WEEK 47 – Birthday Tribute – Architecture

Some of you who knew Trevor Carpenter or befriended him on Facebook know by now that today is his birthday. Trevor loved Architectural Photography, some of it inspired by his mom’s talent for interior design.

I usually bring back some old challenges written by Trevor in the early days of the Photo Challenge in the form of a FLASHBACK PHOTO CHALLENGE… Today I found something different, a list of ideas in our archives. It’s a list of different ideas from which Trevor would create a Photo Challenge and cross them off as he went along. One of the categories was obviously Architecture.

Here’s the Architecture section from Trevor’s list.


  • Spire
  • Peak
  • Steeple
  • Foundation
  • Corner
  • Bridge
  • Fountain

Bridge and Fountain were crossed out, so for our challenge we’ll focus on SPIRE, PEAK, STEEPLE, FOUNDATION and CORNER.

Down on the corner

Since Trevor enjoyed sharing his photographic skills to help out anyone who wanted to progress in photography, I thought it would be nice to apply ourselves in a Photo Challenge that promotes one of Trevor’s favorite subjects, Architecture. Not only architecture, but for his birthday, complete the list he never got to present to us for himself.

Architecture is often presented in its natural editorial style, however, for this challenge I encourage creativity and originality. Push the envelope of interpretation and present us with an original take on any of these architectural ideas.


Create an architectural photograph following one of the following ideas as per Trevor’s incomplete list. (SPIRE, PEAK, STEEPLE, FOUNDATION or CORNER)

I suggest using a tripod whenever possible. Shooting with a tripod allows you to shoot at lower speeds using lower ISOs to capture the highest amount of detail in your image. It also opens the door to HDR and other techniques.

Your image can be in any style you choose, B&W, color, monochrome, selective coloring and even infrared.

Attempt to shoot from different angles, at least different from our regular eye level view. This will add a different perspective to your image.

If you want to inspire yourself for this challenge, I encourage you to visit Trevor’s photo gallery on Flickr. It will allow you to familiarize yourself with his style of photography – https://flic.kr/ps/7H4Ng

You can also visit Trevor’s images tagged with architecture in his photo gallery – https://flic.kr/ps/7H4Ng

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 Groupor 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.

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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.