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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Jan
14
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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[...]
Jan
28
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Christmas
Feb
11
Tue
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
Feb
25
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Weather
Mar
10
Tue
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[...]
Recent Posts Archives

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

TPS Club Meeting – 11 June 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 11th June 2019.  There have been 114 images submitted by club members for our June 2019 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Graham Harris.

The Set Subject for this month is “Still Life”. We look forward to catching up with you all this evening.

The June 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded here.

And don’t forget that entries for the 2019 End of Year Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 11th June 2019.

by Graham Harris, June 10, 2019

End of Year Competition Entries – due 11 June 2019

The entries for our 2019 End of Year Competition are due on the 11 June 2019.

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by Graham Harris, May 29, 2019

David Hack Classic Meet 2019

The David Hack Classic Meet 2019 is being held on Sunday 19 May 2019 at the Toowoomba Airport, Spitfire Street, Wilsonton starting at 8:00am. The entry cost for adults is $15.

This event is run by the Rotary Club of Toowoomba North. It is a Fundraising event featuring an exotic mix of classic, vintage and modern cars, historic trucks, military vehicles, racing cars, warbirds and classic planes. This is the 21st year raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation, Blue Care and other charities. There’s something for everyone of all ages.

Toowoomba Photographic Society members are encouraged to attend and submit up to 6 images taken at this event for our 2019 David Hack Memorial Competition. Entries for this competition will open to our members on the TPS MyPhotoClub Website shortly.

The winner of the 2019 David Hack Memorial Competition will be awarded the David Hack Memorial Trophy at our end-of-year awards night.

by Graham Harris, May 18, 2019

Alice Black Award – May 2019 – “The Star” by Iris Castle

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 May 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Iris Castle for her image “The Star”.  This image was entered in the B Grade Digital Colour Set Subject section – “Bokeh”.

Our judge, Gerard Saide provided the following comments “A perfect bokeh background. Lighting is beautiful. A less central placement of the bird might be more effective but not always so.”

by Graham Harris, May 14, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 14 May 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 14th May 2019.  There have been 133 images submitted by club members for our May 2019 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Gerard Saide.

The Set Subject for this month is “Bokeh”. We look forward to catching up with you all this evening.

The May 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded here.

And don’t forget that entries for the June 2019 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 14th May 2019 – the set subject for that month “Still Life”.

by Graham Harris, May 13, 2019

TPS Skills Night – 23 April 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 7:00pm.   For this month the Image Challenge is “Birds”.  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 April 2019.

by Graham Harris, April 21, 2019

Alice Black Award – April 2019 – “Above normal” by Graham Burstow

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 April 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Graham Burstow for his print “Above Normal”.  This image was entered in the Salon Grade Print Mono Set Subject section.

Our judge, Wendy Geddes provided the following comments “There are so many wonderfully correct things about this image that I fear if I start, it might be the longest critique I’ve done. The child knows he’s unwell and he dreads what the thermometer might tell and Mum’s expression shows concern. The story is perfectly represented by composition and technique. I really enjoyed the little flick of Rembrandt lighting on both models shaded cheeks, the perfect sepia tones, the theatre of the positioning and prop, and the subtle separation of child’s world and adult’s world through the depth of field. The last point is an echo from the past, when a parent was in charge and took the necessary action, without graphically illuminating the situation to the child, as in modern times. I also enjoyed your title, which cryptically alludes to the situation without literally, spelling it out. I could go on. Thank you for entering this image. “

by Graham Harris, April 14, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 9 April 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 9th April 2019.  There have been 117 images submitted by 40 club members for our April 2019 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Wendy Geddes, FAPS EFIAP GPUCR2 PSQA.

The Set Subject for this month is “Expressions”.

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

And don’t forget that entries for the May 2019 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 9th April 2019 – the set subject for that month is “Bokeh”.

by Graham Harris, April 8, 2019

2019-20 Aggregate Competition Set Subjects

The TPS Committee have agreed on the Set Subjects for the 2019-20 Aggregate Competition which starts in August 2019. Listed below are the set subjects – you can also download a copy of these together with entry due dates, and the Skills Night Image Challenge subjects, by clicking on this link.

  • August 2019 – Pets
  • September 2019 – Lineal
  • October 2019 – Architecture
  • November 2019 – Conceptual
  • December 2019 – Rust
  • January 2020 – no aggregate competition this month
  • February 2020 – Abstract
  • March 2020 – Self Portrait
  • April 2020 – Antique
  • May 2020 – Dominant Colour
  • June 2020 – At Night
  • July 2020 – End-of-Year Competition

Guidelines for these set subjects will be drawn up and made available on the website in the near future.

by Graham Harris, April 6, 2019