Regrettably this event has been cancelled as the venue is no longer available due to the Covid-19 virus.
The TPS 115th anniversary celebrations got off to a memorable start with a Photographer’s Perspective presented by Graham Harris last night.
With a humorous, poignant and family-centred theme in which featured shots taken by his father, and of his grandfather with kids in a sulky, Graham soon had his audience engaged.
Graham surveyed his top 35 award winning images and his batting average in national and international competitions.
He also included 14 images that didn’t do so well, and the reasons why.
He then went into Lightroom with the raw files of some of his top award winning shots, and showed some of the adjustments he made.
Most of Graham’s work concentrates on getting the image right in camera, and to quote Graham, he “doesn’t do a lot of post-processing”.
Graham joined TPS in 2004 and has held several positions, notably that of a long-serving vice-presidency, during which he introduced MyPhotoclub to TPS.
President Tryg Helander presented Graham and family with a weighty gift basket for his years of service. Graham will continue being an active photographer and TPS member, but recent illness forced him to relinquish formal positions in the club.
Nearly 100 images were submitted for the Image Challenge “Weather”.
Next month the challenge is “Water”, so we look to seeing many more images. Members can submit up to five Challenge images, five favourites and five from TPS field days – a total of 15.
And as Graham pointed out, many of his top images came from TPS field days. Download presentation
February – Graham Harris “Photographer’s Retrospective”
March – Practical aesthetics comprising Still Life, a Model, Movement and Lights at 4 stations. Bring cameras. Presenter Tryg Helander
April – Graham Burstow “Photographer’s Retrospective”
May – The pros and cons of various post-processing software – an introduction. Presenter Veronica Sorley.
June – Macro photography. Bring cameras and macro/close up lenses. Presenter Jenny Graff
Jilly’s Cafe Microskills sessions
March 3rd – “Surrealism in photography” – Jenny Graff
March 17 – “Sensors and camera types from full frame to various micro types” – Tryg Helander
On March 27 there is also Graham Burstow’s book launch at Cobb and Co commencing 6pm
On-going program demonstrating single topics in Light Room. In order these are:
- Lens correction
- Simple white balance correction
- Noise reduction
- Transform a feature
- Simple cloning
- Basic Adjustments
- Monochromatic channels
- HSL adjustment
- Masking and ND overlays
There will be occasional topics on themes and genres in photography. Geoff Adams will present a session on the war photographers from the US Civil War to Vietnam.
Dates are yet to be determined for the topics listed above.
Graham Harris CF FAPS AFIAP GPU CR-2 QPSA PSQA will present a retrospective on his photographic journey on the 25th February 2020.
Graham has been photographing since his early years growing up on various properties throughout New South Wales. He continued this passion in his working life with the Department of Primary Industries in Queensland and with a young family at Inglewood, Monto and Biloela.
In 2004 he joined the Toowoomba Photographic Society and stared entering our local aggregate competition. In 2007 he entered his first National Photographic competition and 2009 started entering International Salons, gaining some success with acceptances which has enabled him to obtain photographic honours with the following organisations:
- Australian Photographic Society (APS)
- Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP)
- Global Photographic Union (GPU)
- Photographic Society of America (PSA)
In his presentation Graham will reflect on his photographic journey and provide an overview of his experience with entering photos into competition. He will show examples of his successful images, and also those that have not been as successful in gaining acceptances. He will demonstrate the post-processing used to make the most of the images he captures and enters into competition.
The topic will be camera lenses presented by Tryg Helander. 6pm start.
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.
Due to inclement weather (how long since anyone wrote those words in Toowoomba!), today’s Forced Perspective field day and BBQ is cancelled.
Don’t forget the AGM and competition next Tuesday at De Molay House and the early 6pm start. See you all there!
Graham Burstow’s fourth book of his photographs, “Closer”, will be launched on Friday March 27.
TPS member and judge Gérard Saide will speak at the launch to be held at Cobb and Co starting 6pm.
Graham’s latest work is a personal survey of his 73 years in photography.
Comprising 142 A4 pages, “Closer” will be a must-have addition in the collection of photographers and anyone else with an artistic appreciation.
We all recognise Graham’s ‘Dorothea Lange’ shot on the cover, and I for one, can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and see what’s inside.
Book launch “Closer”, by Graham Burstow
Date: Friday March 27
Place: Cobb and Co.
All welcome, no RSVP required.
Weather permitting, we will hold a field day and BBQ at Picnic Point this Saturday.
The theme will be Forced Perspective, and the meeting point is the flag pole near the main entrance at 3pm.
The BBQ will be held at a place to be decided, but probably in the lower area past the main entrance and park. BYO your eats, TPS will have some cold softdrinks available.
Tuesday April 28 De Molay House, 90 Margaret Street.
Click on the link below for details.