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Photoshop Lightroom class is now Enrolling

Enrollment remains open for the winter session of our Photoshop Lightroom course, which will begin on Saturday, February 25th. Enrollment for the spring sessions of the Fundamentals of Good Photography and the Photoshop Editing will open near the end of January and a notice will be posted on this page. No further enrollments can be accepted for the classes that have already begun. Full course details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School pages of this website.

Photojournalism And a Special Guest 1/20!!

CPS is pleased to announce that Bruce Bishop, currently Chief Photographer with The Chronicle Telegram will be on hand to talk about how he got in to photojournalism, the presidents he's photographed, the sports venues, and the equipment he uses. Please bring up to 6 of your digital or print Photojournalistic pictures to share - and join us at 7:30pm! These Photojournalism evenings at our club are designed to celebrate the actual photograph: pictures that tell stories without the aid of accompanying words or Photoshop enhancements. This event is free and open to all.

1/6 People Competition Results Posted

Results from the third and final 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.

Our 1st Quarter 2017 Competition Schedule

January 27th, 2017 - Nature and Pictorial - Projection
February 3rd, 2017 - B&W and Pictorial - Print (Opener: Dan Sandy-Volunteer Work and Animal Photography Presentation)
February 10th, 2017 - B Competition - Projection
March 10th, 2017 - B Competition - Print (Opener: John Earl Brown explains The Photographer's Ephemeris)
March 17th, 2017 - Creative and Pictorial - Projection
For more details, rules, labels and other helpful information, visit the Competitions pages of this website.

2017 CPS Share & Tell Series Schedule

Friday, February 24th -- Stuart Pearl presents "Cape Breton National Park in Nova Scotia"
Friday, March 3rd -- Ami Horowitz presents "Patagonia"
Friday, March 31st -- Steve Manchook will give a presentation on "Fill Lighting"
Friday April 7th -- Steve Lucsik will present 'McGyver' Creative "Through the Lens" Photography Night Part II
Friday May 5th -- John Rivera Resto will give a presentation on "Composition in Photographs"
Friday May 12th -- Our own Joe Polevoi will entertain us with a presentation on more of what he calls his "creative nonsense"
Friday May 19th -- Ian Adams will be here to give a presentation on "Landscape and Nature Photography using your IPhone"
All Presentations will start promptly at 7:30 in the Wilson Club Room at our club. See you then!

Two Cleveland Monsters Hockey Field Trips

Please join fellow CPS members for exclusive photographic access to a professional hockey game at Quicken Arena. Members who reserve tickets will be given access to the arena one hour before the gates open to the general public and will be given MEDIA PASSES for photography throughout the arena! (general access areas only, not the players bench!). This is open to all members, family members and friends of CPS.
First game will be February 12, 2017. Please see the calendar listing for more on the February trip.
Second game is March 26, 2017. Please see the calendar listing for more on the March trip.

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

January 18
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Exposure
January 20
January 21
10:00 AM
Editing Class - Layers, Blend Modes and Layer Masks
January 25
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Lenses & Filters
January 27
7:30 PM
Nature & Pictorial Competition (Projection)

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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