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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.

For more information go to About the Club

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Ipswich Photographic Society Convention – 18th August 2018

The attached letter outlines the Ipswich Photographic Convention to be held on August 18th, 2018, at the Walloon State School. The convention runs from 8am to 5pm.
All TPS members are welcome to book a spot at this convention.
Registration for this event is $75 per person. There will be several workshops, a trade show and guest speakers; one of which is the great Steve Parish.
If this interests you, please book early.

Repertory Theatre Tickets – $25 per seat

Members: please remember to bring your $25 per seat, for Repertory Theatre tickets, to next Tuesday’s Aggregate Competition night.

There are very few opportunities left to purchase tickets.

Ask your family and friends to participate too!

Remember, 25 exhibited member images will adorn the walls. 

This is one of our premiere fundraising events for the year, please help your community raise funds for our continuing prosperity.

TPS Club Meeting – 12th June 2018

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 12th June 2018.  There have been  99 images submitted by 34 club members for our June 2018 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by our Patron, Graham Burstow.

There are two Set Subject for this month:

  1.  Shapes
  2.  Suburban Life

We look forward to catching up with you all this evening.

And don’t forget that entries for the End of Year Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 12th June 2018.

TPS Members Survey – Your Responses Needed

It has been nearly three weeks since TPS members were asked to complete an on-line survey.  To date 33 members have filled in the survey but we would like many more to complete it.  Please take the five minutes needed to complete the survey – the TPS Committee would like a better understanding of our membership in order to better provide improved services to our members.

To take the survey click on the following link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Q73GNG   – your responses are needed by the 12 June 2018.

TPS Skills Night – 22 May 2018

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at 7:00pm.  This month we’ll continue looking at the importance of composition in photography.

For this month the Image Challenge is “A Touch of Red”.  Please send up to five images for this Challenge, together with up to five images for the Field Day and five for the Favourites to be included in the Skills Night audio-visual to me at graham_harris@westnet.com.au by 6:00pm on Monday 21st May 2018.

2018 Australian Club Cup – APS Inter-Club competition

I am requesting your best two images, for entry into the 2018 Australian Club Cup – APS Inter-Club competition, hopefully ones that have done very well in competitions. The entries close June 3rd and the committee need to whittle down to 20-best images to send off as our club competition.

Rules, from the website;

RULES FOR AUTHORS
20 Photos Per Club is mandatory.

Each author can only participate in one club with a maximum of 2 works.

Only Australian Clubs are permitted to participate.

Coherency between photos is not required.

Any subject (colour or mono) is acceptable but images of a pornographic nature will NOT be accepted.

Authors retain the rights to their images, which will be reproduced in the catalogue.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Redlands Camera Club, 49 Marlborough Rd, Wellington Point QLD 4160
Margaret O’Grady EFIAP/b GMAPS PSQA
Paul Bennie FAPS HonFAPS
John North EFIAP/s GPUcrn, MAPS SSAPS PSQA

PRIZES
The APS Australian Cup for Australian Photographic Clubs is awarded as follows:
• 2018 APS Australian Cup for AustralianPhotographic Clubs awarded to the “Best Club” (club with the most points).
• APS Gold medal for the club ranked second.
• APS Silver medal for the club ranked third.• APS Bronze medal for the club ranked
fourth.
• Six APS honourable mentions for the clubs
ranked 5th to10th.
• The authors of the club ranked first
receive an honourable mention.
• One APS gold medal, two APS silver medals and three APS bronze medals will be awarded to works of exceptional quality, independently of the club ́s
classification.
• Each judge will also choose their personal
favourite.
• Each author can only receive one prize.

Please send your two best images via email to me, the sizing considerations are as follows:
Width: 1920 x Height 1200 File Size: 1MB

I would appreciate your entries, for consideration, no later than Sunday night, 10:00pm, 27th May.

The $40 club entry fee will be paid by the committee.

Members will be notified which images and members were selected after the committee decides.

Thank you for your efforts in helping us enter this national inter-club competition.

Tryg Helander
TPS Secretary

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & THEATRE NIGHT SOCIAL

As you have been aware the club is doing an exhibition at the Toowoomba Repertory Theatre for the duration of the classic Neil Simon comedy “Plaza Suite” (14 – 28 July 2018).

Along with this as a fund-raiser for the club, we are hosting a night at the theatre on Monday 23 July 2018 where you, the members can enjoy the show as well as your friends.  The tickets are $25 each and these will be available for the forthcoming skills and club nights.

To make it easier for all if you can take a row or a number of seats to sell it will be good.  You can sell the tickets and return the money to the treasurer at the meeting nights.  We would like the money and the tickets returned by 22 June 2018 (skills night) so that we can sell any outstanding tickets.  The theatre only holds 100 people.

Supper will be served and we would also like makers and suppliers for this as well.  So  please give your names to the lovely people at the door or to the president or secretary if you are willing to assist.

This is a social night of fun and enjoyment for everyone.

Cheers,
The Committee