Australian Photographer Christian Blanchard and browse the schedule of upcoming Free Lunchtime Seminars. Plus, michaels celebrates the new Leica M and S camera with a Leica Aficionado Exhibition in our Photography Gallery.‘...we can help!’
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In May,michaels Media School was visited by Christian Blanchard who presented an exciting Free Lunchtime Seminar on fashion photography and film making. A highly accomplished professional freelance photographer and film director, Christian has shot global campaigns for clients including Mimco, Amstel, Cotton On and Loreal Paris and was recently named one of Australia’s top 10 photographers by Capture Magazine. Christian has kindly followed up with a list of photography tips for michaels E-Newsletter readers.
Professional lighting for on location fashion, portrait, wedding and event photography. The fully digital Profoto D1 250w basic kit offers consistent flash-to-flash colour temperature and flash energy, 7 f-stop power range and easy to use controls.
Add soft, yet directional light to your images. Meant to provide character lighting in portrait & beauty photography, the Softlight is superb for a wide variety of uses from fashion to product photography to architectural or environmental studies.
Representing the best of the best in a professional stand, the ProMaster SystemPro LS-3 Professional Light Stand is PRO all the way, from its champagne coloured finish to the air cushioned centre column.
This telescoping background stand is the ideal tool for use in the studio or on location. The 2-piece crossbar provides added strength at maximum extension while helping to make the system small when you need to transport it.
The ultimate power solution for taking your AC powered monobloc studio lights into the great outdoors . The LP750 will deliver 380 flashes from a 600Ws head and can drive up to 3000Ws flash units with a recycle time of 2s.
Medium-telephoto standard lens for everything from fashion and portraiture to sports. This large aperture beauty is designed with a Special Low Dispersion glass element and glass mould element, yielding first-class, sharp image captures with high contrast. For Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR cameras.
Nothing retro about it, except its style. The new Flagship Olympus PEN E-P5 takes the 16 Megapixel sensor, 9 frames per second continuous shooting and five-axis image stabilisation seen in other Olympus models and adds a top shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second, built in Wi-Fi connectivity and a host of additional feature improvements.
A truly revolutionary product, this is the first wide-angle to standard zoom lens to achieve a large 1.8 aperture. Featuring a range of Sigma’s innovative lens technologies including Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, internal focusing and zooming and a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), plus with Thermally Composite Material reducing its size and weight while increasing durability, this lens sets a new benchmark.
High-performance waterproof, fog proof and nitrogen filled binoculars employing advanced optical technology. These binoculars use Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements to correct aberration yielding superior image clarity and resolution. Magnesium alloy construction ensures the most precision alignment of optical elements in a lightweight, ultra durable body.
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
Neoca Cameras Co. Ltd - Japan 1959
The 1959 Neoca SV was one of a number of rangefinder cameras from the same basic body. It was similar to the Neoca IVS but with a single step on the top housing, a fold down crank on the rewind knob and lever wind film advance. This camera had a bright line viewfinder with parallax compensation markings.