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

Bay Area
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Twi: 6:21am
Sunrise: 6:46am
Sunset: 8:06pm
Twi: 8:31pm
Moonrise: 2:15am
Moonset: 1:41pm
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Photography Newsletter May 2010

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
( Peter Drucker)


May meeting is coming up and the theme is
" Rubber Ducky's".

Join us Thursday the 6th 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

Special guest presenter after critique time

Bob Linz will give a presentation on 3D photography. If you have Polarized glasses (red/green)
please bring them as he only has so many.
This should be real cool. His web site is Here


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

June theme is "Relationships"

Members Page Update

Still Need Your Images
Please send us your favorite image and web site link. 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

Photography Club Day


Best of Show—Janessa Cobb (OnOne Suite5)

Scavenger Hunt Winners
Ist Place: Julie Branaman
2nd Place: Chuck Platz
3rd Place:Sara Wallace
Honorable Mention: James Branaman
100 Photos Challenge
1st Place: Sherry Williamson
2nd Place: Debbie Stubbs
3rd Place Kelly Hoban

Prizes were provided by
OnOne Software,Nik Software,Topaz Software
NAPP, The Camera Cure, The Packinghouse Gallery

Thank you to Sponsors, Volunteers, Presenter and Attendees for making a great day

The Gallery page is in the works but I need more images

Photoshop Tips

Photoshop CS 5
list of Video's from
Acme Educational's blog

Gradient Watermark in PS

Photoshop CS5 is now shipping

Web sites to inspire your photography


Top 40 Nature photos on Flickr

Art of Photography contest winners

Members in the News

Kathleen Finnerty's image has been selected on the National Wildlife Federation Web site
it is the number 1 image on the top slide show


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

Youth and Adults from 13 to 80 years old

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

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.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


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 Summit Executive Building is having a reception for the Tampa Woodworkers Show on
May 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 you can see the The Society Exhibit "Red" at the

same time if you like

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Portraits of the Artists and Other Selections
from the Collection of
Robert and Elizabeth Sanchez
Galleries A and B:
Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Portrait Project:
Without Homes, Not Without Hope

Gallery C: Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, May 15, 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

Steve Downing May 2nd
Kari Sheppard May 5th
James Seaton May 8th
Tom Carnahan May 11th
John Hartung May 13th
Gideon Richnitz May 15th
R&R Stoop Anniv. May 15th
John Sagert May 22nd
Debbie Terhune May 23rd
Dan Tolly May 26th
K&C Sheppard Ann. May 28th
George Johnson May 31st

Photo Contests

Great Outdoors Contest

Picture Your Parks- Saint Petersburg Contest

The Meaning of Light Photo contest

Florida Camera Club Council Member
Florida Camera Club Council Annual Convention to be held in Naples on
November 6th and 7th

Keynote Speaker is
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

"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 May 6th at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images