Timdaly Lightroom Slideshow 1
CREDIT: Tim Daly

Slideshows and Timelapse Movies in Lightroom - Tim Daly

Event info

Limited to 10 places.

This course is delivered online and is aimed at those who want to make slideshow movies from still images and also explore timelapse photography and assembly using Lightroom. A great way to present your completed project and a good alternative to the photobook, slideshow movies are a lot simpler to make than you think. Aimed at beginners, this workshop shows you how to make eye-catching movie presentations of your work using Lightroom’s versatile Slideshow module. During the course, Tim will show you how to plan, prepare and produce a short slideshow together with sound and title slides, creating a story from your still images. In the second half of the day, you will learn how to shoot, edit and sequence photoraphs into an effective timelapse. No experience is necessary. 

The course uses Lightroom software for both Mac and Windows PC users.

The workshop is run using Zoom video conferencing software and you will be able to watch and interact with your tutor during each topic presentation and ask questions throughout the day. All notes and any sample files are provided to you at the beginning of the event, together with tips on how to use Zoom, if you’ve never used it before.

We encourage you to share questions and work in progress images with other delegates, although this is entirely optional.

10.00 Outline schedule

Welcome and outline of the day

Topic 1: Slideshow essentials. Making a bespoke collection and developing your images into a meaningful sequence. Thinking about running order, transitions and soundtrack. Where to source music and audio clips from.

Topic 2: Editing, fine tuning and exporting your slideshow as a movie files: Develop your show into a layout; using a custom identity plate, make titles and credits. Exporting options for different sites such as Instagram, blogs and desktop presentation.

13.00 Lunch break

Topic 3: Shooting and processing for timelapse. Shooting tips and camera settings; the benefits of using an external or DSLR-based intervalometer; understanding frame rates, how many frames to shoot, file formats and image size, importing and synchronising your Develop edits in Lightroom. Preparation for sequencing.

Topic 4: Creating timelapse movies with a bespoke Slideshow template and/or external editors. Pros and cons of using Lightroom export plug-ins versus standalone timelapse apps, preparing the file for export. Movie sizes, formats and compatibility. Converting file formats. Hosting services such as Vimeo for sharing your movie files with your audience.

Recap of the day

16.00 End



A Mac or Windows computer or laptop with Lightroom Classic installed

Internet access

A webcam or microphone for interacting (your laptop may have these built-in already)

Speakers to hear the presentations

You will need to install the Zoom app, but full instructions will be provided.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, it contains Zoom joining information. If you don't receive it, please email learning@rps.org  

The tutor will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any information regarding the workshop. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html

The Tutor: Dr Tim Daly is Senior Lecturer in Photography at Chester University.

His specialist subjects are photography production and artist's publishing. Tim teaches on all levels of the BA Photography programme with special responsibility for practice based modules, and also contributes to the MA Fine Art programme. Tim has had many photography books published, and has been teaching RPS workshops for a number of years.


Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

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