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Melbourne's Photo Show 13 October: Full Program Just Announced

Melbourne's Photo Show 13 October: Full Program Just Announced

September 23, 2018

Free Entry: Melbourne's Photo Show is a day of free lectures from world-class photographers, photography activities, demonstrations and more.

Gain a personal insight into the processes and motivations of professional photographers with our unique Insight Lecture Series. Learn about what moves them and shapes their vision and gain insight into your own personal photography journey.

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Rethinking Mirrorless - Canon EOS R

Rethinking Mirrorless - Canon EOS R

September 05, 2018

Canon Australia has today redefined the frontiers of photography and filmmaking with the launch of the pioneering EOS R System. More than thirty years on from the era-defining EOS launch, the bold new EOS R System will once again enable image makers to rethink the way they see and capture the world. Featuring the all-new RF lens mount, the EOS R System has been engineered from the ground up to achieve the perfect blend of optical, mechanical and electronic design – creating a system that is, in every sense, revolutionary.

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Flying High: Should You Buy a Drone for Photography?

Flying High: Should You Buy a Drone for Photography?

August 28, 2018

As photography drones continue to become increasingly affordable, many photographers are taking to the skies and experimenting with the wonders of aerial photography. However, there's a lot to consider before diving into the world of drones – from complex camera systems and an array of features to flight safety and your local regulations.

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The new Nikon Z mount system, and two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6

The new Nikon Z mount system, and two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6

August 23, 2018

Nikon has just announced the release of the full-frame, Nikon FX format mirrorless cameras Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6, as well as NIKKOR Z lenses, featuring a new, larger-diameter mount.

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How Using the Histogram Can Improve Your Photography

How Using the Histogram Can Improve Your Photography

August 13, 2018

The histogram is another one of those camera features that can be a bit difficult to get your head around at first. But in fact, once you understand the meaning behind the bumpy graph, you should find a significant improvement in the quality of your photographs.

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Can Less Be More? Black and White vs. Colour Photography

Can Less Be More? Black and White vs. Colour Photography

August 08, 2018

Since the widespread adoption of colour film in the 1930s, shooting in black and white has become something of an artistic niche. While it's clear colour is the dominant choice these days – in the right circumstances – black and white photography still has the potential to create powerful, evocative images that might not have been otherwise possible.

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What is white balance and why is it important?

What is white balance and why is it important?

August 01, 2018

If you're slightly confused about the purpose of white balance – don't stress, because even for an experienced photographer, it's a challenge to perfect. Put simply, white balance is a camera's attempt to accurately replicate the colours we see with our eyes. And it's actually pretty important, because from bright sunlight to fluorescent globes, every light source impacts the accuracy of your photos' colours.

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Development of a Next-Generation Full-Frame Nikon Mirrorless Camera

Development of a Next-Generation Full-Frame Nikon Mirrorless Camera

August 01, 2018

Nikon has announced the development of a full-frame, Nikon FX-format, mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that features a new mount.

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Shooting In Winter

Shooting In Winter

July 24, 2018

Shooting in winter can present some unique challenges like strong wind or rain. But with some creative thinking, 'bad' weather can be used advantageously in creating specific imagery or a mood.

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Finding My Wings (or Propellers) with the DJI Mavic Air

Finding My Wings (or Propellers) with the DJI Mavic Air

July 17, 2018

David Michael had never really flown a drone before now. He thought that a journey to northern Norway would give him the opportunity to get his hands dirty and take a DJI Mavic Air out for a spin.

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Study Finds That Sharing a Photo Everyday Could Improve Your Wellbeing

Study Finds That Sharing a Photo Everyday Could Improve Your Wellbeing

July 10, 2018

Most people love sharing their photos online, but a recent study has found that doing so could be improving more than just your follower count.

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Is It Time to Consider Buying a Mirrorless Camera?

Is It Time to Consider Buying a Mirrorless Camera?

July 02, 2018

The uptake of mirrorless cameras over the last few years has been rapid to say the least. And if you're one of those interested in switching to a mirrorless camera, first consider your needs as a photographer. 

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What is 4K video?

What is 4K video?

June 27, 2018

While 4K video has been around for several years now, many consumers are still not making the most of its benefits. From cameras to televisions and even smart phones, extremely high quality photos and video can be streamed, shot and recorded on a huge range of devices right now.

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Just Announced: Leica C-Lux

Just Announced: Leica C-Lux

June 21, 2018

This week Leica introduced the Leica C-Lux compact camera. Boasting high speeds and easy-to-use controls in a stylish and modern design.

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Save the Date: Melbourne's Photo Show 13 October 2018

Save the Date: Melbourne's Photo Show 13 October 2018

June 14, 2018

That's right! We're excited to announce the next instalment of Melbourne's Photo Show will be at michaels camera video & digital on Saturday 13 October.

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Try Out the New Sony RX100 VI In-Store

Try Out the New Sony RX100 VI In-Store

June 08, 2018

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Keep Condensation At Bay

Keep Condensation At Bay

June 07, 2018

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Sony Releases the RX100 VI

Sony Releases the RX100 VI

June 06, 2018

Impressive 24-200mm1 F2.8 – F4.5 high-magnification ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, yet sacrifices none of the pocket-size portability speed capabilities and high image quality that has become the hallmark of Sony’s RX100 lineup.

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Why the Nifty Fifty Should Be the Next Lens in Your Kit

Why the Nifty Fifty Should Be the Next Lens in Your Kit

May 31, 2018

Once you get familiar with your new camera and kit lens, the obvious question is “Which lens do I need next?”.

With all the major manufacturers having a very wide range of lenses in their line and so many great options from the third party brands it is understandable that you might find it hard to plan what to buy next.

The simple answer — get a Nifty Fifty (50mm). Here are 7 key reasons why...

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Does Dehaze Really Work?

Does Dehaze Really Work?

May 24, 2018

Hazy photos are a very common occurrence and can be caused by a wide range of issues, the most common being heat haze and foggy weather conditions.

Adobe Lightroom and the Camera RAW Plugin for Photoshop come to the rescue of hazy photos with a simple slider, appropriately named Dehaze.

Similar functions are available in most major editing applications.


Let’s see the Dehaze tool in action with some hazy photos in need of repair.

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Melbourne's Photo Show Wrap Up

Melbourne's Photo Show Wrap Up

May 18, 2018

To everyone who made it to michaels for Melbourne's Photo Show 12 May, thank you for coming and supporting our growing community of photographers, enthusiasts and friends. Melbourne's Photo Show wouldn't be the same without your energy and contributions.

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Is 24 Megapixels Enough?

Is 24 Megapixels Enough?

April 20, 2018

Like everything in photography, the number of megapixels needed is dependant on what you plan to do with your images. As a general rule for most enthusiast photographers, 24 megapixels is more than enough for high quality printing and display on digital devices.

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Fujifilm announces firmware updates for the XT-20, X-E3, X100F, X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2 and the GFX 50S

Fujifilm announces firmware updates for the XT-20, X-E3, X100F, X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2 and the GFX 50S

April 13, 2018

The scope of updated, improved or new features vary by model, but as always Fujifilm continues to deliver innovation with their firmware updates to the owners of their range of cameras.

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Products Just Announced - 12 April 2018

Products Just Announced - 12 April 2018

April 12, 2018

Following up on the original Pocket Cinema Camera released in 2013, the new 4k version brings a wealth of great features to the line.

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