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Happy Thanksgiving from CPS!

On behalf of the Officers and Board, please accept our sincere wishes for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you're a long-term or a newer member, a student or a visitor, we consider you a part of our extended family and we owe YOU our thanks for making CPS the vibrant, friendly and successful organization we are today. THANK YOU!!!

Winter School Sessions are Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for the winter sessions of the Fundamentals of Good Photography, Photoshop Editing and Photoshop Lightroom courses! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website. Photo classes make great holiday gifts!

Open Critique Night Returns Friday 12/1!!

There is no theme tonight! Please bring up to a maximum of 6 images on a flash drive of any of your images that you would like to show the audience for an informal critique. No Judges! Just your peers giving you some technical advice to help you with your photography skills. See you at 7:30!!

A Year in Review in Pictures Friday 12/8!

Being so close to the end of the year, this is a perfect opportunity to showcase any of your pictures that you took in 2017 that truly meant something to you. This could include pictures you took that reflected any events that took place here in Cleveland or anywhere in the world. Be prepared to describe the image to the audience and what it meant to you.

Bring up to 4 images either matted or on a flash drive to show to everyone in attendance.

11/17 Creative Competition Results Posted!

Results from the second Creative competition of the year (featuring 'Creative Through Processing' images) 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 11/10 'B' 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.

CPS Holiday Party

This year's party will start at 7:30 at the Brecksville United Methodist Church on Rt 82 and Rt. 21 just like it was last year. The street address is 65 Public Square in Brecksville. Your Family and Friends are Welcome!! We will be giving away several gift cards and we will have our world famous Annual Robbers Exchange that has been a staple at every one of these parties for years! Don't forget we will also be announcing the 2 winners of 2 $50 Dodd gift cards of our photo contest from our most recent Dark Room Door Newsletter.

No competitions, no judges, no photos to bring...just an evening of great food, friendship, and the hilarious ROBBERS GIFT EXCHANGE. To participate in the Robbers Gift Exchange, please bring a wrapped, unmarked gift (value $15 or less). "Regifting" in this Robbers Exchange is not uncommon as we have seen yellow waders, bedpans, and ceramic heads in the past, so you definitely can use your imagination!

Hope to see you all Friday December 15th at 7:30!!!

'Town Hall' Meeting

CPS holds business meetings yearly in order to keep our members informed of club events and what's going on behind the scenes. We believe that the success of any organization depends on staying in touch with its membership and providing everyone an opportunity to express an opinion and understand the 'whys' behind decisions that are made. Hope to see YOU - with all your questions, opinions on Friday, January 12th at 7:30pm!

The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here

The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the first 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

November 23
November 24
No Meeting
November 27
7:00 PM
Club Closed - School Practice
December 1
7:30 PM
Open Critique Night
December 2
Pixel Private Sale - Members Only

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 ©2017 Cleveland Photographic Society.