Photography Newsletter May 14th 2008

It is a perception that each of us is unique in the universe and yet shape, form and color remind us we are elements in nature – that we are all connected. (Andrea Harris)

Society Happenings for May 2008

This Saturday May 17th
Some of the members will be at the Heritage Village for the Civil War Days from 9-4 hope to see some of you there. Several different clubs will be there so get to know other photographers from the other groups

Photographic Art Society Field Trips

Selby Gardens in Sarasota
Sunday May 25th

We will meet at the main gate at 9:45 the gate opens at10 am
you can check out directions here

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.

Digital Art Show at Don Vista Cultural Arts Center

Frame Day is Saturday the 24th from 10-12 pm
please send Cheryl your images you wish to include in the show by the end of this week and bring your images to frame day next Saturday

Equipment for Sale

I have several pieces of equipment for sale
Canon 16-35 2.8L lens $850.00
Canon IPF 5000 printer 17" 1000.00
Really Right stuff bracket for Canon Mark 2 $80.00

Please call me if you are interested Jim ( see number at left)

  Photographic Art Society

Don Vista Cultural Arts Center Saint Pete Beach
"Birds" Thru May 26th

Next topic for Don Vista Cultural Arts will be "Digital Art"

We need your sample images for the next show at the Don Vista ASAP the topic is open to any image manipulated in any manor to create digital art. for the exhibit we will need a before image to put next to each image to show the work done. they will be placed on the name card and will be very small but it might be nice to show the amount of change that happens to an image.

Frame Day for the exhibit will be May 24th at our workshop in St. Petersburg

Check out the Soaring with an Eagle web site on the left "Very Cool"

Photo Workshop hosted by local photographer to Banos Ecuador
If you are interested in going on a workshop to Ecuador this summer from Aug 30 - Sept 6 Local photographer and instructor Jim Caldwell is going to give Society members a $100.00 discount, you can check out the details here

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

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

Jim's Photographic Arts is now a distributer for the 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
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 June 5th 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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Frank Crommelin received honor at this years PSA Competition receiving first and second place

Membership Info
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
Share your news with us
If you have interesting photography news that you would like to share with everyone like exhibits, contests, lectures etc. in the Bay area please let me know.
If you do not wish to continue on our mailing list of photographers in the bay area  please contact  
Jim Swallow at 
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.

Suncoast Camera Club
Your Best Shot
Tampa Bay Camera Club
Brandon Camera Club
Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries
Rick and Ruth Stoop Anniv May 15th
Ralph & Rea Houston Anniv. May 17th
Bob & Donna Bollenbach Anniv. May22nd
John Sagert May 22nd
Velva Heraty May 23rd
Eric Rosengren May 23rd
Dan Tolly May 26th
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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