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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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3.  Click the down arrow next to "Liked".
4.  Under notifications, click the "All On" selection.

Member Gallery

2017 Winter Digital Image Competition

February 7, 2017 Winter Digital Image Competition

President's Message

    Merry Christmas everyone! As we close the year 2016, I'd like to thank everyone for the awesome year we had as a club. The quality of work coming out of our members is so awesome; in three competitions (2 digital, 1 print) we had nearly 100 images that won Merit Awards! That is just outstanding. The Folio Competition was in a book form this year and I think that took the competition to a higher level. The work there was just as good as the other competitions. Great job everyone!

     I'd like to thank Cathy Driver for her work on the Holiday Party, one of the best we've had. We changed it up a little bit this year. Glen, Mel and I cooked the main courses and everyone pitched in with the sides and deserts. We set up a photo booth and got some pretty fun pictures. Everyone seemed to have a good time.

     We've settled in to our new home, and we're set to be there for at least another year. It's nice having a place with plenty of room for everyone. I am going to try to incorporate more workshops during club meetings. This will begin in April or May as we have the first 3 months of the year already planned with speakers and the Winter Digital Image Competition in February. Speaking of which, we've moved our February meeting up 1 week. It will take place on February 7, 2017. Which means the deadline for the DIC is now Monday January 30, 2017. So get your entries ready, it will be here before you know it. 

     Please join me in thanking the board for all the work they do to make this the best club it can be. They have made my responsibilities easier for which I am truly grateful. Cathy Gero, Mel Carll, Garry Tice, Dusty Stiles, Milt Carlson, Eleanor Gray, Jane Del Vecho and Jeff Barlow, you guys ROCK! Thank you so much!

     In the coming year I'd like to see the club grow. If you know of anyone who is interested in photography, have them join us for a meeting or two. Show them our website and Facebook page. If everyone would reach out to new people and get them excited about our club, we can really grow. I hope to do more teaching, whether it be about equipment, techniques, Lightroom or just basic photography for the beginner, I'd like to take the club in that direction. If any of you have any suggestions please drop me an email or call anytime.

     In closing I hope everyone has a great Christmas, being with family and friends or whoever you choose to spend it with. I hope the New Year is good for everyone and I am looking forward to the things we can do in the coming year.

     Keep Shooting,



Details and Announcements

2017 Spring Print Competition

2017 Winter Digital Competition

Congratulations to all who entered the Winter DIC, fabulous images!
Special congratulations to all photographers that received Merit scores! Out of 33 entries, 22 images received Merit scores.
Thank you to our Judges: Mel Carll, Ted Dayton and Robert Mance.
Best in Show Nicole Wilde for Family Cruise
Judge's Choice
   - Denise Jensen for From Under the Mushroom
   - Dwight Blemker for Noah's Excellent Adventure
   - Garry Tice for Chasing Zeros
Check out the complete list on the Competition Tab.

2017 Winter DIC Results

2017 Winter DIC Images

Carrizo Plain Field Trip
The wildflowers are coming!
The field trip to the beautiful Carrizo Plain is planned for March 18th and is about a 3 hour drive. It is very important that you register early as we will be carpooling.

Register Now

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure you email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday March 10th.
January - Window
February - Road/Street

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.

Nature Photographer - Rob Sheppard

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Joshua Tree National Park, Feb 24th to 26th
Overnight in a glorious park, fabulous night shooting

Monthly Meeting, Mar 14th

Guest speaker: Rob Sheppard, Nature Photographer

Corrizo Plains Nat'l Monument, March 18th
Day trip to one of the most beautiful grasslands.

Monthly Meeting, April 11th

Huntington Gardens, April 15th

Red Rock Canyon, April 21st to 23rd

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

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

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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