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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: 6:39am
Sunrise: 7:04am
Solar noon: 12:20pm
Sunset: 5:35pm
Twi: 6:00pm
Moonrise: 12:43pm
Moonset: 12:09am
First Qtr: 4:53am
Day length: 10h 31m

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 December 2011

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

December Meeting is on the 1st

This Months Theme is

"Yearly Projects and Best Image of the Year".

Join us at 6:00 p.m. ( Early time )

Pot Luck Dinner Meeting

Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone. We need deserts, drinks, main dishes and side dishes too.

The best show or image of the night gets
Free Membership next year.

All topics for next year are gathered from our December meeting so show us your best work

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 1 image. or your Projects in a folder or in a slide show. This is the only meeting of the year that we show members slide shows. Please join us for our annual holiday dinner and project presentations

Our Exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Your Favorite Image"

Please Send Cheryl your best images, 5-7
for review
This is an open theme and the show will be up for the holiday's. We are looking for your best work. Make sure the images have not been shown at the Summit building before.

January Meeting is Thursday the 5th
Theme is "To be Announced after the December Presentations"


Cheryl and Jim's Holiday Art and Craft Sale

If you are looking for some hand crafted gifts to give friends and business associates come out studio for our annual holiday sale
November 25-27 and December 2nd-4th

Check our web site for some of the items on sale

Photography Tips
Eliminating Reflections in Glasses
Reading a photograph

iPhone Lens Dial

10 Ways to Develop Yourself Photographically

The Three Dangers of Landscape Photography



Photoshop Tips

Creating a Film Strip in Photoshop

2012 Calender Templates

Nik Webinar
Mastering the Look and Style of your Macro Images with Mike Moats
Friday, December 9, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Topaz Adjust 5 is now available


Photographic Inspirations

Peachpit Publishing webcast

Great Photography in this video


Membership Info

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

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

"Best of Society Members"

November 10th — February 1st

The New show will feature members favorite images from the past year.



Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

November 17, 2011 through January 8, 2012

Bud Lee's America

FMoPA is pleased to present the work of renowned freelance photographer Bud Lee. In addition to his photographic talents, he has been an educator in Iowa and Tampa in the field of arts and an influential and driving force in the Tampa art scene.

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.

The Tampa Museum of Art

Between Shadows and Light:

The Photography of Berenice Abbott and Larry Silver
October 22, 2011 - January 1, 2012

With the work of Berenice Abbott and Larry Silver, Between Shadows and Lights focuses on the remarkably similar career and aesthetic choices of these 20th century photographic pioneers. Separated by a generation, each turned her/his camera on the complexity of burgeoning American metropolises. 

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

Irwin Glazer December 5th
Jim Swallow December 6th
Dominique Jones Anniv. 12/10
Francesca Anthony Dec. 11th
Deborah Mast December 12th
Roy Colbert December 13th
Patti Krumeich Anniv. 12/14
Marcia Biggs December 15th
Donna Bollenbach Dec.16th
Bob Anthony December21st
Alex Spassoff Anniv. 12/22

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

The Juried Art show contest sponsored by The Central Art Supply was cancelled after 40 people submitted work and they said it wasn't enough participation. They aren't very supportive of the photographic Community are they.


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 December 1st 6:15p.m. 
Bring your  best image or yearly Project