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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:07am
Sunrise: 6:33am
Sunset: 8:21pm
Twi: 8:48pm
Moonrise: 3:00pm
Moonset: 2:22am

Yahoo Group for Society Members

We now have a members only Yahoo group for members to post images, make comments and talk about photography. You will need to register to become a member of the group. The group is moderated by member Francesca Anthony.
You can check it out here

If you are having a problem reading the HTML e-mail you can click here to open in your browser.

Photography Newsletter June 2009

Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right. (Walt Disney)

Society Happenings for June 2009

June meeting is coming up and the theme for the June 4th meeting theme is
"Shopping Carts".

Join us Thursday the 4th at 6:30 p.m. Please remember that you don't have to have a theme image you may also bring your favorite image from the month or your project of the year image.

Send your images to me by Wednesday night or you may bring them to the meeting. Please bring only 2 images this month so that we will have time for Tutorials.

See Below for highlights and the winners of the Photography Clubs Day Challenges
or click here to go to the web page

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

New Rules for Image Labels Please Read

Please label all images with your full name with an underscore between the names and then title your work. Also in the metadata put your name then put title in the caption area. I will explain on Thursday night. thanks

Example (Jim_Swallow_Music_1_0409.jpg)

Important Notice

Several of our members are allergic to perfumes and colognes and it is important to everyone's comfort that you do not add any additional perfumes before you come to our monthly meetings. We would like to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable and at the last meeting several people had to leave early because they couldn't breathe. So please be considerate of others before you come to the next meeting. Thanks

I need some images from the Photography Clubs Day for the highlights page so please send me some of your best to include on the site. See below for the list of the contest winners.

Photography Tips

Exhibit Reception and Awards Night
Thursday June 11th 6-8 p.m.

"Flowers, Plants and Trees"

Please join us for the reception and awards presentation for our new exhibit at The Summit Executive Building located at the NE corner of Ulmerton and 58th St. The new exhibit looks great and our Juror Jim Sykes had a hard time making the decisions. We look forward to seeing you there.

Photoshop Tips

Burning and Dodging in Photoshop

Creating Faux Bokeh Backgrounds

Correcting Color Casts

Web sites to inspire your photography

Digital Photography PhotoZo

Members in the News

Many of our members are traveling this summer so have a safe journey and bring back some great images to share with the group.

Joe Martin was volunteer of the month at Suntan Arts Center

Tampa Bay Sierra Club Meeting

June 10th the Program
will be on

The Undiscovered Everglades
with Speaker Wendell Vaught.

Wendall was kind enough to give us two gifts certificates for Kayak Trips in the Everglades for our Photography Club Day

You Can check out the Web site here

Nature Photography Day

with NANPA

June 15th 2009

Make your Monday a day to remember! June 15 opens up a fresh new week--ideal to begin photographing your surroundings and inspiring others, too.

You could do this:

Select a subject in nature that is small or common and thus easily overlooked. Then photograph it in a way to make the ordinary seem extraordinary.

Take your kids and grandkids on a nature trek and give them a single-use camera to use. Then print some of their photos and present them, in a mat or frame, to those young photographers.

Pick something that you've never photographed before, and then make plans to photograph that subject or scene every June 15.

Look for and photograph something that detracts from the beauty in nature - images that show how human beings sometimes adversely affect our environment.

Finally, ask yourself how your images can help to bring positive changes to your world!

Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Photo Walk

July 18th

Check out all the details on the web site here

Join photographers all around the Bay area for a great time of photography and social time.

Mote Marine in Sarasota Field Trip

Thursday June 25th

They have invited our group to participate in one of their group experiences at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. The program is called "Breakfast at Mote", and it is a wonderful opportunity to take photos without other people in the way. Imagine lingering as long as you need waiting for the right shot!

you will enjoy a continental breakfast and visit the aquarium an hour before we open to the general public. Besides enjoying the photo opportunities, you may see some of our morning feedings and preparations. on Thursday you may see divers cleaning the large shark tank! Available for groups of 10 to 20. $23 per person ($11 for Mote members) includes aquarium admission, pre-opening guided tour and continental breakfast.

call Jim today at 727-596-7822 to book the date. We need at least 10 people so please let me know early.

Membership Info

Membership is $40.00 a year. See link above for additional info

Photo Clubs Day

Check out the highlights Here

Scavenger Hunt

First Place: Angela Sackett
Second Place:Lori Smith
Third Place: Carol Teal
Honorable Mention:Liz Whitehurst

Photo Challenge

First Place: Carolyn Pavonetti
Second Place: Sherry Williamson
Third Place: Karen Mason
Honorable Mention: Brenda Knoll

They each won prizes by our sponsors

North Tampa Photography
Digital Technology Centre
Eco-Quest Nature Tours
Picturesque Photography Gifts
National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Photography Club day was a great success and we hope everyone had a great time.

This will be an annual event so we look forward to seeing you all next year. If you have an idea of a location for next year please let me know.


Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Society Member Exhibit
Show at the Summit Executive Center

May 18th through July 16th

"Flowers, Plants and Trees"
By Society Members
The Landscape
By John Sagert

The Summit Executive Center is located at 58th and Ulmerton on the Northeast side. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30-5

I have updated the web site exhibits page to include images from the current show check out the link here for the new look( still testing)

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

The Disappeared: Native American Images from the Drapkin Collection

Galleries A and B: May 21
through Saturday, July 25, 2009

Upcoming 9th Annual Members Show
Details on the web site here

The Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Developing the Collection: Recent Acquisitions of Photography
April 11–September 6, 2009

The Museum celebrates its ever growing photography collection with an exhibition of nearly 50 images. Highlights include: nineteenth-century works from Knud Knudsen, Eadweard Muybridge, and Clarence White; Twentieth-century works from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lucien Clergue, Lee Miller, and Burk Uzzle; and contemporary works from David Armstrong, Andres Serrano, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Wegman.

Photographic Education

Photoshop & Photography Training

New Classes
I am now doing webinar classes for individuals and groups

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom
and Digital photography.

These classes can now be done in the comfort of your own home. You will need to have DSL or cable for it to work properly, speakers for the computer and microphone (optional) Photographic Art society members get a discount price of $35.00 for a two hour class and $25.00 for one hour private lesson. Group lessons will depend on the number of students.
To register please call Jim at 727-596-7822

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

Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries

Bob & Linda Hawkins June 2nd
Taylor Oliver June 3rd
Kevin & Bonnie Peters June 14th
National Nature Photography Day June 15th
Gary Gresham June 16th
Bob & Francesca Anthony
June 18th
Dennis & Charlotte Hughes
June 18th
Bob & Erika Boice June 19th
Joane Mann June 22nd
Arthur Jorgensen June 26th
Charlotte Hughes June 28th
Dave Hutchinson June 29th
Bud and Barb Reinhart June 29t

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 

Photographic Education

The Digital Technology Centre

New Location and New classes
check them out here

he Rostik Group Digital Photography Training

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

Web Site

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

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

Classes are starting in June

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 Podcasts
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.

The Pro Photo Show
Photo Walk Through

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 June 4th at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images