Gear for Livestreaming and YouTube

There’s never been a better time to live stream. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an increase in our collective appetite for great online content. If you have an idea for a YouTube or Instagram TV show, now is the time to put it out there! And if you already have an online streaming presence, it’s an ideal time to refine it in ways that can help stand out from the crowd. So what does it take to become a great streamer? A great idea, of course. But once […]

Painting-With-Light

There are many genres of photography to explore in the world. Traditional genres such as portraiture, landscape, still life, and macro photography all follow a basic set of rules and principles that must be adhered to for technically proficient results.

There are some photographic genres that defy the static rules of photography. Light painting is just such a genre!

Dog laying on the floor

Our collective efforts to stay inside and practise social distancing certainly puts constraints on typical photo-friendly activities like connecting with friends, attending events, and travelling abroad. That said, these measures do provide aspiring photographers with a chance to slow down, reconnect with their past work, expand their skill set, and even focus on key techniques that will build a stronger foundation for their future efforts. To help you use your time inside productively, here are some activities you can try out to improve or revisit different aspects of your photography. […]

Purple Wildflowers in the Garden

Now is a great opportunity to get out and photograph wildflowers that can’t be seen at any other time of year. Here are 10 quick tips for getting started with Spring photography in your garden! Get low to the ground, put your eye level with the flower or only slightly higher.  Don’t shoot from a standing position. If you cannot fill the frame with the flower with the lens that you have, you might want to consider a macro lens to get closer. Use a tripod.  Depth of field will […]

It seems every day now you hear someone in your circle talk about starting their own podcast. And hey — that’s great! After all, our podcast subscription lists should be filled with interesting shows from hosts with different perspectives and passions. But, one thing you don’t often hear is how hard podcasting is — er, scratch that — how hard it is to keep podcasting. Finding an idea for a podcast is the easy part, but it’s the continuing to feed the podcast content monster that’s the really hard part. […]

Mom and Daughter Portrait at Home

Is it possible to shoot great portraits at home? As you might expect, the answer is ‘yes’. All it takes is some basic gear, some basic setups, and some practice with a willing and patient subject! Let’s start by assuming that you have a camera that takes interchangeable lenses. Next, you’ll need a lens that is going to give you a pretty look for portraits. Lenses As a working professional, I can tell you that the most popular lens for pro grade portraits is the 70-200mm full frame equivalent. If […]

Girl kissing her dog outside backyard black and white photo

As photographers and videographers we are always looking for a new way to present our work that creates differentiation and tells the story in a unique way. In this article I’m going to go in depth at converting a colour photograph to black and white.

Preparing Photos for Printing

People love seeing prints made from their best images, but many don’t want to do this printing at home, for space and cost reasons. That’s why services from Henry’s Photo Centre can make getting great prints very simple.

In general, there are two printing routes: make your prints yourself at a self-service kiosk in your Henry’s store, or submit your order online and have it shipped to your home or for pick up at your closest Henry’s location.