• Artist's Reception
    February 2, 2016
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Open Critique Participant (Includes Pro Talk)
    February 2, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Pro Talk: Matthew Jordan Smith
    February 2, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

First Tuesdays


New Exhibits – Great Community – Inspiring Speakers

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month to see new exhibits, engage in live critique and hear from an inspirational professional photographer. View new work in the group show, the pro gallery and from our student of the month. Join your community for an evening focused on the exchange of creative ideas and fellowship.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Matthew Jordan Smith

Celebrity Portraitist and Fashion Photographer


Artists’ Reception: Doors are Open 5:30-7:00pm

Pro Gallery: Matthew Jordan Smith

Group Exhibit: Capturing California’s Coast

Photographs from the Creative Photo Academy’s Monterey Landscape Adventure

Student of the Month: Bonnie Stoeppelman

Open Critique: 7:00-7:30pm

Learn how people interact with your work and receive tailored advice for improving your photographic vision. Instructions for your presentation will be available after enrollment.

Pro Talk: 7:30-9:00pm

Come meet Matthew Jordan Smith, a local, South Bay, photographer who has captured some of the most famous people in the world, including the President of Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, and Carlos Slim. Best known for  his portraits of celebrities, actors, and models, his client list includes: celebrities such as Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, Jeff Goldblum, as well as corporations such as Olay, Pantene, and HBO.

Matthew has taught at the prestigious School of Visual Arts and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico. He hosts the photography podcast, Master Your Lens, available on iTunes. Throughout his photographic career, he has received numerous honors and awards, including the Vision Award and the Power of Image Award.

Matthew is currently working on a project in Asia. His presentation will include his portraits ‘of the moment‘ within the confluence of time. 

Artist’s Reception/Open Critique Observer – Free
Open Critique Participant + Pro Talk – $49 (to join sign up at our Open Critique Page)
Pro Talk – $20

*Upcoming Speakers:  Please Join Us on March 1st with David Honl, and on April 5th with George Vago. Future speakers will be announced here, so check back with us.

By purchasing this class, you agree to the terms of the cancellation policy.
Register online here, download our flyer, sign up in store or over the phone (310-375-7014).



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