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Intermediate Photoshop Course Starts 10/1!

Enrollment is now open for the Intermediate Photoshop course! Classes begin on October 1st - don't delay! Full details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School page of this website. PLEASE NOTE: The Fundamentals of Good Photography course is full and no additional registrations can be accepted. A new session of the Fundamentals course will begin on Wednesday, January 8th - enrollment is open now!

Nature & Pictorial Competition 9/27!

The deadline to enter this competition was September 18th at 9 pm. Even though no additional entries can be accepted, please plan to join us to see the beautiful images and hear the judge's comments

CPS Photo Challenge #25 : Reflections

Reflections photography is the art or technique of using reflective surfaces to capture beautiful and unique images. Common surfaces used for reflective photography are bodies of water, windows, and mirrors. Using reflective surfaces is a great way to create abstract images. Often, images created using reflections have a more artistic appeal.  
For this challenge, we want you incorporate a reflection as a integral part of your composition.  The reflection you use may be a sharp mirrored image or it may be obscure and abstract.  This is a great opportunity for you to test your imagination.
For this challenge, make an image using the compositional technique of shallow depth of field. Your subject must be in focus with the background out of focus. If possible, the photo should show some amount of bokeh. Try different subjects and different types of images. Have fun and be creative.
This Challenge is active through 7pm on Saturday, September 28th, 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.

9/13 'B' Competition Results Posted

Results from the first first 'B' competition (for newer photographers) 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 the 7/5 People and Pictorial 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.

Cleveland Photo Fest - NOW thru 10/30!

CPS is proud to partner with The Cleveland Photographic Workshop as it announces the first annual Cleveland Photo Fest, opening September 1st through October 30th, 2019.
A citywide event, the CPF aims to strengthen the appreciation of photography as a major force in today’s visually driven culture.
Several photography exhibitions will open under Cleveland Photo Fest auspices involving more than 100 local, national and international photographers. The CPF anticipates the initial participation of more than 30 galleries, art spaces, and organizations. The festival will feature photographer’s presentations, gallery and art space exhibitions and community-oriented educational events. For a complete list of events, visit their website or send an email

CPS Ladies V-neck T-shirts Now Available!

CPS now has ladies v-neck tshirts available. We have a variety of sizes sm-xxl in black, gray, and navy. $11 each. Shirts can be purchased at any CPS meeting and most other clubroom events - cash, checks and credit cards accepted

The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here!

The latest issue of the Award Winning! CPS Newsletter covering the last 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.

Congratulations 2019-2020 CPS Officers and Board

On April 19th, CPS held its Annual Election of Officers and Board Members for the 2019-2020 Club Year. All current Officers and Board Members were re-elected for another term. Thank you for your continued service to the club. Officers for the upcoming year will be Deb Zimmerman - President, Chuck Fitzgerald - 1st VP, Barb Cerrito - 2nd VP, Rob Erick - Secretary and Vicki Wert - Treasurer

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 an all-volunteer 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

September 23
7:30 PM
Lightroom Class - Library Module
September 25
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Composition & Tripods
September 27
7:30 PM
Nature & Pictorial Competition (Projection)
September 28
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Finishing and Course Review
September 29
10:00 AM
Class and Members Field Trip - Fifth Street Arcades

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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