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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:20am
Sunrise: 6:45am
Sunset: 5:42pm
Twi: 6:06pm
Moonrise: 8:17am
Moonset: 6:53pm
After the Time Change
on the 6th

Photographic Art Society
Our Current Exhibit is

" Into The Forest"

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Photography Newsletter November 2010

I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight.
(Louis Daguerre)

November Meeting is in the 4th

This Months Theme is

"People having Fun".

Join us at 6:30 p.m.
Please be on time for the meetings. We need to start the meetings earlier to allow for our new format.

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 are acceptable

At last months meeting we tried a new way of approaching critique of the images and it worked out very well. We are going to do it again but we need you to send your images in early to make it easier to start on time.


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
December is our Holiday party and yearly Projects are shown at that time

For our holiday pot luck dinner please tell us what you would like to bring so that we get a variety of foods

Photography Tips

10 Ways to Enrich your Photography

The Facts About Upsizing Images

Creative Commons Lisc. Article

12 excuses for photographing for free and why they are bogus

Macro Tips for Point Shoot Photographers

Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed With Photography


Congratulations to
Frank Crommelin for being awarded the Proficiency PSA Distinction at the PSA Annual Conference

Saint Pete Times Forum

Is looking for Photography students who may be interested in our volunteer program to help capture special promotional events throughout the 2010-2011 season. They will be able to help with our promotional events, lightning charities, receive free t-shirts, qualify for free game tickets, and much more. If you have students that may be interested you can email me LWilson@sptimesforum.com or contact Heather Chamberlain at 813-301-6877 or hchamberlain@sptimesforum.com.


Florida Camera Club Council Annual Conference

The Nature of Photography

Held in Naples this year will be November 6th and 7th
Register here and get all the details
It would be great if several club members can go to represent the Photographic Art Society. It is a fantastic event and the Keynote speaker will be Clyde Butcher

Photoshop Tips

Surreal Mist Effect
Content Aware Healing in Elements 9
Layer Masks in Elements 9
Displacement Effects in PS
Replacing the Sky using the Blend if Slider
60 Photoshop Tutorials
Topaz Filters Learning Center

Photos to Inspire

Sea Creature Photographs

Emerging Pro Contest
Images in Fine Art Category

Momtographers entries

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

Plug-in Software

OnOne Software
use code PHSY for 15%
OnOne web site

Topaz Software

Updates are available

Topaz has new updates coming this month you can get a special discount using code: Enhanced
on all the software
Check out the web site here

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

"Into The Woods"

See the images in our gallery here

Eye See America: Through the Lens of Joshua Mann Pailet
October 2, 2010 - January 8, 2011
Eye See America: Through the Lens of Joshua Mann Pailet is a one-person exhibition of black and white photography by New Orleans artist and gallery owner, Joshua Mann Pailet. Pailet's work is inspired by great photographers of the 20th century such as Dorothea Lange, Lee Friedlander, and Elliott Erwitt. The exhibition will feature 69 images spanning the early 1970s through 2010, with subjects including music concerts, American city streets, and New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

September 16 through November 6, 2010

Galleries A and B: Bhupendra Karia and Derry Moore: Stillness and Shadows/ Vintage Photographs of India

Gallery C: Personal Memories of India from Tampa Bay’s Indian Community

November 18, 2010 through January 29, 2011

Galleries A and B: Naked City: Photography from Vassar College's
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
*Featuring Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol, Weegee and more*

Tampa Museum of Art

80s Photography from the Collection
August 7, 2010 - January 16, 2011

The decade of the 1980s was a pivotal period for the medium of photography if only for the plurality of styles and approaches it witnessed.

Tampa Museum Web Site

Eckerd College is pleased to host this exhibition
of prints on loan from the Tampa Museum of Art.
For more information: Call 727.864.7979 or visit www.eckerd.edu
Photography Foundations unites two modernist photographers that defined and defied concepts of straightforward photography. These contemporaries imbued the field of documentary photography with expressive personal styles, thereby disrupting the compartmentalization of art and document.

Photography Foundations: The Art of Bernice Abbott and Aaron Siskind from the Tampa Museum of Art
August 20 - October 8, 2010

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

Frank Planes November 1st
Mary Trice November 3rd
Mitch Miller November 7th
Spence Autry November 10th
Mark Zielinski Nov. 11th
Sandy Thomas Nov. 14th
Dennis Hughes Nov. 15th
Gil Williams Nov. 17th
Karen Mason Anniv Nov.18
Danner Ferris November 20th
Clark Lambert Nov. 21st
Janett Zarecki Nov. 28th
R. Schwartzberg Ann.11-28th
Sherry Willamson Nov. 29th

Photo Contests

Canon Photography in the Parks contest Voting

100 Percent Pure Florida Photo Contest

Hope for a Healthy World Photo Contest

Nikon International Photo Contest
Canon Emerging Pro Contest

One Life Photo Contest

Tampa Bay Estuary Photo Contest


Florida Camera Club Council Member

The Nature of Photography

Dates: November 6-7, 2010
Place: Edison State College, Naples, FL

In keeping with the theme, "The Nature of Photography," the keynote speaker will be internationally recognized photographer and conservationist 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

Looking For Film Camera Equipment?

I have a list that someone sent me that has lots of camera equipment for sale
Call me if interested

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


The Photographers Resource Center

"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 November 4that 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 4 best images