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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: 6:45am
Sunrise: 7:09am
Solar noon: 1:31pm
Sunset: 7:53pm
Twi: 8:17pm
Moonrise: 10:58am
Moonset: 10:15pm
Day length: 12h 44m

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 September 2011

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine

September Meeting is on the 1st

This Months Theme is

"Somewhere Not Here".

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

It helps tremendously by having all your images together at the end of the year by you using the same method each and every month. Thanks

Society Member News

Dave Reed has been winning many awards in the last few month.
First Place at Florida Museum of Photographic Art
Tampa Area Professional Photographers Best in Show
Florida Professional Photographers Competition
Top 5 Photographers in the state. Kodak Gallery Award and Two Distinguished

October Meeting is Thursday the 6th
Theme is "Automobiles"

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

Photographic Art Society is now a
Florida Non Profit Corporation

What that means is that your dues paid are now tax deductible contributions. We can also apply for grants that are only given to Non Profits and much more

Your board of directors Are

Jim Swallow
Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow
Roy Colbert
Glen Desthers
Jim Pennington

Many thanks to member Peter Lousberg for helping us get all the paper work accomplished.

Photography Tips

Exposing for Raw

All Photos are Manipulated

The iPhone SLR Mount

Collection of Camera Illustrations

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet

Upcycling Vintage Gear

Building a Facebook Fan Page

Photoshop Tips

Hidden Gems in CS5

HDR webinar rebroadcast from NAPP

Saving Time in Lightroom

Photographic Inspirations

From the Edge with Peter Lik
on the weather channel Thursday nights at 8

Forced Perspective Images

Creative Bokeh Images

Everglades Photographer Rick Cruz

Free Photography Guides


Photographic Art Society Exhibit

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

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 September 10th 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 September 12th
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

Opening reception 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011.
Public invited.  Reception free for museum members and $6 for non-members.

Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the museum - screening of Duaneland, a 2004 film by Stephen Seliy and Joe Seamans.  Admission to the film is free; museum admission is $6 for non-members.

Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the museum - lecture by MK Foltz, professor of photography and digital imaging at the Ringling College of Art ad Design in Sarasota, on Duane Michals: His Influence on the Staged and Sequenced Photographic Tradition.   Admission to the lecture is free; museum admission is $6 for non-members.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

"Your 15 Minutes of Fame" is the perfect forum is to share your photographic work with the community and to view other photographers' projects and meet the artists at this regularly scheduled photographic event.

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_0409.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

Dave Exterkamp Sept. 9th
Cheryl Porter Sept. 11th
Alex Spassoff Sept. 14th
Murray Diner Sept. 17th
Sonia Smith Sept. 21st
George Clinton Sept 26th

Photo Contests

A List of other Photo Contests

Boyd Hill Nature Contest

Central Art Supply
The Juried Art Show

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 October 6th1st at 6:15p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images