10 de novembro de 2017

My Photography Book | Saal Digital

Hello beautiful people!

This is my honest review of a product from Saal Digital (printing company) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love photography and recently made a photo album book with some of my favourite pictures from this past year. I am in LOVE with how it came out, the quality of the printing is EXCELLENT! Thank you so much Saal Digital for the opportunity! With the digital era everyone takes so many more photographs but rarely does anything with them. I love looking back on memories from old photo albums before everything was archived away in drives and many times forgotten or lost. I also think it makes a really nice gift idea.

Main points from my experience:
I personally chose a 19 x 19 album with 28 pages (I added 53 photographs).
  • Making the album - They have a software for editing your personalised album with many design possibilities. I found it super easy to work with and having the option of automated layouts is a huge advantage for me because i’m not much of a designer/editor person. You add the number of photographs per page you wish, so full pages or make collages. You can choose to add background colours, text, frames (i believe) i kept mine pretty simple because I wanted it more as a portfolio style.

  • Customer service - I personally didn't need to contact them but they were 5* in the emails following my order, providing every information necessary and being very attentive.

  • Quality - I chose the mate photographic paper and the photographs came out excellent - the paper is thick and the colours/printing were perfect. It looks exactly like a book!

  • Costs - My album was 26,15 € | Shipping to Portugal was 4,95 €  (company located in Germany). However, Saal Digital sponsored my album.

  • Delivery & Package - super fast it was produced in 1 day and took 7 working days to arrive. You can track the delivery of your order online, get notifications, change address, invoice details. The album was nicely packaged with protective foam film.
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Esta é a minha opinião honesta sobre um produto da Saal Digital (empresa de produtos fotográficos) - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
Adoro fotografia e recentemente fiz um álbum fotográfico com alguns dos meus momentos favoritos deste ano. ADOREI o resultado final, a qualidade da impressão é EXCELENTE! Muito obrigada à Saal Digital pela oportunidade! Com a era digital, todos tiramos mais fotografias mas é raro fazermos alguma coisa com elas. Gosto muito de reviver memórias em álbuns como antigamente antes de tudo ser arquivado no disco rigido, muitas vezes esquecido ou perdido. Também acho que um  album deste género dá um presente mesmo giro. 

Principais pontos da minha experiência
Pessoalmente escolhi um álbum 19 x 19 com 28 páginas (adicionei 53 fotografias).

  • Desenhar o álbum - Eles têm um software para editar o álbum personalizado com imensas opções de design. Eu achei o programa acessível e fácil de trabalhar. Gostei do facto de haver layouts predefinidos, uma grande vantagem para mim porque não tenho skills de design/edição. Pode-se adicionar o número de fotografias por página que se quiser, desde páginas completas a colagens/montagens. Dá para adicionar cores de fundo, texto, molduras (acho eu), eu mantive o meu mais para o simples porque queria estilo de portfólio.
  • Atendimento ao cliente - Não precisei de entrar em contacto com este serviço mas foram 5* nos e-mails após a encomenda, deram todas as informações necessárias e foram disponíveis.
  • Qualidade - Escolhi papel fotográfico mate e as fotografias saíram excelentes. O papel é grosso e as cores / impressão ficaram impecáveis. Parece um livro!
  • Custos - O  meu álbum foi 26,15 € | O envio para Portugal foi 4,95 € (empresa Alemã). Contudo, a Saal Digital ofereceu-me este álbum.
  • Envio - Muito rápido o album foi produzido no dia seguinte à encomenda e demorou 7 dias úteis a chegar. Dá para acompanhar a encomenda online, alterar a morada, factura, etc. O álbum vinha bem aconchegado em espuma protetora.

6 de novembro de 2017

Tusind Tak Hyggelig People

I didn't exactly plan a specific country for my Erasmus. I knew I wanted to do my master thesis abroad and I knew that I wanted to study seaweed because I love algae. I began to contact researchers that were working in that field and one of the positive replies was from DTU, so in a way I feel that Denmark chose me. Sometimes it seems that life points you to certain places and times exactly as if it was meant to be.
The Skovfryd Family. @Ill Never Grow Up
It's been five months since I left and I miss it like crazy. I miss walking endlessly in Copenhagen every other Sunday, having kage at Mormors, riding my bicycle and walking through the woods in search of deer and hidden creatures.. above all, I miss the people. I miss singing with the choir (I think i'll never forget the lyrics to "For Evigt"); I miss working with the bioactive group; I miss playing Dixit and drinking the best hot cocoa at Bastard café; but most of all I miss my "Skovfryd family" (aka my housemates). When you live for a certain amount of time somewhere it just grows on you and then it will forever be a part of you. It was one of the best years of my life and at the same time one of the worst. I was extremely brokenhearted most of the time, but everyone and everything made my year special and I am truly grateful for that and therefore wouldn't change anything about it. 

The nine months I spent in Denmark flew by and now remain memories I will always remember dearly, like the magical mystery road trips and wonderful dinner parties. It was an exiting time for me, a lot of new experiences, different weather, food, schedules and culture. I am so lucky to have had a family and a place I could actually feel like home. I stayed in a beautiful yellow house by the Jægersborg Dyrehave, which I like to call the enchanted forest. The garden was visited by spiders, newts, squirrels, and cheeky birds, including our dearest "Frederik" aka Fred the woodpecker. I enjoy naming animals for fun and since finding out that Fred means peace in Danish it was a popular one for me. Sometimes the garden lights would turn on during the night and wake me up because of sneaky cats and foxes prowling, I always liked to think it was a fox but I never actually saw any. As a nature lover and biologist all these encounters were of course a delight for me! 

I represented my Skovfryd family in animal version a very me kind of thing to do. I am so lucky and glad our paths crossed I love them to bits and can't wait to see them again! 

💛 My dearest Rosie, 'the beautiful old lady' like I once said, who taught me so much: life lessons, random facts and all, ducks have baby ducklings and swans have baby cygnets 😌
💛 Armita & Mehran 🐥my Iranian love birds you guys are so nice 
💛 Cátia my fashionista and life advisor therapy person 🐱🐝
💛 Dayana & Nidhin 🐘 my happy indies you are the best
💛 Ioanniii 🐊 your best advice turned out to be so very true 🙈 (also we all know you love Cátia more)
💛 Tara 🐛 & André 🐼 my sweets you're awesome
💛 Liz and other passing members of Skovfryd 

Everyone at work was pretty special too, both my supervisors are amazing people and my colleagues were really nice. It was a very positive work environment the kind where you feel valued and a part of the team. When I left I got goodbye presents - seaweed themed of course 💚 - and a letter that really touched me.

Tusind tak to everyone that was a part of this, Denmark you are imprinted in my ♥

Teresa Caria

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