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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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
Sep
22
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: In the Sky
Oct
13
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: At Night Ideally this set subject encompasses any image taken at night – the aim is to illustrate some aspect of that time when we are in darkness – after the sun as[...]
Oct
27
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Social Documentary
Recent Posts Archives

March 2018 Competition – Entries Due 13th February 2018

The entries for our March 2018 competition are due before or at our next club meeting on Tuesday, the 13th of February 2018.

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by Graham Harris, January 31, 2018 Share:

Field Day – Australia Day, 26 January 2018

Our first TPS Field Day for this year will be at the Australia Day celebrations at the Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum and Park, 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields.

The Pioneer Village opens at 8:00am and TPS members will be gathering there from 8:00am.  The official program runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Entrance to the celebrations is via a gold coin donation.  Experienced TPS photographers will be on hand to assist participants with any questions they have about their photography or cameras.

Looking forward to catching up with you for what should be an enjoyable day.

by Graham Harris, January 21, 2018 Share:

TPS Skills Night – 23 January 2018

The first TPS Skills Night for 2018 is on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 at 7:00pm. Our agenda is still being sorted out but no doubt camera craft and post processing will feature.

For this month the Image Challenge is “Vibrant”.  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 January 2018.

by Graham Harris, January 10, 2018 Share:

Club Meeting – Tuesday, 9th January 2018

Our first club meeting for 2018 is this coming Tuesday night (9 January 2018) at 7:00pm.  Instead of the usual club competition we will be running a training workshop looking at how to achieve the most appropriate exposure in our images.  This will involve viewing some videos and working in groups to better understand our camera.  So please bring along your camera for what should be a valuable learning experience.

Please don’t forget that the February 2018 competition images are due by midnight the 9th January 2018 – prints can be dropped off at the club meeting.

 

 

by Graham Harris, January 6, 2018 Share:

February 2018 Competition – Entries Due 9 January 2018

The entries for our February 2018 competition are due before or at our next club meeting on Tuesday, the 9th of January 2018.

Please log in and upload the February digital competition images using the TPS MyPhotoClub website at www.tpsinc.org.au.  A video showing how to upload images is on the website here .  You must upload your digital images by Midnight Tuesday 9th January.

Prints should be lodged with Murray’s Art & Framing, 485 Ruthven St by Midday Tuesday 9th November or brought along to our Club meeting on that date.  You should also upload digital files of your prints to the website – this enables judging comments and scores to be assigned to prints and aggregate totals automatically calculated.  A video showing how to upload these digital copies of your prints is on the website here .  You must upload your print images by Midnight Tuesday 9th January

There are two Set Subjects for February

  • “Upset”
  • “Long exposure”

This, together with the Open & Field Day categories, should provide a challenge!  Note that there is a limit of 3 images in total per member per month.

Note the Maximum Image size that can be uploaded is 2000 pixels on the longest side, and a file size of 1000 kilobytes.  If your images do not meet these specifications they cannot be uploaded.  Name your files with the title of the image – if entering a set subject please indicate the subject being entered to assist judging (and please ensure you select the correct section for your uploaded images).

Looking forward to seeing you at the our next meeting.

by Graham Harris, January 1, 2018 Share:

Alice Black Award December 2017 – “Waterfalls are always music to me” by Margaret Midkiff

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.

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by Graham Harris, December 12, 2017 Share:

Field Day – Christmas Breakup – 16 December 2017

Our final Field Day for 2017 is a Christmas Breakup at Peacehaven Park, 56 Kuhls Rod, Highfields at 4:00 pm on Saturday, 16th December 2017.

This is a BYO food and drinks for a social get together and the chance to photograph some of the features of this park, and some of it’s inhabitants.

See you then.

by Graham Harris, December 10, 2017 Share:

TPS Club Meeting – 12 December 2017

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 12th December 2017.  There have been 98 images submitted by 33 club members for our December 2017 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Allan Rosser.

There are two Set Subject for this month:

  1. Music
  2. Broken, Bent or Busted

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

Members can also download their latest Cable Release at Cable Release – December 2017

by Graham Harris, December 10, 2017 Share:

TPS Skills Night – 24 November 2017

Our last TPS Skills Night for 2017 is on Friday, 24 November 2017 at 7:00pm. Our agenda is still being sorted out but no doubt camera craft and post processing will feature.

For this month the Image Challenge is “Seasons”.  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 Thursday 23rd November 2017.

by Graham Harris, November 19, 2017 Share:

Workshop – “Lightroom for Beginners” – Part 2

The second part of our “Lightroom for Beginners” workshop is being held this coming Saturday the 25th November 2017 at the Toowoomba City Library.

Presenter: Margaret Kebble

Tutors: Michael Krause, Tryg Helander, Graham Harris

Date: Saturday, 25 November 2017

Location: Meeting Room 6, Toowoomba City Library, cnr Herries St and Victoria St, Toowoomba

Time: 9:00am to 12:30pm

Cost: $25 per person

This workshop is specifically for those who are beginners in using Adobe Lightroom, the industry standard for cataloguing and post-processing of digital images.  Course notes will be provided to participants.  You are asked to bring:

  • your own computer, monitor and power cables (loaded with Lightroom)
  • camera with some images on the memory card
  • pen

To register please contact the TPS Secretary via e-mail at tpssec@hotmail.com.au – there is a limit of 10 participants so early registration is important to avoid disappointment.  Once your registration has been confirmed you can pay the workshop fee by direct deposit on-line to the Toowoomba Photographic Society Inc Heritage Bank Account BSB: 638070 Acct No. 4278291.  Use your surname and ‘LWksp’ as the description for your deposit.

by Graham Harris, November 19, 2017 Share: