Here Comes The Sun - Taking Your Strobes Outdoors

If you’ve been following this blog then you know that my favourite lighting tools are studio strobes for most everything I like to photograph.  The control of light, the power, the recycle time and great selection of lighting modifiers are all great reasons to love these lights. The term ‘studio strobes’ comes from the typical type of use these lights see – specifically, indoor use.  But as we gaze with hope at our calendars, we begin to dream once again about glorious spring and summer weather.  Our opportunity to get outdoors once again is almost here.  

Parabolics - Seriously Great Light

In studio lighting, parabolic reflectors are well known and have been around for many years.  If you’ve ever seen a professional studio setup and noticed what looks like a ridiculously huge umbrella-like modifier on set, chances are you’ve seen a parabolic reflector. While traditionally in the domain of the pro studio photographer, manufacturers are creating very exciting alternatives for deep parabolics that make them imminently more accessible (i.e. affordable) for anyone who would like to own one.  

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!)

Boudoir Photography

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Searching for a unique Valentine’s gift can be a tricky task. Instead of opting for the standard box of chocolates and flowers, we’ve got some suggestions that will turn up the heat this February! Henry’s School of Imaging has partnered with Jen Rozenbaum – the eye, talent and force behind Jenerations, New York’s Premier Boudoir Photography Studio. With a “sixth sense” for the aesthetics of boudoir photography, Rozenbaum aims to empower women with a renewed sense of self-confidence and beauty. This Valentine’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Jen to offer the dos and don’ts of achieving stunning couples’ DIY boudoir photography. 

Your wedding day holds promise of a bright future with the one you love. Photographs of this special event should be extraordinary and bring a smile to your face or a tear to the eye. The rigid wedding poses of years gone by have evolved into fun poses that express a sense of fun and have meaning to the bridal couple. The use of props in wedding imagery is a creative option that allows the bride and groom to add their personality – a sense of uniqueness and authenticity – to these special captured moments in time.  

Portrait Perfect

It isn’t every day that photographers ranging from top industry leaders to amateurs gather in the same place to learn and share ideas, but when it happens, Henry’s calls it Portrait Perfect. I had the opportunity to attend this incredibly enlightening event and was so impressed by the quality of information and intrigue of the presentations, I wanted to share the top three things I learned throughout the day.