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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


Wow, can you believe August is half way over? This summer is just flying by.

We had a great meeting Tuesday August 12. Ed Freeman came and judged our 2014 Folio Competition which was won by Larry Kushner with his Folio titled “Disturbed”. Second place went to Mel Carll for his Folio titled “Flight” and third place went to Glen Glancy for his Folio titled “Openings”. Thank you to all members who participated. 

September’s meeting will feature Luis Sinco, a Los Angeles Times photojournalist who was part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for The Times — for coverage of the 1994 Northridge earthquake and the 2004 California wildfires. In 2003 and 2004, The Times assigned him to cover the war in Iraq. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his photo coverage of the battle of Fallujah.

We will also show photos of August’s Theme “Hot August Nights”. Please send your photos for the August theme to me at The theme for September is “Shadows”, the days are getting shorter and the shadows are getting longer. Should be fun. 

On August 23rd we have a booth at the “Concerts in the Park” at Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road. Stop by and visit if you are at the park.


Several great photo opportunities, including two Club-sponsored events, are described in the adjacent Upcoming Activities column. Be sure to check them out.

And finally, the Fall Digital Competition is right around the corner. Competition rules are listed on the website. The competition is held at our November 11th meeting. We are in the planning stages of changing our competitions for the 2015 year. Some of the ideas we are looking into include a second digital competition, held in February, changing up the categories and maybe having different levels of competition. If you have any ideas or thoughts on these please call or email me.

I hope you all have a good month. I’ll see you at the September meeting (September 9th) at 6:45pm. 

Keep shooting!



Upcoming Activities


On Saturday September 27th and Sunday September 28th there is the 21st Annual Hart of the West PowWow & Native American Craft Fair at the William S. Hart Regional Park - Hart Picnic Area. 24151 Newhall Ave. Newhall, CA 91321. Saturday goes from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For more information contact Cindy Reeves at: (661) 259-1750 or

On Sunday September 28th we are holding a “Off Camera Flash” workshop from 10am to 1pm at the Valencia Barnes and Noble Community Room. We have some very talented photographers who will show you how to improve your off camera flash photography. Those teaching the class are Clark Campbell, Kevin Glasgow and Garry Tice with Dusty Stiles and myself assisting. The workshop is open to all members of the association and the general public free of charge. Please visit our calendar on the website for more information. Please register for this Club-sponsored event through the calendar if you plan to attend.


October 23 through 26 we are doing a Milky Way/Fall Colors Field Trip. We will meet in Bishop, California on Thursday Oct. 23rd at 2pm, have a late lunch then travel to the Patriarch Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest to shoot the Milky Way which should be visible shortly after sunset. Then on Friday and Saturday we will search for the fall colors in the surrounding areas around Bishop and return home on Sunday Oct. 26th. For more information see our event calendar on our website. Please register for this Club-sponsored event through the calendar if you plan to attend.

See Milky Way Photography Tips for suggestions and tips.

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.

And don’t forget, the Antelope Valley Fair runs from August 15th through August 24th at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster. 

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
2015 Monthly Themes
Please send you ideas for monthly themes to The Board will select the themes from you suggestions.

Local Businesses that have supported us

Santa Clarita Camera
(Our Sponsor)



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