This time last year my photo of a beautiful snowdrop was adorning walls as far afield as Australia (so I was told) as the January photo of a 2012 Marks and Spencer calendar sold in aid of the Woodland Trust:
This week I had a request to use another of my photos in a publication. This time it was a photo of something slightly less appealing. (If you’re not keen on slugs, turn away now!)
Little did these slugs know as they sped towards this dish of beer in our Yorkshire garden that they were going to become internationally famous! For the request to use the photo came from the Oregon Food Bank, all the way across the pond in the US, to be used in their Seed to Supper course booklet.
Oregon Food Bank’s Learning Gardens Program sounds like a great initiative, and I was only too happy to give permission for my photo to be used. Ali, their Learning Gardens Program Coordinator, told me a bit about it:
‘Seed to Supper is a comprehensive, 5-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program offer Seed to Supper classes for free to the public and to host agencies serving low-income clients throughout Oregon.’
Thank you to Ali and the Oregon Food Bank for asking permission to use my photo. I wish their Seed to Supper course every success.
As it happens, I use both my snowdrop photo and this slug photo in my hands-on photography workshops, where I show children, adults and families how to take great nature photos using point-and-shoot cameras.
If you fancy coming along to one of my photography workshops, or would like me to put one on for you, email me!