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Spring Photo Classes (Virtual) Are Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for all Spring Session photo and editing classes! All classes will be held virtually in a live format, along with the ability to reference recorded versions. Choose the Fundamentals of Good Photography course to help you get started or rejuvenated in photography - or any of our Editing courses to take your photos to the next level. These include the Intro to Photoshop Editing and the Lightroom Classic courses! (The Intermediate Photoshop course will return in the Fall). Classes begin as early as March 23rd so don't delay! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

CPS classes make great gifts - and ALL come with our 'Student for Life' policy, providing the opportunity to return for future sessions at no additional charge!

Registration Form for Returning Students!

RETURNING STUDENTS: If you are taking advantage of our Student for Life Policy and want to retake a course you have previously taken, click here for an application for enrollment in any or all repeated courses. Fill out the application, download a copy with your changes, and email that copy to the email address shown on the application form. Once we receive this application, your registration as a returning student will be complete. You will receive a link to the class several days before the class starts.

CPS School - 100 Years Old!

In January, we kicked off another session of our School of Photography, an extra special year because in 2021 we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of our school programs!

Our offerings have evolved over the years. We transitioned our Fundamentals of Good Photography course to teaching digital photography in 2005. For post-processing work, we began with an Intro to Photoshop Editing class, and in recent years have added Lightroom Classic, Intermediate Photoshop, and a Studio Lighting course to our class offerings. If you have not yet taken a course, check out our School page (School tab in the left column) to learn how to improve your photography and post-processing skills.

CPS Challenge #65: Liquids

This time around, we'd like to challenge you to photograph liquid! Liquid is incompressible and has a definite volume. It takes the shape of its container. Liquid splashes, freezes, melts, pours, drips, flows, and evaporates. Liquid comes in many forms, from water to wine, and everything in between. Let's see what creative ideas you can come up with!

This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, April 17, 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.

The New Darkroom Door is Here!

The latest issue of the Darkroom Door newsletter has been published! Covering the second half of 2020, this issue features interesting articles, photo tips, member accomplishments - and LOTS of photos from our competitions. To view or download this issue, click here. And don't forget to review our archive of past issues, dating back all the way to 1969! This issue continues a long-standing stream of member communications - and an archive of the Club's history. Special thanks to Deborah Willis and her team of contributors - hope you enjoy!

3/12 B Competition Results Posted

Results from the final B 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.

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

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.

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

April 14
7:30 PM
(Virtual) Photoshop Editing Class - Raw Editor
April 16
7:30 PM
Zoom Presentation 1 with Joe Edelman (MEMBERS ONLY)
April 17
10:00 AM
(Virtual) Fundamentals Class - Lenses & Filters and Composition & Tripods
April 20
7:30 PM
(Virtual) Lightroom Classic - Exporting, Printing, and Sharing
April 21
7:30 PM
(Virtual) Photoshop Editing Class - Layers

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


All images and content ©2021 Cleveland Photographic Society.