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 Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
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Set Subject: Abstract Abstract photography is the expression of ideas and emotions by using elements such as colours, lines, shapes and textures without attempting to create a realistic picture – any subject, no matter how[...]
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
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Image Challenge: Christmas
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7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Looking Down The image must be taken so as to show a scene which lies below the photographer. The height from which the image is taken is immaterial. Judge: Jenny Graff AAPS PSQA
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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
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Image Challenge: Weather
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7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Action This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilities are infinite but as long as the main thrust of[...]
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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

Results for competitions in December 2019

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in December 2019

by Graham Harris, December 12, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 10 December 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 10th December 2019.  This month the Set Subject is “Rust”. We have had 116 images submitted this month. The images will be judged using our club members panel system.

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

The December 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded by clicking on the download button:

And don’t forget that entries for the January 2020 (the first month of our 2020 Aggregate competition competition) must be uploaded by 11:59pm on the 10th December 2019. The Set Subject for this month is “Abstract”. The guideline for this competition is “Abstract photography is the expression of ideas and emotions by using elements such as colours, lines, shapes and textures without attempting to create a realistic picture – any subject, no matter how ordinary, can become abstract depending on the way it is photographed.

More often than not what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in.

There are no rules about composition or framing – it all comes down to you, your view and what you find interesting or beautiful – you are only limited by your vision and ideas.

Ways to get started:

  • Choose strong shapes
  • Get up close
  • Use colour to grab attention
  • Seek out texture
  • Look for repeating patterns
  • Use lines and curves
  • Photograph reflections
  • Shoot through another object
  • Capture shadow
  • Blur your images

Our judge for the January 2020 competition is Michael Stefanini AAPS PSQA.

by Graham Harris, December 9, 2019

Camera Handling and Basic Photography Course – Tomorrow 9am

Tomorrow Morning 9am

For those who have registered and paid, the Camera Handling and Basic Photography Course at the Toowoomba City Library. If you are registered and did not pay yet, please have cash ready, $20.

Bring a notepad and pen, your camera and a user manual (if you have one). I will be at the foyer entrance at 8:45am.

See you tomorrow!

by Tryg Helander, December 6, 2019

Tuesday Microskills – at Jilly’s Cafe

by Tryg Helander, November 27, 2019

Skills Night – 26 November 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 7:00pm.

This month we will be focusing on festive season photography and also looking at creative photography.

For this month the Image Challenge is “Fences”.  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 25th November 2019.

And don’t forget our field day at the Interclub Go Kart Championship at Greer Park, just off Postman’s Ridge Rd on Sunday, 24 November.  

by Graham Harris, November 22, 2019

Alice Black Award – November 2019 – “Under the Gateway” by Roberta Edwards

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.

“Under the Gateway” by Roberta Edwards

For November 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Roberta Edwards for her image “Under the Gateway”.  This image was entered in the B Grade Open Digital section.

by Graham Harris, November 14, 2019

Results for competitions in November 2019

There were 69 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in November 2019

Under the Gateway
Roberta Edwards – Gold
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Fantasy
Graham Burstow – Gold
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

Way too cool
Sandy Adsett – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Rufous Bettong
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Little Mushie
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Mercy Flight
Pierre Boudib – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Interesting Concept
Dean Mengel – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

On Watch
Margaret Midkiff – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

stairs
Dianne Horrocks – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

old job old shed
ammajae – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Spring
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Time in a Bottle
Jan Collings – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

All Hat No Cattle.
Robert Fox – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Imagine this.
Stewart Dorman – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Penny for your thoughts
Veronica Sorley – Silver
B Grade Outing Digital

Lake Rotoiti
Sandra Neill – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

A Lady Veteran
John Stewart – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

Red Wattle Bird on Giant Spear Lily
John Stewart – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

Revalation
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

Submission
Michael Jones – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Green Stare
Michael Jones – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

City skyline
Peter Granfield – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Cheer Squad
Robert Brown – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Under the Radar
David Hurst – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Oh! What a beautiful day
David Hurst – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Immature Blue Faced Honey eater
Melody Taylor – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Soaring High
Melody Taylor – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Glorious Cloudy Cable Beach Sunset
Melody Taylor – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Bearded Dragon
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Street sleeper
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Paparazzo with the Puparazzi
Richard Wyton – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Dedication
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Centralian knob tailed gecko 06
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Shingleback 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Jumping spider and fly 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

A_S_C_BWhisson_The BA Effect
Barry Whisson – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Photographers licence
Jo Christensen – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A_S_C_BWhisson_Wild imaginings
Barry Whisson – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Future Concept
Dean Mengel – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Free at last
Margaret Kebble – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Dont Stereotype Me
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Love Letters
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

By the light of a composite moon
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

I have you in the palm of my hand
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade Outing Digital

Northern Kenya Giraffe
Peter Evans – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Prehistorock_
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Mazy
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Yarramalong Weir
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

The Golden Hour
Cheryl Bellette – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Thinking
Margaret Midkiff – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

on golden pond
ammajae – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Night Lights -Trees -Toowoomba
Margaret Midkiff – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

time travellers
iris castle – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

To spill the beans
Ken Morton – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A balanced Aussie
Ken Morton – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Global warming
Ken Morton – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Forgotten Play
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Fireworks
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Bronze
B Grade Outing Digital

Swing Bridge
Sandra Neill – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

Burn Baby Burn
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

MusicInTheWind
Sandra Neill – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

Old coal miner
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

rainbow bright
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

The Big Boss
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Looking for nectar
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Dreamtime
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Redhot knife
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Sorrowful
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Scene through different eyes
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

by Graham Harris, November 12, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 12 November 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 12th November 2019.  This month the Set Subject is “Conceptual”. We have had 114 images submitted this month. The images will be judged using our club members panel system.

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

The November 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded by clicking on the download button:

And don’t forget that entries for our December 2019 competition must be uploaded by 11:59pm on the 12th November 2019. The Set Subject for this month is “Rust”. The guideline for this competition is “The red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture. Rusting leads to corrosion and destruction of the object. It is any film or coating on metal caused by oxidation.

Rust photography can include a whole object or part of an object that is rusted or rusting. It can also include macro images of rusted items and surfaces.

Rust can be used to describe things that are reddish-brown in colour

Rust is a disease which affects plants. It is caused by a fungus.

by Graham Harris, November 11, 2019

Heritage Bank Photographic Awards – Thank You

Thank you very much to our dedicated volunteers who helped hang the Heritage Photographic Awards this morning, sterling effort all!

These images look great hanging at the main branch on Ruthven, go check them out!

by Tryg Helander, October 31, 2019

Camera Handling and Photography Basics Course

People have been asking for one, so here it is…..

A hands-on, concentrated camera and photography basics course for a maximum of 20 people. 

This course aims to get you out of the auto and programmed modes and into using priority modes and MANUAL! Understanding metering, ISO, Focussing, White Balance, Aperture, Shutter and more….

by Tryg Helander, October 24, 2019