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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 01 09 Dusty Stiles

January 9, 2018 Membership Meeting
Dusty Stiles, Featured Photographer

From The SCVPA Board

2017 Year End President’s Message

    What an amazing time at the SCVPA Holiday Party on December 12, 2017. Once again we stepped out of our comfort zone and let everyone bring a dish to share instead of catering. Mel Carll, Glen Glancy and I cooked the meats, tri-tip, chicken and brisket were the main meat dishes. There were several salads, pasta dishes and even pizza! And the deserts! We had about 35 members who attended and everyone had a fun time. I’d like to thank everyone who helped set up and tear down. I think we were out of there by 9:30 pm so it was almost like a regular meeting. A special thank you to Cathy Driver who again did a great job coordinating and setting up the serving tables, etc., etc. She brings a lot of her own items that help make everything go smoothly. 

     Speaking about stepping out of your comfort zone, 20 years ago this February I stepped out of my comfort zone and left the Signal Newspaper, where I had worked for over 14 years, I gave up a steady paycheck and benefits to freelance for the Associated Press. After a few years I did it again and started working for Pacific Bell as a linemen. I had younger children that needed healthcare and my family needed a steady paycheck which the phone company provided. All I had to do was learn to climb telephone poles to a height of at least 18 feet while wearing my “climbers” which are a little more than hooks with spikes that go around your feet and ankles. I remember my first day at pole school thinking to myself “What am I thinking?” Well, I needed the job and was determined to learn to climb to keep it. The last 18 years have been full of challenges that I have overcome because I believed that what I was doing was not only good for me but for my family, which of course, it was. 

     Four years ago I did it once again when I decided to run for president of the SCVPA which was way out of my comfort zone as I really don’t like public speaking. Then there were those huge shoes to fill as past presidents were the likes of “Ted Dayton”, “David Saffir”, “David Green” and “Robert Mance”, all of whom I respect and admire. They have become great friends and mentors and I am grateful for that.  Well it seems like it’s that time again, I have decided to venture out of my comfort zone yet again! I am going to retire from AT&T on January 5, 2018 and devote my time and energy full-time to photography. I’ve learned a lot these last few years and feel the time is right to make the change. 

     I wish everyone of you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year and I’m looking forward to the coming year and all the exciting possibilities that are coming with it.


Keep Shooting my Friends!

Kevin Karzin

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

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday February 9th.
January - Reflections

(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

Rob Shelley, Landscape Photography Show #27 With Guest Rob Shelley

Dan Holmes, Dan Holmes Photo

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Monthly Meeting, February 13th
Image Prep & Presentation for Competition, Mel Carll

Valley of Fire Trip, February 23rd - 25th

Monthly Meeting, March 13th
Rob Shelly, Sony mirrorless technology

El Matador State Beach at Sunset, March 17th

Monthly Meeting, April 8th
Dan Holmes, digital filing
Board Nominations

Carrizo Plain, April 14th

Joshua Tree Nat'l Park, April 20th - 22nd

Monthly Meeting, May 8th
Michael Collins, PPA President
Board Elections
Spring Print Entries Due

Spring Print Competition, May 19th

Monthly Meeting, June 12th
2018-2019 Board Installation

Disney Hall at night, June 16th


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

May 19th, 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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