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 2018 - 2019 specials topics
OctoberSong Titles NovemberRivers December Portraits JanuaryDoors or Windows FebruaryReflections MarchSilhouettes/Shadows April Wet MayStreets
olcc 2017-2018 specials topics
October Something Beginning with "B" November Cars December Mushrooms/Fungi January Vintage February Cactus March Night in the City April Architecture May Photojournalism
olcc first place winner in Chicago Area Camera Clubs 2015-2016 interclub competition: DPI Digital Projected Image and Small Monochrome Print-class A