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

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Photography Newsletter February 2010

Designing is not a profession but an attitude... Thinking in relationships. (Laszlo Moholy-Nagy)


February meeting is coming up and the theme is
" Black and White".

Join us Thursday the 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Create some great black and white images and bring them on Thursday.

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

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

Field Trip February 13th
State Fair

Our February Field trip will be to the Florida State Fair on Saturday the 13th. We are going to meet at Gate 2 on the left side of Cracker Country at 8:30 a.m. Join us for a fun day of photography. Send us an email to let us know you are coming so we can look for you.

Photography Tips


Yearly Project for 2010

It is time for everyone to commit to a yearly project. At the February meeting we will discuss some of the possible topics and by March everyone should have a theme for the year. This is a great exercise and I encourage everyone to participate. You can look at the themes for the past two years and see what some of the members have done before or come up with your own unique idea. Please give this some serious thought and bring your topic to the February meeting. If everyone will commit to participate we will have an awesome year of creative photography.

Photoshop Tips

Creating the Avatar Movie Look

Blending Images for increased Depth of Field

Smoke Brush

Creating Lens Flare in Photoshop

Web sites to inspire your photography

Art of Photography Winners

Cool Flower Photos

Best Photos of the year on Blog's lists

Members in the News

Joe Martin is performing in a play. The Community Players presentation of
The Pink Panther
The performances are Feb. 4,5,6 ..11,12,13...18, 19, 20 at 8:00 and matinee's on Sundays 7,14,21 at 2:00.  
The performances are in Gulfport at the Catherine Hickman Theatre

Bob Boice
Received Second Place in Color and First Place in B&W at the Pinellas Park Art Society Photo Show

Annual Photography Flea Market

February 13th and 14th

This is the annual event held at the Minnreg Building 6340 126th Ave. No. Largo, FL 33773
Saturday from 10-4 Sunday 10-3

Lots of used equipment. Bring your stuff to sell or come and find that missing piece for your camera bag.


Photography Club Day is Coming March 27th

I am in the process of securing a National Speaker that is a Canon Explorer of light photographer

Mark the date and join us.

Photoshop & Photography Training

Start your New Year's Resolutions with a class in

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

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

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits


Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is


With Members

Bob Boice, Thomas Carnahan, Peter Lousberg, Joseph Martin, David Mathre, Hans Mathre, Bobbie Jo Roe, John Sagert, Chris Sheppard, Kari Sheppard, Nils Sheppard, Gary Smith, Sonia Smith, Alex Spassoff, Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Jim Swallow, Sherry Williamson

(these photos will be in the entire main area)

Spotlight Artist
Kari Sheppard is our featured artist for this show.
She will be showing her work entitled "A World Up Close"

Award Winners

Best of Show - David Mathre "Hummingbird"
First Place - Bob Boice "Flamingo Pair"
Second Place - Nils Sheppard " Early Morning Light"
Third Place - Tom Carnahan ":Look At Me"

Honorable Mentions
Bobbie Jo Roe, John Sagert, Chris Sheppard
People's Choice Award
Nils Sheppard


Florida Museum of Photographic Art

January 21 through Saturday, March 13, 2010

August Sander, Twentieth Century Man
    Jules Aarons: Views from the Street

Heritage Photography Contest

Gallery C: Thursday, January 21 through Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales, Florida

The Bird Photography of Arthur Morris
Through April 1st

Bok tower will also be hosting many a few photo workshops in the coming month. Check out the web site for details


Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks Tour

February 22nd at Tampa Convention Center

Check out the Web site here


JPI's Spring Seminar

With George Lepp

, this year to be held on April 17th, 2010. Our Keynote speaker is world class, Nature & Wildlife Photographer, George Lepp. George always presents a new & informative program blending photography and digital techniques... Take advantage of our early ticket purchase incentives and save a few $$$. At the Braden River H.S. auditorium, 6545 St Rd 70 E, Bradenton. $79 includes both days, Early Bird Special $69 through Jan 16. Call 941-752-0550 or stop in at JPI to purchase your ticket.

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

D. Terhune Anniv. Feb. 4th
McGlamery Anniv. Feb. 14th
Lisa Sibley Feb. 15th
David Landers Feb. 21st
J. Lucadem Anniv. Feb. 22nd
John Schakel Feb. 23rd
Chris Sheppard Feb. 28th

Photo Contests


Weekly Photo Contest Web site

Picture Your Parks- Saint Petersburg Contest

Florida Literacy Coalition

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 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

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

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

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

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 February 4th at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images