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Spring Classes Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for the spring sessions of the Fundamentals of Good Photography and the Photoshop Editing classes! Full course details, dates and enrollment information for all classes can be found on the School pages of this website.

Canon Explorer of Light Returns 4/22!!

Parish Kohanim will be here for a full day presentation on Saturday 4/22 at 10am until 4pm at the Lakeland Community College. This event is open to EVERYONE! The Cost: Only $5. Please sign up by 4/17. Please see the calendar listing for more details, including Parish's bio and PayPal link to purchase tickets. Space is limited.

SIG Program Continues Thursday March 2nd!

The next Special Interest Group Meeting for Canon, Nikon, Sony and now Fuji! - users will be Thursday March 2nd at 7pm at the club. While Dave Busch, our SIG Leader, is on vacation this month, our own Steve Lucsik will talk about taking all black and all white photographs including high key and low key images. Sticking to one topic at these SIG Meetings, our own Tom Knapp will then talk about "Light Painting and Night Photography" at our SIG meeting in April. SIG Meetings are open to any dues-paying member of CPS who has completed one of the club’s basic photo courses or any other fundamentals course outside the club. Check out the calendar listing for all the details. We hope to see YOU at the club at 7pm on Thursday, March 2nd!

2017 CPS Share & Tell Series Schedule

Friday, March 3rd -- Ami Horowitz presents "Patagonia"
Friday, March 31st -- Steve Manchook will give a presentation on "Fill Light"
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!

Playhouse Square Field Trip is FULL!

The all-access field trip to the State and Palace theatres on Sunday, March 5th has reached its registration limit and no further registrations can be accepted. If you are a member or current student and would like to be added to a wait list, please send an email to

2/10 'B' Competition Results Posted!

Results from the fourth 'B' competition (for students and new members) 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

March 10th, 2017 - B Competition - Print
March 17th, 2017 - Creative and Pictorial - Projection
March 24th, 2017 - Photojournalism
For more details, rules, labels and other helpful information, visit the Competitions pages of this website.

Cleveland Monsters 3/26 Hockey Field Trip

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. Please see the calendar listing for more on this event.

Advanced Photoshop Course In The Works!

In response to student inquiries and the recent Member Survey, CPS is in the process of developing an Intermediate/Advanced Photoshop course. CPS Members have received a short survey, asking for input regarding course content and to help us judge level of interest. Please check your email!

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

March 1
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Portraiture & Lighting
March 2
7:00 PM
CPS Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
March 3
CPS Share & Tell Series with Ami Horowitz
March 4
9:30 AM
Lightroom - Library Module
March 5
10:00 AM
Playhouse Square Theatres field trip - FULL!

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 ©2017 Cleveland Photographic Society.