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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 06 12 Monthly Meeting

June 12,2018 Membership Meeting

The Theme for shooting in May was Speed, images submitted by Jean Carter, Kevin Laurino and Mel Carll.
Chris Hoefflin was our Featured Photographer.
Kevin Karzin presented a workshop on Low Key Lighting.

From the SCVPA Board

Congratulations to all who entered the 2018 Spring Print Competition. Once again, the judges were blown away by the incredible images. Congratulations to Denise Jensen for Best in Show awarded as a tie to two of her images. The judges were unaware that Denise was the photographer of both until after the award was announced!  To see a complete listing of all our winners, please check out the Competition tab.
Thank you Thank you Thank you to everyone who volunteered and/or brought appetizers. The competition's success is due to your hard work.
If you want to get involved, it's easy - just let a board member know!

The meeting on Tuesday June 12th was very interesting as Kevin explained and demonstrated Low Key Lighting. It's one thing to listen/hear how to use a technique, it's quite learning experience to actually see it done or do it yourself!
What types of workshops are  you hoping to have presented?

2018 06 13 Creative Outlets flyer

Santa Clarita Arts is hosting a Creativity discussion Thursday June 28th 7pm at The Main, 24266 Main St. It should be interesting as the panelists are Susan Lee (comic book creator), Ian Johnston (actor, hypnotist & teacher) and Jennifer Fischer (Co-Founder of Think Ten Media Group)

The field trips coming up are all posted on the calendar. Dusty has setup a trip to the Trona Pinnacles to shoot the Milky Way on June 13th - 14th.  The group will meet up to carpool, meet for dinner in Ridgecrest, and then head out together to a location to photograph during the night.  See Dusty for additional details, as with a New Moon, this should be a great night of photography.

Disney Hall June 16th and Ventura Pier July 14th will both be evening shoots. From the city to the beach!


In April we had an amazing presentation on portfolios from Tim Meyer and we're planning on meeting up with him again at the Getty in September!

The next overnight trip will Bristlecone August 10th - 12th, right around the Super New Moon! The air should be crisp and clear.


If you have any images you would like to share with the group, please forward the images to by 5pm Friday July 6th and we will be sure to share at the next meeting.


See you at our meeting on Tuesday, July 10th with Dan Holmes.

Keep Shooting my Friends!

Details  and Announcements

The Dragon Maker
Spring Print Competition Best in Show - Denise Jensen's The Dragon Maker

Congratulations to all who entered our Spring Print Competition, the images were outstanding!
Best in Show - Tie
Denise Jensen, First Breath, Nature, Master, also 1st Place and Merit.
Denise Jensen, The Dragon Maker, Freestyle, Master, also 1st Place, Judges Choice and Merit.
Judges Choice -
Nicole Wilde, The Lookouts, Freestyle, Master, also 2nd Place and Merit
Dwight Blemker, Finding Darwin, Digital Manipulation, Master, also 1st Place tie and Merit
1st Place -
Kevin Laurino, Soft Spikes, Nature, Novice, also Merit
Kevin Karzin, Sassy Brass, Photojournalism, Master, also Merit
Kevin Karzin, Sadie, Portrait, Master, also Merit
Kevin Karzin, Soaring Above the Windmills, Event & Editorial, Master, also Merit
Michael Bowman, Hurry, Dombledore's Waiting, Event & Editorial, Novice
Eleanor Gray, And the River Flows, Landscape, Master, also Merit
Kevin Laurino, Roadside - 1am, Landscape, Novice
Denise Jensen, The Soul Within, Macro & Close-up, Master, also Merit
Cathy Gero, Into the Wind, Macro & Close-up, Novice
Glen Glancy, Mother's Love, Animals (tie), Master, also Merit
Glen Glancy, Golden Jellyfish, Animals (tie), Master, also Merit
Kevin Laurino, Freckle, Animals, Novice, also Merit
Jean Carter, Salton Sea Dreams, Architecture, Master, also Merit
Michael Bowman, St. Rule's Tower, Architecture, Novice, also Merit
Dwight Blemker, Emergence, Digital Manipulations (tie), Master, also Merit
Click link to view all results
2018 Spring Print Competition results

Volunteers and Appetizers

Once again the membership of our club came through with fabulous appetizers to share and very hardworking volunteers to make the competition run smoothly!
Special thank you to Nadene Bowman, Jean Carter, Milt Carlson, Kelvin Pulker, Dwight Blemker, Michael Bowman, Mel Carll, Garry Tice, Eleanor Grey and Cathy Driver!
And all the additional volunteers who's names I missed, thank you thank you thank you. 

City of Santa Clarita 3rd Quarter Photo Contest

Submit your images of SCV in the following categories: Active, People, Community Life or your favorite view of SCV.  Check the City of Santa Clarita for examples, rules and entry information.

The top three photos will be chosen by a panel of judges.
Entry deadline June 30, 2018.
City of Santa Clarita Photo Contest

Art Walk
The Thursdays@Newhall event series will be hosting a FREE, self-guided Art Walk that will occur on August 9, 2018. The event will feature a photo meet in Old Town Newhall. Street photographers, models, and performers will come together for this special event. Local photographers are encouraged to come and collaborate, network, and share their love of photography.
Contact: Pablo Cevallos, Arts and Events, (661) 290-2255
SCV Community Calendar

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday July 6th.
June - Wood

(It'd be great if you included your name and image title in the file name, but not required.)

Future Theme will be posted here

Photo Opportunities

Many local and regional photo opportunities are listed on the Event Calendar, highlighted in light brown. Upcoming SCVPA member activities are listed on the Event Calendar and in the Upcoming Activities section below.
The SCVPA Board requests that members sign up for field trips and workshops so preparations and communications will be accurate. 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 July 2018 to June 2019

Speaker Links

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

Kevin Karzin, workshop document2018 01 Off Camera Flash

Michael Collins, Collins Photography

Dan Holmes, Dan Holmes Photo

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

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

Ventura Pier, July 14th

Bristlecone, July 10th - 12th

Monthly Meeting, August 14th
Judge: Ed Freeman
Annual Folio Competition

Monthly Meeting, Sept 11th
Guest Speaker: TBD

Getty Museum, Sept 15th

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

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.
2018 Folio Competition Rules
and Entry Form

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

May 4, 2019- Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit TBD
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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