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Steve and Glenn at CPS this Friday

Join us Friday night (May 25th) when Steve Manchook and Glenn Petranek present a different approach to their photography. Steve and Glenn have been photographing together for over 20 years. Friday's meeting will explore the same subject, but how they each approached it photographically. This event is free and open to all.

4th of July Fireworks Boat Cruise!

We've again booked the Holiday excursion boat for a chance to shoot the Fourth of July fireworks from the unique perspective of the waters of Lake Erie. Seats are available to CPS members, Students and their families and friends with a limit of 4 seats. Seats will go on sale on a first-paid basis on Friday, June 1st at 6pm. For all the details, see the calendar listing

Mansfield Reformatory Sales End This Thursday!

Registration for our annual visit to Mansfield Reformatory on Saturday, June 2nd will close THIS THURSDAY, MAY 31 at 5pm. No registrations and NO REFUNDS can be issued after that time. This trip is open to EVERYONE, with separate prices for Photographers and Non-Photographers. Hope YOU can join us!

Congratulations Year End Winners!

As usual, there were several surprises at the Year-End Awards presentations on May 18th. Congratulations to all who entered and especially those whose images were selected to hang on the Gathering Room wall for the 2018-19 club year! Special thanks to Bill Keaton and the individual Competition chairs for their efforts to ensure that competitions ran smoothly throughout the year, providing all who entered an opportunity to receive objective feedback and a chance to learn and grow in their photography. To see a slideshow of all the winning images, click here.

Intermediate Photoshop Practice Sessions are Full!

With the new Intermediate Photoshop classes set to debut in the fall, CPS members were offered the opportunity to sit in on the final practice sessions. All seats for these sessions are now full and no additional registrations can be accepted. Please plan to join us when the inaugural session of this course begins on October 16th - enrollment is now open!

Charles Needle Workshop - Raffle Tickets On Sale!

On Friday, July, 27th, The Cleveland Photographic Society is pleased to welcome award-winning California-based fine art flower and garden photographer, Charles Needle. Charles will present a program on how to craft painterly intimate landscapes, as well as striking and unusual macro images using nothing more than your camera and a little imagination. This event is free and open to everyone!
Charles' workshop the following two days at the Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum is SOLD OUT but CPS will be raffling off one seat. Raffle tickets are $5/ticket or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at any Friday night meeting.
Registration information for the weekend, full details about his Friday night presentation, and his full bio can be found here.

Welcome Our New Officers and Board Members!

At the CPS meeting held on Friday, April 20, members elected a new slate of officers who will lead the Club for the 2018-19 Club Year, beginning June 1st. Congratulations to our new President Deb Zimmerman and new 1st Vice President Chuck Fitzgerald - and returning Officers: Barb Cerrito (2nd Vice President), Rob Erick (Secretary) and Vicki Wert (Treasurer). Four Board Members were also elected: Chris Camino, Kathie Golobic, Bob Kowaleski and Eric Wethington. Very Special thanks to outgoing President Joanne Damian, 1st Vice President Michele Schneider and Past President Dave Brooks - as well as departing Board Members George Readus and Ron Werman. Congratulations - and THANKS!

The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here

The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the second 6 months of 2017, 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.

New Competition Tutorial Available!

To help you get the most out of your images, a new tutorial has been added to the Competitions page of this website! Sometimes using 'standard' mat sizes for print competitions is easier and less expensive but may not showcase your image to best advantage by choosing the right size and ratio for maximum impact. And while you're reading, check out the 'How to Compete' and 'How to Mat' presentations as well - all found on the Competitions page of this website. Good Luck to all competitors!

Exhibition Gallery Pages Have Been Updated!

The exhibition Gallery pages of this website have been updated and now include slideshows of all images displayed in off-site CPS Exhibitions from 2011 through this summer! Click the link to view the UPDATED Exhibition Gallery

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

May 25
7:30 PM
Presentation with Steve and Glenn
May 26
2:00 PM
Western Reserve Fire Museum and Guardians of Traffic East Field Trip
May 28
Memorial Day
May 30
7:30 PM
Editing Class - Tips & Tricks
May 31
Restored B-29 Bomber at Burke Lakefront Airport

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


All images and content ©2018 Cleveland Photographic Society.