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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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3.  Click the down arrow next to "Liked".
4.  Under notifications, click the "All On" selection.

Member Gallery

2018 10 09 Monthly Meeting

October 2018 Membership Meeting

Images submitted by members for the October meeting.
Images also from the lighting and portrait workshop held that evening.

From the SCVPA Board

Can you believe we have a forecast of rain???  What the heck is rain???  But that must mean that fall is upon us.  So get your camera gear ready as the club is heading for a fall color trip on October 12-14, 2018 to the Bishop / June Lake area.  If interested, signup on the website, and talk to Dusty who will be leading the trip.


Our October meeting will feature our fearless leader Kevin Karzin doing a hands-on workshop for high key lighting.  This is a followup to his amazing June workshop.  Bring you camera and let’s create some fun images.  Models will be provided…..


Our last digital image competition for 2018 is coming in November.  This is a great time to submit your images and receive some amazing critiques.  Even if you don’t submit any images, come and learn from our highly regarded judges.


December will be our annual Holiday party.  Mel & Kevin will be providing some amazing Brisket, Tri-Tip and Pulled Pork.  All we ask is that the members provide the side dishes and drinks, and the feast will be amazing…..


If you have any images to share with the group, please forward to by 5pm on Friday October 5th…..


We look forward to seeing everyone at our meeting on Tuesday, October 9th, starting at 6:45pm at the Sierra Hills Clubhouse.


Remember,   Shoot, Process, and Share……

Details  and Announcements

Michael Bowman
Spring Print Competition Architecture, Novice, 2nd Place, Merit, Michael Bowman, A Doorway to the Past

2018 Spring Print Competition Videos

Holiday  Party, Dec 11th
It's almost time for our Holiday Party! Mel and Kevin will bring the meat, we're looking to the members to provide side dishes, desserts, appetizers and of course, volunteer to help.
The Holiday Party is a fabulous way to close out the year, plan on attending!
Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30pm to 9pm, Sierra Hills Clubhouse.

2018 Holiday Party Signup

Share your Images - Members only

Due to the Annual Digital Image Competition, there's will not be time to share images at the meeting.  However, images continue to be collected for the "Year in Review" slideshow to be shown at the Holiday Party.
Trips, events, special projects. special places color or B&W, still life or motion, your choice.

Please ensure to email your images to Kevin by 5pm Friday Nov 30th.

(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 on the Event Calendar and in the Upcoming Activities section below.
The SCVPA Board requests that members sign up for field trips and workshops so preparations and communications will be accurate. 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 July 2018 to June 2019

Speaker Links

Additional links are posted on the "Useful Links" page.

Ed Freeman, Ed Freeman Photography

Ted Dayton, Ted Dayton Photography

Kevin Karzin,  Kevin Karzin Photography LLC

SCVPA Upcoming Activities

Film Workshop, Oct 24th
Monthly Meeting, Nov 13th
Annual Digital Image Competition
Meeting will start at 6:30pm

Santa Barbara Mission, Nov 17th

Film Workshop, Nov 28th
Film Workshop - 11/28/2018

Holiday Party, Dec 11th

Holiday Lights (self-directed)
Dec 15th

Monthly Meeting, Jan 8th, 2019
Still Life Workshop, Kevin Karzin

Film Workshop, Jan. 16th, 2019
Film Workshop - 1/16/2019

Death Valley Field Trip, Jan 18th - 20th

Monthly Meeting, Feb 12th, 2019

Calico Ghost Town/Civil War Re-enactment, Feb 15th - 17th

Film Workshop, Feb 20th
Film Workshop - 2/20/2019

Monthly Meeting, Mar 12th, 2019

Anza Borrego, Mar 15th - 17th

Film Workshop, Mar 20th
Film Workshop - 3/20/2019

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Competition Events

November 13th - Annual Digital Image Competition
Members only

Submit by November 5th, 5pm
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation,Event & Editorial, Fine Art, Freestlye, Landscape, Macro & Closeup, Nature, Photojournalism and Portrait
2018 Annual Digital Image Competition

May 4, 2019- Spring Print Competition
Open to the public
Submit TBD
Photos within 1 year

Categories: Animals, Architecture, Digital Manipulation, Event & Editorial, Fine ArtFreestyle, Landscape, Macro & Closeup, Nature, Photojournalism, and Portrait

August 13, 2019 - Folio Competition
Members only
Submit at August 13th 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.

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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.