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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

2014 Fall Digital Image Competition

Fall Digital Image Competition

President's Message


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: 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.


Keep Shooting



Upcoming Activities

Tuesday, Feb. 10,  Digital Image Competition.
The final rules have been posted in Documents and can be reached by the button in column 3. Please read them carefully as there are several major changes to the rules and the application.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 Competition Events in 2015

February 10 – Digital Image Competition
Submit by February 2
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Event, Digital Manipulation2015 Winter Digital Image Competition Rules and Entry Form

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


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.