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

Bay Area
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Sunset: 6:00pm
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Photography Newsletter January 20th 2009

We tend to be blinded by our own works, and sometimes need to have our sight adjusted by an honest appraisal from someone else.
(Gertjan Zwiggelaar) )

Society Happenings for January 2009

Field Trip This Saturday
Lowery Park Zoo Saturday January 24th

We will meet at the entrance to the zoo Saturday at 9:15 a.m. the White tiger Cubs will be on display from noon to 2 p.m. now so we have time to see the rest of the zoo first. Check out Directions HERE

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?

Frame Day for the next exhibit at the ICOT Center is set for Saturday February 7th

from 10-12. If you can't make it call me and we can set up a separate time. Thanks for your understanding

Special Note About the February Meeting

Our February Meeting will be on the Second Thursday because I have another obligation but the rest of the year it will be on the First Thursday. I appreciate everyone's understanding

Field Trips in February

Florida State Fair Sunday the 8th
we will meet at Gate number (2) to the West of Cracker Country at 8:45

Map Here

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.

2009 Calender PSD file
If you are interested in a layer 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.

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

Easy Color Correcting

10 Lightroom tutorials on one page

Color Theory

Web sites to inspire your photography

National Geographic 2008 International Contest Entries

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

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.

Cats and other Curiosities
by Jude Bagatti
located at the Catherine Hickman Theatre Lobby in Gulf Port on Beach Blvd. Jude's images will be on display until the end of January. The lobby is open from 9-5 Monday - Friday and during shows

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

NFL History From Getty Images

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adobe Photoshop CS4 online seminars:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 for photography
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 10:00 am Pacific Time
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 - The pro photo solution
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:00 am Pacific Time
    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 February 12th at 6:00 p.m. 
Bring your 3 best images