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Intermediate Photoshop Course Starts Soon!

Enrollment is now open for the fall session of our brand new Intermediate Photoshop class! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website. Enrollment is also NOW OPEN for Winter session School programs, which make GREAT Holiday gifts!

9/21 Nature Competition Results Posted!

Results from the second Nature 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 9/7 Black & White 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 on New Day Cleveland!

On Tuesday, September 18, our own Kris Bosworth presented a segment on Fox 8's New Day Cleveland morning show! For a link to the segment, click here . Thanks Kris, for helping to promote CPS!

Fall Field Trips!

As the leaves begin to turn, join us for a variety of field trips over the next several weeks:
- Join students in the Fundamentals and Editing classes as we return to the Fifth Street Arcades on Sunday, September 23 at 10am
- Travel to Ashtabula County with us on Sunday, 10/7 for a tour of some of the most scenic Covered Bridges in the area
- Relax and enjoy the scenery when we visit Wolf Creek Winery on Saturday, 10/13
- Soak up the fall colors as our 'Public Square' series draws to a close in Chardon on Sunday, 10/14
- Mark your calendars now for our RESCHEDULED fall trip to Back to the Wild on 10/28 - one of our most popular field trip destinations.
All trips are open to EVERYONE!
Click on the links above for more info. Additional questions? Contact us for more info.

Last Call for Dues!

If you joined CPS prior to April of 2018 and have not yet paid your annual dues, the clock is ticking! We've sent several emails over the last six weeks and we'll begin removing those who haven't paid on September 15th. This means you'll no longer be eligible to participate in CPS competitions, Exhibitions, SIG groups, Workshops and members-only field trips - and besides, WE'LL MISS YOU!. If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please let us know. And THANKS to all those who have already chosen to stick with us for another exciting year!

Studio Lighting Workshop - Members Only!

Our own John Saraya will be hosting a three session Studio Lighting Workshop, beginning Thursday, September 13th! These sessions are FREE, with no advance sign-up necessary for all CPS Members who are current in their 2018-19 dues. For all the details, see the calendar listing.

Join the New CPS Photo Challenge!

A new program designed to help photographers explore new subjects is about to get underway. The CPS Photo Challenge will post a new topic or subject every two weeks - and YOU are invited to participate. To join the group, you'll need a free Flickr account. After you've done that, upload a few photos and then join the group. A more in-depth tutorial with all the how-tos will be posted here in the near future, but feel free to get started and you'll be ready to go when the first Challenge is issued!

Light Painting Tutorial from 8/24 Now Available!

On August 24th, Chuck Fitzgerald provided an overview on Light Painting technique and then led a demonstration for those in attendance. For a copy of Chuck's presentation, including links to products and Light Painting websites, visit the calendar listing.

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

Remembering John Earl Brown

With sadness, we pass along the news that CPS Member John Earl Brown passed away during the evening of July 17 after a long illness. John Earl was a photographer’s photographer, voracious in his quest for learning and a font of knowledge for anyone lucky enough to listen. An incredibly accomplished studio photographer whose use of light was an art form unto itself, John Earl also challenged himself with various projects, many of which would be considered ‘outside the box’ by many, but all of which led to new forms of artistic expression from which we all could learn. John Earl was slated to become CPS President in 2017-18, but his diagnosis prevented him from filling that role. As recently as July 6th, he worked with Kolman Rosenberg to research and present the three contemporary photographers showcased in our revived ‘Shoot in the Style’ program, designed to encourage members to explore different genres of photography and grow in their art. For examples of his work, click here . An obituary ran in the Sunday, July 22 Plain Dealer but no services are scheduled and no donations are suggested, per his wishes. Godspeed, John Earl. We wish you peace.

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

September 23
10:00 AM
Class and Members Field Trip - Fifth Street Arcades
September 24
7:30 PM
Lightroom Class - Library Module
September 26
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class – Environmental Portraiture
September 27
7:00 PM
Studio Lighting with John Saraya
September 28
Come explore forgotten places with Johnny Joo

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 ©2018 Cleveland Photographic Society.