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Schedule of meetings and competition information

Information on a variety of topics of importance to our Club are available for downloading:

BROCHURE - describing programs and schedules for the current year 2019-2020.

GUIDELINES - for submissions of digital files for competitions.

INSTRUCTIONS - for using PC application for resizing digital images for competition.

Miscellaneous information

Board of Directors

(2019-20)

Ian Oppenheim (pres)

Andrew Archer David Lange

Bill Kubus Eilert Ofstead

Bonnie Janelle Jack Schifano

More information such as Brandon Spannbauer’s Tutorials, Susan Onysko’s Tips for Travel Photography and many other websites of interest to photographers can be found on our LIBRARY page.

More photographs by our members and information about some of our members can be found on our MEMBER'S GALLERY page. Many of our members are available for Wedding Photography, Family and Senior Portraits, as well as Commercial and Fine Art Photography.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Art Festivals, a website by Jason Wallace on "How to Sell Photography at Art Festivals" is available HERE

General information

As times have changed, our club has moved totally into the digital era, and now focuses on projected digital images, although we also, from time to time, participate in regional displays of printed works. Our most recent effort was on display at the Western Reserve Hospital in 2019. We actively promote digital processing and manipulation such as using Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR, Nik Soft, Topaz and other software programs. Competitions are now limited to digital projected slides.

Beginning this year, several important changes are being introduced:

-- As of September, 2019, we are meeting at the Judith A Resnick Community Learning Center in Akron, at 65 N Meadowcroft Drive, just off of West Market St.

-- We hold two meetings per month on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, with some exceptions. See our brochure for details of meeting and competition dates.

-- Visitors are always welcome but only members may participate in competitions, off-site meetings and reduced seminar fees.

Membership is available to all levels of photographers. Annual dues are $25 per person.

A bit of history

The Akron Camera Club traces its roots back to the late 1800's when photographers in the Akron area would meet to share photographs, equipment and information.

With the onset of World War I, the group went on hiatus.

In 1937, the Akron Camera Club re-emerged and became incorporated and has had regular meetings since then.

In the 1940's, the Akron Camera Club, along with other northeast Ohio camera clubs, broadcast programs on photography on local radio station WGAR.

In 1941 camera clubs in Ohio, including the Akron Camera Club, joined together to defeat Ohio House Bill 85. This bill would have required all photographers who sold or displayed their photos to be licensed.

One of our more famous members was Willard Seiberling, son of F. A. Seiberling- founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and the uncle to John Seiberling, one of the creators of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In the late 1950's, Willard Seiberling would host photo outings at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.

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Photo by Andy Archer

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