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You Got A New Camera - Part One

Congratulations! That’s awesome. Either this is your first serious camera and you are itching to turn it into your best friend, or it’s an upgrade from your trusted pal that will help unlock more creativity and experience. Whatever brought this new joy into your life, there are a few things that you can do to make the new addition more fun and garner more success sooner.

Depth of Field and Bokeh

Understanding and learning to use depth of field to your advantage will definitely help you improve the quality of your photographic endeavours. When you use depth of field effectively, and add in some out of focus highlights that are soft and round and glowing, you too can have beautiful bokeh.

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.

How many times has it happened where you take a shot, using the camera settings and things just don’t look quite right?  Probably not all that often, because today’s cameras do an amazing job most of the time.  Manufacturers have analyzed millions of images to develop automatic and semi-automatic modes that do a great job for you.  But let’s talk about two situations where the automation may not do what is needed.

The Best Landscape Photography Tips

Ansel Adams said, “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” He understood the challenges of landscape photography and how to tackle them. Technology and the advent of digital photography have eliminated many of the technical issues that Ansel faced, but his methods are still helpful to photographers today.

Timelapse of Moon Phases

So many people enjoy beautiful time-lapse photography, but they aren’t confident that they have the ability (or the tools) to create such fascinating works.  Here’s a glimpse into the world of Time-Lapse photography, along with some step-by-step recommendations so you can join in the fun.

Photography Tricks and Treats

Halloween is a favourite holiday for both kids and adults. With some great tips, you can shoot fun images and even add a touch of fantasy or creepiness. Use your imagination and create some Halloween scenes to add to the festive mood of your images. You’ll create some hobgoblin memories you and your family will enjoy for many years. Update your camera gear at Henry’s before the holiday so you don’t miss a single “trick or treat.”