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9 Tips to Great Photo Slideshows

Photo by SqueakyMarmot

Photo by SqueakyMarmot

Slideshows are nothing new. I clearly remember (with vivid nostalgia) the “clickey click” of the old carousel slide projector from my grade-school years.

And even with all the tech advancements we’ve made in the last 20 years, traditional slideshows remain an important medium in many personal (weddings, funerals, anniversaries, birthdays) and business events (corporate year-end-reviews, product marketing) especially where the goal is to invoke emotion in an audience.

As photographers we have one of the most important elements to delivering a fantastic slideshow already nailed down by having great images at our disposal – but there is more to a great slideshow than just flipping through your great shots.

Use the following 8 tips to help you bring emotional power to your next slideshow.  And have a look at some examples below to give you some inspiration.

1. Start with the end in mind

Do you know how you’ll be presenting your slideshow to your audience? You don’t want to get to the wedding reception only to find out there is no wi-fi and you can’t stream your slideshow video!

Thinking ahead will help you make the right decision on which slideshow software tool to use and what you’ll need to show off your slideshow without any problems. [Read more…]