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.

We meet at DeMolay House, 90 Margaret Street, Toowoomba at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

For more information go to About the Club

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;

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.

Redlands Camera Club, 49 Marlborough Rd, Wellington Point QLD 4160
Margaret O’Grady EFIAP/b GMAPS PSQA
Paul Bennie FAPS HonFAPS

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
• 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
• Each judge will also choose their personal
• 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


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.

The Committee

Free Event – AIPP Light Stories Seminar and Exhibition at TAFE Southwest Toowoomba, 10am – 31 May 2018

A fantastic free event is offered for all to attend, with AIPP professionals at TAFE SW in Toowoomba. If you would like to attend, follow the link below and book in for this.


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TPS Members Survey

The TPS Committee have created a members survey which we would like you to complete.  This is an on-line survey which can be accessed by clicking on the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Q73GNG.

The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.  We’d like it completed by the 12 June 2018.  Your responses will give us a better understanding of our membership and how we can best provide improved services to our members.

TPS Club Meeting – 8th May 2018

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 8th May 2018.  There have been  91 images submitted by 31 club members for our May 2018 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Tryg Helander, PSQ Understudy Judge

There are two Set Subject for this month:

  1.  Letters
  2.  Sport

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

Members can also download their latest Cable Release at May 2018 Cable Release.

TPS Draft Proposal – Social Media and Advertising Policy – Member Comment


The TPS has recently started using Social Media sites; such as Facebook. To that end, the committee would like to develop an inclusive policy, that meets the needs of the society, the users of our Facebook presence and visitors to the same. Social Media is a gateway to how we present ourselves. Even if an adverse comment or argument or these media sites, may seem trivial, it may put off people wanting to become involved with us. This is why your committee has worked toward this policy’s implementation.

If you’re coming along to tonight’s meeting or the next competition night, there will be hard copies of a draft proposal TPS Social Media Policy, to which we would welcome comments. Alternately, click the link in the last sentence to read it.

Once this process is complete, it will become part of the rules we will all follow.

Comments to the Secretary’s email: tpssec@hotmail.com.au

Thank you.

Queensland International Digital Circuit 2018

The 5th Queensland International Digital Circuit is now open.  This provides an excellent opportunity for our members to “dip their toe in the water” of international competition.  The circuit will comprise four salons, each with four sections
and conducted in accordance with FIAP, PSA, GPU and APS (Australian Photographic Society) requirements and It is held in association with PSQ (Photographic Society of Queensland Inc.) where all 4 legs are located. There will be Open Colour, Open  B&W / Mono, Nature and the Special Theme for this year is ‘Child/Children’.

All images will be judged by experienced and/or accredited judges holding FIAP distinctions  and will be displayed on a 60 inch HD TV. All of the images will be randomized. A high quality printed catalogue will be made available to all entrants that have correctly submitted images to this Circuit and complied with all ‘Conditions of Entry’.

Note: Also ensure the Images you upload hasn’t  received an acceptance or award in either of the previous four QIDC salons.

The full details of the competition (and cost) can be found at the website for the Queensland International Digital Circuit at www.queensland-photo.com.