If you’re at all like me, you struggle to keep up with your daily or (sometimes even) weekly social media updates with your current workload. I know it’s important to share frequently. Admittedly, my day-to-day schedule just doesn’t allow for that to happen. That’s why committing to a monthly recap can be a great solution to creating a balance in your time management juggling act. Albeit not a large quantity, it does however create a regular time frame that is easy to stick to and gives visibility to your current projects and work. Thus, getting your work out there for people to see!
What I like about Photodex, is that their slideshow tools are so easy to use. It makes creating this monthly recap a breeze. Typically, I can pull a video slideshow together faster than I can put out a blog! Here’s how I do it:
- Once I finish with a shoot, I select my favorites and export them to a “Favorites” Lightroom Catalog. The Lightroom Catalog lives on my Dropbox so I can easily access it anywhere at anytime. It’s just like using ProShow Web.
- At the end of the month I can filter by date in my catalog and pick a bunch of my favorites (probably 20+ photos) to export.
- I upload the photos to ProShow Web and then pick a song for my show. I pick the song by filtering by the length of song. For a monthly recap, a 1-2 minute song is the perfect length. It keeps your recap video short and sweet.
- Lastly, I export a web ready video, and then post to whatever social media I choose.
If you still find committing to a monthly show a struggle, then perhaps think about doing a seasonal slideshow of your work. For wedding or nature photographers this might be a natural grouping for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
Do you have other ideas that you would like to contribute for regular slideshows? I’d love to hear them!