This week we’re getting a little breathing room with gas prices coming down just a bit. However, they’re still high, much higher than we should be paying and much higher than we used to pay. This has a major impact on the cost of goods, as energy goes up, so does the cost of transportation. It’s fueling inflation at record levels worldwide!

This week, I wanted to focus on a simple facet of photography, editorial photography. I want us to document the impact INFLATION is having in our daily lives, on the world, our neighborhoods, families, and ourselves.

Many people are changing habits to save money, from carpooling to sourcing out reduced-cost grocery outlets.

greyscale photography of woman inside vehicle
Photo by Alberto Bigoni on Unsplash

Let’s face it, our money is not going as far as it used to and that is more and more evident every single day that passes by. Many of us are feeling the burden of inflation.

person holding brown leather bifold wallet
Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash

Even when we manage to hold on to our money, crimes, both physical and online cybercrimes, and scams are on the rise, making us all that much more vulnerable than we were just two years ago.

person in black hoodie using laptop computer
Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash

As the bargain hunters scatter around town looking for the hottest deals, our favorite stores are feeling the crunch as well. When people have less money to spend, the traditional retail outlets are often the first to suffer.

man in black long sleeve shirt and white pants standing beside woman in white long sleeve
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash


  • Document through an editorial image the impact of inflation in our world today.
  • Give your image a TITLE / HEADLINE to add impact to the storytelling of the image
  • As an option, add a small paragraph to further enhance the storytelling of your image

Remember, this is an editorial photography challenge, no artistic post-processing, the image and the story need to be true to life.

  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday, March 20 and Saturday, March 26.
  • 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?”

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:  #2022photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura #trevorcarpenterphotochallenge 
  • Don’t leave home without your camera.

Participating in the 2022 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.