All About Light is a weekly photography project by two friends who met virtually while working on their respective Project 365s in 2013-2014. We quickly realized that we enjoyed each other’s photos and always looked forward to seeing what the other one shared. Since we both have a love for the genre of street photography, we found ourselves capturing intriguing signage in unexpected places and laughed about who might get the next best shot of a crazy sign. After finishing our Project 365, we decided to take on a weekly project to study the use of light and learn about ways to improve our photography by focusing on different light sources. Each month we will focus on a different source of light in our photos. We hope you enjoy what we capture as we learn all about light.
This week we’re continuing our study of backlighting as a source of light. I was in Chicago this past week for a conference and I stayed at a hotel near the Chicago Tribune offices. One evening I saw the beautiful script that is characteristic of the newspaper all light up and had to capture it. For some reason, I always wanted to be a journalist when I was younger. If I had turned out to be a photo journalist, that would have been a dream come true. Needless to say, whenever I see a newspaper headquarters, I take a moment and let it sink in, as I imagine what goes on behind its doors to get the news to print and then to the people.
Beth of Beth Moses Photography and I became friends in 2013, while sharing our photos in a large group of Project 365ers online. As the year went on, we realized how much we had in common and even had a friendly competition of shooting odd signage and tagging the other one with “Your turn!”. Besides our shared interest in photographing everyday moments, we also share a passion for coffee and the south. I’m so glad I get to continue to share my thoughts on photography with Beth, and now, this project, too. Be sure to check out her photo this week as well of a beautiful little subject: Halo