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Meetings are held at:
Autoway Ford

on US 19 (34th St) and
24th Ave N.
Please Park on 24th Entrance is on side of building, Look for sign
Contact Jim Swallow for additional details.

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi A: 5:55am
Twi: 6:51am
Sunrise: 7:15am
Sunset: 7:51pm
Twi: 8:14pm
Twi A: 9:10pm
Moonrise: 9:33am
Moonset: 11:44pm
Day length: 12h 36m

Monthly Themes for 2011

January: In The Trees
March: Faces
April: Creative Use of Text
May: Birds
June: Flip Flops
July: Coastal Elements
August: People at Work
September: Somewhere out there
October: Automobiles
November: In The House
December: Best 2011 & Project Presentations


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Photography Newsletter April 2011

I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight. (Louis Daguerre)

April Meeting is on the 7th

This Months Theme is

"Fun with Text".

Join us at 6:15 p.m.

Because of our new meeting format you must send your photos to me by Wednesday night or bring them to the meeting before the
6:45 deadline. No exceptions
Our meetings will be starting on time this year

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 2 images. Theme related or your best images from the past month are acceptable

Remember to size your files no larger than 1024x768 at 100ppi and they should have your name in the beginning example of your files could be

It helps tremendously by having all your images together at the end of the year by you using the same method each and every month. Thanks


Summit Executive Center Exhibit

"Fruits and Vegetables"

View the highlights and winners here


Oldsmar City Hall Show

Fabulous Florida
on Display until May 2nd

Check out the wonderful works by Society members at the Oldsmar City Hall.

Date change for taking the Oldsmar City Hall show is now
May 2nd at 10 a.m.

City Hall Address

May Meeting is Thursday May 5th
Theme is "Birds"



Photography Tips

10 Tips For Packing Your Camera Bag

5 Black and White Photo Tips

How To Take Photos That Stand Out

Make a Hasselblad Pinhole Camera

Color Theory Explained


Photoshop Tips

Making Brown Grass Green

Understanding HDR Toning in PS

OnOne Software Training

Photographic Inspirations

World Pinhole Photography Day

Great Wildlife Image Gallery

Travel Photography Show on Weather Channel Thursday's at 8

Tampa Area Prof Photographers Assoc. Newsletter

Thank you all for attending the weekend of events with Rick Sammon


Photography Clubs Day March 27th was a great success thanks to all the volunteers that helped out. Winners of the contest will be revealed on the site soon

Membership Info

Membership is $40.00 a year. See link above for additional info

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Fruits and Vegetables"

View Highlights Here

Morean Art Center
Saint Petersburg

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams

“Classic Images” includes 72 images - all black and white - that he personally printed for his daughter.  This is one of his museum sets, a portfolio he conceived in the 1970s, as the best images from his career.  Landscapes dominate the group, complemented by some close-up nature works, portraits and architectural subjects.  Adams reveals his own emotional responses to the subjects, making them far more than mere records of a place.

The fifteen sections of the exhibition encompass Adams’ work throughout the country from 1921 through 1968.  His devotion to the American wilderness is evident in his photographs of several national parks - especially images of his beloved Yosemite.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

"Your 15 Minutes of Fame" is the perfect forum is to share your photographic work with the community and to view other photographers' projects and meet the artists at this regularly scheduled photographic event.

Learn more about and how to sign up for Your 15 Minutes of Fame.

LECTURE: Ansel Adams: His Methods and Influence on Contemporary Photography. Join us on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:30pm for a lecture by Professor Tom Carabasi,
photography department head at the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota.

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum Web Site

Herb Snitzer: A Jazz Memoir
January 28 - May 15, 2011


Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

Familiar and Fantastic: Photographs from the Dandrew-Drapkin Donation
February 19-June 12, 2011

File Specs. For Meetings

Digital Images for the group should be jpeg files  1024x768 at 100ppi  files names should be initials, month,year, title example (jim_swallow_treeballet_0409.jpg). You may also bring prints that are matted image area should be at least 8x10

Bay Area Photo Club Meetings

Tampa Area Professional Photographers
Suncoast Camera Club

Your Best Shot
Tampa Bay Camera Club
Brandon Camera Club
North Pinellas Meetup Group

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Sharon Tolly April 2nd
James Seaton April 2nd
Joe Reineman April 3rd
Dawn Prior April 3rd
Sharon & Dan Tolly Anniv 4-6-11
Sharon Diner April 7th
Vern Charlene Johnson Anniv 4-9-11
Tom Carnahan April 11th
Rob Moorman April 13th
Gabriel Impemba April 15th
Chris O'Conner April 16th
Debra & Jacob Mast Anniv. 4-16-11
Jill & Ernie Graetz Anniv. 4-18-11
World Pinhole Day April 26th
Susan Frazier April 26th
Merle Allshouse April 26th
Norm Pyett April 28th

Photo Contests

The Best Camera Challenge

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts International Photo Competition

A List of other Photo Contests

Selby Gardens Photo Contest

Florida Camera Club Council Member

We are part of the Florida Camera Club Council. You may visit their web site Here

Our group is not affiliated with any other photography group in the bay area. We will help you promote your group on our site and in our e-mails if you wish. Please Contact Jim Swallow with your club information to be included 


Software Discounts

OnOne Software Discount Code "PHSY"

Topaz Software Discount Page

PhotoMatix Software Discount Code"jimswallow"


Lake Shore Camera Exchange

We have a local Photography Supply Store in the bay area and if you haven't been now is the time to go. All of the sales people are friendly and helpful and they have lots of equipment. It is time to support your local photography supply house before they are all gone. Internet is not everything. There is much to be said about touching, feeling and supporting your local business man. They will be present at our Photography Club Day because they believe in you and it is time to believe in them.

Support your Local Photography Retailer Today
Web Site

The Camera Cure

A Saint Petersburg repair facility for camera repairs, sensor Cleaning and more check them out here

Web Site

Zebra Color Lab

Bay Area's Best Black and White and E6 Lab

Web Site


Photography Podcast's and Blog's
Using I-Tunes go to the podcast directory and type in Photoshop or Photography and you will find hundreds. or go to the web sites listed below and use the podcast link.

Check I-Tunes under Photoshop for a ton of free Training


The Photographers Resource Center

"All Eyes" Bay Area Photography Blog

Rick Sammon's Digital Blog

Lewis Kemper's Blog

If you do not wish to continue on our mailing list of photographers in the bay area  please contact  
Jim Swallow at jim@photographicartsociety.org

The Society was designed to

 Inspire, Challenge and Educate You in The Art of Photography. 

Next Meeting is Thursday May 5th at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images