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Fotobug - Episode 77 - Jim Swallow

May 5th, 2013

Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 77.  Fred and Jim visit professional photographer Jim Swallow in his studio in St. Petersburg.  Jim is not only a well-known portrait and wedding photorapher in the area, he is also the founder of the St. Petersburg Photographic Arts Society.  Jim discusses the difficulty in becoming and remaining a professional portrait and or wedding photographer in the new digital world.  He concludes that this type of professional photography is no longer a viable career choice.  We have posted an extended version of this conversation on our new website at in which Jim gives one notable exception.

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In June, Jim will be conducting a workshop in Louisville, Ky on lightpainting.  Check with for information to attend this workshop on Saturday, June 15.

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