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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: 6:07am
Sunrise: 6:33am
Sunset: 8:24pm
Twi: 8:51pm
Moonrise: 11:29pm
Moonset: 9:53am
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: Something Old
October: Birds
November: Through The Window
December: Best 2012 & Project Presentations

Quarterly Education Nights

August — Carolyn Pavonetti HDR
October 11th — Dave Exterkamp " Portraits"

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Photography Newsletter June 2012

“Maybe the judgment of whether something is art or not should come from the viewer and not the doer.” – Alan Babbitt

June Meeting is on the 6th

This Months Theme is

"Unusual Signs".

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

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our projector fund.

4 Week Teen Photography Camp
June 18th — July 13th

Society Member Jim Swallow will be running a photo camp with the city of Saint Petersburg at the Sunshine Center on 5th Street.
you can register your teen at

The kids will learn all phases of photography during this exciting 4 week program. Students will need to have a City Parks Advantage Card in order to Participate. You can get a card at any city parks and Recreation office.

More details can be found Here

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

June 23rd We are going to Dinosaur World in Plant City this will be a great time to practice your hdr techniques. We will meet at 8:45 am in the parking lot.
Check out the web site here

Frame Day for the American Pride Show at ICOT Summit Executive Building will be Saturday June 9th
We will be hanging the Show June 11th

Reception for the "American Pride"
Show will be
Thursday June 14th from 6-8 p.m.
Please join us and meet the artists

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"

Frame Day June 9th
Hang Show June 11th

October Show
" Before and After"
Digital Art Show
Frame Day October 6th
Hang Show October 8th

Photoshop Tips

10 time saving layer tips

The Cumulative Power of Presets in LR

Emailing with Lightroom 4

A better blur in Photoshop CS 6

What's New in CS6

Ghostly Photo Effect

Photographic Inspirations

Shoot the Hills Photo Contest
Images include member Dave Reed's Winning Image

Pictures of the Day

Photos of Signs

25 best travel destinations

Natures Best 2011 Winners

What drives your passion to create art

Perfect Inspiration by OnOne

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

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

Virtual lighting Studio

12 things you didn't know your DSLR could do

7 tips for planning the perfect portrait

What Buyers want from photographers

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


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

Gloria Matyszyk June 1st
Bob & Linda Hawkins Anniv. 6/2
JoAnn Lousberg June 11th
Gary Gresham June 16th
Bob and Francesca Anthony 6/18
Dennis and Charlotte Hughes 6/18
Bob and Erica Boice June 19th
Richard Simpson June 20th
Sonia Smith's Anniv. June 25th
Charlotte Hughes June 28th

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"


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