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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.

Member Gallery


2019 October Meeting Images

October 2019 Member Images by:
Chris Hoefflin
Dean Hall
Garry Tice
Jame Mahan-Soto
Kelvin Pulker
Larry Kushner
Mel Carll
Paul Sibek
Ted Dayton

Message from the SCVPA Board


As we approach the end of summer we take a moment and celebrate the Labor Day holiday. It’s a great time to head to beach, or spend time with family. Whatever you do, make sure you capture a few images of family and friends. Those pictures will be with you for years to come….

Our September 10th meeting we welcome John Gelderman from the Lancaster Photo Club as he discusses Sports Photography. This should be a great evening of images and discussion as many of our members are currently or have shot various sports at one time or another. Plus what better way to spend a Tuesday evening, than with your friends of SCVPA.

Over the last month we have lots of member accomplishments. First, congrats to Kelvin Pulker for claiming first place in our recent Hit Me with your Best Shot competition judged by the esteemed Ed Freeman. We also give congrats to Bill Boehm for 2nd place and Tim Berreth for 3rd place. But most importantly, we had 11 members participate, which is amazing. It truly is about sharing your images, and there were some amazing images shared…..

Also congrats to Helen Henry as she won the Sweepstakes award and the peoples choice award for her image at the 2019 AV Fair…. Also congrats to Kevin Karzin for receiving 3 merits at the IPC- PPA Image completion and to Mel Carll for receiving 4 merits and the bronze award for his images at the same IPC-PPA image competition.

If you have any images you would like to share with the group, please forward the images to before Friday 5pm and we will be sure to share at the next meeting.

And if you are looking for a cool place to meet with like minded photographers, then we will see you at our meeting on Tuesday, September 10th starting at 6:45pm at the Sierra Hills Clubhouse………

And last but certainly not least, we continue to send our many prayers and thoughts to Kevin Karzin, and his granddaughter Ivory, as she bravely continues her battle with cancer. She has received several chemo treatments, and is awaiting tests to see if the tumor has reduced enough to have surgery. Once surgery happens, she still has several chemo and radiation treatments. So please keep the Karzin family in your thoughts and prayers….. 


I’ll see you in September!

Keep Shooting my Friends!!


Details and Announcements

Fall Color Updates
For the latest updates on Fall colors in the Eastern Sierra, click Here!

Ted Dayton in the News

Former SCVPA Prez Ted Dayton has an exhibit coming up, October 17 through November 19, at The Main in Newhall! Click image below for the event flyer:
Ted Dayton at the Main Exhibit
Congratulations Hit Me with Your Best Shot winners!
Kelvin Pulker Great Horned Owlet
1st - Kelvin Pulker, Great Horned Owlet
2nd - Bill Boehm, El Matador Beach
3rd - Tim Berreth, Hecuba Blinds Polydoros
Great job to everyone who entered; Henri Lajer, Chris Hoefflin, Jayme Sun Thomas, Mel Carll, Dusty Stiles, Larry Kushner, Robert Mosier and Cathy Gero. Wonderful photos, Ed had a tough time choosing his favorites.

2019 Helen Henry Sweepstakes Award AV Fair
Helen Henry won the Sweepstakes award at the 2019 AV Fair.  The Sweepstakes award is given to the exhibitor accumulating the highest number of points based on total ribbon won in the Photography Competition.

Mel Carll Exhibit, The Ground Beneath Me; Not Above Me, So Enjoy Life . . .

Now through December 2nd at the Canyon Country Library. The images in this display were created by Mel Carll who had radiation treatments for his cancer, but did not let that stop him from making art. Through the difficult ordeal, Carll continued to photograph, continued to create art, continued to appreciate nature and to live and love life. This exhibit hopes to remind everyone to stay positive, have a good attitude, and continue to love life.

Ted Dayton

Great article in the Santa Clarita Valley Signal about our member Ted Dayton.
In October, Dayton will have a month-long solo exhibition, “Three Projects: Small, Medium & Large.”  The show will be at The Main, on Main Street in downtown Newhall and will  open Oct. 17.
“I am an artist at heart, a creative person at heart and I have a need to use this craft of photography to create images that are different in some way,” he said. “I also want my work to be interesting to look at.”
Ted Dayton, Artist in Action

Holiday Party, December 10th
Signup as a volunteer, to RSVP and/or to bring a side dish, appetizer or desert to share.
2019 Holiday Party

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

General Meeting, October 8th
Mel Carll and Kevin Karzin; Prepping your Image for DIC

Print Turn-in for City Hall Exhibit, October 11th

Fall Colors, October 11th - 14th

General Meeting, November 12th
Digital Image Competition

Vasquez Rocks, November 16th

Holiday Party, December 10th
Confirm Attendance and Volunteer

Holiday Lights, December 15th, Self-Directed
Holiday Lights Information

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

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

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

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