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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: 7:02 AM
Sunrise: 7:26 AM
Sunset: 7:12 PM
Twi: 7:36 PM
Moonrise: 4:02 PM
Moonset: 2:39 AM
Day length: 11h 47m

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 October 2011

“The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.” – Ansel Adams

October Meeting is on the 6th

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


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 October 15th

Frame Day is November 5th
Reception is November 10th

November Meeting is Thursday the 3rd
Theme is "In The House"

Digital imaging, Photoshop and Lightroom classes too
Contact Jim for more details at 727-596-7822

Boyd Hill contest Deadline is October 8th

If you need help getting your images together call Jim today 727-596-7822
Jim is available for Printing, Mounting and Matting your Photography

Photography Tips

Friday Photo School Free Training

Make Your own Viewfinder

Making a Fun Interlocking Photo Display

Getting your white balance right

How to See in Black and White

12 Tips for Photographing Stunning Sunsets

Glossary of Photo Terms

The odd rule of composition

Photoshop Tips

Kelby Training Lightroom Seminar in Tampa Nov. 3rd

HDR webinar rebroadcast from NAPP

Saving Time in Lightroom

Nik Software Online Training

Photoshop Compositing Secrets

Photographic Inspirations

Michael Kenna: The Photograph As Sense Memory

Images of Shooting the Curl

Forced Perspective Images

Selling Fine Art Photography

National Geographic Contest Entries

Free Photography Guides


Photographic Art Society

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Black and White with One Color"

View Highlights Here

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.

Membership Info

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

The Daguerreian Society
will celebrate its 23rd Annual Symposium in St. Petersburg, FL.
We cordially invite you and your members to our Trade Fair, the largest annual dealer sale of daguerreotypes in the United States.  Additional offerings will include other 19th and 20th Century photographs, books, manuscripts, equipment, ephemera and photographic jewelry. 
Friday, October 28, 2011  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Web Site

Thursday October 6th Free Webinar
Photoshop Fashion Secrets with Suzette Allen

Register Here

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

private lesson in Photoshop, Lightroom and Digital Imaging Classes
please call Jim at 727-596-7822

“Lightroom: Get it, Got it, Use it,
Love it”

Saturday October 15th from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$59.00 Society Members $69.00 Non- Members
Location: Jim Swallow’s Studio in Saint Petersburg
call 727-596-7822 to register or e-mail jim@photographicartsociety.org

This workshop will be the first in a series of Lightroom classes that will help you use Lightroom to it’s fullest. Adobe Lightroom is the best tool for the photographer today. If you don’t have it you will be getting it sometime in the future. The first class will discuss the Library Module and the parts of the Develop Module. This program is going to change the way you work with your images. Minimum of 4 students required to hold the class

6 Week Studio Lighting Class

Monday's 7-9:30 $165.00

starting Monday October 10th
Call Jim to reserve your spot

Discover the ins and out of studio lighting. Learn to see the light, understand it and control it. Call jim for all the details. 727-596-7822

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Life and Death by Duane Michals

Galleries A and B:
September 8 through November 6, 2011

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.

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum Web Site

The Hillsborough River: From the Green Swamp to the Bay Works by Karen Glaser
July 2 - October 16, 2011
In 2010, the City of Tampa selected Karen Glaser as its Photographer Laureate. Glaser’s project was to pay tribute to the diversity and complexity of the Hillsborough River. Since the 1990s, Glaser has chronicled the ecosystems and in particular its freshwater springs, rivers, and swamps of Florida. According to the artist, “the State of Florida has a truly interesting history and a remarkable cultural and natural heritage. It is home to some of the most unique natural areas in the world, and the tie that binds all in this most diverse state is water

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

Mack McGlamery Oct.. 2nd
Elaine Larimer Oct.. 6th
Rachel McGlamery Oct.. 9th
Mark Zielinski Oct.. 11th
Karen Mason Oct. 12th
Kathleen Finnerty Oct. 13th
Rick Stoop Oct.13th
Robin Smillie Oct.18th
Richard Logan Oct. 18th
David Landers Anniv. Oct. 22nd
Glen Desthers Anniv. Oct. 22nd
Gary E Smith Oct. 29th

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

Boyd Hill Nature Contest


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

Rick Sammon will be teaching on Creative LIve
October 21st - 23rd

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 November 3rd at 6:15p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images