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

In addition to our ZOOM meetings, in-person meetings continue at our new location!
 
Please consider joining or renewing your membership!
Details for joining are found at our Membership tab above. Learn what we have to offer for amateur photographers.  Our  in-person meetings are held at the  Westwood Village Condo Community Room, 175 Court Drive, Fairlawn.  Other meetings are held by Zoom. 
JOIN TODAY TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETINGS ON JANUARY 26th and FEBRUARY 9th. 
If you are not much of a cold weather photographer, perhaps this would be a good time to learn something new in your pursuit of photographic excellence. Why not join us in our upcoming Zoom, members only meetings this month?  Here is a summary of our upcoming meetings for January and February.

Wednesday, January 26th at 7:00 pm via Zoom

We will be holding another of the popular member photo reviews.  As a club member, you may submit up to six [6] of your photos to be seen and reviewed by other members who will offer their congratulations, helpful hints, comments and appreciation for your hard work.  More details will be provided on how club members can take part in this opportunity.  In the meantime, review your images and pick some of your favorite or most challenging images that you would like to see improved or altered in some way.   

February 9, 2022     ZOOM [members only]     Richard Ader (CPS)  
                                                                             Overview of Photography Skills
Mr. Ader’s talk will consist of a brief summary of some of the many topics covered in the Fundamentals of Good Photography course offered by the Cleveland Photographic Society, as well as touch on some of the reasons for post processing. Many concepts will be covered such as exposure compensation, the histogram and how to interpret it, white balance and much more. The talk is not intended to be a detailed, in depth discussion of these areas but to show you a sample of what we cover. Some of the talk will be geared towards beginners but some of it will deal with advanced topics of interest to the more experienced. An important aspect of the talk will be giving you techniques to help get that perfect image. Hopefully there will be time for questions.

Richard Ader has been involved in photography for over fifty years. In the late 60s and early 70s he was involved in photojournalism and was a member of the Cleveland press pool. He has covered President Nixon, the original March on Washington during the Vietnam War  and the student anti-war  protests on Cleveland college campuses. In the 1970s he spent a year with the Cleveland Fire Department and used his time there to photograph Cleveland from a different perspective. In 2001, he was in New York City and photographed the World Trade Center three weeks after the event when the smoke was still coming up from the wreckage.

 

Mr. Ader has been involved with all aspects of photography and in the past worked five years for Dodd Camera. His work has been with large format cameras, medium format and 35mm film cameras before switching to digital. For many years, he did all his own processing and darkroom work.

 

Mr. Ader’s area of interest is street and candid photography. He has traveled extensively in pursuit of subjects and has visited and photographed all seven continents. He is an active member of the Cleveland Photographic Society and is currently the Director of the Fundamentals of Good Photography School. He participates in its competitions and has won Photo of the Year in Photojournalism in 2018 and Photo of the Year in Pictorial in 2021. His images can be viewed on his website at www.richardader.smugmug.com . 

Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm via Zoom

We will be holding another of the popular member photo reviews.  As a club member, you may submit up to six [6] of your photos to be seen and reviewed by other members who will offer their congratulations, helpful hints, comments and appreciation for your hard work.  More details will be provided on how club members can take part in this opportunity.  In the meantime, review your images and pick some of your favorite or most challenging images that you would like to see improved or altered in some way.  

March 9, 2022         In Person                           Photography Competition [members only]
April 13, 2022         In Person                            David Lyle                  
                                                                             Architectural Photography                                
May 11, 2022          In Person                           Susan Onysko             TBA
 
Note: there is an error in the location of our meetings as provided by Google Maps. From the corner of Smith Road and W Market St, follow Smith Road South past Fairlawn City Hall.  When you reach Court Drive turn right onto Court Drive (not left) and follow the street to the end, until you see the sign for 175 Court Drive.  The meeting room is on the right at the end of Court Drive.  The ‘Waze’ app provides correct instructions. If you have trouble finding the meeting location or you have questions, send us an email at info@akroncameraclub.org. or call Dave at 330-573-4661.

 Note:

The Akron Camera Club has done a number of things to make live meetings as safe as possible for all who attend. We want to call your attention to the following guidelines we are asking all attendees to follow:

 

  • If not vaccinated, realize that you may be putting yourself and others at risk by attending live meetings and classes. 

  • Vaccinated or not, if you are sick, please stay home.

  • Masks will not be required. However, based on current CDC guidelines, we highly encourage you to wear a mask even if vaccinated.

  • No food or drinks will be offered at this time. You may bring your own beverages and/or snacks.

  • These guidelines are subject to change based on changes in CDC guidelines.

  • We will be governed by all state, county, and city regulations.

 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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Updated Events Page:
Check out all the images from our many shoot-outs on our Events Page!  Seven so far this year, and counting!  Some great images!

--- 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.  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.
 

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.

Jerry Jividen
Jerry Jividen

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Diana Schieber
Diana Schieber

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Eilert Ofstead
Eilert Ofstead

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Jerry Jividen
Jerry Jividen

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