• Artists' Reception-FREE!
    July 5, 2016
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Pro Talk
    July 5, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Tuesdays


New Exhibits – Great Community – Inspiring Speakers

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month to see three new exhibits 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. See who we’ve had in the past on our Visiting Artists Page.

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


Ray Vidal

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

Pro Gallery: Ray Vidal

Group Exhibitthe CPA Volunteers

Student of the Month: Charles Greenwood

Pro Talk 7:00-9:00pm

Ray Vidal

Ray Vidal’s passion for sports photography originated in his love of competitive sports. In high school, Ray devoted as much of his time to athletic activities as he did to his studies, participating in his school’s football, baseball, basketball, as well as wrestling teams.

After graduating, it dawned on Ray that he wanted to go on participating in sports, but rather than continue being an athlete himself, he wanted to capture the great moments in sports and to see the action from the other side of the lens. Through community college, Ray started working for the Beach Reporter, the Student Sports, and the Easy Reader Torrance newspapers as a sports event photographer. Before long, he was asked to take his skills to the beach and take shots of sand volleyball, swimming, surfing, and other water sports. He loved the opportunity to not only take advantage of spending time on our beautiful coastline but also to explore new avenues of sports photography and learn new strategies for capturing the best image at the most critical moment. Sports photography is all about patience and speed, after all.

When he isn’t outdoors, capturing athletic victories, Ray works his magic at The Lab at Paul’s Photo, taking care of other photographers’ prints and helping them share their art with the world.

Artist’s Reception – Free
Pro Talk – $20

Upcoming Speakers:
To be Announced

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Student Reviews:

I have been enjoying First Tuesday at Paul’s Photo for over a year. Each photographer has been inspiring, informative and entertaining. I use to go to Annenberg, which is also excellent, but nice to have this caliber of professionals so close to the South Bay. I feel like my mind is racing with ideas to try after each session. -Kathy C.

I consider First Tuesdays a special treat – one I look forward to every month. Not only do I get to experience the gallery shows earlier, I get to hear a pro talk about their work. The speakers talk about their passion, how they found it, how they keep it alive and their process of how developed their style of photographing. Though I may not be interested in a particular style, I come because every month I walk away with a new piece of information, a view point that has awakened my own style, or am reminded what drives me to continue to go out as much as I can to photograph. You just never know what gem you’ll walk away with. -Joy D.

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