Photography Then And Now

The tangible inception of photography dates back to the 19th century, and this is one technology that has without a doubt revolutionized the way we see and experience the world around us. The earliest photographers used their cameras to document the horrors of war, capture special moments in history and create stunning portraits of Hollywood movie stars, politicians and other prominent individuals. Though time and incredible innovation has changed our tools dramatically over the years – from the Camera Obscura to the 4K technology of today – that undeniable sense of preserving precious moments and people in time, as well as the inexplicable connection of a photographer to their camera and the world around them – all remain prevailing truths about this art form that we are so fond of here at Henry’s.

The world of close up photography is something that I had always wanted to explore. The semi surreal kind of shots that you can get with a macro lens or by adding extension tubes can be quite beautiful. As with anything else you photograph, light is an important element to consider. If your ambition is to create clean and well lit product photos (perhaps for selling products on a website) you don’t necessarily need to invest in a strobe system for this purpose.  To understand how you can achieve great results with a very simple setup, we need to remind ourselves of a simple concept in lighting that is relevant.  The concept is the difference between hard and soft light.  

Birds In Flight

All wildlife photography is challenging, but capturing birds in flight presents one of the most difficult accomplishments. Birds often change direction and speed in mid-flight, leaving your picture frame empty. The following tips will help you improve your technique and assist you in capturing some spectacular images of birds in flight.