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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: 6:53am
Sunrise: 7:18am
Sunset: 6:10pm
Twi: 6:35pm
Moonrise: 6:10am
Moonset: 5:08pm
Day length: 10h 53m

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

Society Field Trip in April

Mustang and Mustang Show
Field Trip April 2nd at Fantasy of Flight
check out details here

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Photography Newsletter February 2011

The true focus of creativity is not the genetic process prior to the work but the work itself as it lives in the experience of the beholder.
(Monroe Beardsley)

February Meeting is on the 3rd

This Months Theme is


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

Members Show at Summit Executive Building

Artist Reception Thursday February 10th
From 6—8 p.m.

"Fruits and Vegetables"

Please join us for music food and great photography.


Photographic Art Society Field Trip

Saturday February 12th 8:30 a.m.

Florida State Fair

We will meet at gate number 2
(the gate that is next to Cracker Country)
Check out the web site here

Get your tickets cheaper at Sweet Bay while supplies last


John Shaw Nature and Digital Photography Seminar in Orlando

March 12 & 13, 2011

Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris presents a Nature & Digital Photography weekend seminar in Orlando with renowned photographer and digital photo expert John Shaw. The seminar features one full day devoted to nature photography and the second day covering the digital darkroom. The two seminar days can be purchased as a package or separately by day. More information and registration can be found at Here or by calling (206) 463-5383.
Lets Carpool together for this great seminar
contact jim if you are going


Photography Tips

Watermarking your images

Photography Monthly Podcast

Creative Visions of Nature

Different Phases of Twilight

Thoughts on Flickr

Adding Emotion and Feeling to images

3 Part Series on Pricing your work

The Last Kodachrome Lab story


Photography Club Day 2011

Featured Speaker will be Rick Sammon
"Exploring High Dynamic Range Photography"

Sunday March 27th

Register Here for Photography Club Day 2011

Lunch and park admission will be provided


All the details can be found here.

Special One Day Workshop with
Rick Sammon Saturday March 26th

Rick Sammon will be doing a one day workshop in the field on Saturday March 26th cost is $49.00 if registered before March 1st

We will be going out to different locations discussing all types of photography tips and working on HDR photography. Location will only be sent to registrants. This will be a great opportunity to spend time with a fantastic photographer.

Register for the Saturday workshop Here






Photoshop Tips

Rendering Text in Gold

Hammered Metal Background

Photoshop Shortcuts You Might Not Know

Photos to Inspire

Great Reflection Photography

Canon Emerging Pros finalists

Kelby Training

Photoshop CS5 Power Tour

Thursday February 17th Tampa Convention Center

Register Here

Photoshop World 2011

Orlando Florida

March 30th to April 1st

Registration and Info


Plug-in Software

OnOne Software
use code PHSY for 15%
OnOne web site

Topaz Software

Updates are available
Topaz has new updates coming this month you can get a special discount using code: Enhanced
on all the software
Check out the web site here

Photoshop & Photography Training

Give The Gift of Education this Year


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 February 5th from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
or Wednesday
February 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ($49.00)

$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

"Painting With Light Workshop" February 11th

Jim Swallow is leading a Painting with light workshop at
The Florida Railroad Museum

Cost is $49.00 Per Person Starting at 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.
Contact Jim Swallow at 727-596-7822 for details and to register

We are going to paint the trains at the rail yard with flash lights.
We have the opportunity to create unique images in the railyard during an event that they will be holding. Check out their web site to see where it is located and images of what is there. You must register in advance and to attend the workshop.


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"


Morean Art Center
Saint Petersburg

Paradise Lost / Paradise Found

January 14 - March 13, 2011

The Morean Arts Center calls attention to the "state" of Florida in two provocative exhibitions. For Paradise Lost/Paradise Found, contemporary artists wax nostalgic for the Sunshine State, either presenting their version of how things used to be, or satirizing the way things appear today. Neon motel signs, alligators on the loose, mermaids, baseball, and road kill are just a few of the subjects addressed in the gallery space, where visitors will experience a whole new appreciation for their environment. Artists include Mark Messersmith, John Gurbacs, Karen Tucker Kuykendall, Randy Van Duinen, and Raina Benoit.
Disappearing Florida 

Relating to Paradise Lost/Paradise Found is Disappearing Florida, a serious look at the changing landscape of our state. Providing a call-to-action rather than just a passive gallery visit, this exhibition features the work of contemporary photographers who capture the beauty of Florida, while using their web sites as a platform to discuss the fragility of that same beauty. Quotes from these blogs will be a prominent feature alongside the prints on the gallery walls, encouraging our visitors to get involved and be conscious of the fleeting quality of our natural surroundings. Artists include Carlton Ward, Jr., Richard O. Jacobs, Kevin Boldenow and Laurie Excell.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

February 10 through April 10, 2011

Natural Fashion: Art & the Body, Photographs by Hans Silvester

Following the Vassar College exhibit will be photographs by Hans Silvester, images of face and body painting that connect our own society with a more exotic existence.

"The works of German photographer Hans Silvester will be coming to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts from New York's Marlborough Gallery. These color photographs function as sociological and anthropological documents as well as images of extreme beauty."  Joanne Milani, FMoPA Curator

Your 15 Minutes of Fame

Wednesday, March 16, 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.


Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum Web Site

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

St. Petersburg resident and former photojournalist for Life, Look and Fortune magazines, Herb Snitzer has spent the better part of five decades capturing the world around us. On the occasion of the publication of a new collection of his images, Glorious Days and Nights, the Museum is pleased to present a selection of Snitzer’s world-famous jazz images. Shot mostly during the 1950s and 1960s, these images give a fascinating insight into the personalities and culture of jazz in New York City. His subjects have included Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis

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

Suncoast Camera Club

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

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Debbie Terhune February 4th
McGlammery Anniversary Feb.14th
John Schakel February 23rd
Chris Sheppard February 28h

Photo Contests

The Best Camera Challenge

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts International Photo Competition

A List of other Photo Contests

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 

Photography Club Day is Coming
Sunday March 27th

We will also have a 1 Day workshop on Saturday with Rick Sammon

Our Speaker this year is going to be Rick Sammon

You can check out his site here

The Topic Will be about HDR Imaging

Special Saturday Workshop will also be available for an additional fee


North Tampa Photography

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 this Saturday 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

Reedy Photo Lab

Bay Area's Best Professional color 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
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 February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images