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Celebrating World Photo Day 2017

Happy World Photography Day! We’re celebrating by featuring this video showcasing photographs from ProShow fans around the world. Images were submitted all the way from Dubai to Australia to Canada, and so many other locations.

The final video was made using ProShow Producer 8 and you can find the track ‘Trust Your Heart’ in the built-in ProShow music library.Continue reading

The Art of Composition and Cropping in Photography

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

Intro by Skip Cohen

In 2009 I spent three weeks at Hallmark Institute doing public portfolio reviews. One of the other “judges” was Gregory Heisler. The process was pretty basic. Each of the almost two hundred students, one at a time, would put up their portfolio (actual prints), and each of the judges would critique the work.

The three judges approached each student’s work from a different perspective. For Gregory, it was often about the power of the images. Over and again he’d show how changing the composition and cropping of an image would add impact and completely change the story. Each time Gregory would critique a portfolio, I often learned as much as the students.Continue reading

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