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.
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.
Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 pm via ZOOM. We are fortunate to have Peter Balunek give a presentation to the club about his many trips to Kenya, Africa leading photographic wildlife safaris. Take some time for a virtual field trip to somewhere new. See details below.
Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm. We will offering some suggestions about how you might edit a photograph of your choosing to improve the image or create more visual impact. More details to come on how to take part in this opportunity. In the meantime, review your images and pick one you would like to see ideas for improving or altering in some way.
Additional ad hoc sessions can be held regarding member's questions, relating to various topics such as camera settings, editing images, etc.
Note regarding Zoom meetings: These are members-only events. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact email@example.com.
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.
Our first meeting on September 9th was an excellent presentation of compositional factors which rely on the phenomenon of perspective. A video recording of this presentation is available on YouTube for members and potential members.
Members-only Shoot-Out events are held at various locations. Because of Covid-19 related problems related to gathering members at a single site, these event are also available to anyone shooting from a location of their choice. Following a Shoot-Out, members may submit copies of their favorite images for 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.
EXAMPLES OF MEMBERS' RECENT IMAGES
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