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
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Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Social Documentary
Nov
10
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7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Conceptual Conceptual photography illustrates an idea.  The subject of conceptual photography is often staged to represent an idea.  The ‘concept’ is both ‘preconceived’ and, if successful, understandable in the completed image.  It is[...]
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24
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: At Play
Dec
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7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
End-of-Year Competition
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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

2021 new club documents

Below are links to the 2021 set subjects and guidelines, and a revised section “About the club” (yet to be completed) that sets out the new awards and point score system, new category – Creative, and changes to the Alice Black award.

Note that the first set subject for 2021 is Mirror, and images are due by 8 December 2020.

Revising and updating the website is an ongoing process and will take some time to complete before being ready by Dec 8.

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/10/About-our-club-second-revision-1.pdf

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/10/Set-Subject-Guidelines-2021-complete.pdf

by Geoff Adams, October 23, 2020

Massive Fundraising Raffle – 100 tickets only

$5 each, get in early. Live draw upon completion of sales.

by Tryg Helander, October 23, 2020

Micro skills Zoom Meeting tonight -7pm


Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Oct 20, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane

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by Tryg Helander, October 20, 2020

Tonight’s Micro Skills Night – Macro/close up photography

Tonight’s Micro Skills session is macro photography with Jenny Graff. Members then have the opportunity to put their macro or close-up photography skills into practice at Laurel Bank Park this Saturday at 3 pm.

Where possible, we try to have an information session followed by a hands-on session. We haven’t always been successful with this, given the chaotic nature of this year. But we will try harder to organise this.

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic society

Time: Oct 20, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane

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by Geoff Adams, October 20, 2020

Check the update to previous Grantham post

by Geoff Adams, October 20, 2020

How YOU can be a step ahead for next year’s competition.

One of the set subjects for next year is “Purple”. The guideline is “Purple is any colour intermediate between red and blue. It can be reddish purple, lavender, etc. Any subject as long as at least 75% of the image is purple.”

If you want to get this one in the bag, plus have a great time, join us at The Floating Cafe, Grantham, Saturday 31, at 6.30pm. Model Sarina Charming whom many of you have already met, will be in shades of purple against the backdrop of the magnificent jacanda trees and blossoms at the cafe.

This will be followed by breakfast, starting at 7.30am. Those interested, can go on to Helidon, where we are sure to find flowering jacarandas in the streetscape of the older part of the village.

Details:

Time: 6.30pm

Where: Floating Cafe, Grantham (on the highway passing through the village).

Costs: pay for your own breakfast PLUS $5 each for the model (give this to me on the day).

RSVP: Please let me know asap if you coming so I can give the cafe some numbers.

The full program of set subjects for 2021 will be published shortly when guidelines are finalised.

by Geoff Adams, October 20, 2020

Sunday – BCG hosting Street Seen City Walk In Toowoomba

Members,

BCG have invited us along on a city photography walk, as a part of their phenomenal Street Seen Group.

Leading the walk, Boris Biskupic and former TPS member, Judi Neumann.

Meeting point
(1) Outside the Emporium Café which is on the Margaret st entrance of Grand Central. (The newer section) – walk west down from the main intersection of Ruthven and Margaret st. has a spacious outdoor area or can meander up and down the footpath taking photos until others arrive. – you can walk to Queens park – allow 10 to 15 mins pending on pace.

by Tryg Helander, October 19, 2020

Saturday Field Day – Laurel Bank Park 3pm

Members, we are meeting at a Laurel Bsnk park for our Macro Workshop and TPS Field Day.
3pm.

by Tryg Helander, October 19, 2020

Thank You Volunteers

I wanted to thank all our volunteers who put in a lot of work today, in fairly unsavory, hot and uncomfortable conditions, to help raise over $1600 profit for the TPS.

Thank you; Geoff, Jenny, Val, Sandy, Greg, Graham, Jo A, Dennis, Roberta, Travis, Elsa, Tim, Camilla and Jo C (in no particular order).

Thank you also to those who put their hands up, but were in reserve, hopefully we might take you up on your offer for 29th November, at our next one.

Should we make $1400 at the next, this would equate to our yearly running costs, which is exemplary.

This helps to keep our fees low and for us to equip our Society better with new equipment and more learning opportunities.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tryg
The Prez

by Tryg Helander, October 18, 2020

Results for competitions in October 2020

There were 82 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in October 2020

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Acute Anglia
Nicola Lancaster – Gold
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Life’s better the milky way
Travis Lord – Gold
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Do It Once Do It Right
Michael Jones – Gold
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

A different view
Jenny Graff – Gold
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Into The Unknown
Robert Brown – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Print

Three Hands Are Better Than Two
Robert Brown – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Print

Aboriginal performer at Woodford
Geoff Adams – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Elegance
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Touch of blue
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Bluey
Nicola Lancaster – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Berrima Abode
Nicola Lancaster – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Cloud Racing
Tryg Helander – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Shed of old
Charlotte Lord – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Tin roof, rusty.
Stewart Dorman – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Port Douglas Jetty
Veronica Sorley – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Under the Gateway
Roberta Edwards – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Ain’t no farm truck
Travis Lord – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Ice fishing at home
Sara Hedley – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

LeafTailGecko
Janine Waters – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Bath Time
Pierre Boudib – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Suited Strapped Caged
Michael Jones – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Moonrise
Janine Waters – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Harbour lights
Jenny Graff – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A day for young and old
John Stewart – Silver
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Big Bend Carnarvon Gorge
Sandra Neill – Silver
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Windswept
Sandy Adsett – Silver
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Grief
Sandy Adsett – Silver
A Grade Open Mono Digital

having fun
Dianne Horrocks – Silver
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Morning Mist
Robert Brown – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Print

The hut on the road to Middleton
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Anyone for a photo
Andrew Raguse – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Noisy Miner
Dean Mengel – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Campdraft Pressure 02
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Gerbera Splendour 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Masked Owl profile 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Derelict
Jo Christensen – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Salt Anyone?
Richard Wyton – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

The Oyster Bar by night at Woodford
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Red Bridge
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Milky Treetops
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

The light show
Jo Christensen – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

2011_alignment of the Planets
Barry Whisson – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Star trails
Margaret Kebble – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

8 Seconds On Sat Night
Tim Dunn – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Early Morning
Terry O’Brien – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Print

late afternoon 1
Terry O’Brien – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Print

On alert
Terry O’Brien – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Print

Anemone in my garden.
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Keep it Simple
Margaret Midkiff – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

catch of the day
iris castle – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Cool car 1000
Charlotte Lord – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Sheep Muster
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

During the Dynasty
Dennis Dowling – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

The Water’s Edge
Cheryl Bellette – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

City Movement
Dennis Dowling – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Much Warmer Inside
Evan Williams – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Night train
Charlotte Lord – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Tokyo Tastes
Veronica Sorley – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

London
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Sandgate Peir
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

The Strand
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Moon Rise
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Still
Travis Lord – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Shall I use the bridge?
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Serenity
Janine Waters – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Just Grass
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Feeding Time
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Resting Time
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Fretful Eye
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Out not in
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Padre
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Night Life
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Cattleyards under the Milky Way
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Rusty Rails at Nangwee Silo
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Night Story
Sandra Neill – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Baby Koala
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Night Calm
Graham Burstow – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Roaring Flames
Graham Burstow – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Lets night paddle Loch Awe_Scotland
Barry Whisson – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Zar
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Deserted
Jo Christensen – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Fire flower
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

by Margaret Kebble, October 14, 2020