Beth Shedd | Photography


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Graduation Photo Collage

Sentimental fool that I am, for four years I’ve been saving screenshots of my daughter’s college snapchats. “Crazy? Yes!” (and a bit “stalker-ish” I admit)…but what fun it was to review all 800 of them the month before she graduated. My goal in collecting these “moments” was to be able to present her (at graduation) with a memento of her 4 years of “Miami Life” that no one else could…and I did!

I created a 210 photo collage template in Apple’s ” Pages” and proceeded to import the best of the 800 snaps. Once designed, I converted it to a jpeg file and had it printed at Staples on a 3×4′ grommeted banner. Creating a clear image from a 220MB file sounds like it would be so easy, but it was actually a challenge to upload a file that large into the Staples design system. It took us a couple ‘throwaways’ to get it just right, but the customer service at the Staples Printing Department was excellent – they stuck with me until it was just perfect.

So, now my daughter has a snapshot of 210 college “moments in time”, and I couldn’t be happier to have created it for her.

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