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9/3 Black and White Competition Results Posted

Results from the first Black & White 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.

CPS Challenge #76: Environmental Photography

This week's challenge is environmental photography. In environmental photography, you are photographing a subject within its surrounding environment. Examples are photographing people, animals or objects, and showing the environment they're in.
A wildlife photographer photographs an animal within its environment. A portrait photographer may photograph a subject in their work environment, such as a chef cooking in the kitchen. Children kicking a ball. A bicyclist riding a bicycle. A musician playing an instrument, etc.
This Challenge is active through 8pm on Saturday, September 18, 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.

Friday Meetings Live-streamed

Now that we have opened the clubhouse to live Friday meetings, we also live-stream the meetings for those who are uncomfortable or unable to attend. In some of those meetings, we have run into technical difficulties that we are working hard to overcome. If technical difficulties prevent a live-stream from happening, we will load the complete presentation on our YouTube channel by Saturday morning.

To view a meeting, click the YouTube button on the home page of our website or go to YouTube and search for ClevePhotographic. In addition to being live-streamed, meetings will be recorded and will remain on our YouTube site for future viewing. (Please note that some members-only meetings with outside speakers may still be conducted via Zoom and will not be available on the YouTube channel.)

About the CPS Photo Challenge

What is the CPS Challenge? It is an on-line forum in which different photographic methods and themes are introduced to the group. Participants then have two weeks to capture images that adhere to the assigned topic (new images only- no archived photos), and then share them with the rest of the group. This is not a competition. However, positive feedback and comments are offered on several of the submissions. The best thing about the ‘Challenge’ is that not only do you get to share your images with CPS community, you can also view images submitted by other group members and glean inspiration from their take on the same theme. The CPS Challenge is really an opportunity for you to exercise your creativity…and it is a lot of fun.

The CPS Challenge is located on the popular photo sharing platform Flickr. You must sign up with Flickr and then join the CPS Challenge group if you desire to participate. This is an easy and straight forward process. A detailed overview of the group’s description and rules, as well as the images by fellow CPS members can be found at the CPS Challenge group homepage. Here is the link.

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 17
7:30 PM
September 18
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Layers, Layer Masks & Blend Modes
September 18
5:00 PM
Buckin' Ohio Event
September 18
Civil War Reenactment in Zoar, Ohio
September 18
Ravenna Balloon A-fair

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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