Professional Photographers Of Orange County (PPOC) is committed to educating NEW, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS in all aspects of photography.
Our members learn from a variety of methods including the Coveted Image Competitions that determine the coveted Orange County Photographer of the Year, to Workshops, Safari's to first hand studio experience by working with some of the counties top studios.
If you want to learn how to attract clients willing to pay for your photographic work, work with clients that value and are happy (not just willing) to pay fair rates for your work. Even learn better technical skills we are the group for you!!
You can find more about us at http://PPOC.org or by attending one of our monthly meetings held at the Irvine Equinox Center just off of the 405 and McArthur.
An Evening with Matthew Jordan Smith!!
This is a FREE EVENT HOWEVER DUE TO SEATING CAPACITY PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://ppoc.org/event-3091833
Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer best known for his portraits of celebrities and actors. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Martha Stewart, Aretha Franklin and Samuel L. Jackson are just a few of the stars that he has worked with over the last three decades. He has shot numerous magazine covers, advertising campaigns, and editorial assignments around the world and his client list includes Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO, Showtime and more.
His love of photography stretches far beyond his commissioned work and has inspired several personal projects including three published books. Sepia Dreams, published by St. Martins Press, is a collection of striking photographs and wise words from fifty celebrities who speak candidly with Smith about the motivations and qualities they believe made and kept them successful. His second book, Lost and Found was sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation and endorsed by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It features moving portraits of families dealing with the loss of abducted, missing and exploited children. His third book, Future American President: 50 States, 100 Families, Infinite Dreams, features portraits of children from one hundred families and from every state in the union. Smith’s third book was created to inspire children to dream big knowing they have infinite possibilities. He is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Microsoft Icon of Imaging Award, The George Eastman Power of Image Award and the Vision Award.
Matthew has appeared multiple times on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model, and has been interviewed for In Style, Essence, Photo District News, Rangefinder, Zoom and Professional Photographer. In 2014, he was commissioned to photograph 75 movie directors, actors and artist in China and had a month long exhibit at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.