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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7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Country Road
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Sep 10 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Food Photography
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Oct 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.
Recent Posts Archives

TPS Annual Awards Dinner – Date Claimer and RSVP ASAP

I’m getting this up early, so we can have as much notice as possible.

Our TPS Annual Awards Dinner is on Tuesday 20th August, 6pm – 9:30pm.

There is limited seating, the first 45 members booking will only pay $25 per person, with the TPS subsidising the additional $15 this three course dinner is costing.

Be quick and get your names down.

RSVP by 13th August – tpspresident@hotmail.com.au

by Tryg Helander, June 3, 2019

Tuesday 6pm – Microskills Night

Tomorrow night we will be at Jilly’s Cafe (6pm) for a print critique.
Bring along a Print you’re very fond of, for review by either myself or Graham Burstow.
This will be an interesting look into how judges look into images to provide awards and feedback.

by Tryg Helander, June 3, 2019

End of Year Competition Entries – due 11 June 2019

The entries for our 2019 End of Year Competition are due on the 11 June 2019.


by Graham Harris, May 29, 2019

Skills Night – Tuesday 28th May

Click on image for a better look!

by Tryg Helander, May 21, 2019

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