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Fall School Sessions Start THIS Week!

Enrollment is now open for the fall sessions of all three of our popular School of Photography programs! The Fundamentals of Good Photography course will begin on Wednesday, August 31st and our COMPLETELY REVISED Intro to Photoshop CC Photo Editing course will be held on Saturdays, beginning September 10. The Photoshop Lightroom class will begin on Monday, September 26th. Full course details and enrollment information can be found on the School pages of this website. Take your photography to the next level - enroll today!

SIG Program Continues Thursday 9/1

The next Special Interest Group Meeting led by Dave Busch will be Thursday September 1st at 7pm. With a very timely theme this evening, the theme for tonight will be “Shooting Air Shows.” Since Dave has shot several Air Shows, he will talk about some tips and tricks he has learned over the years. See the CPS Calendar for more details. We will see you at the club at 7pm on Thursday September 1st!!

Open Critique Night Returns 9/2

The theme tonight is going to be any animals, wild or domesticated, from anywhere in the world that you would like to show to the audience for an Open Critique. If you are not into animal images and would like to bring something else to show everyone, that's OK too!! Bring in your 3 images on a flash drive and we will see you at 7:30 on Friday September 2nd in the club meeting room!!

Pixel Connection Demo at Cleveland Air Show!!

Our friends at The Pixel Connection will be sponsoring a Demo event at the Cleveland Air Show. This is a FREE event, with demo gear and loaners from Sony, Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Benro & Induro. CPS members can borrow any available lens or gear for FREE while they are at the Air Show! Here is the link to register for the Demo.

CPS Share and Tell Series Continues Friday 10/7

On Friday, October 7th, very special guests Jim and Magrit Baurecht Nilsen traveling in from the west coast will stop by CPS to give a special presentation called "Photographic Highlights of Europe." This presentation will include some of their photos from Italy, Prague and the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Croatia, Santorini and Meteora in Greece, and the Lavender fields in the south of France. They will also talk about several of their "in the field techniques."
Please check out our calendar for more details!! All presentations will start at 7:30 in our club room and are free and open to all!!

8/19 People Competition Results Posted

Results from the first People 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 be viewed here . A reminder to members that a database of all competition entries in Excel spreadsheet format is updated shortly after each competition.

2016 CPS Competition Schedule

August 26th - Photojournalism
September 9th - Black & White and Pictorial - Print
September 16th - B Competition - Print
September 23rd - Nature and Pictorial - Projection
September 30th - Photojournalism
October 14th - People and Pictorial - Print
November 4th - Black & White and Pictorial - Projection
November 11th - B Competition - Print
November 18th - Creative and Pictorial - Projection
For more details, rules, labels and other helpful information, visit the Competitions pages of this website.

New Field Trips Added - and Updated 8/6!

The calendar listings for the D-Day Re-creation, and the Erie Tall Ships Early Dockside Access field trips have been updated with full information - and more are coming soon! Keep an eye on the calendar and watch your email....Please note: the Erie Tall Ships cruise is now sold out

CPS Cemetery Field Trip

Join us for a full day of photography at various unknown cemeteries located throughout the Cleveland area on October 22, 2016. Then we will meet again on October 23rd at the clubhouse for some editing tips from our photos from Saturday. Please see the calendar listing for more.

Mark Your Calendar

Canon Explorer of Light returns to CPS on April 22, 2017 with Parish Kohanim. Please see the calendar listing for more details, including Parish's bio.

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

August 31
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Intro and Camera Familarization
September 1
7:00 PM
CPS Special Interest Groups (SIGS)
September 2
7:30 PM
Open Critique Night
September 3
Cleveland National Air Show - SOLD OUT!
September 4
Cleveland National Air Show - SOLD OUT!

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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