Photography Newsletter March 3rd 2008

You don't take a photograph, you make it. (Ansel Adams)

Society Happenings for March 2008

March Meeting is this Thursday the 6th of March at 6:30

The Topic for March is "Faces". You may use images from the past months field trips, your best images from the month or your yearly topic images that you worked on this month. Please limit your images to 3 You can email your files no later than Wednesday evening or just bring them to the meeting. I will send you an acknowledgement to your email when I receive your images.

We will have a special presentation by Cheryl on a new software this month and will have the software for purchase after the meeting. So it will be a fun filled meeting this month

* Special notice about the April meeting*

Next month the meeting date will be April 10th . We will be out of town on
April 3rd attending Photoshop World in Orlando so we will need to move it to the following week. The April Topic is "What is it"

Photographic Art Society Field Trips

Mayakka River State Park
Saturday the March 15th

We will meet at the main gate at 7:45 the gate opens at 8 am
you check out directions and the park map here
the Park is located East of Sarasota.

New Members please submit your favorite image along with a link to your web site so that we may update the web site members page.

Member Projects for the Year

I still need everyone's project so please email your topic ASAP

This year we are going to try something new for December and have everyone show only their projects for the year. As we talked about at the January meeting each person should pick a topic to photograph this year and work on it all year long, it will help you be a more creative and think outside the box a little more. Each month you can bring in an image to share with the group to show your progress. To help you achieve your goals I am asking that each member send me their topic so that I can write it down and keep track of everyone.

Suggestions for topics could be Windows, doors, mailboxes,shadows, walls, fences, beaches and list can be endless. Each person will need to produce a minimum of 12 images by the end of the year so it is not too hard to do

Orchid Festival March 30th 10-4

The Society will be participating in the Orchid Festival this year at
Sunken Gardens on 4th Street in St Petersburg on Sunday March 30, If you would like to sell your images at the Orchid Festival the images must be of either Orchids or Butterfly's.We will discuss costs at the meeting this week and we will have a sign up sheet for those interested in participating. Costs will depend on the number of people participating.

Click on the Photo Exhibits page on left to go directly to our web page about additional exhibits

The Florida Museum of Photographic Art

The Magic Box of Abelardo Morell
Through March 15th

Abelardo Morell's "magic box" is the "camera obscura," which literally means "dark room" in Italian.  Used since the Renaissance, the camera obscura  is, literally, Italian for "dark room."  It is also the source of the term “camera.”  In it, scenes from the outside world appear upside down on a wall inside a dark room from which the light has been curtained off except for a pinhole of light.  This ancestor of the modern camera had no film upon which to “fix” or preserve an image.

That's what Morell does.  The subject of his art is light.  Indeed, the word "photograph" is derived from the Greek for "drawing with light."  So visitors can directly experience the camera obscura, the museum is setting up a permanent installation of the camera obscura , which will be available to classes and scheduled tour groups.  FMOPA will be hosting programs and workshops related to the camera obscura for children and adults during the run of this exhibition and other exhibitions.

Morell's work is in the collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

  Photographic Art Society

Don Vista Cultural Arts Center Saint Pete Beach
"Birds" Thru April 15th

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

Great programs coming up at

The Digital Technology Centre

New Location and New classes
check them out here

And Lots more classes

Custom Framing , Digital Printing, Restorations
and Studio Space for Rent
Contact Jim Swallow
for all your custom imaging needs

The Society was designed to

 Inspire, Challenge and Educate You in The Art of Photography. 

Next Meeting is Thursday April 10th at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your 3 best images 

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

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File Specs. For Meetings
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Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries
Patti Krumeich March 3rd
Cheryl Day-Swallow March 5th
Bob Boice March 7th
Jack O'Connell March 14th
Dominique Jones March 21st
Mary & Paul Trice Anniv March 21st
Glen Desthers March 23rd
Charlie Blume March 26th
Ethan and Michael Stoop March 29th
Peter Mason March 30th
Roger Schwartzberg March 30th
Photo Contests
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 

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
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