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Photographic Art Society is a
Florida non profit corporation

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: 6:53am
Sunrise: 7:17am
Solar noon: 1:33pm
Sunset: 7:50pm
Twi: 8:14pm
Moonrise: 6:56pm
Moonset: 6:08am
Day length: 12h 34m

Monthly Themes for 2012

January: Holiday Cheer
Shallow Depth of Field
March: Performers
April: Flowers
May: Extreme Make-over- PS
June: Unusual Signs
July: Pets
August: Transportation
September: Something Old
October: Birds
November: Through The Window
December: Best 2012 & Project Presentations

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Photography Newsletter April 2012

The key is to not let the camera, which depicts nature in so much detail, reveal just what the eye picks up, but what the heart picks up as well. - Paul Caponigro

April Meeting is on the 5th

This Months Theme is


Join us at 6:30 p.m.

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting.
Please bring only 2 images.

I have updated to first page of the web site to include a pay pal link for membership and donations.
Click here to go to the home page

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our projector fund.
We have added several new Life Members as a result of their generosity. Come see the new projector in the works this month. It has almost twice as much lumens as the last projector (brightness)
The new resolution of the projector is 1280 by 800 so if you want to make your image larger to maximize screen size you can or just keep things the same for now. until we test the unit this month.

Our Newest Life Members include:
Jim Pennington
Mac McGlammery
Murray Diner
David Mathre

Thank you for your generous support of the
Photographic Art Society

Monthly Themes, Field Trips
and ICOT Show Themes for 2012
Are now posted on the left column

Have an idea for a field trip in April?

Bring your ideas to the meeting Thursday night

Quarterly Education Nights
February 16th Jim Pennington ( The Big Splash )
see the big splash images on our Facebook page
May 17th kari Sheppard (I Phone Photography IPAD)
August 16th — Carolyn Pavonetti HDR
October 11th — Dave Exterkamp " Portraits"

Field Trips for 2012

February 11thState Fair
February 18thVenice Rookery
March 17th —
Photography Clubs Day
March 23rd - 25th FCCC Conference
Photography Clubs Day — TBA
May 5thJungle Gardens
June 23rdDinosaur World
July 21st Boyd Hill Park
October 27th Homasassa Springs

ICOT Show Themes

February Show
" Florida Beaches"

Frame Day February 4th
Hang Show February 6th

June Show
" Our Country's Pride"

Frame Day June 9th
Hang Show June 11th

October Show
" Before and After"
Digital Art Show
Frame Day October 6th
Hang Show October 8th

Photography Clubs Day
Tampa Bay

March 17th at Heritage Village/ Florida Botanical Gardens

8:30 a.m.
Registration opening February 1st

Special Canon Explorer of Light speaker is

Darrell Gulin
Check out his web site here


Photo Day 2012 Was a great Success
thanks to everyone for participating and all the Volunteers. The winners will be announced at the April Meeting on Thursday

Lakeshore Camera Exchange Upcoming Classes

Visit the web site or call Tom for details
Great classes in Elements and a workshop on using your Sony DSLR in February


Members with Items for Sale

Robin Smillie has a heat Press for sale

Rick Stoop has a Epson 9600 44 inch printer
$500.00 call Jim for details

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop CS 6 Beta

How to create a color wheel

Photoshop CS 6 training on Lynda

23 cool features in CS6

Sneak Peak at CS 6

Deke Speak on CS6

Photographic Inspirations

Hasselblad TV

Darrel Gulin photography

Pictures of the Day

The Human Planet

Photo Pro emerging pro competition winners

Natures Best 2011 Winners

Like us on Facebook

Members in the News
Gloria Matyszyk received editors choice on Photoshop Users web site

Dave Reed won 3rd Place in the PSTA competition view here
Mayors Award-26th Annual South Pasadena Artspring Exhibition

2 photos published in Hocking Hills Ohio Tourism Assoc.. Visitors Guide

Photo Organization Seminar

check web site here

Tuesday evening forthcoming which is April 3rd Holly Wilson of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers is conducting a FREE seminar teaching the ABC's of photo organizing. If you have any interest in better organization of your photographs we encourage you to attend this event.

When: Tuesday April 3rd 6:30 to 8pm (If you are interested in becoming a Personal Photo Organizer stick around after 8pm for that discussion)
 Where: Hampton Inn 21030 US Highway 19 N., Clearwater South of Drew on the Service Road just past Lenny's)

Photographic Art Society will be there

Membership Info

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

You can join and pay using PayPal

Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

Picking the best shutter speed for waterfalls

The Big list of Stock Photo companies

Adding drama and mystery to your image

Peach Pit Photoclub Webinars

Thinking vs feeling photography

Mastering Panning

Essentials for shooting macro

Free E-book on wildlife photography

Photo Studio Rental

Complete photo studio for rent with lights, backgrounds and props and 30 year experience photographer to help you. This is a home studio with 11 foot ceilings and no signs advertising my studio or services so you can bring your clients without worry. Contact Jim Swallow for details about rates.
If you are looking to create some images for the holiday season and need a studio to create them. Give Jim a call about renting his studio space for as long as you like.

Photographic Art Society

New exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Florida Beaches"

February 9th thru June 11th

In the main gallery, artist included in this show are:

Dick Caldwell, Thomas Carnahan, Glen Desthers, Murray Dinner, Jake Fisher, Cindy Gieschen,
Terri Gross, JoAnn Lousberg, Peter Lousberg,
David Mathre, Gloria Matyszyk, Prudy Olson,
Jim Pennington, Dave Reed, John Sagert,
John Schakel, Jr., Chris Sheppard, Kari Sheppard,
Sonia Smith, Alex Spassoff, Jim Swallow,
Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Sandy Thomas
and Sherry Williamson

Featured Artist
Patti Krumeich - "The World Around Us"
Patti is a digital artist whose nature and wildlife scenes are created by using mixed brushes in Photoshop.

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

March 10th, 2011 through May 27th, 2012

Andy Warhol and Friends

For the inaugural exhibition in its new home at the Cube at Rivergate Plaza, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts welcomes Andy Warhol & Friends.
This landmark exhibition comes from the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh,
Included in Andy Warhol & Friends are vividly hued screen prints as well as photographs and photo booth strips from 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They feature portraits of such celebrities as John Wayne, Liza Minnelli, Sting, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Jones and Dennis Hopper.  Also included are Warhol’s famous self-portraits.

The Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg

Forever in a Moment:
Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Egypt

November 19, 2011-April 10, 2012

This noteworthy exhibition presents photographs of Egypt created during the nineteenth century, a period of great archaeological exploration and worldwide fascination with the rediscovered ancient culture.

Safety Harbor Public Library

An Exhibit by Photographer Jude Bagatti
 33 Images
of the People and Locales of 16 Countries
Throughout All of March and April, 2012
at Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd St. North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695


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_0411.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

Tampa Bay Camera Club
Suncoast Medium and Large Format Photo Group

Go to the newly updated page on the site to see all the bay area clubs

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

James Seaton April 2nd
Sharon Diner April 7th
Tom Carnahan April 11th
Deborah and Jacob Mast Anniv. April 16th
Jill and Ernie Graetz Anniv. April 18th
Roger Zarecki April 22nd

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

Scan Design Art Contest

If you know of any please forward to the newsletter

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"

OneOne Software Perfect Layers Public Beta now Available

Topaz Software Discount Page

PhotoMatix Software Discount Code"jimswallow"

Digital Photo Workshops-Seminars
Around the Country

organized by PAS friend Randy Van Duinen



Are you looking for any Photography Books to add to your collection?

A bay area collector has brought his books to
  Blue Moon Books                        
  1413 Cleveland St Clearwater, Fl    33755   Phone:   727-443-7444


Photography Day Tampa Bay was a great success.

The winners of the contests will be announced at our April Meeting on Thursday the 5th.
Thank you to all that submitted photos

Highlights of the day will be posted on our Facebook page soon

Make sure you like out Facebook page to view the highlights

Click here to go to the page


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 equipment 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
Photo Classes at Lakeshore Camera Exchange


The Camera Cure

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

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. There are Too many that I like to mention on this page
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 3rd 6:15p.m. 
Bring your  best images