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Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association

Who We Are

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
The Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction in Hart Park.
24101 Newhall Ave
Newhall, CA 91321

Guests are welcome to attend a meeting and check us out.

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2015 Winter Digital Image Contest

Winter Digital Image Competition

President's Message


February/March 2015  

 Congratulations to our award winners! The Winter Digital Image Competition was held Tuesday, Feb. 10, and Ron Gallmeier received “Best of Show” for his image “A Perfect Moment.” The entry also won 1st Place and the Judges Choice Award, and Ron took home another 1st Place award for his “Earth Angel,” which also received a Judges Choice Award. Dwight Blemker’s “Sentry” won the other Judges Choice Award and also garnered a 3rd place award. 
Here are the winners in the five February categories judged: 

Masters Division
1st Place, Merit — Jim Akers, “Dragonfly Follies”
2nd Place, Merit — John Peterson, “ Bird of Prey”
3rd Place, Merit — Denise Jensen, “Evening Reflections”
Novice Division
1st Place, Merit — Ethelyn Glancy, “Monarch Perch”
2nd Place — Lester Chambers, “Final Delivery”

Digital Manipulation/Freestyle/Fine Art
Masters Division
1st Place, Judges Choice, Merit — Ron Gallmeier, “Earth Angel”
1st Place, Judges Choice, Best of Show, Merit — Ron Gallmeier, “A Perfect Moment”
2nd Place, Merit — Phil Althouse, “Portrait of the Artist as a Terrier”
3rd Place, Judges Choice, Merit — Dwight Blemker, “Sentry”
Merit — Mel Carll, “Susy Q”
Merit — Denise Jensen, “Approach to Crystalline Forest”
Merit — Garry Tice, “Let’s Do This”
Novice Division
1st Place — Ted Truex, “Big Bang Lichen”

Masters Division
1st Place, Merit — David Klein, “Selfie”
2nd Place, Merit — Garry Tice, “Blue Angel Break”
3rd Place, Merit — David Green, “Going For Broke”
Merit — Glen Glancy, “Stylin’”
Novice Division
1st Place — Ethelyn Glancy, “The Long Reach”

President's Message (continued)

Masters Division
1st Place, Merit — Jim Akers, “Morning Mist Burnoff”
2nd Place, Merit — Glen Glancy, “Sunset at McWay Falls”
3rd Place, Merit — Ron Gallmeier, “Wind Surfer”
Merit — Kevin Karzin, “Milky Way”
Novice Division
1st Place, Merit — Ted Truex, “Calf Creek Waterfall”
2nd Place, Merit — Ethelyn Glancy, “Lone Cypress Sunset”
3rd Place, Merit — Bill Young, “Nagoya Castle Snow”

Masters Division
1st Place, Merit — Garry Tice, “I’m Three”
2nd Place — Kevin Karzin, “Soft Light”
3rd Place — David Green, “Budding Photographer”
Novice Division
1st Place, Merit — Bill Young, “Andy”

I also want to thank our judges for the evening: 
Dan Holmes
George DeLoache
Bob Hernandez

You guys did an awesome job!

We meet again on Tuesday, March 10, with Ted Dayton and David Green presenting “How to Win a Print Competition” as we kick off our Spring Print Competition, set for May 2. Both Ted and David are past presidents of the SCVPA and have each won numerous competitions. 

I’ll see you next month, 

Keep Shooting



Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 Competition Events in 2015

May 2 – Annual Print Competition
Submit by April 27
Photos within 1 year
Categories: All

August 11 – Folio Competition

Entries due by August 11 at 6PM
Category: Open

November 10 – Digital Image Competition
Submit by November 2
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Animal, Architecture, Journalism, Nature


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