Every Hallowe’en, most people pull out their camera. Whether it is at a gathering with friends or taking kids out trick-or-treating, you are bound to see people out there at festive events capturing memories with either their camera or smartphone.

Why Eye-Tracking Autofocus for Video is a Gamechanger When it comes to shooting footage of subject’s face, the clarity and sharpness of the image can really make or break your masterpiece. Crisp, fine details tell a story; vague or out-of-focus imagery prevents the viewer from being fully submersed in the world you’ve captured. That’s why Eye-Tracking Autofocus for video is such a gamechanger. This built-in feature will not only automatically locate and focus on a subject’s eye, but will follow the eye through any movement. Eye AF is an easy-to-use […]

What are the benefits of buying a third-party lens? Sticking with a single camera system from a single camera manufacturer has traditionally been  the best approach when investing in camera lenses. But different photographers have different needs, and different lenses — yes, even third-party lenses — are sometimes the best choice to meet those needs. Let’s look at a few specific use instances where investing in a third party has its advantages. You want to maintain a flexible budget Third-party lenses are traditionally designed with cost flexibility in mind; while […]

Photographers are spoiled with choice these days, especially as new mirrorless cameras come to market. Every manufacturer is offering new camera bodies and new lenses with new technology, and every few months one brand seems to leapfrog another. Sometimes it seems that if you want to use the best equipment available, you need to be willing to invest in multiple brands. But despite how fast technology evolves, photography is still a long game, because a great lens today is still going to be a great lens for years to come. […]

The best vloggers in the world are supremely dedicated. They post new content constantly, they always make time to engage with followers, and they’re always looking for new ideas and connections. Some might even turn to something like Growthoid in order to grow their following. It can be really hard to be original and keep going, especially if you’re not getting the views and fans you deserve. Most YouTubers will find that buying subscribers, which you can Learn more about here, is a good way to encourage growth in numbers […]

The Goal Zero Sherpa 50 solar panel kit provides portable power when you need it. With a very capable rechargeable battery and a large solar panel, this kit allows you to stay powered even when you’re on the move.

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Wildlife photography is immensely popular. The thrill of capturing an image of an animal in the wild, in its natural habitat or in front of a beautiful vista, is incredibly appealing. And besides — who doesn’t love animals? Of course, wildlife photography can also be incredibly challenging. Wild animals aren’t sitting still for portraits, making it tough to get a good snap; and, they’re not coming to you, meaning you’re taking your equipment into the wild. That means it’s critical that you’re carrying the right camera and the right lenses […]

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Portrait photography can be a truly rewarding experience for any photography enthusiast. We’re not talking “rewarding” from a financial perspective (although certainly portrait photographers are always in demand, if that’s the route you want to go down!), but 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 […]

It’s the season of the music festivals both big and small across Canada. Here are some tips from Henry’s Learning Lab to help you capture concert images that rock. Plan Ahead While it’s usually not a problem to snap a few photos when your favourite band tours through the local bar scene, larger cameras are often forbidden at larger stadium shows and outdoor festivals. Check the rules before you pack your camera bag. Forget the Flash Concerts are often dark, but your camera’s flash will create more problems than it can solve: small […]

What kind of tips can there be for outdoor lighting?  There’s the sun.  Problem solved, right? The reality is that direct sunlight is one of the worst lighting options that we as creatives have to work with.  It is very high contrast and produces very harsh and delineated shadows.  There’s really nothing that looks better in harsh sun.  The best unmodified outdoor light is immediately after the rain stops and there is still cloud cover, but that’s not the most popular option for many creatives.  There are some folks who […]