Happy New Year!!
First of all, I’d like to thank Mike Lahman of Santa Clarita Camera for his years of service to the SCVPA. As you may know, Mike has decided to close the camera store and his last day of business was Dec. 24. Mike has allowed us to use his store for our meetings, he was always willing to go out of his way to help the SCVPA and for that we are very grateful.
To start the new year we met at the Embassy Suites for our first meeting, Hans Gutknecht of the Los Angeles Daily News was our guest speaker. He showed some awesome images of his work of over 20 years with the Daily News.
Our next meeting, on Feb. 10, will take place at our new home — The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society has let us move our meetings to the Saugus Train Station’s meeting room located Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Ave. Newhall, adjacent to Hart Park. We will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:45-9 p.m. The SCVPA will help the Historical Society import their photos, papers, etc. into their digital archive system as a way to repay them for letting use their meeting room free of charge. I wish to thank Darryl Manzer and the rest of the SCVHS for welcoming us to their home.
Our first Winter Digital Image Competition will take place at the Feb. 10 meeting--- special time 6:30-9:30 p.m. The deadline for submission of images is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 No late entries will be accepted. Email images to Dusty Stiles: firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition rules are on the website.
Here are some photo ops for the month of February:
Feb. 7 10-4 p.m. SCV Junction Outdoor Market Place at Heritage Park in Newhall.
Feb. 14-16 Civil War Reenactment at Calico Ghost Town in Barstow.
Feb. 14 Santa Colorita 5K Fun Run, Castaic Lake
March activities include:
March 14 Workshop: Lightroom
March 21-22 L.A. County Air Show — Fox Field, Lancaster
PPC — Pro Photo Conference & Expo — Pasadena Convention Center
I hope everyone has a good month, I’ll see you in February.