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Limited Parking- Spotlight Theater Lot

Please use the CPS parking lot which is next to safety town or the overflow parking lot that is up the hill during theater preformances. Spotlight theater opens Thursday June 20th and runs until June 30th. Their shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 3pm. They will have signage out there designating theater parking.
Thank you

CPS Photo Challenge #18 - Water

Water, water, everywhere - an apt description for this year’s spring in Cleveland.  Most of us are tired of the constant drops of water from the sky.  But, when the summer heat finally arrives, we’ll all be craving a refreshing glass of ice-cold water.
Water is the universal solvent and is necessary for all living things.  Your task for this challenge is to bring an image to life with water as a key element.  It can be a drop, a puddle, a pond, a pool, a stream, a river, a waterfall, a lake, or an ocean.  Any form and any amount of water will do. 
So have some fun and make a splash with your images.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, June 22nd, 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.

Bob Sims - Senior Portraits Speaker and Shoot!

Without a doubt, the number one tip for photographing seniors has nothing to do with photography. It is all about building rapport. In portrait photography, connecting with the subject is always key. However, when it comes to seniors, it is absolutely indispensable! Attend “Senior Portraits for Today!” seminar by Bob Sims. There will be a live model so be sure to bring your camera! Topics will include the following: Lens Selection, Posing & Lighting, and Building Rapport with your subject!

Tall Ships, July 4 and Air Show Wait Lists!

The 4th of July and both Tall Ships Parade of Sail cruises have reached their capacity and no additional registrations can be accepted. Air Show tickets have also sold out. CPS members who were unable to reserve a seat are invited to join the wait list in case of cancellations. Please send an email with your name and phone number and indicate the event you are interested in (July 4th, Tall Ships Cleveland 7/11, Tall Ships Erie 8/22) and/or Air Show (8/31, 9/1 or 9/2) to

Cleveland Photo Fest 9/1- 10/30

The Cleveland Photographic Workshop, a nonprofit corporation, announces the first annual Cleveland Photo Fest, opening September 1st through October 30th, 2019.
A citywide event, the CPF aims to strengthen the appreciation of photography as a major force in today’s visually driven culture.
Ten photography exhibitions will open under Cleveland Photo Fest auspices involving more than 100 local, national and international photographers. The CPF anticipates the initial participation of more than 30 galleries, art spaces, and organizations. The festival will feature photographer’s presentations, gallery and art space exhibitions and community-oriented educational events.
Have an Art Space that needs a show? Have a show that needs and Art Space? Want to Volunteer? Interested in exhibition
For more information 


The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here!

The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the last 6 months of 2018, The Darkroom Door, is now available for viewing and downloading in the Newsletter section of this website. Click here to view this and previous issues.

Congratulations 2019-2020 CPS Officers and Board

On April 19th, CPS held its Annual Election of Officers and Board Members for the 2019-2020 Club Year. All current Officers and Board Members were re-elected for another term. Thank you for your continued service to the club. Officers for the upcoming year will be Deb Zimmerman - President, Chuck Fitzgerald - 1st VP, Barb Cerrito - 2nd VP, Rob Erick - Secretary and Vicki Wert - Treasurer

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

June 17
7:30 PM
Intermediate Photoshop- Class Review
June 20
7:30 PM
Semester of Studio Light - Outside
June 21
Bob Sims- Senior Portraits- Speaker & Shoot
June 21
Cleveland History Days
June 26
9:00 PM
Image Submission Deadline for July 5th People & Pictorial Competition

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 ©2019 Cleveland Photographic Society.