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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.

Jim Swallow Photography
6166 9th Ave North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:57am
Sunrise: 7:22am
Sunset: 5:49pm
Twi: 6:14pm
Moonrise: 8:50am
Moonset: 8:12pm

Photographic Art Society
Our Next Exhibit is titled

" Fruits and Vegetables "

We need your images as soon as possible. Submit your images to cheryl at
Framing Day will be announced once we get your images.

Please turn out and support our next show.

Photography Newsletter January 2011

True art takes note not merely of form but also of what lies behind. (Mahatma Gandhi)

January Meeting is on the 6th
It is time for Membership Dues:
Please bring cash or a check made out to Cheryl Day for $40.00. To speed things up please have everything ready including proper change. I also need your favorite image to update the site

This Months Theme is

"In the Tree's".

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

We need your images for our Next Exhibit
Please submit images ASAP
The show is titles

"Fruits and Vegetables"

Membership dues must be paid to be in the show


Monthly Themes for 2011

January: In The Trees February: Food
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

Membership Dues are Due the first Meeting in January for 2011


Photography Tips

Blur Photos Artistically

Freeze Action with your flash

35 Years of the Digital Camera

Exposing for Raw

Deconstruction and Psychology of a Photographic Composition

Advanced Tips for Tack Sharp Images

Depth of Field Calculator on your


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 Club Day Speaker will be

Rick Sammon Tentative date is April 2nd

Photoshop Tips

Color Theory Explained

Top 20 Photoshop Disasters in 2010

Color Correction in Lightroom

Topaz Labs updates software

Photos to Inspire

Sigma People Choice award finalists

HDR Done Right

National Geographic Photo Contest

The New Professional Photographer

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

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

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

"Into The Woods"

See the images in our gallery here

Eye See America: Through the Lens of Joshua Mann Pailet
October 2, 2010 - January 8, 2011
Eye See America: Through the Lens of Joshua Mann Pailet is a one-person exhibition of black and white photography by New Orleans artist and gallery owner, Joshua Mann Pailet. Pailet's work is inspired by great photographers of the 20th century such as Dorothea Lange, Lee Friedlander, and Elliott Erwitt. The exhibition will feature 69 images spanning the early 1970s through 2010, with subjects including music concerts, American city streets, and New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art


November 18, 2010 through January 29, 2011

Galleries A and B: Naked City: Photography from Vassar College's
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
*Featuring Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol, Weegee and more*

Tampa Museum of Art

80s Photography from the Collection
August 7, 2010 - January 16, 2011

The decade of the 1980s was a pivotal period for the medium of photography if only for the plurality of styles and approaches it witnessed.

Tampa Museum Web Site

Eckerd College is pleased to host this exhibition
of prints on loan from the Tampa Museum of Art.
For more information: Call 727.864.7979 or visit www.eckerd.edu
Photography Foundations unites two modernist photographers that defined and defied concepts of straightforward photography. These contemporaries imbued the field of documentary photography with expressive personal styles, thereby disrupting the compartmentalization of art and document.

Photography Foundations: The Art of Bernice Abbott and Aaron Siskind from the Tampa Museum of Art
August 20 - October 8, 2010

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

Julie Cramer January 5th
Jill Graetz January 6th
Frank Crommelin Anniv 1/6
Frank Crommelin January 8th
Joe Martin January 18th
Lousberg Anniv. January 20th
Carol Glazer January 22nd
Wally Brown January 24th
Jim Lucadam January 25th
Gabriel Impemba January 30th
KC Niemark January 31st

Photo Contests


Pinellas Park Art Society Open Photography Show and Sale
Deadline is Tuesday January 4th. Bring your images framed to The Park Station 5851 Park Blvd. Entries are $8.00 each. Entries accepted between 1 and 4 both days and
7-9 on Monday

The Best Camera Challenge


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
in April

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 Sunday Workshop will also be available for additional fee's

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 January 6that 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 4 best images