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.

Upcoming Events - mouse over for details
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.
Oct
22
Tue
12:42 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 22 @ 12:42 pm – 1:42 pm
Image Challenge: Clocks Guest Speaker: Mick Jones on Action Photography
Nov
12
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 12 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Fences
Recent Posts Archives

TPS Club Meeting – 10 September

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 10th September 2019.  This month the Set Subject is “Lineal”. We have had 121 images submitted this month. The images will be judged using our panel system with our club members – Margaret Kebble, Norm Luke and Tim Dunn.

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

The September 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded here

And don’t forget that entries for our October 2019 must be uploaded by 11:59pm on the 10th September 2019. The Set Subject for this month is “Architecture”. The guideline for this competition is “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.”

by Graham Harris, September 8, 2019

Skills Night – 27 August 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 7:00pm.   For this month the Image Challenge is “Country Road”.  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 August 2019.

by Graham Harris, August 25, 2019

TPS Outing

From Geoff Adams, Members’ Rep:

TPS outing this Sunday 25th August, Japanese Gardens 2-4pm.

This is an opportunity to photograph a young lady dressed in steam punk costume with the gardens as a backdrop (Thanks Elsa, I assume Dad has mentioned this by now).

If like me, you didn’t have a clue what this fashion trend or subculture was, here’s some information
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

This should be fun, and a great way to make different cultures blend (or clash).

by Tryg Helander, August 20, 2019

Heritage Photographic Awards

Volunteers are being sought to assist with the framing of the Heritage Photographic Awards.

This will be happening on Monday 26th August, 9am-finished. (I realise people work, it is not necessary to let me know if you cannot.)

This is a vital part of our local assistance and revenue raising efforts. It is important that we maintain our connection to this major photographic event, in our region.

Please email or reply to the post, if you can assist.

by Tryg Helander, August 18, 2019

Results for competitions in August 2019

There were 56 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2019

Guyra Nightscape
John Stewart – Gold
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

The Last Note
Robert Brown – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Baobab Sunrise
Janine Waters – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Swish
Dean Mengel – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Out of Reach
Dean Mengel – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Doggone it was fun
Jo Christensen – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Million Acre View
David Hurst – Silver
A Grade Outing Digital

Ruby ed 1
Peter Mcauliffe – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

Doing Time
Veronica Sorley – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Playing
Roberta Edwards – Silver
B Grade Open Mono Digital

The Fight for First
John Stewart – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

SandyNeill_S_S_M_Pet Python
Sandra Neill – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Contrasts In Affection
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Friends
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Im watching you
Peter Granfield – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Eva and little red
Sara Hedley – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Memories Of Cricket
Robert Brown – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Coming Back To Base
Tim Dunn – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

HD Holden S.31655
Tim Dunn – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Tranquil Loch Ness
Margaret Kebble – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Slithery pet
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Not until you delete that photo
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Ginger Jordie
Dean Mengel – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A_S_C_BWhisson I hear a worm
Barry Whisson – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lunas Ball
Mykl Devlin – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A Treat for a Pet Mouse
Melody Taylor – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Embarrassed to be in pink
Margaret Kebble – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

This is MINE!!!
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Spinner hands 01
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

201908_Regal Stare
Graham Harris – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Taegan’s Fur
Mykl Devlin – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Three Shady Characters
Tryg Helander – Bronze
A Grade Outing Digital

Sunset at Glengallan
Val Shield – Bronze
A Grade Outing Digital

Sun Almost Gone
David Hurst – Bronze
A Grade Outing Digital

Surfs Over There Mate
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Toowoomba Fog
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Slow Water
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Bird watching
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Who_is_watching_who
Scott Sorley – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Gee the searvice is slow here
Brian Ireland – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Technology speech inhibitor
Veronica Sorley – Bronze
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Just walking the dogs
iris castle – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Rupert
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Three of a Kind
Cheryl Bellette – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Rain Approaching Sorghum
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Large Print

SandyNeill_S_S_C_Love and Respect
Sandra Neill – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Large Print

One Misty Morn
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Mono Large Print

Final Adjustments
Graham Burstow – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Large Print

Rustic Glengallan
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade Outing Large Print

Bug Amongst the Banana Peels
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Dawn in Hobart
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

A kiss from her favourite
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Is that food
Peter Granfield – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Feathered friends
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Warren
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lucky little Brother
Sara Hedley – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Mono Digital

by Graham Harris, August 16, 2019

AGM and Special Resolutions Meeting

The Toowoomba Photographic Society AGM is on this Tuesday night, at DeMolay House.


Please be there at 6pm for a 6:30 start to the Special Resolutions Meeting, followed by the AGM.


If you haven’t already paid your membership, please bring your cash on the night and be early. Once we start the meetings, only financial members will be afforded a vote.

by Tryg Helander, August 8, 2019

Micro Skills Night

Tomorrow night is a Micro Skills night at Jilly’s Cafe, 6pm.

The topic is ‘filters’.

Please bring a gold coin, for handouts.

by Tryg Helander, August 5, 2019

2019 APS Australian Cup

The results of the 2019 APS Australian Cup have been announced. Toowoomba Photographic Society finished 43rd out of a total of 52 clubs entering the competition this year. The full results and winning images can be viewed in the 2019 APS Australian Cup Catalogue which can be access by clicking on the link

You can also view a slideshow of our entries and the score each received by clicking on the the video below.

by Graham Harris, August 4, 2019

Astrophotography Car Pooling -Sunday 28th

Astrophotography Meetup – Sunday 28th
If requiring car pooling, please meet at:

The house of Geoff Adams
7 Crestview Crescent (off Hiwinds Road), Blue Mountain Heights

4:30pm departure.

by Tryg Helander, July 23, 2019

AGM Special Resolutions

You will be asked to vote on three special resolutions prior to the start of our AGM. To be eligible to vote, you must be; a current financial member, be present at the AGM or, have a proxy made available to another financial member.

These changes are needed so that we can streamline our management, dealings with others and simplify our competition results.

On the night of the AGM, you will be given a coloured voting paper with the choices outlined. You will be asked to fill these in and lodge them with the committee prior to the start of the AGM. The attached document outlines the committee’s plan.

by Tryg Helander, July 23, 2019