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. However, we are now meeting virtually using Zoom at least once a month.
Future meetings thru December
Our club is actively pursuing a schedule of meetings thru to the end of the current year. Announcement of this schedule will be made in the near future. Please stay tuned.
Also, our first meeting was a very excellent presentation of compositional factors which rely on the phenomenon of perspective. We plan to make a video of that presentation available shortly. Stay tuned.
We also will have a members-only Shoot-Out this coming Saturday, involving locations in area parks. Because of the problems related to gathering members at a single site, this event will be available to anyone shooting from a location of their choice. More soon! Following the shoot-out, members will be invited to submit copies of their favorite images for viewing by members.
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.
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
(click in middle for full size, or on arrows to advance)