If you don’t actually read this post in full, you will submit an incorrect image. What I’m asking is a number of things.

This week’s portrait must be made of a NEW subject. It also requires a single source of light, the sun. And it must be backlit. So, you’ll tap into your work last week, looking for something backlit by the sun. But you’ll also need to look back to the week of portraits where I asked you to bounce light, to light up your subject. What follows will be a few examples

Backlit Jess//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js


You may find that getting some help holding your bounce, to direct the light just right, will help. Or a separate tripod or music stand with a clamp, could position it just right.

In the evening//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Stunning Shauna//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
The rules are pretty simple:

  • Create your portrait of someone you haven’t captured for any of the other challenges.
  • 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 #photochallenge2016.
  • 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 2016 PhotoChallenge 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.