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Spring Session Photo Classes Are Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for all Spring 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 and Lightroom Classic CC courses! Classes begin as early as March 17th - don't delay! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

Piston Power Show Field Trip 3/13!

Plan to join us for an EXCLUSIVE opportunity to shoot the IX Center Piston Powered Autorama on Friday, March 13th. We've made arrangement to access the show before it opens to the general public - affording clear shots of the vehicles without the crowds! This trip is open to EVERYONE, but limited to the first 50 people who register. See the calendar listing for all the details

CPS Flickr Challenge 36:  Building Exteriors

This challenge is exactly as it implies.  We want you to capture an outdoor image of a building.  Despite the seeming simplicity of the challenge, there are a vast array of ways you may approach this challenge.  You may choose to create a composition encompassing the entire building within its immediate surroundings, or you may opt to focus in on specific details of the structure.  The appearance of the building might speak a story to you.  It may be a shiny new architectural marvel, a grand historic landmark, a neighborhood hot spot, or even a hovel that’s time has long passed.  The only requirement is that the subject of your picture be some outdoor facet of a structure that is/was habitable by humans…the creativity is up to you.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, February 29th, 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.

2/7 'B' Competition Results Posted

Results from the third 'B' competition (for newer photographers) 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 1/31 Black & White 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.

Shoot in the Style of Nadine Rovner - 2/28!

On Friday, January 16th, Kolman Rosenberg introduced the work of contemporary photographer Nadine Rovner. As a part of our continuing Shoot in the Style series, CPS members are encouraged to study Nadine's work and create images that will emulate her style. At our regular meeting on February 28, we'll ask you to bring in your images to display and discuss. To view Kolman's presentation, complete with examples of her work and links to additional resources, click here.

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

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

February 22
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Tips and Tricks II
February 24
7:30 PM
Intermediate Photoshop Class - Filters and More
February 26
9:00 PM
Image Submission Deadline for March 6th Creative & Pictorial Competition
February 26
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Exposure II and Sports Photography
February 28
7:30 PM
Shoot in the Style of Nadine Rovner

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


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