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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August, 2020 – Personal Project {Connecticut Family Photographer}

Personal Project

As August, 2020 comes to a close, it’s time to share my images for my personal project, Project 52.

For this personal project, I post one image a week to Instagram, and every month is a different theme. You can click on any of the links below to see all of the different and fun themes.

The theme for August, 2020, was “intentional blur.

Are you even kidding me? What even is…intentional blur? Right from the get-go, I didn’t want to do this one. As a photographer, I am always trying achieve sharp focus. If anything is supposed to be blurry, it’s sometimes the background, but that’s it!

Photographers have a technique called “freelensing“. I had heard about it, read about it, but had never tried it. In order to achieve intentional blur, I knew I had to try it. Basically, freelensing means “the lens is detached from the camera and held in front of the lens mount by hand during exposure.” Yes, it’s as hard as it sounds, and took a lot of practice to get it right. When done correctly, it give a really beautiful blur, while achieving a very thin slice of focus on your subject.

I started practicing on flowers first, then the beach, then finally one of my daughter standing on the beach. This one is probably my favorite.

I recalled I had an image I had captured a couple of years ago, and included it, because I always loved how it came out. The image is two couples on the beach – one younger and one older. It’s definitely blurry, however you could still see what’s going on in the image. More importantly, you can feel the love and connection. Even though it’s blurry, I still love it because it makes me feel something. Scroll all the way down to check it out.

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

black-eyed-susans, image taken for personal photography project, august 2020
blurry image of people walking on the beach, august 2020 personal photography project, Old Saybrook, CT photographer
pink flower in dunes, august 2020 personal photography project, Old Saybrook, CT photographer
girl in blue bathing suit walking on beach, august 2020 personal photography project
blurry image of couples on the beach, august 2020 personal photography project, Old Saybrook, CT photographer

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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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