Last week, Eric brought us into the kitchen and I’m planning on keeping us there this week.

Isolation for me, I cook more, I eat more of what I cook and I drink more to accompany my meals. Lucky for me I eat healthy, mainly plant based foods, organic and all natural when I can. With a little discipline I shouldn’t put on too much weight.

We all have to eat, I think! Has the current crisis and home confinement made us a little more creative in our attempts to nourish ourselves? Most probably, at least a little healthier as most restaurants tend to be closed.

I’ve done a few different things. Naturally my Signature Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd’s pie. However I made my first ever Vegetable Linguini Pizza with my own from scratch Oregano Spelt Pizza Crust. I also brought back an old favorite, Ginger, Coconut, Curry, Carrot Soup…

Homemade Spelt / Kamut and Oregano Pizza Dough

This week we’re interested in everything from the RAW PREPARATION of your ingredients before you even integrate or cook them as part of your final gastronomical accomplishment, to everything in between but not including the final result. In addition it has to be captured and edited (if necessary) with a smartphone.

Ginger, Coconut, Curry, Carrot Soup Preperation

The art of capturing your food preparation lies in your photographic perception. Chopped onions, sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, etc… How will you photographically portray it?


This challenge is more than smoke and mirrors, it’s about perception more than optical quality. We’re photographing the preparation of your gastronomic achievements with a smartphone…

PURE POV and no fancy cameras is the name of the game. One hand in the pot and the other on the cell phone… (Remember to disinfect your phone thoroughly before introducing it tot the kitchen.) You may also use a little help in the kitchen if needed.

Using a Smartphone as a camera doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice composition. In fact in many cases it gives you the ability to quickly get in close or further out and wide than with a larger camera.


  • Capture an image during meal preparation using your smartphone
  • Edit if necessary the image using your smartphone
  • Post an image of your Food Preparation using your smartphone

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2020 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.