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

Bay Area
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Photography Newsletter December 30th 2008

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors. (W. Eugene Smith)

Society Happenings for January 2009

Happy New Year Everyone

January meeting will be held on January 8th at 6:30 p.m. The Theme for January is " A Place to Rest" bring your 3 best images or send them via email by Wednesday night.

It is time for membership dues. 2009 Dues will be $40.00 Please bring your membership dues to the January meeting. Checks are made payable to
Cheryl Day, you may also bring cash.

Our Themes for the new year are now posted on the web site check them out here.

Do you have your Project set for 2009?

Next Exhibit at the Summit Executive Center
will be "Natural Landscapes"

Submit your images to Cheryl Day by
January 10th.
Frame day for the new exhibit will be Saturday January 17th starting at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

2009 Calender PSD file
If you are interested in a layerd psd file that is 11x17 with room for images and the calender at the bottom I have created a file that is for sale to club members. the file on CD is $3.00 and I will bring a cd to the club meeting for pre-orders.

Yahoo Group for Society Members

We now have a members only Yahoo group for members to post images, make comments and talk about photography. You will need to register to become a member of the group. The group is moderated by member Francesca Anthony.
You can check it out here

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop Shortcuts

Selective Coloring with Lightroom 2

Color Theory

Web sites to inspire your photography

Kathleen Clemons

Member Site of the Week

Kari Sheppard has created a new web site that looks great

Members in the News

Tell us your news

Photoshop Help Desk
Monday and Wednesday's

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Digital Photography Classes -Wednesday's-

Elements classes on Monday 7-9 p.m.
Photoshop & Lightroom Wednesday 7-9 p.m.

I am going to be starting up the summer classes again. We will be meeting on Wednesday evenings each week for classes on a variety of subjects.
Each week we will cover a new topic. It is fun and education in a small group environment. Classes will be $40.00 per week and classes are 7 to 9
Photographic Art society members get a discount price of $35.00 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

 Photographic Art Society

Exhibit at Summit Executive Center Building

Our new exhibit space is ready and our next exhibit will be on " Entry Ways".

Building is located at 13575 58th Street North

If you would like to visit the exhibit it is open during normal business hours.

Society Member Exhibit

"Winged Wonders" by
Kathleen Finnerty
January - February 2009
At the Montage Gallery in Dunedin. Opening Reception is Friday January 9th from 6-9- p.m. The gallery is located at 2194 Main Street #D. The gallery is located one block West of Belcher on SR580. The sign on the side of the road says "Framing" it will be on the right.

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

The History of Photography is the History of Everything

100 Highlights from The Drapkin Collection

October 18, 2008 – January 4, 2009

This is the last weekend to see the exhibit

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Photographic Works & Print Works from the Permanent Collection
of the USF Contemporary Art Museum

Galleries A & B: Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, January 10, 2009

Leepa Ratner Museum

Jan. 18 – April 12

It’s a Dog’s Life: Photographs by William Wegman
From the Polaroid Collection

Sanctuary: Photographs by Anna Tomczak
Circulated by Museum of Florida Art, Deland

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 (js0207treeballet.jpg). You may also bring prints that are matted image area should be at least 8x10

Suncoast Camera Club
Your Best Shot
Tampa Bay Camera Club
Brandon Camera Club

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Bob Wagner January 6th
Jill Graetz January 6th
Frank Crommelin January 8th
Dan Ulrich January 14th
Joe Martin January 19th
Carol Glazer January 22nd
Jim Lucadam January 25th
KC Neimark January 31

Photo Contests
Pinellas Park Art Society- 20th Annual Photography Show and Competition. Download the PDF here. Deadline is January 5th from 7-9 p.m.
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 

Custom Framing , Digital Printing, Restorations
and Studio Space for Rent
Contact Jim Swallow
for all your custom imaging needs

Photographic Education

Automatic Isn't Automatically Correct
with Rob Moorman

This class will be held on the 24th and 31st of January at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve This two part class focuses on how to use your Single Reflex Lens Camera. We will walk you through the manual camera basics and lead you to a whole new world of creative possibilities. The class will cover: shutter speeds, aperture control, understanding the histogram, use of available light and the lenses. Bring your camera!! Cost: $70.00.

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

Three Great Master Artist series workshops coming in 2009 at the Art Center

Sam Abell --- Dan Burkholder ---- Anna Tomczak

Master Series web page

Great programs coming up at

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

And Lots more classes

North American Nature Photographers Road Show

NANPA will be having a Three day Workshop
March 13-15 here in Oldsmar Florida
Check out all the Details here

FotoFusion Photography Festival
Delray Beach Florida

January 27-31 2009

Great Event for Photographers of all levels
Check out all the details and join me in West Palm Beach in January. 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.

Cool Kaleidoscope Program

Kaleidoscope Kreator 2.0 program that Cheryl demonstrated at the March meeting. If you are interested in purchasing the software contact jim at 727-596-7822

If you know other photographers that would benefit in meeting other artists and advancing in their art, please feel free to pass the letter along. Thanks, Jim Swallow
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 January 8th at 6:00 p.m. 
Bring your 3 best images