The Holidays are finally upon us, this is a great time of the year! I love all the decorations around town, I love the excitement I see in children’s faces knowing that Santa will be visiting soon. The club’s Holiday Party is December 13, 2016. Glen Glancy, Mel Carll and I will be cooking the main dishes, Chicken, Tri-tip and Brisket. Our members are asked to bring a side dish or desert to share. We will have a slide-show featuring photographs from our members taken during the last two years — 2015 and 2016. We will have a photo area set up where you can take pictures of yourself and friends, and we are having a Canned Food drive for the food pantry. Please contribute!
Congratulations to all of our winners in last month’s Digital Image Competition, Dusty Stiles took “Best of Show” with his image of Elephant Rock at the Valley of Fire in Nevada. We judged 5 categories which included:
Animals - won by Denise Jensen for her image “Daddy’s Home”
Architectural - won by Glen Glancy for his image “Gold Frankincense and More Gold”
Landscape - won by Dusty Stiles for his image “Elephant Rock”
Nature - won by Denise Jensen for her image “The Gathering”
Photojournalism - won by Larry Gasinski for his image “Dunk”
The novice division winners are as follows:
Animals - won by Helen Henry for her image “Musk Ox”
Architectural - won by Ron Gowin for his image “Going Up”
Landscape - won by Ron Gowin for his image “Shadow of a Wreck”
Nature - won by Helen Henry for her image “Aurora and Milky Way”
Photojournalism - won by Chung Do for his image “Thunder”
We had 24 Merit Awards given out of 51 images! What an awesome job everyone!
In January we will feature Tom Mendoza as our guest speaker, Tom worked for the Signal, Daily News and is now a Real Estate photographer and does awesome work. I am really looking forward to seeing his presentation.
February will bring the Winter Digital Image Competition and the categories include:
Event and Editorial
Macro & Close-up
Digital Manipulation, Freestyle and Fine Art
Entries must be submitted via email by 5 pm on Monday, January 31, 2017. The competition will be held one week earlier this year on February 7, 2017. Please note the Date!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Party!!
Details and Announcements
2016 Fall Digital Image Competition Results
Great Competition, Fantastic Images and Wonderful Judges!
For the complete results, use the link below.
Best in Show:
Elephant Rock by Dusty Stiles, Merit Score of 87
Elephant Rock by Dusty Stiles
The Gathering by Denise Jensen
My Favorite Alpaca by Henri Lajer
Judges: George DeLoache, Marci Dugan and Robin Swanson
The Board is mixing things up a bit, the December 13th meeting will be our Holiday Party! Kevin, Mel and Glenn will be cooking the main dishes for us!
We're asking that as you make your plans to attend, you think about what side dish and dessert you'll be bringing. Dishes and desserts should be ready to place on the table with serving utensils included (please make sure you mark everything with your name). We're also looking for volunteers to set-up, help out during the party and clean-up. The more volunteers we have, the less everyone will have to do individually.
This should be a grand party and a wonderful way to start your Holiday celebrations.
We will again be accepting donations of canned goods along with toiletry items (combs, brushes, toothbrushes & toothpaste, Kleenex, small shampoo and soap) for the SCV Food Pantry. Please remember those in need this Holiday Season.
Theme of the Month - Members only
Please ensure you email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday January 6th.
October - Motion
November - Lines
December - Stars/Fireworks
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.
Speaker Blog Links
Additional links are posted on the "Useful Links" page.
SCVPA Upcoming Activities
Monthly Meeting, Dec 13th
SCVPA Holiday Party, come and enjoy the festivities!
Holiday Lights, Dec 17th
Members are encouraged to explore neighborhoods throughout the city known for their lavish and prize-winning Holiday decorations. santaclaritaguide.com/HolidaySCV
Monthly Meeting, Jan 10th
Guest speaker: Tom Mendoza, Real Estate Photographer
LA River tour part 2 (Sepulveda Dam to downtown LA) Jan 14th
Remember to register so you have current meeting places! We'll be exploring different areas of the LA River.
Death Valley trip Jan 20th thru 22nd
One of the best overnight trips of the year, bring your warmest clothing!
February 7, 2017 – Winter Digital Image Competition
Note Date Change
Submit by January 31st, 5pm
Categories: Portrait, Event and Editorial, Landscape, Macro and Close-up, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle and Fine Art.
May 6, 2017 - Spring Print Competition
Submit by May 2nd, 5pm
Photos within 1 year
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle & Fine Art, Event & Editorial, Landscape, Macro & Close-up, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait
August 8, 2017 - Portfolio Competition
Submit at August 8th meeting between 6pm and 6:30pm
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 14, 2017 - Fall Digital Image Competition
Submit by November 6th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories:Animals, Architectural, Landscape, Nature and Photojournalism.