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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Aug
27
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Country Road
Sep
10
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Lineal A less-commonly used word for linear, but not to be confused with Linear Photography only, which is the use of parallel lines to derive perspective. Lineal also means; relating to, or consisting of[...]
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.
Recent Posts Archives

TPS Skills Night – 26 February 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 26 February 2098 at 7:00pm.   For this month the Image Challenge is “Tracks”.  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 February 2019.

by Graham Harris, February 24, 2019

Alice Black Award – February 2019 – “Harrow Homestead Front Room” by Allan Rosser

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.

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For February 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Allan Rosser for his print image “Harrow Homestead Front Room” taken at our September 2018 Field Day with Stanthorpe Camera Club.  This image was entered in the A Grade Print Field Day section.

Our judge, John North commented “Outstanding print quality, everything is very sharp.”

by Graham Harris, February 23, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 12th February 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 12th February 2019.  There have been 133 images submitted by club members for our February 2019 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by John North.

The Set Subject for this month is “Coastal”.

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

And don’t forget that entries for the March 2019 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 12th February 2018 – the set subject for that month “Naked tree/s”.

by Graham Harris, February 10, 2019

Photography Training Notes now available

The training notes from the fortnightly photography training sessions at Jilly’s Cafe are now available in the members area of our TPS website.  They can be accessed by clicking on the Photography Training Notes link which will take you to the Training Notes page.

by Graham Harris, January 28, 2019

Alice Black Award – December 2018 – “Free as a bird” by Stewart Dorman

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.”

by Graham Harris, December 11, 2018

TPS Skills Night – 27 November 2018

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at 7:00pm.
For this month the Image Challenge is “Doors”.  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 November 2018.

by Graham Harris, November 21, 2018

Alice Black Award – November 2018 – “A Wet Day in the Horse Yards” by John Stewart

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 November 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to John Stewart for his print “A wet day in the horse yards”.  This image was entered in the Salon Grade Mono Set Subject: “Motion” Print section.

Our judge, Allan Rosser commented “Well done, slow enough to show the drops dropping, but not slow enough for other things to blur. The progression of dark to light enhances the image.”

by Graham Harris, November 21, 2018

TPS Club Meeting – 13 November 2018

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 13th November 2018.  There have been 131 images submitted by 46 club members for our November 2018 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Allen Rosser.

The Set Subject for this month is “Motion”.

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

And don’t forget that entries for the December 2018 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 13th November 2018 – the set subject for this month is “Fairs, Shows, Markets”.

by Graham Harris, November 11, 2018

Alice Black Award – October 2018 – “Autumn Morn” 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 October 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to Graham Burstow for his print “Autumn Morn”.  This image was entered in the Salon Grade Mono Set Subject: “Garden City” Print section.

Our judge, Margaret O’Grady commented “Wonderful story of the garden city … simple and powerful.  The shafts of light add a diagonal pattern that work to bring the eye to the child.  Very effective use of light and shadow.”

by Graham Harris, October 11, 2018

TPS Club Meeting – 9 October 2018

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 9th October 2018.  There have been 110 images submitted by 36 club members for our October 2018 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Margaret O’Grady.

The Set Subject for this month is Garden City.

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

And don’t forget that entries for the November 2018 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 9th October 2018 – the set subject for this month is “Motion”.

by Graham Harris, October 7, 2018