Whether the world likes it or not, selfies have become a fixture of society and culture. Widespread since the days of MySpace, and named the 2013 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, “the selfie” is more than just a cultural phenomenon, its a part of modern life. Accessible to everyone, as you don’t need an expensive camera or equipment the selfie puts everyone at the forefront of the public eye.

In the age of the internet, it’s pretty difficult to tell if an image is “real” or not. Sure, that could be Brad Pitt at your local McDonalds, or it could just as easily have been cleverly edited by someone using Photoshop.

Almost never, however, is there a case where you say to yourself: is this a painting or a photo? Paintings are painted, photos are taken with camera, thus the differences are pretty stark. Yes, that is true, in most cases, but definitely not in all.

Photography Laws Around The World

Everyone is something of a photographer when traveling. You might not have the most expensive camera, or know all the technical elements to taking a perfect photo, but you do have the desire to document all the things you do on your trip, because how else will you remember? And, more importantly, how will people know all the cool stuff you did if you don’t post the photos online? Exactly, you can’t without a camera, even if it’s just your phone.

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.

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.

Dangerous Photography Locations

Tired of taking photos of beaches and ‘hot spots’ that have already been glamorized thousands of times by other photographers? Are you bored with the tame locations you usually shoot and are looking for some new (and crazy) adventure behind the lens? While these treks are not for everyone, here are our picks for the top 5 adventures every adrenaline-seeking photographer will want to check out.  

March Break Travel Tips

March Break is just around the corner, and if you are wondering how to prepare to make the most out of this well-deserved time off – at Henry’s, we’ve got you covered. Whether your plans involve travel to far-and-distant lands, or if you’ll be rediscovering our local hiking trails or fishing spots– whatever you do, wherever you go, here are some tips and services we provide to get you on track for the best vacation – or stay-cation – of all time!  

Is Your Kit Lens Holding You Back?

It’s easy to become attached to the quality lens that came with your digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, and if you are like most photography buffs you have put it to good use. Most of these kit lenses provide a good focal range along with some versatility, but is it wise to depend on only one lens? As you strive to develop and hone your camera skills, reliance on a single lens might slow down the learning process. 

Photo By Katie K

It’s Valentine’s Day and what better time to focus your thoughts on the things that make your heart happy?! From furry friends, to laughter with family, seeing new worlds in macro or old ones while on tour – we’ve compiled just a few of the amazing entries we’ve received to showcase just what makes OUR hearts happy! Thanks to all for sharing and don’t forget to enter your photo for a chance to win our Happy Hearts Contest! (Click HERE for more details and to enter!)