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School of Photography


As the limits on group gatherings continue, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our spring class sessions. Enrolled students have received an email explaining all of their options, including full refunds. These pages have been updated to reflect our Fall, 2020 lineup of courses - we hope you'll plan to join us then!

The Cleveland Photographic Society has held photography courses for over 90 years. All classes are led by experienced CPS photographers and include field trips and critique sessions as well as regular classroom instruction. You do not have to be a member to attend our photo school. Current course offerings are:

Course Descriptions:

Fundamentals of Good Photography
Introduction to Photoshop Photo Editing
Intermediate Photoshop Editing
Lightroom Classic

Course Schedules:

Fundamentals of Good Photography Schedule
Introduction to Photoshop Photo Editing Schedule
Intermediate Photoshop Editing Schedule
Lightroom Classic Schedule

5 GREAT Reasons to Take a CPS Class:

1. In-depth instruction taught in easy to understand terms by people with a passion for their subject
2. An incredible value - as low as $5 per hour of instruction!
3. Detailed class notes that are yours to keep
4. Once enrolled in a CPS course, you are a 'student for life' in that course - return at any time to pick up classes you may need to miss or those you'd simply like to hear again. All at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE - EVER!
5. Free CPS Membership! All students receive 2 or 4 months of free CPS membership depending on the course they choose.


Course Brochures and Application Form:

Click here for the Winter/Spring Course brochure in Adobe PDF format
(Fall 2020 Course brochure coming soon!)

Now there are two ways to register for CPS School of Photography Classes:

1. Download our enrollment application and register by mail:
Click here for an application for enrollment for any or all courses


2. Register NOW, using our secure PayPal link:

PLEASE NOTE: If your PayPal registration is a gift, please indicate in the box below and complete the enrollment using your own contact information. You can add the recipient's name and contact info in the 'Additional information' box on the registration form but we will communicate only with you. ALSO: if the registration is not a gift but the recipient's name is different from the name and contact info listed on your PayPal account, please use the 'Additional information' box to provide the correct information.

Is this a gift?
Exact Make AND Model of Camera
Preferred Telephone Number
If you have further questions, please email us:

or call 440-570-3352

We’ve also provided a handy list of answers to several
Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you!

Don’t just take our word for it:

See what our Fundamentals and
Photoshop students say about our courses.

As a part of their enrollment, all students in the Fundamentals and Editing classes receive a FREE four month membership in CPS, commencing with the first week of classes. Lightroom students receive a FREE two month membership.

All photo courses are held at the Society's ADA-friendly full-time clubroom: 9543 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147. For further information please contact Rob Erick: or call 440-570-3352

Course fees must be paid in full by the first class. Partial payments cannot be accepted. Registration in the Fundamentals and Editing slasses includes a 4 month membership in the Cleveland Photographic Society. Registration in the Lightroom class includes a 2 month membership. Refunds for withdrawal will be honored if they are requested by notifying the school director during the first week of class. A withdrawal fee of $10.00 will be deducted from the refund. The refunding process usually takes three to four weeks. Cleveland Photographic Society is a not for profit corporation and the purpose of these classes is to increase the understanding, interest and enjoyment of photography

September 21
7:30 PM
Lightroom Class - Library Module
September 23
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Lenses and Filters
September 25
7:30 PM
(Virtual) Nature & Pictorial Competition (Print)
September 26
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Selections and Retouching
September 27
10:00 AM
Class Field Trip - Fifth Street Arcades

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


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