Choosing Photos and Music for a Slideshow
Choose the best quality photos you can, the better the photo the better it will look on a large screen. Please consider your photos carfully and try to include as many family members and friends as possible to give a complete overview for the event and to prevent dissapointing people when their photo is not included. Kids will love seeing photos of themselves playing sports or doing their favorite activities. For a baby's first birthday it's often good to include some photos of the proud parents before the birth, including the pregnancy.Choose a good variety of photos. Photos where people are doing things are great, there is nothing more boring than a slideshow full of posed photos. Decide on the theme of you show, will it be funny,documentary style, happy or sad? It's up to you we will do the slideshow how you want it.
Please use a Post It Note to add any text you would like. Write it in speech marks:"Nan and the Grandkids". Most slideshows are designed to run for approximately 3-15 Minutes, the time it takes to play one,two or three pieces of music. However, longer slide shows or more than one show is not uncommon. You may want seperate slideshow for different parts of your event, like one at the beginning when everybody is arriving, another when you are having dinner or the event as part of proceedings and maybe another when the event is winding down. If you want your slideshow to run for the whole evening/day you will need as many photos as you can get.
Several pieces of music may be needed for your show. Although sometimes if the show is to run all day it is better not to have the music playing all of the time, that way it will not clash with the music being played at the event and will give your guests time to talk.While taking of music, the music can make or break a slideshow, again consider you audience. Nana may not like Rap but cousin Jason may not like the old time songs. A happy compromise should be found. If using captions choose your words carefully, we don't want to offend anybody. What may be funny to some is offensive to others. To create an emotional slideshow, use photo captions. captions can be personal quotes, famous quotes, short poems, sayings or anything you like as long as it's relavent.
Narration is another option for your slideshow, a short recording can add life to your slideshow. But consider carefully what should be said and who should say it, a good confident voice is preferable.
Photos shot in a sequence can be put together to make a mock video clip. (see our wedding slideshow example to see how we make the bride do a twirl.)Or you may have a video clip you would like to include, but don't make it too long.So to summerise the following points may assist you.