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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Jul
14
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Lineal A less-commonly used word for linear, but not to be confused with Linear Photography only, which is the use of parallel lines to derive perspective. Lineal also means; relating to, or consisting of[...]
Jul
28
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Odd one out
Aug
11
Tue
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Dominant Colour The key colour is the main colour in an image. Often, the key colour in an image is that which is the most dominant. Allowing one colour to dominate can lead[...]
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
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From our Judge Bob Britcher

Preamble to Club Critique for May 2020.

Hi everybody it’s always nice to be invited back as your Guest as the PSQ Accredited Judge for tonight’s Critique … It’s been an honour to go through and admire the work that you do … As individuals members of the Judging Panel may have limited knowledge, but as a Group we have a vast range of knowledge that if need be we can seek advice from … No one in the Group is a Guru, when we critique we only bring to the occasion what knowledge we have at that point in time … We are all members of Clubs just like yourselves, who have the desire to help who we can to advance their own skills and knowledge … We may not agree with each other sometimes on the information we offer, but you have the choice of choosing whose methodology you may wish to follow … That choice in a democracy – simply put – is called Diversity of Opinion

Tonight I offer my thoughts and suggestions to you again … Any suggestion is simply a guide not a rule or suggestion you have to follow, it’s just a Personal Point of View … Everybody is entitled to own their own opinion, that includes the Author of an Image, anyone else who may be a viewer, including the Judge whoever they may be … In any Art Medium there are no Rules, no Right or Wrong way to create something, Creative Licence entitles every author to create to please themselves first … Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, just because one person doesn’t appreciate something doesn’t mean others will not enjoy what you do … However if you feel you are not advancing, don’t hesitate to try some of the suggestions you will hear, and see if it helps you to Refresh and Reinvigorate your endeavours and ongoing journey in Photography.

My journey started 50 years ago in Dalby, and the first live Judging influence was from one of your Members … Beside his thoughts and ideas other members of the Dalby Club in those days were also my Mentors … Where does Mentoring start and end … That depends on you as an individual, as to when you open your mind to the advice given by anyone who is willing to share ideas with you … I still enter my Images into the Competitions of Two clubs, because I’m still wanting to hear what my peers think about my more recent endeavours … Sometimes we can be too close to something and miss something that is so obvious to a fresh pair of eyes and mind … As with the title of one of Gerard’s Topics, “LISTEN WITH YOUR EYES”, I welcome any feedback on any of my endeavours.

Through a long association with members of Toowoomba’s Club, I’m aware of the Clubs unique passion for reading Stories in an Image … That ability has been an Achilles Heel for me when critiquing and have usually avoided incorporating it into my endeavours, so ahead of time I’ll freely admit to having a limited Imagination for that skill but have attempted to interpret some of the Images where I can on this occasion … So I apologise if my thoughts along those lines may not be anywhere near the mark of what the author intended.

Many thanks for your interest tonight … Cheers … Bo B. Bob Britcher AFIAP AAPS PSQA 28/04/2020.   

by Margaret Kebble, May 11, 2020 Share:

May competition night tomorrow at 7pm

Val Shield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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by Geoff Adams, May 11, 2020 Share:

Heritage Bank photo competition is on!

Great news about one of the major events in local calendar NOT cancelled by the virus. Heritage Bank is one of our sponsors and we help run the competition. If you haven’t yet thought about entering, now’s the time to shake off the doom and gloom and help make this event on of the best ever.

Today’s Chronicle article

by Geoff Adams, May 11, 2020 Share:

Tuesday Skills Night

Tonight’s skills night will be about Post-production cropping and straightening. Join me at 6pm.

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by Tryg Helander, May 5, 2020 Share:

April Cable Release

The latest Cable Release is now on the site. Check Cable Release for competition dates, news items, etc. This month features an article by our Treasurer on how money raised from our fundraising activities is spent.

by Geoff Adams, April 28, 2020 Share:

April Cable Release

The latest Cable Release is now on the site. Check Cable Release for competition dates, news items, etc. This month features an article by our Treasurer on how money raised from our fundraising activities is spent.

by Geoff Adams, April 28, 2020 Share:

Free e book on photo composition.

Hi Geoff

I have been watching a You tube live video on Adam Williams’ videos. He was interviewing Ignacio Palacios and Ignacio has a brilliant ebook for a free download. it is 188 pages on composition and it really is a beautiful book with wonderful photographs. I was wondering if you could put the following link on the TPS site so that members may download it. It is called 10 Ingredients of Composition Mastery.

I would suggest you download it. Note that it is near the bottom of the page.

Thanks

Margaret Kebble

by Geoff Adams, April 24, 2020 Share:

Toowoomba Region a/v

Our sister club in NZ, Howick Photographic Society and several TPS members have been in contact exchanging images on respective Facebook pages recently.

Howick has suggested the idea of each of the two clubs producing an a/v of where we live. If you would like to participate, please send me 6 images of digital competition size and format to koolkatquilting@bigpond.com

Ideally I’d like around 70-100 images which will make a 6-8 minute production.

by Geoff Adams, April 22, 2020 Share:

Alice Black winner April

Alice Black Memorial Trophy

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.

As part of the “End of the Year” competition, the judge will choose the winning image from the twelve images chosen by the monthly judges.

This month’s winner is Dean Mengel for Bye, Bye Baby, Goodbye

by Geoff Adams, April 15, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in April 2020

There were 53 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in April 2020

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

High Revs High Risk
Robert Brown – Gold
A Grade Open Colour Print

Bye Bye Baby Goodbye
Dean Mengel – Gold
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Another one bites the dust
John Stewart – Gold
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Print

Under the Milky Way by The Church
John Stewart – Gold
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Print

Thank God Im A Country Boy
Sandra Neill – Gold
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Youll Never Walk Alone
Graham Burstow – Gold
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Flying High
Robert Brown – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Print

A Mango of a different type
Andrew Raguse – Silver
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Monster Mash
Geoff Adams – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Climb every mountain
Jo Christensen – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Howzat
Tim Dunn – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Who Let the Dogs Out
Nicola Lancaster – Silver
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Lunch
Terry O’Brien – Silver
B Grade Open Colour Print

Roderic the Frogmouth
Jo-Ann Aspromourgos – Silver
B Grade Open Digital

The clouds roll in.
Robert Fox – Silver
B Grade Open Digital

Hooray for …………..
Veronica Sorley – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Eye of the Tiger
Dennis Dowling – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Dancing in the streets
Veronica Sorley – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

midnight cowboy
iris castle – Silver
B Grade SetSubject Mono Digital

Lonely Looking Sky by John Denver
Sandra Neill – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

All My Loving
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Dream A Little
Graham Burstow – Silver
Salon Grade SetSubject Mono Print

Buda_and_Pest
Janine Waters – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Lapland
Janine Waters – Silver
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

How good is this hat?
Geoff Adams – Bronze
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Your My Little Snuggle Bug
Dean Mengel – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Gunsmoke
Val Shield – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

A Redback On The Toilet Seat
Tim Dunn – Bronze
A Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

I’m here
Sandy Adsett – Bronze
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Focused
Terry O’Brien – Bronze
B Grade Open Colour Print

bashful much
Amanda Blackman – Bronze
B Grade Open Digital

In the line of fire
Amanda Blackman – Bronze
B Grade Open Digital

contemplative
Amanda Blackman – Bronze
B Grade Open Digital

Bird on a Wire
Roberta Edwards – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Take me home
Veronica Sorley – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Steam Engine
Dennis Dowling – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Camouflage
Margaret Midkiff – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Jan Collings – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Simply Irresistable
Robert Edser – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Heavy Horses Jethro Tull 1978
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Piano Man Billy Joel 1973
Robert Fox – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

‘Easy Rider’
Cheryl Bellette – Bronze
B Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Home Sweet Home
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Print

Blue on Red
John Stewart – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Print

Nobodys Home
Allan Rosser – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Print

Here Comes The Sun
Sandra Neill – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Print

Cookie Monster
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Master Builder
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Silent Prayer
Pierre Boudib – Bronze
Salon Grade Open Colour Digital

Robo Cop
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

The Lighthorsemen
Michael Jones – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Rock Around The Clock
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

Candle In The Wind
Jenny Graff – Bronze
Salon Grade SetSubject Colour Digital

by Margaret Kebble, April 14, 2020 Share: