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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:38am
Sunrise: 7:03am
Sunset: 5:34pm
Twi: 6:00pm
Moonrise: 2:45am
Moonset: 2:22pm

Photographic Art Society
Our Next Exhibit is titled

" Fruits and Vegetables "

We need your images as soon as possible. Submit your images to cheryl at
Framing Day will be announced once we get your images.

Please turn out and support our next show.

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Photography Newsletter December 2010

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. (Ansel Adams)

December Holiday Party Meeting is in the 2nd

This Months Theme is

"Your Best Image or Your Project For The Year".

Join us at 6:00 p.m.
It is time for our annual holiday dinner party

This is a pot luck dinner so we need everyone to bring some food for the dinner. Please send cheryl a list of the food you are going to bring. Cheryl's email address is


Your images from your project of the year can be in the form a slide show or bring your images in one folder and make sure your name is on every file and they are numbered in sequence. Slide shows can be no longer that 5 minutes and your folder of images should be a minimum of 12

If you don't have a project for the year or a body of work that shows one central theme than you can only bring ONE image.

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


I will start asking this month what your theme for next year will be so please start thinking of what you would like to do.


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
December is our Holiday party and yearly Projects are shown at that time


Membership Dues are Due the first Meeting in January for 2011


Photography Tips

Street Photography Tips

How to use a zoom as a compositional aid

Creating Graphic Photos

Tips for Improving Landscapes

Shooting Time Lapse Images

Photographing Hummingbirds


Cheryl and Jim are having their annual
Art Sale

From the 26th- 28th and the 3rd - 5th

If you are looking for unique gifts to give your friends this holiday season stop by our studio in Saint Pete.

Check out some of our products at


Gift Certificates are also available for Classes in

Polymer clay, Bead Design, Gourds, Photography, Photoshop and more

Photographic Art Society
Exhibiting Photographers networking event
at The Summit Exec Building

Wednesday December 1st from 6 - 9
This is a networking event called "toys looking for kids" with lots of door prizes and complimentary photos with Santa. There will be valet parking, free food and drink specials.

Attendees are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy or make a $10 cash contribution.

Photoshop Tips

The Art of Up-sizing photos

Blurring your backgrounds

Lots of Photoshop Tutorials

.psd Magazine

Photos to Inspire

International Aperture Awards

The Color Awards

Photoshop & Photography Training

Give The Gift of Education this Holiday Season


Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

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

Plug-in Software

OnOne Software
use code PHSY for 15%
OnOne web site

Topaz Software

Updates are available

Topaz has new updates coming this month you can get a special discount using code: Enhanced
on all the software
Check out the web site here

Membership Info

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

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Society Member Joe Martin is having a show at

Oscar's restaurant in St. Pete Beach.

The address is 432 75th ave. next to the Christmas shop at the corner of Blind Pass road.

We would like to invite all members to our reception at the restaurant on Monday, Dec. 6:00 — 8:00

Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is

"Into The Woods"

See the images in our gallery here

Eye See America: Through the Lens of Joshua Mann Pailet
October 2, 2010 - January 8, 2011
Eye See America: Through the Lens of Joshua Mann Pailet is a one-person exhibition of black and white photography by New Orleans artist and gallery owner, Joshua Mann Pailet. Pailet's work is inspired by great photographers of the 20th century such as Dorothea Lange, Lee Friedlander, and Elliott Erwitt. The exhibition will feature 69 images spanning the early 1970s through 2010, with subjects including music concerts, American city streets, and New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art


November 18, 2010 through January 29, 2011

Galleries A and B: Naked City: Photography from Vassar College's
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
*Featuring Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol, Weegee and more*

Tampa Museum of Art

80s Photography from the Collection
August 7, 2010 - January 16, 2011

The decade of the 1980s was a pivotal period for the medium of photography if only for the plurality of styles and approaches it witnessed.

Tampa Museum Web Site

Eckerd College is pleased to host this exhibition
of prints on loan from the Tampa Museum of Art.
For more information: Call 727.864.7979 or visit www.eckerd.edu
Photography Foundations unites two modernist photographers that defined and defied concepts of straightforward photography. These contemporaries imbued the field of documentary photography with expressive personal styles, thereby disrupting the compartmentalization of art and document.

Photography Foundations: The Art of Bernice Abbott and Aaron Siskind from the Tampa Museum of Art
August 20 - October 8, 2010

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

Beverly Easterling Dec. 1st
Irwin Glazer Dec. 5th
Jim Swallow Dec 6th
Dominique Jones Ann. 12/10
Roy Colbert December 13th
Marcia Biggs Dec 15th
Vern Johnson December 16th
Deborah Mast December 17th
Bob Anthony December 21st
Alex Spassoff Anniv. Dec. 22
Lisa Bradberry Dec. 31st

Photo Contests

United Arts Council of
Collier County
Fl. Juried Photo Exhibit

Hope for a Healthy World Photo Contest

Canon Emerging Pro Contest

Tampa Bay Estuary Photo Contest

The Best Camera Challenge


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 

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

Looking For Film Camera Equipment?

I have a list that someone sent me that has lots of camera equipment for sale
Call me if interested

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


The Photographers Resource Center

"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 December 2ndat 6:00 p.m. 
Bring your 4 best images