About The Society

Society Meetings

Society Exhibits

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Photo Education

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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: 6:57am
Sunrise: 7:22am
Solar noon: 12:36pm
Sunset: 5:49pm
Twi: 6:14pm
Moonrise: 2:53pm
Moonset: 4:07am
Day length: 10h 27m

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

Photography Newsletter January 2012

“The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.” – Ansel Adams

January Meeting is on the 5th

This Months Theme is

"Holiday Cheer".

Join us at 6:30 p.m.


Our winner of the project show of the year and free membership for 2012 is
Terri Gross ( Congratulations)

Membership Dues for 2012 ($40.00) are due at the meeting. Please come early to fill out new forms. Make check payable to:
The Photographic Art Society
You may also mail your check to:
The Photographic Art Society
6166 9th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL. 33710

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 2 images.

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


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

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

January 21st Circle B Bar Reserve
February 11thState Fair
February 25thVenice Rookery
March 23rd - 25th FCCC Conference
Photography Clubs Day — TBA
May 5thJungle Gardens
June 9thDinosaur World
July 21st Boyd Hill Park
October 27th Homassa 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

Club Member Gloria Matyszyk's image was chosen as image of the day on Daily Digital Web site

Photoshop Tips

Creating a Film Strip in Photoshop

How to fill the face with words

CS5 Education site

Photographic Inspirations

Audubon Magazine Slide show

Cool Photographs on YouTube Site

Florida Camera Club Council Conference 2012

Check out the great line of speakers and plan for a great weekend
March 23rd — 25th

Go to the web site for details


Membership Info

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

Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

Top IPhone Camera Accessories

iPhone Lens Dial

Tim Grey Photo Tips on You Tube

Cool Photo Gifts and Gadgets

How to photograph the city at night

A stock photographs worth

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.



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

Jill Graetz January 6th
JoAnn Lousberg January 20th
Carol Glazer January 22nd
Jim Lucadam January 25th

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

Natures Expression Online Competition

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Contest


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
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 January 5th 6:15p.m. 
Bring your  best image or yearly Project