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Fall School Classes are NOW ENROLLING!

Enrollment is now open for all Fall Session Photo and Editing classes! 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, Intermediate Photoshop and Lightroom Classic CC courses! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

Speaker Brian Wilson - Waterfalls 8/30!

Join us on Friday, August 30 for a look into the world of photographing waterfalls in Northeast Ohio! From the days of his childhood growing up in rural Portage County, Brian Wilson has been exploring the natural world around him. He honed his hiking/exploring skills in Boy Scouts and with experience. Brian considers himself an explorer first, and photographer second. Join him as he discusses how to find places to explore for waterfalls, how to prepare for exploring, including equipment and preparation. Safety is important, as you may often be in areas few trod, and some discussion of these issues will be discussed. Brian will include images and stories from his adventures.

Air Show Wait List - And More!

Front Row Box Seats for the Air Show have 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 (Air Show 8/31, 9/1 or 9/2) to ALSO: We have received a limited number of FREE general admission tickets to the Air Show - not the view you'll receive from a CPS Box Seat but still a great value. These tickets will be distributed on a first-come basis at the Friday, August 30 meeting.

Sad News

We are sad to report that Joseph "Joey" Vanecek passed away on Saturday, August 17th after a lengthy illness. Joey was the 27 year old son of CPS member and Fundamentals School Co-Director Joe Vanecek and his wife Cindy - and the brother of CPS member Melissa. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 11:00 AM at St. Michael Church, 6912 Chestnut Road in Independence. Please keep the Vanecek family in your thoughts.

CPS Challenge #23 Diagonal Lines

Diagonal lines are a fundamental compositional tool, and they are often associated with tension within an image. Diagonal lines can create a sense of action, and add a dynamic looks and feel. Sometimes they can be used to signify something important, such as the main subject matter of the composition. They may create points of interest as they intersect with other lines. Diagonal lines generally work well to draw the eye of an image’s viewer through the photograph. Diagonal lines can create a sense of depth, and they are often used as leading lines in a composition.
Your mission for this Challenge is to identify and then incorporate strong diagonal lines to create your masterful composition.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, August 31st, 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.

8/16 Creative Competition Results Posted

Results from the first Creative and Pictorial 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 the 7/5 People and Pictorial 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.

CPS Ladies V-neck T-shirts Now Available!

CPS now has ladies v-neck tshirts available. We have a variety of sizes sm-xxl in black, gray, and navy. $11 each. Shirts can be purchased at any CPS meeting and most other clubroom events - cash, checks and credit cards accepted

Cleveland Photo Fest 9/1- 10/30

CPS is proud to partner with The Cleveland Photographic Workshop as it 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. For more information visit their website or send an email

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

August 30
Brian Wilson - Waterfall Photography
August 31
Cleveland National Air Show - SOLD OUT!
September 1
Cleveland National Air Show - SOLD OUT!
September 1
Cleveland Photo Fest
September 1
11:00 AM
Clubroom closed

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.