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Fall School Sessions are NOW ENROLLING!

Enrollment is now open for the fall sessions of the Fundamentals of Good Photography, Photoshop Editing and the substantially revised Lightroom Classic CC courses!. AND, we're very pleased to announce the debut of our brand new Intermediate Photoshop class! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

Field Trip Updates as of 8/13!

- The Variety Theatre trip on September 22 is a go! Members and current Students have received an email with registration links and the web calendar has all the details!
- Air Show tickets have arrived and all who ordered them have received an email with pickup instructions. If you missed out and would like to be placed on the Wait List, please email us:
- The Maltz Performing Arts Center trip on August 26th has reached its maximum registration limit, but a wait list has been established. Please see the calendar listing for all the details.
- Mark your calendars NOW for our fall trip to Back to the Wild on 9/9 - one of our most popular field trip destinations!

7/13 Nature Competition Results Posted!

Results from the first 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 this competition can also be viewed here. NEW: A slideshow of all the images entered in Photojournailsm is also available for viewing here. A reminder to members that a database of all competition entries in Excel spreadsheet format is updated shortly after each competition.

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

Remembering John Earl Brown

With sadness, we pass along the news that CPS Member John Earl Brown passed away during the evening of July 17 after a long illness. John Earl was a photographer’s photographer, voracious in his quest for learning and a font of knowledge for anyone lucky enough to listen. An incredibly accomplished studio photographer whose use of light was an art form unto itself, John Earl also challenged himself with various projects, many of which would be considered ‘outside the box’ by many, but all of which led to new forms of artistic expression from which we all could learn. John Earl was slated to become CPS President in 2017-18, but his diagnosis prevented him from filling that role. As recently as July 6th, he worked with Kolman Rosenberg to research and present the three contemporary photographers showcased in our revived ‘Shoot in the Style’ program, designed to encourage members to explore different genres of photography and grow in their art. For examples of his work, click here . An obituary ran in the Sunday, July 22 Plain Dealer but no services are scheduled and no donations are suggested, per his wishes. Godspeed, John Earl. We wish you peace.

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.

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 17
7:30 PM
Creative & Pictorial Competition (Print)
August 17
Dr. Anthony Biondillo Presentation
August 18
7:00 AM
Bus Trip - Franklin Park Conservatory and Ohio Statehouse - CANCELED
August 18
10:00 AM
Public Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Tour
August 20
7:30 PM
Intermediate Photoshop Practice Session - CLOSED

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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