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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

 July 2015


We had a lot of club activity in June, we had a great turnout at the June meeting. The mounted shooters event saw several members participate. The sunrise shoot at the Sepulveda basin was really cool. I can't wait to see the photos.


July has a full slate of photo opportunities starting with the Thursdays in Newhall on the 2nd, then the Valencia Jazz and Blues Festival on Town Center Drive on the 3rd. Saturday July 4th has a full day of photo opportunities, a pancake breakfast, 10 and 5K race. Then of course is the parade followed by a night of fireworks. Fort Tejon is even getting in on the act with an old time 4th of July reenactment starting at 11 am.


Our meeting on the 14th will feature Eric Joseph, Sr. VP of Business & Product Development of Freestyle Photographic Supplies, he will speak about the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inject paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Arista Americana Collection Inkjet Fabric, Awagami, Canson, Harman by Hahnemuhle, Ilford, Innova, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing.


We will be showing photos from the Mounted Shooters and the Sepulveda Basin field trips, Glen Glancy is our featured photographer. Theme of the month will be making a come back with Animals being the theme so we will also show those photos as well.


On the 17th, we are heading up to Bridgeport to shoot Mono Lake at sunset and the Bodie Ghost Town Saturday afternoon and evening, the park is open until 10 pm with night tours and the opportunity to shoot the night sky with Bodie as a backdrop.


On the 25th our field trip will be to Bette Davis Park/Los Angeles River in Burbank. Trip details will be available soon.


The concert in the parks and the Valencia Jazz and Blues Festival continue through out the month.


In August we get ready for the annual Folio Competition which is judged by Ed Freeman, the Ventura County Fair kicks off on August 5 and runs through the 16th. For information go to


Let's not forget the other local fair, the Antelope Valley Fair runs from August 21st through the 30th in Lancaster. Also at the fair is the fair's photography competition. Registration for the competition is taking place now through the 11th of July. Douglas Wade, president of the Lancaster Photography Association is one of the chairpersons he can answer all questions regarding the competition you can email him at:


Well that's all for now, I hope everyone is having a good month, I'll see you at our meeting on the 14th.


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.

Bette Davis Park Field Trip July 25

Los Angeles River in Burbank.

Our next trip is a local one, this Saturday July 25th, we are heading to Bette Davis Park at the Los Angeles River. Plan on arriving at 8 am, we will provide bagels and coffee and then go into the park and shoot. See Calendar for directions. Register

Registration required for accurate bagels and coffee count.
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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