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Henry's Events & In-store Seminars

Throughout the year, Henry's store locations play host to a variety of in-store seminars. These seminars are presented by members of the Henry's community and sales staff, and cover a wide range of topics such as how to use a video or still camera, using a flash, lighting techniques, lenses and general maintenance of your equipment. Please check back frequently for news and information regarding in-store seminars taking place at a Henry's location near you!

Many of Henry's in-store seminars and events are brought to you in whole or in part by Henry's Learning Lab. For information on Henry's Learning Lab and the workshops that are offered, please visit

Shoot Portraits Like a Pro!

Date: Saturday, August 11th, 2018
Time: 10:30am
Location: Henry's Thornhill
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Join us at Henry's Thornhill for a comprehensive free seminar on what it takes to shoot portraits like a professional.

Your seminar leader is Henry's Expert, Ross Chevalier, a respected instructor, photographer and videographer with over forty years' experience. We will cover lighting, placement, one, two and three light setups, how to use light shaping tools, which shapers work best for which subjects and how to deliver images that make the subjects happy.

Whether you are photographing for head-shots, casual images or business documents. Knowing how to light, how to pose and how to interact with your subjects effectively are the differences between success and failure. Come learn to succeed with your friends from Henry's Thornhill.

Seating for this event is limited, so please register early via email. Henry's representatives will be available following the seminar to go over the equipment and solutions discussed should you have questions.

To register for this event, please email

Trade & Save Event

Date August 11–12th, 2018
Time: During regular business hours
Location: Henry's Toronto

Out with the old and in with the new. Trade-in your old camera towards a shiny new one and receive enhanced trade-in values all weekend. Get an additional 15% towards your trade-in value.

Photographing the Canadian International Airshow with Mirrorless

Date: Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Henry's Oakville
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Join up and coming photographer Alex Mackay (@6024to) in a course that goes over the essential tips and tricks to capturing the 2018 Canadian International Airshow.

We will discuss different shooting techniques for varying airshow acts, how to take full advantage of your mirrorless camera’s technology, and how to ensure excellent final results in the editing room.

Fundamental knowledge of mirrorless camera functionality is recommended prior to attending this seminar.

To register for this event, please email

Portrait Lighting Event

Date: Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Henry's Barrie
Cost: Free - Registration Required

This event is aimed at anyone new to portrait lighting. We'll be covering the fundamentals of speedlights, studio strobes, radio triggers, light meters, what light modifiers do, and show some sample portrait lighting setups. We'll also be touching on some advanced concepts such as guide numbers and inverse square law.

To register for this event, please email

Demystifying Flash for Beginners

Date: Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Henry's Ancaster
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Come learn with us! Join Henry's expert Raj Singh for an afternoon of learning all about on-camera flash and speedlights. Raj will cover the basics for easy shooting and then graduate into off-camera flash for an entry-level studio set-up. Touching on all of the accessories needed for effort, Raj will demystify flash and teach you the how-tos for success!

To register for this event, please email

Intro to Macro Photography with Sony Mirrorless Cameras

Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Henry's Kitchener
Cost: Free - Registration Required

If you're interested in macro photography but don't know how to get started, spend some time shooting with Sony's Isabelle Crisante as she walks you through the world of macro photography and how to get exciting images from the miniature world.

The Sony Alpha camera system has six macro lenses to choose from, including the industry leading 90mm F2.8 for the full-frame A7 system. This is one of the outstanding lenses on the market and a great choice to start off with. Whether you shoot flowers, bugs or just want to get closer still lifes, this fun evening should get you started with some basic techniques. Isabelle will have a selection of Sony macros to use on your camera.

Make sure and bring a camera, SD cards and a tripod would be helpful.

To register for this event, please email

Photo Walk along the Tom Taylor Trail

Date: Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Henry's Newmarket

Registration for this event is full.

Bryan Weiss and Martin Ingles will lead a fun photo walk through one of Newmarket's beautiful walking trails. There will be specific lessons planned for the walk to help budding photographers make better photos.

After the walk, the participants will have the opportunity to come back into the store where we will head into the Learning Lab for a photo review and edit session – showing how to analyze their own photos and tweak them using software to make the best images they can.

The walk will run from 9am until noon and then we will meet back in the store for 1pm where we will chat until 3pm.

Pet Photography with Ross Chevalier

Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Henry's Newmarket
Cost: Free - Registration Required

This in-depth session will teach you how to get great expressions and to make images of your dog in different settings. We will look at how to shoot indoors, in a studio setup, and outdoor at the park or in other locations. Whether your dog is nervous or the perfect posing pup, we will examine techniques to work with them all.

To register for this event, please email

Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop

Date: TBD
Location: Studio 311 - 9 Davies Ave., Toronto (Queen E. & DVP)
Cost: $249 - Registration Required

The July 22nd session has been postponed. Please visit for more information.

This extensive hands-on learning and shooting experience is designed to take your studio photography to new creative heights. You will learn core lighting principles and work in a professional photo studio, complete with all of the relevant gear for controlling your light. You only need to bring your camera, and a desire to create the most amazing images of people - ever.

Experienced industry models will be on hand to help you craft images that you will be proud of for your own portfolio. We will cover several different lighting styles for portraiture, beauty, fashion and more. These principles will help you create virtually any look or mood you desire, for photographing women or men.

This workshop is aimed primarily at photographers with no experience with studio strobe lighting and have a strong desire to learn. To help your learning a comprehensive student guide is provided including guidance on gear that you will use. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish. This workshop is conducted by James Ogilvie, creator of several Henry's Learning Lab classes in addition to teaching in Henry's flagship Toronto location.

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