It’s interesting to see the fascinating variety of ways Canadians are celebrating the historic anniversary of our country’s confederation this year. What better way to tell the story of Canada than through pictures?

With “Legacies 150”, the National Film Board (NFB) has put together a series of interactive photo and illustration essays in which Canadians from all walks of life share their thoughts on what it means to be Canadian. Here are a few essays we recommend to get you started.

Canada's Mountains

Canada is a big country, you may have noticed. To capture the true breadth and majesty of it all, it helps to have a long lens and a point-of-view that’s out of this world.

For as long as people have been sending satellites above the atmosphere and travelling to space, we’ve been capturing amazing imagery of Canada from above. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we’ve compiled some of our favourite shots from space:

A Path Through a Forest Blanketed With Trilliums

For about three weeks in early Spring, great swathes of elegant White Trilliums carpet the floors of forests, before trees’ leaves fully develop and block out the sunlight. It’s a great opportunity to get out and photograph the abundance of wildflowers that can’t be seen at any other time of year.

There’s no better way to relive and recount your travel adventures than through photos and videos. Often, though, you find yourself in a rush to capture those unexpected moments, and images and footage end up blurry. Adding a handheld gimbal like the DJI Osmo+ to your kit is an affordable and portable way to get that fluid, cinematic effect, even while running through forests or climbing over rocks.

We asked photojournalist Kibae Park to try out the DJI Osmo + while on assignment in Kyoto, Japan to see how it stacked up.

In the stands at Photokina 2016

Members of the Henry’s team attended Photokina, the world’s largest photo and video tradeshow. Read on to hear their impressions as they walk the floor – some for the first time, some as seasoned attendees.

Fireworks

Nothing signals the start of summer like Canada Day fireworks. Sure, some of your neighbours might jump the gun and launch a few rockets on Victoria Day Weekend, but it’s July 1st sparkling canopy of colour and fire that truly herald summer’s arrival. Preserve the memory forever with our tips for photographing fireworks.