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Shoot in the Style of Walker Evans - 10/25

At the CPS meeting on September 6th, Kolman Rosenberg introduced the work of Walker Evans. Tonight, we're asking you to share your images in his style. Please bring up to six images (digital on a flash drive or print) to show off what you've done and to explain what inspired you. This is not a competition - just a chance to spread your wings and explore different types of photography.

10/18 People Competition Results Posted

Results from the second People and Pictorial competition of the year have now been posted and can be viewed in the Competition Results section of this website. Bookmark this page in order to quickly track updated results as the competition year unfolds. A slideshow of the winning images from this competition here. A reminder to members that a database of all competition entries in Excel spreadsheet format is updated shortly after each competition.

The Latest Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here!

The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the first 6 months of 2019, The Darkroom Door, is now available for viewing and downloading in the Newsletter section of this website. Click here to view this and previous issues.

CPS Photo Challenge #27- Photo Walk

This is a fairly wide open challenge.  The fundamental requirement is that you get out and explore some area outside of your own home and yard.  You may desire to go for a walk in the park or forest and capture the peaking autumn foliage.  On the other hand, you may choose to partake in some urban hiking in search of interesting scenes and details others typically miss.  It is up to you.  The challenge is really two-fold.  Firstly, you must decide on an ideal place to go on your photo walk, and then set aside the time to go out and do it.  Secondly is the challenge of creative discovery by composing interesting images of the scenes/objects that you come across.  You may opt for a scene of breathtaking natural beauty, you might photograph people that you meet along the way, or you may come upon a mundane item and (through your photographic skills and creativity) turn that item into an extraordinary image.    Simply put, this challenge is an opportunity for you to experience and share with others the world around you. 
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, October 26th, when a new Challenge will be issued. If you haven't gotten around to joining our group yet, simply follow the instructions below:
New Challenges are issued every two weeks. To participate, you'll need a free Flickr account. After you've done that, upload a few photos and then join the group. Full instructions and a discussion forum are located there.

Cleveland Photo Fest - NOW thru 10/30!

CPS is proud to partner with The Cleveland Photographic Workshop as it announces the first annual Cleveland Photo Fest, opening September 1st through October 30th, 2019.
A citywide event, the CPF aims to strengthen the appreciation of photography as a major force in today’s visually driven culture.
Several photography exhibitions will open under Cleveland Photo Fest auspices involving more than 100 local, national and international photographers. The CPF anticipates the initial participation of more than 30 galleries, art spaces, and organizations. The festival will feature photographer’s presentations, gallery and art space exhibitions and community-oriented educational events. For a complete list of events, visit their website or send an email

CPS Ladies V-neck T-shirts Now Available!

CPS now has ladies v-neck tshirts available. We have a variety of sizes sm-xxl in black, gray, and navy. $11 each. Shirts can be purchased at any CPS meeting and most other clubroom events - cash, checks and credit cards accepted

Welcome to CPS!

The Cleveland Photographic Society is not your typical 'camera club'. Operating from our own full-time, ADA-friendly clubroom in Broadview Heights, Ohio, we are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, offering a variety of activities for members and visitors alike - including our long-running School of Photography, with classes held throughout the year. Feel free to look around our website and learn a little more about us and how to find us on the All About CPS page. Visitors are always welcome to our Friday evening meetings and many other events - we hope YOU'LL plan to visit sometime soon! If you have a question or a comment, please Drop us a line

October 21
7:30 PM
Lightroom Class - Putting it All Together
October 22
7:30 PM
Intermediate Photoshop Class - Selections
October 23
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Night Photography & Photoshop Demo
October 23
9:00 PM
Image Submission Deadline for November 1st Black and White & Pictorial Competition
October 25
7:30 PM
Shoot in the Style of Famous Photographers Show & Tell

The mission of the Cleveland Photographic Society is to promote and advance the understanding, passion and joy of photography by providing opportunities for education, skill development, picture-taking, competition, critique and fellowship.

CPS is a founding member of the
Photographic Society of America

Photographic Society of America


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