Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Post Your Wedding Pictures on YouTube





By Olaoluwa Olowu 
Just like the opera isn’t complete until the fat lady sings, your wedding isn’t complete until you have captured every last moment of happiness in a tiny pixelated frame. Starting from the pre-wedding pictures to the engagement photos to the images from the grand ceremony and reception, every event gets complete coverage - you simply cannot miss any moment.

Good wedding pictures are worth a thousand stories. They’re usually perfect, glossing all over the troubled preparations that went into your wedding and preserving the memories of some of your most important moments.

Once you’ve got the pictures, the question of what to do with them - how to put them together in the most incredible, soul-touching, lasting way possible must be answered. The old-fashioned way is to put them in a leather-bound album that everyone who visits your home can leaf through. Some even take it a step further and make a few extra copies for their truly special circle of close friends and family.

However, you’re not the traditional bride. You’re chic, modern and above else, you live on the
internet. So ditch the old and mouldy laminated pages for a digital experience.

Sharing your wedding photos with a couple strangers might have seemed downright absurd a decade or two ago, but now it feels pretty normal and can even make for a more fulfilling reception. As social media continues to grow and become a larger part of our lives, we’re starting to spend more and more time connected to a group of tentative strangers who follow our moves – as much we allow.

So fully embrace the spirit of the media age and don’t just share your pictures on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, open a channel on YouTube for just your wedding photos – trust the internet to preserve them for you for generations, maybe.

Then, create a beautiful slideshow that captures not just your wedding day, but the days leading up to it. Choose a theme that’s best suited and blow away your audience with an amazing picture-story.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though, most of us probably don’t know how to post photos on YouTube yet – at least I didn’t until I began putting this piece together.

So for all of you who want to really knock the socks off your pals with a stunning wedding montage, here is how you can do it:

Step 1: Create an account on YouTube. It’s easy, just visit www.youtube.com, click on the Sign In button on the top right and enter Google account details – your Gmail address and password.

Once you’ve created an account, and verified it via your email. You’ll see your dashboard when you open the YouTube homepage. This is where you’ll create your channel.

Step 2: Click on My channel from the dropdown on the left side of your screen and follow the prompts. You can always access your channel from this menu.



Step 3: Visit the upload page by clicking on the upload icon { } on the top right of your dashboard.

Step 4: Click on the Create button under “Photo Slideshow”.

Step 5: Upload your beautiful photos from your PC, or choose photos from an existing Google+ photo album and click Select.

Step 6: Drag and drop the photos to arrange them anyway you want. Try and tell a beautiful story with the sequencing of your photos. Click Next when you’re done.

Step 7: Choose a soundtrack from the library under “Audio”. There’s an array of amazing tracks to choose from as the backdrop for your slideshow but you can’t upload audio files from your PC.

Tick the “No Audio” box if you don’t want an accompanying soundtrack – but why would you want such a boring slideshow?

Step 8: Click the Upload button when you’re done so everyone can enjoy your wedding photos.

Share the link with as many of your friends and family as well as on social media so even more people can enjoy the best moments of your joyous occasion.

N.B.: You must own the copyright for all of the content that you upload.
Now that you’ve gotten all the necessary information you need, you can not only have a kickass wedding but an incredible photo montage on YouTube to boot.



References:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0tqJ6qAjE
Google Support: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1696878?hl=en

Resources:
Off Beat Bride: Can I post these photos?
YouTube: Making a slideshow.
Digital Photographing Stories: How to tell a story with your photos.