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Photo Classes Make GREAT Gifts!

Enrollment is now open for the winter sessions of our Fundamentals of Good Photography, Photoshop Editing and Photoshop Lightroom courses, which will begin in early January. Full course details, dates and enrollment information can be found on the School pages of this website. And remember - photography classes make GREAT Holiday gifts!!

CPS Holiday Party Friday 12/16!!!

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 from Pixel Connection including a $100 gift card 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! See our CPS Calendar for more details.
Hope to see you all Friday December 16th at 7:30!!!

A Year in Review in Pictures Friday 12/9!

Being so close to the end of the year, this is a perfect opportunity to showcase any of your pictures that you took in 2016 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. If there is enough interest, this may turn out to be a tradition a week before our holiday party.

CPS's Cleveland Institute of Music Exhibit

Our Exhibit "Cleveland - A City For All Seasons" opens Sunday January 8th with a reception from 1 to 3pm at the Cleveland Institute of Music at 11021 East Blvd in University Circle. This exhibit will run all spring until May 20th. Anyone interested in helping with our framing and hanging party in January for this exhibit, please get a hold of our Exhibit Chair, Rocky Encalada.

Lolly the Trolley Field Trip - SOLD OUT!

Thanks to all who registered! This trip is now sold out. (Note that this event takes the place of our regular Friday meeting on December 23).

The Current Issue of the Darkroom Door is Here

The latest issue of the CPS Newsletter covering the first 6 months of 2016, The Darkroom Door, is now available for viewing and downloading in the Newsletter section of this website. Check out page 35 for the Photo Contest to have a chance to win 2 $50 Dodd Gift Cards. Winners to be announced at our Holiday Party. Click here to view this and previous issues.

11/18 Creative Competition Results Posted

Results from the second Creative 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 6th, 2017- People and Pictorial-Print
January 27th, 2017-Nature and Pictorial-Projection
February 3rd, 2017- B&W and Pictorial-Print
February 10th, 2017- B Competition-Projection
March 10th, 2017- B Competition-Print
For more details, rules, labels and other helpful information, visit the Competitions pages of this website.

Mark Your Calendar

Canon Explorer of Light returns to CPS on April 22, 2017 with Parish Kohanim. Please see the calendar listing for more details, including Parish's bio.

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

December 9
7:30 PM
A Year in Review in Pictures
December 13
7:30 PM
Board Meeting
December 16
7:30 PM
Holiday Party
December 23
Lolly the Trolley Night Field Trip - SOLD OUT!
December 24
Christmas Eve

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 ©2016 Cleveland Photographic Society.