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.
Spring is on the way! Spring is one the way! We are starting to see warmer weather, and spring is just around the corner. Nature is coming to life with wildlife and flowers becomeing more abundant. This is a great time to start getting out there and capture some new shots of nature's wonders. Here is a summary of our scheduled meetings for March.
Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm via ZOOM Daniel Mainzer will share from a collection of his photography, accumulated over his 40+ year career as a photographer with experience in the Akron rubber industry, as well as wide and varied subjects from auto racing to landscapes. He has exhibited his work at the Denver Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Akron Art Museum, to name a few.
In 2017, Mainzer was awarded a Knight
Foundation grant to help him produce
a book about his personal experiences
working in the tire industry entitled
Akron's Rubber Industry 1976-1987: A
Personal Journey. A sampling of his
work can be found at
Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. We will be conducting another of our popular member photograph reviews. This time, the subject will be ‘Signs of Spring’. Camera club members can submit their best photos or photos they are having trouble with and would like feedback and suggestions on how to improve them. Members may also share a favorite photo
If you wish to participate in either of these events you may join the club by looking under the membership tab of our website.
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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