Archive for April, 2013


Beware! Three students will win in the audio slideshow travel contest

Send us your travel audio slideshow. Contest ends May 20.
As you may know by now, we're giving away six new versions of Soundslides audio slideshow software to winners of our travel contest. The contest ends May 20, so SEND YOURS NOW! What you may not know is that three of the six awards are reserved for students. Send your submission link in the comments section below, or on Facebook or Twitter @Soundslides.
Three students will win new Soundslides software
If you’re a student, send us a finished audio slideshow about a place. It doesn’t need to be ... Read the full story

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Roast goat and salted baby figs in North Vietnam

The Guardian pulls North Vietnam into its travel section with this audio slideshow on a visitor's cycling and eating experiences in that country — created by Kevin Rushby.
Meals on wheels: an audio slideshow foodie tour of North Vietnam by bicycle
Kevin Rushby: "Roast Goat meat rolled in rice paper, with fig leaves and mint and a sliver of staff root and young pineapple, then dumped in a chili sauce with a salted baby fig to accompany it. This single dish epitomizes the Vietnamese approach to cookery....There is certainly never a dull moment."

 Send a link in the comments section ... Read the full story

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Paula Acunzo defines “tough” with her slideshow about a seashell cemetery in Argentina

Paula Acunzo

Paula Acunzo is a freelance photojournalist and teacher as well as a journalist and a lawyer specializing in intellectual property rights. She lives in Argentina, and her audio slideshow "Redención" is this week's featured entry from our travel audio slideshow contest. Submit a link to your own contest entry in the comments section below! You may win a free new version of Soundslides and get featured in our next blog entry.

Soundslides: Your beach slideshow is so lyrical and beautiful. Why did you want to create this audio slideshow?
Paula Acunzo: I wanted to show an unusual tourist spot ... Read the full story

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Moors and Christians conflict captured in our featured travel slideshow

In a set of annual festivals, Spain pays tribute to the battles between Moors and Christians that rocked the country between the 8th and 15th centuries. The people who take part dress in Mediaeval costumes and represent either the Moors (Muslims) or the Christians in mock battles and parades. Paul Louis Archer’s slideshow, one of the first submitted to our travel audio slideshow contest, captures the conflict.

Read Paul's comments for tips and inspiration, and submit your own travel audio slideshow in the comments section — or on Facebook page or on Twitter (@Soundslides). The contest ends May 31, so ... Read the full story

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What makes a great travel audio slideshow?

What makes a great travel audio slideshow? Emotional sensitivity? Depth? Action? Color? Good interviews?

Of course, exciting photos and clean, interesting sound are the building blocks of great audio slideshows. But how do you get those? What happens first, in your response to a place, to help you create something special?

A great travel story expresses a person's emotional reaction to a place or to the people living in the place. That emotion must resonate with viewers. Viewers have to care, or there's no story!

To find your own good travel story angle, you have to pay attention to what ... Read the full story

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Tewfic El-Sawy: first featured travel audio slideshow in our contest!

Tewfic El-Sawy cropped

Tewfic El-Sawy is the first featured photographer in our travel audio slideshow contest. Read his comments about creating this story and visiting tango halls (milongas) in Buenos Aires.


Send us your audio slideshow about a trip or a place that you love, or a cultural experience you had somewhere. We'll select three winners from the entries and give them a free new version of Soundslides (coming soon). We'll also select three additional winners from among any students who send a submission. Tweet the link (@soundslides), post it to our Facebook page, or put it in the comments section below. ... Read the full story


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