Michaels Camera Digital Video
The festive season is upon us again and it is time to eat, drink and spend time with your nearest and dearest. We have some fabulous last minute gift ideas for your family, friends or even yourself. From all of us at michaels, we wish you a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

"The shot was taken in Luang Prabang, Loas, in January this year. This is a Alms giving ceremony, where the monks come out at sunrise and people line the streets to offer them food. I was just sitting in the street gutter, panning as the Monks walked past." - Nish Paranavitana

Win a Ticket to a Photographic Workshop with Art Wolfe worth $395!

This months winner will receive a ticket to an upcoming special event photographic workshop with renowned wildlife, landscape and nature photographer Art Wolfe, valued at $395. Click here for details.

For your chance to win an entry to the Arte Wolfe workshop just email us your best wildlife, landscape or nature image (up to 2MB, landscape orientation preferred).
The chosen image will be featured in next month's newsletter.

michaels Christmas Catalogue in-store now
Photo Tips
Night Photography

With Christmas and the New Year rapidly approaching, take the time to read our handy tips on photographing events and parties to ensure you make your festive photographic memories the best they can be!

Go beyond just capturing the high points of the celebration and arrive at the party early. This will allow you to become familiar with the space and also to capture all the important details such as food, presents and decorations before they are demolished by the guests. You can also get shots of people arriving, which helps to build anticipation of the coming photographs. Detail shots of guests' clothing and photos of people greeting each other/hugging will inject more fun and emotion into your event photos and make them stand out from the crowd. Read more...

Tools for Night Photography

Nissin Di466 Flash

Nissin Di466 Flash Suitable for Canon EOS and Nikon DSLR cameras the Di466 is ideal for applications from sports to wedding photography and can be used indoors or outdoors. Features a TTL auto exposure system, wireless remote slave function, wide angle diffuser and silent oscillation.

Stroboframe Pro Folding Flash BracketStroboframe Pro Folding Flash Bracket

This folding flash bracket offers compact size, light weight aluminium construction, fast handling and adjustable bracket height. When folded it will easily fit into a small gear bag making it a great travel companion.

Joby Gorillapod HybridGorillaPod Hybrid

This extremely versatile and portable tripod will enable you to capture professional-quality images without the size and weight of a traditional tripod system. It features rock solid stabilization and precise ballhead with ±90° tilt and 360° positioning. Ideal for mirrorless DSLR cameras such as Olympus PEN, Panasonic G series and
Sony NEX.

OP/TECH USA Utility Sling Strap

OpTech Utility Strap SlingOffers rapid access to your camera or binoculars while maintaining the security of a strap worn across the shoulder. The neoprene, internal support foam and non skid surface form a comfortable and durable strap with even weight distribution for carrying cameras, battery packs and much more.

November Specials
Samsung NX11 Tamron 70-200mm Lens for Canon
Panasonic HDC-SD900 Optex OPM 2595 Tripod
Gorilla Torch Flare Kodak Ektachrome E100VS
Legendary Photographer Series:
Telling the stories and analysing the most memorable images of some of the most influential and legendary photographers in history. We will cover one each week in our Free Lunchtime Seminars.

Introduction to Food and Cuisine Photography

Instruction and inspiration for aspiring gastronomic photographers wanting to produce images for websites, shop windows or just to show off their cooking skills.

Introduction to Product Photography

Learn the art of photographing jewellery and other small objects. Ideal for anyone selling products on-line or in-store.

Fine Art Nude Photography

We will show you how using creative lighting and effective studio techniques you can create stunning fine art images. The class includes a practical component using a professional model in our studio.

Introduction to Nature and Wildlife
Held at Melbourne's fabulous zoo, this class will show you the best settings and equipment to use to take great images of our furry, feathered or scaly friends.

Introduction to Sport and
Action Photography

Master the art of capturing fast-moving action combining classroom learning with a two hour practical lesson held at one of Melbourne's sporting venues.

Introduction to Landscape
and Garden Photography

Learn to select the right equipment, perfect your technique and create unforgettable landscape images. Includes a practical session held in one of Melbourne's beautiful gardens.
Upcoming Free Seminars michaels Media School
Lunchtime seminars
will recommence
2nd February 2012

Short and sweet – learn more about your camera in the time it takes to get a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. Our seminars will teach you new techniques and give you more in-depth knowledge about photography.

For more information please visit www.michaels.com.au/lunchtime

This video emphasises the importance of considering how your subject sees the world before taking a photo to help you create more interesting and flattering pictures of people and animals. Using an example of shooting portraits of a woman and her dog, these tips will be equally relevant whether you are shooting kids, pets, or people at sporting or other events.

We have 58 FREE fantastic photography lessons to watch.
Simply follow this link


michaels Leica Boutique

michaels Leica Boutique

michaels Camera Video Digital is proud to announce that the Melbourne Leica Boutique was officially opened on December 9, 2011. The new Leica Boutique marks the first and only installation of a Leica designed retail space in Melbourne.

The Leica Boutique represents a noteworthy partnership and synergy between Leica and michaels, each possessing a significant heritage in the photographic industry. “We look forward to offering Melbourne's photographic community this distinctive new setting, an unparalleled range of Leica products, and expert advice from our dedicated Leica consultants” said Peter Michael - michaels Managing Director.

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New Product Announcements

Panasonic GX1Panasonic GX1

The Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GX1 is the company's latest addition to its G-series line up and long awaited successor to the highly regarded Lumix DMC-GF1. The GX1 is designed specifically for the photo enthusiast to achieve professional-level shots with 16 megapixel image sensor, interchangeable lenses and intuitive automatic shooting modes including touch auto focus. This combined with ISO 16-12800 means better results in low light. Speed is another key benefit of the GX1 with up to 20fps continuous shooting (reduced resolution). A professional camera in every sense, even the build quality is excellent, with all metal buttons and controls. Also features full AVCHD 1080/60i video and a 3 inch LCD touch screen. A full range of advanced features mean you can easily capture the perfect shot every time.

Expected December 2011. Please email us to register interest or pre-order. Click here for more information.

Sony NEX-7Panasonic 3D-1

The DMC-3D1 can record 8 megapixel 3D photos and 1920x1080 full HD video via its 2-lens system (12.1 megapixels for 2D photos). The MEGA O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) built into each lens compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Folded optics lenses and High Sensitivity MOS sensors are mounted on both lenses to enable dual shooting of 'Wide & Zoom' and 'Photo & Video.' Multi-process noise reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the image. It will produce beautiful images recorded in low-light even when shooting at a high ISO setting. Also equipped with large
3.5 inch LCD smart touch screen.

Expected January 2012 in limited supply. Please email us to register interest or pre-order. Click here for more information.

Sony Handycam NEXVG20Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera

Canon has unveiled the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera interchangeable-lens video camera at a recent press event in Los Angeles. Available in in two models, the EOS C300 comes with an EF mount, while the EOS C300 PL features a PL mount. Featuring a unique super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary DIGIC DV III image processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema quality movie capture. Compact, modular and compatible with Canon's existing line-up of EF and new EF Cinema lenses as well as accessories from third parties, the stunningly simple to operate EOS C300 is designed to please videographers and cinematographers for any production large and small, on location or in the studio, from shoestring to Hollywood budgets.

Expected February/March 2012 in limited supply. Please email to register interest or pre-order. Click here for more information.

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