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

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. 
THE FOLLOWING MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  PLEASE COME TO HEAR OUR SPEAKER, MEET OUR MEMBERS AND CONSIDER IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US!!
 
Our next in person meeting will be on May 11, 2022 at 7:00pm EDST when we will host Susan Onysko at the  Westwood Village Condo Community Room, 175 Court Drive, Fairlawn.
 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. A
sampling of her work can be found at Susan's website: www.susanonyskophoto.com
 
Quoting Susan:  "When the pandemic hit in 2020, I watched as all my photographic subjects slowly vanished. Travel and Comic Conventions completely shut down. I feared how long the world would be in masks and my beloved people photography be taken away. To compensate, I focused on the only thing that had eyes and no masks: Wildlife Photography. For four months of the last two and a half years, I have photographed wild creatures of all types.
 
During this presentation I will talk about what I have learned and am still learning about Wildlife Photography as well as sharing some interesting stories that revolve around what it has been like to travel during COVID."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a summary of our upcoming meetings.

May 11, 2022          In Person                           Susan Onysko             TBA
May 25, 2022          ZOOM                                 Member Photo Review
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 we highly encourage you to wear a mask even if vaccinated. 

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

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

 Photographer 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! Some great images from 2021 and 2022 outings are presented.  We are expecting more this year!

--- 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.

Eilert Ofstead
Eilert Ofstead

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Jerry Jividen
Jerry Jividen

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Diana Schieber
Diana Schieber

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