Capturing the perfect outdoor photography is a blend of timing, technique, and creativity. The time of day you choose to shoot can dramatically affect the quality and mood of your photos. Here’s a guide on the best times to take outdoor photographs, complete with tips, tricks, camera settings, and unique ideas to elevate your outdoor photography game. Golden Hour: The Outdoor Photographer’s Magic Hour Golden Hour is the time shortly after sunrise and before sunset when the sun is low in the sky, casting a warm, golden light that is perfect […]

Candid photography is all about capturing spontaneous moments that convey genuine emotion and authenticity. It’s a powerful way to tell stories and preserve memories, especially with kids and family. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting, this guide will provide inspiration, shooting tips, recommended equipment, and ways to make candid photography enjoyable for everyone involved. “My family and I often embark on adventures, and while I take plenty of portrait-style pictures, it’s the candid shots that I cherish the most. These candid photos capture moments of excitement and passion, […]

Every wedding photographer has their favourite parts of the wedding day and mine is definitely the bridal portraits. This is a time away from the chaos and a time to have some fun and get creative. As a professional photographer of 15 years, I definitely rely on my gear and I need it to be there for me, especially on a “high-stress”, “no going back”, “once in a lifetime” job like a wedding.  My go-to camera is the Sony Alpha 1 and I love it for many reasons, but specifically […]

Photography isn’t always about sunny skies and perfect conditions. Bad weather can offer unique opportunities to capture stunning, mood-filled images. Whether it’s the dramatic lighting of a thunderstorm or the soft, diffused light on a rainy day, knowing how to adapt your photography to bad weather can elevate your skills and produce breathtaking results. Here are some tips, tricks, and gear recommendations to help you make the most out of inclement weather photography. Lighting: Embrace Natural Light and Stabilize with a Tripod Bad weather often brings unique lighting conditions that […]

Planning a camping getaway this year? Whether it’s a serene retreat or an adventurous expedition, forests offer a captivating backdrop that’s ripe for camping photography. Yet, capturing the enchanting essence of the woods can be as challenging as it is rewarding. This blog will equip you with essential strategies to tackle the unique hurdles of forest landscape photography and transform dense forest scenes into photographic masterpieces, all with the help of Tamron lenses, available for all major camera brands at Henry’s Camera. Mastering the Mystique with Natural Light: Golden Hour […]

New Sigma Camera Lens Released June 25 After years of anticipation, SIGMA is finally releasing a selection of lenses for Canon RF Mount cameras. Since its introduction in 2018, the Canon RF Mount has gained popularity, especially as DSLRs have declined and mirrorless cameras have become the new industry standard. The Big News! As of April 23, 2024, SIGMA is developing six APS-C format lenses under a license agreement with Canon, Inc. These lenses are: The 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary will be available in July 2024, with the […]

Tips, Tricks and gear you will need by Joe Donoghue from Algonquin Marketing Are you looking to bring home some extra income and are good at content creation? This side hustle is one example of many that will provide you with some extra money, create the bones of a potential full-time business, and challenge the content creator within you to be creative and have fun while supporting local businesses. I started my business as a side hustle. During COVID, I saw an opportunity to support small local businesses that needed […]

Mobile content creation is more popular and accessible than ever, and having the right gear is essential for capturing high-quality content on the go. Whether you’re a vlogger, influencer, content creator or freelance videographer, investing in the best equipment can significantly enhance your work. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the must-have gear for mobile content creators, featuring top brands like DJI, RODE, Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Essential Gear for Mobile Content Creators Cameras for Mobile Content Creators Choosing the right camera is crucial for content creators aiming to produce high-quality […]

Sony Alpha Universe Report by Katrin Eismann – 2024.05.20 Photographer and Sony Artisan Katrin Eismann (@katrin_eismann) loves to travel, but she doesn’t want to be weighed down by gear. “In travel and street photography, for me it’s best to be nimble and not draw a lot of attention to myself with a bulky backpack, showy camera straps or multiple camera bodies,” she explains. “When I travel, I am up and out with the dawn to experience the city or countryside as they wake up to a new day. In my early morning wanderings, […]

Vlogging has transformed the way people share their stories, adventures, and expertise with the world. Essentially, vlogging is the act of creating video blogs that cover a wide range of topics. Whether it’s lifestyle, travel, beauty, technology, or daily life, vlogging allows content creators to connect with their audience on a personal level. Vlogger vs. Content Creator: A Vlogger primarily focuses on creating video blogs (vlogs) that capture their daily activities, experiences, and interests, often sharing these on platforms like YouTube. In contrast, a content creator encompasses a broader scope, […]