Specials are photo assignments to capture images that illustrate a specific theme or subject. It is the test of the photographer to demonstrate versatility with the medium. And to explore subjects or techniques that may not be in the photographer's usual repertoire of images.
The Special's theme ideas are suggested by club members ... discussed pro and con ... and then voted on at olcc's second Friday meeting in January.
The photos submitted for competition in the following club year must be captured from the time of that January meeting up to when the photos are submitted in the Special's print and dpi categories.
Note: Specials are inclusive to club competition. For Best-of-Year Awards, Specials compete in the general category.
olcc 2019 - 2020 specials topics
OctoberWild Animals NovemberSun or Moon December Costumes JanuaryAmerican History FebruaryCelebrations MarchCrowded Events April Water MayLight Houses
olcc 2018-2019 specials topics
October Song Titles November Rivers December Portraits January Doors or Windows February Reflections March Silhouettes/Shadows April Wet May Streets
olcc first place winner in Chicago Area Camera Clubs 2017-2018 interclub competition: Large Color Print and Small Monochrome Print-class A