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.

WEEK 41: WOOD & WATER

Unlike our OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE CHALLENGE, this challenge should encourage you to focus on your strengths to create an image that has two important elements, WOOD & WATER. READ MORE →

WEEK 39 : Comfort Zone and the Photographic Discourse Group

Along with Peter Randall, we came up with a Photo Challenge idea to incorporate the best of both worlds, a challenge that takes you, the Photo Challenge Community Member out of your comfort zone and into the photographic discourse group to discuss and improve your skill sets. Naturally, as always we’re here to help out with the weekly theme. READ MORE →

Week 37 – FLASHBACK – ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS

If you’ve read the two old Photo Challenges, you already know that this has nothing to do with environmental issues. It’s all about photographing people in their environment,most often their work environment. READ MORE →

WEEK 35 : Environmental Photography – Plastics

If I had to take a guess, I would say that plastic water bottles are one of our most obvious signs of plastic contamination. Although recyclable and at times consigned with a monetary value, they seem to rarely make their way to responsible disposal. READ MORE →

WEEK 33 – Flashback August Challenge, 2010: Vehicles

Just like in the original challenge, we’re not only looking for great images of entire vehicles. Cars are a little like buildings in architectural photography, just like we can choose to photograph an architectural detail on a building, we can photograph specific details of a vehicle. In the example above, the badge from an antique tractor I found in a field in Auvergne, France. READ MORE →

WEEK 31: B&W – Long Exposure Clouds

You must create a black and white long exposure photograph taken with cloud movement. Depending on how fast the clouds move , you may be able to achieve the look you are looking for in one long exposure or by stacking multiple long exposures. Even if the cloud movement is favorable to one long exposure, you may choose to stack multiple shorter long exposures to reduce noise. READ MORE →

WEEK 29 – MACRO / CLOSE-UP

One lighting technique I use for Macro Photography is Cross Polarization. In a nutshell I polarize the light from my flashes and set a circular polarizer on my lens. If I’m set for Horizontal Polarization on my light source, I set the lens for Vertical Polarization, thus crossed. The end result is an elimination of glare creating a different texture and revealing lots of sometimes unseen details. READ MORE →

WEEK 28 – Cycling High Contrast Black and White

The reason I was motivated by the High Contrast B&W is simple, I was going through some old prints I made some 35 years ago in my Photo Lab. I was very surprised to see so many High Contrast B&W images. It took me a while to appreciate them, especially those taken in snow, but slowly I realized there was something there and I remembered how I used to appreciate them. READ MORE →

WEEK 27 : FLASHBACK 2015 WEEK 40: ROOM WITH A VIEW – HDR

I remember this challenge like it was yesterday. I also remember Trevor’s enthusiasm as I brought up the draft for this challenge. He was ecstatic as it was a photographic discipline he had been practicing in order to capture some of his mom’s interior design creations. READ MORE →

WEEK 25: A Photo Challenge Tribute to Trevor Carpenter

Needless to mention, Trevor was an important part of many people’s lives and we miss him very much. Trevor was full of love for life and the Photo Challenge lives on as a celebration of life and photography that was a very big part of Trevor’s life. READ MORE →