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Spring Session Photo Classes Are Now Enrolling!

As the days begin to lengthen and daffodils begin to start thinking about peeking through the snow, another sure sign of Spring is when enrollment in the spring sessions of our School of Photography classes OPENS! 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 or Lightroom Classic CC courses! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

Tabletop Workshop Series -Still Life - 3/1

Join us for the second hands-on session in our winter-long tabletop photography series, designed to stretch your imagination (and give you something to shoot during cold winter days). Tonight we will be focusing on still life photography. We'll begin the evening with a brief set-up lecture on the topic and then break into small groups to practice shooting a variety of subjects. Bring your camera, your tripod, favorite still life items to share and your imaginations! This event is open to all at no charge.

CPS Photo Challenge #10 - Symmetry

The use of symmetry can be a very eye catching compositional technique. The easiest way to describe symmetry in composition is that if you were to fold a symmetrical photograph in half, along the line of symmetry, you would have two identical photos. For this challenge, we want you to use your creativity to incorporate symmetry and make both halves of your composition into a one of a kind image. This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, February 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.

2/8 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 1/11 Nature competition 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.

Competitions - New Photojournalism Rules

To help explain the new upload procedures for Photojournalism images and to help members better understand what constitutes a Photojournalism image, a set of Rules and Guidelines has been added to the Competitions page. Please consider submitting images for this challenging category, which concentrates far more on the 'story' the picture tells than on extensive editing. The next Photojournalism night is scheduled for Friday, October 5th

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

February 23
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Tips and Tricks
February 25
1:00 PM
Intermediate Photoshop Practice - CLOSED
February 25
7:00 PM
Mat Cutting Training
February 26
7:30 PM
Competition Committee Meeting - CLOSED
February 27
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Night Photography & Photoshop Demo

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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