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 month we studied backlighting. But every 4th week of the month, we’ll share a favorite shot, not necessarily associated with the monthly theme on light. This week I’m in Napa Valley, celebrating what I like to call a “birthdaycation” (a trip that my husband and I decided to take in lieu of birthday gifts, since our special days are only a few weeks apart). This is a favorite that I took today. I love how the light plays off the fall colors throughout the vineyards in the valley at this time of year. It’s one of the most breathtaking places I’ve been, and if you catch the light at the right time of day, you will see the golden glow that makes this region truly magical.
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: Friends and Family.