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Fashion Photography – From Sketch to Billboard

August 10, 2017

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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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Finding your Vision in Underwater Photography and Video - Michaela Skovranova

July 28, 2017

michaels presented Olympus Australia Visionary Michaela Skovranova as part of our Insight Lecture Series held during Melbourne's Photo Show on 22nd July.

Michaela takes you on an inspiring journey below the waves where huge creatures become the subjects of her photographic canvas.

Michaela’s international underwater photography expertise gives her the unique ability to help you find the best way of working in your immediate environment, enabling you to find our own vision under the waves. She will discus the equipment options that she uses to document the underwater world using natural light and breath hold techniques.

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Mark Galer - Travel Photography with the Sony α9/a9 Camera

July 27, 2017

michaels presented Sony Global Ambassador Mark Galer as part of our Insight Lecture Series held during Melbourne's Photo Show on 22nd July.

The Sony A9 is the talk of the town and with his extensive time behind the lens of this impressive full frame mirrorless camera, Mark Galer has much insight to share.

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Kelly Tunney - Confidence, Trust and Kickass Wedding Photography Lecture

July 26, 2017

michaels presented multiple award winning photographer Kelly Tunney as part of our Insight Lecture Series held during Melbourne's Photo Show on 22nd July.

Kelly’s mission is to help you find your photographic creative confidence and hang on to it for the long haul.

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Interview with Nikon Wireless Camera Connection Expert Sydney Low

July 08, 2017

John Warkentin follows up Syd Low's informative "Shoot to Share" seminar held at michaels camera with a short interview covering Syd's background, gear and photographic interests.

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How To Wirelessly Share Your Nikon Camera Images Over The Net with Special Guest Presenter Sydney Low

July 08, 2017

Everything you need to know about Wireless Image Transmission with Nikon Cameras.

This seminar will covers the complete details for Wireless connections to the Nikon D750, D500 and D5 which together cover the full range of connectivity options in the complete range of current Nikon DSLR's


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Canon EOS 6DMkII/6DMk2 Key Features

June 29, 2017

John Warkentin gets his hands on the brand new Full Frame Canon EOS 6DMkII/6DMk2 before it's public release and goes over the key features of the exciting new Fold Out Screen addition to Canon's DSLR lineup.

The 6DMkII continues Canon's tradition of bringing advanced professional features to the enthusiast market while pushing the envelop of full frame image quality.

26.2 Megapixels with an ISO up to 40,000 in a compact form factor that will be right at home in any enthusiast's kit and able to capture stunning quality at 6.5 frames per second.

Incredible battery life (1200 shots) that only a DSLR can provide keeps you shooting all day and night and with battery compatibility with many earlier models thanks to the LP-E6N battery, the new 6DMkII will be a welcome addition to your multiple Canon DSLR bag.

As soon as the 6DMkII is available in Australia you can be sure to find it at michaels camera in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

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Unique Sony α9/a9 Insights with Sony Senior Product Specialist Sean Ellwood at michaels

June 27, 2017

John Warkentin interviews Sean Ellwood the Senior Product Specialist at Sony Australia to discuss all things Sony a9 prior to the Official Melbourne Launch Event held at michaels .

Sean's unique understanding of both the camera market and Sony's every growing presence in it lead to a lively conversation and help provide a clear path to where Sony is heading with the class leading, full frame mirrorless a9.

Since Sony's entry into the full frame mirrorless market in late 2013, the a9 is Sony's 7th model in an extremely short period of time.

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Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Unboxing

June 27, 2017

John Warkentin from michaels gets right to it and opens the box showing you want comes with this new Nikon Fisheye Zoom Lens.

John then follows this up with a discussion on the usage of Fisheye Lenses and dives into one of the major applications which is the capture of full spherical images using a fisheye stitching techniques.

A 4 frame spherical capture using a Nikon D750 and the fisheye zoom at 12mm is then demonstrated.

Lastly, a selection of panoramic images in little planet projection that were all captured with a Fisheye Zoom are presented.


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Sony a9/α9/alpha 9 Official Launch @ michaels - See How This Camera Revolutionises the Pro Market

June 22, 2017

Sony has released the alpha 9 high-end full frame mirrorless camera. 

Learn about all it's headline features in this comprehensive and concise half hour seminar PLUS hear about all the smaller but important features that are targeted to professional and serious users who rely on their gear and need it to function flawlessly and intuitively every time you pick it up.

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Talking About The Sony a9 in the Field with Melbourne Travel Photographer Stef Ferro

June 08, 2017

Stef Ferro from MEL365.COM dropped by michaels cameras for a friendly talk with John Warkentin about the new Sony a9, his travel photography website and a wide range photographic topics.

In this wide ranging 50 minute interview Stef covers the following topics:

- What's in his camera bag today
- The Sony a9 Launch Event in Sydney
- His user experience with the new Sony a9
- Sony Full Frame Mirrorless vs DSLR's
- His first digital and film cameras
- Thoughts on the marketing of photography with his IT background
- His MEL365.COM website
- Instagram and working with its unique characteristics
- Photos and discussion from his recent trip to Indonesia
- Stef's "The Shot that Got Away"

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Sports Photography Tips with Press Photographer Seminar with  Quinn Rooney of Getty Images @ michaels

June 05, 2017

Quinn’s expertise in sports photography has been recognised widely throughout the photographic world. He has been awarded a number of major international awards, including twice being awarded the NPPA Sports Photojournalist of the Year, winner of the 2008 AIPP Australian Press Photographer of the Year and the 2013 AIPP Australian Professional Sport Photographer.

As well as being one of Australia's best sport photographers he also has the ability to makes his sport shots look like art.

Apart from giving a detailed background and tech specs into a number of his shots, Quinn also gives an insight about the road that he took to get into Press Photography.

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Getty Sports Photographer Quinn Rooney Provides Unique Insights About Being A Press Photographer

June 05, 2017

John Warkentin sits down with Getty Sports Photographer Quinn Rooney in this follow up interview after his Facebook Live presentation on Thursday June 1st held in the Lecture Theatre at michaels camera in Melbourne. 

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Introduction to the Sony a9 – the DSLR Killer

June 01, 2017

John and Matt sit down for a first look at the brand new Sony a9 Mirrorless DSLR Killer!

We also have the exciting 100-400mm G Master Lens to show.

Place your orders fast as this is bound to be one popular camera as soon as it hits the street in Australia.

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Two fresh perspectives on wide-angle photography just announced by Sony.

May 18, 2017

The 12-24mm F4 G delivers extreme ultrawide performance for photographers seeking unique perspectives while the 16-35mm F2.8 GM rounds out Sony’s G Master Lineup providing demanding users with the large aperature zoom “trinity”, joining the existing 24-70mm F2.8 GM and 70-200mm F2.8 GM.

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The Olympus Tough TG-5 — Conquer the Outdoors!

May 18, 2017

When the action heats up but a conventional action camera doesn’t live up to the challenge - the brand new Olympus Tough TG-5 will deliver the shots no matter how tough the environment gets.

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Become Your Own Broadcaster With Ease

May 04, 2017

This free lunchtime seminar was held at michaels cameras on May 4, 2017 and broadcast live on Facebook.

The recorded version is presented here in high resolution on YouTube.

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Fujifilm GFX 50s vs Hasselblad X1D-50c Cocktail Photography Shootout Introduction

April 27, 2017

Join the michaels team in this recorded version of a Facebook Live Broadcast at Whitehart Bar in Melbourne as we put the new Fuji and Hasselblad Mirrorless Medium Format Cameras in a head to head shootout on a cocktail photography project.

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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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