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.


In-person meetings continue at our new location!
Please consider joining or renewing your membership!
Details for doing this are at our Membership tab.
Please join us!  All are welcome to our next meeting, which will be on November 10, 7:00-8:30 PM!  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.
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.
Our presenter for the night David Busch.  With more than 3 million books in print, David D. Busch is the world’s #1 selling camera guide author with more than 250 books published since 1983.  He became devoted to taking photos at concerts and performances in the mid-1960s and has photographed many well known musical artists such as Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Todd Rundgren and David Crosby to name a few.
His program “Photographing Concerts” is a how-to presentation that explains techniques and tips non-professional photographers can use to produce compelling photos of rock, jazz, folk, and country musicians on stage, as well as other artists, including ballet and modern dance performers.  He covers the easiest ways to get access, choosing equipment, and shooting advice, all illustrated with examples and anecdotes from his own published work. You’re invited to ask questions about how any particular photo or event was photographed during the presentation or in the Q & A session that follows.


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.
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.

Terri Bayless
Terri Bayless

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Denny Reiser
Denny Reiser

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Eilert Ofstead
Eilert Ofstead

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Terri Bayless
Terri Bayless

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