Slide Show Assistance
One thing that makes the professionals' slide shows look better is that they have better equipment. We decided to try and fix this for our own shows. As a result, we own a bunch of equipment, some of which could be used to improve your slide shows too.
We have a film recorder, a device which makes slides from a computer. We can make title slides, alignment slides, custom maps, and manipulated photographs.
We charge for film and processing, probably about 50 cents per slide. A few of these make any show look more polished.
Most of our equipment was bought used. Along the way we've found a few good sources for projectors, dissolves, and accessories.
If you live in the Massachusetts area we have some loaner equipment, enough for you to make a two projector show.
If you don't know one projector from another, or need information on dissolves, check these papers which were originally written for the underwater photography list.