At Home

Food Photography

Chances are within the last eight months, you’ve either taken on a new hobby or reestablished an old one that you haven’t previously had the time for. It’s one of the best ways to restore your mental well being, and pass the time. City Style and Living Magazine spoke to photographer and content producer at Henry’s, Gajan Balan, to get the best tips on how to up your photography game, one of the most popular at-home hobbies. Photo by Samson Katt via Pexels 1. What are your tips for portrait/ […]

Baby wrapped in blanket

The world has changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s at least one thing that hasn’t changed: people are still having babies! There’s nothing more precious than newborn baby photos, but with social distancing and the extra precautions we’re all taking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it may not make sense to invite someone into your home to take photos, or to visit a photography studio, with your newborn at this time. But that doesn’t mean you should just forget about taking baby photos. In fact, it’s […]

Lady cooking in kitchen at home

Have you found yourself hunting down new and different recipes to cook lately? Have you been taking photos of your creations and sharing them on social media? Have you thought about shooting video of your meal prep, or perhaps even starting your own food blog or vlog? You’re not alone! Many people have spent significantly more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning they’re preparing and eating more meals at home, and eating out less often. And to make mealtimes more fun, folks are trying out more new […]

boy taking a photograph in the outdoors

Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, many day camps and summer programs for kids have been canceled this year. That means a lot of parents are looking for ways to keep their kids entertained and engaged over the summer months. One solution: Teach your kids about photography! With just a little bit of planning, you can create a photography camp for your kids right at home. It’s not just something to do in what might be a long summer without a lot of activities; it’s a great way to spend […]

Lady holding plant in a pot in an outdoor garden

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 […]

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. […]