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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.

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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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David Hack Classic Meet 2019

The David Hack Classic Meet 2019 is being held on Sunday 19 May 2019 at the Toowoomba Airport, Spitfire Street, Wilsonton starting at 8:00am. The entry cost for adults is $15.

This event is run by the Rotary Club of Toowoomba North. It is a Fundraising event featuring an exotic mix of classic, vintage and modern cars, historic trucks, military vehicles, racing cars, warbirds and classic planes. This is the 21st year raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation, Blue Care and other charities. There’s something for everyone of all ages.

Toowoomba Photographic Society members are encouraged to attend and submit up to 6 images taken at this event for our 2019 David Hack Memorial Competition. Entries for this competition will open to our members on the TPS MyPhotoClub Website shortly.

The winner of the 2019 David Hack Memorial Competition will be awarded the David Hack Memorial Trophy at our end-of-year awards night.

by Graham Harris, May 18, 2019

Alice Black Award – May 2019 – “The Star” by Iris Castle

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 May 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Iris Castle for her image “The Star”.  This image was entered in the B Grade Digital Colour Set Subject section – “Bokeh”.

Our judge, Gerard Saide provided the following comments “A perfect bokeh background. Lighting is beautiful. A less central placement of the bird might be more effective but not always so.”

by Graham Harris, May 14, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 14 May 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 14th May 2019.  There have been 133 images submitted by club members for our May 2019 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Gerard Saide.

The Set Subject for this month is “Bokeh”. We look forward to catching up with you all this evening.

The May 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded here.

And don’t forget that entries for the June 2019 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 14th May 2019 – the set subject for that month “Still Life”.

by Graham Harris, May 13, 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

TPS Skills Night – 23 April 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 7:00pm.   For this month the Image Challenge is “Birds”.  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 22nd April 2019.

by Graham Harris, April 21, 2019

Alice Black Award – April 2019 – “Above normal” 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 April 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Graham Burstow for his print “Above Normal”.  This image was entered in the Salon Grade Print Mono Set Subject section.

Our judge, Wendy Geddes provided the following comments “There are so many wonderfully correct things about this image that I fear if I start, it might be the longest critique I’ve done. The child knows he’s unwell and he dreads what the thermometer might tell and Mum’s expression shows concern. The story is perfectly represented by composition and technique. I really enjoyed the little flick of Rembrandt lighting on both models shaded cheeks, the perfect sepia tones, the theatre of the positioning and prop, and the subtle separation of child’s world and adult’s world through the depth of field. The last point is an echo from the past, when a parent was in charge and took the necessary action, without graphically illuminating the situation to the child, as in modern times. I also enjoyed your title, which cryptically alludes to the situation without literally, spelling it out. I could go on. Thank you for entering this image. “

by Graham Harris, April 14, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 9 April 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 9th April 2019.  There have been 117 images submitted by 40 club members for our April 2019 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Wendy Geddes, FAPS EFIAP GPUCR2 PSQA.

The Set Subject for this month is “Expressions”.

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

And don’t forget that entries for the May 2019 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 9th April 2019 – the set subject for that month is “Bokeh”.

by Graham Harris, April 8, 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