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.
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
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Don’t forget: Tuesday night (15th) is at Jilly’s 6pm for our next Micro Skills Lesson – Shutter Priority and Shutter Effects.
Gold coin donation for the printed material and please buy a drink, or drink and snack upon entry to Jilly’s. All proceeds to the club.
Tickets will be available at every meeting for the 30th July theatre showing of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mouse Trap’. This will be at the Rep Theatre. It’s on a spare Tuesday night.
$25 each ticket. Nibbles will be provided.
This is our major fundraiser for the year.
Please, think about coming along, invite family and friends.
This is limited to 100 tickets. See Val or Jenny.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th) and Thursday, volunteers are requested to assist removing and rehanging images for the Heritage Bank Photographic Awards.
Meeting place: 9am, 400 Ruthven Street Heritage Bank main branch.
Thank you all.
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.
For December 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to Stewart Dorman for his digital image “Free as a bird” taken at our October 2018 Field Day shoot at Boggo Road Gaol. This image was entered in the B Grade Digital Field Day section.
Our judge, Brian Kenny commented “Good monochrome conversion. Great silhouette, with just enough detail retained in the shadows. Even for someone who doesn’t know it was taken at Boggo Rpad, this image and title work together well.”
January is rolling up quick for those who would like to try for honours…
You will need to join the APS, $80 per annum and have either 12-14 images for Licentiate or 20-25 for Associate. The Panel entry fee is extra.
At this stage, I am hoping to get three judges (who have Associate honours) to view entries for members.
Each will pick out either 12 or 25 images, copy them into a folder from the originals submitted.
This will give the submitter an idea how’d they might go in achieving said honours. Ultimately it’s your decision.
Please start curating your entries.
Don’t forget that tomorrow night is our next Coffee Catch-Up at Jilly’s on Margaret Street, 6-7pm. We will be covering ‘Bracketing’, and the advantages of doing this.
Please remember it’s a gold-coin donation for printed materials and the purchase of a beverage and/or cake to come along.
Bracketing is one of those skills which can really propel your photographic journey. Please consider coming along.