Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My New Job!!!

For those of you who don't know, I started a new job this week. I'm not exactly sure what my title is. I'm basically a paid intern in the Marketing Department of St. Anthony's Medical Center. I'll be doing a variety of tasks, but they really want me for my photography. I just hope I don't disappoint them. 

I've "worked" there for two days now. I say "worked" because I was physically in the building, but haven't really done anything yet. So far, I've gotten a tour of the hospital (I liked the lady who gave me the tour, but honestly, I'm not going to remember how to get around that hospital...it's a maze, thank goodness for maps and people sympathizing with my confused/lost look, I'm guessing that will come in handy a lot in the next couple months). I've also read through my department's spotlight newsletters from the past 2 years and spent hours familiarizing myself with the website...yea...I've also spent some time with various people on my team to learn what they do. Everyone seems really nice. I think once I actually start working, I'll enjoy it here.

This is my very own cubicle! It's very spacious. It was pretty organized when I started, but I tidied it a bit more. When I get bored at work, I clean and organize.

This is me pretending to work. *cough, cough,* I mean, reviewing the website...

Oh hey there, yea, this is me in my cubicle. I know, I know, I'm awesome. (So yea, apparently if I'm bored enough I take pictures of myself in my office.)

And in my car waiting for it to get dark...

Why was I waiting for darkness? Well, my first assignment is take a picture for the cover of Spotlight Magazine. This magazine is for employees and volunteers for St. Anthony's. Right now it comes out about once every other month and contains a lot of profile stories.

Kevin, the graphic designer, is going to go with me for the shoot. We were supposed to do it today, but he decided tomorrow would be better. I decided I may as well stay and take a few test shots to see when it gets dark and yea whatever, I wanted to feel like I was actually doing something. The thing is...it's freakin cold outside! I was outside for maybe 10 minutes taking 4 images of the same shot and that was all I could take. By the time I got back to my car, my fingers were numb. I had a hard time getting my keys out of my bag. Then I just sat in my car feeling the heat prickle and eventually thaw my fingers. 

Hey, I know what you're thinking, I'm not a wimp! I generally like the cold better than the heat, but geez.  I plan to dress warmer tomorrow...thank you cuddle-duds, double socks, and warmer gloves? well, maybe the 10 hour hand warmer I got in my stocking will help. Maybe I shouldn't thank these things yet, I'll get back to you.

Anyway, here is the one shot I took today. I like it, but not for the magazine cover. I guess the cold froze my brain because I completely forgot the magazine cover needs to be vertical. Ah well, better luck tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. You will not disappoint! Pic looks nice...hope this is a good experience for you.