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.
Historically, we generally met twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. However, COVID has been difficult for the club, just as it has been for everyone. We were forced to go to Zoom meetings over the 2020-2021 season.
Good News! In addition to our Zoom meetings, we are looking forward to restarting in-person meetings again in September at a new location that will be much more conducive for us. We plan to have talented photographer presenters on a regular basis both in-person and via Zoom depending on their locality. This last year Zoom has allowed us to find photographers from all around the country to share their approach to photographic excellence. Also, we have been able to join with other local and not so local photography clubs in joint meetings via Zoom. In addition we will be adding a photographic skills development portion to our meetings once a month. Stay tuned for further information as plans become formalized.
We have completed our presentation schedule for the 2020/2021 season. However, the videos of presentations from this previous year are available for all current and future new members. If you are interest in joining the club, see our Membership page.
We continue to meet monthly during the summer months for ‘Shoot Outs’ (field trips) at various locations, and then share selected photos with other members of the club for gentle critique the following week via Zoom. The next event is Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 am (weather permitting) in downtown Akron. You are welcome to join us. For complete details, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward them to you.
Updates which will include results from recent Shootouts are being prepared for posting. Stay tuned for an announcement!
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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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.
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 for the 2020-2021 season.
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.