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Coming Up
- Panel Discussion - Oct 23, 2014
- Photo Contest - Nov 12, 2014
- Holiday Party - Dec 11, 2014
- Tim Cooper - Jan 8, 2015

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Photographing Fall Color in CVNP (from ConservancEnews 10-2-14)

Guest post (and photos) from Jim Roetzel, Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society

Fall probably brings more photographers to the Cuyahoga Valley than any other season. The woods draped in the colors of fall are just beautiful. However, many photographers fall into a couple traps. They don’t give their fall photos the priority it demands. Some shoot their photos too quickly, or at wrong times of the day, or from a safe distance. 

To be an effective nature photographer, you have to learn to slow down, appreciate the quality of light, and record a variety of expression of fall color with your camera.

Fall photos tips

Annual Photo Contest

Get your best prints ready for the annual Cuyahoga Valley National Park Photography Contest! The contest will be accepting entries at the  Boston Store Visitor Center October 25 - Novemver 2, 2014.

Exhibit opening and awards presentation takes place on November 12 at 7:00pm at the Akron-Summit County Public Library (60 S Hight Street, Akron). Entries will be displayed in an exhibit at the library November 12 - December 5, 2014. First place winners in each category will then be displayed at Trail Mix Peninsula from December 8, 2014 - January 5, 2015.

A printable entry form is available here.

Lightroom: Crafting the Fine Photograph with Tim Cooper

Join the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society for an informative, interactive workshop with nationally recognized photography instructor, Tim Cooper. Previous participants in Tim’s CVPS workshops have raved about how much they learned - and how much fun they had - so we had to bring him back! This workshop is for participants who are new to or somewhat familiar with Adobe Lightroom® and for all those who want to take their post-processing skills to the next level. Special emphasis will be placed on developing efficient work habits, security of your imagery, and producing dramatic and meaningful photography. Participants will leave with a complete understanding of the Lightroom® workflow. This is a hands-on workshop, so you practice as you learn. This allows you to work on your computer with your photographs to build your skills.  Jan 9-11, 2015.  Workshop Flyer



The CVPS Gallery – A Second Chance to Enjoy Members’ Work

Did you miss the last CVPS Photo Walk or the Members’ Show? Don’t miss the opportunity to view many of the images from these events. Visit the CVPS Gallery page, click on an event, and enjoy members’ photographs. The shared images are the next best thing to being there – and will inspire you to attend an upcoming event!

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