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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.

October 2020 Member Photos

2020 October Photo Album

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Message from the President

Another month has flown by! We are still on the COVID-19 watch, so we will continue to use Zoom in order to have our monthly meetings. The Zoom link will be included with this email. I am very excited to announce that this month we will have Lewis Kemper as our guest speaker. He will be presenting: Light, Color and Composition: Tips to Improve your Photographs. This is a 90 minute presentation that will be held during the Zoom meeting. As always, we will start at 6:45 pm, after a brief announcement period, I will turn the screen over to Lewis for his presentation. Please log in in time to see the presentation. Also, please check out his website at:

If you have been doing any shooting and want to share with the other members of the club, please send me your images by Monday afternoon at 5 pm. I will include them in the meeting slides. I have some images from Bill Bohem and Dwight Blemker but could use a few more. 

We have updated the rules for next month’s Digital Image Competition. The competition will be held via Zoom. We have two of the three judges already confirmed. Jeff Barlow is going to handle the images and you will send them to him one at a time. Please log onto the website and check out the rules. 

We will have ribbons for Best of Show, Judges Choice and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category. If we don’t have enough entries for all the ribbons then we will award what we have. 

Next weekend (Oct. 16, 2020) is a New Moon and most likely the last time to photograph the Milky Way before it dips into the Southern Hemisphere Sky, I am trying to find a way to get up to the Eastern Sierra to photograph it. I’m not sure what campgrounds are open and which ones aren’t. Might even drive as fas as Bridgeport but this is still up in the air. There is a lot going on next week and I might not be able to get away. 

Another local trip would be to the Kern County Wildlife Refuge. From what I understand, several species of birds migrate there during the winter months. I’m planning on making a few day trips up there starting in November and ending in February.  

I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday. Remember we start at 6:45 pm via Zoom. 

Keep Shooting,

Details & Announcements

October 13 Meeting: Professional photographer Lewis Kemper will talk about Light, Color and Composition. Check out his stunning work, and join us Tuesday night! Log in to see the Zoom link on this page.

Click here for the June meeting slides (members only!).

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

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events


Speaker Links

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

Dusty Stiles, Dusty Stiles Photography

Kevin Karzin:

Mel Carll:

Competition Events

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

Download the Rules:

PDF Document
Word Document
Pages Document

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.