NEW! Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Lens

In this video, Gajan gives us a first look at the Sony 35mm F1.4 G Master lens. ­Premium Quality As soon as I got my hands on this, I was already enamoured by the build quality and construction. It is a solid lens that feels premium in-hand. This focal length is one of my favourites, if not my most favourite focal length! I love the fact that you get amazing resolving power with this lens, but also in a form factor that isn’t much bigger than the existing prime lenses […]

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 […]

When on set for a shoot, there’s a little secret weapon I always like to have on hand with me – a light meter. You may be asking, ‘Why on earth would I want to use a light meter when my camera already has a light meter?’ Well, the difference here is that a camera measures reflective light while the light meter measures the light hitting your subject. Using a dedicated light meter allows you to take a reading off your subject, and with that allows for a more accurate […]

Food Studio Lighting Vlog

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? People have been taking photos of food for decades. While that used to mean more “commercial” food photography (think of advertising, menus and cookbooks), social media and smartphones have meant more and more everyday people sharing fancy desserts, big juicy burgers or artfully […]