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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!


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Aperture & Depth of Field

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Aperture & Depth of Field

Dates, Times & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

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.

Topics include:

  • Depth of Field Explained
  • Lens Aperture, f-stop Numbers & How They Affect Depth of Field
  • More to the Story: Other Factors Which Influence Depth of Field
  • Lenses for Great Background Blur
  • How to Make Sure You Get the Depth of Field You Need

Applicable cameras: Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Advanced Compact Cameras welcome)

Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along!

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Toronto
Sunday, February 23, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Photography 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Photography 101

Dates, Times & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

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.

Topics include:

  • Camera Controls: Buttons & Dials, Screens & Display Info, Understanding Focus Areas
  • Shooting in AUTO Mode: Best Practice Techniques for Camera Holding, Focusing & Shooting & Playback
  • Making Photos More Interesting: Composition Tips, Focus & Recompose, Two Ways to Get Closer & their Differences

Applicable cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, and compact point & shoot

Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along!

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Victoria
Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Sunday, March 29, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Freezing Motion

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Freezing Motion

Dates, Times & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Intermediate

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

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.

Topics include:

  • Motion in Photography
  • Shutter & Shutter Speed Explained
  • Controlling Shutter Speed (via S/Tv Mode)
  • Examples of Freezing Motion
  • Focusing on Motion (S-AF / C-AF)
  • Frame Advance Options (S / CL / CH)

Applicable cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, and compact point & shoot (with advanced controls)

Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along!

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Toronto
Sunday, March 1, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 19, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Manual Mode

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Manual Mode

Dates, Times, & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Intermediate

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

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 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.

Topics include:

  • 'Exposure' defined
  • Aperture and Shutter Speed and how they each affect exposure
  • ISO: The third exposure variable & great problem solver
  • Putting it all together and using your camera's 'M' (manual) mode
  • When to shoot manually: when & why; preference vs necessity

Applicable cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, and compact cameras (with manual controls)

Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along!

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Toronto
Sunday, March 8, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Victoria
Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Travel Photography

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Travel Photography

Dates, Times & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

For those looking to better capture the character of their travel destinations, this class shares several of the tips & techniques that can make the difference in how you approach and capture the culture and architecture of your destination.

From preparation and 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.

Topics include:

  • Getting Ready & Destination Research
  • Your Photographic Plan: Getting Inspired & Connected
  • Gear: Cameras, Lenses, Support Supplies, Storage, Task-Specific
  • Photo Anatomy and Composition Rules
  • Light: Direction, Colour & Quality at Different Times of Day
  • Photographing People, Details, and the Big Attractions

Applicable cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, and compact point & shoot (all)

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 12, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Sunday, April 5, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Vlogging 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Vlogging 101

Dates, Times, & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

Designed for beginners who are thinking about starting a vlog, we'll discuss what vlogging is, as well as 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.

Topics include:

  • What is Vlogging?
  • Examples in the Current Vlogosphere
  • Planning & the Questions to Ask Yourself
  • Gear: Essentials & Better Essentials
  • Camera Modes: AUTO vs Manual
  • Light & Sound: Good vs Bad
  • YouTube, Social Media & Things to Consider: Building Your Look, Style — Your Brand; Social Media Community Engagement; Scheduling)

Applicable cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, and compact point & shoot (advanced)

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Toronto
Sunday, March 15, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Victoria
Thursday, April 9, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, April 9, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Olympus Capturing Light Event - Image by Peter Baumgarten

Olympus Capturing Light Event

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Times: See Below
Location: Henry's Mississauga-Heartland
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Special Guest Olympus Visionary Peter Baumgarten

Photography, at its core, is capturing light. In 2020, Olympus is reaffirming its dedication to helping you channel your inner creative. Join us at Henry's for a one-of-a-kind photographic experience.

Take your work to new to the next level without the burden of big camera gear. See our newly released addition to the Olympus family, the OM-D E-M1 Mark III! Ergonomic and lightweight, the E-M1 Mark III works seamlessly with our compact M.Zuiko PRO lenses, so you move easier, react faster, and enjoy your photography more. Join us and see the latest features to help you conquer the most challenging shooting situations! No limits. Break Free.

This is a learning event! Be sure to bring your own SD card to enjoy the experiences more.

Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work with Light Painting Brushes, an exclusive variety of light painting tools for creating many unique textures and styles of light.

At the event, enter to win your own Light Painting Brushes Deluxe Starter Kit ($189 Retail Value). You must be present to win.

Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and pick up some giveaways; first come, first served!

Be sure to RSVP, as spots will fill up quickly. We look forward to seeing you there.


Friday, March 20, 2020
12:00pm–3:00pm - This Session is Full.


Friday, March 20, 2020
4:00pm–6:00pm
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Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Video 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Video 101

Dates, Times & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

Designed for those just getting started with video on their new interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or mirrorless). Compact point & shoot camera owners are welcome as well.

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.

Topics include:

  • Camera Types (DSLR, Mirrorless, Point & Shoot)
  • Essential Buttons & Dials
  • First Recording & Playback
  • Focusing and Understanding Autofocus Behaviour
  • Quality Settings: Resolution
  • Frame Rate and its Impact on Slow Motion
  • Camera Modes: AUTO vs Manual (Intro)

Applicable cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, and compact point & shoot (advanced)

Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along!

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Toronto
Sunday, March 22, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Victoria
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Blurring Motion

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Blurring Motion

Dates, Times & Locations: See Below
Skill Level: Intermediate

Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

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.

Topics include:

  • Motion in Photography
  • Shutter & Shutter Speed Explained
  • Controlling Shutter Speed (via S/Tv Mode)
  • Examples of Smearing Motion
  • Shutter Speed 'Danger Zone' and Stabilization
  • Panning Technique

Applicable cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, and compact point & shoot (with advanced controls)

Be sure to bring your camera, a charged battery and follow along!

Event is free to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.


Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 26, 2020
4:30pm–5:30pm

All Henry's Locations, except Henry's Victoria
Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:00pm–7:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Sunday, April 26, 2020
3:00pm–4:00pm


*Henry's Learning Lab Free Courses are not yet available at Henry's Lozeau (Montreal). Email montreal@henrys.com to be notified when the courses are offered.


Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop
Sponsored By Henry's

Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop Event

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - Sold Out
Time: 11:00am–5:00pm
Location: Studio 311 - 9 Davies Ave., Toronto (Queen E. & DVP)
Cost: $259 - Registration Required

This extensive hands-on learning and shooting experience is designed to take your studio photography to new creative heights. During this six-hour event, you will learn core lighting principles and work with professional studio lighting gear. This is a skills-transfer workshop with plenty of hands-on. You will learn everything needed to set up and use studio lighting for yourself. You will learn all about an array of light modifying tools that you can use to shape and control the light to suit your creative vision.

We'll also provide an extensive set of student notes, including buying advice and tips.

You'll use your camera to photograph professional models in multiple genres such as portraiture, beauty, fashion and athletic. During this event, you will make images that you'll be proud to have in your photography portfolio. Whether you're completely new to studio photography or have a bit of experience, this workshop is for you.

Ultimately, this workshop is about learning the skills to be able to set up and control lighting to evoke the mood and feel you want to create for your photos of people.

All you need to bring is your DSLR or mirrorless camera, lenses, and a desire to learn and take amazing photographs in a studio setting. Space is strictly limited to 8 attendees. We provide all of the lighting gear. Please note, this course does not cover how to use continuous light for video or 'small flash' (aka speedlights). While the core lighting principles are similar, we use 'big flash' aka studio strobes to create our works of art. No previous lighting experience is required!

This workshop is conducted by James Ogilvie, a professional educator, photographer and photography course creator for Henry's prior to opening cameraschool.ca where he offers multi-week core photography courses at Henry's in the downtown Toronto location.

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