All About Light: Week 14

01 Feb

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.

Happy February 1, everyone! Where did January go?! It’s a new month, which means we’ve chosen a new theme for our All About Light P52. This month we will be sharing photos with neon lights. It’s amazing how many places we can find neon lights used if we just look around. One of the most obvious examples is restaurant signage. Here’s one from downtown Fullerton that I snapped while out one evening. We haven’t been to The Matador Cantina yet, but judging by the menu, I’m sure we’ll be checking it out soon! I love the scroll outline of the sign and how it reflects back into the window in front.



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. Don’t forget to head over to Beth’s page and check out an an awesome shot she snapped at a museum!: The Light Inside.  


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5 responses to “All About Light: Week 14

  1. allentimphotos2

    February 1, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Very nice neon sign capture. I also like the particle reflection of the sign in the window.

    • mypersonalcoffeebreak

      February 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope to come up with some cool ideas for other shots with neon lights this month. 🙂

      • allentimphotos2

        February 1, 2015 at 10:42 pm

        I’ve been working on theater marquees taken at dusk. Here is one on my favorites I hope you don’t mind me sharing this with you. Thanks and best with your neon project.

      • mypersonalcoffeebreak

        February 2, 2015 at 9:09 am

        What a great photo! I really like the way you captured the theater’s architecture, as well as the marquee and movement of patrons underneath. I remember your project now, because I think you commented on a marquee I shared once of the Saban Theater in Hollywood. Great project–very inspiring! And no, I don’t mind at all. Thank you for sharing this!

      • allentimphotos2

        February 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

        Thank you for your comments and yes we have touched base on the marquees. I’ve slowed some what as the number of theaters that are near by have now been photographed. Bested to all you photographic endeavors.


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