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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 N: 5:55am
Twi: 6:25am
Sunrise: 6:49am
Sunset: 8:06pm
Twi: 8:30pm
Twi N: 9:00pm
Moonrise: 5:40pm
Moonset: 4:39am
Day length: 13h 16m

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

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Photography Newsletter May 2012

There's a renaissance going on that is bringing a new appreciation and prosperity to those who use old-fashioned skill and patience to create wonderful things. (Barbara Winter)

May Meeting is on the 3rd

This Months Theme is

"Extreme Make-over ".

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.

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.

Our Newest Life Members include:
Jim Pennington
Mac McGlammery
Murray Diner
David Mathre
Gloria Matyszyk and Dick Caldwell

Thank you for your generous support of the
Photographic Art Society

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

May 5th We are going to Jungle Gardens in Sarasota and then possible to see the photo contest entries at Selby Gardens. Join us for a fun day in Sarasota.
We are meeting at the Jungle gardens at 9:45 am in the parking lot.
Check out the web site here

Quarterly Education Nights
February 16th Jim Pennington ( The Big Splash )
see the big splash images on our Facebook page
May 17th kari Sheppard
(I Phone Photography IPAD)

August 16th — Carolyn Pavonetti HDR
October 11th — Dave Exterkamp " Portraits"

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



Congratulations to our Photography Day Tampa Bay Contest Winners

Scavenger Hunt Winners
First Place: Carolyn Pavonetti
Second Place: Alex Spassoff
Third Place: Sonia Smith

100 Photo Challenge Winners
First Place: Manny Bonewitz
Second Place: Charmaine Martinez
Third Place: Sonia Smith

Best Image of the Day Winners
First Place: Gloria Matyszyk
Second Place: Jim Dione
Third Place: Lee Brand

Click here to go our highlights Web Page

Members with Items for Sale

Robin Smillie has a heat Press for sale

Rick Stoop has a Epson 9600 44 inch printer
$500.00 call Jim for details

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop CS 6 Beta

Free Photoshop Plug-Ins

OnOne Perfect Effects Free Plug-In

23 cool features in CS6

What's New in CS6

Creating Type out of Grass

Like us on Facebook

Members in the News
Gloria Matyszyk received editors choice on Photoshop Users web site

Dave Reed won 3rd Place in the PSTA competition view here
Mayors Award-26th Annual South Pasadena Artspring Exhibition

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

Photographic Inspirations

Inspiration South Africa

Darrel Gulin photography

Pictures of the Day

Photos of Signs

Photo Pro emerging pro competition winners

Natures Best 2011 Winners

Membership Info

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

You can join and pay using PayPal

Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

Phoneography Tips

The Portrait Story

Adding drama and mystery to your image

Peach Pit Photo club - Developing A Story

Window on Photography

Polaroid Instant Camera

Backlight Photography Tips

Soft Light Portraits

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

"Florida Beaches"

February 9th thru June 11th

In the main gallery, artist included in this show are:

Dick Caldwell, Thomas Carnahan, Glen Desthers, Murray Dinner, Jake Fisher, Cindy Gieschen,
Terri Gross, JoAnn Lousberg, Peter Lousberg,
David Mathre, Gloria Matyszyk, Prudy Olson,
Jim Pennington, Dave Reed, John Sagert,
John Schakel, Jr., Chris Sheppard, Kari Sheppard,
Sonia Smith, Alex Spassoff, Jim Swallow,
Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Sandy Thomas
and Sherry Williamson

Featured Artist
Patti Krumeich - "The World Around Us"
Patti is a digital artist whose nature and wildlife scenes are created by using mixed brushes in Photoshop.

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

March 10th, 2011 through May 27th, 2012

Andy Warhol and Friends

For the inaugural exhibition in its new home at the Cube at Rivergate Plaza, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts welcomes Andy Warhol & Friends.
This landmark exhibition comes from the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh,
Included in Andy Warhol & Friends are vividly hued screen prints as well as photographs and photo booth strips from 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They feature portraits of such celebrities as John Wayne, Liza Minnelli, Sting, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Jones and Dennis Hopper.  Also included are Warhol’s famous self-portraits.

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.

Sitter and Subject in Nineteenth-Century Photography

In conjunction with the 23rd Daguerreian Society Annual Symposium to be held in St. Petersburg October 27-30, this exhibition features some 60 nineteenth-century daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes. It addresses several facets of the public’s insatiable appetite for portraits of loved ones and strangers alike. Flawless artistic and studio portraits will be on view. Highlights include a rare portrait of James Cutting, the inventor of the ambrotype, by Mathew Brady and a pair of important full-plate daguerreotype portraits by Southworth and Hawes on loan from The Dandrew-Drapkin Collection

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_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

Kari Sheppard May 5th
James Seaton Anniversary May 8th
Tom Carnahan May 11th
John Hartung May 13th
Rick and Ruth Stoop May 15th
Gideon Richnitz May 15th
Sharon and Murray Diner May 19th
John Sagert May 22nd
Kari and Chris Sheppard May 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"


PAS Members
Sherry Williamson and Patti Krumeich
are having a show
For May

A “meet the artist” reception will be held Thursday, May 3, from 6-9pm
at the library, located at 4125 East Lake Road , Palm Harbor , FL.

Three talented local photographers, Patti Krumeich, Sherry Williamson and Susan Knodle will be displaying their photographic art for the month of May at the East Lake Library in Palm Harbor .
A variety of themes and photographic techniques will be displayed.
Sherry’s love of nature and travel are reflected in her work. She also enjoys creating regional and urban work extending throughout Florida . Her works include photographic prints on canvas media.
Nature, wildlife and scenery are where Patti’s photographic passion revolves. She attempts to capture the “spirit” of her subjects and does so using digital painting methods. This gives her photos an artistic digital effect.
Susan’s favorite type of photography is HDR, short for high dynamic range. This produces a different “look and feel” and makes the colors vivid while accenting small details within a photo. 

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

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 June 7th  6:15p.m. 
Bring your  best images