Rainy Days Make Great Portrait Days How would you like your portrait photography to stand out more? Would you like the most lovely and rich lighting that really pulls details out of the shadows while keeping the highlights in check? Cool! That’s what you can do on a rainy day! It’s really easy to shoot portraits inside. We’ve provided a number of articles on lighting and positioning for indoor portraits, but this time we are going to use the rain to our advantage. Gear for Working in the Rain Many […]

Introduction Buying a used lens does not have to be a risky proposition.  Use these tips to get a great lens and save money at the same time! Why Buy Used? Let’s all face a couple of facts.  When we buy a brand-new lens, we get one that has been used minimally, with only a couple of mountings to validate that it is working as designed.  Quality control is superb and the probability of getting a bad lens out of the factory is very small indeed.  However, as soon as […]

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 […]

Good Video needs Great Light Want to make professional looking videos?  Great lighting is a key element!  So, join me as I share the secrets and techniques of the Pros, that you can easily do in your own projects! Getting Started with Lighting Before we look into the type of lights, let’s learn a little bit about how light works.  Light is a complex thing that is both a particle and a wave from the view of physics.  Simply, this means that light moves in a straight line unless otherwise […]

You’ve Got Activities Planned, Don’t Forget Your Camera! With Family Day rapidly approaching, folks are planning their special time together.  No matter what you and your family are doing, this is a great day to ensure that you are keeping your photo albums current and making images to share with family and friends who may be some distance away. Indoor Activities We know that many times it’s tough to get everyone together to head out somewhere, and from time to time, the younger folks want to spend the day off […]

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. […]