Good Video needs Great Light Want to make professional looking videos?  Great lighting is a key element!  So, join me as I share the secrets and techniques of the Pros, that you can easily do in your own projects! Getting Started with Lighting Before we look into the type of lights, let’s learn a little bit about how light works.  Light is a complex thing that is both a particle and a wave from the view of physics.  Simply, this means that light moves in a straight line unless otherwise […]

You’ve Got Activities Planned, Don’t Forget Your Camera! With Family Day rapidly approaching, folks are planning their special time together.  No matter what you and your family are doing, this is a great day to ensure that you are keeping your photo albums current and making images to share with family and friends who may be some distance away. Indoor Activities We know that many times it’s tough to get everyone together to head out somewhere, and from time to time, the younger folks want to spend the day off […]

Figure 1 : Even with white balance correction, you can see the reddish tint of the light here

At most pro sporting events, what type of camera you’re allowed to bring in is strictly controlled. Even though “real” cameras – DSLRs, for the most part – are not allowed, smartphones and point and shoots appear to be usable at will. We can argue these policies at another time. Many of us, though, have family members who enjoy amateur sports in the winter. This article gives you the how-to for successful shooting fast action in poorly lit arenas. The Lighting This isn’t a slam against hometown arenas. While they […]

Still looking for the right gift for your valentine? Think different. Think memory. Think lasting. Flowers are lovely but last for a week. Chocolates are delicious but they don’t last long, either. How about something very special that does last? Your Image, Your Memories Hey, you’re reading an article on the Henry’s site. That presupposes an interest in photography. That also presumes that you are taking pictures or making images at some point. For a lot of folks, a photo is made as a record of a point in time. […]

Your digital camera is the loyal friend that accompanies you on all of your trips. It allows you to create vivid images of your most memorable moments. Having invested time and funds on your camera, you hope that this relationship will be long-lasting. However, there are several external factors that work against its durability. Dust, humidity, and accidents can affect its delicate electronic parts, causing your camera’s performance to decline, or even cease. 

A fresh blanket of snow covering trees, fences, fields, hills, and buildings presents a beautiful array of Currier and Ives style image opportunities and invites the photographer to capture its beauty while the snow is fresh and clean. Winter sports are another favorite theme of winter photography. Securing the proper exposure that will preserve the beautiful and varied tones of the snow’s strong reflections and extreme contrasts is a challenge in both the serene winter scene and the exciting snowmobile race. What can you do to capture an image with your camera that is as beautiful as the one captured in your eye? 

Capturing The Perfect WInter PHotos

Winter brings a multitude of opportunities to shoot amazingly beautiful images. Snow, ice, frost, and crystals give the landscape a magical appearance. Challenges are presented when you try to capture all the white and sparkle of snow, and too often the outcome is disappointment. The following tips will help you hone your winter skills whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer.

Introduction As you might expect, the answer is yes. All it takes is some basic gear, some basic setups and some practice with a willing subject. Gear You don’t need to go into the poor house to make this work. Let’s start by assuming that you have a camera that takes interchangeable lenses. Next you need a lens that is going to give you a pretty look for portraits. As a working professional, I can tell you that the most popular lens for pro grade portraits is the 70-200mm full […]

Shooting great video with your interchangeable lens camera is easy if you know the simple tips to make it work. We will start with the basic settings and then look at some key accessories that will raise the quality and watchability of your project. Camera Settings Most all cameras have a video mode. This is different from just pressing the Record button because it gives you some simple controls that make for better video right away. Figure 1 : This image shows the toggle switch on a Nikon camera to […]