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

Bay Area
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Photography Newsletter November 2009

Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do. (Myrtle Auvil)

November meeting is coming up and the theme for the November 5th meeting is
" Trees ".

Join us Thursday the 5th 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 past 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.

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

Important Notice

NO Excessive Perfumes or Colognes

"Turn off Cell Phones Too"

Field Trip
Saturday November 7th

Florida Railroad Museum

Some of our members are going to the Florida Railroad Museum for the WWII Von Kessinger's Express. There will be be WWII period costumes and activities. Join us early for some fun Train leaves at 11.

Photography Tips

Society Exhibit
at the Summit Executive Center
Located at : 13575 58th Street N.
Clearwater Florida 33760
Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


with images by
Thomas Carnahan, Glen Desthers, Jake Fisher, Joe Martin, David Mathre, Jim Pennington, John Schakel, Kari & Chris Sheppard, Nils Sheppard, Gary Smith, Sonia M. Smith, Alex Spassoff, Rick Stoop, Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, James Swallow, Sandy Thomas, Sherry Williamson.

Spotlight Artist
Karen Mason.... Showing her new body of work entitled "Along the Tracks"

Next Exhibit is Coming
We need your images for the next show
Please submit your images of Feathers for the next exhibit at the Summit Executive Building.

Please send your images to Cheryl@photographicartsociety.org
by November 15th

Photoshop Tips

Fill text with images

Split Toning

Lightroom Controlling the before and after

Web sites to inspire your photography

Ultimate Photography Contest Entries

Florida Professional Photographers Competition winners

Members in the News

Carlton Ward has an exhibit at The Tampa History Museum



Photoshop & Photography Training

New Classes
Jim is 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

Membership Info

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

Bay Area Photographic Exhibits

Tampa History Museum

Florida Cowboys Keepers of the Last Frontier
by Carlton Ward Jr.

Images on display through December

Leepa Rattner Museum Tarpon Springs

North Gallery Sept. 13 - Nov. 8, 2009

Arnold Newman
One World / One People
Circulated by the Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach
An exhibition of 53 portraits created over six decades by photographer Arnold Newman, one of the most renowned, revered and influential photographers of the 20th century.

South gallery

Angelo Mantas
Epitaph / Roadside Memorials in America
An exhibition of 33 photographs taken by artist Angelo Mantas to document roadside memorials found along highways from Florida to Washington, California to New Hampshire.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

Gallery A and B:
Thursday, September 17 through November 7, 2009

Burk Uzzle's Woodstock and Other Americana
Forty years ago, Uzzle was a photojournalist who turned up at an outdoor music fest in upstate New York. His Woodstock photographs became iconic representations of an iconic event.

Andrea Modica: Flights of the Soul      Exhibition

Galleries A & B: Thursday, November 19, 2009 through Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday November 19th
Collectors Circle Lecture Series -

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Guest Lecturer Dr. Mary Panzer presents Patrons of the New Art: Photography in American Magazines, 1945-1955


Legends in Photography: Major Works from the Museum’s Collection
September 12, 2009–January 31, 2010

This exhibition of more than sixty images gives insight into the depth and breadth of the MFA’s noted photography holdings. The photographs range from the early days of print photography, as in a 19th century salt print by Edouard Baldus, and classic western landscapes by William Henry Jackson and Carleton Watkins, to later 20th century color photographs by William Christenberry and Stephen Shore.

Most of the major figures in the history of the medium from 1900 to 1975 are represented, including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Gertrude Käsebier, Paul Strand, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, W. Eugene Smith, Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstadt, Weegee, Barbara Morgan, Minor White, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, Lucien Clergue, Diane Arbus, Gary Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and Jerry Uelsmann. Some of the finest images produced by these pioneering artists are on view, reflecting the high quality of the MFA’s collection.



Photoshop For Digital Photographers
with Scott Kelby

November 16th at the Tampa Convention Center

This will be a great all day seminar that you should try to attend the cost is $99.00 for non NAPP members

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
Mary Trice November 3rd
David Stevenson Nov. 4th
Mitch Miller Nov. 7th
Mark Zielinski Nov. 11th
Frank Planes Nov. 11th
Spence Autry Nov.12th
Sandy Thomas Nov. 14th
Dennis Hughes Nov.15th
Gil Williams Nov. 17th
Pam Desthers Nov. 18th
karen & Peter Mason 18th
Danner Ferris Nov. 20th
Schwartzbergs Anniv. 28th
Sherry Williamson Nov. 29th

Photo Contests

Boyd Hill Contest Results Nov 7th

Sarasota Art Center Photo

Weekly Photo Contest Web site

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 


The Rostik Group Digital Photography Training

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

Web Site

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

Master Series web page


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

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 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.

Digital Pro Talk

Planet Photoshop

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 November 5th at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images