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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 - Markham

Used Gear Event

Date: Thursday, May 23 to Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: During Store Hours
Location: Henry's Markham

Join us at Henry's Markham from May 23rd–30th for our Used Gear Event!

15% off All In Stock Used Gear at our Markham Location Only.

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


Sony In-Store Demo Day

Sony In-Store Demo Day

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 2:00pm–8:00pm
Location: Henry's Halifax
Cost: Free - Registration Not Required

Come and meet your local Sony Representative who will host an informal Q & A session and demo some of the latest Sony gear.


Event is free to attend.


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
Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Sunday, June 16, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm


Panasonic Presents: Capturing the Soul of Your Subject in a Portrait

Panasonic Presents:
Capturing the Soul of Your Subject in a Portrait

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 1:00pm–3:30pm
Location: Henry's Halifax
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Join Panasonic/LUMIX Global Ambassador Rick Gerrity as he explains how to get your subject to be relaxed while creating a memorable natural portrait.

The objective in this presentation is to establish common ground with your subject. Once this is achieved, your subject can be themselves and not be nervous.

He will discuss gear and settings used to create his images. This approach works on friends, family and total strangers as well.

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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, June 2, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm


Liquid Art - Newmarket

Liquid Art

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 5:30pm–7:00pm
Location: Henry's Newmarket
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Jamie Edwards will be back to lead you on this fascinating session on how to make liquid art photos. Water splashes and other super interesting techniques will be covered with information on why it's so fun, how to do it, and what else you can do with the techniques covered.

Using flash and special triggers, Jamie will demonstrate how to capture amazing water droplet photos and give the knowledge needed to allow you to make these images yourselves, anytime.

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


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, June 6, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm

Henry's Toronto
Sunday, June 23, 2019
3:00pm–4:00pm


Pro Video Workshop - Lighting - Part 3 of 3 - Newmarket

Pro Video Workshop - Lighting - Part 3 of 3

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

Stephen Walsh — Movie producer and DOP (Director of Photography) — returns and will be showing examples of pro video lighting options and techniques with live demos of different levels of lighting product from entry level to professional.

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


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Photography 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Photography 101

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 3:00pm–4:00pm
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.


Sony Presents: Be Alpha

Sony Presents: Be Alpha

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 5:00pm–8:00pm
Location: Pie in the Sky Studios, 258 Wallace Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6P 3M9

Calling all the makers, doers, and people who dream in color:

We're bringing the photography community together for an exciting opportunity to shoot, learn, and collaborate with other creatives! Get in touch with your inner creative and #BeAlpha.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Build your portfolio by shooting professional sets and models
  • Network with other creators and models in the community
  • Test Sony's industry-leading cameras and lenses
  • Get technical support on products from the Sony team
Swag will be available - first come, first served!

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Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Freezing Motion

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Freezing Motion

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 6:00pm–7:00pm
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 Langley Grand Opening

Henry's Langley Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: DOORS OPEN AT 10:00AM!
Location: Henry's Langley

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

Come visit our brand new Langley location:

  • Door Crasher Specials All Day at Henry's Langley on June 15th, 2019
  • Gift Card Giveaway starting at 10:00am
  • Loot Bag giveaway starting at 10:00am
  • Prizes, product demos and much more!

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Luck Favours The Prepared / Dodge Ram Rodeo

Luck Favours The Prepared / Dodge Ram Rodeo

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - Event is Full
Time: 12:00pm–2:00pm (Workshop In-store)
Time: 4:00pm–6:00pm (Behind-the-Scenes at the Orangeville Dodge Ram Rodeo. Admission to the rodeo is extra.)
Location: Henry's Newmarket
Cost: Free - Registration Required

This is the 2nd time that we have run this workshop. To this day, we still hear about how this is the best workshop that we've done.

Bryan Weiss—Low light action photographer and owner of Daytripper Photo—will be leading this workshop on the things all photographers need to know in order to be ready when the action strikes.

The 2 hour workshop will start off at Henry's Newmarket. After the workshop, the group will head over to the Orangeville Dodge Ram Rodeo. (Admission to the rodeo is extra.) You will have special access to the behind-the-scenes workings of a rodeo and will get to meet rodeo staff photographer and former Toronto Sun Sunshine Girl photographer Norm Betts.

Event is free to attend. This Event is Full.


Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents: Vlogging 101

Henry's Learning Lab Free Presents:
Vlogging 101

Date: Thursday, June 20, 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.


Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop
Sponsored By Henry's

Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop

Indoor/Outdoor Edition

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 3:00pm–9:00pm
Location: Studio 311 - 9 Davies Ave., Toronto (Queen E. & DVP)
Cost: $249 - 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.

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Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop
Sponsored By Henry's

Complete Lighting and Shooting Workshop

Indoor/Outdoor Edition

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - SOLD OUT
Time: 11:00am–5:00pm
Location: Studio 311 - 9 Davies Ave., Toronto (Queen E. & DVP)
Cost: $249 - Registration Required

This session is Sold Out. The next available session is June 21, 2019.

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.

Find Out More


A Shot In the Dark - How to Photograph Fireworks - Newmarket

A Shot In the Dark—How to Photograph Fireworks

Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 5:30pm–7:30pm
Location: Henry's Newmarket
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Just in time for Canada Day, Bryan Weiss will be going over the fundamentals of how to make better fireworks photographs.

From using your tripod and remote to controlling your settings to make the perfect shot, Bryan will cover it all.

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


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.


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