COVID-19 and the 2021 PhotoChallenge UPDATE


I must admit that I wasn’t prepared to see the emotions that were transmitted with the WEEK 0 Challenge. Many of you also stated that photography and The PhotoChallenge were healthy distractions that helped you cope through these complicated and hard times.

As winter came along many of our own contributors found themselves in severe lockdowns. We believe now more than ever that our community is a healthy and positive part of many people’s lives and we are more than ever committed to striving forward with the 2021 PhotoChallenge.

We are more than ever dedicated to making every challenge COVID-19 friendly and stay-at-home compatible.

All that we ask is that you stay safe and follow your local COVID-19 guidelines when fulfilling your challenges. We will accommodate your inabilities to fully fulfill a challenge due to restrictions in your area. Just let us know why, this will help us bring forward future challenges that are more and more stay-at-home friendly during the pandemic.

Thank you for being part of the 2021 Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge!


We at the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge and Tempus Aura Studios understand the complexity of current events in regards to COVID-19. Many of our participants are having their daily lives altered by the virus, while others may have suffered more serious and direct effects such as testing positive or worse, suffered the loss of a family member or loved one.

We have decided to continue with the photo challenge as a form of activity to help us all maintain some form of normalcy throughout these difficult times.

Our team has also decided to make the Photo Challenges more “Stay-at-Home Friendly.” Although we believe a variety of activities as a healthy mental stimulus are necessary, we do not want anyone to feel obliged to leave their home and increase their risk of infection just to complete a photo challenge.

We want to thank you all for being part of the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge throughout these difficult times.

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.

2 Replies to “COVID-19 and the 2021 PhotoChallenge UPDATE”

  1. Lynn Mitchell

    Where can I find your 2021 photo challenge?

    1. Steve Troletti Post author

      Hi Lynn,

      Our challenges are posted every week on this site:

      All the community participation takes place on our Facebook Group Page:

      Looking forward to seeing you on our FB group!