Considerations for shooting, editing and assembling photo presentations that entertain Creating a good slideshow isn’t just about putting together a group of shots. How those pictures relate and interact can make a big difference.
Saving For The Web
How to make your photos look their best when posting them online When making fine-art prints, more resolution is better, but on the web, it’s more complicated. You want to strike a balance between image dimensions, typical screen resolution and file size.
Create A Web Gallery
Get your photos online
It's pretty much expected these days that if you're a photographer, you'll have some kind of web gallery. The good news is that you don't have to know very much about how the web works to create a home on the web for your photos.
Build Your Own Web Gallery
A step-by-step guide with screenshots for building your first website
If you're not familiar with computer code, learning HTML might sound overwhelming. While it's true that HTML is just the beginning of a vast world of programming languages for the web, for the typical photographer who wants a polished, professional website, HTML is sufficiently powerful and flexible to get the job done.
Creative Photo Projects
Fun ways to put your photography to good use, from classic to high tech
Taking, organizing and perfecting your images is a good start, but the best part of photography is getting the "Wow!" from friends and family when you share your shots. Online services and software are making it easier than ever for even casual photographers to create polished, pro-quality slideshows, greeting cards, web-based projects and more.
Part of the fun of photography is putting those finishing touches on an image and then putting it to good use. Here are a few of our favorite ways to be creative with photography.
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: A Personal Photo Book
Display and store large prints in a way that’s both archival and convenient
Now that archival-quality, large-format prints cost only a few dollars and can be produced quickly, I find myself creating many more prints than I'm able to frame and display. The cost of framing prints hasn't declined, nor do I have much wall space left in my home to display my newly printed images.
Trade Tricks: Family Snapshot
Create a custom book to capture a slice of your child's early years
Unpacking some old boxes in storage, I stumbled on a relic from my childhood: a book by Dr. Seuss entitled My Book About Me. It's intended for young children and attempts to capture all of the little details of the child's daily life. The book lets the child be coauthor, filling in details from his or her height and weight to the number of steps to the nearest mailbox and all kinds of other facts and trivia. I was happy that my parents had helped me make this record, and it was a blast learning that when I was five, I wanted to grow up to be either a fireman or a magician. I guess editor falls somewhere in between.