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.

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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30 July – Rep Theatre

Tickets will be available at every meeting for the 30th July theatre showing of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mouse Trap’. This will be at the Rep Theatre. It’s on a spare Tuesday night.

$25 each ticket. Nibbles will be provided.

This is our major fundraiser for the year.

Please, think about coming along, invite family and friends.

This is limited to 100 tickets. See Val or Jenny.

8th January Meeting

For the meeting on the 8th January, please send your one best image to the President’s email; tpspresident@hotmail.com.au
Maximum size will be 2000 x 2000pixels and 2Mb.
We are all going to be judges on the night with everyone participating in an impact judging.
This night will also be a ‘FREE PIZZA NIGHT’.
Would be great if you could indicate your intention to attend.
Thank you

Alice Black Award – December 2018 – “Free as a bird” by Stewart Dorman

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 December 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to Stewart Dorman for his digital  image “Free as a bird” taken at our October 2018 Field Day shoot at Boggo Road Gaol.  This image was entered in the B Grade Digital Field Day section.

Our judge, Brian Kenny commented “Good monochrome conversion.  Great silhouette, with just enough detail retained in the shadows.  Even for someone who doesn’t know it was taken at Boggo Rpad, this image and title work together well.”

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