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Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association

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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President's Message


Hi Everyone, 

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 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. 

I hope to see you at the Digital Image Competition meeting in November. Have a good month

Keep shooting!



Upcoming Activities


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

Check out the October Field Trip at Bristlecone Pine Webpage 
Syl Arena is a leading advocate of Off-Camera flash. Check out his Blog here

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

FYI – Competition Schedule


November 11 – Digital Image Competition
Submit by November 3 to
Photos within 2 years
Categories: All

 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
Categories: All

August 11 – Folio Competition

Entries due by August 11 at 6PM
Category: Open

November 10 – Digital Image Competition
Submit by November 2
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Animal, Architecture, Journalism, Nature


Local Businesses that have supported us

Santa Clarita Camera
(Our Sponsor)



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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.