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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 September

Nature, Mono Lake, Bodie Ghost Town

President's Message

October 2015


I just can't believe how fast September came and went! This is now the beginning of my favorite time of year. On the 8th we leave for our annual Fall Colors Trip, this year we are going to the Yosemite area. We are staying in Mariposa, Ca. at Dwight Blemker’s girlfriend’s property. Jacqui has 10 acres of land and has offered up her place as a staging point for out trip into Yosemite and surrounding areas. There is ample room for tent camping and trailers, barbecue, jacuzzi and pool. More information can be found on the website’s calendar.


We are also heading to Fossil Falls this month for a quick over-nighter, or if you want just spend the day. Fossil Falls is located 45 minutes north of the city of Ridgecrest on the east side of US 395. Take the Cinder Road exit to the parking lot. The Fossil Falls area includes the Fossil Falls Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and the Fossil Falls Campground. The campground has 11 sites that are located within the ACEC. The fee is $6.00 a night, it has a restroom, hand pump for potable water, fire rings and picnic tables. The trip is Saturday October 24th. Check out the BLM website for more info on Fossil Falls.


This month we are pleased to announce our speaker will be Michael Chavez of the Los Angeles Times. Michael has been working on a project in Peru for several years and will show us some of his images as well as some from different stages of his career.


The new Theme of the month is “Architecture” there are several opportunities to find architecture around the SCV and surrounding areas. Lets see how many of us can come up of some art.

Everyone should be gearing up for the Winter Digital Image Competition which is next month November 10th. We will start early 6:30 pm and go until we finish. Last year we had a great turnout and saw a lot of awesome images. I”m looking forward to this years showing.


We are working on our Holiday Party which will be held on December 11th. The location and time will be available soon and I will post it then.


Well have a good month everyone. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting. 


Keep shooting,



 Coming Soon!

October 13 Meeting

* Portrait Workshop Photos

* Loons Beach Field Trip Photos

* Blood Moon Photos

* Pt. Mugu Field Trip Photos

* Hart Pow-wow photos

* Theme of the Month “Portrait”

* Featured Photographer -Eleanor Gray

* Speaker -Michael Chavez, LA Times photojournalist

* Tip of the Month

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.

Yosemite Fall Colors - October 8 - 12

Info - Don'r forget to sign up

Fossil Falls Field Trip

Info - Don't forget to sign up
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 2015


November 10 – Digital Image Competition

Submit by November 2
Photos within 2 years
Categories: Animal, Architecture, Landscape, PhotoJournalism, Nature


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