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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!

Are you on Facebook? We are!

Get notifications, share photos and join the conversations.
1.  Go to Facebook SCVPA page.
2.  Make sure you have "liked" the page.
3.  Click the down arrow next to "Liked".
4.  Under notifications, click the "All On" selection.

Member Gallery

Hudson LeGrand

September 12th Meeting
Featured Photographer - Hudson LeGrand
Hudson will be moving out of the area soon, be sure to let him know he'll be missed.

President's Message


We had a great board meeting on September 6th, one of the best we've had! I want everyone to know that you have a board that passionate about photography and our club and is working hard to give our members a club they can be proud to be a part of.

We are going to start a mentor ship program
We are working on a lighting workshop, a scavenger hunt among other things that we will announce soon.
Let us know what ideas you have or would like us to work on.

Coming up in October, we'll have John McGann of the Hot Rod Network at our membership meeting. There's also the final leg of the LA River and the Fall Color trips.

     Keep Shooting,



Details and Announcements

Congratulations to our members who placed in the AV Fair Photo Competition:
Helen Henry, Dusty Stiles and Cathy Gero

Congratulations Mel Carll:
Mel received  merit scores on 4 images from PPA and they will be on display in Nashville.  He was awarded a Bronze medal for meriting all 4 images.

Theme of the Month - Members only

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday October 6th.
September - Curves

(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.

John McGann Hot Rod Network

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

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

Old LA Zoo, Nov 18th

Monthly Meeting, Dec 12th
Holiday Party

Holiday Lights, Dec 16th
Explore the best places in SCV

Monthly Meeting, Jan 9, 2018

Death Valley Trip, Jan 19th - 21st

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

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 5, 2018 - 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

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.

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.