I’m really excited about the August/September 2012 issue of Organic Gardening Magazine because I was more involved with the photography for this issue than I was for the June/July 2012 issue.
You might have also noticed that there was an extra feature or two for the iPad and web versions. You can expect to see more of these special interactive additions to our digital versions. We have lots of fun stuff planned for the next several issues, so stay tuned!
You’ve probably seen Doug’s hands dozens of times in our magazine. He’s always happy to lend a hand (pun intended) to help us get the best possible photo. Two of the soil samples shown in the story were taken from mine and Doug’s yards, the other two were taken from my parent’s home in New York. It was great to see my folks’ expression when I asked, “Mom, do you have a few small plastic baggies so I can dig up some of the dirt in your yard and bring it back to work with me?”
We did a craft story about faux flowers that were made using found or recycled objects. It was a challenge to keep the flowers up-right, luckily Tom had some type of puddy to hold them up. It took a few tries but the end result is very pretty.
The glasses we decided to use for the Super Smoothies shoot were very tall, so to conserve on the amount of fruits we were using the Art Director, Gavin, was trying to think of a way to elevate the smoothie some how. Luckily our Associate Editor, Katie Walker, suggested we just throw a plum in there. And to our surprise it worked exceptionally well. The plum didn’t let a single drop of smoothie get by!