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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   

wi N: 6:22am
Twi: 6:50am
Sunrise: 7:14am
Sunset: 6:15pm
Twi: 6:40pm
Twi N: 7:07pm
Moonrise: 4:45am
Moonset: 3:47pm
Day length: 11h 2m

Monthly Themes for 2013

January 3rd: Camera Phone Photos
February 7th:
Water and Light
March 7th: Urban Decay
April 4th: Using a Model
May 2nd: Backyard Art
June 13th: Boating
July 11th: Vanishing Florida
August 1st: Patriotism
September 5th: Critters
October3rd: Create a Postcard
November 7th: Textures
December 5th:
Best 2013 & Project Presentations

Quarterly Education Nights
Coming in 2013

February 21st Jim Swallow on Getting Organized

May 30th Ernie Graetz on Lightning Photography

August 22nd: TBA

November 14th:TBA

We are still looking for a few more. If your are interested in teaching a class call Jim

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Photography Newsletter February 2013

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney

February Meeting is the 7th

This Months Theme is

"Water and Light"

Join us at 6:30 p.m.

Send your image to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting.
Please bring only 2 images.
Size is 10x14 at 100 ppi

It is time to pay your annual dues: pay on-line $45.00 or save money $40.00 and pay at the meeting.
Donations to the group are Tax Deductible

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

Society Field Trip

Florida State Fair Saturday February 9th

Meet at Gate 2 next to Cracker Country at
8:30 a.m.

New Field trip Added for May

We are going to have a field trip to a Baseball game.I need to know how many are interested before we make it final. It will be on May 11th for a 6p.m. game. We might be getting on the field before the game and possible instructions from the official Rays Photographer. Cost approx $35.00 per person. Please let me know ASAP if interested

Society Exhibit at the Summit Building
Our Next theme is "Angles"
Frame Day February 23rd
Hang Show February 25th

We need your images ASAP deadline for submission is the 11th

Surf Board Art Competition

We are working on the Surf Board Project. We are looking for images of the surf, swimmers, surfers,
sea life, boating, birds etc.
bring a small digital print of yourself. Head shot for the website. 4x6 size. or email to Jim

Photography Day Tampa Bay
Portrait Edition

Coming March 30th
the Saint Petersburg Garden Club.
Registration now open

So far the Speaker line up includes:
Joyce Tenneson from Canon
Pepito from Pepito Portraits Tampa
Joseph Gamble from UT
Scott Krebs
Chuck Vosburgh
Carmen Schettino
Lee Burgess

Our sponsors are all returning for another great event.

It's Only $35.00

Event Facebook Page

Field Trips for 2013

January 19thBrooksville Raid
February 9thState Fair
February 23rd
After Frame Day
Civil War Reenactors at
Fort DeSoto Park
March 2nd — Renaissance Festival
March 30th — Photography Day
April 13th — Lowery Park Zoo
May 11thPhoto day at Ray's Baseball
June 15thBok Tower
July 13thFlorida Aquarium
October — World Wide Photo Walk

ICOT Show Themes

February Show
" Angles"

Frame Day February 23rd
Hang Show February 25th

June Show
" TBD"

Frame Day June 22nd
Hang Show June 24th

October 2013 Show
" TBD"

Frame Day October 5th
Hang Show October 7th


36th Annual Largo Camera Show
Saturday February 9th 10-4

Minnreg Building in Largo
6340 126th Ave N 727-531-9010

Photographic Inspirations

Pictures of the Day

Dreamy images shot wide open

Great images that have water and light

21 creative projects to do

Photoshop Tips and Ideas

OnOne Perfect Inspiration Series

How to add multiple strokes to editable text

CS 6 little known secrets

Take more control over highlights and shadows

A way to get Photoshop CS2 for free

Looking for a project to do this year?
just do a Google search for creative photo projects and you will get thousands of ideas.

Give the Gift of Education
this year.

Gift certificates are available for Jim's classes. Classes in Basic photography, Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe Elements, Asset Management and
Getting organized digitally.

Lightroom Class Saturday March 9th

9:00 to 1:00 $49.00

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

Call Jim 727-596-7822 to register. Class will be held in his studio in St. Pete

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

Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

Adding Watermark to your photos on the your phone

Portrait Photography Tutorials

Landscapes with Greater Impact

Urban Exploration Tips

Beach Photo Tips

Adding Drama and Mystery

Photo Technique Magazine

Insights and Inspiration with John Paul

Photographic Art Society

February 25th Through June 24th
The show is at the Summit Executive Building at 58th And Ulmerton in Clearwater. See the Current Exhibit page for details
Our featured Artist for the show is

Dick Miller

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Chuck Close – A Couple of Ways of Doing Something

Exhibition Dates:  January 31, 2013 – March 31, 2013

Opening Reception:  Thursday, January 31, 2013  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Lecture by Deli Sacilotto:  Sunday, February 3, 2013  2:00pm

Poetry Reading by Bob Holman:  Thursday, March 28, 2013   7:00pm

A Couple of Ways of Doing Something features fifteen of Chuck Close’s delicately intimate daguerreotypes (including striking enlargements) of leading contemporary artists, paired with Bob Holman’s witty and beautifully typeset poems. As individual portraits, each daguerreotype offers an intimate and immensely revealing study of the subject, extending the hyper-realist tradition of portraiture for which Close is renowned. In keeping with the exhibition title, Chuck Close, as curator, has included examples of his other works taken from each daguerreotype in a variety of media, including tapestries and photogravures. The collected work becomes a transfixing group portrait of Close’s influential and highly creative circle of friends and colleagues—from Andres Serrano to Cindy Sherman—as well as an exploration of challenging photographic mediums.

Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation, New York.

Museum of Fine Arts

Photographing the City February 9, 2013 through May 26, 2013

This exhibition explores how nineteenth and twentieth-century photographers responded to cities and towns, presented and preserved their history, and influenced their perception by the public. Among the artists represented are Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand, as well as many unknown photographers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Ringling Museum of Art


February 23, 2013 – May 19, 2013

Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for his distinctive photographs of fashion models, nudes, and celebrities. From the late 1970s until his untimely death from AIDS in 2002, Ritts's ability to create photographs that successfully bridged the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to the power of his imagination and technical skill but also marked the synergy between art, popular culture, and business that followed in the wake of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition features a selection of Ritts's vintage prints and magazine covers.

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

Debbie Terhune Anniv. Feb. 4th
Terri Gross February 8th
McGlammery Anniv. Feb. 14th
David Landers Feb. 21st
Jim Lucadim Anniv. Feb 22nd
Chris Sheppard Feb. 28th

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests


If you know of any please forward to the newsletter

Florida Camera Club Council Member

Google Map of Camera Clubs in Florida

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 


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Software Discounts

OnOne Software Discount Code "PHSY"

OneOne Software Perfect Layers Public Beta now Available

Topaz Software Discount Page

PhotoMatix Software Discount Code"jimswallow

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.

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


Society Member Clyde Nabe has started a blog on his site
You can find it here

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 7th 6:15p.m. 
Bring only your  best images  
for the new year