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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: 6:56am
Sunrise: 7:22am
Sunset: 5:48pm
Twi: 6:13pm
Moonrise: 11:47pm
Moonset: 11:07am
Day length: 10h 26m

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 January 2013

“Do whatever you do intensely.” — Robert Henri

January Meeting is the 3rd

This Months Theme is

"Camera Phone Photography"
2013 Themes are now posted below on the left

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

Congratulations to Cindy Gieschen
The board selected her slide show as their favorite and she receives free membership for 2013. Her project was Patriotism and her show was very moving.

What is your project for 2013?

You know that I am going to ask at the meeting so give it some thought and be prepared to start the new year with a great project. All you need to do is pick a subject and work on photographing that subject all year and showcase your body of work at the December meeting.

Field Trip Saturday January 19th

Brooksville Raid
Check out website
We are going to car pool to the event. Please contact Jim if you are going and we will make arrangements.

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
and more to come
Our sponsors are all returning for another great event.

Sony A77 Camera for sale.
If you are looking to upgrade to a new system The Sony Camera is a good choice

Jim has a Sony A77 camera for sale with a 18-55 kit lens. The camera was only used for 1 week so it does not have a lot of shutter clicks. It was too much camera for Cheryl so we are in need of selling it. You can review all the highlights about the camera here:
DP Review of camera
Call Jim at 727-596-7822 for more information. We are looking to sell ASAP it will make a great Christmas gift for any photographer

Field Trips for 2013

January 19thBrooksville Raid
February 9thState Fair
February 23rdCivil War Reenactors at Fort DeSoto Park
March 2nd — Renaissance Festival
March 30th — Photography Day
April 13th — Lowery Park Zoo
May 11thLettuce Lake Park
June 15thBok Tower
July 13thFlorida Aquarium
October — World Wide Photo Walk

ICOT Show Themes

February Show
" TBD"

Frame Day February 16th
Hang Show February 88th

June Show
" TBD"

Frame Day June 22nd
Hang Show June 24th

October 2013 Show
" TBD"

Frame Day October 5th
Hang Show October 7th

October Show
" Before and After" 2012
Digital Art Show

FotoFusion Photography Festival West Palm Beach

An international photography festival in West Palm will take place from January 22nd to 26th

An excellent time to learn new techniques and meet some of the countries best photographers. You can check out all the details on there site


Photographic Inspirations

Pictures of the Day

Emerging Pro Photo Competition finalists

European Photographers Competition winners

Photoshop Tips and Ideas

OnOne Perfect Inspiration Series

Alien Skin I Phone APP

CS 6 little known secrets

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 January 12th

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

Tips for better Phone Photos

Crush the Composition with Scott Kelby

Beyond Rule of Thirds Lecture

Rule of Thirds in your web browser

Beware of your Instagram Photos

Adding Drama and Mystery

Photographic Art Society

"Before and After"
October 22nd 2012 Through February 2013
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

Kari Sheppard: I phone Photos —
The Camera with me

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Dorothea Lange's America

Exhibition Dates:  November 15, 2012 -  January 27, 2013
Docent Tours: Sundays at 2:00pm

Lange herself had known adversity early in life. At age 7  she was stricken with polio, which left her with a lifetime limp. And at age 12  her father disappeared from the scene, leaving an impoverished household  behind. Every day she would ride the ferry with her mother from Hoboken to lower Manhattan,  to a roiling working-class neighborhood teeming with immigrants. During that  period Lange talked her way into photo courses with a range of teachers as  diverse as Arnold Genthe and Clarence White. In 1918 she moved to San Francisco where she  befriended the photographers Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, and, through  them, the celebrated Western painter Maynard Dixon, who became her first  husband. She soon opened a thriving portrait studio that catered to San Francisco’s  professional class and monied elite. But with the crash of 1929 she found her  true calling, as a peripatetic chronicler of the many faces of America, old  and young, urban and rural, native-born and immigrant, as they dealt with  unprecedented hardship, sometimes with resilience, often with despondence. Her  immortal portraits seared these faces of the Depression era into America’s  consciousness. 

Tampa Museum of Art

The Man, the Image & the World

Henri Cartier-Bresson, A Retrospective
October 6, 2012 - January 13, 2013

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. His work not only exerted a major influence on photography but also helped his profession achieve a new status. The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased be the only U.S. venue for this extraordinary exhibition.

The Ringling Museum of Art

20th Century Photography:  The Warren J. and Margot Coville Photography Collection

November 9, 2012 through February 3, 2013
Museum of Art, Searing Wing

With the gift of more than 1,000 photographs from the Warren J. and Margot Coville Collection, the Ringling's photography holdings have been immeasurably enriched with a broad range of works spanning the 20th and 21st centuries.


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

Jill Graetz January 6th
Prudy Olsen January 11th
Joe Martin January 19th
Peter & JoAnn Lousberg Anniv 1/20
Charmaine Martinez January 21st
Carol Glazer January 22nd

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



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