photography

Photo of a Guitar shows depth of field

Depth of field is an old term. It can be described as being the range of distances in an image where the image comes into focus to the distance where the image goes out of focus. There are three criteria for depth of field: Lens focal length, Aperture / Lens Opening, and the distance between the camera and subject. We will examine them individually, but keep in mind that their effects are cumulative.

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.

Teleconverters

Spring is a great time of year to start thinking about teleconverters. Useful for bird, wildlife & sports photography, teleconverters are viable alternatives to spending thousands of dollars on a long lens. A teleconverter, paired with a decent zoom lens of reasonable speed, is a fine choice. This article dispels common myths about teleconverters, and explains just how useful they can be.

Welcome to the new Henry’s Oakville If you were to walk into a camera store of the future, what would you expect to see? Over the past year Henry’s has been actively working to create a bright modern, innovative in-store experience to welcome you, our customers. We’re happy to introduce this “Store of the Future” concept with the Grand Opening of our all-new and recently relocated Oakville location at Hwy 403 and Dundas St! Read on to find out what makes our new location a total departure from the traditional camera store […]

Immature Female Bald Eagle

Winter and early spring are ideal times to get out an take part in a very challenging, but very rewarding activity: Bird photography. Bird Photography Locations There are many places that become great sites for birds. In the wintertime, head out into the country where there are large tracts of farmland with some fence posts. Be patient and you will very likely see Snowy Owls. They have great faces and are challenging to photograph. Try to get them in flight, particularly in a turn, what professionals call a “gesture”, rather […]

Video Tripod - Yoke

While much of what we see on YouTube is shot handheld, except for “shaky-cam” effects in movies and TV, most video shots are done from a tripod.  A good video tripod has some very specific functionality that is not found in tripods for still work.  And, like a great stills tripod, a great video tripod will last for years and years. When choosing a video tripod, here are some things to consider: The Head The biggest demand of a good video tripod kit is a great head designed for video.  Video […]