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Happy Thanksgiving from CPS!

On behalf of the Officers and Board, please accept our sincere wishes for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you're a long-term or a newer member, a student or a visitor, we consider you a part of our extended family and we owe YOU our thanks for making CPS the vibrant, friendly and successful organization we are today. THANK YOU!!!

Winter School Sessions are Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for the Winter sessions of the Fundamentals of Good Photography, Photoshop Elements Photo Editing and Photoshop Lightroom courses! Winter session classes are typically the most popular and fill up fast - they also make GREAT GIFTS! Full course details and enrollment information can be found on the School pages of this website.

Join us for our CPS Holiday Party DEC 18th!!

Plan to join us at 7:30 for an evening of great food, fun, friendship and frivolity on Friday, December 18th! And of course, you want to be there for our infamous ROBBERS GIFT EXCHANGE!!! The Robbers Gift Exchange is always the "hit" of the evening, second only to the amazing food everyone brings. Hope to see YOU there! An email with sign-up instructions has been sent. Details are posted on the CPS Calendar. Location: BRECKSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 65 PUBLIC SQUARE, ON RT 82 & RT 21

Check Out the Club Calendar!

While we know everyone will be busy during the Holidays, we've added lots of activities to provide a break and get into the spirit on the club calendar! Beginning with Holiday Winterfest downtown on 11/28, we've listed events that offer a little something for everyone. We'll also be holding three Holiday lights field trips throughout the month and throughout the area - and you'll soon receive an email with even more ideas to help you plan your holidays with friends and families! Hope YOU'LL be able to join us for some Holiday Cheer!

11/20 Competition Results Posted

Results from the second Creative 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 the 10/9 People 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.

CPS Special Interest Groups Meeting December 10th!

The Third meeting of the Cleveland Photographic Society’s Special Interest Groups devoted to your favorite Canon, Nikon, and Sony interchangeable lens camera models is Thursday December 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Our own Dave Busch and crew of experts will host the festivities. Dave will lead the discussion at the beginning and then everyone will split into the three separate groups for further discussion related to topics of the three most popular camera platforms. Learn more about how to take great pictures with your camera, and share what you know with others. All members attending should have an understanding of your camera’s key features, as sessions will NOT focus on basic camera familiarization or “this is what an f/stop is” topics. If you’ve already hit the ground running as a photographer, these CPS camera-specific SIGs are for you and will take you to the next level. Please note that all Future SIG Meetings will be on the first Thursday of every month at the club starting on January 7th, 2016. And don't forget to join your camera brand's CPS Special Interest Group Facebook page!

Open Critique Night Returns Friday 12/11!

Our very informal, very popular Open Critique Night returns Friday 12/11 at 7:30pm!! Tonight though comes with a twist! Our very own Russell Whittemore will open up the evening by giving a short travelogue presentation of his trip to Norway and the Netherlands - which leads into our theme for the evening: YOUR travel pictures. Bring your travel images on a flash drive that you would like to be critiqued by the photographers in attendance. If you have a picture that is not a travel picture that you would like to share with the group, that's OK. Bring it to share! All images will be in a Projection format. Each member can bring up to two images on a flash drive. No Scoring!! NO Judges!! Just Conversation from everyone in attendance 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!!

Exhibition Gallery Pages Have Been Updated!

The exhibition Gallery pages of this website have been updated and now include slideshows of all images displayed in off-site CPS Exhibitions from 2011 through this summer! Click the link to view the UPDATED Exhibition Gallery

In Memory of Bert Klein: 1940 - 2015

Thanks to everyone who helped us remember and honor the life of Bert Klein at his Memorial Service on September 13th. To provide everyone with an opportunity to see the beautiful Memory Book that was created from your photos and remembrances, the Memorial Booklet from the service and a listing of the ways that CPS will help to keep Bert's memory alive, we've updated the calendar listing and invite you to visit.

Changes to CPS Competitions for 2015-16

We listened to your concerns and suggestions about CPS competitions and have made several changes for the upcoming year! More projection nights, fewer print nights and some exciting changes in categories are all in store and we hope that YOU will plan to enter often. For a summary of all the changes, click this link. The How To Compete presentation has also been updated.

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

November 26
November 27
No Meeting
November 28
1:00 PM
Holiday Winterfest
December 3
7:00 AM
Crown Classic Dog Show (Thurs. thru Sun.)
December 4
7:30 PM
In Your Style

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.