Now that I’m 5 weeks into my next 52-week project with Pete, I realized I didn’t complete a final blog about my last project with Alfie. I’ll be honest and say the last few weeks his photos were rushed and nothing special, which happens in a long-term project like this. Then add in cold weather, holidays and other distractions and watch things get a little boring. We actually had 53 weeks this year so Alfie got an extra week tagged on.
In week 47 we find Alfie in bed getting ready for a Nap Club. On Sunday’s, Alfie and I have Nap Club so that I can get some sleep before going into work at night. The weekend is when Alfie gets a chance to sleep in the bed with me and he really loves it. For such a high-energy dog, he really knows how to nap.
Week 49-We had SNOW!! This was one of the very few times this year that we had snow. As you can tell, Alfie was digging it. I’m not a huge fan of snow but it can make for some great photos.
Week 50-The snow is gone. This one’s pretty boring: just Alfie watching over the yard. I’m sure he’s looking for a squirrel.
Week 52-Alfie and Miles are out enjoying what little snow we had gotten. I really like this action shot of them playing and it helps that Alfie looks freaked out.
Week 53-Happy New Year! For some reason this photo went to explore on Flickr and I don’t know why. I did this really quick and I didn’t put a lot of effort into it. It is kind of funny but definitely not a portfolio photo.
I really enjoyed using Alfie for my 2016 52-week project. These projects help me carve out 1-on-1 time with a dog and get a little closer to them. Alfie is such a good dog with a lot of personality and a real presence in front of the camera. These projects are good for me. They make sure I am out on a regular basis shooting and keeping my skills fresh. My plan is to do a photo book of his photos from this project so that I have a physical product from our work. A photo isn’t a photo until it’s a print.
Next up for my 2017 52-week project is Pete. If I was fair, it would have been Scout this year because she hasn’t done one yet. But since I make the rules, it’s Pete’s turn again. Since he’s 13 years old, I felt it was more important to make Pete my subject.