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Spring Session Photo Classes Start Soon!

As the days begin to lengthen and daffodils begin to start thinking about peeking through the snow, another sure sign of Spring is when enrollment in the spring sessions of our School of Photography classes OPENS! 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, Intermediate Photoshop and Lightroom Classic CC courses! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

CPS Photo Challenge #12 - Curves

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 12th challenge we want you to compose an image incorporating a strong curve element. This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, March 23rd, 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.

Shoot in the Style of Famous Photographers - 3/22

Join Kolman Rosenberg before the Photojournalism competition begins on March 22nd, as we continue our series 'Shoot in the Style of Famous Photographers'. We will introduce their work and provide resources for you to follow. On Friday, April 19th, members will be asked to present images crafted in the style of the artist/photographer introduced tonight. Tonight's presentation will feature the work of John Earl Brown. For more details, see the calendar listing.

3/15 'B' Competition Results Posted

Results from the fourth and final 'B' competition (for newer photographers) 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 this competition 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.

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 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

March 24
Dodd Sensor Cleaning
March 24
12:30 PM
Club Mat Cutting Open to Members Only!
March 27
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Student Image Review
March 27
8:00 PM
Club Mat Cutting Open to Members Only!
March 29
Tabletop Workshop Series - Textured Glass

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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