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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: 6:12am
Sunrise: 6:39am
Sunset: 8:30pm
Twi: 8:57pm
Moonrise: 10:03pm
Moonset: 8:37am
Day length: 13h 51m

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: No Meeting
October: Something Old or Birds
November: Through The Window
December: Best 2012 & Project Presentations

Quarterly Education Nights

July 12th — Carolyn Pavonetti HDR
October 11th — Dave Exterkamp " Portraits"

Photography Newsletter July 2012

“Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing, light is everything.” – Leonard Missone

July Meeting is on the 5th

This Months Theme is


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.
Size is 10x14 at 100 ppi

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

July 12th 6:30 pm Education Night

Carolyn Pavonetti Will be helping us with HDR
Tips. Society members please Join us for a fun night

Special Note: No Meeting or Newsletter in September

Bay Area Open Photographic Exhibition
Beach Art Center
in Indian Rocks Beach
August 6th Through October 15th
Reception August 9th 6p.m. - 8p.m.

Digital Submissions due July 5th
for Awards consideration. Deliver work on August 6th. Pick up Art on October 15th
Cost is $5.00 per entry for PAS Members and $10.00 for non Members. Max of 4 images per artist.

Click Here for Entry Form

Open to all Photographers in Tampa Bay. Deadline for submission for the show is July 6th. Entries

July Field Trip to Boyd Hill Park

July 21st We are going to Boyd Hill Nature Preserver. We will meet at 6:45 am in the parking lot.
Check out the web site here

This will be a great time to prepare for the Photo Contest in the Fall. This will be a short early morning field trip so come on out and have some fun

Congratulations to our award winners for the current Show at the ICOT Center

Make sure you see the show. Summit Executive Building is located at 58th and Ulmerton on the NE corner. Open normal business hours

Best in Show: Cindy Gieschen
First Place: Joe Martin
Second Place: Kari Sheppard
Third Place: Peter Lousberg
Honorable Mention:Chris Sheppard
Honorable Mention: David Mathre
Honorable Mention: Alex Spassoff
People Choice: Joe Martin

Thanks to our Juror David Exterkamp

Preview some of the images here


Field Trips for 2012

February 11thState Fair
February 18thVenice Rookery
March 17th —
Photography Clubs Day
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"

Through October 22nd

October Show
" Before and After"
Digital Art Show
Frame Day October 20th
Hang Show October 22nd

Lakeshore Camera
Lake Shore Camera Exchange, Inc.
36637 US Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 3468

The need several iconic photographs of the Tampa Bay area for display in their store. This is a good excuse to go create some photographs on the 4th. You may provide one or several images to the cause. Every photograph that we use will have a photographers credit attached and you will receive an 11 X 14 print. Things like the Skyway, St. Pete Pier, University of Tampa, Tarpon Sponge Docks, Old Pasco Courthouse etc. I think you get the drift. Ok a few bird, fish and even sunset photos are ok, just remember we can not use images in which people are identifiable.

Please submit them in the next two weeks either by bringing them in on a CD, jump drive or memory card. In the case of the jump drive and memory card please allow us a few minutes to copy the files so you can take your media home. Additionally you may upload the photographs just like our photo contest only under the comments section please state: "Store decor do not print"

Thank you in advance.
Lakeshore Camera Exchange Website

Photographic Inspirations

Dogs and Car Windows

Pictures of the Day

Pets on Flickr

Jerry Uelsmann

All About Light

Our World in Focus

Perfect Inspiration by OnOne

Bay Area Photographic Exhibition
Beach Art Center
in Indian Rocks Beach
August 6th Through October 15th
Reception August 9th 6p.m. - 8p.m.

Digital Submissions due July 5th
for Awards consideration. Deliver work on August 6th. Pick up Art on October 15th
Cost is $5.00 per entry for PAS Members and $10.00 for non Members. Max of 4 images per artist.

Click Here for Entry Form

Open to all Photographers in Tampa Bay. Deadline for submission for the show is July 6th. Entries

Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

How to compose better landscape photos

Prism Yard " lots of old cameras"

4 tips for better wildlife

The 5 f's of street photography

The drama of backlighting

Sony Creative Photography Video Tips

Lighting ratios can make or break a portrait

8 Tips for Photographing Birds

Stealing Inspiration

Membership Info

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

You can join and pay using PayPal

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

" American Pride "

June 11th thru October 8th

Featured Artists
Gloria Matyszyk and Dick Caldwell

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

The Secret Paris of the 1930s:
Vintage Photographs by Brassaï

Exhibition Dates:  May 31, 2012 – August 19, 2012

FMoPA Members Show

July 8th Through August 5th

Several members of PAS are also members of FMopA and will have images in the competition. Last year three of our members took home awards for their images. Please Join us for the reception
at the Museum
on Sunday July 8th from 5-7 p.m. 

The Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg

Picturing a New Society: Photographs from the Soviet Union 1920s–1980s

April 14 through August 19, 2012

This exhibition explores contradictions between idealistic images and life in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).  Photography was a key tool to promote party goals both internally and abroad, but did not always reflect reality. The photographs in Picturing a New Society describe virtues for a society that often existed only within pictures. Agriculture and rural areas, industry, the military, and the youth of the USSR were cornerstones of Soviet narratives of progress, and are represented in this exhibition. Photographers include Alexander Ustinov, Max Alpert, Emanuel Evzerikhin, and Georgi Zelma, among others.  Photographs like these are rare: to Soviet photographers, images were tools to inform and influence the public, therefore many were discarded after their message was disseminated.

Picturing a New Society is drawn from recent donations of over 200 Soviet photographs by Howard Schickler and Janice Tuckwood. These remarkable photographs, the first of their kind added to the collection, bring new depth to the MFA’s photography holdings.

Digital Photo Workshops-Seminars
Around the Country

organized by PAS friend Randy Van Duinen

Photography Day Tampa Bay was a great success.

Highlights of the day will be posted on our Facebook page soon

Make sure you like out Facebook page to view the highlights

Click here to go to the page



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

Clyde Nabe July 19th
Jim Pennington July 20th
Hans Mathre July 20th
Robert Hawkins July 29th

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"

Like us on Facebook

Members in the News

Dave Reed Got the second highest Score at the FCCC Competition
Congratulations Dave

2 photos published in Hocking Hills Ohio Tourism Assoc.. Visitors Guide

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 August2nd 5th  6:15p.m. 
Bring your  best images