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!


iPhone Photography Lecture Slides and Downloads Now Available

The downloadable material from the April 5 Zoom presentation by Greg McMillan on phone photography are now available. For a copy of the slides in the presentation click here. For a copy of his ‘cheat sheet’ click here.

CPS Spring Demo Day at Pixel Connection April 27

Pixel Connection is offering special access to CPS members to its Spring Demo Day. This event will include free classes, giveaways, cash for cameras and free sensor cleaning. To sign up, go to the Member Portal of the CPS website where you can access the registration page and password.

May 2 SIG Meeting – Studio and Artificial Lighting

This SIG Meeting will deal with studio and artificial lighting. He will go over how to set up different lighting situations as well as camera settings. 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.

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!

Competition Chair Needed

Here is your chance to become more active in CPS and assist in running the club. A position that need to be filled is the Chair of the Competition Committee. What is needed are good organizational skills and we will teach you everything you need to know. 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 position and 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

Photoshop Editing Class - Layers
April 17, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
April 19, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fundamentals Class - Flash and Macro
April 20, 2024 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lightroom Classic - Class 6 - Review and Wrap-up
April 22, 2024 | 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Photoshop Editing Class - Layer Masks and Blend Modes
April 24, 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.