Upcoming APA-LA Events Photography Workshops
Understanding Fine Art Photography



The definition and understanding of what makes a photograph “art” is undoubtedly subjective and sometimes a bit confusing.

On Thursday April 17th, APA Los Angeles presents a panel discussion to help demystify and explain creating fine art photography.  We will hear the perspectives from gallery owner Rose Shoshana, educator Sune Woods (Cal Arts) as well as artist Brett Van Ort and Karen Sinsheimer (Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art).

Panel moderator Aline Smithson is a renowned photographer and teacher who is represented by galleries around the world. Aline founded the fine art photography blog LENSCRATCH.


What defines fine art photography? What is the difference between commercial and fine art? What kind of work finds its way onto gallery walls and into museum collections? Our panel will explore these and many other questions about the interesting world of fine art.


We are thrilled to be having this event at the prestigious ROSEGALLERY in Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
6pm- Networking and light meal
7pm- Presentation


2525 Michigan Ave G5
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Non member fee $30:


APA|EP member fee $15


Thank you to our generous sponsors:




Off the Clock 2014 Reception


APA LA is so excited to bring you our annual curated exhibition!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Helms Bakery Building
Washington Corridor
8723 Washington Blvd
Culver City 90232

Join us for a fun evening in the historic Helms Bakery building.  The 100 selected images by curator Britt Salvesen, will be on display for just one evening before moving to TBWA\Chiat\Day, Deutsch and Ignited  for two months each; exceptional exposure to creatives at three of the top agencies in the US!  Don't miss this ONE night chance to come by and see for yourself what the photography community is shooting when Off The Clock


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There is limited parking at the Washington lot and street parking available.


This reception is a featured event of:

Thank you to our generous sponsors:







Photographing the Future Presidents of America



May 13th 2014
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Apple Store | Third Street Promenade
1415 Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, CA 90401


 You can register for this event directly on the Apple Store, Third Street Promenade

website at www.apple.com/thirdstreetpromenade



Somewhere right now a child is dreaming of becoming the President of the United States.


Professional photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has embarked on a nationwide quest—one that has challenged children from all walks of life and from every state to reflect upon their future and the future of their country.  Smith accomplishes this feat by asking children a single question: What would you do if you were President of the United States of America? This question, along with the many answers and images it evokes, forms the heart of Smith’s newest book, Future American President.







APA LA Upcoming Events Schedule


April 17th Understanding Fine Art Photography
April 26th Off the Clock Exhibition 2014 Reception


May 13th APA@APPLE with Matthew Jordon Smith
May 17th On Set

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