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. Join now and your membership will be immediately effective until the end of August, 2023!! 
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. 
​During the summer season, we will be eliminating our usual monthly in-person meetings.  Instead, we plan to continue our monthly shoot-outs and probably add a second each month as well.  These gatherings at interesting locations provide us with a chance to improve our skills at seeing good compositions, and optimizing our editing skills as well.  These outings will be followed by Zoom meetings, probably once a month, to share and compare the results from our outings, and to learn from constructive critiques by members.

Previous Member Photo Reviews via ZOOM

 As a 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. Feel free to submit them even if you are not completely satisfied with them since you may receive ideas of how they could be improved and made better!  A review by your fellow club members tends to help both you and them.  

 

We will view each photo (as time permits) and allow members to comment and offer suggestions or ways to improve the image through post processing, changes to camera settings, or perspective.  Be assured, that only respectful and constructive criticism will be offered.  It is up to the photographer to identify himself or herself and allow for questions. 

A Zoom link with detailed instructions on how to submit photos will be sent to all members of the club.  If you are not a current member and would like to request a one time pass to participate in this meeting, please email us at info@akroncameraclub.org.

 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.

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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