I did it! I have completed my personal project for 2020 – Project 52, for the second year in a row! Every week, for the past 52 weeks, I posted an image a week to my Instagram account, with each month having a different theme. You can click on any of the links below to see all of the different and fun themes. This month’s post includes my images for November and December, 2020.
- January was “low light”
- February was “details”
- March was “black and white“
- April was “documentary“
- May was all about “perspective“
- June was “full sun“
- July was “movement“
- August was “intentional blur“
- September was “composition“.
- And October was “color theory“.
The theme for November, 2020 was “self-portraits.”
This is a theme that always brings about a mix of dread, as well as excited determination for me. But since I did this theme a year ago, there was less dread and more just trying to embrace it. Keeping with the time of year, I stood in front of my town hall and said a prayer about the election. I took a photo of myself in the rearview mirror of my car, and one on my front steps. When I saw some great light in my bathroom, I took one there too. They are better and more creative than last year, so I am happy. 🙂
And for December, the theme was “bokeh.”
Bokeh is those little balls (or shapes) of light that look like they’re dancing lightly across the background of a photo. In other words, it’s that blurred background of an image you sometimes see. Bokeh makes an image more visually pleasing, and it’s everywhere at the holidays. I grabbed one of our town Christmas tree on a gazebo on the green. I also took a lovely walk one mild and dewey morning and found bokeh all around me. Photographing nature is so soothing and for me evokes a feeling of peace.
Here are my images for November and December. I’d love to know which one is your favorite! Thank you so much for following along on my 2020 personal project. Any ideas what I should do for 2021?
Linda Sobolewski is an on-location, natural-light, professional photographer specializing in seniors, baby, family & children photography.
Linda Sobolewski Photography is based out of Old Saybrook, CT and serves the Connecticut shoreline and surrounding areas.