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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 N: 6:20am
Twi: 6:48am
Sunrise: 7:12am
Sunset: 7:46pm
Twi: 8:10pm
Twi N: 8:38pm

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: No Meeting
October: Something Old or Birds
November: Through The Window
December: Best 2012 & Project Presentations

Quarterly Education Nights

October 11th — Dave Exterkamp " Portraits"

Photography Newsletter August - October 2012

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. (Plato)

August meeting is on the 2nd
No meeting in September

October meeting is on the 4th

This Months Theme is

"Transportation or Something Old"
October Theme is "Something Old or Birds"

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.
Size is 10x14 at 100 ppi

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

October 11th 6:30 p.m. Education Night

Dave Exterkamp On Portraiture

Special Note: No Meeting or Newsletter in September

Bay Area Open Photographic Exhibition
Beach Art Center
in Indian Rocks Beach

August 6th Through October 15th

Join us Thursday August 9th from 6-8 p.m.
for an artist reception and awards presentations

Beach Art Center Web Site

1515 Bay Palm Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 33785 - 727-596-4331

Participating Artists:

Alex Spassoff, Candace Web, Charmaine Martinez,
Cheryl Day-Swallow, Chris Sheppard, David Mathre,
Debbie Stubb, Dick Caldwell, Donna Linder,
Elizabeth Kraker, Fred Borgianini, Glen Desthers,
Glenn Nielsen, Gloria Matyszyk, Jane Egbert,
Jim Pennington, Jim Swallow, JoAnn Lousberg,
Joe Martin, John Sagert, Karen Mason, Kari Sheppard,
Lee Brand, Manny Bonewitz, Nils Sheppard,
Peter Lousberg, Prudy Olsen, Sandy Thomas,
Sonia Smith, Terri Gross, Tom Carnahan

Hanging the show will be on the 6th of August
Please bring art in the a.m. from 10:00 - 11:00 am
or make special arrangements by contacting
Jim at 727-596-7822

October Field Trip to Homosassa Springs

October 27th
We are going to Homosassa Springs Wildlife
State Park
. We will meet at 8:30 am
in the parking lot.
Check out the web site here
Please RSVP to Jim@photographicartsociety.org
if you are going

ICOT Summit Building Next Show
Digital Art Before and After

Submit your entries between October 3rd and October 12th
Frame Day is Saturday the 20th
Artist Reception is Thursday October 25th

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"

Through October 22nd

October Show
" Before and After"
Digital Art Show
Frame Day October 20th
Hang Show October 22nd

Bay Area Photographic Exhibition
Beach Art Center
in Indian Rocks Beach
August 6th Through October 15th
Reception August 9th 6p.m. - 8p.m.

Lakeshore Camera
Lake Shore Camera Exchange, Inc.
36637 US Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 3468

The need several iconic photographs of the Tampa Bay area for display in their store. This is a good excuse to go create some photographs on the 4th. You may provide one or several images to the cause. Every photograph that we use will have a photographers credit attached and you will receive an 11 X 14 print. Things like the Skyway, St.. Pete Pier, University of Tampa, Tarpon Sponge Docks, Old Pasco Courthouse etc. I think you get the drift. OK a few bird, fish and even sunset photos are OK, just remember we can not use images in which people are identifiable.

Please submit them in the next two weeks either by bringing them in on a CD, jump drive or memory card. In the case of the jump drive and memory card please allow us a few minutes to copy the files so you can take your media home. Additionally you may upload the photographs just like our photo contest only under the comments section please state: "Store decor do not print"

Thank you in advance.
Lakeshore Camera Exchange Website

Photographic Inspirations

Pictures of the Day

Membership Info

Membership is $40.00 a year. See link above for additional info. $45.00 using Paypal

You can join and pay using PayPal

Congratulations to member Terri Gross for receiving an first place award in portraits at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts members show


Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

Retouching Eyes in Photoshop

Advanced Composition using Geometry

10 Tips for Better Wildlife Photography

Using Extension Tubes

Photographing Lighting

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

" American Pride "

June 11th thru October 8th

Featured Artists
Gloria Matyszyk and Dick Caldwell

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

The Secret Paris of the 1930s:
Vintage Photographs by Brassaï

Exhibition Dates:  May 31, 2012 – August 19, 2012

The Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg

Picturing a New Society: Photographs from the Soviet Union 1920s–1980s

April 14 through September 2nd, 2012

Sitter and Subject in Nineteenth Century Photography Through September 30, 2012

Digital Photo Workshops-Seminars
Around the Country

organized by PAS friend Randy Van Duinen

Photography Day Tampa Bay was a great success.

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

Software Discounts

OnOne Software Discount Code "PHSY"

OneOne Software Perfect Layers Public Beta now Available

Topaz Software Discount Page

PhotoMatix Software Discount Code"jimswallow"



File Specs. For Meetings

Digital Images for the group should be jpeg files  1400x1000 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

Ernie Graetz Aug. 1st
Cindy Gieschen Anniv. Aug. 9th
Dick Caldwell August 12th
Debbie Stubbs August 18th
Peter Lousberg August 19th
Nils Sheppard August 20th
Jim and Cheryl Anniv. Aug 23rd
Carol and Irwin Glazer Anniv. 8-29
Joe Martin Anniv Sept 10th
Cindy Gieschen Sept. 11th
Prudy Olson Anniv. Sept. 12th
John Sagert Anniv Sept. 12th
Tom Carnahan Anniv. Sept.. 14th
Alex Spassoff Sept. 14th
Jane Egbert Sept. 16th
Murray Diner Sept. 19th
Carolyn Pavonetti Anniv Sept. 20th
Sonia Smith Sept. 21st
Cindy Bush Anniv. Sept 28th
Mac McGlamery October 2nd
Rachel McGlamery October 9th
Karen Mason October 12th
Rick Stoop Oct. 13th
Roy Colbert Anniv. Oct. 20th
Jim Pennington Anniv. Oct 21st
Glen Desthers Anniv. Oct 22nd
Robin Walbridge Oct. 25th

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests


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 


Like us on Facebook

Members in the News

Dave Reed Got the second highest Score at the FCCC Competition
Congratulations Dave

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

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 August 2nd 5th  6:15p.m. 
Bring your  best images