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Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association

Who We Are

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The Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association is a group of dedicated photographers both amateur and professional that meets monthly to learn about photography and share images. Our members are from Santa Clarita and adjoining communities. Besides our monthly meetings the group takes field trips such as the Death Valley excursion, the Cambria excursion and participates in expositions at the Valencia Town Center and City Hall. Print and digital image competitions are held at least twice a year. The majority of our members are amateurs at all skill levels of photography however some members belong to the Professional Photographers of America, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and other organizations.Whether you are just starting out with your first camera or are a seasoned professional, SCVPA has much to offer.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:45pm until 9:00pm (or so.)

We meet at:
Sierra Hills Clubhouse
         28616 Kenroy Ave.
         Canyon Country, Ca. 91387
Guests are always welcome, come to a meeting and check us out!

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Member Gallery

2018 05 08 Monthly Meeting

May 8, 2018 Membership Meeting

The Theme for shooting in April was Ribbons, images submitted by Dwight Blemker, Dean Hall, Dusty Stiles, Jane Del Vecho, Cathy Gero and Kevin Karzin.
Kevin also submitted still-life images and Little League Red Sox grandson's game.

From the SCVPA Board

Where is the year going?  It's already May, which means it's time for our annual Spring Print competition.  For those of you who have not participated before, this is a great way to show off your best work, receive critiques from amazing judges, and then share the images during our reception and display of the images after the judging with the public.  The best part of the day is watching the judging, which is open to anyone who wishes to attend.  This is a great way to learn ways to make your images even better.  The images need to be submitted at our next general meeting Tuesday, May 8th and the actual judging will be Saturday, June 2nd starting at 9am.  We look forward to seeing your amazing entries.

Speaking of our next meeting, please join us as we welcome PPC Past President and West Coast School instructor Michael Collins on Tuesday, May 8th starting at 6:45pm.  Michael will be showing us the in’s and out’s of Photoshop Compositing.  And how easy it really is.  And if you have questions, Michael is always open to sharing and helping.


If you are looking for another great SCVPA photo trip, Dusty has setup a trip to the Trona Pinnacles to shoot the Milky Way on June 13-14.  The group will meet up for dinner, and then head out together to a location to photograph during the night.  See Dusty for additional details, as with a New Moon, this should be a great night of photography.


In April we had an amazing presentation on portfolios from Tim Meyer, and it was a very informative meeting, and if you ever have the chance to hear Tim Meyer speak, you need to make the time as he is a wonderful speaker with a wealth of information.


If you have any images you would like to share with the group, please forward the images to by 5pm Friday May 4th and we will be sure to share at the next meeting.


See you at our meeting on Tuesday, May 8th.........

Keep Shooting my Friends!

Details  and Announcements

2018 Spring Print Competition
Spring Print Competition, June 2nd

The judging will take place on Saturday June 2nd beginning at 9am and is open to all. Listening to the judges critique the images is a fabulous learning experience for Novice and Master photographer. A Reception will run from 1pm to 3pm.

Questions? click on the Contact Us tab and ask a board member.

Volunteers and Appetizers needed!
Please signup or let Cathy know if you'll be volunteering and/or bringing an appetizer.
2018 Spring Print Competition Volunteers

City of Santa Clarita 3rd Quarter Photo Contest

Submit your images of SCV in the following categories: Active, People, Community Life or your favorite view of SCV.  Check the City of Santa Clarita for examples, rules and entry information.

The top three photos will be chosen by a panel of judges.
Entry deadline June 30, 2018.
City of Santa Clarita Photo Contest

Art Walk
The Thursdays@Newhall event series will be hosting a FREE, self-guided Art Walk that will occur on August 9, 2018. The event will feature a photo meet in Old Town Newhall. Street photographers, models, and performers will come together for this special event. Local photographers are encouraged to come and collaborate, network, and share their love of photography.
Contact: Pablo Cevallos, Arts and Events, (661) 290-2255
SCV Community Calendar

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday June 8th.
May - Speed

(It'd be great if you included your name and image title in the file name, but not required.)

Photo Opportunities

Many local and regional photo opportunities are listed on the Event Calendar, highlighted in light brown. Upcoming SCVPA member activities are listed on the Event Calendar and in the Upcoming Activities section below.
The SCVPA Board requests that members sign up for field trips and workshops so preparations and communications will be accurate. Sign-ups are done by clicking on the registration button and then selecting the Sign-Up options.
If there are no registered participants by the Wednesday before the field trip or workshop, the event will be canceled.

Future Club Field Trips Photo Trips June 2017 to June 2018

Speaker Links

Additional links are posted on the "Useful Links" page.

Kevin Karzin, workshop document2018 01 Off Camera Flash

Michael Collins, Collins Photography

Dan Holmes, Dan Holmes Photo

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Spring Print Competition, June 2nd

Monthly Meeting, June 12th
Workshop: Kevin Karzin, Low Key Lighting
2018-2019 Board Installation

Fossil Falls & Trona Pinnacles Night Shoot, June 13th-14th

Disney Hall at night, June 16th


Monthly Meeting, July 10th
Guest Speaker: Dan Holmes, Topic: Lightroom Tips and Techniques

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

June 2, 2018 - Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit on May 8th at the Monthly Meeting
Photos within 1 year
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle & Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait
2018 Spring Print Competition
Rules and Entry Form

August 14th - Folio Competition
Members only
Submit at August 14th meeting between 6pm and 6:25pm


A “folio” is a collection of images that are unified around a theme. The theme is about something: a place, a person, a mood or feeling, or something else that ties the images together. Purely technical or descriptive themes like “My Best Black & White Images” are not permitted.
2018 Folio Competition Rules
and Entry Form

November 13th - Fall Digital Image Competition

Members only

Submit by November 5th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Digital Manipulation, Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up and Portrait

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