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Anzac Day Open 1pm - 5pm

April 24, 2017

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Sony's new a9 is aimed squarely at the sports and action DSLR market

April 21, 2017

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Film Photography & Darkroom Printing in 2017 - Tom Goldner - Free Photo Talk 3pm Sat 8th April at Melbourne's Photo Show

April 04, 2017

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"Introduction to Drone Photography" - TJ Balon Chief Pilot and CEO of High Angle Shot - Free Photo Talk 9am Sat 8th April at Melbourne's Photo Show

March 31, 2017

It could be said that 2017 is the year of the Drone! There is more choice than ever before and prices and features have now hit the magic sweet spot where many are considering getting into this exciting new area of photography.

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"Surf, Marine & Landscape Photography" - Craig Parry - Sony Alpha Ambassador - Free Photo Talk 12pm Sat 8th April at Melbourne's Photo Show

March 31, 2017

Craig Parry is an international, multi award winning nature photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Specialising in marine and landscape photography, Craig strives to capture the world’s landscapes and oceans to share with his audience the beauty of the world.

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Film Photography Scavenger Hunt at Melbourne's Photo Show - Sat 8th April

March 31, 2017

In case you haven't heard, Film is back in fashion! Rediscover analogue photography and join our scavenger hunt for your chance to win some great film and print prizes! We even have some 35mm film cameras for you to borrow! 

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Photographing Reptiles - Free Event all Day - Saturday 8th April

March 31, 2017

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Free Canon Street Photography Photo Walks at 11am, 1pm and 3pm - Saturday 8th April

March 31, 2017

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Free Pro Lab Tours - Behind-The-Scenes of our State-Of-The-Art Film Processing Lab - 2 Tours - 1pm & 2:30pm - Sat. 8th April  - Limited Numbers

March 31, 2017

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"Street Photography and the Fujifilm X100 Series Cameras" - Markus Andersen - Fujifilm Ambassador - Free Photo Talk 10:30am Sat 8th April at Melbourne's Photo Show

March 31, 2017

This presentation with focus on Markus’s past bodies of work, examples, techniques & tips on street photography and his use of the Fuji X100 series cameras (including latest F model) for street and documentary photography.

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"Shooting for News" - Jake Nowakowski - Herald Sun/The Australian - Free Photo Talk 1:30pm Sat 8th April at Melbourne's Photo Show

March 31, 2017

After leaving a career as a graphic designer to become a photographer in 2003, Jake found himself freelancing in Iraq in the aftermath of the American led invasion. He returned to take a role at the North Star at Mount Isa before accepting a position at the Cairns Post in 2007. He started work with the Herald Sun and Australian newspapers three years later and is currently a trusted and award winning photographer covering daily news events domestically and overseas.  Jake was a finalist at Nikon Walkley Awards 2016 and won best News photo at Quills 2017.

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"Shooting Sports with Canon DSLR’s and Lenses" - David Callow - Canon Advocate - Free Photo Talk 4:30pm Sat 8th April at Melbourne's Photo Show

March 31, 2017

Understanding and keeping in touch with the game is vital. Reading the situation and anticipating what may happen is the key.

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Fujifilm GFX 50s Unique Insights With Fujifilm Product Specialist Warwick Williams

March 20, 2017

John Warkentin from the michaels camera Social Media Team is joined by Warwick Williams, the National Digital Sales & Training Speciailist, Electronic Imaging from FUJIFILM Australia and Paul Daniels, one of our in-house product experts for a lively roundtable discussion on the brand new Fujifilm GFX 50s Medium Format Mirrorless Camera.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S - We show you how small it is and how it will feel in your hands.

March 17, 2017

The feel of any camera in one's hands is paramount to enjoying shooting with it. The GFX 50S really delivers the goods in this area! Size and weight just feel right for anyone used to shooting 35mm with DSLR's

But great feel and usability would be meaningless if the images don't live up to expectations. Our early impressions working with the GFX 50S images have put smile on our face and John touches on this and explains some of the comparison tests he has run against the leading high resolution DSLR's and their top tier 24-70mm lenses.

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The FUJIFILM GFX 50S is now in Store at michaels camera!

March 01, 2017

The much anticipated new 51 MegaPixel Medium Format Fuji Mirrorless Camera has arrived at michaels camera and we think you will be as excited about this game changing camera as we are!

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Beware Of Fake Canon Lenses

December 23, 2016

It has come to Canon's attention that there are instances of counterfeit EF 50mm f/1.8 II lenses for digital SLR cameras being brought into Canon service centers for repair. These counterfeit products have neither  been designed nor manufactured by Canon, yet they fraudulently display the Canon logo and other Canon trademarks, and, as illegal products, they infringe on Canon Inc.'s trademark rights. Canon has taken a strong stance in eradicating these counterfeit products which infringe on the intellectual property rights of our company.

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Introduction to Spherical Photography and Video with All in One Camera Systems

November 25, 2016

Summary of the lecture given by John Warkentin - michaels Panoramic Expert - to the Melbourne Camera Club - November 2016

There is a very rapid shake up going on right now in the world of Photography - a Gold Rush in fact!! And that Gold is something called VR or Virtual Reality.   ........

It is so new and so valuable that Facebook invested $2B US in mid 2014 just to get their hands on what they felt was going to be the key player in the rush to develop head mounted displays to distribute this new content - a firm called Oculus and their product the Rift.

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Some thoughts on the Status of Medium Format Cameras

November 24, 2016

It’s now been about 5 months since the public launch of Hasselblad’s entry into the mirrorless camera market with their large sensor X1D offering. Now as we are about to see the X1D finally ship it is on the heals of Fuji’s announcement for their own mirrorless medium format entry, the GFX 50S (expected in 2017) that uses basically the same Sony 50 megapixel sensor.

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We open the box on the new Leica Q in Titanium Gray

November 24, 2016

Leica Camera proudly presents the Leica Q Titanium Gray, an additional colour variation to the Leica Q (Typ116). The Leica Q Titanium Gray, while technically identical in specification and operation to the current Leica Q (Typ 116), features a titanium colour lacquered top plate, bottom plate and rear case with the lens, control dials and buttons in black. Markings on the lens are in red (compared to yellow on the black Q). With its fast lens, easy and intuitive handling, the Leica Q gives the photographer the creative freedom that makes the difference. With a full frame sensor and the Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens,the Leica Q is ideal for street, architecture and landscape photography.

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Melbourne's Photo Show was a huge success at michaels camera video digital

November 21, 2016

We were greeted with a line-up of customers outside before we even opened the doors to Melbourne's Photo Show this past Saturday 19th November at michaels camera video digital.

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Instagram Photo Contest - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

November 16, 2016

Enter Melbourne's Photo Show Instagram Contest by posting your photos captured on the day in the following categories to win a $100 Print Voucher at michaels camera.
    1. michaels camera 100th Anniversary
    2. Funniest Photo
    3. Most Creative Photo

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Fuji Instax Scrapbooking Workshops - Drop-In Sessions - 10am-3pm Sat. 19th November

November 16, 2016

Step into a one-of-a-kind creative space made for bringing your images and your imagination together, and taking them higher! From 10AM-3PM drop in to Fuji's Wonderstore at the Imaging Department and get hands-on with all the wonderful stickers, washi-tape and more to bring life and creativity to your instant photos! This is the perfect activity for your kids!

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Free Pro Lab Tours - Behind-The-Scenes of our State-Of-The-Art Film Processing Lab - 2 Tours - 11am & 2pm - Sat. 19th November   - Limited Numbers

November 16, 2016

Get behind-the-scenes of our state-of-the-art film processing lab. This is your chance to see the darkroom and our three dip-and-dunk film processors! Carly Michael, our Imaging Services Manager, will show your where your film is processed, scanned and where your photos are printed!

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"Shooting With Speedlights" - Gavin Blue - Photo Talk - 4.30pm - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

November 16, 2016

For over 25 years, Gavin’s personal and creative approach has earned him a reputation of producing truly outstanding images for the advertising, editorial and corporate markets delivered with excellent customer service.

Gavin will present a Seminar where you will learn the professional lighting techniques of a renowned photographer without bulky equipment. Gavin will be talking about his work, his techniques, and will explain a few of his shots in depth with lighting diagrams.

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