Photography Newsletter December 31st 2007

The wonderful thing about looking at the real world is that it is never the same for each individual. (Graham Nickson)

Society Happenings for January 2007

January Meeting is Thursday the 3rd
"Fences and Walls"
Bring your favorite 3 images to our January meeting. You may also email your image by Wednesday Evening. Any image emailed this month past Wednesday evening will not make as I am working all day Thursday so you will have to bring them to the meeting.

Our Meeting this month will be Fences and walls. We want to start the at 6:45 so please do your best to get there early.

New Members please submit your favorite image along with a link to your web site so that we may update the web site members page.
Monthly Themes for 2008 have been posted on the Society Meetings page for the year. Check them out and start working on your images.

Next Don Vista Exhibit

Our next Exhibit will be "Birds" Please submit your images as soon as possible. Send your images to

2008 Membership Dues

2008 Society Dues are due at the January Meeting. Dues are $36.00, You can bring a check made payable to Cheryl Day or mail it to
Photographic Art Society 6166 9th Ave North St. Petersburg, FL. 33710

PPA National Convention January 6-8th

This years National Association Photography Convention will be held at the Tampa Convention Center. This will be a great opportunity to learn new things and see some the industry leading companies during the trade Show. You may be able to get free expo passes here by entering code expovip You must Register before the 2nd of January to get the free pass.

Lowery Park Zoo Photo Contest images are due to the zoo by
January 31st

  Photographic Art Society

Don Vista Cultural Arts Center Saint Pete Beach

"Trees" Thru December 30th

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Eye in the Sky: The works of Robert Hartman

November 17th - January 9th

The earth’s crust seems fragile and under attack in Robert Hartman’s aerial photographs on exhibit in “Eye In The Sky: The Works of Robert Hartman,“ in the main gallery at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

Going green is on everyone’s mind today, but in Hartman’s infrared photographs, taken from 1,000 feet above the ground, the earth seems to bleed.

St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Poetry of the Commonplace:
A Selection of Latin American Photographs
October 16th - January 6th

Photographers can transform the everyday into meditative and compelling imagery. A number of Latin American photographers exemplify this mode of vision, as in the great 20th century Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo. The exhibition begins with the work of Alvarez Bravo and continues with other Mexican photographers, notably Manuel Carillo, Mariana Yampolsky, and Graciela Iturbide. Also included are a spare, yet lyrical, triptych by the Cuban photographer Liset Castillo and an Alvarez Bravo portrait of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, a recent gift to the Museum. This exhibition highlights the burgeoning collection of work by Latin American photographers in the Museum of Fine Arts extensive photography collection, one of the finest in the Southeast.

Gulf Coast Museum of Art

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

October 27th - January 6th

Photographer Nickolas Muray came to America in 1913 from Hungary. During his forty-five year career as a New York photographer, he had photographed some of the most notable celebrities, Presidents and icons of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. During the height of a ten-year love affair with Frida Kahlo, he began photographing her using the Carbro technique. This exhibition tells the story of Kahlo’s life, lovers and friendship with Muray through the lens of his camera. The Gulf Coast Museum of Art is the premiere venue for this unique exhibition.

Jude Bagatti Solo Photography
Exhibit in the Saint Pete Little Theater Lobby now thru end of January The Exhibit entitled One By One, depicts 21 images of wildlife, echoing the theme of the musical Noah's Ark which opens on January 11th the Theater is located at 4025 31st street South in St Petersburg 727-866-2059

The Arts Center- Photo Talk Monday January 7th

The Art Center St Petersburg will present it's 5th in a series of Photo talks at 7 p.m. . with Melissa Lyttle

Founder of APhotoADay
Melissa will share her photography, insights about techniques and inspirations on her project of a photo a day and how it has grown to over 660 members.

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

Professional Photographers of America
National Convention January 6th - 8th Tampa
web site

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the nations best image makers. The Trade show for three days will be the biggest in the South this year.

Proshow Gold One Day Seminar January 9th in Tampa

If you use Proshow Gold to make slide shows than this is the best seminar to attend check out their web site for details

FOTOFusion 2008 Jnuary 15th -19th
Annual Photography Festival in Delray Beach Florida

Each year some of the Best Image makers in the Nation gather in South Florida for the a week long festival . To see the list of artist check out their web site here

Photoshop CS3 Power Tour
Tampa January 25th Tampa Convention Center

Check out all the details here and we hope to see you there

Great programs coming up at

The Digital Technology Centre

New Location and New classes
check them out here

And Lots more classes

Kelby Training online Monthly Subscription Courses
Great investment in improving your photography.
Check out all the classes Here

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

The Society was designed to

 Inspire, Challenge and Educate You in The Art of Photography. 

Next Meeting is Thursday October 4th at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your 3 best images 

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

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Donna Bollenbach December 16th
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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 

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
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