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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Jul
14
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Jul 14 @ 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[...]
Jul
28
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Odd one out
Aug
11
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Dominant Colour The key colour is the main colour in an image. Often, the key colour in an image is that which is the most dominant. Allowing one colour to dominate can lead[...]
Aug
25
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Forced Perspective
Sep
8
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Sep 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. Judge: Geoff Adams
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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

by Tryg Helander, October 14, 2018 Share:

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

 

 

by Tryg Helander, October 12, 2018 Share:

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 Share:

Field Day – 27th October – Boggo Road Gaol

Members, 

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!

by Tryg Helander, October 9, 2018 Share:

Sunday 14th October – TPS Sausage Sizzle – Bunnings North

Members,

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. 

 

by Tryg Helander, October 9, 2018 Share:

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 Share:

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.

 

by Tryg Helander, September 25, 2018 Share:

Skills Night Tuesday 25th September

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

Camera

Tripod

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!

by Tryg Helander, September 24, 2018 Share:

Alice Black Award – September 2018 – “Morning Coffee” by Sandra Neill

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 August 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to Sandra Neill for her print “Morning Coffee”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Mono Set Subject: “Shadows” Print section.

Our judge, Barry Whisson commented “This image has been very carefully staged to put the planter & it’s bowl in massing-counterbalance with the jug and cup, such that you couldn’t have wished for a better combination of shadows…the soft and the hard. The planks of the table provide a texture (of fine line & also surface), and they lend scale to the shot. Look at the subtle part that the small branch (& it’s shadow) play to take our eye to the subject! There’s a great, simple, non-competitive background too. What a so-simple but effective still life. Any improvement?… maybe not having decapitated that lovely plant at the top…but I’m being fussy. It’s OK. Tonal range is just right! Well composed shot! “

by Graham Harris, September 20, 2018 Share:

Skills Night – 25 September 2018

Our next Skills Night is being held on this coming Tuesday night, the 25th September 2018 at DeMolay House at 7:00pm.

This month we will be exploring light art, using pixel stick illumination. Please bring along your camera, tripod and shutter release cord/remote (if you have one).

For this month the Image Challenge is “Space”.  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 24th September 2018.

by Graham Harris, September 20, 2018 Share: