I wish to give a travel talk about my last trip and show the photos I took. I don't know how to present my photos. I guess I need a laptop (don't have one yet, but plan to buy one). Do I burn my digital photos on a CD and then just insert it in the laptop and use the projector provided.? Or do I need Powerpoint or some other system? I want to have it as uncomplicated as possible. And how many photos should I show? How many are too much? Can somebody give me advice or direct me to a site where I can get the necessary information. Thanks for any help.
My camera (Canon) can be plugged straight to a TV, even has a small remote to page through and zoom into the photos on the camera stick... it's pretty simple and easy to use... my main problem is keeping people there to watch, someone once suggested using a staple gun?
It depends on the operating system. But yes the simplest thing is to burn them onto a CD and pop them into a computer.
Most will give you the option of "Show as slide show"
Have a few test runs first.
I would however say to edit your photos first before showing off 1000's of photos. Or even 20. In other words sort them out and get rid of the ones that did not come out so well, or would send your audience to sleep!
Keep a copy of the originals yourself. Without a laptop or PC this might prove difficult. But I think if you find one of those quite Kodak self print CD burn Terminals you can select which photos to add to the CD. There might also be a bored worker around to help you out
And how many photos should I show? How many are too much?
I would say that you should probably plan to show no more than 3 photos per minute. If you just flip through a series of photos with just a couple words of explanation, the audience will get bored. If, instead, you put up a photo and spend 20, 30 or even 60 seconds explaining it and building a story around it, people will appreciate it much more.
Personally, I would figure out what I wanted to say first, and then find photos that accompany the stories.
Dont show all photos directly from cam, choose the best ones.
i dont know how many you have at totall, but if there are hundreds - make them up to 100, if there are southands (big trip?) - try to make it up to 250. If your stock is about 100-200 pics, the best of it supposed be 10-50 photos.
if u know to put it into Power Point - it will b easy to show.
as well local music at background is welcome (very silent!!!)
when u choose photos - try to choose various themes and different shots (mix perspectives with close-ups, then show details, somewhere portraits, scenery, etc).
People getting tired fast and lose interest from big amount of similar pics or numerous (your) portraits everywhere.
if you know to "decorate" your comments with funny or juicy details - your show would be more sucsessful.
Laptop helps, but it's not necessary, novadays computers and displays are everywhere.
When your presentation is ready - burn it on 2 CDs ( one for backup).
there are DVD players that can play JPG files, so additionally (or instead) to PowerPoint
i would reccomend you to numer the stock of your best pics in order (001, 002, 003, 004, etc) , then u could show them as a slideshow.
A good idea for a photo presentation could be to split the photos into two categories; one with the good shots, and one with "social shots" of people and places you took to remember.
Gives an easy feeling to a presentation. You can talk thouroughly about the good ones, about what you thought about while taking it etc. The "social shots" provide fun inserts, and lightens the mood in showing the fun aspects of your trip.
Thanks to everybody. Your suggestions have been quite helpful.
Hey thanks for the information . Mab be it will helpful for me in future time.