Here’s some motivation…

Hey there! I hope you’re having a good weekend. Over the past week or so, I’ve been toying with a handful of ideas that I believe will help increase our contribution to your growth as a photographer.

There are so many wonderful blogs and websites dedicated to helping your grow. Most are specific, and sometimes generic. I consider myself a self-taught photographer, and this is mostly due to these great websites. So the challenge for me is to try and be different.

Our primary focus here at is to be the number one place for challenging yourself to take your photography to the next level. No matter what level photographer you are today, our hope is that tomorrow you’ve grown just a bit more. That’s why we do all these challenges. We’re less interested in a winner, or even the best shot. We’re more interested in you pushing yourself to grow creatively and technically as a photographer.

Increasingly today we’re finding that many really top notch photographers were not traditionally trained. Many of the most exciting names in photography learned the way most of you and I have learned, online and with a few books.

So I set out to chat with a few of those photographers. I wanted to get a peek at what makes them tick and what sets them apart. Sometimes it takes a close study of someone, to see their special traits. So, let me introduce you to a handful of photographers, with the hopes that you’ll take a closer look and see what they have to say that resonates with you.

Over the next few weeks, Jeremy and I will be interviewing and posting articles about some really great photographers. Keep coming back for more, and we’ll do our best to introduce you to some new names and faces.

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.