Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Emailing Slideshows
Take advantage of a variety of programs to compile and share your photos
Has one of your friends or relatives ever e-mailed you a whole collection of their pictures? Wasn't it annoying to have to download all those attachments and open each one separately? We're probably all guilty of bombarding the people in our lives with a barrage of e-mailed images, and there's a better way—send them a slideshow. Instead of e-mailing an assortment of individual images, you can take advantage of a wide variety of programs that compile your selected images and put them all together in an easy-to-use format.
Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Prime-Time Slideshows
Skip the reruns and show your photos on TV instead
One of the most convenient ways to present a slideshow is on your television. Invite friends, gather the family around, grab some popcorn and you're ready to wow them with your best shots. There are several ways to put your slideshow on television, ranging from the very easy to more sophisticated shows that require you to do some prep work in the computer.
Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Projecting Slideshows
Get out the screen and turn down the lights—now the classic slideshow can be updated with modern digital projectors
The slideshow in a darkened room is a long tradition with photographers. Of course, slideshows range from the interminable travel shows from untalented relatives to spectacular programs using two projectors showing images that dissolve from one to another, all synced to music.
Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Computer Slideshows
The old slideshow with music and titles has been reborn in the computer—it’s easier and faster to create with more possibilities
For me, one of the greatest joys of photography is sharing my work with others, and a favorite way of doing this has long been through multimedia slideshows. For years, I've used multiple projectors and a dissolve unit to set my slideshows to music. Putting the show together and then syncing it to the music took a great deal of time and effort.
Trade Tricks: Black-And-White From Color
Shoot in color first for the best B&W image
Black-and-white photography still mostly comes from black-and-white film, and remains a viable, challenging way to photograph. For best results in the computer, scan from the black-and-white or color negative; then, depending on how your scanner works, remove the color in your image-processing program. You also can shoot black-and-white directly with many digital cameras.
Trade Tricks: Shoot For The Edit
Create more interesting video using these simple and effective tips
You're on a dream vacation in Europe, on a walking tour of an old walled city. You've got your camcorder, so naturally you want to tape everything. But will you want to watch everything again?
March/April 2004 HelpLine
A Change In Perspective
* Correcting A Leaning Tower
* Waiting For My Prints To Come
* Inflating File Sizes
* Driving Partitions
* Keeping All Your Pixels
Trade Tricks: Getting Coverage
Use professional motion picture techniques to improve your videos
Though it's easy to believe that a movie is totally made on a location or set, a film actually comes together in the editing room. The shoot produces the raw material needed for the final result, but it's the editor who puts the pieces together into a seamless, interesting package. Yet, no matter how talented the editor, his or her skills mean little if he or she doesn't have enough to work with, and this applies to editing your own videos, too.
May 2004 HelpLine
Friendly Skies For Memory Cards?
* Card Security
* FAQ On PSD To Tiff
* Scans For The Memories
* The Spin On DVD Compatibility
Trade Tricks: Getting It Straight
Correcting distortion of architecture in the computer
Photographers know that wide-angle lenses sometimes cause distortion. Straight lines appear curved, especially if they're close to the edges of the frame. Sometimes, the effect is desirable, and other times, it's not.