can anyone recommend a slideshow plugin for a photo site hosted on wp using a custome theme?
I found an article with 5 choices http://www.techyard.net/plugins-for-creating-featured-content-section-in-wordpress/ I have used Featured Content Category Plugin and its very smooth in its transitions.
What a coincidence! I just wrote about top 3 plugins for slideshow for WP. Here it is...
Please note that they are general purpose plugins that do a variety of tasks with images and photos, but can also do slideshow of images.
There's plenty available: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/slideshow
However my personal recommendation goes to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/slideshow-gallery-2/which should seamlessly integrate into your custom theme.