Week 51 | 366.2016

One. More. Week. I can't wait to be finished with this project.

Week 51 in photos... We have a very sick dog, who at the time of this writing is still holding on but not getting better. I imagine that my photos in the near future will feature her much more than usual. We are grateful that she was home with us and comfortable over the holiday. 

Week 50 | 366.2016

As I just posted on Facebook, I am totally over the Project 365 thing. I am really looking forward to the end of the year (as I am sure most of us are- this year has been... suck). 2017 means that I can move on to my new planned personal project. I have chosen 52 books, and I am going to read one book a week. Each week I will write a blog post related to the book, and add at least one photo that was inspired by the book that I read for that week. I think that a 365 project is something that will allow you to grow quickly as a photographer, but that is not what I need to do anymore. Where I am right now, I feel like I am taking a photo every day, arbitrarily. My time would be better served by choosing a technique, shooting with that technique in mind, and reading and watching educational resources related to that technique. So there you have it! I will push through, since the end is in sight, but after this project is done, I will be printing a book and changing my game. I hope you will follow along. 

The other thing that I am so fortunate to be able to focus on now are the clients I am going to be shooting in the coming year. At this time last year, I was thinking that maybe I would try out a photography business. After the years spent investing my heart and soul and what is left of my unoccupied brain space in all things photography, I owed it to myself to see if it would be something that would work for me. It is a way to serve other families, in addition to contributing financially to my own family. I did not expect to love photographing other people so much. I have no regrets that I am on this path, and I wish I would have been brave enough, or would have had enough insight, to start sooner. Until next week (only two more weeks to go!), the photos.