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Our 5 Favorite Slideshows of 2017

Photo By: Knox Photographics

What a year 2017 has been! We received so many awesome slideshows and we’ve worked with tons of amazing photographers this year. From food photography to promoting your businesses and books to showing a dramatic story…ProShow works for any professional or enthusiast. Check out just a couple of slideshows we rounded up for you to watch all over again and enjoy. Continue reading

The Value of Music

ProShow Music Library

Your slideshows are not complete without some great tunes. Music will either make or break your promo videos, trailers, tutorials, and other slideshows + videos you’re making. There is so much power in music and finding the right song to add can be tough. Finding that perfect song will only intensify the mood of your slideshow and you’ll know as it plays that it’s the perfect fit and matches your photos or whatever it is you’re trying to portray. Continue reading

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