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Presentation Images – The Exploded Flowers Collection

By John Rode on March 21, 2012

"Exploded Flowers" by Chi Wei, curated on Pinterest

Visuals are of course a critical component of your presentations, along with storyline, audio, and delivery. And while visuals can include things like fonts, videos, animations, effects and transitions, presentation images are the most dramatic and commonly used visuals.

While browsing Pinterest looking for “stunning images” I came across Chi Wei’s “Exploded Flowers” collection. And it was soon obvious it deserved a dedicated Amazing Flower Images board.

Chi Wei encourages us to think differently. Small, compact flowers explode into images of surprising size – a rose has significantly more petal surface area compared to a large sunflower. And the process of “disassembling” the flowers lays bare the individual beautiful elements of the flower, with perhaps the main point being that we’re looking at something beautiful in a very different way.

Presentation Images With Texture

The texture and dimension of the exploded flowers is eye-catching. And I think texture is often an overlooked visual that can be employed in presentation images. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic or artistic as Wei’s images, but simply adding a background texture can add interest to your presentations. Consider searching for “texture” on your favorite stock photo site for more ideas.

More Presentation Images, Fewer Words

In a few of the images there’s more of a story injected by Wei. Rather than simply “disassembling” the flowers, she allows the elements of the image to interact. The viewer I think immediately understands the story. Consider this approach in your next presentation. Such as if you’re comparing “many of this” to “a few of that”, your mission is to take an image of each “thing” you’re comparing, scale it down and copy, paste, paste, paste until you have many on one side of the slide and just a few on the other. One glance and people will get your point.

I hope you take a few moments to explore Chi Wei’s galleries and follow her on Twitter @fqwimages.

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