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With Christmas, summer and school holidays edging ever closer, Melbourne is beginning to come alive with outdoor festivals and events. Get out there with your camera and capture all the colour, culture and community!

"This snail was photographed in the morning as it navigated the boardwalk along Lake Bled in the Slovenian Alps." - Nick Grundy

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For your chance to win and have your picture admired by thousands of people, just email us your best image (up to 2MB, landscape orientation preferred).
The chosen image will be featured in next month's newsletter.

Photo Tips
Night Photography

Shooting at night opens up a whole new world of photographic opportunities not available to use in the daylight. Cameras can see things our eyes cannot by accumulating light over time, making scenes appear brighter when captured with a long exposure time, and there are various amazing effects you can achieve by harnessing this light, only limited by your imagination! Read more...

Tools for Night Photography

Sigma 50mm f1.4 Lens

Sigma 50mm f1.4 This high quality, professional award-winning lens is perfect for night or low-light photography with fast f1.4 maximum aperture, aspherical lens elements and hypersonic motor for fast focusing. Available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony.

Velbon SherpaVelbon Sherpa 600R Tripod

Shoot steady with high quality 3-section aluminium legs, detachable 2-section centre column and 3-way panhead.



A continuous light source for DSLR cameras and camcorders, this LED RingLight eliminates shadows and renders studio accurate colour.


Hahnel Giga THahnel Giga T Pro Wireless Remote

Ideal for time-lapse, long exposure and astral photography, this 2.4GHz wireless shutter release and timer remote also includes an interval timer. Available for Canon, Nikon and Olympus.

November Specials
Samsung NX11 Tamron 70-200mm Lens for Canon
Panasonic HDC-SD900 Optex OPM 2595 Tripod
Gorilla Torch Flare Kodak Ektachrome E100VS
Upcoming Free Seminars michaels Media School
Thursday 10th November
Scanning Old Slides and Negatives

Thursday.17th November
Introduction to Stage and Concert Photography

Thursday 24th November
Black and White Photography in the Digital Age

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 brief video demystifies the link between file size and print or display quality. Highlighting the importance of determining the recipient's use, it explains how you can reduce the file size by altering the pixel dimensions or cropping the image without losing detail.

We have 58 FREE fantastic photography lessons to watch.
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Michael Coyne

Michael Coyne has worked on assignments and appeared in magazines such as: National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, Life, Time, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, German Geo, French Geo, Paris Match, Madame La Figaro, London Observe Magazine, London Independent Magazine, Travel Holiday, and Vogue.

He has had a number of successful books published of his work including: Numurkah Lakes & Roses, Second Spring - The Regeneration of the Jesuits, The Oz Factor, A World of Australians, Contemporary Photographer:Australia - MICHAEL COYNE, The Jew called Jesus, Tour of Duty - East Timor, Lonely Planet - People Photography, How To be A Child and Armageddon.

His numerous awards include: American National Press Photographers Association, Overseas Press Club of America, FCC Hong Kong Human Rights Award.

Special Event Seminar
An Evening With Michael Coyne



Michael demonstrates through words and images how you can put your creativity to work and overcome challenges. Using real life experiences, he shows that with motivation and persistence you can "Capture the Moment and Achieve your Goal".

Free Entry

Thursday 10th November, 6-8pm

Limited Space - Bookings Essential
Register by e-mail to events@michaels.com.au and we will send you back a confirmation PDF including an entry form for a special door prize!

Sponsored by: FujiFilm X100

New Product Announcements

Canon ID-XCanon EOS 1D-X

Canon Australia recently announced the new flagship model of the renowned EOS 1-series of digital SLR cameras for professional photographers: the Canon EOS-1D X. Superseding the EOS-1D Mark IV and the EOS-1Ds Mark III, the EOS-1D X is the ultimate tool for all professionals offering both exceptional image quality and unparalleled speed in one camera. The EOS-1D X revolutionises the professional camera category, combining the world’s fastest shutter release and AF continuous shooting of 12 frames per second; benchmark image quality of a new 18.1-megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, ISO range of 100-51200 (L:50; H2: 204800), an innovative new AF system; and Full HD movie recording complying with video industry standards.

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

Sony NEX-7Sony NEX7

Sony takes pro-quality imaging, creative options and interchangeable lens flexibility to new extremes with the easy to use α NEX-7. Styled in magnesium alloy for strength and premium looks, the NEX-7 weighs a travel-friendly approx. 291g (camera body only).The NEX-7 features a newly-developed Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 24.3 effective megapixel resolution that’s teamed with the latest revision of Sony’s BIONZ image processing engine. The NEX-7 is the world’s first compact camera that features an XGA OLED TruFinder for precision framing and focusing. This precision electronic viewfinder gives a bright, detail-packed, high contrast view of still images and video, with approximately 100% frame coverage and a wide field of view to rival pro-grade optical viewfinders.

Expected Early 2012. Please email us to register interest or pre-order. Click here for more information.

GoPro HD Hero 2GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro has announced the successor to the popular HD HERO camera. Arguably the most versatile camera in the world thanks to its innovative mounting system, renowned durability and small form factor, the HD HERO2 surpasses its predecessor with several technology upgrades. The HD HERO2′s new processor delivers twice the processing power, taking full advantage of a new high performance 11 megapixel sensor that delivers more than twice the image detail along with professional low light performance. A totally redesigned wide-angle lens was required to take full advantage of the HD HERO2′s increased image-processing, resulting in a lens that’s twice as sharp as the previous model. The HD HERO2 will enable video remote control via the Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones and devices, tablets and computers as well as enabling live GoPro video broadcast from anywhere there is Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot.

Now in store! Please email us for pricing and availability. Click here for more information.

Leica D-Lux 5 TitaniumLeica D-Lux 5 Titanium Limited Edition

The new Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium is the camera for people who wish to capture their inspiration in a particularly stylish way. The limited edition camera unites quintessence of style with the refined elegance of titanium. But its inner values show that beauty is not only skin deep: its fast Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens (24-90 mm equivalent in 35 mm) ensures excellent imaging quality and covers a wide range of photographic genres, from architecture to available-light photography, while its manual setting options and accessories guarantee photographers even greater creative freedom. This makes the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium the ideal camera for people who love to discover inspiring moments when exploring the greatest cities in the world. The D-Lux 5 Titanium limited-edition package includes a premium-quality case and carrying strap in Italian full-grain cowhide.

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

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Fantastic Photographic Tools

MovieEZ HD SoftwaremoviEZ HD Software

moviEZ HD automatically creates professional-looking home movies in just a few clicks — no video editing experience required! With full HD media support and powerful features, your movies and photos are moments away from being ready to share with friends, family and the world — it's that EZ! Transfer files from your camcorder, phone, or camera and then rearrange the clips how you want. Add your favorite music, then automatically sync your movie to the song's length and beat. moviEZ HD does the rest by adding automatic zooms, pans, and transitions instantly. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP SP2.

Only $59.95 

Ilford Pinhole Photography KitIlford Pinhole Photography Kit

Have fun exploring the world of pinhole photography with this robust camera designed by Harman Titan. It can be used with any photographic film or paper, takes a 4x5 film holder and features tripod mount positions, built-in spirit levels, and accessory mount. The kit model comes with a 72mm wide-angle cone, which is interchangeable. Included in the kit are 10 sheets of 4 x 5 inch HARMAN DIRECT POSITIVE photographic paper, 10 sheets of 4 x 5 inch ILFORD DELTA 100 Professional film, and a Pinhole Exposure Calculator.

4x5" Film Developing Service Available In-Store

Only $299

Canon Pixma Pro-1Canon Pixma Pro-1
The Ultimate A3+ Printer For Photographers

The PIXMA PRO-1is the world’s first A3+ printer to feature 12 separate inks. Featuring an EOS-inspired design, the stylish model produces the highest possible print quality in colour and monochrome, perfect for professional and serious amateur photographers. The PIXMA PRO-1 is the ultimate A3+ printer for anyone who demands the very best print quality and longevity. Users in professional settings will appreciate the improvements in output performance achieved by the new tubular ink supply, the 2.5x larger ink capacity than the nearest PIXMA model, as well as workflow benefits from Ethernet connectivity, automatic ICC profile detection and compatibility with the Adobe Photoshop suite.

Only $1499

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