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.

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Welcome to Toowoomba Photographic Society

Celebrating 115 years of local Toowoomba photography

This is the Toowoomba Photographic Society’s competition website. 
If you are looking for more information, or are planning to become a member, please head over to our other website for more information.
http://tpsi.org.au

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by MyPhotoClub Colin, May 31, 2017

Skills night 27/07/2021, 7PM @DeMolay House. “The judging process”

Tonight we put into practice what Tryg spoke about in last weeks MicroSkills regarding the judging process. Members will have the opportunity to review a number of images, provide some commentary and give an overall score using the clubs keypad judging system.

This will give us the opportunity to test out the system to ensure it is working for the upcoming interclub.

To refresh your memory on the judging process talk, you can watch the recording online, via the myphotoclub website. https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/

When you login, click “Club Information” and then select the TPS Video Recordings Link (as shown below).

You MUST be logged in to see this page.The videos are uploaded to YouTube and are set as Private – Unlisted, only people with the direct link to them can view them. There will be no zoom setup for tonight.

by Travis Lord, July 27, 2021

MicroSkills – The Judging Process Recording Uploaded

Tonights Microskills – “The Judging Process” recording has been uploaded, you can find a link to the recording on the MyPhotoClub website.

When you login, click “Club Information” and then select the TPS Video Recordings Link (as shown below).

You MUST be logged in to see this page. The videos are uploaded to YouTube and are set as Private – Unlisted, only people with the direct link to them can view them.

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/

by Travis Lord, July 20, 2021

Members Update Contact Details Request

Request for all Toowoomba Photographic Society members to update their contact details.

You can now do this via the new website, the process should only take a few moments to complete and is the easiest way to provide your latest contact details. Please ensure you select the “Confirm or Update my details” in the selection box on the form.
If you would prefer to fill in a form, print, scan and then email, there is a link on the page for that also.

You can find the form under “Members Area – Update my Details” or by using the link below:
https://tpsi.org.au/membership/#membershipform

by Travis Lord, July 20, 2021

Aust Cup Awards Presentation via Zoom

Earlier in the year we submitted a number of images into the Australian Cup. The results are in, to watch the presentation you must register to view.

https://www.a-p-s.org.au/index.php/component/acym/archive/267-australian-cup-awards-presentation-zoom-invitation

by Travis Lord, July 19, 2021

Microskills – 20/07/2021 @ 7PM Zoom – “The Judging Process”

This Microskills Tryg will present his thoughts around the judging process. Members will have the opportunity to review some imagery provided and be encouraged to make comments as if they were the judge.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 585 796 0052
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Feedback, Board, Blackboard, Chalk, Font, Dialogue

by Travis Lord, July 19, 2021

Results for competitions in July 2021

There were 65 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

202107_Jumping Spider 02
Graham Harris – Honour
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Whitby Beach Huts
Kim Kuhnemann – Honour
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

It Was this Big
Travis Lord – Honour
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Clowning around
John Rens – Honour
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

rowers in the mist
Dianne Horrocks – Honour
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Red eyed coot
Gabrielle Gasparini – Honour
B Grade Open Colour Digital

staying close together
Dianne Horrocks – Honour
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Regimented
Kym Stewart – Honour
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Birdy
Gracie Lord – Honour
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Windswept
Sandra Neill – Honour
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Print

Follow the Leader
John Stewart – Honour
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Print

Boabab Avenue by Night
Janine Waters – Honour
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Sunrise
Sara Hedley – Honour
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Distorted reflections
Jenny Graff – Honour
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Little fox
Sara Hedley – Honour
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Lined Up
John Stewart – Honour
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Look Mum
Graham Burstow – Honour
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Winter Trees
Graham Burstow – Honour
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Bronte 01
Graham Harris – Honour
A Grade Open Mono Digital

These Hands
Jasmin Lord – Honour
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

I will get it right Dad promise
Margaret Kebble – Honour
A Grade Creative Digital

Smithy
Jason Wheeler – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Field of my Dreams
Margaret Kebble – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Not Far Now
John Rens – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Balinese Fishing Village
Andrew Raguse – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Open Wide
Andrew Raguse – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Sunset on the Danbue2
Margaret Kebble – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Bin Day.
Robert Fox – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Follow the lights.
Robert Fox – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Row row row
Veronica Sorley – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Crop Row
Jason Wheeler – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

The Collection
Jo Christensen – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Peter Perfect
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Keeping Warm
Dean Mengel – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Pull 4
Dean Mengel – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A bit plane
Travis Lord – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

The Bathing Regiment on Parade
Richard Wyton – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A Sigh of Relief
Camilla Pettersson – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Me and my Shadow
Evan Williams – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Brush Turkey
Evan Williams – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Subway Moscow
Pete McDonald – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

almost winter time
Dianne Horrocks – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

One little duck
Gracie Lord – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Missing a Few
Roberta Edwards – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Toowoomba anzac parade 2021
iris Castle – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

For Service
Kym Stewart – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Where is Spiderman
Jasmin Lord – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Spot the snake
Gracie Lord – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Basking in the sun
Vivienne Lord – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Overflowing
Vivienne Lord – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lichen and Granite
Sandra Neill – Merit
Salon Grade Open Colour Print

Tasmanian Beech at Crater Lake
Sandra Neill – Merit
Salon Grade Open Colour Print

Of Yesteryear
Allan Rosser – Merit
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Print

MalagasayGirl
Janine Waters – Merit
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Aurora at White Beach
Jenny Graff – Merit
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Threes a Crowd
Tryg Helander – Merit
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

A mothers touch
Sara Hedley – Merit
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Little brother
Sandy Adsett – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

What mermaid?
Sandy Adsett – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Survivor
Jo Christensen – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Inline
Kym Stewart – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Legislative Assembly Building
Terry O’Brien – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Melbourne Arcade
Pete McDonald – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Glass Rainbow
Roberta Edwards – Merit
B Grade Creative Digital

Fibinacci Moon (Lunar Eclipse)
Jason Wheeler – Merit
A Grade Creative Digital

by Travis Lord, July 13, 2021

Judging Night 13/07/2021 – “In a Row” @ 7PM DeMolay House

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 585 796 0052
Passcode: q8X1Yw

Please ensure you have the Check-In QLD App installed on your smart device prior to arriving.

If you have an Apple iPhone type device, you can find the app here:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/check-in-qld/id1546028652

For an Android based device (Samsung, HTC, Oppo, Google Pixel or similar) you can find the app here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.qld.checkin

For more information about this, read this post:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/tps-covid-requirements/


Also remember entries for “Toy Story” are due by 11:59 13/07!

by Travis Lord, July 12, 2021

TPS Covid Requirements

As most members would be aware, Queensland Government have rolled out a “check-in” application that works off a “smart phone”. Using the APP you scan a square code which tells the APP where you are checking in.

TPS now has a code which will be used at all face to face meetings. Please ensure you have the Check-In QLD app on your smart phone. There will still be a paper based check-in procedure should your device not be compatible.

If you have an Apple iPhone type device, you can find the app here:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/check-in-qld/id1546028652

For an Android based device (Samsung, HTC, Oppo, Google Pixel or similar) you can find the app here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.qld.checkin

by Travis Lord, July 12, 2021

July Field Day: Astro Photography Saturday 10/07/2021

Date: Saturday 10/07/2021
Time: FROM 5pm
(Sun sets around 5:15 – so use this time to setup everything in the light and have your camera ready).
Location: Gus Beutel Lookout – Ravensbourne
Directions from Toowoomba: https://goo.gl/maps/1WHEd7ZUTiSXrBo6A

Things you need to bring:
-Camera + charged batteries + card/s
-Tripod
-Trigger release (cabled, remote) or learn how to use the inbuilt shutter timer.
– Wide angle lens (f2.8 or faster is best.)
-Light pollution / night filter if you have one.
-Gloves / beanie / jackets / thermos or anything else to keep you warm.
-Chair (if you need to sit down).
-Torch (so you can see – but please avoid shining into other peoples photos / eyes).
-Any notes you have taken from the Astrophotography Microskills session.

This field day is weather dependent, should it be raining or significantly cloudy it will likely be cancelled. If it is to be cancelled an updated post will be made by 4PM 10/07.

by Travis Lord, July 9, 2021

AstroPhotography Trial Run 06/07/2021 from 5pm

Tonight (06/07/2021 from 5PM) we will be having a trial run for our AstroPhotography night on Saturday. This is in place of MicroSkills (there will be no Zoom meeting).

This will give you a chance to learn your camera settings and not have to worry so much about interrupting others.

Things you need to bring:
-Camera + batteries + card/s
-Tripod
-Trigger release (cabled, remote) or learn how to use the inbuilt shutter timer.

-Fast wide angle lens f2.8 or faster is best.
-Light pollution / night filter if you have one.
-Wide angle lens (can still be used if not a fast one, but will require a higher ISO).
-Gloves / beanie / jackets / thermos or anything else to keep you warm.
-Chair (if you need to sit down).
-Torch (so you can see – but please avoid shining into other peoples photos / eyes).
-Any notes you have taken from the Astrophotography Microskills session.

We will be meeting at the location below at 5pm
Google Maps
https://goo.gl/maps/wN3pGgPY6cvwXQn69

by Travis Lord, July 5, 2021