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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: 6:26am
Sunrise: 6:50am
Sunset: 6:35pm
Twi: 6:58pm
Moonrise: 3:30am
Moonset: 2:40pm
Day length: 11h 45m

Monthly Themes for 2013
Click on the theme to see the months images

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 March 2013

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” Malcolm Forbes

March Meeting is the 7th

This Months Theme is

"Urban Decay"

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

Society Field Trip
Tampa Renaissance Festival March 16th
Details here
Contact Jim if you are planning on attending

New Field trip Added for May

We are going to have a field trip to a Baseball game. I need to know how many are interested before we make it final. It will be on May 11th for a 6p.m. game. We might be getting on the field before the game and possible instructions from the official Rays Photographer. Cost approx $35.00 per person. Please let me know ASAP if interested

Society Exhibit at the Summit Building
Our theme is "Angles"

Winners for the show were announced at the reception February 28th
Best in Show Alex Spasoff
First Place — Dick Caldwell
Second Place — Peter Lousberg
Third Place — Gloria Matyszyk
Honorable Mentions
Kari Sheppard, Sherry Williamson
and Glen Desthers
Peoples Choice Award — Dick Caldwell

view the Gallery page of
reception and exhibit images

Surf Board Art Competition
Assembly Day

March 14th Thursday Mod Pod day 6166 9th Avenue North St. Pete (11 am - 8:00 pm) come when you can we will start adding our photos on the surf board. call to let Cheryl know you can come have fun. No experience necessary. 727-596-782

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
Scott Krebs
Chuck Vosbourgh
Carmen Schettino
Lee Burgess

Our sponsors are all returning for another great event.

$35.00 before March 7th After $45.00

Event Facebook Page

Field Trips for 2013

January 19thBrooksville Raid
February 9thState Fair
February 23rd
After Frame Day
Civil War Reenactors at
Fort DeSoto Park
March 16th — Renaissance Festival
March 30th — Photography Day
April 13th — Lowery Park Zoo
May 11thPhoto day at Ray's Baseball
June 15thBok Tower
July 13thFlorida Aquarium
October — World Wide Photo Walk

ICOT Show Themes

February Show
" Angles"

See the Highlights

June Show
" Musical Instruments"

Frame Day June 22nd
Hang Show June 24th

October 2013 Show
" TBD"

Frame Day October 5th
Hang Show October 7th


Photographic Inspirations

Pictures of the Day

Great Staircase images

Great Landscape Photos

Photoshop Tips and Ideas

OnOne Perfect Inspiration Series

Photoshop CS6 Super-guide ( 70+ pages)

CS 6 little known secrets

OnOne Perfect Effects 4 plug in for free

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.

Free Program Monday Night March 4th 7:30 p.m.

Canon Explorer of Light Parish Kohanim

A Journey of Creativity

Miller Auditorium, Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711 727-864-8340


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

10 Tips for Landscape Photographers

How to Photograph Reflections in Water

How to Transfer Your Photos to Wood

12 Elements of a Competition Print

7 Tips for Photographing at the Zoo

Insights and Inspiration with John Paul

Polarizing Filter for your Phone

Photographic Art Society

February 25th Through June 24th
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

Dick Miller

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Chuck Close – A Couple of Ways of Doing Something

Exhibition Dates:  January 31, 2013 – March 31, 2013

Poetry Reading by Bob Holman:  Thursday, March 28, 2013   7:00pm

A Couple of Ways of Doing Something features fifteen of Chuck Close’s delicately intimate daguerreotypes (including striking enlargements) of leading contemporary artists, paired with Bob Holman’s witty and beautifully typeset poems. As individual portraits, each daguerreotype offers an intimate and immensely revealing study of the subject, extending the hyper-realist tradition of portraiture for which Close is renowned. In keeping with the exhibition title, Chuck Close, as curator, has included examples of his other works taken from each daguerreotype in a variety of media, including tapestries and photogravures. The collected work becomes a transfixing group portrait of Close’s influential and highly creative circle of friends and colleagues—from Andres Serrano to Cindy Sherman—as well as an exploration of challenging photographic mediums.

Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation, New York.

Museum of Fine Arts

Photographing the City February 9, 2013 through May 26, 2013

This exhibition explores how nineteenth and twentieth-century photographers responded to cities and towns, presented and preserved their history, and influenced their perception by the public. Among the artists represented are Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand, as well as many unknown photographers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Ringling Museum of Art


February 23, 2013 – May 19, 2013

Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for his distinctive photographs of fashion models, nudes, and celebrities. From the late 1970s until his untimely death from AIDS in 2002, Ritts's ability to create photographs that successfully bridged the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to the power of his imagination and technical skill but also marked the synergy between art, popular culture, and business that followed in the wake of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition features a selection of Ritts's vintage prints and magazine covers.

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
Sarasota Camera Club
Florida Center for Creative Photography

Go to the newly updated page on the site to see all the bay area clubs

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Donna Linder March 3rd
Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow March 5th
Patti Krumeich March 6th
Kim Andrews March 6th
Bob Boice March 7th
Carolyn Pavonetti March 12th
Benjamin Gieger March 12th
Mary Trice Anniv. March 21st
Glen Desthers March 23rd
Glenn Nielsen Anniv March 25th
Dotty Bellefleur March 31st

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


Society Member Clyde Nabe has started a blog on his site
You can find it here

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 April 4th 6:15p.m. 
Bring only your  best images  
for the new year