View Full Version : Magic Day

Sand Dollar Studio
08-27-2009, 12:31 AM
The bride takes time to stop and smell the flowers while her twin sister looks on.

08-27-2009, 09:26 AM
lovely capture, but not crazy about the pixelation of the twin.

08-27-2009, 09:47 AM
Welcome to the site! Do you have a blog, website, flickr kind of thing? I would love to see your photos! Lovely moments you've captured.

I should add, I don't have the first two. I'm not to internet savy.:p

Sand Dollar Studio
08-27-2009, 06:42 PM
Thanks :)
I'm not sure what's up with the pixels.... the files were quite large so i'm hoping it's just the compression.
I'd been playing around with a new program... I hope it wasn't that :fingerscr

Kat: Thanks :) I'm not overly internet savvy myself. I tried to blog .... not a good scene lol. I do have a Bubblesite - http://riggzy.redbubble.com/

Let me know what you think :)

08-27-2009, 09:11 PM
If the image was great than 250KB before you posted it here then the board software will resize it causing a fair bit of pixelation/fuzziness. Use your computer's software to export one in the 640 to 800 pixel range and check the size prior to uploading. If it's over 250KB then try making it a bit smaller.

What software are you using to manage your photos?

Sand Dollar Studio
08-28-2009, 01:46 AM
Yes, i'm pretty sure it was a very large file. Thanks for the tip on proper sizing :)

I started with a program by Corel, then flipped over to Photoshop CS3 and Elements, now playing with Nikon Capture NX. To be honest, I find some aspects of them a bit overwhelming.
Any suggestions?

08-28-2009, 07:23 AM
If you are using a PC then I would suggest Picasa. It's rather lightweight for a professional photographer, but I find it to be a wonderful tool for the hobbiest/amateur. You can find it here: http://www.google.com/picasa/

And here is a link to a video to give you an idea how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rskC6c_5L1M

If you are using a Mac then I understand iPhoto is the cat's meow for the amateur.

On either platform, Lightroom seems to be more professionally oriented. The big difference, of course, is cost. Picasa and iPhoto are free. :clap:

Sand Dollar Studio
09-01-2009, 03:20 PM
I shot a wedding on the weekend so i'll give Picasa a go.

I'm just using my laptop right now but plan on getting a Mac in the near future. My old roommate was a graphics "Rain Man" and wouldn't use anything else.

I have Lightroom.. forgot i had it :o

Again, thanks so much!