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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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1.  Go to Facebook SCVPA page.
2.  Make sure you have "liked" the page.
3.  Click the down arrow next to "Liked".
4.  Under notifications, click the "All On" selection.

Member Gallery

2017 April 11th Meeting

April 11th Meeting
Member submitted images for viewing:
Theme of the Month (Faces), prior month Field Trip (Carrizo Plain), Featured Photographer Ron Poole plus images from Ron Gowin's trip, Dean Hall, Poppies and the LA Co Airshow.

President's Message

    What a beautiful day! Spring is definitely upon us. The hills are so green! I think this will be a great spring for photography, the flowers should be amazing. We are going to have to keep an eye out for the poppy fields in Lancaster and get up there when they are in bloom. My daughter sent me some photos from the almond orchards near Bakersfield and they are totally in bloom and just beautiful.

     I want to say congratulations to all the winners of last month's digital image competition. We had a small turnout but the images were fantastic!! Nicole Wilde won "Best of Show" with a fantastic image! I think the images in the digital manipulation, freestyle and fine art category were some of the best I've seen! I really mean that, too! We've had some great images in that category over the years but I think this bunch was the best. 

     This month we return to our normal meeting time and day, Tuesday March 14th at 6:45 pm. Nature photographer, author and videographer Rob Sheppard will be our guest speaker. Rob has written many books and articles about photography and nature, he was the editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine for several years but his current work is mostly with nature and connecting people to nature through photography and writing. I believe his presentation is going to be about "Night Life - the Amazing Bat"

     Also this month there is a day trip to Carrizo Plain on March 18th. Please sign up early as the plan is to carpool and we'd like to set that up soon. The last couple of month's "themes" have been - Window for January and Road/Street for February. The theme for March is "Face" (not necessarily human). The LA County Air Show is this month, March 24-26 - great photo opportunities from anywhere at the air field. The show is at Fox Field in Lancaster, it's about a 45 minute drive from the SCV. If you've never been, you have to go!

     I'd like to put together a "Single flash Portrait" workshop in the near future. I need to know how many of you would like to attend so I can make arrangements to do the class. Please either email me or sign up at the next meeting and we'll go from there. 

     Coming up in April we will take board of director nominations for the upcoming year. The new board takes over in June so we will have our election at our May meeting. It has been a great three years as the president of the club but I feel it is time to step down. So, I will not be running for re-election. The members of the board have been great, I hope they will continue to stay on board. If you've ever thought of running, please do so now. It is vital to the club to have a board to right the ship. It's really not that hard and I will help out anyway I can. 

     I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks. Lets all get out there and photograph this beautiful valley, the hills aren't this colorful all the time and before we know it, they will be their normal brown.

     Keep Shooting,



Details and Announcements

Board Elections for 2017-2018
Elections for the SCVPA Board 2017-2018 will be held during our May meeting.

2017 Spring Print Competition
2017 Spring Print Competition

Remember to signup, as a volunteer and/or to bring an appetizer to the Reception. Volunteer Now

2017 Antelope Valley Fair Photography Exhibit
Regular registration is now open and will close on Saturday, July 8th
- $3 fee per entry
- register
 entries online
- Print and Digital
- 7/25 workshop: Help you mount your Prints Workshop

AV Fair Photography Exhibit
2017 AV Fair Photography Rules

Worldwide Pinhole Day
April 30, 2017

Worldwide Pinhole Photography
Day was established to
celebrate the joy of simple
creativity using the medium of
lensless photography. It
shows that, from a device as
simple as a cardboard box with
a tiny hole, you can create
inspiring images.
On April 30th, after taking your
pinhole image, upload it to the
Worldwide Pinhole website.

If you are not familiar with
pinhole photography, visit the
gallery on the
Worldwide Pinhole
Photography website

Note: this is not a photo
There are no good or bad
Every pinhole photograph is unique.

How to Make a Pinhole Camera

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure you email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday May 5th.
April - Weight

View upcoming Themes  Theme of the Month

Photo Opportunities

Many local and regional photo opportunities are listed on the Event Calendar, highlighted in light brown. Upcoming SCVPA member activities are listed here and on the Event Calendar.
The SCVPA Board is requesting that members & guests sign up for field trips and workshops so we can prepare for the correct number of participants. 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.
View future Club Field Trips June 2016 to May 2017

Speaker Blog Links

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

Macro Photography - Jonathan Willner
National Geographic Profile

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Monthly Meeting, May 9th

2017/2018 SCVPA Board Elections
Guest Speaker:
Jonathan Willner,
Macro Photography

2017 Spring Print Competition, May 13th

Monthly Meeting, June 13th

Guest Speaker: John McGann, Editor Car Craft Magazine

Topic: Car Photography

Ventura Pier Sunset/Main Street, June 17th

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

May 13th
- Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit by May 1st or 2nd, 5pm
Please note fee changes

Photos within 1 year
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle & Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait

2017 Spring Print
Competition Rules and
Entry Form

Volunteering Opportunities

August 8, 2017 - Portfolio Competition
Members only
Submit at August 8th meeting between 6pm and 6:30pm


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.

November 14, 2017 - Fall Digital Image Competition
Members only

Submit by November 6th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories:Animals, Architectural, Landscape, Nature and Photojournalism.

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Please download and read the brief user's manual on the Documents page to help you manage your membership record. Our new website allows you to update your personal data including addresses, phone numbers, e-mail and personal website. It also allows you to specify which of your data is displayed on the Finding A Photographer Membership Directory page. Download  Member's User Manual here.