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 Santa Clarita Camera
21515 Soledad Canyon Rd #116
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Guests are welcome to attend a meeting and check us out.
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I hope to see you at the Digital Image Competition meeting in November. Have a good month
I trust everyone had a good month. I am going to be away for a while, I had open heart surgery on Oct. 8th and am now recovering at home. They tell me I should be well enough to return to activities sometime in the middle of November.
I am going to try to be at our Fall Digital Competition on Tuesday, Nov. 11th. I can’t promise it, but I will try to be there. Garry Tice and Dusty Stiles will take over while I’m out and I know they will do an awesome job. You can send your Fall Digital Images to Jeff Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 3rd. Let’s try and get as many entries as we can.
The 2015 List of Competitions has been added to our website in column 3 and the Event Calendar.
Lombardi Ranch Halloween festivities have begun. Weekends are filled with families buying their pumpkins and little kids having a blast. The scarecrow maze is a great way to spend the day with your family and children and make some cute and memorable photos as well.
We are holding a fundraiser for the Single Mother’s Outreach program. We would like to be able to provide five families with Thanksgiving Dinners. Please join in and donate whatever you can.
We will hold our Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 12. Cathy Driver and I are working hard to get everything ready. We will have a silent auction again this year. Please donate items, this was a big hit last year. We will also be collecting for our annual Canned Food Drive at the party.
In January, photographer Hans Gutknecht of the Los Angeles Daily News will be our guest speaker. The subject will be the day-in/day-out life of a photojournalist. Going from one assignment to the next. Hans also offers several workshops throughout the year, and he will also be talking about these events.
On November 9th the Los Angeles Zoo is having its Annual Photo Day. This is a real fun event. Registration is now open, and prices for the event are as follows: before September 1st — $100.00 for the photographer and $50.00 for a guest. September 1st to October 1st $125.00/$60.00 guest. After October 1st $175.00/$70.00 guest.
Websites of the Month
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FYI – Competition Schedule
November 11 – Digital Image Competition
Submit by November 3 to email@example.com
Photos within 2 years
Rules and Entry Form
February 10 – Digital Image Competition
Submit by February 2
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Event, Digital Manipulation
May 2 – Annual Print Competition
Submit by April 27
Photos within 1 year
August 11 – Folio Competition
Entries due by August 11 at 6PM
November 10 – Digital Image Competition
Submit by November 2
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Animal, Architecture, Journalism, Nature
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