Photography Newsletter September 29th 2008

First trust your eyes... then check by rules. Many times something else is happening, and the rules will not apply. (Sergei Bongart)

Society Happenings for October 2008

October Meeting will be held
Thursday October 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Monthly theme is "Water"
Email your images by Wednesday evening.

New Exhibit at Summit Executive Center Building

Our new exhibit space is ready and our next exhibit will be on " Entry Ways".

Opening reception
Thursday October 9th 6-8 p.m.
Building is located at 13575 58th Street North

Field Trip Saturday October 4th

Our next field trip will be to Boyd Hill Nature Park in Saint Petersburg. It is time to get ready for the photo contest. The park now opens at 7:am so we are going to be there ready to go at 7. The Deadline for the contest is October 12th.
You can get the contest form here

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

Planning on attending a Photographic workshop in 2009

Two local photographers and members of the Society lead International photography tours next year

Robin Smillie with Rainbow Photo Tours
Jim Caldwell

we have several other members that lead workshops and will add to the list in the next e-mail

Protect your rights as a photographer

Our rights as photographers is in jeopardy as legislation is coming that would allow people to reproduce your work without you if they can't find you. If you would like to contact your congressman to oppose this, the links are on the site
If you would like lots of information and would like get involved check out the web site here.

Photoshop Help Desk
Monday and Wednesday's

Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Digital Photography Classes -Wednesday's-

Elements classes on Monday 7-9 p.m.
Photoshop & Lightroom Wednesday 7-9 p.m.

I am going to be starting up the summer classes again. We will be meeting on Wednesday evenings each week for classes on a variety of subjects.
Each week we will cover a new topic. It is fun and education in a small group environment. Classes will be $40.00 per week and classes are 7 to 9
Photographic Art society members get a discount price of $35.00 to register please call Jim at 727-596-7822

10x 10 Art Show tent for sale
One of our club members has an outdoor Art Show tent for sale including indoor/outdoor Carpet for a great presentation. Tent has not been used.
Contact Jim for details.

  Photographic Art Society

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

Ansel Adams and the American West
Through Nov. 30th

Ansel Adams and the American West celebrates the American master Ansel Adams (1902-1984) and his contributions to the progress of photography as an art form. It also honors his activities that helped to preserve the beauty of the American landscape and our national parks. Thirty of the nearly 60 photographs are by Adams, including several large-scale images.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

GRACIELA ITURBIDE: The Spirits of the Earth    Exhibition

Galleries A and B: Thursday, September 18 through November 8, 2008
Gallery C: "Just Suppose: Works of Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor

Check out there web site here

Hillsboro Community College Exhibit
Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor

"Just Suppose: the Images of Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor" Call the Ybor Campus art gallery at (813) 274-7674 for details.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.  The H.C.C. show runs through October 24th.

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting a portion of "Just Suppose: the Images of Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor" in Gallery C from September 18th through October 24th.

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

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 October 2nd at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your 3 best images 

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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:59am
Sunrise: 7:22am
Sunset: 7:16pm
Twi: 7:39pm
Moonrise: 9:30am
Moonset: 8:26pm
Photography Tips
Photoshop Tips
Web sites to inspire your photography
Member Site of the Week
Members in the News

John Schakel appears in the movie "Ghost of Ybor)-Charlie Wall". A photo of John appeared in the St. Pete Times on Sunday the 7th.There will be a showing of the "Ghost of Ybor - Charlie Wall" at the Cuban Club on Sept 26, in Ybor. For more info call 813-241-6900 or visit

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
Mark Zielinski October 11th
Karen Mason October 12th
Kathleen Finnerty October 13th
Rick Stoop October 13th
Bud Reinhart October 17th
Robin Smillie October 18th
Phyllis Jones October 19th
Glen & Pam Desthers Anniv. October22nd
Photo Contests
Outdoor Photography top 100 finalists

Boyd Hill Nature Photo Contest Form

There is an upcoming juried photography show, sponsored by the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, that you can enter online (scroll down to find the contest info). The theme is Negative Space and the deadline for entries is October 14th. Check them out here

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
Cool Kaleidoscope Program

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

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