This week’s theme will be highly successful for those who take the time to actually read this post. If one simply reads the title, and doesn’t catch my explanation, we’ll see lamps and whatnot.


//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsBut this week I’d like to look around for light sources that are shaped by the structures around us. The example images will help explain.

Light in the shadows//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsLight & Shadow [Ming Dynasty Tombs / Beijing]

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsLight casting a unique shadow, or the negative space where light is and is not pass through a building, wall, or other architectural structure.

Red Sky//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Or how a light source interacts with the space it is within. This should end up being a big learning exercise for us all! But after this week, if you work hard to find a really great shot, you may walk away with a greater discerning eye for how light interacts with the objects and structures it is cast upon. And that always makes you a better photographer!


The rules are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2015.
  • The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2015 Photo Challenge is fun and easy.


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.