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NOV. 11, 2014                                                  Volume XXVI No.35                             by Nick Muskovac   

GREETINGS: Central Florida Chapter Members,

CHAPTER NEWS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON:

 

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Our first Chapter meeting of the 1014 – 2015 year will be held on Saturday, November 15.
We will photograph murals in the morning and meet after lunch for two outstanding programs.
Let’s plan to meet on Saturday morning, November 15 at 9:15 at 627 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.  We will meet under the horse in front of Dazzio  Art Experience.  We will then walk to the alley north of Central Avenue, between 6th  and 7thstreets that has been transformed into a gallery of incredible street art.  The talent on display is varied, colorful and absolutely stunning.  This will be our chance to create our photographic interpretations of these unique murals that are strategically placed among parked automobiles, dumpsters and assorted litter.  Bring your tripods and lenses that extend from wide angle to telephoto.  This will be an excellent opportunity to experiment taking High Dynamic Range photos.  This will be a fun shoot
We will then meet for lunch at 11:45 at Applebee’ at 2901 66th St. N, St. Petersburg 33710.  Applebee’s is approximately 7 miles (15 minutes) from the Central Avenue murals.
Our meeting will convene at 1:30 at the West St. Petersburg Community Library at St. Petersburg College / Gibbs Campus located at 6700 8th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, 33710.  The library is located just down the street from Applebee’s.  We will view the 2014 PSA Chapters Showcase that was produced by Irene and Bill Kramer.  Irene and Bill will then present one of their own fantastic programs to us.
If you need to contact me, I have a new cell number.  It is (727) 507-1919
Regards,
Jim Mahoney, APSA, EPSA

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Also, please be sure to send your $8 check for dues for the 2014/2015 year made out to the PSA to Rosalie Mahoney, 4305 Enfield Ct. Palm Harbor, FL  34685. You can also pay your dues at the November 15 meeting.  Please let Jim know that you will be attending so that we can be looking for you before we start our walk.  Nick and I were looking forward to seeing everyone, but we will be on a cruise that departs on November 15.  We hope everyone had a great summer and we look forward to catching up with everyone in January.

Have a great shoot and day,
Ann Browne
Membership for the 
PSA Central Florida Chapter
email: psa_centflchap@ymail.com

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ADDITIONAL CHAPTER NEWS ABOUT FUTURE PROGRAMS:


Wednesday evening, January 21 through Friday, January 23, 2015.  Photo shoot and dinner meetings at Everglades National Park.
Friday, April 24 – Early morning photo shoot at Gatorland, Kissimmee, FL followed by luncheon meeting.
More details to follow.
Please plan to join your fellow Chapter members for these outstanding photo opportunities.

Jim Mahoney, Chairman

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

To create a gallery, you are asked to furnish three things; a portrait of yourself, a biography of approximately 250 words (don’t 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, Chairman

 

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CHAPTER OUTING FOR APRIL, 2014

Chapter Images from Gatorland

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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, Chairman

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The members images from the 2014 Brooksville Raid photo shoot have been posted.  see the link below
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2014 CHAPTERS SHOWCASE

The 2014 Central Florida Chapter Showcase images have been selected:

Here they are:

showcase images

SEE THE FINE ARTICLE BY BILL KRAMER IN THE SEPTEMBER PSA JOURNAL
TO SEE ALL THE WINNERS IN THE 2014 CHAPTER SHOWCASE.

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SOME CHAPTER NEWS:

 

Yours truly, and Chapter Webmaster has written a book.

Title: “PIXEL MAGIC”   122 pages, 8x10 inch Soft Cover, $29.00 list price.

How to make creative Electronic Images on the computer.

Available for sale on Amazon.com

Keywords: Muskovac

                   Pixel Magic

Owners of the book will have access to over 50 selected images used in the book, for their own personal use.  Images are on a white screen background for easy extraction to an alpha channel.

Images will be available on the Author’s website at a designated URL, shown in the book.

If you purchase the book, I would appreciate if you would give the book a review on the Amazon.com web site.

Nick Muskovac

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CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE 2014 GATORLAND PICTURES TAKEN BY OUR CHAPTER MEMBERS

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE 2014 BROOKSVILLE RAID PICTURES TAKEN BY OUR CHAPTER MEMBERS

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE 2013 FANTASY FLIGHT PICTURES TAKEN BY OUR CHAPTER MEMBERS

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Nick Muskovac, Chapter Webmaster

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