Photography Newsletter September 4th 2007

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus"

Society Happenings for September 2007

September Meeting this Thursday the 6th at 6:30 at Autoway Ford.

Topic of the month is "Mother Earth" Bring in your best 3 interpretations of Mother Earth or you can email them by Wednesday evening. If anyone would like to bring treats in this month please send us an email and let us know.

September Photo safari this Saturday the 8th at our studio following the photo lecture at the Art Center. We will be creating still life shots in the studio. Please let us know if you are coming .We will start at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Photo Lecture 10 a.m. Saturday the 8th

Steven Gregory, Tampa Photographer Laureate 2006

Steven S. Gregory’s latest Photographic work came to fruition with the joining of two entities...inspiration and technology. Utilizing the constantly improving digital technology to look beyond what is seen. Working early in the morning and just before sunset he searches for shifting light and its transforming effect on textures, shadows, and colors.

At the Arts Center
719 Central Ave, St Petersburg
free and open to the public!

New Exhibit for the Don Vista Cultural Arts Center
Please submit your images for the exhibit as soon as possible. Frame day for the exhibit will be Saurday the 29th of September.

"Photoshop Nights" Wednesday September 5th

Our next class will be "a Q& A if you got a problem we will help "

Elements users can come to as much of what will be covered is great for both programs. We will discuss ways you can present your images to better enhance the mood and feeling you are trying to portray.

The cost is $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non members. Please RSVP by sending me an e-mail.

  Photographic Art Society

Don Vista Cultural Arts Center Saint Pete Beach

"Old Florida" Thru September 30th

Some of the Images from the exhibit are on our site now. Click on the Photo Exhibits page on left to go directly to our web page about additional exhibits

Tampa Museum of Art

2006 Photographer Laureate "The Big Picture Project"

Bay Area Photographer Steven Gregory was selected as the 2006 The Big Picture Photographer Laureate Program recipient. Steven exhibit will be opening on July 27th from 6-9 pm and will be on display at the museum until October 7th. the Museum is Located on Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa

St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Herb Snitzer: Celebrating 50 Years in Photography
July 20th through September 11th
The Museum honors the American photographer Herb Snitzer in his 50th year of making photographs. This installation of 12 select photographs strongly suggests the scope of his lengthy and varied career. Opening Reception is July 19th

The Art Center Sarasota

September 11th- October 27th

Jayanti Seiler’s large format Polaroid’s are inspired by film noir and contrast the grace, delicacy, and power present in the human form.  Seiler is a professional photographer and visual arts instructor. Her fine art photography has been published and exhibited throughout the country.  In 2000 Seiler was commissioned for a digital photography project at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC and she was the film still photographer on HBO’s the feature-length film “The Blue Diner.”

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Looking to improve your digital imaging skills?

Are you frustrated with your photography?
Do you want to spend less time in front of the computer?

Jim is available for private lessons on photography, digital imaging, file management, work flow and much more.
Call Jim today to schedule a time to improve your skills
727-596-7822 available 7 days a week day or evening classes

Get Into the Art and attend classes we are blessed to have some of the best facilities in the state for photo education
Check out our web page for all the latest Classes

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

Great programs coming up at
The Digital Technology Centre

September 13th Wacom tablet workshop
September 13th Lightroom Workshop

September 14th CS3 for photographers
Plus many more

New Location and New classes
check them out 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 August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your 3 best images 

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

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Sunrise: 7:09am
Sunset: 7:48pm
Twi: 8:12pm
Moonrise: 12:14am
Moonset: 2:59pm
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Web sites to inspire your photography
Member Site of the Week
Members in the News
Cheryl Day received enough merits at the state competition to recieve her Florida Master photographers degree next year.
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
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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 Tuesday Sept 4th
Brandon Photo Club Tuesday Sept 4th
Club Members Birthday and Anniversaries
James Pizzulli September 8th
Donna Wilwohl September 10th
Cheryl Porter September 11th
Murray Diner September 17th
Photo Contests
Boyd Hill Annual Contest

PDF forms here PG 1 PG2

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
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