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 at Jilly’s Cafe, 181 Margaret Street, Toowoomba at 6:00 pm 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.

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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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Weather
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night Feb 25 – Graham... @ De Molay House
TPS Skills Night Feb 25 – Graham... @ De Molay House
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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[...]
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7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Action This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilities are infinite but as long as the main thrust of[...]
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Water
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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.

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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by MyPhotoClub Colin, May 31, 2017 Share:

Photographic Retrospective – Graham Harris, Skills Night Feb 25.

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.

by Geoff Adams, February 16, 2020 Share:

Jilly’s Microskills Night Tuesday 18.

The topic will be camera lenses presented by Tryg Helander. 6pm start.

by Geoff Adams, February 12, 2020 Share:

Alice Black February 2020



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.



This month’s winner of the Alice Black award is Glen Innes sunset by Bruce Midkiff. This was entered in the B grade set subject section.

by Geoff Adams, February 11, 2020 Share:

Today’s Picnic Point Field day cancelled

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!

by Geoff Adams, February 8, 2020 Share:

Graham Burstow new book launch next month.

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.

Time: 6pm

All welcome, no RSVP required.

by Geoff Adams, February 6, 2020 Share:

TPS Field day, Picnic Point, Saturday Feb 8.

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.

by Geoff Adams, February 5, 2020 Share:

Graham Burstow “Photographer’s Retrospective”

Tuesday April 28 De Molay House, 90 Margaret Street.

Click on the link below for details.

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/01/Toowomba-Burstow-flier.cdr_.pdf

by Geoff Adams, January 30, 2020 Share:

Jilly’s Cafe next Tuesday

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.

by Geoff Adams, January 29, 2020 Share:

Committee Nomination and Proxy Forms

The AGM is scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday 11th February. Please have all forms to the Secretary prior to the meeting’s commencement.

by Tryg Helander, January 28, 2020 Share:

Skills Night – 7pm DeMolay House

Please bring your camera and flash tomorrow night for Skills Night.

We will be discussing a shooting technique ’Forced Perspective’.

by Tryg Helander, January 27, 2020 Share: