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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

2019 April Meeting

April 2019 Meeting Images
Submitted by Members

From The SCVPA Board


Thank you all for submitting such incredible pictures to the Fall Digital Image Competition this year! Congratulations to all the winners that made the judges work so difficult as well! Nicole Wilde took top honors this competition with "Best In Show" with her beautiful image, "The Rising"! If you haven't entered a competition yet, we encourage you to take the next step! It's a great way to receive honest feedback, learn to critique your own images and help you grow as a photographer.


Mark your calendars for our next meeting on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:45 we will be having our Holiday Party. The main courses will be provided by Glen Glancy, Mel Carll and Kevin Karzin. Members are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Please bring a serving utensil as well. Clearly mark the owner's name on all dishes and utensils. Sign up on the club website under the tab 2017 Holiday Party!

There will also be a slideshow of members' images during the party. Please submit images you wish to have included to, before 5pm on Friday December 8th.


Don't forget on Saturday, December 16th we will be exploring SCV and shooting all the amazing holiday lights displays!


Please join us during our January 9th meeting and enjoy a workshop centered around "Light Shaping" presented by our own Kevin Karzin! He will demonstrate how different and simple lighting set ups can easily enhance the quality of your images.  It will be a great and informative meeting with time for questions and answers! Start shooting now too for January's theme of the month "Reflections"!


Keep Shooting my Friends!!


Details and Announcements

2018 Solo exhibits at The MAIN
The City of Santa Clarita Arts and Events division is currently seeking proposals for solo exhibits for 2018 in the gallery space at The MAIN, the City’s newest arts venue in Old Town Newhall. Established and emerging visual artists/creatives are encouraged to apply. All visual arts media are eligible for consideration. Selected artists will exhibit their work for the duration of one month. The art pieces will be displayed in the gallery space at The MAIN. Check the City's website for details

2018 Sidewalk Poetry
The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting entries for its first ever Sidewalk Poetry program. Santa Clarita residents are invited to submit an original poem, which will be stamped into concrete on sidewalks throughout the City of Santa Clarita in spring 2018. Deadline is January 11th. Check the City's website for details

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday January 5th.
October - Gears
December - Holiday Lights

(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 Photo Trips June 2017 to June 2018

Speaker Links

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

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Holiday Lights, December 16th
Explore the best places in SCV

Monthly Meeting, January 9, 2018
Light Shaping Workshop

Death Valley Trip, January 19th - 21st

Monthly Meeting, February 13th

Valley of Fire Trip, February 23rd - 25th

Monthly Meeting, March 13th
Rob Shelly, Sony mirrorless technology

El Matador State Beach at Sunset, March 17th

Monthly Meeting, April 8th

Carrizo Plain, April 14th

Joshua Tree Nat'l Park, April 20th - 22nd

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

May 19th, 2018 - Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit on May 8th at the Monthly Meeting
Photos within 1 year
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle & Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait

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.

November 13th - Fall Digital Image Competition

Members only

Submit by November 5th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Digital Manipulation, Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up and Portrait

Need help with this site?

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.