WEEK 25: A Photo Challenge Tribute to Trevor Carpenter

Last year on June 14th, Trevor Carpenter, the founder of the Photo Challenge passed away. 2018 marks a decade of Photo Challenges as presented to us by Trevor Carpenter.

Carp Family Force 6

Many of you participated in the Photo Challenge with Trevor Carpenter and there are also many new community members who never had a chance to get to know Trevor at all.

I kept the Photo Challenge going so we would not lose all the work that went into the Photo Challenges. In ten years, photography evolved and individual styles as well. We unfortunately lost the first few challenges that were posted to Trevor’s personal blog at www.trevorcarpenter.com. As the Photo Challenge moved around from host to host, we also lost some attributions but are working to make sure all the challenges are restored and properly attributed to their rightful contributors.

Unfortunately that makes it hard to get a complete picture of Trevor’s contributions to the challenges at this time but we can all get a feel for his photography as it lives on in Trevor’s Flickr Photostream – https://flic.kr/ps/7H4Ng

Needless to mention, Trevor was an important part of many people’s lives and we miss him very much. Trevor was full of love for life and the Photo Challenge lives on as a celebration of life and photography that was a very big part of Trevor’s life.

Leg and arm warmers


Your Challenge

As I flip through Trevor’s photographs on Flickr, I realize he shared much more than images from the photo challenges. Trevor shared much of his life, beliefs and convictions… A starting point for inspiration for this Photo Challenge.

Since we are all individuals with our own individual way of seeing things, I believe this tribute challenge should be a FREESTYLE PHOTO CHALLENGE where we the photographer choose what to photograph and how to photograph it as a tribute to the photo Challenge Founder, Trevor Carpenter.

Inspiration for the Challenge

Many of you know Eric, Jeanie, Maaike and myself as contributors to the Photo Challenge. However early on the crew also included Jeremy Brooks and Gary Hegenbart. Therefore I encourage you to read the “2017 Photochallenge Week 25 – People We Love“.

2017 Photochallenge Week 25 – People We Love


When to post your challenge

This challenge is posted early in remembrance of Trevor Carpenter. It will also give you all some extra time to prepare and plan out this very special shoot. As usual we will start Sunday PST.

The 4 that make me such a proud dad! #Carp4


The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to our active community on our Facebook GroupFlickr Group or 500PX group (or all three). Tag the photo:  #10thanniversaryphotochallenge #2018photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • 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.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2018 Trevor Carpenter 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.