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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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Member Gallery

2018 02 13 Monthly Meeting

February 13, 2018 Membership Meeting
Kelvin Pulker, Featured Photographer
Bob Driver, winning image from Aviation Week Photo Competition.
Theme of the Month, Death Valley trip, Blood Moon, Solar Eclispe and other great images submitted by Bob Messina, Dean Hall, Dusty Stiles, James Mahan-Soto, Kevin Karzin, Larry Kushner, Mel Carll and Michael Bowman.

From the SCVPA Board

Please join us on our upcoming meeting on March 13th beginning at 6:45pm, we will be featuring Eric Bruehl with the Sony Digital Imaging Division. Eric will demonstrate some of Sony's newest innovations in digital photography, including answering any questions you may have. Sony has some of the most innovative cameras currently on the market so if you want an insider's view be sure to join us for the March meeting!


On March 17th we will be heading out to El Matador Beach for a spectacular sunset shoot. If you have never been to El Matador now is the time to join us for this treat! Please sign up at the "Upcoming Activities" tab!


Our April 10th meeting will feature former Brooks Institute instructor Tim Meyer. Tim will offer an in depth presentation on the ins and outs of Portfolios. Tim's inspirational work has been published worldwide and we are very excited to have him share with us his wealth of experience!


On the weekend of April 13 - 15 we are planning a trip to Death Valley. Shooting should be great with the New Moon, the Milky Way and at the "Race Track"! Please sign up at the "Upcoming Activities" tab so we can coordinate accommodations.


Board nominations for the club are coming up in April, with the vote in May.  If you have ever thought of joining the Board of Directors, then please consider throwing your name in the hat now!! It's a fun and rewarding experience to contribute to the growth and inspiration of our fellow local photographers! If you have any questions, feel free to ask or email a Board member and we would be more then willing to answer your questions. We welcome all members to consider joining and all positions are open for nominations!


Upcoming events in May include:

• Board of Directors elections at the May 8 meeting

• Guest speaker Michael Collins (Photoshop & Composites) at the May 8 meeting

• Featured photographer Chris Hoefflin at the May 8 meeting

• Spring Print competition DEADLINE at the May 8 meeting

• Spring Print competition May 19 at the clubhouse

   Judging (9am-12noon)

   Reception (1:00pm - 3:00pm)


We are continuing to look for members to join or lead our small group Mentoring Workshops. Kevin Karzin is teaching Off Camera Lighting and Jane Del Vecho is heading up a Macro/Close Up photography group. Please let us know if you are interested in joining or leading one of our groups! Contact information is in the "Find a Photographer" tab.


If you are looking for some new gear we have the answer for you! Head over to and check out their new products! We have secured a discount as well! Enter SCV20 as your discount code at checkout and receive 20% off your order.


If you have any images you would like to share with the club forward your images to and we will be sure to show them at the next meeting!!


See you at our meeting on March 13th......

Keep Shooting my Friends!

Details  and Announcements

Like high flying action?
Tickets now available for the LA County Airshow
- Los Angeles County Air Show - 3/24/2018
LA County Airshow

James Segel, Flying Tiger pilot Date Change!

Larry Kushner has shared information about a lecture at CSUN where James Segel will be speaking on March 27th at 11am. Mr. Segel was, in 1942, working with the Flying Tigers as a pilot flying over the hump and other dangerous missions. This is a once in a lifetime event as Mr. Segel is 98 years old.

The Lancaster Photography Association presents All About Aircraft with Rich Cooper
When: Thursday, March 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00.
Where: Quartz Hill Community Church, 43543 51st Street West, Quartz Hill, CA 93536 (corner of Avenue K and 51st Street West).
Rich Cooper will be giving a presentation on his recent work and how he got into this field of photography. He will discuss in depth taking the shots of airplanes and have a Q&A.
Please check their website for information
Lancaster Photography Association

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking art entries for an exhibit titled “DONUTS.”  This show will be displayed in the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall and is open to artists located in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.    This exhibition will be displayed in conjunction with the City’s annual exhibits program at City Hall. They are looking for art that features, highlights, or uses donuts as a design element in the piece.  All types of art are encouraged including: paintings, photography, sculpture, etc.


The exhibit will be on display from June 5, 2018 to July 10, 2018.

Art must be submitted for consideration via email by May 16, 2018. Address email with attachments of art images to

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday April 4th.
March - Feather

(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 Photo Trips June 2017 to June 2018

Speaker Links

Additional links are posted on the "Useful Links" page.

Kevin Karzin, workshop document2018 01 Off Camera Flash

Dan Holmes, Dan Holmes Photo

Tim Meyer, Photo Viedeo West Bio
Lighting for Photography  OReilly Media  Lighting Ratios

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Monthly Meeting, April 8th
Tim Meyer, Portfolios
Board Nominations

Carrizo Plain, April 14th

Death Valley, April 13th - 15th

Monthly Meeting, May 8th
Michael Collins, PPA President
Topic: Photoshop & Composites
Board Elections
Spring Print Entries Due

Spring Print Competition, June 2nd

Monthly Meeting, June 12th
Workshop: Kevin Karzin, Low Key Lighting
2018-2019 Board Installation

Disney Hall at night, June 16th


Monthly Meeting, July 10th
Guest Speaker: Dan Holmes, Topic: Lightroom Tips and Techniques

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

June 2, 2018 - Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit on May 8th at the Monthly Meeting
Photos within 1 year
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle & Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait
2018 Spring Print Competition
Rules and Entry Form

August 14th - Folio Competition
Members only
Submit at August 14th meeting between 6pm and 6:25pm


A “folio” is a collection of images that are unified around a theme. The theme is about something: a place, a person, a mood or feeling, or something else that ties the images together. Purely technical or descriptive themes like “My Best Black & White Images” are not permitted.

November 13th - Fall Digital Image Competition

Members only

Submit by November 5th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Digital Manipulation, Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up 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.