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
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Fences
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Rust The red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture. Rusting leads to corrosion and destruction of the object. It is any film or[...]
7:00 pm TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Competition Night @ DeMolay House
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Set Subject: Abstract 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[...]
7:00 pm TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
TPS Skills Night @ DeMolay House
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Image Challenge: Christmas
Recent Posts Archives

August 2019 Aggregate Entries

The entries for our August 2019 competition are due by midnight 16th July 2019 (we have extended the usual entry date this month due to the change over of the website). This is the first month of our 2020 Aggregate Competition year.

From this month the new TPS website is in operation. To upload your entries log into the TPS MyPhotoClub website at www.tpsinc.org.au. The upload steps are:

  1. Click on the Members button at the right of the home page (you can always return to the Home Page by clicking on the TPS logo at the top left of the screen)
  2. Click on the Competitions button that appears
  3. Select the 2020 button at the right of the screen
  4. Click on the upload icon in the 2020 August tile – all other competitions for the year appear here also. This will open the Upload page where you should click on the white upload area at right to add an image file
  5. Once the file is uploaded select the correct section for your entry below the selected image
  6. Then click on the green Submit Your Entry button to complete the upload.

Prints should be lodged with Murray’s Art & Framing, 485 Ruthven St by Midday Tuesday 16th July 2019. 

The set subject for the August competition is Pets. The guideline for this set subject is:

A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, entertainment, or as an act of compassion such as taking in and protecting a hungry stray cat, rather than as a working animal, livestock or laboratory animal.  Two of the most popular pets are dogs and cats.  However, there are a range of other animals which are also kept as pets – rodents, birds, reptiles, fish, frogs and arthropods (insects, spiders and hermit crabs for example).  Ideally for this set subject there should be evidence of human companionship.

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 2000 kilobytes.  If your images do not meet these specifications they cannot be uploaded.  Name your files with the title of the image and please ensure you select the correct section for your uploaded images.

by Graham Harris, July 5, 2019


For those who wish to share a ride to the field day site.
Please meet at the St. Joseph’s College, Coronet Street carpark, at 1:45pm, Saturday 22nd.
Remember, it is $10 per participant, at Glengallan.

by Tryg Helander, June 17, 2019

Alice Black Award – June 2019 – “Time to cook dinner” by Mattea Taylor

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 June 2019 the Alice Black has been awarded to Mattea Taylor for her image “Time to cook dinner”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Digital Colour Set Subject section – “Still Life”.

Our judge, Graham Harris provided the following comments “This image had exceptionally high impact for me – you have taken the “Still Life” set subject and put a very original spin on it. The composition works brilliantly and there is a complete story here.”

by Graham Harris, June 16, 2019

Tuesday Night Microskills – Jilly’s Cafe 6pm

Next week we will be learning all about Focussing Modes. There will be a 4-page handout, but 12-pages will go on the web. Please bring your gold coin and your camera!

by Tryg Helander, June 14, 2019

Member Success


I’d like to inform you that another of our extremely talented photographers has been awarded a Licentiate Honour with the Australian Photographic Society. 

Congratulations to Mick Jones LAPS!


I would like others to consider a portfolio entry next February. It is not a given, nor is it simple…or free to enter, but we will continue to support all who would like to try. 


We are making big noises in the photographic community, let’s keep it up!

by Tryg Helander, June 13, 2019

Member Successes

I wanted to let all  know that our recent drive to assist members in achieving APS Honours has borne fruit!

Let me be the first to offer my congratulations to; Dr. Jenny Graff, Andrew Raguse and Edwin Mangabat, who have all received their Associate Honours (AAPS).


Congratulations to our newest Honours recipients!

by Tryg Helander, June 12, 2019

TPS Club Meeting – 11 June 2019

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 11th June 2019.  There have been 114 images submitted by club members for our June 2019 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Graham Harris.

The Set Subject for this month is “Still Life”. We look forward to catching up with you all this evening.

The June 2019 Cable Release can now be downloaded here.

And don’t forget that entries for the 2019 End of Year Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 11th June 2019.

by Graham Harris, June 10, 2019

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