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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.

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2015 Bristlecones and Valley of Fire

Bristlecone Pines and Valley of Fire

President's Message

 June 2015


Wow! How can it be June already? I wanted to share some things we are starting this month. First of all, every month we will have a list of local events you can shoot if you are looking for something to do. We will also have two club events each month, starting with a joint field trip with the Lancaster Photography Association to the Mounted Shooters competition in Acton on Saturday, June 13. We will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Vincent Hill Equestrian Center, 522 Sierra Highway. The event lasts until late afternoon. This is barrel racing while target shooting and could be good for the photojournalism category in the upcoming Fall Digital Competition. Then on the 27th we will be heading to the Sepulveda Basin for a sunrise and animal shoot. I hope many of you will join us on these endeavors as I think they will be a lot of fun plus a great way to learn new skills.

We are also starting up a monthly theme for the club to shoot. We will have a month to shoot and we will show the resulting photographs at the following month's meeting. Our first theme is "Animals" and we show the results in July.

Something else that I think is cool---we are expanding the 10-in-10 to a featured member and showing his or her work. Some will have 10 photos, others will have more. First up is Rick Herrmann with pictures from the time trial of the Amgen Tour of California and Memorial Day celebration photos. Glen Glancy recently returned from a trip to Monument Valley and we'll view some of his work as well.

Two other trips have been planned for this summer and fall. The first will be "Bodie at Night." The Bodie Foundation is offering three nights this summer to shoot the town until 10 p.m. We are going to Bridgeport on July 17, meeting up around 5 p.m. and heading to Mono Lake for the sunset. We
ll return to Mono Lake the next morning for the sunrise, going to breakfast before heading to Bodie later in the day and staying until 10 p.m., then returning to the Santa Clarita Valley on Sunday.

Our fall colors trip will take place over the Columbus Day weekend in Mariposa with trips into Yosemite. Dwight Blemker will be heading up this trip, directions and other details about where we are staying will be coming in the next several weeks. I hope you all will plan on attending.

We will also be better about keeping the calendar up to date so check back often to see what's come up.

 We will see you at the Train Station at 6:45 p.m. on June 9.
 Keep Shooting !

PS: 2015 Print Competition scores, images and judging videos can be seen HERE
(Thanks to Dusty Stiles for the excellent judging videos)

 Coming Soon!

 July 14 Meeting

* Theme of the Month Photos “Animals”

* Barrel Racing Photos

* Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Photos

* Featured Photographer “Glen Glancy”

* Speaker Eric Joseph

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.
 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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