• Advanced: Inspirational Images
    January 18, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Advanced: Concept to Presentation
    January 21, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Advanced Photography is not only a journey of light and lens, but also of heart and mind. If you are looking for an outlet to improve your photographic expression, to light your creative spark, and to let your imagination run free, then Advanced Photography is for you. Accept the invitation and see your photography take flight in CPA’s Advanced Photo classes.

Inspirational Images:  Edward Weston

Saturdays, 9-11am

Each year we chose an exceptional photographer to inspire us on our creative journey. As a group, we’ll discover how the artist’s work challenges us and changes how we envision, build and create images. Inspirational Images will challenge you to think differently about your pictures and take you to new and exciting places.

Jan 18               The Gift

Feb 29              Power and Peace

Mar 21              Leave of Grass

Apr 18               Time of Exposure

May 16              Still Life

Jun 27              Oceano

Jul 11                Looking at Death

Aug 08             A New Perspective

Sep 12              With Ansel

Oct 17              The Wolf

Nov 14             PCH

Dec 03              30th Annual Holiday Celebration

Inspirational Images 2020 is dedicated to the exploration of Edward Weston’s mastery of composition and the emotion of photography. Learn how to incorporate Edward’s visions and techniques into your photography. You will be challenged and rewarded, and you will see how your image quality and expressive value will increase.

Edward Weston: A Legacy is a book every photographer should have in their library. A worthy collection of the famous and significant Weston images and discussion of their power and importance.

The Project.  Concept to Presentation

Tuesdays, 7-9pm

THE PROJECT.  Concept to Presentation will inspire you to create a personal photo project.  Conceiving a theme, transforming an idea, creating the pictures and culminating in a finished presentation will build a new focus and purpose to your photography.  You will grow technically, develop your artistic voice and build a unique vision on this year-long journey.

Jan 21                 Concept to Presentation

Feb 25                 What’s my project?

Mar 17                 Trust the Process

Apr 14                 Own It!

May 12                Making Pictures

Jun 23                 Get Closer

Jul 14                  Stay on Target

Aug 11                 Image Review (Check, Adjust, Improve)

Sep 15                 Critical Editing

Oct 13                  The Final Touch

Nov 17                 Final Presentation

Dec 03                 30th Annual Holiday Celebration

Creating a photo project or a personal portfolio is a worthy challenge for any photographer. Concept to Presentation utilizes monthly interactive print presentations to inspire discussion of your creative photographic process. You will focus on your photographic technique and artistic process whilst simultaneously building a collection of your best works. You will grow through personal coaching, artistic development, and by the end you will have honed your unique expression in a nurturing group environment.

** Dates for both series subject to change with prior notice due to unforeseen travel and emergencies!

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Venue Phone: 310-375-7014

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23845 South Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, California, 90505, United States