressage and Showjumping) @ Toowoomba Showgrounds
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you intend attending this field day please click on and complete the Field Day registration form and submit.  This is required to meet our insurance obligations with PSQ. We meet at the Toowoomba Jump Club building (near the sheepdog trial area) at 9:00am for safety instructions.  All action (dressage in morning and show jumping in afternoon) is in the showground ring.  Photographs can only be taken from outside the show ring.
Jun
23
Sun
TPS Field Day – One Day Event (Cross Country) @ Toowoomba Showgrounds
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

If you intend attending this field day please click on and complete the Field Day registration form and submit.  This is required to meet our insurance obligations with PSQ.

We meet at 7:30am at the Toowoomba Jump Club building (near the sheepdog trial area) for safety instructions and directions to photography locations.

Jun
25
Tue
Speaker – John Stewart, “Nightscape Photography” @ Zoom Session
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
9
Tue
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competition Night @ DeMolay
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.

Meeting information is emailed out to members by our website.

We also try to have a field day each month. Locations will be emailed out via post from our website and you can see our planned outings on the calendar.

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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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Jun
22
Sat
9:00 am TPS Field Day – One Day Event (D... @ Toowoomba Showgrounds
TPS Field Day – One Day Event (D... @ Toowoomba Showgrounds
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you intend attending this field day please click on and complete the Field Day registration form and submit.  This is required to meet our insurance obligations with PSQ. We meet at the Toowoomba Jump[...]
Jun
23
Sun
7:30 am TPS Field Day – One Day Event (C... @ Toowoomba Showgrounds
TPS Field Day – One Day Event (C... @ Toowoomba Showgrounds
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
If you intend attending this field day please click on and complete the Field Day registration form and submit.  This is required to meet our insurance obligations with PSQ. We meet at 7:30am at the[...]
Jul
9
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.
Aug
13
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Members and friends are invited to our monthly meeting and competition night – 7pm at DeMolay House on the second Tuesday of each month.
Recent Posts Archives

Welcome to Toowoomba Photographic Society

by Grant Phillips, May 31, 2017

We are now a PSA Club Member

Toowoomba Photographic Society has signed up as an International Club member with the Photographic Society of America. We are one of 16 Australian Clubs within the South Pacific Region.

One of the benefits of membership is a monthly newsletter from our Australian Membership Director – Dr Roy Killen. I have uploaded a copy of the latest newsletter from Roy for your information. It can be downloaded by clicking on the link here.

by Graham Harris, June 21, 2024

The Digital Darkroom Series

All eight sessions of the Digital Darkroom Series presented by Margaret Kebble to date have been uploaded to the TPS YouTube Channel. These can be accessed from the Training Sessions button at the right of our TPS MyPhotoClub website,

In the most recent session (Session 8) Margaret demonstrated how to remove those annoying halos and chromatic aberrations in our images, and how to make detailed selections in our images.

It’s well worth a look if you weren’t able to join us last Tuesday evening.

by Graham Harris, June 20, 2024

The Digital Darkroom – Session 8

Tonight (19 June 2024 at 7:00pm) Margaret Kebble will present the eighth session in her Digital Darkroom series.

In this session she will be covering some helpful processing tips – getting rid of halos, removing fringing, making intricate selections using calculations, and creating adaptive presets.

If there is time we may cover some other things as well.

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Meeting ID: 585 796 0052
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by Graham Harris, June 18, 2024

Scammer Alert – Beware!

Earlier today TPS Committee members reported receiving an e-mail supposedly from Graham Harris, TPS President requesting payments to be made to a Bendigo Bank Account. This is a scam.

The scammers most likely are accessing the names of our committee members from the website and using these names in an effort to scam our members. If you receive an e-mail supposedly from one of the committee members firstly check if the e-mail address being used looks legitimate (it will have a tpsi.org.au as part of the address) – if it does not then it is a scam and delete it immediately. DO NOT respond to the scammer e-mail.

If you think it may be legitimate then contact the sender using their e-mail address on our website or phone them to confirm before responding to the e-mail – you cannot be too careful.

by Graham Harris, June 17, 2024

TPS Field Day(s) June 2024

Next weekend (22 and 23 June 2024) TPS will be holding field days for our members in collaboration with the Toowoomba Jump Club.

On Saturday 22 June at 9:00am we will meet with Kylie Schooley, President, Toowoomba Jump Club at their club rooms at the Toowoomba Showgrounds (see directions below). She will provide details on safety precautions for us to follow. This day will involve dressage in the morning and jumping in the afternoon in the main Toowoomba Showground ring.

On Sunday 23 June 2024 at 7:30am we will again meet with Kylie Schooley at the Toowoomba Jump Club rooms for details related to the cross country event we will be photographing that day.

Below is a map showing directions to the Toowoomba Jump Club rooms at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. The directions are:

  • Head west along Glenvale Road until you enter the main Toowoomba Showground gate
  • follow the road past the Toowoomba Showground offices and continue to The Burger House – just past this building turn left and drive past the McDonald Woodchop Arena
  • Turn right at the next road and park on the area north of the West Toowoomba Pony Club rooms ( we will meet Kylie Schooley here)
Follow the red arrows to the meeting place

There will be food and refreshments available for purchase at the field day.

If you intend attending one or both days you will need to complete a Field Day attendance form which at the moment is accessible at https://tpsi.org.au/field-days/ – please complete this form for each day if attending both. This is a requirement for our PSQ Insurance for members participating in the field days.

This will be a great opportunity to meet with other members, capture some interesting horse sport photos and learn a little bit more about your camera and photography.

by Graham Harris, June 15, 2024

June 2024 Image Awards

At our Aggregate Competition held on the 11 June 2024 the following images received our highest awards.

Alice Black Award to Dennis Clark for “Mushrooms”
Graham Burstow Award to Sandy Adsett for “The Feather”

Congratulations to both members for these awards. They are now in the running for the overall awards to be announced in December 2024.

by Graham Harris, June 12, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 June Aggregate Comp

There were 99 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 2024 June Aggregate Comp

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Vertical Blind Drinks
Julie Buza – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

More than an afternoon snack!
Mitchell Roberts – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Mine!
Mitchell Roberts – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Pretty sure it’s over there.
Stewart Dorman – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Reflections
Stewart Dorman – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Mushrooms
Dennis Clark – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Emergence
Melanie Emeny – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Force Of Nature
Melanie Emeny – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Meal Time
Allan McLucas – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Black Swan Queens Park Ipswich
Evan Williams – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Out to Dry
Claire Hammond – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

In Parad-ice
Veronica Sorley – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

The Grass Yellow
Veronica Sorley – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Aurora Australis at Taranna
Jenny Graff – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Foxbar Falls
Pete McDonald – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Ribbon of water
Jo Christensen – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Home We Go
Richard Wyton – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Who Takes Priority
Janine Waters – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Lining up for a drink
Sandy Adsett – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Cooling Off on a Hot Day
Allan Rosser – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

The feather
Sandy Adsett – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Foamy retreating waves at low tide
Barry Whisson – Merit
PRINT A Grade SetSubject Colour

Off My Marbles
Julie Buza – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Dotrel
Bruce Tame – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Noisy Minor
Ken Morton – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

No Closer, please
Cheryl Bellette – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Bull riding fun!
Kim Shoesmith – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Breakfast time
Margaret Morton – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Windswept
Robert Edser – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Scarlet Honeyeater on grasstree
John Stewart – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

New Zealand Fur Seal
Sandra Neill – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Hibiscus
Robert Fox – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Amber and her lamb
Sara Hedley – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Shyly emerging
Margaret Kebble – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Classic Ford
Jason Wheeler – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

The Otways
Lyn Liebelt – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

King Parrot
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Secret Falls
Wayne Liebelt – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Sand and sky
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Pairs Mouldboard ploughing
Graham Harris – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Facial Recognition
Pierre Boudib – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

The Black Swan
Pete McDonald – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Snow gum ballet magic
Barry Whisson – Highly Commended
PRINT A Grade SetSubject Colour

The Path
Inge Gajczak – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Sun-catching Lovely Flower
Les Maidment – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Reflections River
Dianne Horrocks – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Drats Its Not My Home
Tim Dunn – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Bee-Lavender
Dianne Horrocks – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

After natures fury
Kym Stewart – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Elephant Seals Wrestling at Sunset
Jane Lobegeier – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert
Jane Lobegeier – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Bath Time
Allan McLucas – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

A Cool Morning
Cheryl Bellette – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Smile
Kim Shoesmith – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Giraffe Darling Downs Zoo
Evan Williams – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Standing tall
Margaret Morton – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Growing Up
Robert Edser – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Kite Flying
John Stewart – Highly Commended
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Weevil
Sandra Neill – Highly Commended
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

An Evening Stroll in the Park
Roberta Edwards – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Grape Escape
Robert Fox – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Night Sky and the Old Woolshed
Grant Phillips – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Golden Mile, Atherton Tableland
Grant Phillips – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

A touch of joy
Margaret Kebble – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Colourful Brollies
Belinda Kranz – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

This is Private
Kim Kuhnemann – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Coal Mines Historic Site
Jenny Graff – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Disapearing into the forest
Wayne Liebelt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Hawk Moth Caterpillar
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Lichen garden
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Colours of the outback
Jo Christensen – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Ominous
Richard Wyton – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Im Trying to Sleep
Dean Mengel – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Got My Eye On You
Allan Rosser – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Inspecting the shoe
Graham Harris – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Gnarled
Belinda Kranz – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Softly pink
Kym Stewart – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Creative

Just want to be all by myself
Peter Allison – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Standing tall at an inch
Bruce Tame – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

sunrise silhouette
Iris Castle – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

House Sparrow
Tim Dunn – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Bird not on a stick
Peter Allison – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

The Stream
Inge Gajczak – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Basking in the late afternoon sun
Les Maidment – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Ruffling some Feathers
Marilyn Johnson – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Autumn Tones
Marilyn Johnson – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Garden Guardian
Timothy van den Bosch – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Garden Flower and Friend
Timothy van den Bosch – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Winton Nature. Trees, grass and Roo
Peter McAuliffe – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Rain came late, more than once
Peter McAuliffe – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Road Side Brolgas
Claire Hammond – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Match Point
Jason Wheeler – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Spreading Wings
Pierre Boudib – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Alhambra
Kim Kuhnemann – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Wetlands dawn
Lyn Liebelt – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

The Lookout
Janine Waters – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Land Like This
Dean Mengel – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

wave walker
Sara Hedley – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Blueberry Wine
Roberta Edwards – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Creative

by Graham Harris, June 11, 2024

June 2024 Club Meeting

The next Toowoomba Photographic Society Club Meeting is tonight – Tuesday, 11th June 2024. Our judge Graham Harris, PSQA will be joining us at DeMolay and will comment on the 103 entries from 52 club members – the Set Subject is ‘Nature’..

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Passcode: 936419

by Graham Harris, June 11, 2024

The Digital Darkroom – Session 7 – 4 June 2024

Tonight Margaret Keble will be running the seventh session of her Digital Darkroom series – we kick off at 7:00pm using Zoom. Access details provided below:

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In tonight’s session Margaret will cover image adjustments using Photoshop and Lightroom. This will include the new adjustment brush just released. The notes for this session can be found by clicking on this link.

by Graham Harris, June 4, 2024

Speaker Reminder – 3 June 2024

Just a reminder that our guest speaker Elizabeth Passuello FPSNZ, FNPSNZ, APSA, EPSA, EFIAP, GPU CR 1, APSEM will be presenting on Monday night (3 June 2024) at 7:00pm via Zoom. This event was postponed due to illness but Elizabeth is now all good to go.

Elizabeth is the Patron and a Life Member of the Greymouth Photography Club in New Zealand. A keen entrant in photography exhibitions both nationally and internationally, she enjoys a variety of photographic genres and has been quite successful in competition with nature, photojournalism and monochrome images.

An Accredited Judge of the Photographic Society of New Zealand, Elizabeth has volunteered her time judging for the last 29 years in photographic competitions and exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and further afield. She also volunteers as a Star Ratings Director/Coordinator for the Photographic Society of America and as a Verifying Officer for the Australian Photographic Society.

To view some of her work visit https://www.greymouthphotoclub.org.nz/member-galleries/elizabeth-passuello-gallery/ 

To join the Zoom Meeting use the link below:
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Meeting ID: 841 2682 1653
Passcode: 131973

by Graham Harris, June 2, 2024