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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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June 2020 Member Photos

June 2020 Member Photos

Watch the Member Meeting Online!

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

Message from the President

     Wow, what a week! Protests, 104 degree temperatures, earthquake, beautiful sunsets, curfews and my daughter Jessica got married! 

     We are still under the “Safer at Home” order although some business’ have been allowed to reopen. As far as I know the Clubhouse is still not open for us so we will have another Membership meeting via Zoom. I will send out a separate email with the details. 

     This month we are going to discuss Black and White Portraits. There seems to be a lot of discussion going around social media on the subject so I thought I’d jump onboard. We’ll start the meeting at our normal time of 6:45 and go as long as we need to. 

     I hope everyone is doing fine during all of this. Last month we talked about personal projects/challenges and different things you can photograph while at home. I showed images from a walk I did using a lens I hardly ever use. That was fun and I came up with some unusual photographs. I listed four different things to photograph during the month, I have done two of them and will share them Tuesday during our meeting. If any of you decided to do any of the challenges please send them to me by Monday afternoon at 5 PM, 1000 pixels (longest side) by 96 dpi. Even if you didn’t participate in the challenge and you have something else to share, again, please send them to me by 5 PM on Monday June 8, 2020. 

     As for the rest of the year, we will still have to play it by ear. Until the Governor gives us guidelines on how we can proceed as a club. I’m afraid we will have to stay on the sideline and use Zoom as the way we meet.
     I know some of the campgrounds in the San Bernardino National Forest have opened, I’m not sure about other Forests in the state. Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon are going to partially open soon. It looks like Death Valley will remain closed until further notice. So field trips are on hold. I may make a run up to Alabama Hills soon to see if it is open as we are getting close to a “New Moon” and I’d like to get some shots of the Milky Way. 

     As things begin to open up please remember to only do what you feel comfortable doing. The last thing I want anyone to do is something they don’t feel comfortable doing. If I decide to go shoot the Milky Way, I will let everyone know and if you feel you want to join then by all means come along, if not, that’s ok too. There will be plenty of other times we can get together and shoot something. 

     I hope to see you all Tuesday during our Zoom meeting!

     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

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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