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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.

Nature and Pictorial Competition this Friday 7/19!

Join us this Friday evening for Nature & Pictorial Competition. Full details for entering images can be found on the Competitions page of this website - please note that while all are welcome to attend, only CPS members and current students can enter images. This is a Print competition and the entry deadline is 7:30pm. Hope YOU can join us!

CPS Ladies V-neck t-shirts in!

CPS now has ladies v-neck tshirts available. We have a variety of sizes sm-xxl in black, gray, and navy. $11 each. Clubhouse will be open this Friday from 4-5 PM. If you would like to purchase any clothing. In lieu of our normal meeting we will be attending the Broadview Homedays to shoot the fireworks in our CPS apparel.

CPS Photo Challenge #20- Night

Night photography presents a variety of challenges for a photographer - balancing exposure between the shadow and highlight areas in the image, using a proper ISO to capture details without capturing noise, setting a proper white balance, dealing with the longer exposure times required. However, a well-done night photograph can be magical, offering a unique perspective of a subject that may be commonplace during the day.

Your task for this challenge is to make an outdoor image after dark. It might be a city scene with lots of lights and action, or a peaceful landscape with subtle lighting effects. Have fun, be creative, and enlighten us with your nighttime images.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, July 20th, 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.

7/5 People Competition Results Posted

Results from the first People 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 this 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.

Tall Ships and Air Show Wait Lists!

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 (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

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

July 19
7:30 PM
Nature & Pictorial Competition (Print)
July 19
7:30 PM
National Geographic Documentary
July 25
7:30 PM
RESCHEDULED - Semester of Studio Light - Image Review
July 26
Mentee Show and Tell
July 31
9:00 PM
Image Submission Deadline for August 2nd Photojournalism

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.