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

Bay Area
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Photography Newsletter October 2010

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. (Paul Cezanne)

October Meeting is in the 7th

October Theme is

"At The Edge".

Join us at 6:30 p.m.

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

Special Guest Presentation this month
Heath Fogelman

Puzzle Falls is an in-development iPad app that makes a highly-interactive game out of traditional virtual jigsaw puzzles. It also offers a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work as the puzzle images in the game.


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
Novembers theme will be "People Having Fun"

Photographic Art Society
Next Exhibit is going to be

" Into The Forest"

Winner Are
Award winners
David Mathre — Best of Show
Alex Spassoff — 1st Place
Francesca Anthony — 2nd Place
Sandy Thomas — 3rd Place
Sherry Williamson — H. Mention
Alex Spassoff — H. Mention
Bob Boice — H. Mention
David Mathre— Peoples Choice

Photography Tips

8 tips for party photos

Photo Contests in the Bay Area

If you need help printing your images and getting them ready give Jim a call

The 28th Annual Boyd Hill Contest

Entry Deadline is October 16th. You can check out there web site and download the forms below. You can also view the names of last years winners

City of Saint Petersburg Boyd Hill Park


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

Photoshop Elements Tips Web site

High Pass Softening

New techniques in fine art printing

Getting a Wacom Tablet

Photos to Inspire

Cell Phone Images by Pro's

Ultimate Creativity Contest Winners

Clyde Butcher Video

Plug-in Software

OnOne Software
use code PHSY for 15%
OnOne web site

Topaz Software

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

Florida Professional Photographers

the FPP Fall Seminar will be held on
Monday, October 4th 

at the Doubletree Hotel.  Tampa Westshore Airport
4500 West Cypress St Tampa, FL 33607

Registration includes lunch. (Lunch may not be available for at-the-door registrations)
$ 59.00 Seminar Registration for FPP Members.
$89.00.00 Seminar Registration for non-FPP Members
Program starts at 10:00 AM. FPP members receive One FED Point.

Morning Program: A Balanced Diet for your Studio
balanced diet to help it gain!

Afternoon Program: Strike a Pose



PhotoFusion Revolution Tour
is coming to Tampa November 1st

Detail about the seminar on the their web site

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


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

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

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

Mac McGlamery October 2nd
Mitch Miller October 7th
Rachel McGlamery Oct. 9th
Mark Zielinski Oct. 11th
Mary Pat Mulligan
Anniv. Oct 11th
Karen Mason October 12th
Kathy Finnerty October 13th
Rick Stoop October 13th
Bud Reinhart October 17th
Robin Smillie October 18th
Richard Logan October 18th
David Landers October 22nd
Pam and Glen Desthers Anniv
October 22nd
Gary E Smith October 29th
Carl Hahn October 30th

Photo Contests

Canon Photography in the Parks contest

100 Percent Pure Florida Photo Contest

Boyd Hill Nature Contest

Hope for a Healthy World Photo Contest

Nikon International 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 September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. 
Bring your 4 best images