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Guardians of Traffic Field Trip - This Saturday!

Maybe you've driven over the Hope Memorial bridge and wondered what those imposing stone statues at either end look like up close and personal. Well - this Saturday we'll give you a chance to find out! Join us at 3:30pm in the West Side Market parking lot and we'll make an excursion to the bridge and perhaps a few other vantage points, then break for dinner and return for some awesome twilight and night shots. This trip is open to EVERYONE, with no cost and no advance sign-up necessary. See the calendar listing for all the details!

B&O Roundhouse Night Field Trip is ON!

UPDATE 9/22: We have met the minimum number of registrants and this trip WILL TAKE PLACE! Sign-up has now been extended to Friday, September 29 - please consider joining us! We're very pleased to announce a special night photoshoot at the B&O Roundhouse on September 30th! Special lighting and overhead vantage points will provide a rare opportunity to see and shoot the Roundhouse and Railyard as few have seen it. This trip is open to everyone! PLEASE NOTE that advance sign-up is required and that the event will be held rain or shine. If a minimum number of participants have not registered by 9/22, the event will be canceled so please don't wait til the last minute to register! For complete details, see the calendar listing

9/22 Nature Competition Results Posted!

Results from the second Nature 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 8/18 People 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.

New Competition Tutorial Available!

To help you get the most out of your images, a new tutorial has been added to the Competitions page of this website! Sometimes using 'standard' mat sizes for print competitions is easier and less expensive but may not showcase your image to best advantage by choosing the right size and ratio for maximum impact. And while you're reading, check out the 'How to Compete' and 'How to Mat' presentations as well - all found on the Competitions page of this website. Good Luck to all competitors!

Upcoming Member Share and Tell Presentation

Join us before the October 13th People Competition for this 30 minute presentation you really don't want to miss. Dan Kozminski and Dave Wooldridge will discuss their photography project in which digital cameras were given to individuals receiving services from the St. Herman’s Homeless Shelter. The resulting exhibit of 41 photographs has been on display at Cleveland’s Ingenuity Fest 2016, University Hospitals of Cleveland and, starting in late October, at Gallery West at Tri-C’s western campus. If you have an idea for a photography project, perhaps this presentation will inspire you!

The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here

The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the second 6 months of 2016, 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.

Exhibition Gallery Pages Have Been Updated!

The exhibition Gallery pages of this website have been updated and now include slideshows of all images displayed in off-site CPS Exhibitions from 2011 through this summer! Click the link to view the UPDATED Exhibition Gallery

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
Editing Class - Layers
September 23
3:30 PM
Day and Night Shoot - Guardians of Traffic - UPDATED!
September 23
9:00 AM
Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival
September 24
10:00 AM
Class and Members Field Trip - Fifth Street Arcades
September 25
7:30 PM
Lightroom - Library Module

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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