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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
The Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction in Hart Park.
24101 Newhall Ave
Newhall, CA 91321

Guests are welcome to attend a meeting and check us out.

Member Gallery

2015 November Photos

2015 Final Photos of the Year

President's Message

February, 2016!! 

We are gearing up for the Winter Digital Image Competition. This is the first competition of the year, our lone returning judge is George DeLoache - PPC Judge, PPC Member, PPLAC Member and PPA Kodak Award winner. New to the competition are judges Jim Palings - PPC President for 2015, PPC Judge, Member of CIPPA (Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association) and a Master Photographer, and Ellen Close - PPC Judge and President of AVPP (All Valley Professional Photographers). We will begin promptly at 6:30 pm on February 9, 2016 at the Saugus Train Station. This contest is open to members only however, the public is welcome to attend. The categories are Portrait, Event and Editorial, Landscape, Macro and Closeup, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle and Fine Art. 


     Our local photo outing is to the Pasadena Bridges on February 13th, details will follow in an email to members by next week.  Our weekend trip is to Joshua Tree National Park February 26 - 28, 2016. We have reserved group campsites at the Indian Cove Campground which is in close proximity to Highway 62 and gives easy access to the shops and restaurants in the nearby towns of Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms. Those wishing to stay in a hotel, these two towns would be the closest. The Indian Cove Campground is home to some of Joshua Tree’s most impressive geology. To get to the campground take Highway 62 to Indian Cove Road, the Ranger station is just inside the park; follow the signs from there to the campground. 


     At our March meeting our Lightroom tip will be “Understanding the Radial Filter in Lightroom”.

We will feature photographs from Milt Carlson — “Thursday’s On Main Street” that he shot over the summer and fall months. We will also show photographs from the Death Valley Field Trip and theme of the month photos “Close-up and Macro”. 


     Our guest speaker will be Sharon Lobel. Sharon is a landscape, nature and wildlife photographer and has recently begun photographing surfers and the ocean. She is 1st VP for PPLAC and was named the 2011 Overall Photographer of the Year. In 2014, she was named the PPLAC Nature Photographer of the Year, Open Photographer of the Year and she also received the Judge’s Choice Award. 


     Sharon is a member of PPA - Professional Photographers of America and was named an International Silver Medalist winner during PPA’s 2013 International Photographic Competition. She was honored at PPA’s annual convention, “Imaging USA” in Phoenix, Arizona.


     In 2014 & 2015 she served as the State Secretary for PPC - Professional Photographers of California. She has several award winning images with PPC. Sharon is also a PPC Qualified Photographic Judge.


     Sharon is also a photography educational & motivational speaker on “PMS”…”Passion, Motivation & Suitcase for Success”> She will dig deep into your passion and encourage you to find out what motivates you! Her “Suitcase for Success” is full of ideas from photographing insects to mountains and sharing her best tools and tricks while in the field traveling locally and abroad. 


     I hope you will join us for our Winter Digital Image Competition on February 9th and in March for Sharon’s presentation   

Keep shooting,




New Wildflower Links Added to the Useful Links Page

SCVPA new Board member Eleanor Gray has suggested we add wildflower information to our website.

Click here to check out the page.

Photo Opportunities

 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 sign up for field trips and classes so that we know how many to prepare for. Sign-ups are done by clicking on the event on the Event Calendar and then selecting the Sign-Up options.

Upcoming Activities

Pasadena Bridges, February 13
Signup requested for our planningDetails
Joshua Tree Field Trip, February 26-28
Signup requested for our planning. Details

And don't forget ...
Every Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm, Events at the Train Station.
If you photograph here please send your photographs to Kevin for the SCVHS.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 Competition Events in 2016


February 9 – Digital Image Competition

Submit by February 1
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Portrait, Event and Editorial, Landscape, Macro and Closeup, Digital Manipulation, Freestyle and Fine Art.

Note: Read Carefully! The definitions of categories and the rules of submission have changed. This is not you grandfather's image competition. Rules

 May 7 - Spring Print Competition
Submit by April 2
Photos within 1 year
Categories: All
Rules: TBA

Need help with this site?

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.