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

Bay Area
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Photography Newsletter December 2009

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves. (Thomas Edison)

Happy Holidays

December meeting is coming up and the theme for the December 3rd meeting is
" Yearly Projects".

Join us Thursday the 3rd at 6:00 p.m. for our Holiday Dinner party and Project Showcase

Your yearly theme images have to be a minimum of 12 images of one theme.You can bring a slide show, a folder of images or whatever you like to show.

Please let us know what your bringing that night to share with the group for dinner. Please call us by Tuesday night.

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 1 image (Your favorite Image of the Year) this month If you haven't done your yearly project.

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

Important Notice

NO Excessive Perfumes or Colognes

"Turn off Cell Phones Too"

Photography Tips

Society Exhibit

We Need Your Images for "Feathers"
Send Them Now

Frame Day is December 5th

at Jim's Studio in Saint Petersburg


Photoshop Tips

Patch Tool

Split Toning

Lightroom Controlling the before and after

Web sites to inspire your photography

Art of Photography Finalists

Florida Professional Photographers Competition winners

Members in the News

Boyd Hill Contest Winners

Karen Mason
1st Place Digital
Peter Lousberg
3rd Place Digital
Alex Spassoff
3rd Place Animals
Karen Mason
2nd Place People in Nature
Alex Spassoff
3rd Place Plants

Carlton Ward

receiving the 2009 Black Bear Award, the Tampa Bay Sierra Club's highest honor, on Dec. 9 in Ybor City.
The Black Bear Award will be presented at the Tampa Bay Sierra Club 2009 Holiday Gala on Weds. Dec. 9 at Latam’s at Centro Asturiano, 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa’s Ybor City. Admission is $10 and includes a hot appetizer buffet, cash bar and silent auction. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation at 8 pm. Tickets are available at the door only; no reservations required.


Photoshop & Photography Training

Give the Gift of Education
holiday season

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

Give a Gift Certificate this Holiday Season for a 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

North Tampa Photography Seminar

December 5th 1-5 p.m.

North Tampa Photography is having a workshop featuring David Guy Maynard on December 5, 2009. Both Tamron and Bogen are co-sponsoring this event. Members can mention the Society and get a $10.00 Discount.

To Register Call North Tampa Photography at
Space is Limited
Looks like it will be a lot of fun

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Tampa History Museum

Florida Cowboys Keepers of the Last Frontier
by Carlton Ward Jr.

Images on display through December

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Andrea Modica: Flights of the Soul      Exhibition

Galleries A & B: Thursday, November 19, 2009 through Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Legends in Photography: Major Works from the Museum’s Collection
September 12, 2009–January 31, 2010

This exhibition of more than sixty images gives insight into the depth and breadth of the MFA’s noted photography holdings. The photographs range from the early days of print photography, as in a 19th century salt print by Edouard Baldus, and classic western landscapes by William Henry Jackson and Carleton Watkins, to later 20th century color photographs by William Christenberry and Stephen Shore.

Most of the major figures in the history of the medium from 1900 to 1975 are represented, including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Gertrude Käsebier, Paul Strand, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, W. Eugene Smith, Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstadt, Weegee, Barbara Morgan, Minor White, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, Lucien Clergue, Diane Arbus, Gary Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and Jerry Uelsmann. Some of the finest images produced by these pioneering artists are on view, reflecting the high quality of the MFA’s collection.



The Digital Technology Centre

New Location and New classes
check them out here

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

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
Beverly Easterling Dec. 1st
Carlton Ward Jr. Dec. 4th
Irwin Glazer Dec. 5th
Jim Swallow Dec. 6th
Dominque & Ruben Jones
Anniversary Dec 10th
Francesca Anthony Dec 11th
Deborah Mast Dec 12th
Roy Colbert Dec.13th
Patti & Bruce Krumeich
Anniversary Dec. 14th
Donna Bollenbach Dec 16th
Bob Anthony Dec 21st
Alex & Denise Spassoff
Anniversary Dec.22nd
Lisa Bradberry Dec. 31st
Photo Contests


Weekly Photo Contest Web site

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 


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