This last week has been kinda rough on me. If you follow me on Twitter, you should be well-informed of my disdain for my job at Starbucks right now. I treasure my days off like rare gems. Like most large companies, Starbucks is no exception to the effects of the economy. Cuts have been made and continue to be made, all while we, the “partners”, are being asked to pick up the slack, perform just as optimally and (magically!) maintain great customer service. It’s very stressful because I have always been someone who takes pride in my work and I feel like I’ve been forced to be someone who cuts corners, fudges my way through paperwork, and looks for ways to “just get through the day!”
I hate that type of person.
I miss loving my job.
But I am glad this won’t be my career. I daydream in bright colors and on special occasions, black and white. I itch for my camera when I’m running around the cafe, stained in milk and mocha spatters… I keep Starbucks around merely for the medical benefits.
One day, photography will sustain us and I can give the “Siren” my two-weeks notice.
On a lighter note, I’m finally going to post some pictures from one of my “sit-ins” with Carrie Workman! The following are from a shoot we did with “Cooper”, a golden retriever. If you know my history, interacting with a dog came very naturally and I was stoked with several of the pictures! These were all shot with my 50mm/1.4D lens (I didn’t have my 17-55 yet) and it really came in handy for when “Cooper” and I got up close and personal. He was a super sweet dog—mellow and friendly—and I really appreciated Carrie inviting me to take some pictures of him during her session!
Lest you forget, I’m still looking for submissions from engaged couples living in the southeast area to win a free photoshoot at the Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga! Submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org now!