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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!


Used Gear Event - St. Catharines

Used Gear Event

Date: Thursday, July 11 to Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: During Store Hours
Location: Henry's St. Catharines

Join us at Henry's St. Catharines from July 11th–18th for our Used Gear Event!

10% off All In Stock Used Gear at our St. Catharines Location Only.

We will be bringing in lots of used gear at great pricing!


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Blurring Motion

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Blurring Motion

Dates & Times: See Below
Location: Henry's Toronto
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 Toronto
Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Sunday, August 18, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm


Home Printing Paper Explained - Newmarket

Home Printing Paper Explained

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 5:30pm–7:30pm
Location: Henry's Newmarket
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Representatives from Canson and Moab papers will be on hand to discuss the differences in printing papers and will be offering advice on all aspects of high quality printing.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at newmarket@henrys.com.


Nature Photo Walk - London North

Nature Photo Walk

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Location: Civic Gardens, 625 Springbank Drive, London
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Join Instructors Sarah Savile & Laurie Milne as they take you on a photo walk of London's Springbank Park and Civic Gardens. Emphasis will be placed on macro and wildlife photography.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at northlondon@henrys.com.


Henry's Coquitlam Grand Opening

Henry's Coquitlam Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: DOORS OPEN AT 9:30AM!
Location: Henry's Coquitlam

Join us for the Grand Opening of Henry's Coquitlam!

Come visit our brand new Coquitlam location:

  • Door Crasher Specials All Day at Henry's Coquitlam on July 20th, 2019
  • Gift Card Giveaway starting at 9:30am
  • Loot Bag giveaway starting at 9:30am
  • Prizes, product demos and much more!

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Coffee with Olympus

Coffee with Olympus

Date: See Below for Dates, Times, and Locations
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Register now for a free 45 minute small-group chat over coffee with an Olympus trainer. We will take you through the ins and outs of your camera and get you shooting masterpieces in no time!


Henry's Mississauga - Heartland
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Beginner: 12:00pm–12:45pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at mississauga@henrys.com.


Henry's Mississauga - Heartland
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Intermediate: 1:30pm–2:15pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at mississauga@henrys.com.


Henry's Mississauga - Heartland
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Advanced: 3:00pm–3:45pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at mississauga@henrys.com.



Henry's Toronto
Friday, August 23, 2019
Beginner: 12:00pm–12:45pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at toronto@henrys.com.


Henry's Toronto
Friday, August 23, 2019
Intermediate: 1:30pm–2:15pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at toronto@henrys.com.


Henry's Toronto
Friday, August 23, 2019
Advanced: 3:00pm–3:45pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at toronto@henrys.com.



Henry's Ottawa
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Beginner: 12:00pm–12:45pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at ottawa@henrys.com.


Henry's Ottawa
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Intermediate: 1:30pm–2:15pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at ottawa@henrys.com.


Henry's Ottawa
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Advanced: 3:00pm–3:45pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at ottawa@henrys.com.




Photo 101 - Newmarket

Photo 101

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm
Location: Henry's Newmarket
Cost: Free - Registration Required

This 1 hour presentation is perfect for anyone looking to get into photography or wanting to use their point-and-shoot camera more effectively.

Bryan Weiss will be discussing how your camera is meant to operate and offering tips and techniques for making the best photos you can with the camera you already own.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at newmarket@henrys.com.


Camera Confidence - Nepean - Summer2019

Camera Confidence

Dates: See Below
Time: 11:30am–1:30pm
Location: Henry's Nepean
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Join the staff at Henry's Nepean for a Camera Confidence workshop where the primary focus is teaching you the basics of photography for your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera. During the 2 hours, we will touch upon various modes—which to use when, autofocus techniques, understanding the exposure triangle, and more.


Henry's Nepean
Sunday, July 21, 2019
11:30am–1:30pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at nepean@henrys.com.


Henry's Nepean
Sunday, August 18, 2019
11:30am–1:30pm

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at nepean@henrys.com.



Vlogging: Create a Compelling Story - Woodbridge

Vlogging: Create a Compelling Story

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm–3:00pm
Location: Henry's Woodbridge
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Having the right gear is only the first step to a great vlog. This seminar will teach you how to use it!

Editing, composition, B-roll, and audio are all important tools when making a vlog. We'll be diving into editing software like Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, and iMovie, talking about the importance of B-roll in creating a narrative, and finally how to use, edit and incorporate audio into your final product.

If you are interested in learning how to create great video content for online media, this is the place to start.

You are welcome to bring your laptop, camera, and tablet to follow along.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at woodbridge@henrys.com.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Video 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Video 101

Dates & Times: See Below
Location: Henry's Toronto
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, July 21, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Thursday, August 15, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm


Lighting Essentials - Kitchener

Lighting Essentials

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 7:00pm–8:00pm
Location: Henry's Kitchener
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Learn how to set up and utilize an array of different flashes and modifiers to take your photography to the next level! Sales associates will be conducting a 1-hour workshop in-store to show you the way!

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at kitchener@henrys.com.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Freezing Motion

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Freezing Motion

Dates & Times: See Below
Location: Henry's Toronto
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
Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Sunday, August 25, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm


Beautiful Portraits in the Studio with Sony

Beautiful Portraits in the Studio with Sony

Date: See Below for Dates, Times, and Locations
Cost: Free - Registration Required

If "The Eyes are the window to your soul" as William Shakespeare is quoted, then you better get the eyes in focus.

Join Sony's Yadu Fereaud for this lecture, shooting demonstration and hands-on model shoot, and learn to get better portraits, using the latest camera technology to help you. Yadu will have the latest Sony mirrorless cameras and an assortment of lenses on hand for this lecture and hands-on evening.

Great portraiture is a result of lighting, composition, and the feedback and relationship between the model and photographer, so why not learn great tips on getting better portraits and of course how to use "Eye AF".



Henry's Oakville
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - This Event is Full.
7:00pm–8:30pm


Henry's Barrie
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - This Event is Full.
7:00pm–8:30pm


Henry's Scarborough
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - This Event is Full.
7:00pm–8:30pm


Henry's Ancaster
Thursday, August 29, 2019
7:00pm–8:30pm
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Henry's Woodbridge
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - This Event is Full.
7:00pm–8:30pm


Henry's Kitchener
Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:00pm–8:30pm
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Henry's London South
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30pm–8:00pm
Register Now



Laowa Touch & Try + Free Sensor Cleaning - Barrie

Laowa Touch & Try + Free Sensor Cleaning

Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 10:00am–3:00pm
Location: Henry's Barrie
Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

Swing by the Barrie location on July 26th between 10am and 3pm and get a chance to check out the latest lenses from Laowa. A representative will be on-site to show you the latest features and answer all your questions.

Bring your camera and receive a complimentary sensor cleaning!


Tamron Touch & Try + Free Sensor Cleaning - Barrie

Tamron Touch & Try + Free Sensor Cleaning

Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 10:00am–3:00pm
Location: Henry's Barrie
Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

Swing by the Barrie location on July 26th between 10am and 3pm and get a chance to check out the latest lenses from Tamron. A representative will be on-site to show you the latest features and answer all your questions.

Bring your camera and receive a complimentary sensor cleaning!


Tent Sale - Thornhill

Tent Sale

Date: Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: During Store Hours
Location: Henry's Thornhill

The staff at Henry's Thornhill invites you to join us for our first ever Thornhill Tent Sale!

We will be bringing in a wide variety of open box, refurbished, clearance, used and miscellaneous products that we don't normally have in-store.

We will also be offering special deals on all sorts of different items. So don't miss out! We hope to see you there!


Walk with Olympus - Parliament and Wide-Angle Photography - Ottawa

Walk with Olympus - Parliament and Wide-Angle Photography

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 12:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Henry's Ottawa
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Join Olympus & Henry's for a wide-angle workshop incorporating flashes and filters. A 60 minute presentation at the Henry's Ottawa store will be followed by a photo walk to Parliament Hill.

12:00pm–1:00pm - Presentation by Francois Desrosiers
1:00pm–1:30pm - Break and get ready for the walk
1:30pm–4:30pm - Walk to Parliament with Francois Desrosiers - workshop on wide-angle techniques incorporating flashes and filters
5:00pm - Back at the store

Register Now


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Photography 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Photography 101

Dates & Times: See Below
Location: Henry's Toronto
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 Toronto
Sunday, July 28, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm


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

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

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time: 6:00pm–7:00pm
Location: Henry's Toronto
Skill Level: Intermediate

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.


Videography with DSLRs - Oshawa

Videography with DSLRs

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 12:00pm–2:00pm
Location: Henry's Oshawa
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Come on out for a fun and informative session introducing you to making movies with your DSLR camera. We'll teach you some tricks on how to get the best footage out of your camera, as well as how to get set up producing truly professional looking video.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at oshawa@henrys.com.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Vlogging 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Vlogging 101

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 6:00pm–7:00pm
Location: Henry's Toronto
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.


Photo Fundamentals: Aperture & Depth of Field - Oshawa

Photo Fundamentals: Aperture & Depth of Field

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Henry's Oshawa
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Learn more about the aspects of Aperture/Depth of Field, how they can affect the exposure of your photography, as well as the style and look of the pictures you take.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at oshawa@henrys.com.


Other Sessions in this Series:

Photo Fundamentals: Shutter Speed

Photo Fundamentals: ISO


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Travel Photography

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Travel Photography

Dates & Times: See Below
Location: Henry's Toronto
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 Toronto
Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm


Photo Fundamentals: Shutter Speed - Oshawa

Photo Fundamentals: Shutter Speed

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Henry's Oshawa
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Learn more about the aspects of Shutter Speed, how it affects your photography, and how a good understanding of it can create remarkable results.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at oshawa@henrys.com.


Other Sessions in this Series:

Photo Fundamentals: Aperture & Depth of Field

Photo Fundamentals: ISO


Olympus Menu Workshop - Newmarket

Olympus Menu Workshop

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Times: 5:30pm–7:30pm
Location: Henry's Newmarket
Cost: Free - Registration Required

In your OM-D camera there are many functions and features beyond the more obvious shooting modes that you may not be aware of. An Olympus representative will go over how the menu is arranged and how to navigate the different options, so that you can get the most out of your camera.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at newmarket@henrys.com.


Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop
Sponsored By Henry's

Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop

Indoor/Outdoor Edition

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
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 and prosumer 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 PLUS lighting diagrams.

You'll use your camera to photograph professional models in multiple genres such as portraiture, beauty, 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.

The majority of the workshop takes place in studio. Weather permitting, we will be taking some lighting gear outdoors to show you how to effectively take full control of your outdoor light by mixing studio flash (battery powered) with ambient daylight. We will discuss "overpowering the sun", high-speed sync, and do a little bit of natural light shooting as well.

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 (and outdoors for this special edition of the event). Space is strictly limited to 8 attendees.

This workshop is conducted by James Ogilvie, a professional educator, photographer and photography course creator for Henry’s prior to 2018.

Register Now


Photo Fundamentals: ISO - Oshawa

Photo Fundamentals: ISO

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 11:00am–12:00pm
Location: Henry's Oshawa
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Learn more about ISO, how it can drastically alter the results you get on the pictures you take, and how to use it to the best of your advantage.

Event is free to attend. Register for this session at oshawa@henrys.com.


Other Sessions in this Series:

Photo Fundamentals: Aperture & Depth of Field

Photo Fundamentals: Shutter Speed


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