Welcome to the Akron Camera Club!

Dedicated to fostering the enjoyment of amateur photography through sharing, teaching, competing and exhibiting the art

We hope our new web site will better enrich your awareness of what our club has to offer, and expand your enjoyment of photography.

Check out our Facebook page where photos by members and information about recent news and events are shared with the public.

www.facebook.com/akroncameraclub

Due to the pandemic and the restrictions in place, all in-person meetings have been put on hold indefinitely.  We are now meeting virtually using Zoom at least once a month.

Future Meetings

Susan will be giving a presentation on travel photography. During her presentation, she aims to share some tips and tricks for framing, capturing, and processing travel photos.  At times, she will relay some embarrassing and funny stories behind her examples.  While Susan loves to focus on people, she realizes that in order to truly capture the essence of a location she much also capture the locale in general: the nature; the landscape; the wildlife, and even the food.  Additional insight will be provided about how natural light and/or flash influence all of the above.  Susan Onysko is a travel photographer who has devoted the last decade to the art of capturing evocative stories from some of the most remote and extreme locations of our world.

A sampling of her work can be found at Susan's website: www.susanonyskophoto.com

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May:
We are fortunate to have Susan Onysko as a presenter for our Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm.  Susan is a former member of the Akron Camera Club and has become an accomplished photographer of a wide variety of subjects from portraiture to landscapes and everything in between. Susan’s photographs have been selected for display at many locations both locally and throughout the United States.  This is real treat that will be well worth your time and attention.
Updated Events:
Check out results from two recent Shoot-outs, which are now shown on the Events page.
 Member of the Month
Introducing our members!  (click here)
Because we have so many new members, each month we will feature one of our members to help all of us to get to know each other.
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--- SHOOT OUTS  ---

One of our featured events during milder weather periods is a Shoot-Out, where we gather at some location of potential photographic interest.  These are usually members-only events, giving members the opportunity to join together out of doors during the current pandemic.   Alternatively, members are welcome to shoot from a location of their choice.  Following a Shoot-Out, members are welcome to submit copies of their favorite images for a monthly viewing and constructive comments by fellow members.

     A Bit of History

     Our club traces its roots to the late 1800's, but with the onset of WW I, the group suspended activities.   They later were resumed in 1937, and then incorporated shortly thereafter. A famous early member was Willard Seiberling, son of F. A. Seiberling, founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company.  He would host wonderful photo outings at Stan Hywet Hall, his family home.

    After holding our meetings for several decades in Cuyahoga Falls, we had relocated to the Judith A. Resnik Community Learning Center in Akron.  We were encouraged by the results of recent efforts to expand our membership in this new location.  Unfortunately, Covid-19 has forced the suspension of in-person meetings.

    Over time, we have evolved from film to the digital era, and are mostly active in projected media, with an occasional local display of prints at public locations.  Our most recent exhibit was at the Western Reserve Hospital in 2019. 

Terri Bayless
Terri Bayless

Denny Reiser
Denny Reiser

Eilert Ofstead
Eilert Ofstead

Terri Bayless
Terri Bayless

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EXAMPLES OF MEMBERS' RECENT  IMAGES, MOSTLY FROM FEATURED PHOTORAPHER GALLERIES

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