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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: 7:40pm
Moonrise: 5:42pm
Moonset: 4:56am

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Photography Newsletter October 2009

Art is something that has real value. It deepens each person's respect for life. (Dana Levin)

October meeting is coming up and the theme for the October 1st meeting is
" Bridges ".

Join us Thursday the 3rd 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

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.


"Turn off Cell Phones Too"

Do you have an extra Nikon lens to loan?

One of our club members is going on a trip and would like to borrow a long zoom lens for a Nikon. If you are not using the lens and would like to loan it to them please bring it to the meeting. They are traveling up North for a vacation.

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

Best in Shot: David Mathre
First Place: Glen Desthers
Second Place: Joe Martin
Third Place: Kari Shepard


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"

Photoshop Tips

Fill text with images

Creating a gradient watermark

Simulating a tilt shift image using free software

Web sites to inspire your photography

Inside the photographers Studio

World Wide Photo Walk

Florida Professional Photographers Competition winners

Members in the News

Mark Zielinski received Honorable Mention from FCCC Tri Annual Competition

Jim Swallow received Honorable Mention from Suntan Art Center Exhibit

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

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.

Gallery C
Flash Back: Photos from the Tampa Bay Community

The Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

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.



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

Great programs coming up at

The Digital Technology Centre

New Location and New classes
check them out here

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
Mac McGlamery October 2nd
Mitch Miller October 7th
Rachel McGlamery October 9th
Mark Zielinski October 11th
Mary Pat Mullligan Anniv. Oct. 11th
Karen Mason October 12th
Kathleen Finnerty October 13th
Rick Stoop October 13th
Arthur Jurgensen Anniv. Oct. 13th
Bud Reinhart October 17th
Robin Smillie October 18th
Phyllis Jones October 19th
Glen Desthers Anniv Oct. 22nd
David Landers Anniv. Oct. 22nd
Gary E. Smith October 29th
Photo Contests

Sony World Photography Awards
accepting amateur and professional photos through December 4th

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

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.

Creative Tech Tips
Planet Photoshop
Photo Focus
The Strobist

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 October 1st at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 2 best images