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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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3.  Click the down arrow next to "Liked".
4.  Under notifications, click the "All On" selection.

Member Gallery

2017 June 13th Meeting

June 13th Meeting
Member submitted images for viewing:
May Theme Circular (David Green & Kelvin Pulker) plus event images from Jim Mahan-Soto, Kevin Karzin, Kelvin Pulker, Ron Gowin and Larry Gasinski.

President's Message

Kevin is on vacation. His column will resume in September.

In the meantime, two great meetings will happen in July and August.

In July, past SCVPA president Ted Dayton will conduct a One Light Portrait Workshop. You will learn how using a single light can improve your portrait shoots.

In August, we will feature our annual Portfolio Competition, judged by the irrepressible Ed Freeman. This is always an enjoyable evening. The rules and entry form are available in column 3.

On July 26, 6pm - 8pm, there will be a reception at City Hall for the opening of the exhibit honoring the winners of our 2017 Spring Print Competition. Included in the exhibit will be Best in Show, Judge's Choice, 1st Place and Merit winners. Be sure and stop by!

We have planned the field trips for the next 12 months; a mix of old favorites and some new experiences. Check the
calendar for information and plan on attending. 

The Great American Solar Eclipse will be August 21st, starting approximately 10:15am. While we won't have totality here in the Los Angeles area, we should have at least a partial view if the sky is clear. Check out Digital Trends article for information:

     Keep Shooting,


The SCVPA Board

Details and Announcements

2017 Folio Competition
Photo book entries for the 2017 Folio Competition are to be printed thru Zno
Be sure to read through the Rules for specific information!

Hike Death Valley Art Contest
Do you have great pictures or art of Death Valley?  Death Valley National Park’s annual Hike Death Valley Art Contest has started and will end on July 31st. Winning entries will be featured on the 2018 #HikeDeathValley promotional poster and collectable decal. Two categories of artwork are included in the contest—a decal design and a promotional poster design. Check the website for details.
Death Valley National Park

Just posted on the Useful Links page:
DPS (Digital Photography School) has published an updated version of their Ultimate Guide to Photography Terms v2

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday August 4th.
June Wall/Fence
July Sparkle

(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 Blog Links

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

Ted Dayton, Ted Dayton Photography   Flickr 

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Reception for Best in Show, Judge's Choice, 1st Place and Merit winners of 2017 Spring Print Competition, July 26th 6pm-8pm City Hall

Monthly Meeting, Aug 8th

2017 Folio Competition
Guest Speaker
& Judge: Ed Freeman

Venice Beach, Aug 12th

Bristlecone, Aug 18th - 20th
Shoot the Milky Way, Catch part of the Solar Eclipse(?)

Monthly Meeting, Sept 12th

Used Gear Table
Guest Speaker


Vasquez Rocks, Sept 16th
Sunrise & Sunset

Monthly Meeting, Oct 10th

Guest Speaker: John McGann, Editor Car Craft Magazine

Topic: Automotive Photography

LA River (lower section), Oct 14th

Fall Color, Oct 20th - 22nd

Monthly Meeting, Nov 14th

Fall Digital Image Competition

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

August 8th - Folio Competition
Members only
Submit at August 8th 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.
2017 Folio Competition Rules
and Entry Form

November 14th - Fall Digital Image Competition
Members only

Submit by October 30th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories:Animals, Architectural, Freestyle, Landscape, Nature and Photojournalism.
2017 Fall Digital Image Competition
Rules and Entry Form

February 13, 2018 - Winter Digital Image Competition

Members only

Submit by Feb 5th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Digital Manipulation,  Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up and Portrait


May 5th - Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit by April 30th or May 1st, 8am-5pm
Photos within 1 year
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle & Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait

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