Photography Newsletter September 1st 2008

One eye looks within, the other eye looks without. (Henri Cartier-Bresson)

Society Happenings for September 2008

September Meeting will be held
Thursday September 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Our next meeting is coming real soon make sure that you have your images of


Photoshop Help desk is open at 6:00 on Thursday before the meeting so if you have any questions you we can help you during that time. You may e-mail the photos to me by Wednesday evening. Please make sure that your file name has your name and the month at the beginning of each file.
Please submit up to three images

If you have gone on a field trip this year please submit up to 4 images from each trip that I can select for the web site.

Planning on 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

Canon 30D for sale
One of Our members has a like new 30D for sale with a 5 yr. warranty it was purchased in January of 07 and only used for about 800 shots. He will sell for $450.00
Contact Jim Swallow at 727-596-7822 if you are interested

Black and White Enlarger

Simmon Omega D2 variable condenser for 2" to 6 3/8" enlarging lenses.
Has a couple of lenses, timer, contrast filters, enlarger heads negative focusing guide, darkroom books and four negative holders of various sizes. I think the largest is 4" x 6" and the smallest 35mm. It's been mounted on a larger base and can swivel. Contact Jim for more details

  Photographic Art Society

Don Vista Cultural Arts Center Saint Pete Beach
"Digital Art" Thru August 30th

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
Opening reception on Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Members and Invited Guests.

Noel Smith of USF to talk Saturday, September 20, 1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Sponsor: Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP
Media Sponsor: Centro Mi Diario/

Check out there web site here

Polk Museum of Art

Karsh, Leonard, and Bagert: A Photographic Legacy
May 24 - September 7, 2008

If anyone would like to go on a field trip and car pool together just send me an e-mail. Jim

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 September 5th 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: 6:44am
Sunrise: 7:08am
Sunset: 7:51pm
Twi: 8:15pm
Moonrise: 8:50am
Moonset: 8:50pm
Photography Tips
Photoshop Tips
Web sites to inspire your photography
Member Site of the Week
Members in the News

Cheryl Anne received her Florida Degree of Photographic Craftsmen from the Florida Professional Photographers Association in August.

Frank Crommelin's image has been selected for a PSA brochure for the Individual Creative Competition for the PSA Conference in Portland

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
Jim Pizzulli September 8th
Donna Wilwohl September 10th
Cheryl Porter September11th
Alex Spassoff September 14th
Murray Diner September 17th
Jim Pizzulli's Anniversary September 20th
Jeff Morris' Anniversary September 20th
Charlie Buhrman September 21st
Mary Pat Mulligan September 25th
George Clinton September 26th
Mark Bellis September 29th
Erik Rosengren's Anniversary
Photo Contests
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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