Creating Slideshow and Carousel in Views

As I get into more photography, I started thining about how to get some shots up on this site. Years ago I had followed a tutorial to do simple Flexslider slide shows. 

This time, I wanted to have a thumbnail navigation as well. I found a great series of videos on YouTube on Drupal and Flexslider. I took his basic approach of using a block for the slideshow and a block for the carousel thumbnail and modified it to use a views attachment. This article serves as my notes to self.

Our basic structure is a content type called slide_shows. The node form has a files attach. Bascially, we create a node with an attached image and give it a title. Ideally, we'd be addiung the ALT tags or caption info in the body, but for this purpose, that hasn't been happening.