Figure 1 : Even with white balance correction, you can see the reddish tint of the light here

At most pro sporting events, what type of camera you’re allowed to bring in is strictly controlled. Even though “real” cameras – DSLRs, for the most part – are not allowed, smartphones and point and shoots appear to be usable at will. We can argue these policies at another time. Many of us, though, have family members who enjoy amateur sports in the winter. This article gives you the how-to for successful shooting fast action in poorly lit arenas. The Lighting This isn’t a slam against hometown arenas. While they […]

Still looking for the right gift for your valentine? Think different. Think memory. Think lasting. Flowers are lovely but last for a week. Chocolates are delicious but they don’t last long, either. How about something very special that does last? Your Image, Your Memories Hey, you’re reading an article on the Henry’s site. That presupposes an interest in photography. That also presumes that you are taking pictures or making images at some point. For a lot of folks, a photo is made as a record of a point in time. […]

Introduction As you might expect, the answer is yes. All it takes is some basic gear, some basic setups and some practice with a willing subject. Gear You don’t need to go into the poor house to make this work. Let’s start by assuming that you have a camera that takes interchangeable lenses. Next you need a lens that is going to give you a pretty look for portraits. As a working professional, I can tell you that the most popular lens for pro grade portraits is the 70-200mm full […]

Shooting great video with your interchangeable lens camera is easy if you know the simple tips to make it work. We will start with the basic settings and then look at some key accessories that will raise the quality and watchability of your project. Camera Settings Most all cameras have a video mode. This is different from just pressing the Record button because it gives you some simple controls that make for better video right away. Figure 1 : This image shows the toggle switch on a Nikon camera to […]

A new camera is a wonderful thing. It doesn’t have to be brand new, it could be gently used, it could be handed to you from a family member, wherever it came from, you have it now. It could be a DSLR, it could even be a home security camera for apartment! So the next question is what do you do?

When my editor sent me this topic, I have to admit that I asked myself if there really were that many ways to photograph the holidays and holiday related events.  It was quite a challenge to come up with some reasonable candidates, so here we go. 1. 360 Degree Family Gatherings 360 cameras are easy to use and most deliver great results with no fuss, no muss.  Put one on a stand or hang it from a ceiling (you can rotate the footage later) and use your smartphone to wirelessly […]

Winter is coming. I heard that somewhere. A lot of folks don’t get out and shoot in the wintertime and I want to share with you some quick tips that will help you make better images and videos in wintertime outdoors. You Can Shoot in the Cold There is some misunderstanding about whether your camera will work in the cold. The answer is that it will, just expect less battery life as the cold impacts battery efficiency. You may need to carry a spare battery, and if you do, keep […]