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"Lose Your Fear of (Drone) Flying" - Eddie Gooda - Photo Talk - 10.30am - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

"Lose Your Fear of (Drone) Flying" - Eddie Gooda - Photo Talk - 10.30am - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

November 16, 2016

Eddie will provide you with a overview of the factors involved in flying your new drone safely, whilst having an enjoyable experience and knowing about the applicable CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulations.

He will cover a broad cross section of fundamental drone flight knowledge and the related technology's keeping your camera and drone safely airborne. Fear of losing, fear of crashing, damage, fear of regulations are all common fears.

Drones are now readily available in all price ranges and sizes, more and more people are considering the purchase of one for their business or for fun. This workshop will cover basic information to assist overcoming your drone fears. Additional topics include types of drones, fail-safe drone features, regulations, safety and filming with a drone.

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"What It Takes To Produce an Image Just like A Pro" -  Mercury Megaloudis - Photo Talk - 12 noon - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

"What It Takes To Produce an Image Just like A Pro" - Mercury Megaloudis - Photo Talk - 12 noon - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

November 16, 2016

Mercury Megaloudis, past Winner Of The AIPP Canon Australian Photographer Of The Year will discuss life as a Commercial and Domestic Professional Photographer and will show some of his recent images, discuss the techniques used, his lens and lighting choices.

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"The Adventure of Photography: Shooting Outdoors, Action & Travel with the Sony Mirrorless Cameras" - Mark Galer - Photo Talk - 1.30pm - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

"The Adventure of Photography: Shooting Outdoors, Action & Travel with the Sony Mirrorless Cameras" - Mark Galer - Photo Talk - 1.30pm - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

November 16, 2016

After shooting with DLSR gear for over 20 years, Mark made the move to mirrorless and has transitioned to using Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras exclusively in his work. Not only does mirrorless gear lighten your load in the outdoors, mirrorless cameras offer some distinct advantages over traditional DSLRs.

In this presentation, Mark will show how you can use these advantages to expand your creative boundaries with photography and he’ll shed light on the specific gear and methods he uses in his own fast moving style of outdoor, adventure and travel photography.

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"Heels Of Heart" - Megan Lewis - Fujifilm X Ambassador - Photo Talk - 9am - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

"Heels Of Heart" - Megan Lewis - Fujifilm X Ambassador - Photo Talk - 9am - Sat. 19th November at Melbourne's Photo Show

November 16, 2016

Megan Lewis is a Walkley award winning Photographer, author, public speaker and Fujifilm X Ambassador with over 20 years experience in the industry.

Megan will talk about her latest personal work and including assignments with Fujifilm’s XF23mm Lens and her short movie 'Heels of Heart' –  perceptions and questions


 

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How to Broadcast using Facebook Live from a DJI Drone

How to Broadcast using Facebook Live from a DJI Drone

November 15, 2016

We have just posted a detailed set of instructions on our michaels camera We Can Help Facebook Group on how to set up the DJI Go App to enable broadcasting using Facebook Live.

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michaels camera Takes to the Sky with Facebook Live Broadcast from a Drone!

michaels camera Takes to the Sky with Facebook Live Broadcast from a Drone!

November 14, 2016

As we get ready to host Melbourne's Photo Show this Saturday we thought we would take our Facebook Live Promos to greater heights and broadcast live from a drone!! 

We plan to do more live drone broadcasts on Facebook during Melbourne's Photo Show, but you really are going to want to come in person to catch all the excitement.

So if you have never had a chance to watch a professional fly a drone and are keen to learn about all the unique usage cases (other than fun) for drones, be sure to join us this Saturday at michaels camera for our Live Drone Demos (weather permitting).

Our experts will be happy to get you up to speed will all the new drone developments so that you can lose your fear of flying and jump on the drone train for this holiday season.

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michaels camera is now Broadcasting with Facebook Live

michaels camera is now Broadcasting with Facebook Live

November 11, 2016

The Social Media Team at michaels camera has taken the plunge into live video broadcasting using the Facebook Live streaming platform.

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Save The Date - Melbourne's Photo Show - Saturday 19th November

Save The Date - Melbourne's Photo Show - Saturday 19th November

November 09, 2016

Photography Talks

See the latest camera releases

Product specials and much, much more....

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DJI Mavic Pro - Indoor Flight Preview Video

DJI Mavic Pro - Indoor Flight Preview Video

November 08, 2016

John Warkentin who is a novice drone pilot from the michaels camera Social Media Team takes the DJI Mavic Pro for a very simple indoor test flight and demonstrates the tracking mode as he walks around it while it hovers. John is a complete novice drone user.

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Lisa Wilkinson’s ‘Women of Influence’ Exhibition Opens At michaels

Lisa Wilkinson’s ‘Women of Influence’ Exhibition Opens At michaels

November 08, 2016

Lisa Wilkinson, supported by Canon Australia, presents her first photographic exhibition comprising powerful portraits of ten Australian women who have inspired her and influenced modern Australia. She shares their stories through this series of images that, for her, represent the beauty, strength, diversity and absolute resilience of Australian women. In her own words, Lisa reveals why she is captivated by storytelling through photography and why she chose to photograph Asher Keddie, Deborra-Lee Furness, Dame Marie Bashir, Peta Credlin, Turia Pitt, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Cate McGregor, Gretel Packer, Mia Freedman and Dr. Susan Carland for this powerful and personal exhibition.

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Mavic Pro Availability Delay - Update, Nov. 3, 2016

Mavic Pro Availability Delay - Update, Nov. 3, 2016

November 03, 2016

DJI released an official apology to all consumers who pre-ordered the eagerly awaited Mavic Pro

Key factors :

  1. Ramping up production to full speed at top quality took longer than planned
  2. The excitement for the Mavic Pro beat their  expectations

From DJI - 

Dear DJI Customers: .....

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How to Pair the Nikon KeyMission 360 to iOS

How to Pair the Nikon KeyMission 360 to iOS

October 31, 2016

John Warkentin from the michaels camera Social Media Team gives you a step by step walk through of the pairing process using both Bluetooth and WiFi with the Nikon KeyMission 360 to an iPhone 6+ running iOS Version 9

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Nikon KeyMission 80 Unboxing

Nikon KeyMission 80 Unboxing

October 30, 2016

John Warkentin from the michaels camera Social Media Team opens up the KeyMission 80 Box and takes you through what comes with the product. A few comparisons are made to the KeyMission 360 and 170 companion products. PDF Manuals can be found here: http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com... Unboxing the KeyMission 360 https://youtu.be/wkbfIHCpd2s Unboxing the KeyMission 170 https://youtu.be/6peA2Q-Ds20 Purchase the KeyMission 80 https://michaels.com.au/products/niko... Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/michaelscamera/ Join our Facebook Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/micha...

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Nikon KeyMission 170 4k Test - Walking Past the michael’ Display Windows  in Melbourne

Nikon KeyMission 170 4k Test - Walking Past the michael’ Display Windows in Melbourne

October 26, 2016

This sample video is captured on the street walking past the display windows of michaels camera and returning to the store via the Lonsdale St entrance. The camera was mounted on a short pole about 50cm above eye height. Out of Camera KeyMission 170 4k 25fps video file with no post production.

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Nikon KeyMission 360 4k Sample Video from Lonsdale St in Melbourne

Nikon KeyMission 360 4k Sample Video from Lonsdale St in Melbourne

October 25, 2016

This sample video from a small light stand at about 230cm high under a tree outside of the Lonsdale Entrance of michaels camera in Melbourne.

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Nikon KeyMission 170 Unboxing + Comparison To Hero 5

Nikon KeyMission 170 Unboxing + Comparison To Hero 5

October 25, 2016

John Warkentin from the michaels camera Social Media Team opens up the KeyMission 170 Box and takes you through what comes with the product. A few comparisons are made to the KeyMission 360 companion product. Finally a GoPro Hero 5 is compared side to side.

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Walking to michaels camera in 4k with the Nikon KeyMission 360

Walking to michaels camera in 4k with the Nikon KeyMission 360

October 24, 2016

Crossing Lonsdale and then Elizabeth Street in Melbourne past the the michaels camera display windows and entering via the Lonsdale Street entrance. The Nikon KeyMission 360 was mounted to a small light stand and was held vertical about 50 cm over my head. This sample footage is directly out of the KeyMission 360 without any processing.

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Nikon KeyMission 360 Unboxing

Nikon KeyMission 360 Unboxing

October 23, 2016

John Warkentin from the michaels camera Social Media Team opens up the KeyMission 360 Box and discusses the camera while comparing it to the last year's Ricoh Theta S. The KeyMission 170 Box is also presented.

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michaels featured on Channel Ten News on Friday 14/10/16 in honour of our centenary

michaels featured on Channel Ten News on Friday 14/10/16 in honour of our centenary

October 20, 2016

Mike Larkins from Channel Ten News briefs the Melbourne Public about the historical milestone reached by our business - 100 years from the same location, run by the same family.

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michaels camera video & digital celebrates 100 years of trading from the same Melbourne location at gala event

michaels camera video & digital celebrates 100 years of trading from the same Melbourne location at gala event

October 17, 2016

Peter and Carly Michael are the 4th and 5th generation members of the Michael family to manage this historic business into its 100th year on the corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne.

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michaels Centenary Event October 2017 - Carly Michael's Speech

michaels Centenary Event October 2017 - Carly Michael's Speech

October 13, 2016

Michaels Centenary celebrations were held in October 2016.  Carly Michael provided an insightful speech.

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Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera coming soon.

Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera coming soon.

October 04, 2016

Nikon’s eagerly awaited entry into the 360 degree VR market is very close at hand!

The Nikon KeyMission 360 is the first of a new breed of Action Cameras that Nikon expects to open up a huge new market for the brand in the coming years. They have big plans for this line and it is obvious they have GoPro in their sites as they stake their claim in both the VR and Action Camera market in one fell swoop.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Development Announcement

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Development Announcement

September 23, 2016

We are excited to announce the development of the long awaited Olympus OM-D
E-M1 Mark II.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is packed with an array of shooting features making new types of imaging expression possible. It possesses high-speed performance that cannot be imitated, 18 frames per second in AF/AE tracking and 60 frames per second in AE/AF lock have been realised, those split second moments will now never be missed.

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FujiFilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera Announced

FujiFilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera Announced

September 23, 2016

PHOTOKINA 2016, COLOGNE, GERMANY, September 19, 2016—FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is proud to announce the development of the mirrorless digital camera system “GFX” to deliver the highest image quality in the history of Fujifilm electronic imaging. The company will release mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM GFX 50S which features the FUJIFILM G Format 43.8x32.9mm sensor with 51.4 megapixels and six lenses that will be introduced under the new FUJINON GF Lens series of interchangeable lenses after early 2017 sequentially for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The new series deliver the highest image quality Fujifilm offers as well as outstanding expandability and functionality as a camera system.

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