2016 PhotoChallenge, Week 28: OUTDOOR – SELL US YOUR TOWN – Guest Post

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If you were to ask me what one of my favorite things about Photochallenge.org is, I would say, without a doubt, it has to be the fact that we are a global community. How fortunate I feel to be able to have a sneak peek into your lives, to experience a fraction, even for a moment, of what you experience every day. We have members from every corner of the globe who post what seems like an ordinary subject or event to them, but to the rest of us, it’s a glimpse into something wonderful.

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I have not been fortunate enough to travel overseas as of yet, but I hope to soon (My husband is a well seasoned traveler and is introducing me to Hong Kong at the end of 2016). Images of exotic far away lands draw me in every time, making me wish I were there. Don’t get me wrong, I love my town, I’ll never desert her, but I yearn for something different.


This week, I want you to sell me your town. I want to be wowed, I want to see what makes your town so appealing, why should we visit? What little gem makes your town so special? Show us something you don’t see in the travel brochures, something a local knows well. Or show us something that’s well known but put your slant on it, the choice is yours.

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To help you on your way I’ve included a couple of travel photography tutorials to inspire the traveller and seller within you.




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 #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.