At Home

Spring flowers in the garden by Janet Carnegie

Now is a great opportunity to get out and photograph wildflowers that can’t be seen at any other time of year. Here are 10 quick tips for getting started with Spring photography in your garden! Get low to the ground, put your eye level with the flower or only slightly higher.  Don’t shoot from a standing position. If you cannot fill the frame with the flower with the lens that you have, you might want to consider a macro lens to get closer. Use a tripod.  Depth of field will […]

Mom and Daughter Portrait at Home

Is it possible to shoot great portraits at home? As you might expect, the answer is ‘yes’. All it takes is some basic gear, some basic setups, and some practice with a willing and patient subject! Let’s start by assuming that you have a camera that takes interchangeable lenses. Next, you’ll need a lens that is going to give you a pretty look for portraits. Lenses As a working professional, I can tell you that the most popular lens for pro grade portraits is the 70-200mm full frame equivalent. If […]

Preparing Photos for Printing

People love seeing prints made from their best images, but many don’t want to do this printing at home, for space and cost reasons. That’s why services from Henry’s Photo Centre can make getting great prints very simple.

In general, there are two printing routes: make your prints yourself at a self-service kiosk in your Henry’s store, or submit your order online and have it shipped to your home or for pick up at your closest Henry’s location.

Getting Started with Photo Printing at Home

Photos that are not printed are often dead. Social media lifetimes are so short that while the internet keeps everything, no one sees anything about five minutes after it’s posted. Worse are the millions of images left to die alone in the dark on hard drives.

The only way to preserve memories with any kind of chance of success is to make prints.

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 […]

On those special days when family members gather, it’s important to capture lovely photographic images to build memories. Snapshots are fun, but for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, family reunions, and other important occasions a portrait can be a framed keepsake everyone will want. You might think taking a portrait at home is difficult, but a few tips will help you achieve a beautiful outcome with the “wow” factor.