About CT Shoreline Photographer, Linda Sobolewski

My interests are simple: coffee, workouts, and being outdoors surrounded by beautiful scenery. There’s nothing like getting up early to photograph the sun rising over the CT shoreline. I enjoy taking high school senior portraits, lifestyle newborn photography, and capturing family gatherings in beautiful settings. My goal as a family photographer in Connecticut is to provide easy and comfortable portrait sessions as well as timeless, lasting images.

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March, 2020 – Personal Project {Connecticut Family Photographer}

Personal Project

As we come to the end of March, 2020, I am finishing up my Personal Project for March, 2020. It’s been quite the month, hasn’t it? I hope you are all holding up well. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out my blog post from last week “What’s Good Wednesday“. In it, I talk about some of fun, healthy things we can do to stay busy, and enjoy life in these unsettling, turbulent times.

I am looking forward to when life can go back to normal, whenever that may be. In the meantime I am so very grateful to have my photography, and especially this Personal Project.

For my personal project, called Project 52, I post one image a week to Instagram. Every month is a different theme. The theme for January was “low light” and February was all about “details“. 

The theme for March, 2020 Project 52, was “Black and White.

Black and white images have a timeless appeal, but not all images convert well to black and white. Did you ever notice how some black and white images look amazing while others, not so much? To make a really good black and white, there needs to be a wide dynamic range between light and dark, especially the shadows. The first one below is a great example of that. Caitlin is sitting against a black background, so the blonde highlights in her hair and her light skin really pop. Texture is another element to a great black and white. In the same image of Caitlin, her hair has great texture because of her waves and highlights. She is sitting next to a window, so she she has some nice flat light on one side of her, again creating a good dynamic range between the light and dark.

I have to admit that I almost never take photos purposely to convert it to a black and white. I just take my normal photos and if I see that nice dynamic range I was talking about, I’ll covert it and see how it comes out. So I took a lot of black and white images this month! Some look better than others, but I’ve also learned that good editing can really enhance a mediocre black and white. I really had fun with this theme. It’s helped me to take better black and white images.

I’d love to know which one is your favorite! Hope you enjoy taking a look and thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

black and white image of a girl,
Love this image of my daughter. <3
girl sitting by a window, March, 2020 blog post for Linda Sobolewski Photography, CT family photographer
Beautiful backlight.
self-portrait holding a camera, What's Good Wednesday March Edition blog post for Linda Sobolewski Photography, Old Saybrook, CT
Visited my girls in Boston back in February.
black and white image of an airport, March, 2020 blog post for Linda Sobolewski Photography, CT family photographer
Went to Florida a couple of weeks before everything shut down due to the Covid-19. Took this image because I knew airport light makes for great black and white images. I imagine this airport is empty now.
black and white image of a straw covered pavilion in Florida, March, 2020 blog post for Linda Sobolewski Photography, CT family photographer
Lovely balmy Florida evening.
black and white image of a cloudy beach, March, 2020 blog post for Linda Sobolewski Photography, CT family photographer
Now that we are all quarantined, I get outside whenever the weather is nice enough.

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Linda Sobolewski is an on-location, natural-light, professional photographer specializing in seniorsbabyfamily & children photography.
Linda Sobolewski Photography is based out of Old Saybrook, CT and serves the Connecticut shoreline and surrounding areas.

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