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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Feb
11
Tue
6:00 pm TPS Competition Night and AGM @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night and AGM @ DeMolay House
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Set Subject: Looking Down The image must be taken so as to show a scene which lies below the photographer. The height from which the image is taken is immaterial. Judge: Tryg Helander AAPS PSQA[...]
Feb
25
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Weather
Mar
10
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Action This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilities are infinite but as long as the main thrust of[...]
Mar
24
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Water
Apr
14
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Song or Film Title The image must bring to mind the title of a song or film which is in the public domain, either recent or historical. This can be achieved either by[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Alice Black – January 2020.

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.

The Silk Road at Dunhuang by Geoff Adams.

For January 2020 the Alice Black has been awarded to Geoff Adams for his image “The Silk Road at Dunhuang”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Open Digital section.

by Geoff Adams, January 15, 2020 Share:

2020 AGM Notice

Our required 2020 AGM will be on:

11 Feb – 6pm DeMolay House

Our normal competition night will follow.

by Tryg Helander, January 13, 2020 Share:

Note Well….Change of location for Tuesday Meeting

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Tuesday’s Competition Meeting will be held at The Vision Community Church, 45 Jones Street Harlaxton (just near the Aldi supermarket). The meeting will start, as normal, at 7pm.

Please be on the early side. You can see the church at the top left of the map. The turn onto Jones street is from Ruthven, just after the Northpoint Shopping Centre, when travelling North, or at the lights opposite the Harlaxton State School, travelling South.

by Tryg Helander, January 10, 2020 Share:

Micro skills Night at Jilly’s

6pm tonight At Jilly’s: tonight is about basic Colour Management and using paper/print manufacturers’ profiling. When sending your file out to a printer, it pays to understand this process.

by Tryg Helander, December 17, 2019 Share:

Alice Black – December 2019 – “Brollies” by Pierre Boudib

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.

“Brollies” by Pierre Boudib

For December 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Pierre Boudib for his image “Brollies”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Open Digital section.

by Graham Harris, December 14, 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in December 2019

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

by Graham Harris, December 12, 2019 Share:

TPS Club Meeting – 10 December 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 10th December 2019.  This month the Set Subject is “Rust”. We have had 116 images submitted this month. The images will be judged using our club members panel system.

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

The December 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded by clicking on the download button:

And don’t forget that entries for the January 2020 (the first month of our 2020 Aggregate competition competition) must be uploaded by 11:59pm on the 10th December 2019. The Set Subject for this month is “Abstract”. The guideline for this competition is “Abstract photography is the expression of ideas and emotions by using elements such as colours, lines, shapes and textures without attempting to create a realistic picture – any subject, no matter how ordinary, can become abstract depending on the way it is photographed.

More often than not what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in.

There are no rules about composition or framing – it all comes down to you, your view and what you find interesting or beautiful – you are only limited by your vision and ideas.

Ways to get started:

  • Choose strong shapes
  • Get up close
  • Use colour to grab attention
  • Seek out texture
  • Look for repeating patterns
  • Use lines and curves
  • Photograph reflections
  • Shoot through another object
  • Capture shadow
  • Blur your images

Our judge for the January 2020 competition is Michael Stefanini AAPS PSQA.

by Graham Harris, December 9, 2019 Share:

Camera Handling and Basic Photography Course – Tomorrow 9am

Tomorrow Morning 9am

For those who have registered and paid, the Camera Handling and Basic Photography Course at the Toowoomba City Library. If you are registered and did not pay yet, please have cash ready, $20.

Bring a notepad and pen, your camera and a user manual (if you have one). I will be at the foyer entrance at 8:45am.

See you tomorrow!

by Tryg Helander, December 6, 2019 Share:

Tuesday Microskills – at Jilly’s Cafe

by Tryg Helander, November 27, 2019 Share:

Skills Night – 26 November 2019

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 7:00pm.

This month we will be focusing on festive season photography and also looking at creative photography.

For this month the Image Challenge is “Fences”.  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 25th November 2019.

And don’t forget our field day at the Interclub Go Kart Championship at Greer Park, just off Postman’s Ridge Rd on Sunday, 24 November.  

by Graham Harris, November 22, 2019 Share: