We started Photodex Fridays because so many of you work events on the weekends. So, we thought the best way to keep ideas fresh in your mind was to share them closer to your working schedule. However, the truth is, everything we've shared is good any day of the week.
Suzette Allen is back with some great tips on adding title slides, but I want to expand on her concept just a little bit.
If you've ever entered print competition or read some of the suggestions by the judges over the years, one of the best tips is to pay attention to the title of your image. There's that old expression of what's in a name? Well, sometimes the answer is everything!
Suzette's suggestion on title slides adds a more sophisticated element to a slideshow, but I want to remind you to pay attention to the title you put on the entire show as well. I know it's a different application of the word, title, but the creative tools you have to share your images in a presentation have never been greater.
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Sometimes, the story is clear and no titles are needed, but most of the time, I think that titles HELP tell the story. They set the stage instantly so the viewer can recognize what is going on in an instant and THEN gather more visual details faster! If you have the luxury of seeing your show many times, all the questions are answered and each time you see more details to your story. But for maximum impact, choosing short, concise titles will help your story unfold more smoothly and believably!
Here is a fun family session, with no titles. You can tell what’s going on but in many instances, you need to study what each person is doing to tell what is happening.
Check out this walk down memory lane—that ends as a special gift for a very good friend. Titles can be added within Proshow, or in this case, made as a slide or graphic and brought in as an image. I typically add the effects of Zero Motion too, so it is easy to read and words don’t get chopped off in transitions!