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How to Use Photography for Great Presentations
Incorporating photos and videos into your PowerPoint decks can greatly enhance a presentation. Find out how
Photos and videos allow you to illustrate concepts. Teamwork. Teamwork. SAYING “TEAMWORK” SHOWING TEAMWORK
A strong visual becomes a memory trigger so your audience is more likely to remember your presentation later.
Text-heavy slides can be forgettable and hard to follow. Strong visuals help your audience retain key points.
Always look for a dominant area in the photo you’re using—so your viewer knows exactly where to look.
This photo lacks a dominant area.
A good photo will guide the viewer’s eyes to your main point.
Using photos with a shallow to medium depth of field can draw the viewer’s eyes where you want it to go.
Just remember this: when selecting photos, simplicity is the best choice.
Why does this photo work? • Eyes are drawn to the surfer • The line of the water guides your eyes across the page
Why does this photo work? • We’re naturally drawn to looking at other people • Then we’ll focus on the other visual elements and how they relate to the content
Learn more about using photos in your PowerPoint presentations, including: • working with transparency • removing the background from a photo • designing slides with a grid • where to find royalty-free photos Watch Now!