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.
As I was leaving the beach yesterday, I realized that the sunset was creating a lovely glow on the Santa Monica boardwalk and decided to pull my camera back out to capture this scene. I knew this shot would be great for Week 3 of my P52 and this month’s theme of backlighting. It’s a different take on backlighting, one with a slight haze, if you will. I love how the glow of the sun creates a magical feel from the gold light reflecting off the water to the hints of light on the hair of the woman riding her bicycle (right to left) to the green patch of grass in the foreground.
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–a take on an popular photograph that I would have never thought to do!: A Life Revealed.