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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

September 2015


     I was so thrilled to see how many entries there were to the Folio Competition last month! What a great showing! Congratulations to Ron Gallmeier, Larry Barsh and Dwight Blemker for their winning entries! I thought our judge, Ed Freeman, did a great job for us even if he threw us for a loop by awarding a “Judges Award” to Phil Althouse for his entry “House Baroque.” This was one of the closest folio competitions we’ve had in a long time. We saw some excellent work, way to go!


     Our next meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 8, will feature Ted Dayton, who will teach the ins and outs of Studio Portraiture. Ted is really excited about this; he told me that studio portraiture is his favorite photographic endeavor. We will follow up his teachings with a workshop on Saturday, Sept. 12,  from 9 a.m. to noon. We will set up two work stations and have a couple of models to work with. I think this will be very cool.


     The 2015 Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association “Spring Print Competition exhibit will be held from Septe mber 11, 2015 through January 11, 2016 at the First Floor City Hall Gallery. A reception will be held on September 16, 2015 from 7 - 9 pm. Enjoy light appetizers, live music, and meet the artists featured in the exhibition. The First Floor Gallery is located at Santa Clarita City Hall 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita.


     Our September club is Loon Point Beach in Carpinteria. High bluffs back the beach and it has a remote feel even though Highway 101 and a rail line isn’t far behind the beach. At low tide it’s possible to find tide pools below Loon Point. I’ve heard that this is a very cool place to shoot. Saturday, Sept. 19, we will cruise over to Carpinteria and see what we can shoot. I am looking forward for a cool day at the beach. I hope you will join us. The address is 2781 Padaro Lane, Carpinteria 93013.


     Another event is the Point Mugu Air Show,  Sept. 26 and 27, featuring the U.S.Navy Blue Angels. The show starts on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and goes until Sunday at 4 p.m.


     I’ve listed several other photo opportunities on the calendar, please check them out.


     Our current “Theme of the Month” is Landscape, hopefully everyone is out shooting something we can show at our next meeting on the 8th.

     October is looking like a full month, we have two over night trips. First off is our “Fall Colors” trip to Yosemite, then later in the month we are going on an overnighter to Fossil Falls in the south Owens Valley just up Highway 395. Details forthcoming.


     That’s it for now. I hope everyone has a great month!


Keep shooting,



 Coming Soon!

September 8 Meeting

Landscape Photos
LA Zoo Field Trip Photos
Griffith Observatory Field Trip Photos
Theme of the Month “Portrait”
Part 1 of Portrait Workshop
Part 2 of Portrait Workshop will be held on      Saturday Sept. 12th
Featured Photographer
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.

Los Angeles Zoo - August 15


Griffith Observatory - August 29

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.

Rob Sheppard's Blog

Rob Sheppard, the former editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, has spoken to the club on several occasions. In his current blog he writes about print and image competitions. I found his insights both interesting and comforting. You can read his blog HERE

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 Competition Events in 2015


August 11 – Folio Competition

Entries due by August 11 at 6PM
Category: Open
Rules can be found here. Rules

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


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