2020 WEEK 23: Sunglasses

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Sunglasses are great for their reflective properties, as a stylish prop or even as a creative lens filter in photography. Many of us see the world through sunglasses almost every day.

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Yes, they can be used creatively as a lens filter or as a translucent prop in photography. Sunglasses are available in so many shapes, shades and patterns that they may just overwhelm your imagination.

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They’re a great way to enhance creative portraits as well. They can compliment or steal the show, it’s all in how you choose to use them. As a photographer you may want to be, or not, in the reflection…

If you’re delving into portraits, don’t just limit yourself to sunglasses. Use the sun glasses to add character with other props and accessories.

Some of our animal friends are at times willing to sacrifice a little to help make us happy. It’s really all about having fun, at home, indoor or outdoors.

Please be safe 🙂


  1. At least one pair of sunglasses
  2. A tripod may be needed in certain scenarios.

The Challenge

  • Create an image using sunglasses in a creative way. Anything goes from product photography to portraits and landscapes.
  • Post your newly taken photo during the week of Sunday, May 30 through Saturday, June 5.
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

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.