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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Oct
13
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: At Night Ideally this set subject encompasses any image taken at night – the aim is to illustrate some aspect of that time when we are in darkness – after the sun as[...]
Oct
27
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Social Documentary
Nov
10
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 10 @ 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[...]
Nov
24
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: At Play
Dec
8
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
End-of-Year Competition
Recent Posts Archives

Voting closes Tuesday – Vote Now!

Members, please vote as per the request in the previous email. We need your vote!

email your decision to tpspresident (at) hotmail.com.au

Currently received votes from:
Robert Fox
Jo Christensen
Dean Mengel
Will Duncan-Kemp
Peter Matthews
Stan Cochran
Peter Alison
Pierre Boudib
Evan Williams
Geni Russ
Richard Wyton
Cory Hagan
Graham Harris
Dennis Dowling
Travis Lord
Margaret Kebble
John Stewart
Andrew Raguse
Roberta Edwards
Jo Aspro
Mick Jones
Veronica Sorley
Terry Obrien
Jenny Graff
Tracey Nash
Peter Granfield
Geoff Adams
Tryg Helander

by Tryg Helander, September 19, 2020

Vote now!

Members, please vote as per the request in the previous email. We need a YES or NO to the question regarding our proposed change to the scoring system.

I will record your name once I receive your vote.

Currently received votes from:
Cory Hagan
Graham Harris
Dennis Dowling
Travis Lord
Margaret Kebble
John Stewart
Andrew Raguse
Roberta Edwards
Jo Aspro
Mick Jones
Veronica Sorley
Terry Obrien
Jenny Graff
Tracey Nash
Peter Granfield
Geoff Adams
Tryg Helander

by Tryg Helander, September 18, 2020

Vote for proposed new award system

VOTING FOR THE FOLLOWING – 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Do you support the following awards definitions and point score system for TPS as outlined as proposed by the TPS working group:

Proposed New Awards

Alice Black Award this is the image of the night in the opinion of the judge.  This image is one that has significant impact for the judge as a result of technique, composition or storytelling.  It can be chosen from any grade or medium (print or digital)

Honour – This is awarded to an exceptional photograph which has impact, is technically excellent, well composed, shows originality and artistry, and has few if any flaws.

Merit This is awarded to a very good photograph which meets high technical standards and also shows originality, artistry, and good composition.  Any flaws present are very minor.

Highly Commended This is awarded to a good photograph with good technique, artistry, and minor flaws.

Commended – This is awarded to a photograph which may have significant flaws that detract from the image and can be overcome or amended.

Out of Category – A photo that does not fit the criteriafor the competition is given this award.

The scores are as follows:

 Points
Honour6
Merit4
Highly Commended3
Commended2
Out of Category0

Movement between grades will depend on the percentage of total competition points gained as follows:

% of total competition year points attainedB grade to A gradeA grade to Salon gradeMovement between future levels in Salon grade
%556065

The winner of the Alice Black award monthly competition receives 2 points, but the End of Year Alice Black does not, consistent with existing end-of year awards.

Yes/No

Please email back your vote, as a yes or a no, along with your name, NLT 22 September 2020.

by Tryg Helander, September 16, 2020

Skills Night

After our talk tonight with Geoff, we will do a quick demonstration about changing colours with Lightroom CC. See you tonight!

The lesson on this exists here:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/09/How-To-Change-The-Colour-of-ANYTHING-in-Lightroom.pdf

by Tryg Helander, September 15, 2020

Tuesday Competition Night

Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82841043847?pwd=ZTNtWTgxc2ZKSGlHUS9MSXhUSHBhQT09

Meeting ID: 828 4104 3847
Passcode: 074840

by Tryg Helander, September 7, 2020

New Lesson Plan – Using Tone Curves in LR CC

A lesson plan is available for tonight’s “Using Tone Curve in LR CC” on our website, here:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/09/The-Tonal-Curve.pdf

by Tryg Helander, September 1, 2020

Tuesday Night Microskill – with Margaret Kebble

A lesson on the use of tone curves for Lightroom.

The Tone Curve (simply referred to as “curves” by most photographers) is a powerful tool that can affect the overall brightness and contrast of an image. By adjusting the Tone Curve, you can make your images brighter or darker, and affect the contrast levels.

See you on Zoom, 7pm

Meeting ID: 895 7595 3485
Passcode: 664548

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89575953485?pwd=eFo2QzloMU1FRmZDeG5yRERTak5sdz09

by Tryg Helander, August 31, 2020

Saturday Workshop – 29 August 4pm

Saturday Triple-Whammy Workshop

We will be meeting at the car park lookout after the saddle, on the upward side of the range, at 4pm.

The workshop will cover ‘Panorama Creation’, Panning’ and ‘Bracketing’.

Bracketing will assist those who have Lightroom for post-processing images into a merged High Dynamic Range (HDR) single ‘tonally complete’ stacked image.

Bring a tripod (if you have), a wide lens would be good too.

For Panorama Lesson, click link below:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2019/02/Panoramas-and-Stitching-Panoramas.pdf

For bracketing lesson, click link below:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2019/01/8.-Lesson-What-is-Bracketing.pdf

For HDR Merging, use link below:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/07/HDR-Merging-in-Lightroom.pdf

by Tryg Helander, August 28, 2020

ZOOM link

Tuesday 25th, 7pm

Meeting ID: 835 9499 8935

Passcode: 498486

by Tryg Helander, August 25, 2020

Zoom Session Tonight

Zoom session tonight will be on using Range Masking. 7pm.

A link will appear soon.

Please review the lesson plan provided:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2020/08/Lesson-Range-Masking-in-LR-CC.pdf

See you tonight!

by Tryg Helander, August 25, 2020