Developing a personal style is not copying someone else’s style. Developing a personal style is finding who you are and making your work be the extension of your personality. Join us Friday January 19th at 7:30 pm at the CPS Clubhouse. Do not be reluctant to try it… to explore your own style, whether just developing or emerging as you gain more experience and confidence in your personal photographic style. SHARE IT WITH OTHERS - THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION. BRING UP TO 6 IMAGES IN YOUR STYLE – Matted or on a flash drive.
1/5 People Competition Results Posted!
Results from the third and final People and Pictorial competition of the year (featuring 'Bert' images of pets and animals) 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 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.
The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here
The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the first 6 months of 2017, 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.
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!
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
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.