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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 competitions are held 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 Santa Clarita Camera
                   21515 Soledad Canyon Rd #116  
                   Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Guests are welcome to attend a meeting and check us out.

Member Gallery

Red, White and Blue - July 2014

July Theme - Red, White and Blue

President's Message

Wow! What a great July meeting! We started off by giving Ted Dayton the Lifetime Membership Award presented by Mel Carll, who did an admirable job. 
   Jim Mahan-Soto showed us an impressive 10-in-10 about the beauty of the Arizona desert. I look forward to seeing more of Jim’s work throughout the year. 

Dan Holmes was great! What else can be said? I was really amazed by his presentation. His treatment of color in his photographs is excellent and his friendly demeanor made everyone feel welcome. I wished we had had more time to spend with Dan, as I think we could have taken the meeting even longer into the evening. I would like to thank Mike at Santa Clarita Camera for letting us stay longer than we normally do. 

It was especially nice to see so many members in attendance this month.


We announced the new theme for next month: “Hot August Nights.” It will be fun to see what everyone can come up with on the theme and we will view everyone's efforts at the September meeting. Photographs for July's theme, “Red, White and Blue,” will be shown at the beginning of the August meeting, then we will start the Folio Competition with Ed Freeman judging. 


Have a great month and we’ll see you in August. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact me at or at (661) 810-4249.


Thank You, 



Upcoming Activities

We have put together a "Off Camera Flash Workshop" to be held at the Valencia Barnes and Nobel Bookstore's Community Room on September 28, 2014. The workshop will be held from 10am to 1pm, is free of charge and opened to the public. Please register using the Calendar entry for the event if you are planning to attend.

There are rules for use of the Community Room. They are listed on the event description on the calendar. Please read them when you register for the event. 




The 2014 Milky Way/Fall Colors Field Trip to be held October 23 through 26 in Bishop California. We are staying at either the Bishop Travel Lodge or Motel 6. Both motel's are just a few blocks apart. 


We will need to check in no later than 2 pm, have a late lunch and then travel to Patriarch Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (approx. 1 1/2 hour drive from Bishop). There is a 12 mile dirt road after the Visitors Center that is accessible by car. The Milky Way should be visible just after sunset which is about 6:10 pm. We should expect to be up there for about 3 hours. The elevation is around 11,000 + feet and will be cold. So bring warm clothing. 


Friday and Saturday we will venture out and seek the fall colors in various places. We will return home on Sunday.


Please register for the trip.

See Milky Way Photography Tips for suggestions and tips.



Websites of the Month

Check out the October Field Trip at Bristlecone Pine Webpage 
Syl Arena is a leading advocate of Off-Camera flash. Check out his Blog here

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Videos of the 2014 print competition
              Digital Manipulation

Local Businesses that have supported us

Santa Clarita Camera
(Our Sponsor)



Need help with this site?

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.