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 Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Lineal A less-commonly used word for linear, but not to be confused with Linear Photography only, which is the use of parallel lines to derive perspective. Lineal also means; relating to, or consisting of[...]
Jul
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Odd one out
Aug
11
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Dominant Colour The key colour is the main colour in an image. Often, the key colour in an image is that which is the most dominant. Allowing one colour to dominate can lead[...]
Aug
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Forced Perspective
Sep
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7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Architecture This includes buildings or structures, interior or exterior, and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details.  It includes industrial, bridges, historical sites, buildings, interiors. Judge: Geoff Adams
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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.

About our Club Our newsletter - Cable Release

by MyPhotoClub Colin, May 31, 2017 Share:

Australian Cup – TPS entered this competition.

The judging for the 2020 Australian Cup has been finalized and the committee is ready to announce the winners!

You and your club members are invited to attend a special awards night via ZOOM on Friday 24th July 7pm EST to be there when we unveil the 2020 Australian Cup winner along with all the other awards. The battle was fierce this year and the judges had a difficult task in choosing the winners and you’ll see those top images during night. 

When 

Friday Jul 24, 2020 at 6.45pm for a 7pm EST start

It is suggested that you register and download the (small) zoom install prior to the start of the meeting.
You will need
Speakers and a microphone. 
Ones built into your laptop will be ok if you have a quiet place to do the session but headsets with a mic will be better.
Zoom works on Windows or Mac, and can also work on tablet or mobile phone (with the zoom app installed).

Zoom Registration and Install
*For security purposes please ensure you use the correct link to visit the Zoom website when you register. https://www.zoom.us/
(A number of fake sites have sprung up due to Zoom’s increased popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, these sites can pose a security threat to your computer) 


Invitation 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jul 24, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane (EST) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-irrDMtEtHbFLVCWzyF1LXs2bgcUitE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

During the Meeting

Use the MUTE button throughout the meeting. When you want to say something to the group(ask questions), PRESS THE SPACEBAR while you speak. When you release the spacebar, it will mute again. (Using the mute button in the Zoom video window).


This is important so that noise…phone calls, background noise, mic feedback…doesn’t distract the speaker. 


We look forward to SEEING you on the 24th!

Margaret O’Grady EFIAP/s GMAPS SAPS PSQA 

On behalf of the Australian Cup Sub-Committee

Australian Photographic Society  

Mob: 0411118079

P.S.

Trouble Shooting Tips.

ZOOM REGISTRATION
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Check your ‘Junk Mail’ / registration email spelling if you don’t receive the confirmation.

Troubleshooting Zoom Issues
Joining this Awards Evening will require Zoom authentication. This means attendees
must log in / be logged into Zoom in order to join the meeting.


What to do if you have trouble entering the meeting;
1. Close all browsers and Zoom Windows
2. Open a new web browser window, go to www.zoom.us
3. Log in to your zoom account (Do not use the meeting password) You need to use your ZOOM account password
4. After you’ve logged in click on the Meeting Link to enter the Meeting.

*If you didn’t write down or save your Zoom account password, then ‘reset’ your zoom account
password.

During the Meeting
The host will MUTE participants throughout the meeting.
We need this to happen so that noise .. phone calls, background noise, mic feedback etc doesn’t distract others.
Sometimes noise occurs that the member isn’t aware they’re making.


There will be time for Questions and Chat at the end of the presentation.
The host will allow you to unmute. When you want to say something, PRESS THE SPACEBAR while you speak.
When you release the spacebar, it will mute again.
If the host mutes you, it will be because your profile is transmitting background noise. Do not un-mute
yourself if this occurs (unless you are speaking).

FAQ
When I registered with Zoom it told me I only have 40mins free
That is only relevant when YOU host a zoom meeting using your free account. In this case Australian Photographic Society
is hosting the meeting and there will not be a time limit.


My Internet keeps dropping out when I’m in a zoom meeting
– Try to connect via a wired connection.
– Try bringing your computer or mobile device closer to the wifi router or access point in your home / office.
– Turn off or limit bandwidth-hogging apps / software
– Mute your audio when you’re not speaking
– Turn off ‘Virtual background’ wallpaper
– Turn off your video

by Geoff Adams, July 8, 2020 Share:

Tuesday Microskills Zoom session – Luminosity and Contrast setting moods using Lightroom.

Luminosity and Contrast setting moods using Lightroom.

Presenter: Margaret Kebble

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Jul 7, 2020 06:00 PM Brisbane

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89596430360?pwd=T2h5UnFWL0NhdUpJdmtlVllPSlp4UT09

Meeting ID: 895 9643 0360

Password: 966756

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

        +61 2 8015 6011 Australia

        +61 3 7018 2005 Australia

        +61 731 853 730 Australia

        +61 861 193 900 Australia

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Meeting ID: 895 9643 0360

Password: 966756

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ken6oEwkFG

by Geoff Adams, July 6, 2020 Share:

July Cable Release

Now available here

July 2020

by Geoff Adams, July 1, 2020 Share:

Lighting Ratios for Portraiture – Zoom meeting 6 pm tonight

Tonight’s Microskills session – Lighting ratios for portraiture.

Val Shield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Jun 30, 2020 06:00 PM Brisbane

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83284696327?pwd=WE9lZnVqaUVyZVpsdGF2dXlRbUhKZz09

Meeting ID: 832 8469 6327

Password: 516124

One tap mobile

+61861193900,,83284696327#,,,,0#,,516124# Australia

+61871501149,,83284696327#,,,,0#,,516124# Australia

Dial by your location

        +61 861 193 900 Australia

        +61 8 7150 1149 Australia

        +61 2 8015 6011 Australia

        +61 3 7018 2005 Australia

        +61 731 853 730 Australia

Meeting ID: 832 8469 6327

Password: 516124

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdPW20TOAGVal Shield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

by Geoff Adams, June 30, 2020 Share:

TPS survey results

The full report has been uploaded to the Skills Night section in the Members’ section of the website following the Zoom presentation on 23 June 2020.

by Geoff Adams, June 25, 2020 Share:

TPS survey presentation by Geoff Adams and Graham Harris

Val Shield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Jun 23, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87912757816?pwd=b3kwbk5QSVRRK3owK0RWTkN2VWhlQT09

Meeting ID: 879 1275 7816

Password: 188596

One tap mobile

+61871501149,,87912757816#,,,,0#,,188596# Australia

+61280156011,,87912757816#,,,,0#,,188596# Australia

Dial by your location

        +61 8 7150 1149 Australia

        +61 2 8015 6011 Australia

        +61 3 7018 2005 Australia

        +61 731 853 730 Australia

        +61 861 193 900 Australia

Meeting ID: 879 1275 7816

Password: 188596

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdcYP8khmJ

by Geoff Adams, June 22, 2020 Share:

The Mostly Ghostly field day.

The Mostly Ghostly field day.

For an out of this world experience, join us at Toowoomba General Cemetery, South Street entrance at 3pm on Saturday July 4.

Deborah Arnell will be with us as our model ghost and we will practice some slow shutter speeds to create movement and probably some second curtain flash.

Cost: $5 p.p.

by Geoff Adams, June 21, 2020 Share:

Tuesday Microskills night is black and whites from colour.

by Geoff Adams, June 14, 2020 Share:

Entering photo competitions – some points for beginners

I would be interested in comments on the draft of this article. It is meant to be a guide for beginners in club competition who may be unaware of some of the conventions in judging. Currently this is hosted on my own site until the version is finalised.

http://www.koolkatquilting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Traps-for-young-players.pdf

by Geoff Adams, June 11, 2020 Share:

Alice Black Award winner June 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 is “The Lookout” by Pierre Boudib.

by Geoff Adams, June 10, 2020 Share: