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October 29 Presentation Live-Streamed on YouTube

Chuck Fitzgerald's presentation, "Light Painting and Night Photography" will be a live session held at the CPS clubhouse. It will also be live-streamed on YouTube, as well as being available for future YouTube viewing. After the presentation, we will hold a workshop outside (weather permitting) to practice the techniques Chuck has presented. So if you come to the clubhouse on Friday, bring your camera and tripod so you can participate in the workshop. See the calendar listing for more details.

Please note that this will be live-streamed on YouTube - no special link is required. It is NOT a Zoom presentation.

CPS Challenge #79: Fall Foliage and Pumpkins

Changes in the season can be colorful and beautiful. It's the time of the year when summer is ending, time gets short, and the cold is on its way. The trees are changing colors, and if you wait too long, you might miss the beautiful fall season. The next two weeks should be the best time for photographing fall foliage.
We can't be in all places at once to photograph all the beautiful fall foliage, so we want you to share your beautiful photography with other photographers.
People think of pumpkins during this time of the year, as well. So let's photograph pumpkins, too!
This Challenge is active through 8pm on Saturday, October 30, 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.

10/8 People Competition Results Posted

Results from the second People 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

October 27
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Night Photography and Photoshop Demo
October 27
9:00 PM
Deadline to Enter Nov 5 Black and White Competition
October 29
7:30 PM
Live/YouTube Presentation & Workshop - Chuck Fitzgerald - Light Painting & Night Photography
November 3
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Exposure II and Sports Photography
November 5
7:30 PM
Black and White & Pictorial Competition (Projection)

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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