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Spring Session Photo Classes Are Now Enrolling!

As the days begin to lengthen and daffodils begin to start thinking about peeking through the snow, another sure sign of Spring is when enrollment in the spring sessions of our School of Photography classes OPENS! Choose the Fundamentals of Good Photography course to help you get started or rejuvenated in photography or any of our Editing courses to take your photos to the next level. These include the Intro to Photoshop Editing, Intermediate Photoshop or Lightroom Classic CC courses! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website.

Cabin Fever Party 1/25 - Registration Ends 1/23!

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! For all the details and to register, see the calendar listing. This event is open to EVERYONE - hope YOU can join us!

CPS Flickr Challenge #8- Blue

The objective of this eighth challenge is straight forward :  submit an image that incorporates the color blue.  The subject may be blue or the background may be blue.  Your blues may be light baby blue or you may go to the opposite end with a dark royal blue.  If you desire, use a blue lighting source or even use editing software to establish a blue hue in your image.   So don't let the wintertime blues get you down.  Instead, create a brilliant image that captures the richness of the color blue. This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, January 26th, 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.

In Your Style - Friday 1/18

Developing a personal style is not copying someone else’s style. Developing a personal style is finding who you are and making your work be the extension of your personality. Join us Friday January 18th at 7:30 pm at the CPS Clubhouse. Do not be reluctant to try it… to explore your own style, whether just developing or emerging as you gain more experience and confidence in your personal photographic style. SHARE IT WITH OTHERS - THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION. BRING UP TO 6 IMAGES IN YOUR STYLE – printed and matted or on a flash drive.

1/11 Nature Competition Results Posted

Results from the third and final 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 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.

1/4 Shoot in the Style - Link to Presentation

NOTE: The Calendar Listing has been updated to include a copy of the program presented at the 1/4 meeting. Photography certainly is an art form. We can learn it, practice it, and dissect it, but sometimes art is just art. Yet, there are many photographers out there who have dedicated their life to this art form and they have so much to teach us. On Friday, January 4, we'll look behind the lens of several famous photographers to see what we can learn when we view life from their perspective and try to emulate their styles. For full details and a link to the presentation, see the calendar listing.

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.

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

January 18
In Your Style
January 19
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Layers
January 23
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Composition & Tripods
January 25
Cabin Fever Party
January 26
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Blend Modes and Layer Masks

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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