The Cleveland Photographic Society is an amazing local photography club that just celebrated their 125th anniversary last year! They're a very active group that offers a jam packed calendar of comprehensive classes, competitions and photo adventures. I've taken a few classes from them and have never been disappointed. I'm always pleased with their diverse offerings and organized approach. The coolest thing about them is that they really want to help you get better. They exhibit the philosophy that "a rising tide lifts all boats" and that's rare and just cool. If you are looking for a club or a class in the Cleveland area check them out.
This past week they offered a studio session with 6 different models and studio lighting setups. It was a perfect opportunity to practice for those who don't have access to studio lights normally. It's an area I know I need help in so it was an event I couldn't pass up. The models were terrific and the organizers made sure all 50 participants got their chance to give direction and ask questions. Well done as always. I believe they are doing another workshop of this nature in the near future. I would keep an eye on their website if you're interested.
Here are my favorites from the workshop. And to see the entire set: http://smu.gs/Wt2BPd