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.

0 Replies to “Farewell, Photochallenge!”

  1. Sherry

    Thank you for doing this for all of us. Your photos have been an inspiration and your ideas have certainly helped me along my path of discovery. Keep posting on your blog and on flickr…I will be creeping!

    Happy New Year!
    Sherry

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  2. Andy

    Jeremy & Trevor,

    Thank you for your commitment to the challenges. It was inspirational to me as I completed my own 365 day challenge (I actually quit at 500 because I liked what you guys were doing so much).

    While I have not participated in 2010, I have continued to keep up with your blog and the group flickr pool.

    It’s been a pleasure getting to know a bit about you and all of the other contributors in our little digital world.

    Gratefully,

    CoachAndy

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  3. Alejandro Ramirez

    Above all, thank you very much for the combined inspiration you guys brought in through your site. It will be missed, but I look forward to continue following your steps on Flickr or elsewhere.

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  4. Wolfman-K

    Thanks to both Jeremy and Trevor, I’ve been enjoying the year long challenges for a couple of years now and it was just what I needed to really force me to grow my skills.

    Thank you both. Jeremy you will be missed, and Trevor I don’t know what the plans are for 2011, but if you need a hand let me know. 🙂

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  5. Jonathan Cohen

    I wanted to join in the thanks — I’ve enjoyed and learned tons from doing the 2009 and 2010 challenges. I hope things continue into 2011, though I can certainly understand all the practical pressures in favor of stopping. Either way, I am grateful to both of you guys.

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  6. bluemonki

    I’d just like to echo what pretty much everyone has said here, thanks for creating such an awesome project in terms of scope and work 🙂

    The challenge of just keeping up was always the hardest one for me, but the rewards were great.

    Thank you to you both for everything you’ve done.

    Jonh

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