2016 PhotoChallenge Introduction

We’ll have a few more details to trickle down this next week but gist is completed. 

Over the years we’ve had a variety of participants and just a few admins and contributors. It can take its toll, or sometimes we just need a break. We’ve mixed up the challenge format before, just to lighten our load. Several years ago I think it was just Jeremy and I that did a DAILY CHALLENGE! That was killer!

So this next year’s model will be a little different, but not too much. You’ll still get an overarching theme from Gary, Steve, and myself. Me, I’ll tell you now, I’m going with portraits, all year. I hope to point you to some really good articles as we cover different techniques. I’m no master, so I hope to grow as much as you. 

Then, the fourth week, we’ll have a guest post writer. This is where you come in. We need interested parties to contact us now. We’re gonna be subjective, so bear with us. We just don’t want a bunch of submissions to come rolling in, before we have a chance to chat about it. 

If you’re interested, now is the time to let us know. We’ll proofread and approve your post, so don’t fret forgetting something. We’ll have you email us the post, along with at least the URLs for the images. Nearly all the images I use are from the Creative Commons licensing at Flickr. Helps avoid any legal issues, and I like how Flickr presents the photo with their code. I even post my own images in the blog post, with flickr’s code. Consistency. 

As far as the theme is concerned, you’re free to pick your own…as long as it’s not one of 2015 or 2016’s themes. I’m sure many of you have had a yearning for something to be covered. 

I look forward to seeing whom will step up and challenge us all to something new. 

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.