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

Bay Area
Sunrise & Sunset times   

Twi: 6:45am
Sunrise: 7:09am
Sunset: 7:52pm
Twi: 8:15pm
Moonrise: 6:09pm
Moonset: 4:22am

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Photography Newsletter September 2009

A line is a dot that went for a walk. (Paul Klee)


September meeting is coming up and the theme for the September 3rd meeting is
" Lined Up ".

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"

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

Thursday September 17th, 2009
from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Refreshments will be provided by the Greek Acropolis Taverna
Wine & Beverages provided by
Owner of Summit Building Jake Fisher

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

Fixing Blemishes is LR2

Simple Image Fixing in LR

5 Secrets to the Crop Tool

Correcting Flesh Tones with Selective Color

Adobe TV

Web sites to inspire your photography

Digital Photo Pro Contest Winners

World Wide Photo Walk

Members in the News

Bob Ferris has
a new web site

Photoshop & Photography Training

New Classes
I am 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

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

9th Annual Members' Show

August 2 through September 5, 2009

Opening reception is Sunday August 2nd 5-7 p.m.

The Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Developing the Collection: Recent Acquisitions of Photography
April 11–September 6, 2009

The Museum celebrates its ever growing photography collection with an exhibition of nearly 50 images. Highlights include: nineteenth-century works from Knud Knudsen, Eadweard Muybridge, and Clarence White; Twentieth-century works from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lucien Clergue, Lee Miller, and Burk Uzzle; and contemporary works from David Armstrong, Andres Serrano, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Wegman.

Photography Education

Will Crockett
Shoot Smarter Seminar Details

August 30th in Tampa only $39.00

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

The Art Center has lots of great Classes coming soon
Check them out here

Master Series web page

Great programs coming up at

The Digital Technology Centre

New Location and New classes
check them out here

The Rostik Group Digital Photography Training

Classes in all types of digital photography located in Tampa on Hillsborough Ave

Web Site

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
Jim Pizzulli September 8th
Dave Exterkamp Sept. 9th
Donna Wilwohl Sept. 10th
Tanya Cardinali Sept. 10th
Cheryl Porter Sept. 11th
John Sagert Anniv.–11th
Alex Spassoff Sept. 14th
Murray Diner Sept. 17th
Jim Pizzulli Aniv.–20th
Sonia M. Smith Sept.21st
Charlie Buhrman Sept 21st
Mary Pat Mulligan– 25th
George Clinton Sept. 26th
Mark Bellis Sept. 29th

Photo Contests

Ultimate Creative Contest Entries
National Geographic Traveler Magazine
Sony World Photography Awards
American Photo Images of the Year
Ding Darling Photo Contest
Photography in the Parks Contest
Art of Photography Contest

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 

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.

Rick Sammon's Blog

Weekly Photography Tips

Annie Liebovitz You Tube Video's

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