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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: 6:27am
Sunrise: 6:52am
Sunset: 8:20pm
Twi: 8:46pm
Moonrise: 8:50am
Moonset: 9:35pm

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 August 2011

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

August Meeting is on the 4th

This Months Theme is

"People At Work".

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

"Black and White with One Color"

Award Winners for our current show

Best of Show — Alex Spassoff
First Place — David Mathre
Second Place — Sherry Williamson
Third Place — Terri Gross
Honorble Mentions — Jack Fisher & Peter Lousberg

Thank you Professional Photographer,Dave Exterkamp
for being our judge for the exhibit


September Meeting is Thursday the 1st
Theme is "Somewhere Out There"
"Hint: not in this area"


Studio lighting classes coming this Summer at our studio in Saint Petersburg.
Dates to be announced

Digital imaging, Photoshop and Lightroom classes too
Contact Jim for more details at 727-596-7822

Photography Tips

Master the hidden talents of program mode

How to recognize good light

Manfrotto School of Excellence

Wet Plate Digital Art

How to take tack sharp macro photos

List of stock photography sites

Simple Beach photo tips

Photoshop Tips

Free Webcast with RC on HDR 4 pm Monday August 1st
register here

Creating the look of a graduated ND filter

Simple custom collage technique

Turn a photo into a planet

Vibrance Vs Saturation

Free Topaz Webinar's in August

Photographic Inspirations

From the Edge with Peter Lik
on the weather channel thursday nights at 8

First Impressions Photo Contest finalists

Taking Photos of Steel Wool on Fire


Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Black and White with One Color"

View Highlights Here

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.

Membership Info

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

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

private lesson in Photoshop, Lightroom and Digital Imaging Classes
please call Jim at 727-596-7822

“Lightroom: Get it, Got it, Use it,
Love it”

Saturday September 10th from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$59.00 Society Members $69.00 Non- Members
Location: Jim Swallow’s Studio in Saint Petersburg
call 727-596-7822 to register or email jim@photographicartsociety.org

This workshop will be the first in a series of Lightroom classes that will help you use Lightroom to it’s fullest. Adobe Lightroom is the best tool for the photographer today. If you don’t have it you will be getting it sometime in the future. The first class will discuss the Library Module and the parts of the Develop Module. This program is going to change the way you work with your images. Minimum of 4 students required to hold the class

6 Week Studio Lighting Class

Monday's 7-9:30 $165.00

starting Monday September 12th
Call Jim to reserve your spot

Discover the ins and out of studio lighting. Learn to see the light, understand it and control it. Call jim for all the details. 727-596-7822


Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Large Format Photography Juried Exhibit

Open to all bay area photographers using medium or large formats. Exhibit will be in September thru October
Deadline is August 8th.
Click here for PDF of details


Florida Museum of Photographic Art


11th Annual Members’ Show

July 19 through August 30, 2011

Congratulations to members Dave Reed and Alex Spassoff for getting awards at the FMoPA show

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum Web Site


The Hillsborough River: From the Green Swamp to the Bay Works by Karen Glaser
July 2 - October 16, 2011
In 2010, the City of Tampa selected Karen Glaser as its Photographer Laureate. Glaser’s project was to pay tribute to the diversity and complexity of the Hillsborough River. Since the 1990s, Glaser has chronicled the ecosystems and in particular its freshwater springs, rivers, and swamps of Florida. According to the artist, “the State of Florida has a truly interesting history and a remarkable cultural and natural heritage. It is home to some of the most unique natural areas in the world, and the tie that binds all in this most diverse state is water

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

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

Earnest Graetz August 1st
Pam Miles August 10th
Peter Lousberg August 19th
Chuck Platz August 21st
Dave & Karen Exterkamp 8-24
Carol & Irwin Glazer 8-29

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

World Wildlife Fund Contest

Central Art Supply
The Juried Art Show

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"

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. 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 September 1st at 6:15p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images