Welcome to the michaels Photographic Blog - we will be posting a range of content for your enjoyment including photographer profiles, product reviews and demonstrations and interesting finds from the world of photography.
In August 2011 two long-standing michaels team members Tom Kinkel and Owen Maroney were invited to attend the prestigious Leica Akademie in Solms, Germany. Tom and Owen joined an Australian and New Zealand group who were taken on an exclusive tour of the Leica factory in Solms, along with presentations from the various Leica optics divisions as well as a hands-on workshop at the Leica Akademie. This was a great honour for Tom and Owen to vastly increase their already strong Leica knowledge, and to share this with the rest of the michaels team to reinforce our position as the ultimate source of Leica equipment and advice in Australia...
Welcome to Part 5 in the michaels Interview Sessions! Today's interview shines a spotlight on Paul Jeffers, a photographer with a diverse and colourful photographic background.
Paul has worked in New York and London in recent years but is currently based in Melbourne. He is specialising in news and current affairs, multimedia features, corporate and portrait imagery. A highly accomplished photographer, Paul's editorial work has appeared in publications such as The Times London, The Sun, The Guardian, The Sunday Age, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
We get together to discuss his passion for photography and story telling, the importance of immersing oneself in the industry to both network and develop friendships, the impact of significant mentors in his journey, and tools Paul relies upon to get the job done...
Help re-unite a Camera Found at the Bottom of the Hawksbury River with its Owner!
Adam Biro, a Fairfield East fisherman has stumbled across a lost camera while fishing one of Australia's largest river in NSW. The Panasonic Tough Lumix FT10 has spent an entire week at the bottom of the Hawkesbury river submerged beneath 10 meters of murky water.
This camera has lived up to it's 'Tough' reputation as testing revealed the camera to still be in working order! As a result Adam, in conjuncture with Panasonic is seeking to re-unite the camera with it's rightful owner.
Click the title for the rest of the story including Youtube footage and a Flickr gallery.
A few nights ago on SBS Insight (October 25th, 2011) a discussion took place around the very topical issue of protecting the privacy of the individual in public spaces. The federal government is currently looking at whether to introduce legislation that will make it possible to sue someone for a serious invasion of one’s privacy. But this is a highly complex issue and drawing the proverbial line will surely prove extremely challenging.
The discussion as it relates to photography in public involves everyone and we are likely to see a divide between photographers and the general public as we seek to find balance between ones complete and total ownership of their image and an artist's right to self-expression....
Welcome to Week 4 in the michaels Interview Sessions! Today we talk to another Melbourne-based Photographer, Charlie Payne. Charlie is dedicated to his passion as he splits his time between working in Commercial photography shooting architecture, still life and fashion, and exploring his personal creative expression through portraiture, landscape and luminious photographic work.
Have no doubt we will be seeing much more from this young and talented up-and-coming photographer.
Welcome to Part 3 in the michaels Interview Sessions. Today we are speaking with Melbourne street photographer, designer and entrepreneur, William Watt. Will is certainly no stranger to us at michaels but it his diverse range of photographic and artistic activities which compelled us to engage Will for a more intimate conversation. Here’s how it went down…
Welcome to Part 2 in the michaels Interview Series. Today we are speaking with Melbourne based Portrait and Documentary Photographer Tom Goldner. Tom is an award-winning photographer who developed his skills in many areas within the photographic profession, but has found a true passion in Photojournalism.
After achieving head photographer position with one of Melbourne’s leading portrait studios and being regularly contracted to photograph at events in South East Asia over the past few years, Tom has since become affiliated with YGAP and is directly involved in fund raising for anti-trafficking work in Ghana.
Tom is leading the 'Photo For Freedom' project, which he explains in our discussion, and hopes this inaugural project will become his life's work. In 2011 Tom was announced as Runner up for the APPA Documentary Photographer of the year.