Cleveland Photographic Society

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Then and Now

CPS has operated continuously since 1887, making us one of the oldest camera clubs in North America. For over 125 years, CPS has grown and adapted, embracing new techniques and technologies - and remains vibrant and active. CPS does not specialize in any one photographic discipline, instead educating and encouraging its members to explore all subjects and types of photography.

We currently have over 600 members and are one of only a very few clubs to have our own permanent clubroom. These facilities allow CPS to conduct a Photo School three times each year featuring sessions on Fundamentals of Good Photography, Photoshop Photo Editing, Intermediate Photo Editing, Photoshop Lightroom and a variety of informational and educational workshops. CPS meets almost every Friday night throughout the year.

Member Services

We invite you to visit us and see for yourself all we have to offer. Most events are open to guests and visitors at no charge, unless specifically listed as members only or a part of our School of Photography programs.

We are located in the Broadview Heights Municipal complex in Broadview Heights:
9543 Broadview Rd.
all Friday evening Meetings begin at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise announced.
Our clubroom is ADA friendly and people of all abilities are welcome

CPS also sponsors many other events, such as special workshops, social activities and field trips to provide ideas, opportunities and inspiration.

Our newsletter is "The Darkroom Door". It contains club news items, member photos, reviews of recent field trips and events, "how to" articles by experienced club photographers, as well as occasional stories about our members. Take a look at our current and archived newsletters here

Contact Us

Cleveland Photographic Society

Our clubroom is ADA friendly and people of all abilities are welcome

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 470303
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

Clubroom Location (please do not send mail to this address):

9543 Broadview Road, Building 21
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns

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Driving Directions

Cleveland Photographic Society is located at 9543 Broadview Rd. Here's how to find us:

- Take I-77 to Broadview Heights Exit - Route 82 West,
- Go west on Route 82 for about 2 miles until you get to Broadview Road,
- Turn left on Broadview Road and drive about a half mile to Oakes Road on your left, ( the Fire Station is on the corner ),
- Turn left on Oakes Road and proceed to the first drive on your right past the fire station
- This is the entrance to the Broadview Heights Community Building parking lot,
- Turn left at the stop sign and then follow the road as it bears to the right.
- Just beyond the historical building on the left will be a parking lot. On-street parking is also permissible if the lot is full.
- We are located in the one story brick building adjacent to the parking lot. On most occasions, the middle entrance door will be unlocked. If not, go around the building to the courtyard that separates our building from the building which houses the Spotlights Theatre. Signs will direct you to the CPS entrance.


View from Oakes Rd. entrance into Broadview Heights Community Building parking lot.

Need a map?

Click here to download a pdf map to CPS from Cleveland.

Click here to download a pdf map to CPS from Broadview Heights.


Cleveland Photographic Society members meet each week for competitions, critiques, programs, and workshops. These are excellent opportunities for photographers to display their work and receive valuable feedback. Past programs and workshops have included topics such as: large format photography, digital photography, stereo photography, and competition judging. There is ample time before and after meetings to meet with fellow members, guests, and the evening's presenters. Regardless of your photographic interest, CPS has something for you. All regular meetings are held on Friday evenings and begin at 7:30 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME - please join us!

Twelve times each year, competition meetings are held on Friday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. Competition entries are accepted no later than 7:30 PM. While only CPS members and current School of Photography students can compete, all are welcome to attend. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and are held bi-monthly. All meetings are held at 7:30 PM in the clubroom at 9543 Broadview Road in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

The CPS web calendar is always kept current and lists all club activities and details. Unless specifically noted, all Friday meetings and most other events and field trips are open to all at no charge. PLEASE NOTE: School of Photography programs - listed in blue on the web calendar - are open only to enrolled students.

Click here to see the CPS Club Calendar of Meetings and Events.

March 25
4:30 PM
Great Blue Heron Rookery - Informal Field Trip
March 27
7:30 PM
Lightroom Classic - Library Module
March 31
Deadline for End of Year Digital Submissions
March 31
7:30 PM
Critique Night
April 3
7:30 PM
Lightroom Classic - Develop - Global Edits

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


All images and content ©2023 Cleveland Photographic Society.