Out next digital contest will be 2020 October 21st. The theme will be “Patterns.” The contest will be live streamed on FaceBook at 7pm.

Patterns – Patterns are simply repeated shapes, colors or objects,
ordered in either regular or irregular formations. As a photographer,
using pattern is key to good composition and, when used
effectively, can transform an otherwise bland image into something
dramatic and eye catching. Click here for examples of Patterns.

Louis will be out of town the week of October 18th, so the deadline for image submission will be noon October 17th.

Send your images to

  • Images should be sized so as to be 1024 pixels on the longest side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024).
  • Images should be saved in the sRGB color space.
  • Images should be saved as jpegs using a quality setting of around 80% (8 out of 10, 80 out of 100, etc.). Higher quality settings have little or no impact for the purposes of competition and result in unnecessarily large file sizes. Smaller file sizes transition faster, resulting in smoother operation of the viewing software.
  • Files should be named according to the following convention:
    • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the filename and be followed by an underscore.
    • Followed by a C or a M for Color Digital and Monochrome Digital respectively followed by an underscore.
    • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore.
    • An underscore and the contestant’s initials should follow the title.
    • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
    • Examples:
      • u_C_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
      • u_M_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
      • n_C_Color Title_mt.jpg
      • n_M_Title_mt.jpg
  • Images should be emailed to no later than noon on October 18th. Images received after the deadline will not be included in the competition.
  • If you have any questions, please email them to