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Fundamentals Class - Only a Few Seats Remain!

Enrollment is now open for the Spring session of the Fundamentals of Good Photography class, which begins April 11. The Photoshop Elements Photo Editing course is now full and no additional enrollments can be accepted. Full course details and enrollment information can be found on the School pages of this website.

Year-End Competition Demystified!

Each year, CPS holds its annual Year-End Competition for Annual Awards and the chance to have your photo displayed on the 'Wall of Fame' for the entire club year. But each year, members hesitate to enter because they're not sure of the rules. So cross that reason off your list and plan to join us on March 31st at 7:00 pm, when we'll provide all the ins and outs and answer all YOUR questions about year-end competition. Hope YOU'LL be there!
Remember, April 17th is the deadline to enter Year End Competion - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Friday's People's Choice - In Your Own Style

This evening is all about you and what you like to photograph! We encourage you to bring your images in your own style to show us what things, moods, lighting, messages, angles, colors etc, get you excited as a photographer. Each person will be asked to describe the images they have brought and how they are artistically/emotionally connected to taking pictures this way. Bring your images on a jump drive or in print (NOTE: Limit of 6 - 8 images). This event is free and open to all. See you at 7:30pm on Friday, April 3rd.

Year-End Competition - Helpful Info

With the end of the 2014-15 competition year, its time to get ready for year-end competition and a chance for YOUR picture to hang on the Gathering Room wall! Here's some links to help you prepare and some dates to keep in mind:
- Competition Results, with final Accumulated Points standings are posted HERE.
- To help you choose which images to enter, a database of all Competition Entries is posted HERE.
- Deadline for all Year-End entries is Friday, April 17
Good Luck to All!!!

3/20 Creative Competition Results Posted

Results from the third and final Creative competition for the club 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 3/6 Projection competition can also be viewed. A reminder to members that a database of all competition entries in Excel spreadsheet format is updated shortly after each competition.

CPS Share & Tell Series Continues!!!

On Friday April 10th, Mike Dziak, a professional photojournalist and 20 year member of the National Press Photographers Association, will give a presentation on shooting sports photos which will include what lenses to use and getting the right perspective and point of view for impact.
On Friday, May 1st, our own Susan Onysko will give a presentation on "Travel Photography from A to Z" and then,
On Friday May 8th, long time CPS friend Steve Manchook will give a presentation on Environmental Portraiture.
On Friday, May 22nd, George Gati will be here to tell us all about juried art/photo competitions including rules for submission, requirements for the prints, which images typically get accepted and even how to ship them if needed.
All Presentations will start at 7:30. See you there!!

Open Critique Night Returns Friday 4/17!!!

Our very informal, very popular Open Critique Night returns Friday 4/17 at 7:30pm!! All images will be in a Projection format. Each member can bring up to two images.
No Scoring!! Just Conversation about each image!!
Senior members will be there to give their advice on each image, but it will be very informal because everyone in attendance will also have the opportunity to join in on the discussion about each image.
This is just another way CPS offers its members the opportunity to continue to learn about how they can become better photographers.
This event is free and open to all!!

Our 2015 CPS Annual Banquet is May 30th!!

This year's Annual Banquet is May 30th at 5:30 pm. The location this year will be at the Doubletree Hilton, 6200 Quarry Road, Independence, Ohio.
Dinner will start at 6:30 pm. It is a cash bar and the attire is business casual. The fun events, including the awards ceremony, will start right after dinner. Your payment to reserve a seat is your admission, so no tickets will be issued for this event.
Please see the calendar listing for more details.

Thank You!

Thanks to all who attended our Town Hall Business Meeting on January 16! We received a lot of good feedback and generated a number of good ideas to help us continue to do our best to meet the needs and interests of our members. If you have an idea about how we can make CPS a better club or a question about the club and don't know where to direct it, simply send an email to All of your Officers and Board members are dedicated to helping CPS be the best we can be - and YOUR feedback and ideas will help us achieve that goal. Thank you!

New Gallery Pages Added

In order to provide the opportunity to view the work of CPS members, an addition has been made to the Gallery pages of this website. A new category for slideshows representing the work on display in CPS Exhibitions has been created. This page will also showcase winning images from Interclub Competitions and may also from time-to-time display images from CPS field trips and other events. Click the link to view the new Exhibition Gallery

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 - we hope YOU'LL plan to join us at an upcoming meeting or event sometime soon! If you have a question or a comment, please Drop us a line

March 31
7:00 PM
Year End Demystified
April 3
7:30 PM
In Your Style
April 5
April 6
8:00 PM
Visual Storytelling
April 8
7:30 PM
Editing Class - Introduction

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 ©2015 Cleveland Photographic Society.