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 using Zoom 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.

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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
Aug
23
Tue
7:00 pm Skills Night @ Demolay
Skills Night @ Demolay
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet at Demolay for a hands on approach to photography training.
Aug
30
Tue
7:00 pm Microskills – Zoom
Microskills – Zoom
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom details: https://zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=R0F0cjVHdndTWldtTytEbmZZNkkvUT09 Meeting ID: 585 796 0052 Passcode: q8X1Yw
Sep
6
Tue
7:00 pm Microskills – Zoom
Microskills – Zoom
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom details: https://zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=R0F0cjVHdndTWldtTytEbmZZNkkvUT09 Meeting ID: 585 796 0052 Passcode: q8X1Yw
Sep
20
Tue
7:00 pm Microskills – Zoom
Microskills – Zoom
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom details: https://zoom.us/j/5857960052?pwd=R0F0cjVHdndTWldtTytEbmZZNkkvUT09 Meeting ID: 585 796 0052 Passcode: q8X1Yw
Recent Posts Archives

General Meeting Tonight – 7PM @ DeMolay ***WITH PIZZA DINNER AFTERWARD***

We will be having a General Meeting Tomorrow night at DeMolay to update members on how things are tracking, propose the new end of year comp rules and bring up a few new ideas and topics to members..
Agenda can be downloaded here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2022/07/2022-TPSI-Agenda-General-Members-Night-26-July.pdf

End of year comp proposal can be downloaded here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2022/07/End-Of-Year-Comp-2022.pdf

After the meeting, we will be supplying an arrangement of Pizza for members to spend some time socialising. We’d love to see you there.

Zoom will be available, but we would prefer to see you at DeMolay if you can make it. COVID Restrictions have been lifted by Queensland Health / Government and all members are welcome to attend.
If you are currently sick, or isolating due to a COVID Positive test – please stay home and join us over Zoom instead.

TIME: 7:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99285901931?pwd=L2pCbitxWGdZSGx1YXBSQTZTMElsZz09

Meeting ID: 992 8590 1931

Passcode: q8X1Yw

by Travis Lord, July 26, 2022

General Meeting 26/07/2022 – 7PM @ DeMolay ***WITH PIZZA DINNER AFTERWARD***

We will be having a General Meeting Tomorrow night at DeMolay to update members on how things are tracking, propose the new end of year comp rules and bring up a few new ideas and topics to members..
Agenda can be downloaded here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2022/07/2022-TPSI-Agenda-General-Members-Night-26-July.pdf

End of year comp proposal can be downloaded here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2022/07/End-Of-Year-Comp-2022.pdf

After the meeting, we will be supplying an arrangement of Pizza for members to spend some time socialising. We’d love to see you there.

Zoom will be available, but we would prefer to see you at DeMolay if you can make it. COVID Restrictions have been lifted by Queensland Health / Government and all members are welcome to attend.
If you are currently sick, or isolating due to a COVID Positive test – please stay home and join us over Zoom instead.

TIME: 7:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99285901931?pwd=L2pCbitxWGdZSGx1YXBSQTZTMElsZz09

Meeting ID: 992 8590 1931

Passcode: q8X1Yw


by Val Shield, July 25, 2022

Reminder: Field Day 24/07 – Pittsworth Historical Village from 10AM

Field Day – Pittsworth Historical Village – 24/07/2022

To fit the upcoming set subject of disappearing technologies, we have organised for a field day out to the Pittsworth Historical Village this weekend.
Date: 24/07/2022
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Cost:
Adult $6
Concession $5
Address: Pioneer Way – Pittsworth

by Travis Lord, July 23, 2022

Requirements for Print Entries

Hi All,

We have confirmed the requirements for entering prints into the TPS Comps. This information can now be found under “Club Information” Of the MyPhotoClub website once you are logged in, or you can bookmark this link:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/entering-prints-to-tps/

by Travis Lord, July 21, 2022

Change to Set Subject Definition – Disappearing Technologies

Hi All,

After some consultation, we have agreed to update the set subject definition for “Disappearing Technologies”.
Please take note of the new definition below:

Disappearing technology relates to practical items that were once in daily use but are now largely obsolete. The image must feature an invention that is now discontinued or obsolete. Examples include but not limited to: typewriters are now not commonplace. Corded home telephones, mangle washing tubs, CRT Television, VCRs

by Travis Lord, July 20, 2022

Image Review Night 19/07/2022 7PM Zoom and General Notices

At the start of the meeting we will ask for volunteers and then prepare the images.

If you would like to get some feedback on images you may be thinking of entering for future judging’s, please submit them in the “Critique Corner” which you can find here:
https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/enter-a-collection/?collection_id=1315

After the image review section there will be some discussion around the next set subject of “Disappearing Technologies”.

Set Subject Defined as:
Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical ends. Disappearing technology relates to practical items that were once in daily use but are now largely obsolete. The image must feature a technical invention that is now discontinued or obsolete.

Join Zoom Meeting
Time: 7:00PM
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99285901931?pwd=L2pCbitxWGdZSGx1YXBSQTZTMElsZz09

Meeting ID: 992 8590 1931
Passcode: q8X1Yw

General Updates

Reparatory Theatre Fund Raising Night

The reparatory theatre is holding a Pride and Prejudice night, on the 16th of August Toowoomba Photographic Society is hosting the night and all profits made go toward the general running of the society. This is a fantastic way to help the overall budget. Invite along your friends, co-workers and the such to a fantastic night out.
Tickets are $25 each.
Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here: https://tpsi.org.au/store/

Members Shirts

Also, the members shirts look and feel fantastic. We would love to see all of our members owning at least one and wearing to field days and meetings at DeMolay!
Shirts are $20each.
Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here: https://tpsi.org.au/store/

Field Day – Pittsworth Historical Village – 24/07/2022

To fit the upcoming set subject of disappearing technologies, we have organised for a field day out to the Pittsworth Historical Village this weekend.
Date: 24/07/2022
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Cost:
Adult $6
Concession $5
Address: Pioneer Way – Pittsworth

General Meeting 26th of July

We will be having a General Meeting next week at DeMolay to update members on how things are tracking, propose the new end of year comp rules and bring up a few new ideas and topics to members. The full agenda will be sent out soon.

After the meeting, we will be supplying an arrangement of Pizza for members to spend some time socialising. We’d love to see you there.

by Travis Lord, July 19, 2022

Pride and Prejudice & Member Shirts

Hi All,

My apologies for not being fully prepared last night, we’d had some medical complications in the family which had taken priority over the last week.

As mentioned last night, the reparatory theatre is holding a Pride and Prejudice night, on the 16th of August Toowoomba Photographic Society is hosting the night and all profits made go toward the general running of the society. This is a fantastic way to help the overall budget. Invite along your friends, co-workers and the such to a fantastic night out.
Tickets are $25 each.
Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here: https://tpsi.org.au/store/

Also, the members shirts look and feel fantastic. We would love to see all of our members owning at least one and wearing to field days and meetings at DeMolay!
Shirts are $20each.
Please contact Val via treasurer@tpsi.org.au or order via our website here: https://tpsi.org.au/store/

by Jasmin Lord, July 13, 2022

Results for competitions in July 2022

There were 69 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

penny
Dianne Horrocks – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Burnt wattle
Jo Christensen – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Can’t Catch Me
Nicola Lancaster – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Freedom
Jasmin Lord – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Burnett Bridge
Veronica Sorley – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Helix Bridge Singapore
Veronica Sorley – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Gateway Fly Over
Roberta Edwards – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

The Climb
Veronica Sorley – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Firth of Forth
Jan Collings – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Salad Lover
Belinda Kranz – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Singapore Shutters
Pete McDonald – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Sunset on the Lake
Cheryl Bellette – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Railway Bridge lit at night
Peter Allison – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Bridge with a Twist
Belinda Kranz – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

After the Flood
John Stewart – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Bashford St Bridge by Night
John Stewart – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Brilliant Bridge
John Stewart – Honour
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Ramco Lagoon Sunrise
Andrew Raguse – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Making Noddys
Janine Waters – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Burst Your Bubble copy
Pierre Boudib – Honour
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Strolling Along
Sonny Rutherford – Honour
DIGITAL A Grade Open Mono

Ghost Ship Waves Of Time
Belinda Kranz – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Mono

I gotta take a photo of this place
Pete McDonald – Honour
DIGITAL B Grade Open Mono

Hanging Around
Bruce Tame – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Ambleside Secret
Margaret Kebble – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Open Colour

Cordobas Roman Bridge
Val Shield – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

City Link
Anthony Harrison – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Evening Traffic
Dean Mengel – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Ghost Gondola under Rialto Bridge
Richard Wyton – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Avon River Bridge
Sonny Rutherford – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

Tower Bridge
Jan Collings – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Colour

willie
iris Castle – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Fungi.
Terry O’Brien – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

ACTION !!!
iris Castle – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Hangman’s Bridge
Inge Gajczak – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Blooming
Kym Stewart – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Australian Perentie
Ken Morton – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Hey Look
Gracie Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Basking under the rainbow
Vivienne Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

Wood Duck
Charlotte Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Colour

All Weather Bridge
Evan Williams – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Brooklyn Bridge
Evan Williams – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

What’s Beyond…
Jasmine Warner – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Through the bridge
Gracie Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Looking up to the bridge
Charlotte Lord – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Colour

Otira Viaduct Arthurs Pass
Sandra Neill – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Catching Bubbles
Sandy Adsett – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Bath time
Andrew Raguse – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

First Light Over Uluru
Janine Waters – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Along the winding path.
Robert Fox – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Ruby Red
Robert Fox – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

On Target
Pierre Boudib – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Feed Us
Travis Lord – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

Comin Round the Bend
Travis Lord – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Colour

O.O. Madsen Bridge
Jenny Graff – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Richmond Bridge
Jenny Graff – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade SetSubject Colour

Johnny
Sandy Adsett – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

just cooking
Sara Hedley – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

walk on the beach
Sara Hedley – Merit
DIGITAL Salon Grade Open Mono

Historic Bridge
Allan Rosser – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Swing Bridge
Sandra Neill – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Over My Shoulder
Graham Burstow – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

The Country Bridge
Graham Burstow – Merit
PRINT Salon Grade SetSubject Mono

Seen Better Days
John Rens – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Bristol Gorge Suspension Bridge
Margaret Kebble – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Bridge on the River Kwai
Jo Christensen – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade SetSubject Mono

Another World Underneath.
Jasmine Warner – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade SetSubject Mono

Dunns Swamp
Ann Gibbs-Jordan – Merit
DIGITAL B Grade Open Mono

Dreamtime
Margaret Kebble – Merit
DIGITAL A Grade Creative

by Travis Lord, July 12, 2022

Judging Night 12/07/2022 @7PM DeMolay

Hi All, Tonight is our Monthly Competition Judging Night for Set Subject “Bridges”.
Apologies on the lateness of this email, there has been some issues with the myphotoclub website


John Stewart will be our judge tonight

Where: DeMolay & Zoom

COVID Restrictions have been lifted by Queensland Health / Government and all members are welcome to attend. If you are currently sick, or isolating due to a COVID Positive test – please stay home and join us over Zoom instead.

TIME: 7:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99285901931?pwd=L2pCbitxWGdZSGx1YXBSQTZTMElsZz09

Meeting ID: 992 8590 1931

Passcode: q8X1Yw

Images for set subject “Water” are due by 11:59PM Tonight!!

by Margaret Kebble, July 12, 2022

Skills Night Tuesday 28/06/2022 @DeMolay 7pm

Hi All,

John Stewart will be showing us how he prints and then does a foam core Matt live. 

For anybody interested in printing your photos this is a session not to miss. 

Time: 7PM

Date: Tuesday 28/06/2022

Where: DeMolay

There will be no Zoom for this meeting, we will try our best to record the session. Attendance at DeMolay is highly recommended. 

Check out Johns slides from his previous talk on printing:

https://toowoomba.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2022/02/TPS-Printing-talk-1_3_22-slides-2.pdf

And the recording of the last Microskills:

Attached image from:

https://petapixel.com/2017/04/24/printing-photos-will-make-better-photographer/

by Travis Lord, June 27, 2022