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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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Get notifications, share photos and join the conversations.
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.

April 2020 Member Photos

2020 April Member Photos

Watch the May Meeting Online!

Click the hidden link below to watch the recording of the May Zoom meeting. NOTE: You must be logged in as an SCVPA member to see the link and password!

Message from the President

Hi Everyone, 

     It looks like the County is going to start opening things back up! Wow! I am ready to get out and do some stuff! I know things won’t be like we were used to, new guidelines will be in place to stop (or at least slow) the spread of the virus. Face masks, 6 feet away from people, curbside pick-up, etc., will be the new normal. 

     I haven’t heard or seen anything about when they will lift the no more than 10 people gathering, so, until I do, we can assume we will not be allowed to meet as a group yet. Our Board met Tuesday, again via Zoom, and we are all in agreement that we will continue to use Zoom as a meeting place for us until the order is lifted. I screwed up last month and forgot to hit the record button while the meeting was taking place. I’ll make sure it records on Tuesday so we can place the link on the website. So, if you cannot make the meeting, you will be able to watch it there. I will send out a separate email with the link to the meeting over the weekend. 

     This month we are going to cover things you can photograph while you are sheltering in place. I am going to shoot several items while using a 60mm lens. I normally don’t use this lens and this will be a good exercise in practicing gear I don’t normally use. 

     Again, if you have been shooting and want to share your work, please email to me at and I’ll include them in the meeting slides. Please send them no later than Monday May 11th at 5 pm, 1000 pixels longest side at 96 dpi. 

     Last month we had 21 members who attended the zoom meeting which I thought was pretty good! Also, this month we will elect the new Board of Directors. You can either attend the zoom meeting and vote (as we would do at a regular meeting), or you can vote via email. The email must be received no later than 6 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in order to be valid. 

The Board nominations are as follows: 

President: Kevin Karzin
1st VP: Garry Tice
2nd VP: Dusty Stiles
Treasurer: Mel Carll
Secretary: (Vote for one)
                  Tom Spanos
                  AJ Alger

To vote via email, just copy the nominations above, place an x beside the person you are voting for and then paste into the email. 

     In closing, Eleanor Gray has stepped down as Director at Large to concentrate on her duties as president, of Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County (PPLAC). I’d like to thank Eleanor for her years of dedicated service to the SCVPA and I request that you all do the same. She will be missed!

     Take care everyone, stay safe and keep shooting!

Details and Announcements

April Meeting: Kevin will talk about Travel Photography

Click here for the April 2020 meeting slides.. Note that anyone can see this link, but you have to be logged in to download!

Image Share - Members only

Please ensure to email any images you want to share at the monthly meeting to Kevin by 5pm the Friday before the meeting.

Please note that in order to save as much time as possible for our guest speakers, no images will be shown in July, August and November. There will be a "Year in Review" slideshow during the Holiday Party so send in any images you want included.

(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 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.

Future Club Field Trips 

Field Trips July 2019 to June 2020

Speaker Links

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

Dusty Stiles, Dusty Stiles Photography

Kevin Karzin:

Mel Carll:

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

2020 Spring Print Competition, date TBD
Open to the public
Submit by TBD
Photos within 1 year
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Event & Editorial, Fine Art, Freestyle,  Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism and Portrait

August 11, 2020 - "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" Competition
Members only
Submit at August 11th meeting between 6pm and 6:25pm

November 10th - 2020 Fall Digital Image Competition
Members only
Submit by November 2nd, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Event & Editorial, Fine Art, Freestyle, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism and Portrait

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