Trevor Carpenter Started The PhotoChallenge in 2008, technically we’re in our 15th year if I’m counting correctly.

I’ve always been a fan of knowing and admitting when something has run its course and moving on to bigger better things.

I think the PhotoChallenge served a great purpose in the last few years as photography was a great outlet for some during the darkest moments of the COVID Pandemic.

Those days, for most of us, are behind. We all grow and change and I don’t think we’ll be the same as in pre-pandemic times. Stresses have been endured for too long and like anything therapeutic, good or bad, we’ve changed. I feel the PhotoChallenge, as it was conceived, no longer has its place to provide growth in photography within our member community.

The PhotoChallenge once took a year off to come back bigger and better, I however don’t see this repeating itself. Managing a public group on Facebook has become complex and frustrating as it only opens the door to ill-faith individuals whose only goal is to waste our time!

For the time being all the challenges located on the website will remain online for everyone to go back in time, however, submissions will no longer be accepted as new challenges will no longer be produced.

I’m expressing my views and not those of any other admin contributing to the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge. The current admins will create monthly themes for the Photographic Discourse group on FaceBook. This Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge group on FaceBook will be paused and remain accessible as an archive.

I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and participated in the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge throughout the years. It’s the teamwork of contributors and community members that has contributed to the longtime success of The PhotoChallenge.

It’s on this note that I say goodbye!

Photo by Jan Tinneberg on Unsplash

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.