Photography Newsletter May 10th 2007

"What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity . . . I want my work to be soothing, so that the exhausted, overworked and stressed spectator finds rest and calm in it."  Henri Matisse

Society Happenings for May 2007

May Field trip

Is to Selby Gardens in Sarasota on May 12th. This is a great location filled with wonderful flowers and a beautiful landscaped estate. we will meet at the gate at 9:45. You may bring tripods for the grounds but not for the Tropical Display House. admission is $12.00 unless you are a member of a Botanical Garden such as Sunken Gardens, then you can get in for free.

We need your Field trip images to update our site Please send up to 5 images sized the same as for our meeting ASAP

Frame day for the next exhibit

Wednesday May 30th all day. long Bring your images for the next exhibit at the Don Vista Cultural Arts Bldg. Please make sure you have submitted your images for macro and closeup photos ASAP to be included in the show

Photo Slam

Tuesday May 15th at The Studio@620 8 p.m.

Beth Reynolds is looking for a diverse group of images for poets to be inspired by. Judges will select 15 images for poets to compose to. All the details can be found HERE

  Photographic Art Society

Don Vista Cultural Arts Center Saint Pete Beach
"The Animal Kingdom" Thru May 30th

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

Society Member Exhibits

Natural Florida:Perspectives & Perceptions
March 4th - May 30th

Society members Donna Bollenbach and Kathy Finnerty have a new exhibit opening This Sunday.
See natural Florida from the eye of an artist and a naturalist. Each beautiful image is labeled with interesting facts about the species, habitat and ecology of the subject. See native flora & fauna come to like in photography and art.

The Arts Center in Saint Petersburg

Cracker Country: Florida's Cowboy Culture

Photographic Artists Carlton Ward, Beth Reynolds & Rachel Turner

The Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Face to Face: Judy Dater's Portraits from Italy and California
April 20th Thru June 15th

St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

On The Road: Photographs Across America
March 3 through July 8, 2007

Ever since beat writer Jack Kerouac’s book, On the Road, captured America’s imagination in the 1950s, countless youths have taken to the highways and back roads in search of their country and themselves. On the Road: Photographs Across America offers a vicarious road trip for the viewer, a journey told though images. Culled from the MFA photography collection, the exhibition features the work of 20 gifted artists including Brett Weston, William Christenberry, David Vestal, Robert Rauschenberg, Rodger Kingston, and Emmet Gowin

Carlton Ward Jr. has Two additional exhibits this month

The first exhibit is at Eckerd College in Saint Pete in the Miller Gallery. Hours are Mon- Fri 10-4

The Second exhibit is at the Hofman Porges Gallery in Ibor City

Photoshop Nights Wednesday Evenings
Starting June 6th

This Summer
Once a week Photoshop lessons all summer long to Improve your Photoshop and Elements Skills. You can come to as many as you like. We will discuss and work on different projects each week

Looking to improve your digital imaging skills?

Are you frustrated with your photography?
Do you want to spend less time in front of the computer?

Jim is available for private lessons on photography, digital imaging, file management, work flow and much more.
Call Jim today to schedule a time to improve your skills
727-596-78212 available 7 days a week day or evening classes

Get Into the Art and attend classes we are blessed to have some of the best facilities in the state for photo education
Check out our web page for all the latest Classes

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

Photoshop CS3 with Dave Cross May 19th at Digital Technology Cenre

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 May 3rd 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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Membership is $36.00 a year. See link above for additional info
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
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Custom Framing Services

Custom framing for all artists we have over 3000 frames to choose from. Contact Jim Swallow for all your mounting and framing needs. Society members receive a discount on all services.

Your Best Shot May 10th
Dunedin Photo Club May 10th
Suncoast Camera Club May15th
Tampa Bay Camera Club May 18th & 25th
Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries
Kirsten Andreason May 14th
Rick and Ruth Stoop May 15th
Donna & Bob Bollenbach May 22nd
Erik Rosengren May 23rd
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 emails 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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