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11 Fun Photo Project Ideas

Looking to try something new in the world of photography? Start a photography project to develop those skills and techniques to get some pretty amazing results. Pretty soon you’ll be able to develop that instinct of just pointing, shooting, and capturing the best photo.

Browse through our round-up of photography ideas filled with how-to’s, ProShow effects, sample slideshows, and much more to help you get started. This is a great way to challenge yourself + improve your photography, and to bust out of any creative block you have. You’ll also have plenty of fun along the way…no doubt.Continue reading

Making a Picture Book Trailer with ProShow


Slideshow made in ProShow Producer 8

Today’s guest post comes from photographer and author David FitzSimmons

The key to launching a new book is widespread media presence. While reviews in magazines, newspapers, and trade journals are important, many publishers introduce new titles with a book trailer, something that can be easily created with ProShow.

Like a movie trailer, a short focused video about a new title can capture people’s attention and motivate them to pick up a copy; the key, however, is telling a bit about your work but not too much, and doing it in an engaging, dynamic way.Continue reading

How to Create a Time Lapse Video with ProShow and More

Time lapse videos have become more and more popular over time. This is a very interesting technique built out of hundreds of images taken per second and certain intervals and then made into a short video clip. Once played it looks like time appears to be moving faster even though it’s being played at a normal speed.Continue reading

5 Helpful Right Clicks in ProShow

Speed up your workflow with these 5 helpful right click features in ProShow 8. Don’t spend time searching for a feature that is found right at your fingertips in one of the right click menus.

Check out a few of our favorites below and take them for a spin yourself!Continue reading

7 Reunion Slideshow FX Round-Up

Page Curl – Glossy Opaque – Bottom Right (Built-in Transition)

Summer is a popular time for reunions. Whether it be family, friends, an organization, or another kind of special gathering. One thing is for sure is there are lots of photos. It’s always nice to share some photos from the past to look back on or more current photos during the reunion. You can also take some photos during the current reunion to prepare for the next one. Continue reading

It’s Summer Time – Great Memories Start with Your Family!

Today’s guest post comes from SCU President and founder of Marketing Essentials International, Skip Cohen.

Intro by Skip Cohen

When my kids were younger, my mother was always complaining about not having enough up to date pictures of her grandchildren. Here I was in the photo industry and playing out a true-to-life scenario of that old expression, “the shoemaker’s children need shoes!”

Suzette Allen is back this week with eight different short videos to remind you some of the best memories you can capture this summer are of your own family! Plus, capturing those special moments with family and friend also gives you some great material for marketing your business and your skill set.Continue reading

How to Make a Live Slideshow in ProShow Producer

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Did you know that ProShow Producer has a ‘Live Show Function’? This means you can snap a photo and it will dynamically pull images from a folder on your hard drive as the slideshow plays. This feature is perfect for live events like weddings or in-studio photography.Continue reading