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Top 5 Transition FX for Winter Slideshows

It’s definitely felt like winter recently here in Texas! If you’re like us and rarely see snow then photographs are a must, or maybe you like taking photographs of the winter season regardless. Gather up your wintery landscape and falling snow photos, people enjoying the season, and anything else that screams winter to build a ProShow slideshow. We rounded up a few of our favorite winter transition FX that will help bring your photos to life. You’ll love the seasonal vibe your slideshow will have with these fun effects. Try them out!Continue reading

5 Tips for Taking Silhouette Photos

Looking to try a fun photography technique? Taking a silhouette photo isn’t difficult even though it may come across that way. It’s simple, conveys a dramatic and mysterious emotion, and grabs your attention.

Check out 5 basic tips to help you achieve a simple silhouette photo.Continue reading

4 Inspirational Ted Talks to Spark Creativity

Stuck in a creative rut? Sometimes all that’s needed is a good pep talk or motivational speech to give you the kick-start you need. See things from a new and positive perspective with these 4 Ted Talks to help energize your brain and spark that creativity.Continue reading

“Changing it Up” – Putting Motion into 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

So often, in virtually every aspect of business, we develop a formula, a routine to get the job done. Before we know it, we’re stuck in that routine and doing the same thing over and again. We do it because it works, but that old line of “It ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” should be “If it ain’t broke you haven’t looked hard enough!”Continue reading

6 Photography Guidelines for Great Composition

In photography there are more guidelines than rules to help you make the most impact with your photos. These few guidelines/techniques will help you enhance the composition of your photos for a better outcome.

After some time, you’ll naturally see these guides without having to think about it. The final photo will lead the viewers eye exactly where you wanted it to because of how you set up the elements. The more you shoot the easier it’ll be to see the best outcome possible.Continue reading

“Changing it Up” with Infrared 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

Photodex never slows down in raising the bar on the tools they give you for creating stunning presentations. If you haven’t checked out the new ProShow 9 just click here, but the software is only part of the story. You’ve got to have great photographs and video to enhance your presentations. Suzette Allen is back this week with another technique to help you change it up!

Her first post in the series was about changing your camera angle. This week she’s hitting on infrafred, which is a kick to add to your skill set and technique.Continue reading

5 Tips for Protecting Your Photography Gear in Cold Weather

Today’s guest post comes from Daniel Berry Photography. Photo By: Daniel Berry

Cold weather photography, what do you need to know? Being from the middle of the country in Missouri our temperatures get down to about zero during the coldest times of the year. When preparing to go to Fairbanks, Alaska in the beginning of January I began researching the temperatures to see what I would need to do for my gear.Continue reading