JAN 13, 2019                       Volume XXVI No 62                  by Nick Muskovac

GREETINGS: Central Florida Chapter Members,


Fellow Florida Central Chapter members,


The Central Florida Chapter of PSA will be having it’s third photo shoot of the 2018-19 physical year The outing will take place on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  This 1267 acre area holds perhaps 95% of Florida’s diverse wildlife. Many species of wading birds, alligators, wild hogs, Bob Cats, White tailed Deer, Osceola Turkeys, Bald Eagles and Osprey.

Dave Hutchinson and I will be your guides along our three mile walk. The terrain is flat and a few benches are provided for those who need a rest or want to spend a few stationary minutes taking in some of the beautiful and restful views. You should have comfortable walking shoes, Sun Tan lotion and water. Needed equipment, an SLR body and lens that can reach out to 3 to 400 millimeters and a wide angle lens for scapes. Some folks bring a tripod or mono-pod to insure sharp image results.

The Circle B Bar Reserve is located at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33803. The group will meet at 7 AM in the Reserve parking lot by the Port A Potty’s. Some of the members will be ride sharing for those of you that don’t want to drive. The location of the pickup spot to be announced. We will gather for lunch about 11:30 AM in Lakeland, restaurant to be announced. If there are any questions, I can be reached at 727-517-7576 or psaerik@hotmail.com.

Until then, good shooting,

Erik Rosengren, FPSA, PPSA

Co-Chair-Florida Central Chapter of PSA Photo Shoot Coordinator 

Our last Central Chapter shoot of the 2018-2019 season will be on Friday, April 5th. Most of us will meet in the parking lot of the Candle Suites Motel located at 13231 49th St. N., corner of Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater, Florida, at 5:45 AM. Our drive to Lake Apopka Wildlife Dr will be about 1 hr. 45 min from our meeting place. The Park opens at Sunrise, about 7:20 AM. If you want to drive there without stopping at our meeting place, put the above address in your GPS. I will stay at the entrance to the park until 7:30 in case anyone needs help finding the destination, then precede in. There is no admission fee. For those who have questions, contact Erik Rosengren. My home number is 727-517-7576 and Cell 727-409-3610. Your other guide is Dave Hutchinson, home number is 727-766-6711, cell 727-420-0592. For bird lovers, you will have a good time as this area has about 90% of the wading birds that live or migrate here and of coarse many Alligators as well. I would suggest a minimum of 300 mm lens. Most of the locals shoot 100-400 mm to 600 mm lenses. You will travel by car on an 11 mile, one way wildlife Rd. It could take 2-3hrs to reach roads end as there is usually a lot to shoot. We will have lunch about 11:45, restaurant to be announced. For those of you that would enjoy an afternoon, early evening wildlife shoot as well, we will after lunch proceed to Gatorland, located at 14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Fl. If help is needed with directions call them at 407-855-5496. Upon arrival, go through the main gate, Seniors $24.99 and adults 29.99. Most of the group will arrive about 2:30 and we can photograph until Sunset, hour and a half after the park closes. Should be a good time for all, meeting new friends, good shooting and fine dining.


Erik Rosengren, FPSA, PPSA and Dave Hutchinson



Dues are now due so please be sure to send your $8 check for dues for the 2018/2019 year made out the the PSA to Rosalie Mahoney, 4305 Enfield Ct., Palm Harbor, FL  34685 to continue your membership in your local PSA Chapter.  I thank you in advance for sending in your payment promptly.

Ann Browne
Membership for the
PSA Central Florida Chapter
email: psa_centflchap@ymail.com



Our Chapter Showcase has been submitted to PSA for judging.

Shown here is a self running slide show: showing our 12 images submitted:

The judging will take place at the PSA Conference in Salt Lake City this year.


Nick Muskovac



To the Florida Central Chapter members,

It is important for our chapter to grow. Two things need to happen, new blood in the Chapter, ,interesting photo outings and programs. To accomplish that total goal we arranged a diverse shoot to be completed over a ten day period. Twelve PSA members participated, including five guests. The participants chose to shoot the venues that interested them. Some shot for two or three days others for six days, Lynn Thompson and I did the whole ten days. This gathering was responsible for two new members, Elena McTighe, FPSA and Lynn Thompson, FPSA. The group met new friends, discussed photo tips and enjoyed many good meals together and many photographed areas seen for the first time. From the initial input this experience was enjoyed by all.
Respectfully submitted,

Erik Rosengren, FPSA, PPSA





As a Chapter member, you can now have a personal gallery on the PSA website that is linked to our Chapterís main page.

To create a gallery, you are asked to furnish three things; a portrait of yourself, a biography of approximately 250 words (donít be modest) and six images.  The portrait and images should be sized at a maximum 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.  These items will be used to create your gallery page.  These pages should be kept fresh by changing photos every three months.

Setting up the galleries is easy.  Go to: www.psa-photo.org/member-galleries/get-chapter-member-entry.php     Once there, you can upload your images and type your biography.

The system to do this is already in place and galleries can be set up now.  Please allow two days for the galleries to be posted from the time that they are submitted.

Jim Mahoney, APSA, EPSA


Our page on the PSA website now includes a Bulletin Board.  We can now post Chapter events and events of interest to our members.  If you have information that you want posted, please email  Jim Mahoney at:  jimpmahoney@hotmail.com

Jim Mahoney, APSA, EPSA


At any time you wish, you can see Photos from previous Chapter Photo Shoots by clicking on a button below:





2018 Button
2018 Gatorland button






Nick Muskovac, FPSA, MPSA, Chapter Webmaster

EMAIL: nmuskovac@gmail.com