Durham Photography Club Tools and Tips


This page is intended to provide tools and tips for members of the Durham Photography Club, although other photographers may find the materials helpful. The webpage provides supplemental material for presentations I have made to the Club. The club is open to anyone with an interest in photography. It meets at Duke Gardens at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of each month.




Video Photography Presentation

View a copy of the Video Photography Presentation, It provides an introduction to videography with warnings of the video pitfalls and advice on how to avoid the problems. The entire process from concept to final video is addressed.

As an example of just how good several minutes of still images can look with professional editing and narration, check out this video. Professional narrators who will read your script for very little cost are readily available. Many with only a couple-day turnaround can be found on the internet.

This second video provides an example of background music behind a voiceover of still images. The background music used is an example of one of free ones available from YouTube.com/audiolibrary/music. To unlock your account for additional editing options, verify your account at www.YouTube.com/verify.

As a simple exercise to make your first video, start with images you already have, selecting a few dozen of your favorite National Park or nature photographs and order them logically in a Lightroom collection. With the collection highlighted, go to Lightroom’s Slideshow module. For music, you can try an instrumental verison of America the Beautiful. The slideshow can now be exported as a video from Lightroom. If you would like to spice up the video, use different timings and different transitions for various slides. This requires using a video editing program other than Lightroom.

Colormunki

Click the link below to easily download the software necessary to use the club's Colormunki or view the video training. The Colormunki can help ensure that the printed version of your camera's photo looks the same as the camera's photo looked when viewed on your computer's display screen.

- Version 1.1.1 software download Mac or Windows

- Video training module download Mac or Windows

Be sure to unzip downloads before using.

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