Visitors to this website and Arlington Camera Club members are welcome to send in questions for this “FAQ’s” page, gro/bulcaremacnotgnilra//retsambew.
At meetings, new ACC club members can also request a printed copy of the ACC Newsletter “Through the Lens”, NEW MEMBER’S EDITION. This document explains details about Club membership and participation, and answers many FAQ’s.
The Arlington Camera Club (“ACC”) was founded in 1988 by local residents who shared an interest in photography. The purpose of the Club is to increase photographic skills through meetings, programs, workshops, field trips, and critique sessions. The Club is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation, and is not associated with any business entity.
The Chicago Area Camera Club Association is an Association open to all camera clubs located in the Chicago Area, including Wisconsin and Indiana, that wish to actively participate in CACCA activities. ACC Club members can volunteer to participate at CACCA meetings and to submit qualifying Club member images for CACCA competitions. http://caccaweb.com
The Photographic Society of America is a national organization open to individual membership and club participation. Arlington Camera Club has a PSA representative and ACC Club members that are also PSA members. PSA is an organization that offers a monthly magazine, photo and digital competitions, study groups via email and the internet, how-to programs, an annual conference, and a raft of other activities and services. http://www.psa-photo.org/
Any Club member can attend, as well as guests and prospective members. Though members are not required to enter photos, the competitions and critiques are aimed at helping us improve our photography skills. Attendance and participation are encouraged but not required.
The Club meetings include presentations and workshops. Travels and events include field trips to learn and shoot, documenting community activities, and social gatherings. Competition rules, tips, etc. are discussed at meetings and available as handouts.
The “ACC Club Year” runs from September through June. Regular competitions for Color Prints, Monochrome Prints, and Slides are held four times per year: October, December, February, and April. The Club also has competitions for Digital Projected Images (DPI). Competitions are held at scheduled Wednesday night meetings. The schedule is on our website: ADD LINK
No. Many club members start off using simple cameras. There are many club members that continue to use these cameras and never purchase an SLR or DSLR. Many members come to the meetings to learn what camera would be best to purchase.
The Club’s “Membership Application” is available from our website and can also be requested at a meeting. ACC Membership Application (PDF)
Membership details are explained in the application.
Membership is open to all age groups, teens through retirees. No experience is necessary – our purpose is to help you learn and improve. Members have film cameras and digital cameras ranging from simple point and shoots to SLRs and DSLRs. Many of our members have just started into photography. There are people at various levels of expertise. Our members are eager to share information, teach and help new members.
Your participation is strongly encouraged, but you may want to wait until you have some ACC club experience for certain committees.
Members are encouraged to display their images on the ACC Website and in the ACC Newsletter. Any appropriate image is acceptable. Images do not need to have been in a competition. Members can have their own personal Photo Gallery on the website. Images can be forwarded as email attachments or on a CD to the ACC Webmaster.
Arlington Camera Club “Group” information is presented in “Yahoo Groups”. Viewers must first be an ACC Club Member, and then register and sign in to “Yahoo Groups” on the internet. When in the ACC Yahoo Group, members can click on ACC messages, Chat files, Photo Albums, Links, Database and other features. Members can post messages to one another.
To access the ACC Google Calendar, click here