Farewell, Photochallenge!

This will be my last post on Photochallenge.org. I started following the challenges in 2008, looking for a way to take my photography to the next level. I found the challenges were just what I needed — I was inspired, challenged, and grew as a photographer.

When Trevor announced that he was looking for a volunteer to join the site, I jumped at the chance. Trevor had an ambitious plan to do a 365 challenge, with a new theme every day. Together, we tackled the task of writing a new post every day, along with the posts for the monthly challenges. It was quite a challenge, but we managed to do it. As I kept up shooting the challenges, I continued to push my photography forward.

During 2010, we adopted a more modest challenge: A theme that would last all year, but would only require one photo each week. I found that I was still able to keep up with the challenges, but demands on my time were growing, and it was becoming more and more difficult to keep up with the blogging and the shooting. Eventually, I decided that it was time to hang up my photochallenge blogging hat.

I will continue to post on my Flickr stream, and would like to thank everyone who followed along with the challenges, commented on the posts and photos, and suggested themes for us to use. I would like to say a special thank you to Trevor, who gave me the inspiration to push myself and my photography to new levels.

Now get out there and shoot, and above all, have fun doing it!

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.