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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 07 10 Monthly Meeting

July 10, 2018 Membership Meeting

The Theme for shooting in June was Wood, images submitted by Cathy Gero, Chris Hoefflin, Robert Schwemmer, and Dusty Stiles.
Kevin Karzin shared some still life images and Dusty Stiles shared some images from his recent trip to Monterrey Aquarium.
Chris Hoefflin, Jim Mahon-Soto and Geoff Glen shared their images from the Trona trip.

From the SCVPA Board

Congratulations to  our Annual Folio Competition winner - Henri Lajer! Great job Henir!

Ilford, T-Max, Plus-X, Tri-X, Kentmere, CineStill BwXX, Arista are some of the black and white films still available. This month we celebrate film with a presentation by Ted Dayton and Rick Russell at our monthly meeting Tuesday September 11, 2018.

I’m very excited about the meeting as I am very excited about our film side group that starts on Wednesday September 19th at my house. Email me and I’ll send you my address if you want to attend. We’ll start at 7 pm and have a discussion on what we intend to do in the group, which will include; learning how to develop black and white film, 35 mm, 120 mm, and 4x5 sheet film. We will also learn to print in a black and white darkroom.

We will study some of the great photographers like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Robert Capa and others. So grab your film cameras and let’s have some fun!


Football season has started which means my Friday nights are now spent under the lights. I love this time of year knowing that the holiday season will be fully upon us as the high school football season ends.


Cooler weather, the excitement in my grandchildren’s eyes as they see the holiday decorations go up, This is what I call the “funnest time of the year.”


At our June meeting we held a low-key lighting workshop. We are going to expand on that in October, hoping to have three stations’ 1 hi-key and 2 low-key stations set up where you can try out the different lighting techniques. So, everyone bring your cameras and stuff and be ready to shoot.


Our Digital Image Competition is just around the corner, November 13, 2018. So get your images ready. This is our last contest of the year, let’s make it a good one.

December we will have our annual Holiday party, Mel and I will cook up some Brisket, Tri-tip and pulled pork, we’ll ask that everyone else brings side dishes like we’ve done the last couple of years and it’s really worked out well.

In January we are going to do a “still life/table top” lighting workshop, and we’re working on a Nik software presentation for February.

If you have any images you would like to share with the group at the next meeting, please forward the images to me by 5pm Friday September 6th.

I hope everyone is doing well and can’t wait to see you at our next meeting, Tuesday, September 10th, 6:45pm Sierra Hills Clubhouse.

Keep Shooting my Friends!


Details  and Announcements

St Rules Tower
Spring Print Competition Architecture, Novice Level, 1st Place with Merit, Michael Bowman, St. Rule's Tower

Film Workshop
There's been a lot of discussion lately around shooting with film. So beginning September 19th at 7pm and continuing on the third Wednesday of each month there will be a film workshop at Kevin's home. We'll shoot Black and White. We'll also develop the B&W film. If you want to use color film, that's OK it's just that you'll have to send out for developing.

An incredibly unique Getty Museum field trip!
On Sept 19th at 2pm  visit the Getty Photography Study Room, 10 club members will view the work of up to 15 photographers.
Eugene Smith, Wynn Bullock, William Henry Jackson, Paul Strand, Elliot Porter, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Imogene Cunningham, Bernice Abbott, Minor White, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Jerry Uelsmann or ....
Check the attachment to see the entire list of works available.2018 Getty Study Room Photographer list

Registration is required!

After you register, please send an email to Dusty, , with your choice of artists. 

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday Sept 6th.
July & August - Eyes (not necessarily human)

(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 July 2018 to June 2019

Speaker Links

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

Ed Freeman, Ed Freeman Photography

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Monthly Meeting, Sept 11th
Workshop Presented by Ted Dayton and Rick Russell, Shooting Film

Getty Museum, Sept 15th

Getty Museum Study Room, Sept 19th

Film Workshop, Sept 19th

Monthly Meeting, Oct 9th
Interactive Workshop Presented by Kevin Karzin: Lighting Your Subject

Fall Color Trip, Oct 12th - 14th

Monthly Meeting, Nov 13th
Annual Digital Image Competition
Meeting will start at 6:30pm

Santa Barbara Mission, Nov 17th

Holiday Party, Dec 11th

Holiday Lights (self-directed)
Dec 15th

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

November 13th - Annual Digital Image Competition
Members only

Submit by November 5th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation,Event & Editorial, Fine Art, Freestlye, Landscape, Macro & Closeup, Nature, Photojournalism and Portrait

2018 Fall Digital Image Competition

May 4, 2019- Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit TBD
Photos within 1 year

Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Event & Editorial, Fine ArtFreestyle, Landscape, Macro & Closeup, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait

August 13, 2019 - Folio Competition
Members only
Submit at August 13th 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.

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