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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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Get notifications, share photos and join the conversations.

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

June 2020 Member Photos

June 2020 Member Photos

Watch the Member Meeting Online!

Click the hidden link below to watch the recording of the July Zoom meeting. (The May and June meetings are also still available.) NOTE: You must be logged in as an SCVPA member to see the link and password!

Message from the President

     I cannot believe we are in July already! I would have thought by now that things would be back to normal. Boy was I ever wrong! I am now thinking that this pandemic will last at least to the end of the year. These last few weeks have been terrible with cases rising to all time highs every day! 

     We are going to continue using Zoom for our meetings as I still haven’t heard any word on when we may be able to use the clubhouse again. This month’s meeting will focus on photographing the Milky Way! There are several apps we can use on our phones or IPads to help us plan on when and where to photograph the Milky Way. 

     I am going to drive up to Alabama Hills this Friday, July 17, 2020 and try my luck. If any of you want to come along, you are more than welcome. We can meet in Lone Pine, then take the short drive to Alabama Hills. Once we find a spot to set up and photograph the sky, we’ll head home in the morning. I was up in Lone Pine a couple of weeks ago and the restaurants were open so we could meet somewhere Friday afternoon, have dinner, go to Alabama Hills, photograph and then have breakfast before heading home. I’m not sure if the restaurants are still open or not, so, we’ll have to play it by ear. We will have to practice social distancing, wear face masks, etc. but I think we can pull it off. 

     Next month, we will be holding our “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” competition! This will have to be digital as we are not able to meet. We will have one judge (normally Ed Freeman judges), we will have a first, second and third place finisher with the first place getting his/her name on the club’s “Holga” award! Kelvin Pulker was last year’s winner! 

     I will send out a separate email with the Zoom link info for Tuesday’s meeting, I will have Mel Carll and David Green as my cohost so they can allow you into the meeting from the waiting room. We will record the meeting again so you can watch later if you can’t make the meeting. 

     I hope to see you all Tuesday evening starting at 6:45 pm. 
     Keep Shooting, 


Details & Announcements

July 14 Meeting: Kevin will talk about Milky Way photography.

Taking pictures of the night sky no longer requires 12-hour time exposures, as it did in the film days. With ISO speeds getting faster and faster, you can capture star in less than a minute, if you know the techniques. Kevin will explain how to get these beautiful shots.

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

Speaker Links

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

Dusty Stiles, Dusty Stiles Photography

Kevin Karzin:

Mel Carll:

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events


Competition Events

August 11, 2020 - "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" Competition
Members only.
Submit entries by 5pm, Monday, August 10th. Click here for rules: 2020 Hit Me with Your Best Shot PDF
2020 Hit Me with Your Best Shot Word Doc

Please note, files must be named with the following format: 

For example:
Karzin_Kevin_A Land Far Far Away.jpeg

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

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