About The Society

Society Meetings

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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: 6:52am
Sunrise: 7:17am
Sunset: 6:10pm
Twi: 6:35pm
Moonrise: 1:32pm
Moonset: 2:49am
Day length: 10h 53m

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 February 2012

“Maybe the judgment of whether something is art or not should come from the viewer and not the doer.” – Alan Babbitt

February Meeting is on the 2nd

This Months Theme is

"Shallow Depth of Field".

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

We are working on raising money for a new projector and if you can make a donation that would be a great help. For donations over $250.00 you will receive life membership. Please help if you can. Our projector is getting old and everyone like seeing their images with good color and saturation at the meetings.
Thanks for your help

Our Exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Your Favorite Image"

Next Exhibit is
"Florida Beaches"
Please submit your images ASAP
Deadline is January 27th

Frame day for the show is February 4th
We are hanging the show on the 6th


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

Florida State Fair field trip meet on the 11th at
gate 2 next to Cracker Country at 8:30.
State Fair- web site

Venice Rookery Field trip on the 18th at 7:30
Venice Rookery web site

Quarterly Education Nights
February 16th Jim Pennington ( The Big Splash )
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 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



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

Lightroom 4 Beta

Lightroom 4 Beta Training

What's new in Lightroom 4 beta

Capturing a cast shadow

CS5 Education site

Photographic Inspirations

Pattern and Repetition inspiration

Darrel Gulin photography

Florida Camera Club Council Conference 2012

Check out the great line of speakers and plan for a great weekend
March 23rd — 25th
Bill Fortney will has been added to the conference

Go to the web site for details


Like us on Facebook

Digital Photo Workshops-seminars
around the country

organized by PAS friend Randy Van Duinen

Tampa Bay Area Camera Show
coming to the MInnreg bulding in clearwater on February 11th and 12th
view website for directions

Membership Info

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

Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

7 tips for shooting and selling nature images

Nikonians Ezine

Tips for good photo book layouts

Making glass etchings from photos

10 tips for phone photography

A simple exercise to train your photographic eye

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 4th

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

"Florida Beaches"

show starts February 6th



Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

November 17, 2011 through February 11, 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.


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

Bill Underwood February 1st
Terri Gross February 8th
Robert Stolpe February 13th
McGlammery Anniv. Feb. 14th
David Landers Feb.21st
John Schakel February 23rd
Chris Sheppard February 28th

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"

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

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