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The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club (KSCCC) normally meets once a month at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre in Kanata, Ontario.  To find out more about the club and how to join click on About Us

Software for Making Slideshows

The following is a list of software and instructional videos that members could use to make slideshows.  This list is by no means exhaustive. Note: You should always have updated virus protection before installing any software.

For a list of all posts on how to make a slideshow refer to our website menu Pictures/Make a Slideshow.

Photoshop Elements by Adobe. There is also a link at the top of the page to download the trial version before purchasing the software.

Photoshop Elements 2020 Tutorial Creating a Slideshow Adobe Training by TeachUComp


Power Director 365 for Windows or Power Director 365 for Mac by Cyberlink

Manually Create a Slideshow from Photos by Sharper Turtle

IrfanView for Windows free software

Create a Slideshow with IrfanView by Butterscotchcom

Splice free software

Splice App Tutorial by Katie Kotynski

Animoto free software for the basic version.

How to Make an Animoto Slideshow by Jared Platt

Make Slideshows using Apple Products

The following is a list of instructional videos that may help you to make slideshows using Apple products.

Older versions of MacOS

iMovie Slideshow by Simply Mac Apple Premier Partner

Newer versions of MacOS

Make a Slideshow with iMovie 10 by John Whitehead Images
Create a Slideshow in iMovie by Scott Panfil. Quick and Easy

Keynote free software for MacOS 10.15 Catalina or later.

Create Beautiful Photo Slideshows in Keynote by macmostvideo.
Complete Beginner’s Guide to Apple Keynote (2020)



Ross Laing on Buying Used Gear

You can review an abridged version of Ross Laing’s excellent presentation on buying used photography equipment here.

Here are the links he included at the end of his presentation:

Used Equipment Camera Retailers:
Henrys
Vistek
Adorama
B&H Photo
KEH Camera
MBP

Brand Specific Marketplaces (using Pentax examples):
Pentax Forums
Pentax User

Local and online sellers:
Amazon
Camerama, Toronto
[Edward Village Hotel, 185 Yorkland Bl., Toronto. hours are 9:30-2:30. Admission is $7 (Students $5). Lots of free parking. For more
info email here ]
Camera Traders (Victoria, B.C.)
Camera Trading Company (Ottawa)
ebay
Etsy Cameras
kijiji
maxsold

Equipment Reviews:
Digital Photography Review

You Tube:

Link to January Meeting

Click here to join our January meeting. 

The dial in link is  (CA) +1 778-727-9956‬ PIN: ‪689 033 559‬#.  This is a southern Ontario area code so long distance charges may apply.

The Google Meet “room” will be opened at 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning if you need to check your equipment and 9:00 a.m. to sign in for the meeting which starts at 9:15 a.m.

During an online meeting the presenter may wish to show a presentation to all members. To review instructions on how to do this click here.

If you have any issues email us at contact@ksccc.ca and we’ll try to help.

January Camera Club Meeting

The monthly meeting will be held online on January 8th at 9:15 a.m. using Google Meet. For information on how to use Google Meet for our meetings go here. A link to the meeting will be posted on our website the morning of January 7th.

The agenda for the meeting is:

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Royalty Free Music

If you’re going to publish your slideshows online on where they’re publicly accessible you have to use royalty free or copyright free music, otherwise you may be liable for copyright violation.

Catherine Easton has been doing our camera club slideshows and since COVID they’ve been posted to the club’s YouTube channel. When asked where she was finding the music, she said:


I did a google search on the subject of Royalty Free and Copyright Free music — and lots of sites come up.  These are two that I’ve explored and downloaded some tracks:  

  • Mixkitwhich, in addition to free music, provides stock video clips, sound effects, and video templates
  • Bensoundwhich provides hundreds of royalty free songs in categories including acoustic, folk, cinematic, corporate, pop, electronica, urban, groove, jazz. rock, and world.

You have to be prepared to spend an hour or two researching the various pieces of music — there is a reason why some of it hasn’t made the “top 100 list”.    However,  I’ve managed to get a collection of a dozen or so pieces that should keep me going for the 2020/2021 season of slide shows.

Catherine Easton

Ross Laing Presenting in January

Ross Laing will be presenting Buying Used Photography Equipment at our meeting on Friday, January 8th, 2021.  He has been a keen amateur photographer for over 50 years and shoots a variety of genres. Ross especially enjoys taking images of landscapes and abstracts. A career as an educator took him to many countries and encouraged his interest in travel photography. More recently he has been focused on developing both macro and portrait photography skills. Ross is an active member of the RA Photo Club and is nearing completion of the Photography Techniques Program at Algonquin College.

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