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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

Jul
23
Tue
Speaker – Samuel Markham – “Landscape composition” @ Zoom Session
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please note the change of address for the Zoom meeting for this session: ZOOM Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuce6vrDMsGdCrh16RsOKv2whVlwpE6sTT ZOOM Meeting ID  – 863 6772 8634 Password –  gra45hj    
Jul
27
Sat
Lightroom for Beginners Workshop 1 @ TRC Community Rooms, Level 3, City Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This first workshop will focus on understanding the Lightroom Catalog. What, exactly is the LR Catalog and how to set up a catalog that will allow you to easily organise, maintain and retrieve your photos in an orderly manner. We will also look at how best to import and export photos, assigning attributes, collections, keywording, and much more. Members should bring their laptop to the workshop for hands-on practice.

Your committee is looking for interest at this time so that venue bookings can be confirmed, etc. So if you are interested please please let me know by email: webmaster@tpsi.org.au

Aug
3
Sat
Lightroom for Beginners Workshop 2 @ Toowoomba Regional Library Community Rooms
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
TPS Field Day – Nightscape Photography @ St Pauls Anglican Church (TBC)
Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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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Jul
23
Tue
7:00 pm Speaker – Samuel Markham – “Land... @ Zoom Session
Speaker – Samuel Markham – “Land... @ Zoom Session
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please note the change of address for the Zoom meeting for this session: ZOOM Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuce6vrDMsGdCrh16RsOKv2whVlwpE6sTT ZOOM Meeting ID  – 863 6772 8634 Password –  gra45hj    
Jul
27
Sat
10:00 am Lightroom for Beginners Workshop 1 @ TRC Community Rooms, Level 3, City Library
Lightroom for Beginners Workshop 1 @ TRC Community Rooms, Level 3, City Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
This first workshop will focus on understanding the Lightroom Catalog. What, exactly is the LR Catalog and how to set up a catalog that will allow you to easily organise, maintain and retrieve your photos[...]
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.
Sep
10
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Sep 10 @ 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.
Oct
8
Tue
7:00 pm TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
TPSI Monthly Meeting and Competi... @ DeMolay
Oct 8 @ 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

Speaker – Samuel Markham – “Landscape Composition”

Next Tuesday night (23 July 2024 at 7:00pm) Samuel Markham, landscape and wilderness photographer based on the South Coast of New South Wales, will be making a presentation on “Landscape Composition” to our members via Zoom.

Please note that the Zoom meeting address is different to our usual TPS Zoom meetings. The details are provided below:

ZOOM Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuce6vrDMsGdCrh16RsOKv2whVlwpE6sTT
ZOOM Meeting ID  – 863 6772 8634
Password –  gra45hj

His artistic endeavours are grounded in a profound respect and awe for both nature and its almighty creator, seeking to convey reverence through the images he captures. Over the years he has developed a fascination with dramatic light and atmosphere. Driving him on an endless journey to capture those elusive moments that encapsulate the essence of freedom.

In 2023 he was crowned the Overall Winner of the ‘Australian Geographic 2023 Nature Photography of the Year’ for his image “My Country Burns” taken during the horrific 2019 / 2020 Black Summer bushfires that devastated Australia.

Samuel conducts photographic workshops in Australia and New Zealand for small groups (3 to 4 participants). More detail on his work can be found at https://www.samuelmarkham.photography

by Graham Harris, July 16, 2024

The Digital Darkroom – Session 10

On Tuesday night (16 July 2024 at 7:00pm) Margaret Kebble will present the tenth (and final) session in her Digital Darkroom series.

Tonight Margaret will cover:

  • luminosity masking
  • Fixing dull colours
  • Use of Actions in Photoshop

Details for the Zoom meeting are provided below – see you then:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=bXdRalhQc1MzeUxYUUZMYURGQVNaQT09&omn=82274596511

Meeting ID: 585 796 0052
Passcode: q8X1Yw1

The training notes for this session can be accessed here.

by Graham Harris, July 13, 2024

Field Day – 13 July 2024

The TPS Field Day for July 2024 is being held at Morgan Park Raceway, Old Stanthorpe Road, Warwick this Saturday the 13 July 2024. We will be photographing Round 4 of the Australian Superbike Championships.

This will be a great opportunity to practice your motorsport photography at a great venue. Field day participants will need to purchase entry to the event using the website address https://www.asbk.com.au/spectator-info/round-4/, The entry fee is $25/adult or $15/concession holders. This site contains more information about the venue and event. The gates open at 8am.

To get to the Morgan Park Raceway use the directions below:

  • Travel to Warwick on the New England Highway until the Wood Street intersection lights
  • Turn left here and follow Wood St to Lyons St. – turn right
  • Follow Lyons St
  • Turn left into Pratten St over the railway line
  • Turn right into McEvoy St
  • Follow McEvoy St south until the roundabout just past the Warwick Saleyards
  • take the second exit on the roundabout
  • then exit left onto the Old Stanthorpe Road
  • follow Old Stanthorpe Road until the entrance way to the Morgan Park complex – turn right here and follow the road in. Just before the entrance to the Warwick Polocrosse grounds take the road to the left and follow this until the entrance to Morgan Park Raceway
  • You will need to show your ticket here and then take the road immediately at left to the parking areas up the hill.
  • We will meet near the track overpass (corner 3 of the K Track) at 8:30am.

Please register your intention to attend using the Field Day Attendance form at https://tpsi.org.au/field-days/ by 12 July 2024 – this is required for our insurance policy with PSQ.

by Graham Harris, July 10, 2024

July 2024 Image Awards

At our Aggregate Competition held on the 9 July 2024 the following images received our highest awards from our judge Michael Macpherson.

Alice Black Award to Andrew Raguse for “Flamingo”
Graham Burstow Award to Sara Hedley for “Amber and her little lambs”

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, July 10, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 July Aggregate Comp

There were 97 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 July Aggregate Comp

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Blue Eyed Beauty Daisy
Jane Lobegeier – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Dead Beautiful
Melanie Emeny – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Off My Marbles
Julie Buza – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Candles By Night
Julie Buza – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Eye of the Tiger.
Stewart Dorman – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Pancake Ice McMurdo Sound
Jack van der Zwan – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Queen Victoria Agave
Dennis Clark – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Parachutes
Inge Gajczak – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

The jazz singer
David Rook – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Pretty but dangerous
Margaret Morton – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

A well rounded hose
John Stewart – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Flamingo
Andrew Raguse – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Early morning at Miva
Belinda Kranz – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Swirl
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Amber and her little lambs
Sara Hedley – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Natures Wonder
Belinda Kranz – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Art in the round
John Stewart – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Round Up
Melanie Emeny – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Lylah
Sonny Rutherford – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Mono

Stunning Rose
Jane Lobegeier – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Blue Eye Matilda
Sonny Rutherford – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Submerged
Kym Stewart – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Lonesome
Cheryl Bellette – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

The ravages of time and nature
Ken Morton – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Admiring a different era and style
Ken Morton – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

QueenMaryFalls Fungi
Bruce Tame – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Misty Bales
Dennis Clark – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

The Motor Is Around The Prop
Tim Dunn – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

There’s dust in my eye!
Kim Shoesmith – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Sand driving
Jill van der Zwan – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Feeding frenzy
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Bushfire beauty
Jo Christensen – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

It Takes Two
Pierre Boudib – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Red-backed Fairy Wren
Grant Phillips – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Uluru_Dawning
Janine Waters – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

‘Watered’ bug
Jenny Graff – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Council Infrastructure
Pierre Boudib – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

The Dandelion
Richard Wyton – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

wind swept
Sara Hedley – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

mirror balls
Iris Castle – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

the cape is this way
Jill van der Zwan – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Mono

Marathon Runners
Dianne Horrocks – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Just Picked
Kym Stewart – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Rundle Street Mall Spheres
Peter Allison – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Night Light
Bruce Tame – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Rocky Bridge
Inge Gajczak – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Floral Carpet
Allan McLucas – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope
Evan Williams – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Blood Moon November 22
Evan Williams – Highly Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Azure Kingfisher – Daintree River
Grant Phillips – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Shower Time
Andrew Raguse – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Tunnel Vision
Wayne Liebelt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Remnants
Lyn Liebelt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Basket Boat
Veronica Sorley – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Now Just Scrap
Allan Rosser – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Country Road in the morning mist
Sandy Adsett – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Friends
Sandy Adsett – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

You’re gunna do what ???
Pete McDonald – Highly Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Sand ball galaxy Cable Beach
Jack van der Zwan – Highly Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Roundthings say Dont worry B Happy
Barry Whisson – Highly Commended
PRINT A Grade Creative

A mobile ElNino on a rusty BBQplate
Barry Whisson – Highly Commended
PRINT A Grade Creative

Red flower cluster
Peter Allison – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Yellow Rose
Les Maidment – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Safe-Haven
Dianne Horrocks – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Bowl in a Bowl
Marilyn Johnson – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Spare
Marilyn Johnson – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Morris Minor Moto Meter
Tim Dunn – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

I See
Allan McLucas – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

St. Helena’s Tunnel
Cheryl Bellette – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

The Flower
David Rook – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

A Forgotten Castle
Margaret Morton – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Pipe Stack.jpg
Claire Hammond – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Hay Bales Ready
Claire Hammond – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Centralian Knob Tailed Gecko’s Eye
Kim Shoesmith – Commended
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Casting Shadows
Sandra Neill – Commended
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Through the barber’s window
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain
Graham Harris – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Sunrise at the Backwash 03
Graham Harris – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Sunrise on the River
Dean Mengel – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

The High Country
Lyn Liebelt – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

That Way
Robert Fox – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Dressed To Impress
Janine Waters – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Narrabri Telescope Compact Array
Veronica Sorley – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Useful Days Long Over
Allan Rosser – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Oil and water
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Dont Touch My Round Things
Dean Mengel – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

The Astronomical Clock
Pete McDonald – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

One round droplet
Jenny Graff – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Old school round things
Wayne Liebelt – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Welded
Kim Kuhnemann – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Your Turn
Kim Kuhnemann – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Reflections Docklands Melbourne
Robert Fox – Commended
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Cut and Rolled
Sandra Neill – Commended
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Got my eye on you.
Stewart Dorman – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Which Button do you want
Les Maidment – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Eye shine
Mitchell Roberts – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Open Mono

colours of the moon
Iris Castle – Commended
DIGITAL A Grade Creative

by Graham Harris, July 9, 2024

July 2024 Club Meeting

The next Toowoomba Photographic Society Club Meeting is on Tuesday night – 9th July 2024 at 7pm. Our judge Michael Macpherson will be joining us via Zoom and will comment on the 100 entries from 50 club members – the Set Subject is ‘Round Things’.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84578097656?pwd=ozp0SWUR6DNcLkRsPNGCSOGaabvzbZ.1

Meeting ID: 845 7809 7656
Passcode: 936419

We’ll also hear from Allan Rosser in our Meet the Member Series. See you all at DeMolay (or on-line via Zoom) tomorrow night

by Graham Harris, July 8, 2024

Graham Burstow Monochrome Prize 2024

The Graham Burstow Monochrome Prize was established in 2023 in honour of Graham Burstow OAM SAPS PSQA FFRPS FAPS EFIAP who was one of the founding members of the Australian Photographic Society and since that time, he contributed enormously to the Society and its members. He was involved in the establishment of APS national and international exhibitions. Graham was the APS President from 1982 to 1984 and was the APS Print Division chairman for ten years. Graham was a much loved member and patron of the Toowoomba Photographic Society.

Graham passed away at the age of 96 years in 2022, and was legendary in the photography world, having been recognised by an Order of Australia medal in 2004 for his services to Photography. The first Queenslander to do so, he achieved a Fellowship in each of the Australian, British, and American Photographic Societies.

Grahams’ captivating photographs are held in many institutions around Australia, including the National Library in Canberra and HOTA on the Gold Coast, and show his great passion for social documentary especially in monochrome.

This competition is for monochrome Social Documentary/Street Photography and closes on the 30 July 2024. Entry details can be found at https://apsbgmono.myphotoclub.com.au/

by Graham Harris, July 6, 2024

The Digital Darkroom – Session 9

On Tuesday night (2 July 2024 at 7:00pm) Margaret Kebble will present the ninth session in her Digital Darkroom series.

In this session she will be looking at three ways of correcting keystone issues and will also take this a step further to see how to change a row of buildings.

She will also:

  • show how ChatGPT may help photographers.
  • show a way to fix dull colours using Lightroom (and the same method may be used in Adobe Camera Raw.
  • demonstrate the use of actions.
  • look at some free panels by Tony Kuyper and their use in Photoshop.

Details for the Zoom meeting are provided below – see you then:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=bXdRalhQc1MzeUxYUUZMYURGQVNaQT09&omn=82959134406

Meeting ID: 585 796 0052
Passcode: q8X1Yw1

by Graham Harris, July 1, 2024

PSA News Australia – July 2024

The July 2024 PSA News – Australia is now out. You can access a copy of this from our website by clicking here.

In this edition Roy Killen outlines some details of the annual PSA Interclub that TPSI is considering entering. This will be a great opportunity to get experience in entering International Competition.

There are also a number of other interesting photography bits and pieces, including details of upcoming Newcastle International Exhibition.

by Graham Harris, July 1, 2024

Nightscape Presentation Now Available

A great presentation by John Stewart at our TPS Speakers Event last night (25 June 2024). The recording of this session has been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and you can also access the slides used by John as a PDF.

To see the presentation and slides click on the speaker presentation button at the right of our TPS MyPhotoClub homepage. The links are provided in the 2024 section of the dialogue box that appears. You can also access the video and slides from the links below:

A big thanks to John for his presentation. Our next guest speaker presentation is planned for the 23 July 2024 with Samuel Markham on “Landscape Composition” at 7:00pm.

by Graham Harris, June 26, 2024