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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:31am
Sunrise: 6:54am
Sunset: 6:29pm
Twi: 6:53pm
Moonrise: 9:20am
Moonset: 11:17pm

For Sale

Epson 7600 Printer
I-MAC Power PC G5
with OS 10.4 and 2 gigs of ram
Mac Power PC G4 with OS 10.4. 1.5 gigs of ram
Dry Mount Press for up to 14x17 prints
Special price for club members
Contact Jim Swallow at
727-596-7822 after the 3rd of March

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Photography Newsletter March 2009

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly...
Why, then, oh why can't I? (E. Y. Harburg)

Society Happenings for March 2009

Our March Meeting is Thursday March 5th
Our Theme for February is "Animals"

Please remember that you don't have to have a theme image you may also bring your favorite image from the month or your project of the year image.

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 2 images this month so that we will have time for Tutorials. Remember to size your files to no larger than 1024x768 and they should have your initials in the beginning example of your files could be (jas_feb09_ontheedge.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

Our Themes for the new year are now posted on the web site check them out here.

March Field Trip

Saturday March 21st

Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum for their Month of Steam Celebration. We will be able to get up-close and personal with a unique look at a steam locomotive. Details and meeting time will be discussed at the meeting on the 5th. Check out the site for info, directions and more


Bay Area Camera Club Day

April 4th 7 a.m.
Heritage Village, Florida Botanical Gardens
Walsingham Park

We are going to have a multi Club outing this year with all the clubs from the bay area. The Botanical park opens at 7 a.m. for photographing all the great flowers then we can move on to Heritage Village for a photo scavenger hunt and lots of photo lessons on a variety of topics. We will all have lunch ( Pot Luck-bring stuff) together at the extensions building and a speaker after lunch that we can all enjoy. contact Jim if you would like to help at 727-596-7822

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

How To Create a Duotone

Julianne Kost's great Tips

Understanding File Formats

Web sites to inspire your photography

Photography Masters Cup awards Announcement live on March 22nd

Member Site of the Week

Send your site via email

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
New Show at the Summit Executive Center

February 16th through April 16th

"The Beauty of The Natural Landscape"
By Society Members
Floral Portraits
By Rick Stoop

The Summit Executive Center is located at 58th and Ulmerton on the Northeast side. Hours are Monday - Friday 9-5

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Contemporary Chinese Photography

March 12 - May 9th

My Florida: Recent Works By Benjamin Dimmet

March 12-May 9th

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

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

Master Series web page

Registration rates:

Capture the Beauty Life Offers
with Canon Explorer of Light
Parrish Kohanim

Saturday March 21st
9:00 am to 1 p.m.

Auditorium, The Corporate Training Center @ HCC

  Davis Island, Tampa, Florida
Sponsored by Canon, North Tampa Photo and FMoPA
$85 Participant (pre-paid)$75 FMOPA Member (pre-paid) $65 Student with valid ID (pre-paid)
$95 Day of the event
Register early to save and secure your participation!  The workshop is limited to 100 participants. Contact Heather at (813) 221-222 or MuseumManager@fmopa.org
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

Roy Peterson February 27th
Chris Sheppard February 28th
Patti Krumeich March 6th
Terry Allison March 7th
Bob Boice March 7th
Anna Edington March 9th
Carolyn Pavonetti March 12th
Matilde Sutter March 13th
Jack O'Connell March 14th
Jean Kier Chong March 18th
Dominique JonesMarch 21st
Mary & Paul Trice March 21st
Jose Abrue March 22nd
Glen Desthers March 23rd
Charlie Blume March 26th
Ethan Stoop March 29th
Michael Stoop March 29th
Peter Mason March 30th
Roger Schwartzberg March 30th

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

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.
Photoshop Sneak Peak CS4

Lynda.com Training

Nikon Podcast

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 March 5th at 6:00 p.m. 
Bring your 3 best images