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
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Rust 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[...]
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[...]
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Christmas
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
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Weather
Recent Posts Archives

Tuesday 6pm – Microskills Night

Tomorrow night we will be at Jilly’s Cafe (6pm) for a print critique.
Bring along a Print you’re very fond of, for review by either myself or Graham Burstow.
This will be an interesting look into how judges look into images to provide awards and feedback.

by Tryg Helander, June 3, 2019

Skills Night – Tuesday 28th May

Click on image for a better look!

by Tryg Helander, May 21, 2019

Jilly’s 7th May – People Photography with Graham Burstow OAM

The next Jilly’s Microskills Night will be on the 7th May, 6pm, with Graham Burstow OAM. 

Graham will be speaking about People Photography. This will be another in his wonderful series of street photography. 

by Tryg Helander, May 3, 2019

Jilly’s Cancelled

Members, please note:

Due to circumstances beyond my control, Jilly’s will be cancelled tomorrow night (Tuesday 30th April).

See you next Tuesday at Jilly’s for Graham Burstow’s talk on ‘People Photography’.

by Tryg Helander, April 29, 2019

Skills Night – Light Painting

Skills Night and BBQ (weather dependent)

Light Painting

Please bring your camera, tripod and cable release/remote shutter release with you.

A torch for light painting.

Remember we start at 7pm sharp at DeMolay House!

by Tryg Helander, April 23, 2019

Bunnings Fundraiser Report

Would like to report our success at the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraising today. 

Firstly, thank you to all who volunteered. Your selflessness and support is greatly appreciated.

Minus the $200 float and $772.60 for the initial purchase of goods/sundries required, TPS profited $1104.90 today.

Due to an error on my behalf, we still have 7 packets of sausages, which will be frozen and used soon, in a thank you BBQ to thank all for the good deeds we have done as a club. Stay tuned.

by Tryg Helander, April 6, 2019

Jilly’s Cafe – Street Photography

The master advising the apprentices! 

Graham Burstow OAM, providing us all his experience on street photography, such a pleasure to hear his stories and sharing his expertise. 

A great series of talks. There will be an outing developed from this series of talks. Stay tuned! 

Thank you Graham. 

by Tryg Helander, April 2, 2019

Skills Night – Food Photography

Skills Night – Tuesday 26th 7pm, DeMolay House

Bring along food to photograph. Bring your cameras, strobes/flashes, fancy plates, props etc.

Member and professional photographer, Kat Lynn, will be sharing her view on food photography and share some tips on how she sets up for a typical shoot.

See you all there.

by Tryg Helander, March 24, 2019

Tuesday Night Micro Skills – Jilly’s Cafe – 6pm

Tuesday 6pm at Jilly’s Cafe, Margaret Street.

Street Photography- with Graham Burstow.

A talk on the aesthetic appeal, skills and critique of images.

by Tryg Helander, March 18, 2019

National Digital Portrait Exhibition/Competition 2019

Members: FYI

From Colin Woods.

I am writing to you so that you may inform your members of a national photography competition they may be interested in.  The National Digital Portrait Exhibition 2019 is a photography competition circuit with five judging panels.   This means your entries go into five separate competitions for the one entry fee of $34.   This competition is now open for entries and closes on March 31st.


The exhibition is conducted in accordance with the recommendations and approval of the Australian Photographic Society (APS) – Approval number 2019/9, with 60 APS medals, ribbons and recognition towards honours available to entrants.     This competition is informally titled “Portraits for Parkinson’s”, as 25% of your entry fee will be donated to aid Parkinson’s Disease support groups in your state.


For full details please go to https://natportrait.myphotoclub.com.au/


Please pass this message on to all of your photographing colleagues!


Kind regards

Colin Woods

Competition organiser

by Tryg Helander, February 6, 2019