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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:07am
Sunrise: 6:33am
Sunset: 8:22pm
Twi: 8:48pm
Moonrise: 12:46am
Moonset: 12:25pm
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Photography Newsletter June 2010

Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein ~

June Meeting is in the 3rd

June meeting is coming up and the theme is
" Relationships".

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

July theme is "Sunsets"

Thank you Bob for sharing your techniques with us last month. It was a lot of fun.
Bob's Web site can be found here

Last months image in class thanks to Bob Linz

Photographic Art Society
Artist Reception
The Red Show Exhibit at Summit Executive Building

Join us Thursday June 10th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Meet all the artists for our current exhibit
The Summit Building is located at
13575 58th Street North Clearwater, FL 33760 

Photography Tips

Photography Summer Camp for Kids

June 14th Through August13th

The Packinghouse Gallery and Jim Swallow are having a summer program for kids age 12-16. The classes are limited and size. The classes are going to be a week long and you can sign up for multiple weeks at a discount.
topics covered in the class include:

  • 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

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop Textures

Create an Amazing Escher-Like Face in Photoshop

Mastering Masking

Missing plug-ins for PS5

Lens profile creator for PS5

Elements 7 Short Cut Cheat Sheet

The Liquify Tool

Web sites to inspire your photography

Iceland Photos

Art of Photography contest winners


OnOne Software
use code PHSY for 15%
OnOne web site

Topaz Software

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 $900.00
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

Photography Summer Workshops

Adults from 17 to 80 years old

Week long Summer Workshops in Photography, Photoshop and Digital Imaging at my studio on Saint Petersburg.

From 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Monday — Friday
Very Limited class size $ 250.00 per session

Classes start June 14th
Photography lessons, Field trips,
Digital Imaging, Photoshop and More
Learn from a professional with 30 years of experience

Membership Info

Membership is $40.00 a year. See link above for additional info

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Haiti Photo Exhibit and Cultural Event

Gallery 620 in Saint Petersburg June 10th—16th

Join us at Studio 620 to celebrate the history and rich culture of Haiti. See the country through over 40 photographs by seven St. Petersburg Times photojournalists who have worked in Haiti. Photographs depict culture, politics, news and daily life over a time span of about 20 years. Opening night events on Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12 will feature Haitian food, music and a history discussion.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Visit Studio 620's web site for more information.

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

(these photos will be in the entire main area)

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

The Artist Reception
is Thursday June 10th from 6 p.m. -8p.m.

Refreshments are provided by Jake Fisher and The Acropolis Taverna Restaurant
Summit Executive building is located on the North side of Ulmerton Road and 58th Street


Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Infected Landscape: Works by Shai Kremer

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

R. Daniel Harnly Memorial Juried Student Showcase

Gallery C: May 27 through June 26, 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

The Hawkin's Anniv. June 2nd
Taylor Oliver June 3rd
Chuck Platz June 9th
Joann lousberg June 11th
Gary Gresham June 16th
Anthony's Anniv. June 18th
Hughes Anniv. June 18th
Boice Anniv. June 19th
Richard Simpson June 20th
Joanne Mann June 22nd
Sonia Smith Anniv. June 25th
Arthur Jorgensen June 26th
Charlotte Hughes June 28th
Dave Hutchinson June 29th
Reinhart Anniv June 29th

Photo Contests

Canon Photography in the Parks contest

Picture Your Parks- Saint Petersburg Contest

The Meaning of Light Photo contest

Blue Ridge Mountain 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

Acme Educational Blog

Pro Photo Resource

Nikon My Picture Town
please share some new ones

"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 June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images