Welcome to CPS!

The Cleveland Photographic Society isn’t your typical camera club. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Broadview Heights, Ohio which offers a variety of activities for members and visitors alike — from guest speakers to special interest groups, competitions to classes.

Check out our calendar or sign up for a newsletter to see what CPS has planned next!


August 1 SIG Meeting – Managing Light in Photography

This SIG Meeting will deal with all aspects of light and how we can use it in our photos. The talk will cover some of the technical details behind lighting as well as how to apply that information to taking an image. It should be a very interesting evening and as always, after the meeting we will break into camera specific groups to discuss individual camera problems and tips.

Phone Photography Instructor Needed

CPS is putting together an iPhone Photography Course and is looking for two members willing to learn some of the skills and to teach them. We will help prepare you with course material. Good teaching and organizational skills are needed.A. complete description of the position and information on signing up can be found by clicking here.

Mat Cutting and Photo Mounting Instructor Needed

Mat cutting and photo mounting is a method to ensure your photos are beautifully and duarably  displayed. Perfect for personal projects, exhibitions or professional portfolios.  You will be taught everything you know. You will be taught everything you need to know. This position will serve as a backup in case the main instructor is unavailable. Information on signing up can be found by clicking here.

Volunteer Opportunities

The volunteers of CPS keep its programs and schools running smoothly. Check out our volunteer postings to see where your skills might be a good fit!

Upcoming Events

People & Pictorial Competition (Projection)
July 12, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nelson - Kennedy Ledges State Park Field Trip
July 13, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fairport Harbor Field Trip
July 14, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Introduction to Mat Cutting with Dennis Wert - PLEASE READ "MORE INFO"
July 16, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Deadline to Enter July 26 Nature & Pictorial Competition (Projection)
July 17, 2024 | 9:00 pm

Get Involved at CPS

Field Trips

Participate in members-only field trips to hidden gems around Northeast Ohio.

Take a Class

Take a class at our long-running School of Photography.

Learn and Grow

Participate in competitions, join a special interest group, or sign up for our mentoring program.