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Photographic Art Society is a
Florida non profit corporation

Meetings are held at:
Auto Nation 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.

Monthly Themes for 2017
Click on the theme to see the months images

January 5th:             
Best images you didn't get to show

February 2nd: Go For a walk
March 2nd:    Murals with a twist
April 6th:   Lost to time
May 4th:    Flowers
June 1st:    People at Play
July 6th:    BW in a square
August 3rd:   Trees
September 7th:  Step by Step
October 5th:    Shadow play
November 3rd:   Illuminated
December 7th:
Best Photo of the Year or Project of the Year

Photography Newsletter

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Join us at 6:30 p.m. on
The first Thursday of Each Month

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

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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


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Photographic Art Society Sponsors

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

Reedy Photo Lab

Best Photo Lab in the Bay Area

The best professional lab in the bay area

Check out their Web Site

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 

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

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.


The Society was designed to

 Inspire, Challenge and Educate You in The Art of Photography.