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
Recent Posts Archives

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:

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:

Great Effort…

A hearty well done goes out to both Roberta Edwards and to Geoff Adams who both had acceptances in the Maitland International Salon of Photography – 2020.

Geoff received two in the Travel section and Roberta one in the open colour digital. 

This is a fantastic effort, as it is not easy. This year I received nil! Well done both of you!

The competition is fierce and you can judge for yourself here: https://maitlandsalon.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/78/myphotoclub/pdfs/2020%20Salon-catalog.pdf

by Tryg Helander, April 14, 2020 Share:

Zoom club competition tonight.

Don’t forget judge Barry Whisson will present the April club competition results tonight starting 7pm. See earlier post for Zoom details. Margaret Kebble has kindly organised the Zoom meeting details and has done a test run with Barry.

Tonight entries close for the May competition “Self Portrait”. This will also be a remote judging, but details are yet to be decided.

Keep sending entries for the various Image Challenge topics as per usual. These can be sent ahead of time, but each month closes on the Friday before the scheduled Skills Night (4th Tuesday of the month).

by Geoff Adams, April 14, 2020 Share:

Introducing Everyone at MyPhotoClub

An entry site has been established for all members of all MyPhotoClub clubs to collectively enter a series of friendly competitions to engage with during these challenging times.

The first round is called A Thing at Home – find an inanimate item in your home and see what you can come up with. Two entries per person. Entries close April 19th.

The competitions are themed with two entry slots and run weekly. The judging will be done using online scoring where a score between one and five is given for each entry. Everyone is invited to participate in online scoring.

There is no entry fee or charge for using this.

Each entrant’s privacy is maintained as the club level features of viewing profiles and other images of the entrant are disabled.

You can access the competition at https://everyone.myphotoclub.com.au/. Use the subscribe button to get updates about each competition

Access is also through a link is provided on your Members page and is also accessible from the All Sites icon (top right of page).

by Colin Woods, April 13, 2020 Share:

Zoom Session Tonight

Tryg Helander is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shooting the Full Moon
Time: Apr 10, 2020 06:00 PM Brisbane

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/969127572

Meeting ID: 969 127 572

by Tryg Helander, April 10, 2020 Share:

April 14 judging by on line using Zoom

Hello TPS Members

Tuesday 14th Competition night has been scheduled as a ZOOM Meeting. The images will be presented by this message and Barry Whisson will be giving his judges comments on each image. The meeting will start at 7pm. The following is the official Zoom invite.

Margaret Kebble is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Margaret Kebble’s Zoom Meeting

Time: Apr 14, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/449917114

Meeting ID: 449 917 114

Please note that all microphones will be muted by me so that Barry is able to give the comments without extra sound noise. We are usually limited to 40 minutes in a meeting but I had a message when I scheduled the meeting to say that the time restriction would be waved, so I am hoping that is true on the night. If we do get cut off at 40 minutes, I will reschedule the rest for Wednesday night. We will be commencing with B Grade. If necessary because of any time restriction we would do the A and Salon grades on the Wednesday but hopefully we will not have to do that.

by Geoff Adams, April 8, 2020 Share:

Microskills Tonight

Tryg Helander is inviting you to a 30-minute scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Toowoomba Photographic Society – Microskills

Time: Mar 31, 2020 06:00 PM Brisbane

Every week on Tue, until May 12, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

Mar 31, 2020 06:00 PM

Apr 7, 2020 06:00 PM

Apr 14, 2020 06:00 PM

Apr 21, 2020 06:00 PM

Apr 28, 2020 06:00 PM

May 5, 2020 06:00 PM

May 12, 2020 06:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/…/tJ0tcumhrjIrYobSKpL-tftL06wg…/ics…

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/990509091

Meeting ID: 990 509 091

by Tryg Helander, March 31, 2020 Share:

April judging update

The judging of the April 14 competition has been completed and the results will be sent to members with the usual emails on that date.

Geoff Adams has collected the prints from judge Barry Whisson and these can be collected from 7 Crestview Crescent, Blue Mountain Heights by appointment. Sandra Neill is to return some packaging to my address, so if you provided prints in packaging that did not fit in the suitcase used for prints, you may wish to check first that I have it.

To make an appointment (do not just arrive without one) to collect your prints, please email rather than phone and I will put your prints in their packaging (if this exists) and place on a chair on my front verandah for collection.

Members will already know this is the last time we will handle prints until the crisis is over. Exceptions will be made for the two film photographers and people over 90 years of age.

A couple of observations.

This year has been exceptionally difficult for the TPS committee. Right from the beginning of January, well before the virus gained public attention, we have been met with extra-ordinary circumstances. The loss of a key individual with unique skills, displacement from our usual meeting venue, problems with last minute changes of judges, a higher than expected level of interaction with judges in carrying out of the judging process, major changes carried out to the website with reintroduction of additional categories, and failures/problems with the website, have all added to our administrative difficulties.

The administration of a community group of fewer than 100 members would not normally be expected to incur this level of workload.

How you can help.

Please take note of the most recent communications from us via the website and the Facebook group, if you use that medium. The quickest postings will be on FB, currently we have to enter information twice when using the website also.

Since the Covid-19 crisis hit, information and subsequent communications have moved rapidly, often with daily updates. This will make some previous information on the website out of date. Please don’t bother to point this out to me, I have no intention of going back and carefully checking each posting on this site to see if it still accurate. Similarly for the occasional grammatical error.

Regrettably I have to report we received a complaint from a neighbouring club regarding poor responses from judges generally including “two from Toowoomba”. I have had a similar experience. This is from before the virus. This reflects on all us. And please don’t tell me you have trouble keeping up with personal emails. Take some responsibility here, now is a good to time to learn new habits.

by Geoff Adams, March 27, 2020 Share:

Saturday March 28 field day cancelled

Saturday field day cancelled.

Given the increasing restrictions on people movement and closure of many public indoor venues, it is evident there is no choice but to cancel this Saturday’s planned photoshoot at Toowoomba General Cemetery.

As soon as the infection rate curve falls rather than accelerates, and restrictions are lifted, we will again resume normal activities.

One idea is to start a series of Microskills sessions in the field.  We’ve covered a lot of topics at Jilly’s, which will provide excellent material.

Perhaps we’ll call them “Practice in the Paddock” sessions.

by Geoff Adams, March 24, 2020 Share: