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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.

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2019 April Meeting

April 2019 Meeting Images
Submitted by Members

From the SCVPA Board

Hello Friends,  

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather! We have had an incredible spring, beautiful wildflowers and many opportunities for capturing amazing images.

That being said, our annual print competition is right around the corner.  Images are due to Kevin between April 10-April 17, 2019 by 5 pm.  The competition will take place May 4th at the ClubHouse, judging from 9am to1pm with the reception following, 1pm to 3pm.  We hope to have great participation again this year! 

We are still needing members to bring ready-to-serve  appetizers for the reception, as well as volunteers to help set-up and take-down for the event, please visit our website to sign up.  Many hands make light work.  

Our next general membership meeting is on May 14th with Larry Skibiski providing  an overview of Nik software and all the creative possibilities when using these plug-ins.  We will also have SCVPA Board Elections on the 14th.   

SCVPA upcoming activities include Film Workshop on May 15th, Garden Field Trip on May 18th and Cambria Field Trip June 7-9th. Please visit our website for additional details and sign-up.  

Make sure to get out and shoot while our hills are still green and temperatures are below 90!

Best of luck to everyone participating in our print competition!


Keep Shooting my Friends!

Tips from the Members:

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Details  and Announcements

2019 Print Comp poster

Print Competition Submissions:
April 10th until April 16th at 5pm entries will be accepted at Kevin Karzin's home:25675 Yucca Valley, Valencia. Call before you stop by 661.810.4249

Remember this competition is open to the general public, so encourage your family, friends and neighbors who have an interest in photography to submit an entry.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event. There is also a need for members to bring appetizers for the reception (please bring ready-to-serve and label all your serving items) Sign up today!Volunteer Here

Share your Images - Members only

Be sure to send Kevin any images you shoot that you'd like to share in the monthly meeting; trips, events, special projects. special places color or B&W, still life or motion, etc.

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm on Friday before the 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 
Field Trips July 2019 to June 2020
Photo Trips July 2018 to June 2019

Speaker Links

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

William Innes, Innes Photography

Mel Carll, Mel and Co Photography 
SCV Center for Photography

Nik Collection 

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Annual Spring Print Competition, May 4th
2019 Annual Print Competition
Rules and Entry Form

2019 Spring Print Competition

Monthly Meeting, May 14th
SCVPA Board Elections

Guest Speaker:
Larry Skibiski
Nik software

Film Workshop, May 15th
Film Workshop - 5/15/2019

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.