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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: 6:47am
Sunrise: 7:10am
Solar noon: 1:29pm
Sunset: 7:47pm
Twi: 8:11pm
Moonrise: 7:16am
Moonset: 7:46pm
New Moon: 7:37am
Day length: 12h 37m

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 September 2013

“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” – Edward Weston

September Meeting is the 5th

This Months Theme is


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

October Meeting

Monday September 30th

Theme for October is
"Create A Postcard"

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.

Join us 6-8 pm for awards and a chance to meet the artists in our new show.

Frame day for the show is Friday September 6th morning or evening time.
Hang day for the show is Monday
September 9th form 10-12

Quarterly Education Nights
Coming in 2013

August 22nd: Time Lapse
with Kari Sheppard

We are still looking for a few more. If your are interested in teaching a class call Jim

One Day Tampa Bay

September 22nd.
Annual event to document the city of Tampa
Check out all the details here

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

Frame Day September 6th
Hang Show September 9th
Reception September 26th

Photographic Inspirations

World Photography Day 2013

Pictures of the Day

500 PX Editors Choice Photos

National Geographic Images of The Day

Time Lapse Photography

Another time Lapse Video

Photoshop Tips and Ideas

OnOne Perfect Inspiration Series

Photoshop CS 6 Super Guide

Taking Charge with Adobe Bridge

How To use the Raw Adjustment Brush for added impact

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

Morean Art Center

Photo Talk with Bryan Leighty
Saturday September 7th at 1 p.m.

Photoshop Creativity Seminar
With Ben Wilmore in Tampa October 4th

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

Capturing Awe-Inspiring Sunsets

Adding Impact With Shadows

Photographic Art Society

June 24th Through September 8th
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

Alex Spassoff

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Tampa Museum of Art

Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana by Michael Eastman

May 11 - September 15, 2013

Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana by Michael Eastman consists of twenty-nine, 6 x 7 1/2 ft. photographs taken by the artist between 1999 and 2010. Eastman explores Havana’s changing cultural landscape in his images of the city’s architecture and lush interiors, ravaged by the effects of time. His large-scale photographs evoke the nostalgia and wealth of a bygone era, while shedding light on the harsh economic realities faced in present day Cuba.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

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

June 20, 2013 – September 8, 2013

Edward S. Curtis Photogravures
from the Collection of Deli Sacilotto

Ethnographer and photographer Edward S. Curtis is best known for his ambition to chronicle the lives of Native Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Curtis was born in Wisconsin, in 1868, and raised in Minnesota and Washington State, where he developed a deep appreciation for the American landscape. During his twenties, Curtis established a successful portrait studio in Seattle, which established his reputation. Fusing his interest in nature with a passion for exploration, Curtis’s expeditions ultimately led to numerous interactions with Native American tribes. In documenting various tribes across the country, Curtis gained national recognition, which helped him procure funding from J.P. Morgan.

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

Jim Pizzuli September 8th
Dave Exterkamp September 9th
Joe- Arlene Martin Anniv 9/10
John Sagert Anniv September 11th
Prudy Olsen Anniversary Sept. 12th
Alex Spassoff September 14th
Murray Diner September 17th
Carolyn Pavonetti Anniv Sept. 20th
Sonia Smith September 21st

Photo Contests

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

Architectural Photography Competition in Tampa Bay

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

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Topaz Software Discount Page

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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 September 30th 6:15p.m. 
Bring only your  best images