Boggo Road Gaol Field Day – Update

Boggo Road Gaol Field Day – update
Saturday 27th October
The booking time is 1:30pm start.
For those in Toowoomba, the plan is to leave from St. Joseph’s College Carpark at 11:30am, arriving NLT 13:15pm.
St. Joseph’s is located at 54 James Street, Rangeville. We will be car-pooling as much as possible, if you need a lift to the event from Toowoomba, please be at the school to be allocated a car.
It is approximately 90minutes to the gaol.
Pay the $15.00 entry fee at the gaol, to the TPS president (Who will be wearing a big orange safety vest). Then we should gain access by 1:30pm.
We might have to wait while the previous group leaves.
We have 2 hours allocated exclusively for TPS and invited external club members.
Please reply to this post if you will be seeking a ride in the car-pool.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – Result

After a long exhausting day, your committee and tireless volunteers made a profit of $971.50

Considering the weather, this is outstanding!

Thank you to all those who assisted today. Your efforts have showcased what we can do as a well-oiled team. You are the backbone of our society.

Thanks too, to those who came down to volunteer last minute and to those who just came to cheer us on and buy lunch. Appreciate you all.

Very well done Team TPS!

The Prez

Mentoring Assistance

It’s time to help others. Our mentoring program is being started. Let’s pass on our skills to others.

I would like those of you with significant experience to choose what areas you’d like to help in. Please reply via email with the numbers you can mentor others in.

1. Camera Handling
2. Equipment Basics (choice/use)
3. Exposure Basics (getting to Manual Setting)
3. Advanced Camera Techniques
4. Speedlight Basics
5. Advanced Speedlight Use (off-camera, modes)
6. Basic image manipulation
7. Advanced image manipulation (stitching/cloning)
8. Tertiary manipulation skills (layering/blending)
9. Printing/mounting
10. Studio Concepts and Equipment
11. Advanced Equipment Use (filters/invalometer/triggers/specialist lenses)
12. Creative/Artistic/Fine-Art Photography
13. Calibration/Colour Management Principles



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.”

Field Day – 27th October – Boggo Road Gaol


The next Field Day will be held at the Boggo Road Gaol on Saturday, 27th October, 1:30-3:30pm. 

Photographers will have exclusive use of the venue for two hours. Meet in the carpark/entrance of Boggo Road Gaol at 1:15pm to have your attendance recorded.  

Price reduced to $15 per member/guest attending. Pay on the day. 

Please try to car pool. If you are driving and have space, please let us know and we will try to pair you with others.

Let’s make this a big day for TPS!

Sunday 14th October – TPS Sausage Sizzle – Bunnings North


Don’t forget that TPS will be holding our sausage sizzle at Bunnings North (Ruthven Street), on Sunday 14th October, 8am-4pm. 

Thank you to all the members who have volunteered to assist and those who have borrowed equipment to the cause. 

We hope this fundraiser earns the TPS some needed funds, to go towards our equipment upgrade account.

Please come along and have a snag and can of drink, if you’re out and about. 


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”.

TPS Coffee, Chat and Photography Lessons

We’re starting! Come along and learn more, ask more questions, practice more skills. Jilly’s Cafe on Margaret street, 6-7pm starting on November 6th (Melbourne Cup Day).

Cost will only be a coffee, or coffee and cake, plus a gold coin donation for TPS’ printing costs.

First night, we will have a round up of people’s needs and wants, plus a quick chat on White Balance, what it’s for and how to play around with it for some cool effects.


Skills Night Tuesday 25th September

To those members attending tomorrow night’s Skills Night – Light Painting with the Pixel Stick, please bring along:



Release cable or Remote

Torch if you want to do some of your own light painting

and Wear dark coloured clothing, if you plan to be in front of the camera for extended periods. 

If you also happen to have a speed light/flash gun, bring that along too. 


See you there!