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CPS Annual Banquet UPDATED

This year's Annual Banquet is May 21st at 5:30 pm. The location this year will be at the Doubletree Hilton, 6200 Quarry Road, Independence, Ohio.
Dinner will start at 6:30 pm. It is a cash bar and the attire is business casual.
Right after their presentation, immediately following the announcement of the winners of the Presidents Awards and the Inaugural Berthold Klein Volunteer of the Year Award, we will announce all the 2015/2016 Competition Awards.
Your payment to reserve a seat is your admission, so no tickets will be issued for this event.
Deadline for your reservation is - May 15th
Please see the calendar listing for more details.

SIG Program Continues Thursday 5/5 at 7pm

The next Special Interest Group Meeting led by Dave Busch will be Thursday May 5th at 7pm. Tonight's topic will be: the many benefits of using the Continuous Shooting mode. The digital equivalent of the film camera’s “motor drive” is not just for sports and action any more. You’ll find continuous shooting useful at concerts, for capturing expressions during portrait sessions with your family, kids, and grandkids, and many other situations.
Plan to be at the club at 7pm on Thursday May 5th to learn more about this camera function.

Open Critique Night Returns May 6th!!

The theme tonight is going to be any building and structures anywhere in the world that you would like to show to the audience for an Open Critique. If you are not into images of structures and would like to bring something else to show everyone, that's OK too!! Bring in your 3 images on a flash drive and we will see you at 7:30 on Friday May 6th in the club meeting room!!

2016 CPS Share & Tell Series Schedule

On Friday May 13th, long time CPS friend Stuart Pearl will give his popular Architectural photo presentation of Cleveland that will start in University Circle and end in the Flats.
Then on Friday May 27th, Photography Author David Busch will give a special presentation on "Learning about the Ins and Outs of a Mirrorless Camera."
Please check out our calendar for more details on all these presentations!! All these events all start at 7:30 in our club room and are free and open to all!!

Summer Field Trips UPDATE

We've got a summer full of fun activities planned for you and NOW is the time to start planning. The calendar is filling fast with a variety of photo opportunities and more are being added regularly. Keep an eye on the Club Calendar on a regular basis so you won't miss out! Event information and admission fees (where applicable) have been updated for the following events - many of which have limited capacity. Please read the listings carefully for all the details before purchasing:

Sunday, 5/15 - House of Wills - Members and current students - open to the frist 25
Friday, 5/20 - Glamorgan Castle - Open to all
Sunday, 5/22 - Back to the Wild and Seneca Caverns - Open to all
Friday, 6/3 - Gladiators Football - Open to all
Saturday, June 4 - Mansfield Reformatory - Open to all
Thursday, June 9 - Akron Rubber Ducks Baseball - Open to all
Monday, July 4 - Fireworks from aboard the Holiday! - Open to CPS members and students only
Thursday, July 7 - Tall Ships Parade of Sail aboard the Holiday! - Open to CPS members and students only
Saturday, July 30 - US Air Force Museum Bus Trip - CPS members and students only until May 15
Saturday thru Monday, 9/3 - 5 - Air Show Box Seats - CPS members and students only until May 15
And many more to come.....

Gladiators Arena Football Returns!

Join CPS for the Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football Photo Event on Friday, June 3rd. For the price of a ticket, CPS members will have exclusive access for photography before and during the game. Monopods are optional.
Please see the calendar listing for more details.

New Product Demo Night 6/3!!

Pixel Connection will be bringing in Professional Photographer and Photo Gear expert/enthusiast Mike C. Northrup who will be demonstrating his favorite tools of the trade in this presentation. Get hands on time with leading photography products and a seminar that will focus on learning how to use a light meter to get accurate exposures, utilizing filters to take your outdoor photos to the next level and how to use TTL radio triggering to light up your scenes anywhere.
Mike is the Regional Business Manager for Mac Group brands for Ohio and Michigan, Indiana and neighboring states. His brands include Benro, Elinchrom, Ilford, Induro, Mefoto, Phottix, Sekonic, Tenba, Vu and many more! Pixel will also offer special giveaways and demo discounts!! See you in our club room Friday at 7:30!!

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

April 30
10:00 AM
Fundamentals Class - Environmental Photography and Lighting & Portraiture
May 1
Club Room Closed
May 2
5:00 PM
Clubroom closed
May 4
7:30 PM
Editing Class - Layer Masks and Blending Modes
May 5
7:00 PM
CPS Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

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.