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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:28am
Sunrise: 6:53am
Sunset: 8:18pm
Twi: 8:44pm
Moonrise: 6:55pm
Moonset: 4:38am

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Photography Newsletter August 2009

No two visions are alike. Those who reach the heights have all toiled up the steep mountains by a different route. To each has been revealed a different panorama. (Albert Pinkham Ryder)

Society Happenings

August meeting is coming up and the theme for the August 6th meeting is
"Faces of the Gulf".

Join us Thursday the 6th at 6:30 p.m. Please remember that you don't have to have a theme image you may also bring your favorite image from the month or your project of the year image.

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 2 images this month so that we will have time for Tutorials.

Remember to size your files to no larger than 1024x768 at 100ppi and they should have your name in the beginning example of your files could be Example (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

See all the new photo contests posted below on left

Important Notice

Several of our members are allergic to perfumes and colognes and it is important to everyone's comfort that you do not add any additional perfumes before you come to our monthly meetings. We would like to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable and at the last meeting several people had to leave early because they couldn't breathe. So please be considerate of others before you come to the next meeting.


"Turn off Cell Phones Too"

Photography Tips

Society Exhibit
at the Summit Executive Center

Our next exhibit is coming

We need your submissions for the next show. We are looking for images of "Transportation" Deadline for sending in your work to be reviewed is August 10th. Please send in small files of your images to cheryl for review.

Frame Day is August 22nd

Photoshop Tips

Create an artificial HDR effect

Using Nik Filters Webinar

Adobe TV

Web sites to inspire your photography

The Olympus Pen Story

A different version of the above technique

Members in the News

Photoshop & Photography Training

New Classes
I am now doing webinar classes for individuals and groups

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

These classes can now be done in the comfort of your own home. You will need to have DSL or cable for it to work properly, speakers for the computer and microphone (optional) Photographic Art society members get a discount price of $35.00 for a two hour class and $25.00 for one hour private lesson. Group lessons will depend on the number of students.
To register 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

Society Member Exhibit
Show at the Summit Executive Center

May 18th through August 21st

"Flowers, Plants and Trees"
By Society Members
The Landscape
By John Sagert

The Summit Executive Center is located at 58th and Ulmerton on the Northeast side. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30-5

I have updated the web site exhibits page to include images from the current show check out the link here for the new look( still testing)

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

9th Annual Members' Show

August 2 through September 5, 2009

Opening reception is Sunday August 2nd 5-7 p.m.

The Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Developing the Collection: Recent Acquisitions of Photography
April 11–September 6, 2009

The Museum celebrates its ever growing photography collection with an exhibition of nearly 50 images. Highlights include: nineteenth-century works from Knud Knudsen, Eadweard Muybridge, and Clarence White; Twentieth-century works from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lucien Clergue, Lee Miller, and Burk Uzzle; and contemporary works from David Armstrong, Andres Serrano, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Wegman.

Photography Education

Will Crockett
Shoot Smarter Seminar Details

August 30th in Tampa only $39.00

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

And Lots more classes

The Art Center has lots of great Classes coming soon
Check them out here

Master Series web page

Great programs coming up at

The Digital Technology Centre

New Location and New classes
check them out here

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

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Ernie Graetz August 1st
Bobbie Jo Roe August 2nd
Linda Hawkins August 7th
Ron Sakol August 16th
Sidd Garige August 18th
Kay Keeley August 19th
Jim and Cheryl Anniv Aug. 23rd
Carol and Irwin Glazer Aug.29th
Adel Assily August 29th

Photo Contests

Ultimate Creative Contest Entries
National Geographic Traveler Magazine
Sony World Photography Awards
American Photo Images of the Year
Ding Darling Photo Contest
Photography in the Parks Contest
Art of Photography 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 

Photographic Education

The Rostik Group Digital Photography Training

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

Web Site

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

Photography Podcasts
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.

Deke online Blog

Julianne Kost Blog

Scott Kelby'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 July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images