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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: 6:27am
Sunrise: 6:52am
Sunset: 8:04pm
Twi: 8:29pm
Moonrise: 5:35am
Moonset: 6:55pm

Monthly Themes for 2011

January: In The Trees
March: Faces
April: Creative Use of Text
May: Birds
June: Flip Flops
July: Coastal Elements
August: People at Work
September: Somewhere out there
October: Automobiles
November: In The House
December: Best 2011 & Project Presentations

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Photography Newsletter May 2011

Since the recording process is instantaneous, and the nature of the image such that it cannot survive corrective handwork, it is obvious that the finished print must be created in full before the film is exposed. - Edward Weston

May Meeting is on the 5th

This Months Theme is


Join us at 6:15 p.m.

Because of our new meeting format you must send your photos to me by Wednesday night or bring them to the meeting before the
6:45 deadline. No exceptions
Our meetings will be starting on time this year

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 2 images. Theme related or your best images from the past month are acceptable

Remember to size your files no larger than 1024x768 at 100ppi and they should have your name in the beginning example of your files could be

It helps tremendously by having all your images together at the end of the year by you using the same method each and every month. Thanks

Summit Executive Center Exhibit

"Fruits and Vegetables"

View the highlights and winners here

Next Show will be
" Black and White and One Color "
Submit your images ASAP
Frame day will be announced at the meeting

Photo Club Day Winners Announced

Check out the highlights page here

Scavenger Hunt

First Place:
Carolyn Pavonetti— OnOne Photo Suite 5.5
Second Place:
Kathleen Kelly —Nik Color Efex Pro 3
Third Place:
Alex Spassoff — Choice of Topaz Software
Honorable Mention:Mary Kwapil

Photo Challenge

First Place:
John Oakes — OnOne Photo Suite 5.5
Second Place:
Patti Krumeich — Photomatix Pro
Third Place:
Manny Bonewitz — Choice of Topaz Software

June Meeting is Thursday June 2nd
Theme is "Flip Flops"

Photography Tips

Basic Color Theory

One Light Exposures & Basic Fill Flash

Color Wildlife Photography Comes to LIFE!

The Secret of Creating a Strong Image – 5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image

20 Quick Ways to Inspire Your Photographic Creativity

World Photography Awards

Photoshop Tips

How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces

HDR Photography from Realistic to Fantastic

OnOne Software Training

Turn Your iPhone Images Into Art

Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Color Correction with the Curves Eyedropper in Photoshop

Spring Photoshop Freebie Stuff

Photographic Inspirations

From the Edge with Peter Lik
on the weather channel thursday nights at 8

Great Wildlife Image Gallery

Baby Eagle's first flight thrills onlookers
Story with member Kathleen Finnerty

Tampa Area Prof Photographers Assoc. Newsletter

SNAP Orlando
Celebrate the photograph Event

May 4th through the 8th
Check out the web site with all the details

Photographing Farms Could Constitute Trespassing

Check out the legislation here

introduced by State Senators Jim Norman (District 12) and Alan Hays (District 20), would make photographing farm land without the written consent of the property owner a misdemeanor is currently making its way through the Florida State Senate.

To keep this bill from moving any closer to becoming a law, we urge you to contact your state legislators (both the House and Senate) to ask them to not support this measure. To find out who your state representatives are, and how you might contact them, visit:

Florida State Senate

Florida House

Membership Info

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

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Fruits and Vegetables"

View Highlights Here

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams

“Classic Images” includes 72 images - all black and white - that he personally printed for his daughter.  This is one of his museum sets, a portfolio he conceived in the 1970s, as the best images from his career.  Landscapes dominate the group, complemented by some close-up nature works, portraits and architectural subjects.  Adams reveals his own emotional responses to the subjects, making them far more than mere records of a place.

The fifteen sections of the exhibition encompass Adams’ work throughout the country from 1921 through 1968.  His devotion to the American wilderness is evident in his photographs of several national parks - especially images of his beloved Yosemite.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

"Your 15 Minutes of Fame" is the perfect forum is to share your photographic work with the community and to view other photographers' projects and meet the artists at this regularly scheduled photographic event.

Learn more about and how to sign up for Your 15 Minutes of Fame.

LECTURE: Ansel Adams: His Methods and Influence on Contemporary Photography. Join us on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:30pm for a lecture by Professor Tom Carabasi,
photography department head at the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota.

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum Web Site

Herb Snitzer: A Jazz Memoir
January 28 - May 15, 2011

Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

Familiar and Fantastic: Photographs from the Dandrew-Drapkin Donation
February 19-June 12, 2011

This engaging and diverse exhibition celebrates two stellar gifts to the Museum of over 12,000 photographs from The Ludmila Dandrew and Chitranee Drapkin Collection. One of the most expansive photography collections in American private hands, The Dandrew-Drapkin Collection is rich in imagery by unknown or itinerant photographers, Americana and vernacular works, photojournalism, documentary photography, portraiture, and landscape, and it contains almost all known photographic media.

Familiar and Fantastic spans more than 100 years and features over 100 images. It is the first in a series of exhibitions organized by the Museum from these magnanimous donations. Highlights include daguerreotypes by Antoine Claudet, John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Marcus Aurelius Root; a rare ambrotype portrait of James Cutting by Mathew Brady; and albumen portraits by Nadar and Etienne Carjat. Durandelle’s stunning composition documents the building of the Paris Opera and is featured along with historic images from an album on the construction of the Panama Canal.

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_0409.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

Your Best Shot
Tampa Bay Camera Club
Brandon Camera Club
North Pinellas Meetup Group

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Kari Sheppard May 5th
James Seaton May 8th
Tom Carnahan May 11th
John Hartung May 13th
Gideon Richnitz May 15th
Rick and Ruth Stoop 5/15
John Sagert May 22nd
Debbie Terhune May 23rd
Dan Tolly May 26th
Kari and Chris Sheppard 5/28

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

World Wildlife Fund Contest

Art of Photography Show
Deadline May 17th

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"

Francesca Anthony has an Epson R200 Printer she also has some software for sale. Give me a call at 727-596-7822 if you are interested.

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

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 June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images