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Melbourne's Photo Show July 2017 In Review

August 04, 2017

An overview of the July 2017 Melbourne's Photo Show.

We hope you enjoyed the Melbourne's Photo Show at michaels and much as we did hosting it!

If you didn't have a chance to attend - yes it was bitterly cold on that day - here is a short video to give you an idea of what you missed.
Don't worry - there will be more to come at michaels as we head into summer.

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An Interview With Joyce Evans - Photographer - Educator - Valuer - Commercial Photographic Gallery

July 31, 2017

Joyce Evans works as a documentary photography. Major areas of investigation include the edge of the road, road kills and fatalities, the land, and many other bodies of focused photo essays and photographic work.

In her landscape photography, Evans strives to capture the essence of the place, relating to the viewer not only its purely mimetic qualities, but also the spiritual and psychological sensation of the place. Among the most outstanding bodies of work are series of photographic essays taken by Evans in the Dandenongs and Mt Martha regions in the outer Melbourne; along the Hume Highway; in the Central Desert and outback Australia, most notably Oodnadatta, Oodlawirra, Menindee, and Lake Mungo; vineyards and rural villages in the South of France; the old Jewish cemetery in the centre of Prague; and numerous others.

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My Desperate Journey with a Human People Smuggler - Barat Ali Batoor

July 31, 2017

michaels presented FujiFilm Advocate Barat Ali Batoor as part of our Insight Lecture Series held during Melbourne's Photo Show on 22nd July.

Barat's family was driven out of Afghanistan during the civil war when most of his people were massacred. He returned to his ancestral country for the first time after September 11, 2001, when the Taliban regime was still in Kandahar, despite the United States-led campaign to oust them. After visiting the devastation and destruction of 23 years of war, Batoor decided to work for his country and to draw the world's attention to the plight of the Afghani people the problems facing the country.

Barat Ali Batoor is a multi award-winning photographer based in Melbourne. He was born in 1983, in a family that was driven out of Afghanistan during the civil war when most of his people were massacred. He returned to his ancestral country for the first time after September 11, 2001, when the Taliban regime was still in Kandahar, despite the United States-led campaign to oust them.

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Camera Review

Leica Noctivid Binoculars - Simply Amazing!

November 03, 2016

Sometimes it is hard for photographers to stop and just enjoy the sites around them without taking photos. The magic that a fine pair of binoculars can add to your enjoyment of the natural world is something that the Leica Noctivid series delivers in spades!

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Nikon KeyMission 360 First Impressions

October 25, 2016

Yesterday we had a chance to open the box on the newest 360 degree camera to hit the market, the NikonKeyMission 360. Along with the KeyMission 170 Action Camera and the KeyMission 80 LifeLogging Camera. These 3 new units are Nikon’s shot over the bow of the GoPro warship. Nikon is gunning for them so let’s take a look at what they have got. We will start with the top of the line model, the KeyMission 360 Panoramic Action Camera.

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Leica S2 - Nick Rains

July 09, 2016

I have been shooting with the Leica S2 camera for a week or so and have some initial impressions...

This is one amazing camera.

I think of it of the Aston Martin of cameras, it's a beautiful piece of industrial art and the quality of build is unlike any other camera I have ever seen, including my wonderful Ebony 4x5 camera. It feels so solid and the finish is just so fine that you cannot help but feel confidence in it's performance. It's also remarkably small, similar in size to Canon 1Ds Mk3 or a Nikon D3X. It's heavy, but not unpleasantly so, and this is due to the robust construction. Leica claim that it is almost waterproof and demonstrate putting it under a running tap. I didn't test this - I'm happy to take their word for it - but the lens has a rubber seal on the base and all the camera openings are 'ruggedised'.

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