Salt City Happenings

Recently I finished up work on another annual Salt City Candle catalog. If you want to peruse the whole shebang in pdf format, click here to download (6 MB). All in all, I think it is my best one yet. One of the fun things I was able to contribute this time around was some of my own photography.

For each fragrance Salt City makes, there is a companion photo that goes in the catalog and on the label. Typically we use stock photography, or outsource it. But after having some trouble finding the right image for Peppermint Bark (one of our new holiday fragrances), I volunteered to try shooting it myself. Since actual peppermint bark candy is a little hard to come by in the middle of the summer, I found a simple recipe online and made a batch. After a couple rounds of shooting, my boss gave his stamp of approval to this photo.

Peppermint Bark

Now that I had proven myself, my boss offered me another fragrance shot. This time I would be shooting a replacement photo for an existing fragrance, Woodberry. I made my initial attempt up at the family cabin, then set up shop on the banks of Oquirrh Lake at sunrise for round two.

What's with the dinosaur? Read on and find out.

I had to lay down on a slope next to the water to get the proper angle, using my elbow to perch myself up. As I was shooting, I heard a rustling noise behind me. I twisted around to see what it was, and found myself face to face with a large goose. Now, if this had happened to Kristen, she probably would have jumped into the lake and attempted to swim across. I am a little more rational when it comes to birds, but I couldn't help thinking of the scene in Jurassic Park when Dennis Nedry (aka Newman) is confronted by the dilophosaurus (aka the spitting dinosaur). Fortunately the goose took pity on me and I was able to capture this shot.


Okay, one last bit of pimping for Salt City. We recently opened up an outlet store in West Jordan at 8441 S Old Bingham Highway. There you can find all manner of discontinued and flawed merchandise at considerable discounts. There is also a selection of new products at regular price. If you ask me nicely I'll even hook you up with a 20% off coupon. For those in Davis County, a similar outlet store will be opening next week in Layton at 1604 West Hillfield Road #102. Check 'em out. And remember, it's for a good cause—the more candles you buy, the sooner I get to work 5 days a week.


Christie said...

Perhaps your photo shoot at the cabin would have been more successful if my boys hadn't eaten all the berries :-)

Nice work.

Caitlinp said...

Looks good, Dave. I might just have to go all the way to Layton to get some candles! Maybe that would take the "apartment" smell out of our apartment.

Krissy said...

What, Caitlin, Mike won't let you burn the coffee scented one? That's a shame, though I can see the problems that could create when he shows up to teach seminary smelling like mochaccino.