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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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2.  Make sure you have "liked" the page.
3.  Click the down arrow next to "Liked".
4.  Under notifications, click the "All On" selection.

Member Gallery

2019 April Meeting

April 2019 Meeting Images
Submitted by Members

Message from the SCVPA Board



     The quality of work that comes out of our club just blows me away! You guys did outstanding in our Spring Print Competition! Out of the 26 images that were entered 15 of them scored a Merit Score of 80 or above. We even had a score of 90 and an 86! The 90 puts the image in the Superior grade level, and the 86 in the Excellent level! I’ve been privileged to have scores in both those levels in the PPC and PPA competitions and believe me, the images in this years Print Competition would do well in both those other organizations.
     Bob Driver was the big winner this year, winning three First Place Awards, all three Judges Choice Awards and Best of Show! Way to go Bob!
    Henri Lajer won two First Place awards, Henri has been working on improving his photography and it is paying off! Congratulations!
     The other First Place awards went to Mel Carll, Helen Henry and new club member, Tim Berreth!
     We only had four Novice Division entries and AJ Alger received two First Place Awards.
   I hope everyone was able to hear the judges comments as those comments are so powerful in helping you improve your photography and image competition entries. If you were not able to attend, Dusty has uploaded videos of the competition on You-Tube and the links are available on the club’s website.
     I have to thank Cathy Gero for getting the competition going. She did a great job getting the clubhouse set up, arranging the prints, and making sure everything went smoothly. Cathy Driver did a great job, as always, with the refreshments, I was told that everything went as smooth as a well oiled machine.
     I’m sure I’ve missed someone who helped, so again thank you for everything you did to make the competition run as smoothly as it did.      For those of you that don’t know, I was in Iowa visiting my Mother and Father. My Dad recently had a stroke and this was the first opportunity I had to go visit him, so I decided to go.
     Our next competition is in August - “Hit me with your best shot.” Visit the club’s website for the rules for that contest. Hopefully, we will have our August judge, Ed Freeman, judge again. I will contact him the first of June and see if we can nail him down for the August meeting.
     The rest of the year is already planned and here is what we have coming up:
June - The Photoshop Toolbox - Dusty will demonstrate some of the exercises in the book. July - Lighting - Tim Meyer - We are very fortunate to have Tim return and share his knowledge on lighting.
August - Hit me with Your Best Shot - Ed Freeman judgingSeptember - Sports Photography - John Gelderman, Lancaster Photography AssociationOctober - Digital Image Competition Preparation - Kevin Karzin and Mel Carll, PPC Certified judges share their knowledge on how to prepare your images for competition.
November - Digital Image CompetitionDecember - Christmas Party

     That’s it for now, great job on the print competition everyone! Keep up the great work!


Keep Shooting my Friends!!


Details and Announcements

Need for Speed

Congratulations to our Best of Show for the 2019 Spring Print Competition - Bob Driver, Need for Speed - which also was awarded Judge's Choice, 1st Place Master in Event & Editorial and Merit.

Bob also was awarded two additional Judge's Choice Ribbons:
F-35B Sunrise, 1st Place Master in Fine Art with Merit.
Three Brothers, 1st Place Master in Landscape with Merit.

A complete list of award winners is listed on the "Club Competition Results" page. Use the link to see Final Results
2019 Spring Print Competition Results Final

Videos of the event have been posted to YouTube, links are available on the "Club Competition Results" page

Thank you to all our volunteers; the entire SCVPA board, Mike Bowman, Tim Berreth, AJ Alger, Bob Driver and Cathy Driver. Your hard work is very much appreciated!

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.

(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
Photo Trips June 2017 to June 2018

Speaker Links

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

Ed Freeman, Ed Freeman Photography

Dusty Stiles, Dusty Stiles Photography

Larry Skibiski, Nik Software presentation

Tim Meyer, Meyer Photography

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

General Meeting, June 11th
Guest Speaker:
Dusty Stiles, Photoshop Toolbox

Film Workshop, June 19th
Film Workshop - 6/19/2019

General Meeting, July 9th
Guest Speaker:
Tim Meyer, Dramatic Lighting

Griffith Observatory Field Trip, July 13th

Film Workshop, July 17th
Film Workshop - 7/17/2019

General Meeting, August 13th
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" competition
Guest Speaker:
Ed Freeman

Film Workshop, Aug 21st
Film Workshop - 8/21/2019

Bristile Cone Field Trip, Aug 30 - Sept 2nd

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

August 13th - "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" Competition
Members only
Submit at August 13th meeting between 6pm and 6:25pm

2019 Hit Me with Your Best Shot Competition

November 12th - 2019 Fall Digital Image Competition

Members only

Submit by November 4th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Event & Editorial, Fine Art, Freestyle, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism and Portrait
2019 Annual Digital Image Competition

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

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.