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!


CPS Volunteer Positions Needed

Here is your chance to become more active in CPS and assist in running the club. Positions that need to be filled are Speaker Coordinator, Co-Chair of the Competition Committee and Co-Director of Fundamentals of Good Photography. There are also other volunteer opportunities available as instructors, speakers and committee volunteers. Most of the work for these roles can be done from home and we will teach you any skills you need. This is an excellent opportunity to not only become more active in the club but to also have a say in the direction of the club. Complete descriptions of the positions and information on signing up can be found by clicking here.

March 7 SIG Meeting – Continuous Shooting

Today’s cameras aren’t limited to continuous shooting at a mere 3-5 frames per second as they were a decade ago.  Many current cameras can easily capture photos at 20-30 frames per second – or up to 120 fps in cropped mode.  The CPS SIG meeting in March will explore all the new things you can do with these expanded continuous shooting capabilities and show you tricks for getting the best results at these frame rates.  Action photography, multiple exposures, time-lapse, motion analysis, dynamic range optimization, and much more will be covered.  You’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical and electronic shutters, the “Jell-O” effect, and what we can expect in the future.

Slight Revisions to Competition Rules

There have been some slight revisions to the CPS Competition Rules posted on the website. The changes include limiting participation in the B Competition to 2 years and disallowing watermarks. Please read the new rules in the Competition section of the website.

Photojournalism Images from February 16 Available

The images from the February 16 Photojournalism Night are now on the Gallery page of the website.

B Competition Results from February 9 Available

The results and winning images from the February 9, 2024 B Print competition are now available on the Gallery Page of the website. The updated Accumulated Points totals are available in the Competitions section under the Programs tab.

CPS’ First Phone Competition May 3, 2024

Start taking images with your phone because CPS is having its first Phone Competition on May 3. It will be a Pictorial category and images will be submitted through Shutter Score. There will be more details to follow but start to capture your images now so you will be ready!

Call for Instagram Images

CPS has an active Instagram page named clevelandphotographicsociety and we are in need of some club members’ images for the site. Email any images you would like to have on our Instagram page to socialmedia@clevelandphoto.org and the social media committee will post them on the site. Feel free to tag any of your other images that you post yourself the CPS site.

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

DIY Photography Accessories on a Budget Live Zoom Event Clubhouse will be open
February 23, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Photoshop Editing Class - Tips and Tricks II
February 24, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fundamentals Class Field Trip - Stone Garden Farm
February 25, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Intermediate Photoshop Class - Blend-If, Luminosity Masks & Workflow
February 26, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fundamentals Class - Night Photography and Photoshop Demo
February 28, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 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.