June Meeting

Our June meeting is our Member’s Day and it is dedicated to you, our members. For this meeting we will have¬†Ask a Question and be presenting Member Slideshows. We are all looking forward to seeing your photographs and videos, and to your continued active participation in the activities of our club.

Ask a Question

We are going to attempt something a little different for part of our June meeting. It’s your turn to “Ask a Question”.  Perhaps you have a question such as “What is an f/stop and why should I care?”, “What is dodge and burn and how to I use it?”, “How do I photograph the milky way?”, “Where is the best place to photograph orchids?”, “How can I help make our club even better?” 

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Cellphone Photography (Beyond the Selfie) Slideshow Now Online

Because we’re still meeting online in February, we are sharing the slideshow of images from our January Cellphone Photography (Beyond the Selfie) challenge online.

In order to view the slideshow full screen, please click Play (above) then on the word YouTube or click on this link.

Thanks again to Catherine Easton for creating this slideshow of our images.

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 instructions on sending in 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)



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