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Creative & Pictorial Competition 11/22

All CPS members in good standing can and are encouraged to enter Club competitions. Tonight is a Print Competition - please bring your matted and mounted prints with you tonight. All entries must be logged-in NO LATER THAN 7:30 pm to be eligible.

CPS Photo Challenge #29: Light

Light is an essential element of every photograph, but it is often taken for granted. The use of directional lighting in your images will create depth and interest through highlights and shadows. Simply stated, directional lighting refers to the angle at which light falls across your subject, and it is created when there is a single source of light (or one source that is stronger than others). For this challenge, we want you to sensitize yourself to the light around you, identify predominant light sources, and then optimize the effect those sources have in your composition. The pictures submitted for this challenge should clearly exhibit areas of highlights and shadows as evidence of your directional light source. Elevate your vision by using directional lighting to transform a ho-hum subject into an eye-catching image.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, November 23rd, 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.

11/8 'B' Competition Results Posted

Results from the second 'B' competition (for newer photographers) 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 the 11/1 Black & White and Pictorial competition can be viewed 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 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

November 22
7:30 PM
Creative & Pictorial Competition (Print)
November 22
7:30 PM
Dodd What's New
November 28
November 29
7:30 PM
Tabletop Workshop Series - Holiday Items
November 30
1:00 PM
Holiday Winterfest

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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