Photography Newsletter February 5th 2007

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 2007

 Society Meeting

Field trip to the State Fair on Saturday Feb 10th

We will meet at the Photography Exhibit at 9 a.m.
on Saturday . Enter the gate on the left side of Cracker Country we will be in the parking lot at
8:45 hope to see you all there. Other clubs are welcome too. Please let me know if you are coming so we can look for you.

The Art Center Lecture Series

Photographer Sam Abell
Wednesday February 7th at 7 P.M. (free)

Images by the Artist

Lecture will be held at the Poynter Institute
at 801 3rd Street South in St Petersburg


30th Annual Largo Camera Show
February 10 & 11th
At the Minnreg Building in Largo 6340 126th Ave N


We need your Ikebana Images from last year. Please send ASAP

  Photographic Art Society

Don Vista Cultural Arts Center Saint Pete Beach
"Love is in the Air" Thru March 30th

Click on the Photo Exhibits page on left to go directly to our web page about additional exhibits

Society Member Exhibit
Nesting Birds In Their Mating Plumage

By Frank Planes

Nesting Birds In Their Mating Plumage opened on January 3rd to great reviews!  Also included are photographs that are in the Division of Birds office and the Division of Education exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.  They will be at the fabulous Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg until February 28, 2007. 

Get Into the Art and attend classes we are blessed to have some of the best facilities in the state for photo education
Check out our web page for all the latest Classes

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

Great programs coming up at the Digital Technology Centre check them out here

Johnson Photo Imaging and the Bay Prof. Photography Assoc.
Presents: George Lepp March 24 & 25th

Semionar will be held at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium Get your tickets before it is sold out advance tickets are $65.00 and can be ordered at 941-752-0550. If there is room the tickets at the door will be $100.00

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Suncoast Camera Club Tuesday Feb. 6th
Brandon Photo Club Tuesday Feb. 6th
Your Best Shot Club Thursday Feb.8th
Dunedin Camera Club Thursday Feb. 8th
Miscellaneous Photo News
Florida State Parks Photo Contest

Come see the winners for Florida State Fair Contest During the Fair the next two weeks

National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest

Adobe Lightroom will be begin shipping in February 19th
If you have any to share please send me an e-mail
Custom Framing , Digital Printing, Restorations
and Studio Space for Rent
Contact Jim Swallow
for all your custom imaging needs
Meeting Location
Group Affiliations
Meets at Autoway Ford on US 19 and 24th Ave North on the first Thursday of each month Social time is 6:30 meeting starts at 6:45 p.m.  Parking is on 24th Ave on the south side of the street across from the entrance to the meeting room.
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 emails if you wish. Please Contact Jim Swallow with your club information to be included 

The Society was designed to

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

Next Meeting is Thursday February 1st 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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Membership Info
Membership is $36.00 a year. See link above for additional info
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
Share your news with us
If you have interesting photography news that you would like to share with everyone like exhibits, contests, lectures etc. in the Bay area please let me know.
If you do not wish to continue on our mailing list of photographers in the bay area  please contact  

Jim Swallow at 

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Custom framing for all artists we have over 3000 frames to choose from. Contact Jim Swallow for all your mounting and framing needs Society members recieve a discount on all services.

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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