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

Bay Area
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Twi: 6:13am
Sunrise: 6:39am
Sunset: 8:30pm
Twi: 8:56pm
Moonrise: 3:19am
Moonset: 5:41pm
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Photography Newsletter July 2010

Art has no beginning or end because it is a continuous journey. (Brian M. LaSaga)

July Meeting is in the 8th ( Second Thursday)

July meeting is coming up and the theme is


Join us at 6:30 p.m.

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 no larger than 1024x768 at 100ppi and they should have your name in the beginning example of your files could be (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

No Meeting in August

Summer Break Time
We will show the August theme images in September with the September images

Photographic Art Society
Next Exhibit is going to be " Into The Forest"

Images of trees, wood, woodworkers and craftsmen, wood textures and anything that has to do with wood.
Please submit your images to Cheryl@photographicartsociety.org

Deadline for submission is August 5th
Frame day will be the end of August

Photography Tips

Getting the Most of your Wide Angle Lens

Photography Summer Camp for Adults

June 14th Through August13th

  • Learn how to use a camera
  • How to take great photographs
  • How to organize your photos
  • How to manipulate photographs
  • in Adobe Photoshop & Elements

Call Jim Swallow to register and details
727-596-7822 Classes are $250.00 a week

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Jim will be teaching a program on Framing and Matting

Saturday July 17th from 1-3 p.m.

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop Elements Tips Web site

Layer Mask tool for Elements

CS5 Web Site

Lightroom 3 Training

How to separate your subject with a stroke

How to Make a Surreal Mist Effect in Photoshop

How to Change the Color of an Object

Member in the spotlight

John Schakel was featured in a movie and the film will screened in Ybor
Date: Friday, July 2, 2010
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Centro Muvico - Ybor City

Plug-in Software

OnOne Software
use code PHSY for 15%
OnOne web site

Topaz Software


Photoshop CS 5 for Photographers Seminar
in Orlando

Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 for Photographers
Coming to Orlando, FL | Wednesday,July 14, 2010

Register at the Kelby Training Web Site

Photoshop CS5 Extended
Jim has a new sealed full version of PS CS5 Extended he is looking to sell. If you don't have Photoshop and are looking to get it I will give you a great price Current price at Adobe is $999.00 my price is $800.00
please call Jim at 727-596-7822 if you are interested
Thank You

Photoshop & Photography Training


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


Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Museum Web Site

Changing Identities: The Len Prince Photographs of Jessie Mann
June 5-September 26

Len Prince is celebrated for glamorous portraits of Hollywood stars and sleek advertisements for Cartier and Estée Lauder. In 2001 he met a self-possessed young woman, Jessie Mann, who had practically grown up in front of the camera. Sally Mann’s nude photographs of her children, including Jessie, created great controversy, igniting debate over child exploitation, censorship, and the nature of art.

A Passion for Photography: Selections from
the Carol A. Upham Donation
June 5-September 26

Carol A. Upham has been instrumental in making the Museum’s collection of photography one of the finest in Florida.  This select exhibition features approximately 30 from her gift in 2009 of 58 photographs by many of the twentieth-century’s leading figures.

Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is


With Members

Murray Diner,Jake Fisher, Elaine Larimer,
Joanne Lousberg, Joseph Martin, David Mathre,
Chuck Platz, John Sagert, Chris Sheppard, Kari Sheppard, Gary Smith, Sonia Smith, Alex Spassoff,
Debbie Stubbs, Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow,
Jim Swallow, Sherry Williamson

Spotlight Artist
David Mathre is our featured artist for this show.
He will be showing his work entitled
"Gone To See America"

Best of Show — Joe Martin
First Place — John Sagert
Second Place — Gary E. Smith
Third Place — Kari Sheppard
Honorable Mention — Chuck Platz
Peoples Choice Award _ Sherry Williamson

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Infected Landscape: Works by Shai Kremer

Galleries A and B: Thursday, May 27 through Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tampa Museum of Art

Life Captured Garry Winogrand’s Women are Beautiful
February 6 - July 18, 2010
Garry Winogrand published his 85 photographs of women caught in everyday life taken during the 1960s in a volume titled Women are Beautiful (1975). The museum is pleased to be able to show, for the first time, its entire collection of Winogrand prints in the inaugural exhibition in its photography gallery.

Web Site

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

Liz Whitehurst July 8th
Dan Urlich July 12th
Sandi Pearl July 13th
Judy Honiker July 14th
Clyde Nabe July 19th
Jim Pennington July 20th
Hans Mathre July 20th
Robert Hawkins July 29th
Michael Hoffman July 30th

Photo Contests

Canon Photography in the Parks contest

Picture Your Parks- Saint Petersburg Contest

World in Focus Contest

Pinellas Public Library Summer Photo Contest

100 Percent Pure Florida Photo Contest

The Lux Awards Contest

Florida Camera Club Council Member

The Nature of Photography
Dates: November 6-7, 2010
Place: Edison State College, Naples, FL
In keeping with the theme, "The Nature of Photography," the keynote speaker will be internationally recognized photographer and conservationist Clyde Butcher.

More information to come

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 

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

The Camera Cure

A Saint Petersburg repair facility for camera repairs, sensor Cleaning and more check them out here

Web Site

Reedy Photo Lab

Bay Area's Best Professional color lab

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

Peachpit Photo Club Webinar's
July 20th Webinar

The Photographers Resource Center

"All Eyes" Bay Area Photography Blog
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 July 8th at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images