Stories of the Everyday - Winter Light

Sarah Mason Photography Monthly Theme

And in the blink of an eye, here we are wishing January a fond farewell and welcoming in a new month. We hope it’s been a good start to the year for you. After talking about having monthly themes to our Stories Of The Everyday Instagram hashtag for a while, it felt good to launch it this month. We’ve loved watching this community grow, our Friday round ups showing all our weeks in photos, and the interactions between everyone.

We’ve always thought having a theme can really help focus your mind when you’re taking photos, so it doesn’t feel as overwhelming when you’re out and about with your camera. As we are in the depths of winter, with the sun low in the sky, and with it being one of our favourite subjects to talk about, we thought our first theme should be Winter Light. Thanks to everyone for joining in. We’ve had cosy home days, snowy adventures, big skies, winter beach walks and the first signs of spring. Here are a selection of shots. As we launched this on Instagram, we have credited the photos and linked to Instagram accounts. Would you like to join in in February? Our theme is Frames. Think framing your subject by windows, doors, trees, mirrors, people. It’s a great compositional tool to make your photos stand out. We’ll be posting about it on Instagram over the next couple of days. And please share with anybody you know who’d like to join in.

But for now, let’s celebrate all that is winter light, and embrace its golden glow.

Emily, Mala & the Snow

I'm writing this just as the clouds have darkened, and the snow is settling in the branches on the trees outside the window.  We'd been waiting for the snow to fall for this little photo story, and a couple of weekends ago, we got to spend some time with these two sisters.  Sledges in tow, we climbed the hill with Emily & Mala.  They didn't need any encouragement to race around in the white stuff!  For us, it's not just about taking photographs on warm sunny days, although we do like that too, but we're all too happy to go out and play on chilly snowy days to capture your photo stories.  Especially when there is a hot chocolate with marshmallows at the end!

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