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

Bay Area
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Sunrise: 6:55am
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Moonrise: 7:55pm
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Photography Newsletter March 2010

In art there are perceptions, opinions, speculations, and interpretations, but no proof. This is both its mystery and its magic. - Paul Rand


March meeting is coming up and the theme is
" Old Stuff".

Join us Thursday the 4th 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 to no larger than 1024x768 at 100ppi and they should have your name in the beginning example of your files could be Example (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

Members Page Update

Please send us your favorite image and web site link so I may update the members page. I am working on updating the site and need to get the members page worked on. You will need your membership dues paid for the year in order to be included on the page. Please send one photo set to no larger than 1024x768 at 100ppi. Send a link to your web site so I can link back to your site

Please send as soon as possible, thanks

Photography Tips


Yearly Project for 2010

What's your project for the year?

Do you want me to assign one for you?

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop 20th anniversary celebration

Colorize black and white photos

How to manipulate color

Web sites to inspire your photography

Celebrate what's right in this world

Members in the News

Irwin Glazer's image of the fighting stallions was selected by NANPA as a featured image of the day on February 23rd and on the members showcase gallery
check it out here



Photography Club Day is Coming
March 27th

ay area camera clubs are getting together on Saturday March 27th
for a day of fun, education and photography. All the bay area clubs will be there.
We will have mini workshops, photo scavenger hunt,100 photos in 90 minutes and much more.
If you are not part of a camera club in your area this is the place to meet someone from each club so that you can decide which club is best for you.

Special Speaker After Lunch from 12:30-2:30

Canon Explorer of Light

Lewis Kemper
"Light Color and Composition"

Check out Lewis' Web site here

If you would like to bring something to share with everyone
We are looking for some deserts for the group.

Cost only $20.00 includes lunch if registered by March 15th

Time: 8:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Place: Sunken Gardens in Saint Petersburg

Registration: Register Page

Registration for the first 100 people is $20.00
Please Register before March 15th
100+ and After March 15th price will be $25.00

Entrance to the Gardens and Lunch is included

Door prizes will be awarded during lunch. Provided by our sponsors

Photoshop & Photography Training

Start your New Year's Resolutions with a class in

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


Photographic Art Society Exhibit

Our current exhibit at the Summit Executive Building is


With Members

Bob Boice, Thomas Carnahan, Peter Lousberg, Joseph Martin, David Mathre, Hans Mathre, Bobbie Jo Roe, John Sagert, Chris Sheppard, Kari Sheppard, Nils Sheppard, Gary Smith, Sonia Smith, Alex Spassoff, Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Jim Swallow, Sherry Williamson

(these photos will be in the entire main area)

Spotlight Artist
Kari Sheppard is our featured artist for this show.
She will be showing her work entitled "A World Up Close"

Award Winners

Best of Show - David Mathre "Hummingbird"
First Place - Bob Boice "Flamingo Pair"
Second Place - Nils Sheppard " Early Morning Light"
Third Place - Tom Carnahan ":Look At Me"

Honorable Mentions
Bobbie Jo Roe, John Sagert, Chris Sheppard
People's Choice Award
Nils Sheppard

Florida West Arts Gallery Bonita Springs
Now through April 20th

Flying Jewels of the High Andes, an exhibit of the exquisite hummingbirds of Ecuador by fine art photographers Chuck Fritsch and Cindy Walpole
at Florida West Arts 25987 Route 41, Bonita Springs.

Gallery hours are M-F 10:30 am to 6 pm and Sat. 10:30 am to 5 pm
For more information, please contact Patrick Distasio at 239-948-4427

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

January 21 through Saturday, March 13, 2010

August Sander, Twentieth Century Man
    Jules Aarons: Views from the Street

Heritage Photography Contest

Gallery C: Thursday, January 21 through Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales, Florida

The Bird Photography of Arthur Morris
Through April 1st

Bok tower will also be hosting many a few photo workshops in the coming month. Check out the web site for details

Saint Petersburg Museum of History

"Images of the Past Meet the Photography of the Future"
Opening Reception on March 5th from 7:00-9:00pm, the Museum and the North Pinellas Photography Forum will co-host an opening reception for a wonderful photography exhibit "Images of the Past Meet the Photography of the Future." This exhibit will showcase the work of 17 Pinellas County photographers through recreations of historical photographs from the Museum archive. The photographers used a new type of digital photography called high dynamic range (HDR) that produces amazing pictures – come see! $5.00 Suggested donation.


JPI's Spring Seminar

With George Lepp

, this year to be held on April 17th, 2010. Our Keynote speaker is world class, Nature & Wildlife Photographer, George Lepp. George always presents a new & informative program blending photography and digital techniques... Take advantage of our early ticket purchase incentives and save a few $$$. At the Braden River H.S. auditorium, 6545 St Rd 70 E, Bradenton. $79 includes both days, Early Bird Special $69 through Jan 16. Call 941-752-0550 or stop in at JPI to purchase your ticket.

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

Joe Tyrell March 4th
Cheryl Swallow March 5th
Patti Krumeich March 6th
Kim Andrews March 6th
Bob Boice March 7th
Anna Eddington March 9th
Carolyn Pavonetti March 12th
Jack O'Connell March 14th
Dominique Jones March 21st
Mary Trice Anniv. March 21st
Glen Desthers March 23rd
Charlie Blume March 26th
Ethan and Mike Stoop
March 29th
R. Schwartzberg March 30th
Dottie Bellefluer March 31st

Photo Contests


Weekly Photo Contest Web site

Picture Your Parks- Saint Petersburg Contest

Florida Literacy Coalition

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 

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

The Rostik Group Digital Photography Training

Classes in all types of digital photography located in Tampa on Hillsborough Ave

Web Site

The Art Center has lots of great Classes coming soon
Check them out here
Master Series web page

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

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

Rick Sammon's Photography Blog
"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 March 4th at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images