The ProShow Blog

Tips, tutorials & inspiration for making slideshows

9 Portrait Photography Blogs, Tips, and Inspiration

Looking for a new way to change up your portrait photography sessions? Get some great insight from a couple blogs and browse through some brilliant portrait galleries for inspiration. See what and how the pros do it to achieve their vision. Check out the round up below and start upping your portrait photography game!

Show us your final portrait photos and maybe some behind-the-scenes looks at how you made it all happen in a ProShow slideshow. We have some amazing built-in effects and a collection of 15 effects packs with an even wider variety, including the Portraits Effects Pack.Continue reading

Simple Glam in Slideshows – Less is More!

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

Suzette Allen is back this week with a terrific point to remember; less is more!

If you look back over the last decade of many of your images, you’ll see a variety of trends. I remember sitting in WPPI judging at least 12-14 years ago and the judges commenting on there being too many “filter junkies.” Just because you know how to use the hundreds of tools in your image manipulation bag, doesn’t mean you have to use them all, and too often there were dozens used on the same image.

Well, to Suzette’s point, “less is more” applies to video and your slideshows as much as not being a filter junkie applies to your still images. And, less can be more when it’s appropriate, providing you have the skill set to capture quality images to start.Continue reading

5 FX Pack 7 Transition Favorites

Rolling Facets – Effects Pack 7

Have you checked out the brilliant collection of transitions in Effects Pack 7? Inspired by lights and shapes to enhance your ProShow slideshows! We rounded up a few of our favorites below that are great for adding a little pop of visual flare in your videos. Continue reading

Get the Free Fitness Marketing FX!

Fitness Marketing - Save 15% on ProShow

It’s time! Are you ready for something new? We here at Photodex are focused on helping you to achieve your business goals. Starting with creating new marketing effects for different businesses.

Do you work in the world of fitness or fitness photography? Or perhaps know someone who does? Well, we’ve created an easy to follow, engaging video slideshow freebie to help you make and market your training videos, workout demos, and more. This freebie is a great way to show your ideal audience what you have to offer and bring in those that need just a little nudge to join the fitness lifestyle.

Not into creating fitness demos? No worries! Simply customize this freebie and make it your own. Also be on the lookout for more new marketing FX freebies all year long. We will be including fashion, retail, entertainment and more. If you have something specific that you would like to see, please take our two question FX survey below! (located under the FX samples, here)

This set of effects contains strong, stylish features that you can tailor to your businesses needs. These effects are great for marketing your training and workout videos. This package also comes with fun easily customizable assets and replaceable icons.

Plus, we’re offering 15% OFF EVERYTHING ProShow!
Use code: FITNESSMARKETING15 (Valid through 4/25/2018)

Get started making your own DIY videos with our new set of ‘Fitness Training’ FX for ProShow 9.Continue reading

Sync Your Slideshow to Music

Want your music to end at the same time as your photos? Try using the Quick Sync options or Sync Slides to Audio in ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer. It’s easy!

Quick Sync is a simple and easy way to sync your slides and audio together with one click. You can select from three options: Entire Show, Select Slides, and Selected Slides to Track. This way the slides and music will start and end at the same time.Continue reading

Great Video Tips to Make it Fast and Simple!

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

Suzette Allen and I have been friends for a lot of years, and I was thinking about everything she teaches in her workshops and her blog, along with all of her images and videos I’ve seen over the years. She’s not a photographer, but the ultimate storyteller. Everything she shares, together with the techniques she teaches are all about helping you tell a better story. And, that’s what your clients are hiring you to do – tell their story.

All of you are looking for ways to make your work stand out from your competitors. You’re looking for new ideas to exceed client expectations and enhance your storytelling skills. Thanks to technology, video is easier than ever to capture, and it’s also never had so much diversity in its purpose, especially with “hybrid” – still images, video clips and great music all put together in one presentation.Continue reading

5 Wedding FX Favorites

Portraits Damask 00 Title Photo – Effects Pack Portraits

ProShow has a variety of versatile effects right at your fingertips that are ideal for your wedding slideshows or any special event. Whether you are a wedding photographer and want to showcase your photos perfectly to build your business or maybe you want to bring your photos to life and tell a story during a wedding reception or engagement party.

These effects are just the beginning of options to use for your slideshows and ProShow has even more built-in, 15 effects packs to choose from for additional styles and transitions, and freebies that are always being released. Below are a few of our favorite effects to use for weddings or special occasions.Continue reading