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1/22 Nature Competition Results Posted

Results from the third Nature 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 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.

Members Only Zoom Presentation - Irene Sacilotto

Join us this Friday, January 29, as we host a Zoom session with Irene Sacilotto. She will be sharing her wildlife images and talking about the requirements, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture engaging images of animals in their natural habitat. The Zoom link to join will be provided to members via email prior to the meeting and presentation.

Note that this meeting is for members only due to the limited number of participants with our Zoom account. Also, this presentation will not be available on our YouTube page, but is being recorded and may be made available to club members at a later date as an encore presentation.

CPS Challenge #60 : Photo Editing Software

Photo editing software that is now available allows photographers to do everything from touching up a few minor flaws to transforming images into something entirely different from the original picture. For this challenge we want you to exercise your editing software by using it to transform your images into something beyond what you originally captured with your camera. You may choose to simply use filters to alter the color or tonality of your image, or you can go wild and use layers from several different photos to create a realm of fantasy.

For this challenge, we are opening it up so that you may use any photo(s), taken by anyone, captured from any time. However, it is required that you do the actual editing during the time frame of the challenge. Any type of photo editing software is allowed.

This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, February 6, 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.

Slideshow of Yearend Winning Images

A slideshow of the winning images from the 2019-2020 year has now been posted and can be viewed in the Competition Results section of this website. The slideshow can also be viewed here.

About the CPS Photo Challenge

There's no reason to let your camera gather dust. The CPS Challenge is a great way for you to practice your passion for photography, especially during these crazy times. Creative motivation and inspiration is what the CPS Challenge provides, whether you are a beginning shutter bug or a veteran enthusiast. If you are already familiar with the CPS Challenge or if this is the first time you’ve heard of it, I urge you to (re)acquaint yourself with this long-standing feature of the Cleveland Photographic Society.

What is the CPS Challenge? It is an on-line forum in which different photographic methods and themes are introduced to the group. Participants then have two weeks to capture images that adhere to the assigned topic (new images only- no archived photos), and then share them with the rest of the group. This is not a competition. However, positive feedback and comments are offered on several of the submissions. The best thing about the ‘Challenge’ is that not only do you get to share your images with CPS community, you can also view images submitted by other group members and glean inspiration from their take on the same theme. The CPS Challenge is really an opportunity for you to exercise your creativity…and it is a lot of fun.

The CPS Challenge is located on the popular photo sharing platform Flickr. You must sign up with Flickr and then join the CPS Challenge group if you desire to participate. This is an easy and straight forward process. A detailed overview of the group’s description and rules, as well as the images by fellow CPS members can be found at the CPS Challenge group homepage. Here is the link.

Take a few hours to escape these troubled times by doing what you love; photography. I invite you to consider the CPS Challenge as a vehicle to expand and explore your photographic world. A brand new challenge will be introduced ever two weeks. The CPS Challenge is open to all CPS members and students. We hope to see many of you there.

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

January 29
7:30 PM
Zoom Presentation with Irene Sacilotto (MEMBERS ONLY)
January 30
10:00 AM
(Virtual) Photoshop Editing Class - Layer Masks and Blend Modes
January 31
10:00 AM
Class Field Trip - Fifth Street Arcade
February 1
7:30 PM
(Virtual) Intermediate Photoshop - Layers, Layer Masks, Blend Modes
February 3
7:30 PM
(Virtual) Fundamentals Class - Macro

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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