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Making Monthly Recap Slideshows

Today’s guest post comes from photographer Lisa Robinson

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

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Lisa Robinson is a wedding & boudoir photographer based in the D.C. area. You can view more of her work on her website and read more of her helpful tips & thoughts on

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