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1/7 People and 1/21 Nature Competition Results

Results from the third People Competition and Nature 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 the latest digital 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.

Masking Requirements

In light of the surge of Covid cases that is going on right now, the CPS Board is requiring all persons attending CPS classes or Friday meetings in person through the end of February to wear a mask at all times while in the building, no matter what their vaccination status. They also strongly encourage all non-vaccinated members and students to attend meetings and classes virtually for the time being.

We realize that everyone is tired of the Covid precautions and anxious for life to return to normal. However, it is the Board's responsibility to assure our members, students, and instructors that they will be as safe as possible in attending meetings and classes.

CPS School Classes - Clarification

In order to help clarify any confusion about the format of classes for the Winter session of the CPS School, please read the following:

There are three options available to take any class:
- In person. In these cases, masks are required of all participants. In addition, we have added air purification units to the clubroom and placed wall-mounted Purell dispensers throughout the clubroom space.
- Livestream - For those who have tested positive or are uncomfortable with attending in person, the classes are available on your computer as they occur, allowing students the opportunity to ask questions via email, which will be answered during the class.
- All classes are also being recorded and made available immediately after each individual class ends and accessible 24/7 from any computer.

Instructions and links to view the live-streams and the recordings are sent out before the start of the course, usually the day before the course begins.

Mansfield Reformatory Book Project - Members-Only

In mid-December, an email was sent to all current CPS members describing procedures for submitting photos for a book on the Mansfield Reformatory. Please refer to that email for specific instructions.

The ShutterScore link is now open for current CPS members to upload up to five photos taken at the Mansfield Reformatory to be considered for inclusion in the book. The link will be available until February 15, 2022. This project is for current CPS members only. Questions, please send an email to

NOTE: Print Competitions Changed to Projection

For a number of reasons, participation in Print competitions has declined significantly. The Board discussed this situation and voted to change the remaining print competitions for this club year to projection, with the exception of the next B competition. Print competitions will return in the next club year.

The club calendar has been modified to reflect this change. Keep in mind that the deadline for a ShutterScore entry in a projection competition is 10 days before the night of the competition. So, for example, entries for the January 7, 2022, People competition must be submitted to ShutterScore by December 29, 2021.

Officer and Board Position Descriptions

At the end of this club year, we will have several openings for Officers and Board members. Click here to get more information about each of these positions. Please contact us at if you might be interested in filling any one of these positions.

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

January 28
7:30 PM
(Clubroom Closed) Members only Zoom Presentation - Frank T Smith
January 29
10:30 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Layer Masks and Blend Modes
January 30
10:00 AM
Fundamentals Class Field Trip - North Coast Harbor
January 31
7:30 PM
Intermediate Photoshop - Raw Editor II
February 2
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Macro

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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