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Bring Your Photos to Life this Spring! Summer is just a month away, and the warmer months are usually a great time to get outdoors to shoot landscapes and nature. And even though the current world situation means many of us can’t travel to new and interesting locations to shoot, that doesn’t mean we don’t have ways to hone our skills and take great shots close to home. Garden photography is one way to do just that. Photographing your own garden or yard, or visiting a nearby public park (while […]

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 […]

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. […]

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Your 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. Here’s a list of recommendations to help keep your gear protected and in as best condition as possible. […]

Family playing music

We’ve discussed both filmmaking and vlogging in this space recently, but there’s another type of video we haven’t discussed yet, and it’s one that most everyone shoots at some point: the traditional home video. With the family at home, there are plenty of opportunities to capture memorable family moments. To shoot great-looking home videos, you don’t need a fully-decked out filmmaking or vlogging kit or a camera with multiple interchangeable lenses. The camcorder has been delivering memorable moments on video to families and individuals for many years, and continues to […]

The Best Wedding Photography Gear Wedding season is upon us, and Henry’s wants to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to shoot weddings. Our “Wonderful Weddings” series will tell you everything you need to know about the equipment, the planning, the shots and the moments you want to capture. This blog series is intended for serious hobbyists or semi-pro shooters who are thinking about getting into the wedding game. But even an amateur will learn some great tips about shooting events, and for professionals, a reminder is […]

“They grow up so fast.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent, have friends and family with kids, or even if you’re a kid yourself — we’ve all heard someone express amazement at how fast children grow. That’s why it’s important to capture as many precious moments with them as we can. And while our smartphones are a boon to making sure we don’t miss a thing, sometimes you want something that’s a little more special and memorable: a proper baby photo. Or two. Or ten! You don’t have to […]

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Portrait photography can be a truly rewarding experience for any photography enthusiast; portraiture is a great way for you to experiment with lighting, with colors, with different equipment – and it’s a great way to engage and connect with your subjects as well. As always, though, the type of equipment you choose to shoot with matters greatly. Portraiture has evolved over the years, and the best cameras for portrait photography aren’t just those that sit on a tripod in a studio with an 85mm lens; the best portrait photography cameras […]

When thinking about your next camera or even what makes a great camera, there are a few characteristics you want to check on: Picture/video quality, durability, flexibility, accessories, plus some features and specs like autofocus, shutter speed and ISO range. We don’t often think about a camera’s on-board menu structure until after we’ve made our decision — or until we start shooting! But how a menu is laid out, how intuitive the screens are to navigate and how easy the settings are to understand can make a huge difference in […]

Become an MVP with these Sports Photography Tips Shooting sports can be a thrill. Sporting events offer up so many incredible opportunities to capture the human experience — from the proverbial agony of defeat and joy of victory — that they can be a storyteller or photographer’s dream. There’s nothing quite like capturing that perfect moment, whether it be a winning goal or just a knowing smile between teammates. While most of us can make do with a good DSLR or mirrorless camera, along with some basic photography skills, to […]