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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Sep
24
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Food Photography
Oct
8
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Architecture This includes buildings or structures, interior or exterior, and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details.  It includes industrial, bridges, historical sites, buildings, interiors.
Oct
22
Tue
12:42 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 22 @ 12:42 pm – 1:42 pm
Image Challenge: Clocks Guest Speaker: Mick Jones on Action Photography
Nov
12
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 12 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Fences
Recent Posts Archives

TPS Club Meeting – 10 September

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 10th September 2019.  This month the Set Subject is “Lineal”. We have had 121 images submitted this month. The images will be judged using our panel system with our club members – Margaret Kebble, Norm Luke and Tim Dunn.

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

The September 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded here

And don’t forget that entries for our October 2019 must be uploaded by 11:59pm on the 10th September 2019. The Set Subject for this month is “Architecture”. The guideline for this competition is “This includes buildings or structures, interior or exterior, and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details.  It includes industrial, bridges, historical sites, buildings, interiors.”

by Graham Harris, September 8, 2019

Skills Night – 27 August 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 7:00pm.   For this month the Image Challenge is “Country Road”.  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 26th August 2019.

by Graham Harris, August 25, 2019

Results for competitions in August 2019

There were 56 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Guyra Nightscape
John Stewart – Gold
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

The Last Note
Robert Brown – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Baobab Sunrise
Janine Waters – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Swish
Dean Mengel – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Out of Reach
Dean Mengel – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Doggone it was fun
Jo Christensen – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Million Acre View
David Hurst – Silver
A Grade Outing Digital

Ruby ed 1
Peter Mcauliffe – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

Doing Time
Veronica Sorley – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Playing
Roberta Edwards – Silver
B Grade Open Mono Digital

The Fight for First
John Stewart – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

SandyNeill_S_S_M_Pet Python
Sandra Neill – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Contrasts In Affection
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Friends
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Im watching you
Peter Granfield – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Eva and little red
Sara Hedley – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Memories Of Cricket
Robert Brown – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Coming Back To Base
Tim Dunn – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

HD Holden S.31655
Tim Dunn – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Tranquil Loch Ness
Margaret Kebble – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Slithery pet
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Not until you delete that photo
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Ginger Jordie
Dean Mengel – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A_S_C_BWhisson I hear a worm
Barry Whisson – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lunas Ball
Mykl Devlin – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A Treat for a Pet Mouse
Melody Taylor – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Embarrassed to be in pink
Margaret Kebble – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

This is MINE!!!
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Spinner hands 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

201908_Regal Stare
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Taegan’s Fur
Mykl Devlin – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Three Shady Characters
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade Outing Digital

Sunset at Glengallan
Val Shield – Bronze
A Grade Outing Digital

Sun Almost Gone
David Hurst – Bronze
A Grade Outing Digital

Surfs Over There Mate
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Toowoomba Fog
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Slow Water
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Bird watching
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Who_is_watching_who
Scott Sorley – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Gee the searvice is slow here
Brian Ireland – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Technology speech inhibitor
Veronica Sorley – Bronze
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Just walking the dogs
iris castle – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Rupert
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Three of a Kind
Cheryl Bellette – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Rain Approaching Sorghum
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

SandyNeill_S_S_C_Love and Respect
Sandra Neill – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

One Misty Morn
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Mono Large Print

Final Adjustments
Graham Burstow – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Rustic Glengallan
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade Outing Large Print

Bug Amongst the Banana Peels
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Dawn in Hobart
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

A kiss from her favourite
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Is that food
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Feathered friends
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Warren
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lucky little Brother
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

by Graham Harris, August 16, 2019

2019 APS Australian Cup

The results of the 2019 APS Australian Cup have been announced. Toowoomba Photographic Society finished 43rd out of a total of 52 clubs entering the competition this year. The full results and winning images can be viewed in the 2019 APS Australian Cup Catalogue which can be access by clicking on the link

You can also view a slideshow of our entries and the score each received by clicking on the the video below.

by Graham Harris, August 4, 2019

Skills Night – 23 July 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 23 July 2019 at 7:00pm.   For this month the Image Challenge is “Worms eye view”.  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 22nd July 2019.

by Graham Harris, July 19, 2019

Results for competitions in 2019 End of Year

There were 72 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Edwin Mangabat – 1st Place
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Edwin Mangabat – 2nd Place
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Jenny Graff – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Andrew Raguse – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Peter Granfield – Highly Commended
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Tryg Helander – Highly Commended
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Peter Granfield – 2nd Place
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Richard Wyton – 1st Place
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Tryg Helander – Highly Commended
A Grade Outing Digital

Jo Christensen – 1st Place
A Grade Outing Digital

Tryg Helander – 2nd Place
A Grade Outing Digital

Graham Harris – Highly Commended
A Grade Outing Digital

Sandy Adsett – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Edwin Mangabat – 1st Place
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Sandy Adsett – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Edwin Mangabat – 2nd Place
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Jo Christensen – Highly Commended
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Richard Wyton – 1st Place
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Sandy Adsett – Highly Commended
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Sandy Adsett – 2nd Place
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Sandra Neill – 1st Place
A Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

Sandra Neill – Highly Commended
A Grade Outing Large Print

Allan Rosser – 1st Place
A Grade Outing Large Print

Allan Rosser – 2nd Place
A Grade Outing Large Print

Sandra Neill – 1st Place
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Allan Rosser – 2nd Place
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Sandra Neill – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Allan Rosser – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Sandra Neill – 1st Place
A Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Sandra Neill – 1st Place
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Allan Rosser – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Allan Rosser – 2nd Place
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Robert Brown – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Robert Fox – 1st Place
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Veronica Sorley – 2nd Place
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Veronica Sorley – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Veronica Sorley – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Robert Fox – Highly Commended
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Jill Whisson – Highly Commended
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

iris castle – 2nd Place
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Tim Dunn – 1st Place
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Kim Kuhnemann – 2nd Place
B Grade Outing Digital

Leslie Rook – Highly Commended
B Grade Outing Digital

Greg Ivanov – 1st Place
B Grade Outing Digital

Kim Kuhnemann – Highly Commended
B Grade Outing Digital

Dianne Horrocks – 2nd Place
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Jan Collings – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Greg Ivanov – 1st Place
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Ken Morton – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Greg Ivanov – 1st Place
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Nicola Lancaster – 2nd Place
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Tim Dunn – Highly Commended
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Janine Waters – 2nd Place
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Janine Waters – Highly Commended
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Janine Waters – 1st Place
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Pierre Boudib – Highly Commended
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Sara Hedley – 1st Place
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Pierre Boudib – Highly Commended
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Janine Waters – 2nd Place
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Sara Hedley – 1st Place
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Sara Hedley – Highly Commended
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

Sara Hedley – 1st Place
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Sara Hedley – 2nd Place
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

John Stewart – 1st Place
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

John Stewart – 2nd Place
Salon Grade Open Mono Large Print

Graham Burstow – 1st Place
Salon Grade Open Mono Large Print

Graham Burstow – Highly Commended
Salon Grade Open Mono Large Print

Graham Burstow – Highly Commended
Salon Grade Open Mono Large Print

John Stewart – 2nd Place
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

John Stewart – 1st Place
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

John Stewart – 2nd Place
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

John Stewart – 1st Place
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Graham Harris, July 13, 2019

The 2019 Alice Black Winner – “Pointing Heavenward” by Peter Matthews

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 the 2019 Competition Year the Alice Black Trophy has been awarded to Peter Matthews for his image “Pointing Heavenward”.  This was the March 2019 Alice Black image.  Congratulations Peter.

by Graham Harris, July 13, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 9 July

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 9th July 2019.  This is our End of Year competition night with 239 images submitted by club members being judged by Andrew Coates, Salts Studio. In addition the winning entries for the 2019 David Hack Memorial and 2018-19 Alice Black Memorial competitions will be announced.

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

The July 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded here.

And don’t forget that entries for the first month of our 2019-20 competition year (August 2019) must be uploaded by 12:00 midnight on the 16th July 2019. The Set Subject for this month is “Pets”. The guideline for this competition is “A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, entertainment, or as an act of compassion such as taking in and protecting a hungry stray cat, rather than as a working animal, livestock or laboratory animal.  Two of the most popular pets are dogs and cats.  However, there are a range of other animals which are also kept as pets – rodents, birds, reptiles, fish, frogs and arthropods (insects, spiders and hermit crabs for example).  Ideally for this set subject there should be evidence of human companionship”.

by Graham Harris, July 6, 2019

August 2019 Aggregate Entries

The entries for our August 2019 competition are due by midnight 16th July 2019 (we have extended the usual entry date this month due to the change over of the website). This is the first month of our 2020 Aggregate Competition year.

From this month the new TPS website is in operation. To upload your entries log into the TPS MyPhotoClub website at www.tpsinc.org.au. The upload steps are:

  1. Click on the Members button at the right of the home page (you can always return to the Home Page by clicking on the TPS logo at the top left of the screen)
  2. Click on the Competitions button that appears
  3. Select the 2020 button at the right of the screen
  4. Click on the upload icon in the 2020 August tile – all other competitions for the year appear here also. This will open the Upload page where you should click on the white upload area at right to add an image file
  5. Once the file is uploaded select the correct section for your entry below the selected image
  6. Then click on the green Submit Your Entry button to complete the upload.

Prints should be lodged with Murray’s Art & Framing, 485 Ruthven St by Midday Tuesday 16th July 2019. 

The set subject for the August competition is Pets. The guideline for this set subject is:

A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, entertainment, or as an act of compassion such as taking in and protecting a hungry stray cat, rather than as a working animal, livestock or laboratory animal.  Two of the most popular pets are dogs and cats.  However, there are a range of other animals which are also kept as pets – rodents, birds, reptiles, fish, frogs and arthropods (insects, spiders and hermit crabs for example).  Ideally for this set subject there should be evidence of human companionship.

This, together with the Open & Field Day categories, should provide a challenge!  Note that there is a limit of 3 images in total per member per month.

Note the Maximum Image size that can be uploaded is 2000 pixels on the longest side, and a file size of 2000 kilobytes.  If your images do not meet these specifications they cannot be uploaded.  Name your files with the title of the image and please ensure you select the correct section for your uploaded images.

by Graham Harris, July 5, 2019

Alice Black Award – June 2019 – “Time to cook dinner” by Mattea Taylor

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 June 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Mattea Taylor for her image “Time to cook dinner”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Digital Colour Set Subject section – “Still Life”.

Our judge, Graham Harris provided the following comments “This image had exceptionally high impact for me – you have taken the “Still Life” set subject and put a very original spin on it. The composition works brilliantly and there is a complete story here.”

by Graham Harris, June 16, 2019