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?”
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.
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:
Mixkit – which, in addition to free music, provides stock video clips, sound effects, and video templates
Bensound – which 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.