Looking to get a jump start on your photo or video-related aspirations? Whether you’re an absolute beginner with a new camera, or an aspiring enthusiast who’s looking to take control over your creative goals, Henry’s can help you take your next step, live and in-person. Join us every Thursday evening* at any Henry’s retail location across the country for quick, informative and inspirational classes on topics related to cameras, photography, video and various types of content creation.
Admission is free! Everyone is welcome. And unlike YouTube, we’re here in person to answer your questions. Just walk in and join us – sharp at 6pm, or even a little earlier to be sure you get a good seat. See you there!
Photography 101: Designed for those just getting started with a new camera, this introductory class focuses on both the essentials of camera operation and the fundamentals of what makes a good photo. Learn best practice techniques for camera handling, focusing & shooting as well as composition tips and techniques that will have you making more interesting photos sooner rather than later. Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along.
Vlogging 101: Designed for beginners who are thinking about starting a vlog, we’ll discuss some of the factors that go into the forming of a plan – including the role of YouTube and popular social media channels. From the simple use of a smartphone to using dedicated cameras, lenses and accessories for higher-level results, we’ll also take a look at the tools of the trade and the differences you can expect from them.
Video 101: Designed for those just getting started with video on their new interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or Mirrorless), this introductory class focuses on the essentials of camera operation and setup. We’ll take a look at setting quality settings for different intended uses, as well as what can be achieved while keeping things simple. Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along!
Blurring Motion: Not all action photos look best razor sharp. Allowing moving subjects to blur just the right way and just the right amount can often convey a much more powerful message. Just as important as it is to know how to freeze action, is learning how to carefully and effectively let it blur. Learn the concepts and techniques that can make the difference between capturing a stunning action photo and recording a disappointing, blurred missed opportunity. Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along.
Travel Photography: For anyone looking to better capture the character of their travel destinations, this class shares several tips & techniques that can make the difference in how you approach and capture the culture, architecture and landscape of your destination. From preparation & research to finding better light and crafting better compositions, we’ll show you how to bring home the more powerful images your trips are worthy of.
Freezing Motion: For those interested in fast action photography, this class takes a look into how moving subjects can be captured sharply with interchangeable lens cameras (DSLR or mirrorless). We’ll also take a look at how different focusing modes, frame advance modes and particular techniques can be used to help you keep up and get the elusive shot you’re after. Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along.
Aperture & Depth of Field: Skilled photographers know good photographs are not just about capturing a sharp subject. Quite often it’s also about how a background (and foreground) looks in relation to that subject. Discover the camera settings, tools & techniques that you can use to either create soft, dreamy backgrounds or keep everything sharp in your photos. Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along.
Manual Mode: This is it – the class that explains the elusive ‘mystery’ of photo exposure and how shutter speed, aperture & ISO all work together in the making of your photographs. Once exposure is explained, we’ll then show you how to channel it through your camera’s controls for real world photography. Wrapping up, we’ll also discuss when and why it can be beneficial and sometimes necessary to use your camera’s most engaging mode. Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along.
*Courses in Victoria begin at 5pm.