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Holiday Family Portraits

It is time to get your Holiday Family Portraits.  Here is image from our most recent studio session…..


Scott Robert Lim will teach Off-Camera Flash on November 10th at SCV Center for Photography

Come join the SCV Center for Photography in welcoming back Scott Robert Lim.  He will be in the studio on Thursday, November 10th from 7pm to 10pm teaching his high energy Off-Camera Flash workshop.  When Scott was last here in the studio his workshop sold out, so don’t miss out on this incredible deal.  Cost will be $20, and payment must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

Scott is a master photographer and internationally renowned photographer having taught all over the world.  He is one of America’s top[ photography educators, having had his work published in books and magazines all over the world.

Mel Carll awarded “2010 Image of the Year” from PPLAC

It has certainly been an interesting and exciting year, and last night was one of the high points, as our image “Beauty from Behind” created by Mel Carll was awarded “2010 Image of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County (PPLAC) during their January 2011 meeting.  The image was created at the SCV Center for Photography studio, and has won several awards this past year, including a “Best of Show”.


Black & White Photography Workshop Update

JUST ADDED:   Nik Software is providing a 1 FREE copy of their awesome software Silver Efex Pro to be given away during the Black & White workshop.

Digital Silver Imaging is providing an 11×14 Fiber Print of your image to one lucky winner as well.  Also, Digital Silver Imaging is providing a 25% discount coupon to all attendees of the Black & White workshop.

So hurry on over to our January 2011 workshop page and sign up today, and just maybe you will go home with an awesome giveaway, not to mention the added knowledge gained from David in our Black & White Photography workshop on January 13, 2011.

Wedding Workshop Wrap-up

On Sunday SCV Center for Photography hosted our Wedding Photography Intensive workshop with the awesome Wedding Photographer William Innes as our fearless instructor for the day.  The dedicated group started at 8am, yes, on a Sunday morning, and the entire group was early at that.  By 9am the group was shooting our totally decked out models Sarah & John, who did a fantastic job.  We were back in the studio b early afternoon for lunch and Q&A.  After lunch, it was all about workflow and editing the images from the day.  By 5pm the group was spent, but thrilled with the images and new found knowledge.  To see more on the workshop and about our totally awesome instructor, head over to

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Eric’s Party at the Hyatt Valencia

On Saturday 8/14 we photographed Eric’s 16th birthday party at the Hyatt Valencia.  What a grand party indeed.  He invited 90 of his close friends for an evening of music, food and all around fun.  Thanks Eric for letting us share and photograph your birthday event, and I do mean event.  Here are just a couple of tease photos from the event.  SCV Center for Photography supplied 2 photographers for the evening, and it was more fun than work, as the kids were a blast.

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Sneak Peak of our latest portrait session in the studio….

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Enjoyed shooting the happy couple after the wedding.

Come on into the SCV Center for Photography for your portraits.

Fall into New England Photo Trip

Fall Into New England – A Photographers Outing
Wed. Oct 6- Sunday Oct 10 Vermont/New Hampshire

Tues Oct 12-Saturday Oct. 16 Maine
Guide: April Bielefeldt

April Bielefeldt is a nationally-recognized, award winning photographer and current President of Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association. She has lived in several areas of the country, but New England continues to be her favorite photographic destination. She has led photography sessions in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire for the past six years with great success. She has a degree in Fine Art and Design, and has curated both art and photography exhibitions.

Read on – this is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

October is not complete without our annual guided photo trip to New England. Autumn in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine is a feast for the eyes and the senses. The brilliant reds, the early morning frost on the leaves, bright yellow school buses filled with children in bright sweaters, red barns, single lane roads with fallen leaves blown across and the slow morning mist as it drifts through the trees. This is a wonderful sampler of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont- giving photographers some memorable and saleable images of a Classic New England Autumn.

Each day will begin early to capture the first light and end around 6 pm when we lose the light, followed by a wonderful meal in a local restaurant with foods reflecting the season of fall in New England.

Most of the Photography locations require some walking. Participants can choose when we stop if they want guidance or just be left on their own. Stops include a variety of photographic possibilities including historic buildings, interiors, farm stands, trees, covered bridges, broad landscapes, close up details, people and animals enough to satisfy any photographer. The small group allows for input from photographers and the ability to stop on single lane roads. The pace is structured to allow plenty of time to set up, use different lenses, and see all the details.

As always we are at the mercy of “Mother Nature”. I choose the dates based on what has typically been the best time to capture the color. Of course, the wind goes where it will, so no guarantees. On the other hand, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes….”

We still attempt to photograph on rainy days, as alternate locations are set up for these occurances. It is important to bring your gear and be ready to photograph! I am a CANON photographer and a variety of Canon Lenses will be available to borrow.

The details? This Year I have split the trip to accommodate those on limited budgets for time and money.

Please contact us soon to join us !! 818-723-7413 April or

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Studio Rentals

Just a reminder that the SCV Center for Photography rents our studio space for your studio projects.  We rent in 2 hour blocks.  Our rates start at $120 for the first 2 hours and the per hour rate drops as you add additional hours. This rate also includes 1 of our backgrounds.  If you don’t have lighting, we can handle that as well with our studio lighting packages.  So if you are looking for space to photography that special project, give us a call.

Our space is also available for rent for meetings, classes or corporate training events as well.  We have tables and chairs available for meeting rentals as well.

Mamiya Review coming soon…..

Last week we had the Mamiya DM 56 digital back in the studio for demo.  Below is a initial post from instructor and photographer David Saffir from that demo.  Within the next week or so, David will post a full on review of the Mamiya package.  For additional information on David Saffir, please head to his blog

I just received a demo unit of the latest Mamiya medium format camera body and the DM 56 digital back. I’ve already completed one studio shoot, and I plan to be shooting with the camera for the next several days. Look for a review of the camera and Leaf software early next week.

This is a shot of Mel Carll, of SCV Center for Photography, working with the Mamiya in-studio. We’re using a Calumet product table, and a number of studio strobe units. The camera is tethered via Firewire to a Mac Book Pro, running the latest version of Leaf Capture. Note the large on-screen preview, histogram, and other tools. A number of photographers came to the studio for the camera and software hands-on demo, conducted by Dan Cuny of Mamiya/MAC group. More on this setup soon!

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