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

Bay Area
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Sunrise: 7:11am
Sunset: 6:16pm
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Moonrise: 7:43pm
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Photography Newsletter February 2009

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Society Happenings for February 2009

Our February Meeting is Thursday February 12th
Our Theme for February is "Street Lamps"

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 and they should have your initials in the beginning example of your files could be (jas_feb09_ontheedge.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

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

New Exhibit Hanging Day is
Friday Feb. 13th at 3:00 at the Summit Bldg. in the ICOT Center. If you can help let us know.

New Exhibit Reception Night

Thursday February 19th from 6-8 p.m.

Our New Exhibit will be "The Beauty of the Natural Landscape" &
Floral Photographica by Rick Stoop

The Exhibit will be up from Monday the 16th of February until April 16th. You may view the show from 9-5 Monday thru Friday

Do you have your Project set for 2009?
Please send me an e-mail so I can write it in the book

Burrowing Owls -- The Wise and The Whimsical
Photo Talk by Dan Tudor

 St. Petersburg Audubon Society hosts Dan Tudor, Wildlife Photographer from Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife  

Tues., February 17 at 7pm Science Center, 7701 22nd Ave. N. St. Petersburg.

Tudor depicts the fascinating behavior of burrowing owls and their plight with his inspiring images. His photos and story have been published in: Times of the Island Magazine, Cape Coral Breeze newspaper and Ft. Myers News Press.

Donations needed for a new projector

It has been suggested that we get a new projector but the cost is too much for us to do at this time. If you would like to make a contribution we need to raise more than 1500 dollars before we can invest in a better system than we currently have.
Thanks for your support.

Photography Tips

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

How to replace a sky

PS Plug in Experience

Web sites to inspire your photography

Steve Gosling Landscape Images

Member Site of the Week

Carol Glazer

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

Society Member Exhibit
New Show at the Summit Executive Center

February 16th through April 16th

"The Beauty of The Natural Landscape"
By Society Members
Floral Photographica
By Rick Stoop

The Summit Executive Center is located at 58th and Ulmerton on the Northeast side. Hours are Monday - Friday 9-5

"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.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

NFL History From Getty Images

Gallery A & B:
Thursday, January 22 through February 28, 2009

My Neighborhood: A Van Buren Middle School Photo Contest

Gallery C: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 through Saturday, February 28, 2009

FMOPA in partnership with Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival and the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs present "My Neighborhood." With the inspiration from a poem written by Tampa's Poet Laureate James Tokley and with the guidance of Tampa's 2006 Photographer Laureate Steven S. Gregory, the students from Van Buren Middle School went into their neighborhoods to tell their stories.  What they found makes up this beautiful collection of photos that showcase their lives

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

Photographic Education

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

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

Bay Area Photo Club Meetings

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

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Bill Underwood February 1st
Barbara Casa February 1st
Debbie Terhune Anniv Feb 4th
Robert Stolpe February 13th
McGlammery Anniv Feb 14th
Peggy Akery February 19th
David Landers February 21st
Lucadam Anniv February 22nd
John Schakel February 23rd
Roy Peterson February 27th
Chris Sheppard February 28th

Photo Contests

Disney Photo Contest

Photographers of Central Florida Juried Exhibition

My Park Photos

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

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

Members can get a 15% discount on full registration to NANPA Road show if we can get at least 5 club members to go. contact Jim to get the special code

Adobe Photoshop CS4 online seminars:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 for photography
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 1 p.m.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 - The pro photo solution
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 1 p.m.
    Learn how Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software

Maximum Photoshop Tour
with Dave Cross

Tampa Convention Center February 27th
Check it out here

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.

Layers TV

Creative Cow

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 March 5th at 6:00 p.m. 
Bring your 3 best images