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Enrollments for Winter Classes are now open!

Enrollment is now open for all Winter Session photo and editing classes! All classes will be held a live, in-person format. For those who may still be uncomfortable attending in- person, classes will also be live-streamed, along with the ability to reference recorded sessions. 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, and Intermediate Photoshop. The Lightroom Classic course will not be held this winter, but will be offered in the spring. Classes begin as early as January 5 so don't delay! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

If you have friends or family members who are interested in photography or photo editing, please encourage them to visit the School page of our website to get more information about the courses and to find out how to enroll. Also, CPS classes make great gifts - and ALL come with our 'Student for Life' policy, providing the opportunity to return for future sessions at no additional charge!

CPS Challenge #82: Curves II

Curves are graceful, rhythmic, dynamic and add energy to an image. They can separate or connect elements or simply offer a balance. Curves make an image easy to look at by leading the viewer’s eye through the frame. It is almost as if the photographer takes the viewer by the hand and guides them through the image. The viewer’s eyes are compelled to follow the line.
For this challenge we want you to compose an image incorporating a strong curve element.

This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, December 11, 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.

11/19 Creative Competition Results Posted

Results from the second Creative 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 latest digital competition can 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 New Darkroom Door is Here!

The latest issue of the Darkroom Door newsletter has been published! Covering the first half of 2021, this issue features interesting articles, photo tips, member accomplishments - and LOTS of photos from our competitions. To view or download this issue, click here. And don't forget to review our archive of past issues, dating back all the way to 1969! This issue continues a long-standing stream of member communications - and an archive of the Club's history. Special thanks to Deborah Willis and her team of contributors - hope you enjoy!

Friday Meetings Live-streamed

Please note that some Members-Only meetings with outside speakers will be held live in the clubhouse and will also be conducted via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be provided via email to all current members 2-3 days before the Zoom presentation. These Members-Only presentations will NOT be available on the YouTube channel.

Now that we have opened the clubhouse to live Friday meetings, we also live-stream the meetings for those who are uncomfortable or unable to attend. If technical difficulties prevent a live-stream from happening, we will load the complete presentation on our YouTube channel by Saturday morning (unless it is a Members-Only presentation).

To view a meeting, click the YouTube button on the home page of our website or go to YouTube and search for ClevePhotographic. In addition to being live-streamed, meetings will be recorded and will remain on our YouTube site for future viewing.

About the CPS Photo Challenge

What is the CPS Challenge? It is an on-line forum in which different photographic methods and themes are introduced to the group. Participants then have two weeks to capture images that adhere to the assigned topic (new images only- no archived photos), and then share them with the rest of the group. This is not a competition. However, positive feedback and comments are offered on several of the submissions. The best thing about the ‘Challenge’ is that not only do you get to share your images with CPS community, you can also view images submitted by other group members and glean inspiration from their take on the same theme. The CPS Challenge is really an opportunity for you to exercise your creativity…and it is a lot of fun.

The CPS Challenge is located on the popular photo sharing platform Flickr. You must sign up with Flickr and then join the CPS Challenge group if you desire to participate. This is an easy and straight forward process. A detailed overview of the group’s description and rules, as well as the images by fellow CPS members can be found at the CPS Challenge group homepage. Here is the link.

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

December 3
Members only Zoom Presentation - Jennifer King
December 10
7:30 PM
Members Only Zoom - Max Waugh
December 14
7:30 PM
Board Meeting (Zoom)
December 17
7:00 PM
No Meeting- Christmas Lights Fieldtrip
December 24
7:30 PM
No Meeting - Christmas Eve (Merry Christmas!)

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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