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Winter School Sessions are Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for the winter sessions of the Fundamentals of Good Photography and Intro to Photoshop Editing courses! Both courses begin in early January – and both make GREAT holiday gifts for the photographer on your list! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website. Enrollment is also open for the spring sessions of the substantially revised Lightroom Classic CC and NEW Intermediate Photoshop courses. Dates and session topics for all CPS classes through the entire 2019 calendar year can be viewed by browsing through the calendar pages of this website.

Tabletop Workshop Series - Macro

Join us for the first hands-on session in our winter-long tabletop photography series, designed to stretch your imagination (and give you something to shoot during cold winter days). Tonight we will be focusing on macro and closeup photography. We'll begin the evening with a brief set-up lecture on the topic and then break into small groups to practice shooting a variety of subjects. Bring your camera, your tripod, favorite macro items to share and your imaginations! This event is open to all at no charge.

Mike Moats Seminar is FULL!

The Mike Moats seminar on Sunday, January 27th is FULL and no additional registrations can be accepted. CPS members who wish to be placed on a wait list should send an email to Please include 'Mike Moats' in the subject line and include your name and phone number in the body of the email. Requests from non-CPS members will not be accepted. For more details see the calendar listing.

CPS Photo Challenge #5 - Macro

It is time to get in close. Macro photography is the topic for this fortnight’s challenge. Over the next two weeks, we challenge you to discover interesting compositions within the small details. Virtually anything is fair game, but you are encouraged to use your creativity to turn the tiny into the awesome. If you’ve never tried macro photography and would like some guidance, we have you covered. CPS has two opportunities to improve your macro skills over the next two weeks (a Special Interest Group dedicated to macro and a tabletop macro workshop). This is an excellent opportunity for you to hone your macro eye and macro skills, so get your camera and GET SMALL.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, December 15th, 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.

Save the Date - Cabin Fever Party 1/25!

You spoke and we listened! With everyone so busy and the holiday season so hectic, instead of our annual Holiday Party we've moved things to late January and re-christened the event the CPS Cabin Fever Party! Same great potluck dinner, same great Robbers Gift Exchange, same great venue in the Brecksville Methodist Church - but NOW on Friday, January 25th! Save the date and watch for details - hope YOU can join us!

11/16 Creative Competition Results Posted

Results from the second Creative 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 this 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.

The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here!

The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the first 6 months of 2018, 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.

CPS on New Day Cleveland!

On Tuesday, September 18, our own Kris Bosworth presented a segment on Fox 8's New Day Cleveland morning show! For a link to the segment, click here . Thanks Kris, for helping to promote CPS!

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

December 11
7:30 PM
Board Meeting
December 14
Tabletop Workshop Series - Macro
December 21
7:00 pm
NO MEETING - Holiday Lights Fieldtrip
December 25
December 28
No Meeting

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.