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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

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

Don’t look now, but the temperature is rising to a level of extra hot this weekend.  So that means it’s time to spend a little time indoors, and work on some images.  And to help you with that, our July speaker is Dan Holmes.  Dan is going to help us understand DAM.  What’s that you ask?  Why it’s Digital Asset Management of course.  You still have that confused look.  Now you know why you need to attend our meeting on July 10th.  Dan is going to help you understand how to organize your photos via Lightroom, why you want to use keywords and how to recall them much quicker.

Dan Holmes

We will also be having a gear swap meet at our upcoming meeting Tuesday.  So if you have camera gear you are hoping to sell, please feel free to bring it.

If you are looking for another great SCVPA photo trip, Dusty has setup a trip to the Ventura Pier on Saturday, July 14th. It’s a great way to beat the SCV heat.   And if you are looking to plan, the group is planning a trip to Bristlecone Pines August 10-12.

Looking forward, August 14th is our annual Folio Competition, with the always enjoyable Ed Freeman as judge.  Please refer to the club website for the rules.

If you have any images you would like to share with the group, please forward the images to by 5pm Friday July 6th and we will be sure to share at the next meeting.

And if you are looking for a cool place, we will see you at our meeting on Tuesday, July 10th.........

Keep Shooting my Friends!

Details  and Announcements

Crystal Pier - San Diego
Spring Print Competition Landscape, Master Category, 2nd Place and Merit Award, Jean Carter, Crystal Pier - San Diego

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.

New Gallery Exhibits at "The Main"Don’t Listen to What They Say! Go See!” and “The Last Stand: Night Photography and Light Painting in the Mojave Desert
The exhibits will begin on July 17th and there will be a free reception on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The MAIN. Come and enjoy light snacks, music and a chance to meet the artists.

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 Sept 6th.
July & August - Eyes (not necessarily human)

Due to the Folio Comp in August, these images will be shown at the September meeting.
(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.

Kevin Karzin, workshop document2018 01 Off Camera Flash

Michael Collins, Collins Photography

Dan Holmes, Dan Holmes Photo

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Bristlecone, August 10th - 12th

Monthly Meeting, August 14th
Judge & Guest Speaker: Ed Freeman
Annual Folio Competition

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

Getty Museum, Sept 15th

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

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 - 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

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

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