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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.

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi N: 6:33am
Twi: 7:00am
Sunrise: 7:24am
Sunset: 7:14pm
Twi: 7:38pm
Twi N: 8:05pm
Moonrise: 6:01am
Moonset: 6:20pm
Day length: 11h 51m

Monthly Themes for 2013
Click on the theme to see the months images

January 3rd: Camera Phone Photos
February 7th:
Water and Light
March 7th: Urban Decay
April 4th: Using a Model
May 2nd: Backyard Art
June 13th: Boating
July 11th: Vanishing Florida
August 1st: Patriotism
September 5th: Critters

October Meeting is
September 30th: Create a Postcard
November 7th: Textures
December 5th:
Best 2013 & Project Presentations

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Photography Newsletter October2013

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

October Meeting is the
30th of Sept

This Months Theme is

"Post Cards"

Join us at 6:30 p.m.

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

November Meeting

Thursday November 7th

Please remember that the meeting will be on a Monday Night for the October Meeting.

World Wide Photo Walk Day October 5th

Summit Executive Building

"Fabulous Florida Show"

Featured Artist for our next show is Jim Swallow.

Reception for the Fabulous Florida show will be Thursday September 26th.

Highlights from the evening and select images

It is a great show. Stop by and see all the great work by the members. Great time at the reception even with a small crowd:
Winners for the Exhibit are

Best in Show: Gloria Matyszyk
Marsh Walkway
First Place: Dick Caldwell
Reddish Egret
Second Place:John Sagert
Third Place: Alex Spassoff
Withalacochee River
Honorable Mention: Ernest Graetz
Honorable Mention: Sherry Williamson
Presidents Honorable Mention:
Sandy Thomas

People Choice: Cindy Geischen

Field Trips for 2013

January 19thBrooksville Raid
February 9thState Fair
March 16th — Renaissance Festival
March 30th — Photography Day
April 13th — Lowery Park Zoo
May 11th — Lettuce Lake Park
June 15thBok Tower
July 13thFlorida Aquarium
October — World Wide Photo Walk

ICOT Show Themes

February Show
" Angles"

See the Highlights

June Show
See " Music" Show Highlights

October 2013 Show

Reception September 26th

Photographic Inspirations

World Photography Day 2013

Pictures of the Day

500 PX Editors Choice Photos

National Geographic Images of The Day

IPhone Art

Photoshop Tips and Ideas

Photoshop-Lightroom for Photographers
9.99 a month

OnOne Perfect Inspiration Series

Photoshop CS 6 Super Guide

Replacing The Sky

3 Alternatives to Photoshop

5 Tips for HDR

Digital Photo Summit on Lightroom

Looking for a project to do this year?
just do a Google search for creative photo projects and you will get thousands of ideas.

Members in the News

Give the Gift of Education
this year.

Gift certificates are available for Jim's classes. Classes in Basic photography, Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe Elements, Asset Management and
Getting organized digitally.

Educational Opportunities

Dave Cross October 9th

Dave will be teaching a workshop in Tampa on Photoshop and Creative Cloud
Details here

Photoshop Creativity Seminar
With Ben Wilmore in Tampa October 4th

Digital Photo Workshops
Yosemite in November

Photography Trip To Germany and Photokina
Lakeshore Camera with Tom Bailey will be hosting a trip to Germany in 2014. Email Tom if you are interested.

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

Photography Tips
Adorama TV updated regularly

15 features you should know about your camera

Anatomy of a subject

Long exposure tips

Photographic Art Society

"Fabulous Florida"
September 26th Through January 10th
The show is at the Summit Executive Building at 58th And Ulmerton in Clearwater. See the Current Exhibit page for details
Our featured Artist for the show is
Jim Swallow " Selective Colors

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Tampa Museum of Art

Fragile Waters:
October 5th Through January 19th

Fragile Waters comprises 119 black-and-white photographs by three iconic photographers and environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. These artists communicate the beauty and vitality of water, focusing on nature and engaging the viewer in affirming the intrinsic aesthetic, emotional and essential life value of water.

Fragile Waters calls attention to water, a critical resource, in all its beauty and power, inviting the viewer to engage with interpretations of three dynamic and dedicated photographers.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Check out the FMoPA's website for a full list of seminars and workshops available at the museum.

Frida and Friends: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

September 12, 2013 – November 17, 2013

Opening Reception: September 12, 2013 at 6 p.m.

This fall, FMoPA will present an exhibition about the life and times of Frida Kahlo. Kahlo was born and raised in Mexico, but by the 1920s, she and husband Diego Rivera occupied the center of a vibrant artistic, intellectual, and political scene in Mexico. For example, American artist Edward Weston traveled to Mexico City in 1923 along with his lover, photographer Tina Modotti, and shared his artistic experimentation with the painter Kahlo. This exhibition will showcase important images from Lola Álvarez Bravo, Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Emmy Lou Packard, Guillermo Zamora, among others and showcase snapshots of the political figures Kahlo turned to for inspiration and friendship.


Museum of Fine Arts

Pleasure Grounds and Restoring Spaces Photographs of our National Parks
June 1 through October 6, 2013

At once a seemingly untouched virgin land and a territory of limitless opportunity for development, the American landscape has always fueled the imagination of artists. As rapid industrialization began to threaten some of America’s most striking wilderness areas, President Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) and naturalist John Muir (1838–1914) led the urgent call to protect the land on a national scale. Photography was not only an aid to the cause of conservation but also a way to popularize the newly formed tourist sites, aligning nature with American values.

Comprised primarily of photographs depicting National and State Parks, this exhibition explores the relationships between photographers and the American landscape. The earliest date from the 1860s, including albumen prints by Carleton Watkins and William H. Jackson, and one of the most recent is a colossal view of the Florida Everglades by Clyde Butcher.

The Ringling Museum of Art

Witness to War: WWII Photographs from the Collections of Veterans

June 21, 2013 - October 27, 2013


Witness to War is an exhibition of photographs from The Ringling Museum’s permanent collection and the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University.  It honors U.S. veterans through a gripping visual account of WWII via the lenses of soldier-photographers who documented their first-hand experiences at war.  Comprised of snapshots, candid portraits, and pictures documenting action on the front lines, the photographs from these personal collections gifted by veterans offer us a unique historical perspective of WWII from individual servicemen, a perspective not always in step with officially sanctioned press photographs from the era, or the more iconic World War II photographs that have come to symbolize the War in the public’s consciousness. 

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

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Mack McGlammery October 2nd
Elaine Larimer October 6th
Rachel McGlammery October 9th
Mark Zalinski October 11th
Karen Mason October 12th
Kathy Finnerty October 13th
Rick Stoop October 13th
Robin Smillie October 18th
Phyllis Jones October 19th
Roy Colbert Anniversary 10/20
Glen Desthers Anniversary 10/22

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests
If you know of any please forward to the newsletter


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 

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Software Discounts

OnOne Software Discount Code "PHSY"

Topaz Software Discount Page

PhotoMatix Software Discount Code"jimswallow

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.


Darkroom Set for Sale
Dawn Prior from Suncoast Camera Club has a set-up for sale. You can see the listing on Craiglist here

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

Photography Day Tampa Bay

Event Facebook Page

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

Rick Sammon's Digital Blog Lewis

Kemper's Blog

Jim Caldwell's Fotobug Podcast
Additional Site for Fotobug


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