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, January 13th at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Jerry Jelinek will present the secrets of macro photography. Jerry is an expert photographer, teacher and lecturer. As a macro photographer, he explores subjects thru the macro lens, and will share his experiences, photographic techniques and tips to capture the hidden world that is before our eyes. If you would like to join us please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm will conducting another of the popular member photograph reviews. This time the subject will be winter and holiday photography. It could be your best photo or those you are having trouble with and would like feedback and suggestions on how to improve. Or if you just have a favorite photo you would like to share that would be welcome also. So start looking through your images and get ready to submit them by end of day on Monday January 25th. More details will be sent to members as the time gets closer. If you would like to participate in this club activity, as well as others, you may join the club at our membership link at the top of the page.
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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