Ever since I read Malcolm Gladwells book Outliers I’ve been slightly obsessed with the 10,000 hours rule. The idea is that to be a master at something, you must practice it for a minimum of 10,000 hours. The rule isn’t something everyone agrees on and it does oversimplify things, but I stand behind the general idea that the more you do something, the better you get at it. Even so, I like the quantification Gladwell adds and it’s been stuck in my head ever since.
To put it into context of my pet photography, I decided to create a goal to photograph 10,000 different dogs. As I finish up my third year of business I am a far cry from 10,000 dogs, and I may never even get there, but what fun is a goal that’s easily achievable? One of the coolest things about going through all my photos for the past few years and adding them has been seeing how far I’ve come. It brings a warm smile to my faces seeing all the different pups I’ve met. I can even remember about 90% of their names. 🙂
Can you find your dog? If not, and I photographed him or her, let me know and I will try and find a photo! 🙂
Started: 06/2012 | Last updated: 11/2015
Dogs Photographed: 514 | Percentage Complete: 5.1% | Estimate Age of Completion: 89