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CPS Photo Challenge #15 - Animal Portraits

This challenge is fairly straight forward. If it breathes, eats, and poops then it is fair game. The only stipulations are that your chosen animal has to be alive and that it not be a human. Besides that, the animal kingdom awaits your lens.
SPECIAL NOTE : This Challenge will last for three weeks. Why? CPS is sponsoring the "Back to the Wild" field trip on May 5...a fantastic opportunity to photograph birds of prey up close. If you are in need of that "Wow" animal portrait, then be sure to attend this excellent outing.
This Challenge is active through 8pm on Saturday, May 11th, 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.

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.

Air Show Tickets Are Going Fast!

Update: Tickets for Saturday and Sunday have sold out. A few seats remain for Monday. CPS members and Spring session students have received an email announcing ticket sales for the 2019 Air Show! We have a total of 90 seats in front row boxes to sell at our cost - literally some of the best seats in the house to see the US Air Force Thunderbirds, full demos of the F-35A Lightning II and A-10 Warthog, sky typing, aerobatic demos and, of course, the Wall of Fire! If any tickets remain after April 30, ticket sales will open to non-members. Hope you can join us for one of our most enduringly popular field trips!

Tall Ships are Sold Out! Wait Lists Established

Both the Tall Ships Parade of Sail cruises have reached their capacity and no additional registrations can be accepted. 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 cruise you are interested in (Cleveland 7/11 or Erie 8/22) to

July 4th Fireworks Cruise is SOLD OUT!

The Members-Only Fireworks Cruise aboard the Holiday excursion boat is full and no additional reservations can be taken. Current members and Spring session students who wish to be placed on a wait list may send their name, phone and number of seats desired to Should a cancellation occur, seats will be offered in the order in which requests are received. Those who have previously registered will receive boarding instructions approximately one week prior to the cruise. Thanks to all those who helped make this trip a success!

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 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

April 22
7:30 PM
Intermediate Photoshop Class - Selections
April 22
8:00 PM
Club Mat Cutting Open to Members Only!
April 23
7:30 PM
Lightroom Class Library Module
April 23
2:00 PM
CLUBROOM CLOSED - Lightroom Practice
April 24
7:30 PM
Photoshop Editing Class - Layers

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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