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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: 7:18 AM
Sunrise: 7:42 AM
Sunset: 6:46 PM
Twi: 7:10 PM
Moonrise: 2:38 PM
Moonset: 1:29 AM
Day length: 11h 4m

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 November 2011

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.” - Ansel Adams

November Meeting is on the 3rd

This Months Theme is

"In The House".

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

Our Next Exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Your Favorite Image"

Please Send Cheryl your best images, 5-7
for review
This is an open theme and the show will be up for the holiday's. We are looking for your best work. Make sure the images have not been shown at the Summit building before.

Send your images to Cheryl@photographicartsociety.org

Deadline for submission is NOW

Frame Day is November 4th from 6-8 and the
from 12:30-3

Reception is November 10th at the Summit Building in the ICOT Business center

December Meeting is Thursday the 1st
Theme is "Best of the Year"

Your Yearly Project will be presented at this time

Annual Dinner Meeting is in December Please let us know what you are bringing to the dinner meeting

Boyd Hill contest

Winners will be announced during Art Arbor on Saturday morning November 5th. Come out and support your society members that participated.

Photography Tips

Friday Photo School Free Training

How to make a scanner Camera

How to Photograph Silhouettes

How to See in Black and White

How to pose hands

Glossary of Photo Terms

How to photograph flowers

Light it Shoot it Retouch it

Tips for Cleaning Damaged Photos

Photoshop Tips

Kelby Training Lightroom Seminar in Tampa Nov. 3rd

Filtering Images with Camera Raw

Creating an Art Flyer in Photoshop

Nik Software Online Training

Photoshop Brushes to add to your library

20 cool Photoshop techniques

Photographic Inspirations

National Geographic Inspirations

Best of Nature competition images from last year

Free Photography Guides


Membership Info

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

Cheryl and Jim's Holiday Art and Craft Sale

If you are looking for some hand crafted gifts to give friends and business associates come out studio for our annual holiday sale
November 25-27 and December 2nd-4th

Check our web site for some of the items on sale

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

"Best of Society Members"

Opens on November 10th

The New show will feature members favorite images from the past year.

Join us for the reception on Thursday November 10th


Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

November 17, 2011 through January 8, 2012

Bud Lee's America

FMoPA is pleased to present the work of renowned freelance photographer Bud Lee. In addition to his photographic talents, he has been an educator in Iowa and Tampa in the field of arts and an influential and driving force in the Tampa art scene.

The Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg

Forever in a Moment:
Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Egypt

November 19, 2011-April 10, 2012

This noteworthy exhibition presents photographs of Egypt created during the nineteenth century, a period of great archaeological exploration and worldwide fascination with the rediscovered ancient culture.

The Morean Art Center

Shadow and Reflection: Visions of Florida's Sacred Landscapes
Exhibition on View from October 8 – November 27, 2011
Suzanne Williamson & John Capouya

This installation by photographic artist Suzanne Williamson and writer John Capouya re-envisions the past with words and images inspired by their exploration of Florida’s Native American mound sites. Using an array of materials and photo-reproduction processes, they create an environment that illuminates the multiple meanings of these monuments, built by our first peoples.

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

Frank Planes November 1st
Mary Trice November 3rd
David Stevenson Nov. 4th
Mitch Miller Nov. 7th
Mark Zielinski Nov. 11th
Sandy Thomas Nov. 14th
Dennis Hughes Nov. 15th
Karen Mason Anniv. Nov. 18th
Danner Ferris Nov. 20th
Clark Lambert Nov. 21st
Janett Zarecki Nov. 28thRoger Roger Schwartzberg Anniv 11/28
Sherry Williamson Nov. 29th

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

The Juried Art show contest sponsored by The Central Art Supply was cancelled after 40 people submitted work and they said it wasn't enough participation. They aren't very supportive of the photographic Community are they.


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 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 December 1st 6:15p.m. 
Bring your  best image or yearly Project