about arkansas outdoor photographer's club

Founded in 1996, The Arkansas Outdoor Photographer’s Club (AOPC) was formed to promote the exchange of information regarding outdoor, nature, wildlife and travel photography and to socialize with fellow photography enthusiasts. Click here to view our Bylaws.

Membership in the AOPC shall be open to any individual who possesses an interest in outdoor, nature, wildlife or travel photography and who pays the established dues. Beginners, amateurs, and professionals are welcome, and we offer opportunities for all to share, learn and grow.

Normally, we meet the third Thursday of each month at the Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72227. The schedule does vary at times so make sure to double check out upcoming Events for details.

We would love to have you be part of the AOPC community! Join us for a meeting and check out us out on Facebook. Family membership is $30 per the calendar year or $20 for a single-person membership.

Benefits of AOPC Membership
– Internal photo contests with prizes
– 5% off purchases at the Little Rock Bedford Camera store (Including camera bodies and lenses)
– Conference Discounts
– Like minded community
– Book Library
– High quality presentation equipment (money is reinvested in the club)
– Annual holiday potluck
– Newsletters
– Active Facebook community
– Field trips

If you’d like to join and wish to pay by check, please fill out the registration form by clicking here, select check as your method of payment, and then click submit. Either bring your check to the next meeting or please mail it to the address below:

John Schwankhaus, 6 Riverwood Place, Maumelle, AR 72113

Please make your check out to “AOPC” when mailing.

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AOPC 2023 Officers

Alex Kent smiling with camera in hand crouching on a ridge overlooking a river. @alexkentphoto

Alex Kent
AOPC President


Bobby Burton
Vice President


John Schwankhaus