Writes Roby Lazar, "Stored away on many hard drives are collections of good quality images that have possibly been overlooked when we selected the very best photos to edit. Yet often, these forgotten photos show a special event or scenes from a trip that, with a little editing,
could be sequenced to tell an interesting story. So, why not combine these images into a narrative, rather than just printing one or two as individual photographs?
"An audio visual is another way to present your work. AVs used to be very popular, but with the refinement of in-camera video, they lost a degree of appeal over the past few years. Yet with the right arrangement of images and, most importantly, the right music, your photos can come alive in a three to four minute presentation that will enthral the viewer, as one image merges creatively into the next.
"Initially, I was not a fan of AVs because I could produce high resolution video just as easily, but I have since developed an enthusiasm in compiling AV – or slide – presentations because they allow me to combine photos that I have spent time editing with music to suit. And I must stress that I am not referring to slide shows from the past, when each unedited slide was manually projected onto a screen over an unnecessarily extended time period and rarely sustained the viewers’ interest.
"There are numerous audio visual programs available on the market today that will help you put a presentation together and output it into a file that you can display. Most have presentation features and transition elements in common", but it's how you put the elements together that bring it all together.
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