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Black & White Competition this Friday!

The deadline to enter this competition was January 22nd at 9 pm. Even though no additional entries can be accepted, please plan to join us to see the beautiful images and hear the judge's comments.

Intermediate Photoshop Course Starts 1/27!

Good news! We've reached our minimum enrollment and the class WILL PROCEED! Enrollment is now open for the Intermediate Photoshop course! (The Lightrooom Classic course will return in the spring). Classes begin on January 27th - don't delay! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

CPS Photo Challenge #34 - Text

Text : Printed or written words, numbers, or symbols.  Text can be a tricky thing for a photographer.  If text is arbitrarily included in a image, it can act as a distraction and potentially diminish the impact of the entire composition.  However, if used effectively, text can reinforce a composition, or in some cases text can be the primary object of a composition.  For this challenge we want you to create an photograph in which text is purposefully incorporated, and adds to the overall impact of the image.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, February 1st, 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 Nadine Rovner - 2/28!

On Friday, January 16th, Kolman Rosenberg introduced the work of contemporary photographer Nadine Rovner. As a part of our continuing Shoot in the Style series, CPS members are encouraged to study Nadine's work and create images that will emulate her style. At our regular meeting on February 28, we'll ask you to bring in your images to display and discuss. To view Kolman's presentation, complete with examples of her work and links to additional resources, click here.

1/17 Nature Competition Results Posted

Results from the third and final Nature and Pictorial 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 1/3 People 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.

CPS Ladies V-neck T-shirts Now Available!

CPS now has ladies v-neck tshirts available. We have a variety of sizes sm-xxl in black, gray, and navy. $11 each. Shirts can be purchased at any CPS meeting and most other clubroom events - cash, checks and credit cards accepted

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

January 29
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Lenses and Filters
January 31
7:30 PM
Black & White Competition (Projection)
February 1
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Selections
February 2
10:00 AM
Class and Members Field Trip - Fifth Street Arcades
February 3
7:30 PM
Intermediate Photoshop Class - RAW Editor II

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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