Plan to join us for a visit from Don Komarechka on Friday, October 26th at 7:30. Come see the world in a different way through his lens. He is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don's photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don's career as a professional photographer. Make sure you bring something to write with as there will be lots to learn. This event is free and open to all, with no advance registration necessary. See the calendar listing for all the details!
CPS Flickr Challenge #2: Autumn
For this challenge we want you to capture the spirit of Autumn. Of course, nature’s color burst is always a photographic treat, but you do not have to limit yourself to the fall foliage. Anything autumn is game (i.e. Halloween, harvest season, football (or any fall sport), first frost, etc.).
Because our recent warm temperatures seem to have delayed the peak of the fall foliage season, we are going to extend this challenge to three weeks (October 14 – November 3). This extension means that everyone may submit up to three photos for this challenge (one per calendar week). With the extra week, you will be able to capture the fall foliage during its early & peak stages as well as capture images of Halloween festivities. So get out and take advantage of the splendor of autumn before it’s gone!
Fall Field Trips!
As the leaves begin to turn, join us for a variety of field trips over the next several weeks:
- Join students in the Fundamentals and Editing classes as we return to the Rockefeller Greenhouse on Sunday, October 21 at 10am
- Join us for a special daytime, weekday trip to the stunning ASM Geodesic Dome in Novelty on Thursday, 10/25 at 10am - and make a day of it exploring the local area with us if you wish.
- Mark your calendars now for our RESCHEDULED fall trip to Back to the Wild on 10/28 - one of our most popular field trip destinations.
All trips are open to EVERYONE!
Click on the links above for more info. Additional questions? Contact us for more info.
Join the New CPS Photo Challenge!
A new program designed to help photographers explore new subjects is about to get underway. The CPS Photo Challenge will post a new topic or subject every two weeks - and YOU are invited to participate. To join the group, you'll need a free Flickr account. After you've done that, upload a few photos and then join the group.
10/12 People Competition Results Posted!
Results from the second People and Pictorial competition 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 also be viewed here. A reminder to members that a database of all competition entries in Excel spreadsheet format is updated shortly after each competition.
Speedlight Workshop with John Saraya 10/28
Back by popular demand, another Speedlight workshop by John Saraya. This event is free, but restricted to current Students and Members only. Attendance is limited. Details and signup instructions have been sent via email to those eligible to attend.
CPS on New Day Cleveland!
On Tuesday, September 18, our own Kris Bosworth presented a segment on Fox 8's New Day Cleveland morning show! For a link to the segment, click here . Thanks Kris, for helping to promote CPS!
Competitions - New Photojournalism Rules
To help explain the new upload procedures for Photojournalism images and to help members better understand what constitutes a Photojournalism image, a set of Rules and Guidelines has been added to the Competitions page. Please consider submitting images for this challenging category, which concentrates far more on the 'story' the picture tells than on extensive editing. The next Photojournalism night is scheduled for Friday, October 5th
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 a 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
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.