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Jim Swallow Photography
6166 9th Ave North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710

Bay Area
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Twi: 6:57am
Sunrise: 7:20am
Sunset: 7:47pm
Twi: 8:10pm
Moonrise: 10:54pm
Moonset: 8:45am
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Photography Newsletter April 2010

Imagination is the air of mind. (Philip James Bailey)


April meeting is coming up and the theme is
" Doors".

Join us Thursday the 1st at 6:30 p.m.

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

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 (Jim_Swallow_shopping_carts_1_0409.jpg)

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

Members Page Update

Still Need Your Images
Please send us your favorite image and web site link so I may update the members page. I am working on updating the site and need to get the members page worked on. You will need your membership dues paid for the year in order to be included on the page. Please send one photo set to no larger than 1024x768 at 100ppi. Send a link to your web site so I can link back to your site

Please send as soon as possible, thanks

Photography Tips

We Need your images for the Red Show

Please submit them Today to Cheryl. Make sure your images are small club size for preview only.The selected image can be printed by Jim if you wish but please send him the largest file you have and he will resize.

to Cheryl@photographicartsociety.org

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop 20th anniversary celebration

Gradient Watermark in PS

Photoshop CS5 will be released April 12th

Web sites to inspire your photography

Tis the Season contest winners

Great Flower Photographs

360 degree panoramic's
Very Cool

Members in the News

Irwin Glazer's image of the fighting stallions was selected by NANPA as a featured image of the day on February 23rd and on the members showcase gallery
check it out here

Photography Club Day

Photography Club day was a great success. The day could not have been possible with out all the great volunteers that made the day go great. We had record attendance. We also could not have made that day work without our Sponsors, Canon USA, North Tampa Photography, The Camera Cure, Reedy Photo and The Packinghouse Gallery.Our Guest speakers
Jim Sykes, David Exterkamp, Randy Van Duinen
and Bob Boice for leading the 60 min challenge.

Special Thanks to Lewis Kemper from Sacramento,California. He Inspired us all to go out and create wonderful images

Thank you to Sponsors, Volunteers, Presenter and Attendees for making a great day.

Guidelines for submission of images is posted on our club day page here

Photoshop & Photography Training

Start your New Year's Resolutions with a class in

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

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

Membership Info

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

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits


Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is


With Members

Bob Boice, Thomas Carnahan, Peter Lousberg, Joseph Martin, David Mathre, Hans Mathre, Bobbie Jo Roe, John Sagert, Chris Sheppard, Kari Sheppard, Nils Sheppard, Gary Smith, Sonia Smith, Alex Spassoff, Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Jim Swallow, Sherry Williamson

(these photos will be in the entire main area)

Spotlight Artist
Kari Sheppard is our featured artist for this show.
She will be showing her work entitled "A World Up Close"

Award Winners

Best of Show - David Mathre "Hummingbird"
First Place - Bob Boice "Flamingo Pair"
Second Place - Nils Sheppard " Early Morning Light"
Third Place - Tom Carnahan ":Look At Me"

Honorable Mentions
Bobbie Jo Roe, John Sagert, Chris Sheppard
People's Choice Award
Nils Sheppard

Florida West Arts
Gallery Bonita Springs
Now through April 20th

Flying Jewels of the High Andes, an exhibit of the exquisite hummingbirds of Ecuador by fine art photographers Chuck Fritsch and Cindy Walpole
at Florida West Arts 25987 Route 41, Bonita Springs.

Gallery hours are M-F 10:30 am to 6 pm and Sat. 10:30 am to 5 pm
For more information, please contact Patrick Distasio at 239-948-4427

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Portraits of the Artists and Other Selections
from the Collection of
Robert and Elizabeth Sanchez
Galleries A and B:
Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Portrait Project:
Without Homes, Not Without Hope

Gallery C: Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, May 15, 2010


Tampa Museum of Art

Life Captured Garry Winogrand’s Women are Beautiful
February 6 - July 18, 2010
Garry Winogrand published his 85 photographs of women caught in everyday life taken during the 1960s in a volume titled Women are Beautiful (1975). The museum is pleased to be able to show, for the first time, its entire collection of Winogrand prints in the inaugural exhibition in its photography gallery.

Web Site


JPI's Spring Seminar

With George Lepp

, this year to be held on April 17th, 2010. Our Keynote speaker is world class, Nature & Wildlife Photographer, George Lepp. George always presents a new & informative program blending photography and digital techniques... Take advantage of our early ticket purchase incentives and save a few $$$. At the Braden River H.S. auditorium, 6545 St Rd 70 E, Bradenton. $79 includes both days, Early Bird Special $69 through Jan 16. Call 941-752-0550 or stop in at JPI to purchase your ticket.

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

Suncoast Camera Club

Your Best Shot
Tampa Bay Camera Club
Brandon Camera Club
North Pinellas Meetup Group


Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Philip Bellefleur April 1st
Bill Stickley April 1st
M Allshouse Anniv. April 1st
Sharon Tolly April 2nd
James Seaton April 2nd
R Rebeck Anniv. April 4th
S. Tolly Ann April 6th
V. Johnson Anniv. April 9th
G. Impemba Anniv. April 15th
D. Mast Anniv April 16th
Chris O'Conner April 16th
Graetz Anniv. April 16th
Sharon Pevzner April 21st
Merle Allshouse April 26th
Susan Frazier April 26th
Norm Pyett April 28th

Photo Contests


Weekly Photo Contest Web site

Picture Your Parks- Saint Petersburg Contest

The Art of Photography Show

Florida Camera Club Council Member

Florida Camera Club Council Annual Convention to be held in Naples on November 6th and 7th

Keynote Speaker is Clyde Butcher

More information to come

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 

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
The FMoPA is presenting many classes during the week day and weekends for photography enthusiasts of all ages. Check out there web site and list of classes here

The Rostik Group Digital Photography Training

Classes in all types of digital photography located in Tampa on Hillsborough Ave

Web Site

The Art Center has lots of great Classes coming soon
Check them out here
Master Series web page

North Tampa Photography

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 this Saturday 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

Reedy Photo Lab

Bay Area's Best Professional color 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.

Check I-Tunes under Photoshop for a ton of free Training

Rick Sammon's Photography Blog

John Paul Caponigro's Blog

"All Eyes" Bay Area Photography 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 April 1st at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images