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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.

Member Gallery

2015 August Photos

Animals, Mounted Shooters and Sepulveda Basin Photos

President's Message

 August 2015


Can someone stop this train, I wanna get off!!! 
By that I mean, man this year is flying! 

First of all I like to congratulate Nicole Wilde who has a photograph featured in the September issue of Photoshop User Magazine. She entered a photograph in a Kelby One photo contest with the theme “After Sunset” her image of Victor Yebra and Sierra won!! Way to go Nicole!!

I’d also like to congratulate Glen and Ethelyn Glancy on their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

We had a couple of great trips last month starting with out trip to the Bodie Ghost Town with a stop at Mono Lake, we had 9 members attend the trip and the photos I’ve seen are fantastic. I cannot wait to go up there again. That was my first time shooting Mono Lake, I can’t believe I’ve never stopped and shot there. I can tell you that from now on, I’ll be stopping every time I go up there. 

Our stop at the Bodie Ghost Town was pretty awesome as well. We got there in the late afternoon, most of the crowds were gone which was nice. The Bodie Foundation kept the park open until 10 pm which gave us the chance to shoot the Milky Way. By 10 the Milky Way was just starting to come out. I wish we could have stayed 30 minutes more and it would have been spectacular!! 

From what I understand there was quite the thunder and lighting storm here while we were up north. Did anyone shoot the storm? If so, I’d like to see some photographs. 

Our second trip in July brought us to Bette Davis Park at the LA River. I never new there was so much wildlife in the city of Los Angeles. We had a pretty good turnout and I am looking forward to seeing the photographs. 

I’ve updated the calendar with a new list of events to shoot this month. The Valencia Jazz and Blues Festival ends this Friday and the Concerts in the Park goes through the end of the month at Central Park. 

A couple of events out of town this month are the Ventura County Fair August 5 - 16 and the Antelope Valley Fair August 21 - 30. 

Our local club outings this month are: LA Zoo on the 15th then we are shooting the sunset at the Griffith Park Observatory on the 29th it is also a full moon that night.  

This month’s meeting will include our annual Folio Competition, Ed Freeman will judge again this year. The competition is open to all club members, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards from Samy’s Camera $100.00 for 1st, $50.00 for 2nd and $25.00 for 3rd. 

Once again, I hope everyone is having a good month. If you can get out there and shoot some of the events listed on the clubs calendar. 

See you soon, 

Keep shooting,



 Coming Soon!

 August 11 Meeting

* Nature Photos

* Bodie Field Trip Photos

* Bette Davis Park Photos

* New Theme of the Month “Landscape”

* Featured Photographer — TBA

* Folio Competition

* Ed Freeman — Judging/Speaker 

* Tip of the Month


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.

Los Angeles Zoo - August 15


Griffith Observatory - August 29

And don't forget ...
Every Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm, Events at the Train Station.
If you photograph here please send your photographs to Kevin for the SCVHS.

Rob Sheppard's Blog

Rob Sheppard, the former editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, has spoken to the club on several occasions. In his current blog he writes about print and image competitions. I found his insights both interesting and comforting. You can read his blog HERE

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 Competition Events in 2015


August 11 – Folio Competition

Entries due by August 11 at 6PM
Category: Open
Rules can be found here. Rules

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


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