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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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March 2020 Member Photos

2020 March Member Photos

Message from the President

Hi Everyone, 

     What a strange couple of days! It seems like the whole town is on lockdown! Which is probably a good thing at this point. I know the younger crowd isn’t as prone to really getting sick with the COVID-19, but those over 60 are the ones we really need too look out for. Many of the City of Santa Clarita’s events have been cancelled, which means fewer photo opportunities for us photogs! The SCVPA is still going on with planned activities but if you don’t feel comfortable, please stay home! We have a group of members at the Valley of Fire in Nevada as I am writing this…hopefully its not raining too hard on them! 

     I thought both Tom Spanos and Bob Driver did an excellent job Tuesday giving their presentation on the LA County Air Show. Which, if you haven’t heard, has been cancelled due to the virus. I really feel bad for Bob and his whole team as they have worked extremely hard putting together what would have been a great show. 

     I also feel bad for all the high school senior athletes who have now lost their last season. Baseball, track, volleyball, softball, proms, etc., have all been cancelled! Strange times indeed!

     As I mentioned at the meeting, we have postponed our Spring Print Competition. Not because of the COVID-19 virus, but because of a shortage of qualified judges. I know we are not an affiliate of PPA or PPC (Professional Photographers of America/California) but our members are accustomed to PPA/PPC qualified judges and I don’t feel comfortable getting just anyone off the street to judge our member’s work. So we are going to postpone the print competition and combine it with the Digital Image Competition in November. We will be making adjustments to the rules very soon and getting them posted on the website as soon as possible. Our next competition will be “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” in August with Ed Freeman judging. 

     I am looking forward to next month’s meeting as Sharon Lobel is coming back and will do a presentation on “Travel Photography”. Sharon is a former member of the club and is an awesome photographer! 

     So please, everyone, stay calm, stay safe, look after each other. Let’s all ride this thing out and hopefully sooner, rather than later, this virus will pass and we will get back to our normal lives. 


Details and Announcements

March Meeting: Bob Driver and Tom Spanos share their thoughts and prospective of Air Show Photography

With the upcoming LA County Air Show coming in March to Fox Field in Lancaster, the timing will be perfect. And if you have seen some of Bob’s amazing images, coupled with Tom, this should be a very exciting and inspiring meeting.

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

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

August 11, 2020 - "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" Competition
Members only
Submit at August 11th meeting between 6pm and 6:25pm

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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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.