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APPO Conference

If you enjoy making video slideshows, designing photobooks for family or friends or just love photos and stories then I would like to personally invite you to join us at the APPO conference in Orlando April 9th -11th, 2015. Picture Perfect Profits, APPO’s annual conference is the only educational conference and expo for photo organizers and photo enthusiasts in the world and you do not need to be a member of APPO to attend. Continue reading

Photodex at the 2014 PSA Conference

We’re coming to you live from the 2014 PSA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Stop by our vendor table tomorrow for some hands-on demos of ProShow 6 and great show specials. Then join me from 4pm-5pm for a special presentation ‘From Shoot to Show: Making Compelling Photo Slideshows‘. I’ll be sharing my workflow secrets and showcasing some of the newest features in ProShow 6.

If you’re not familiar with the PSA group, check out the video above (made in ProShow Producer). It’s an organization led by photographers for photographers, focused on education, sharing and community!

Hope to see you at the conference!


Make a Stop Motion Video with your Photo Booth Images

Make a stop motion video from your photo booth images.

Photo booths are becoming a huge part of the event photography business and many photographers are adding them to their roster of services because of their popularity. Weddings, corporate events, art openings, social affairs and more are hiring photographers to set up live photo booths. Why? Photo booths are an interactive and fun activity that all guests enjoy participating in. Besides, who can resist getting their picture snapped wearing oversized glasses and a mustache?

However it is that you monetize your photo booth services, try making a cool, stop-motion video from all the photo booth images to use as a marketing tool and to get guests from each event excited about seeing their images! (see the sample below!)

A video makes it easy to post all the photos from the event at one time on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter…and it has the potential to go viral. With a catchy tune and cool stop-motion look, everyone that attended the event will watch to see a glimpse of their photo in the video. You’ll get more views of your work and clicks back to your website!

Here’s how to put together a cool, stop-motion video from your photo booth images.

  1. Using a photo + video slideshow tool like ProShow, import all your photos from the event and add them to your new show. TIP: Try and keep them in the order they were taken so the stop-motion on the screen looks fluid.
  2. You want all your photos to be the same size in each frame. Select all your slides and choose a ‘Fit to Frame’ or ‘Fill Frame’ option so all images in your show are the same size and in the same place on the screen and the only thing that ‘moves’ in your show are the subjects getting their photos taken. This is what creates the stop-motion look.
  3. With all your slides selected, change the slide times to ‘0.2’ seconds and change your transitions to ‘0’ second cuts. This will make each photo quickly appear on the screen and move onto the next.
  4. Add a catchy, up-beat tune and preview your show. You can always make your slide times shorter or longer by adding time or removing time from your slides.
  5. Try adding a watermark to your show so that everyone that watches your video knows your name. Include a link to your site at the end of your video too.

Ana & Dan & The Photo Booth by James Moes (Watch out for the shrubs!)

Making a stop-motion video from your photo booth images is easy with a tool like ProShow. Download a free trial today and try it out for yourself.


How to Show and Share Your Event Photography


So you’ve got your event photos all shot and edited, now how do you show and share them with your clients, or your family? The Image Maven (AKA Marlene Hielema) shares these great tips in this article on her site. Learn how she uses ProShow to showcase her event photography to friends, family and clients. Click here to read the article >>

Also check out this helpful article by Marlene about shooting, sorting and presenting the hybrid way.


Photodex at the PhotoPro Expo

PhotoPro Expo 2014
Photo via Digital ProTalk.

We’re headed to the Midwest for the annual PhotoPro Expo this weekend! It’s the perfect event for photographers, artists, graphic designers and anyone else who loves lighting, photography Photoshop and running a better business.

Visit the Photodex booth (#704) to get hands-on demos of the all-new ProShow 6 and meet the team. We’ll have staff on-hand to show you the latest and greatest products and we’ll be handing out cool ProShow swag! We hope to see you there!

And, don’t miss hybrid photographer and ProShow user, Suzette Allen! She’ll be presenting an awesome class about how to make hybrid video using Lightroom, auto editing, Photoshop and ProShow! Not to be missed!


Free Photoshop World Expo Passes

Download Expo Pass

Join us in Las Vegas this September for the Photoshop World Conference and Expo. We’ve got free expo-only passes that will get you and a friend into the Expo and Expo class sessions in the NAPP and Kelby Training Theatres, on September 5th and 6th, 2013.

The expo floor is always a blast. Great classes, fun photo shoots and tons of awesome vendors to check out. For a complete listing of Expo class sessions, visit

We hope to see you there! Stop by the Photodex booth for demos, discounts and cool give-aways!


5 Reasons You Need to Be at Skip Cohen University’s 2013 Summer Session

If you’re looking for a great event to  help you stay focused, fine tune your skill set and recharge your battery this summer, look no further! SCU’s summer session is the event of the summer, offering outstanding keynote speakers, hands-on shooting and marketing and business support for photographers.

Below are 5 reasons you NEED to attend. Be sure to watch the video for a great overview of what you can expect at this year’s event. See you in Chicago!

  1. Small Classes – Big Ideas
    At SCU, no class will exceed 20 people. That means you get more time with the instructors, hands-on learning and time to practice, practice, practice.

  2. World-Class Instructors
    This year’s line-up of instructors is stellar! Learn from Roberto Valenzuela, Zach and Jody Gray, Clay Blackmore and Suzette Allen, to name just a few.

    An added bonus for anyone that signs up for Suzette Allen’s Hybrid 101class – get a free, one-year Premium subscription to ProShow Web AND $200 off the cost of attending sponsored by Panasonic’s Lumix team. Just use code ‘LUMIXSCU‘ when you register online.

  3. Endless Motivation
    Whether you’re learning a cool new technique from a fellow attendee or  listening to an inspiring keynote presentation, you’ll get the jump-start you need to make your photography business soar.

  4. Build Your Network
    Skip’s Summer School has evolved into a year round hub for education, networking and expanding everyone’s marketing and business skills. Join the growing Facebook community to network with other photographers year-round and meet valuable contacts at the live summer session.

  5. Make Friends + Have Fun
    Make new friends and have fun with fellow attendees. This program is uniquely designed to take the stress out of attending a large conference, by providing a relaxed environment to learn, share and grow together with other photographers.

Skip Cohen University’s Summer Session
August 11-14, 2013, Oakbrook, Illinois
Learn more and register online >

Photodex is a proud sponsor of Skip Cohen University. Visit our booth to get hands-on training on ProShow video slideshow tools.