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CameraPro Newstead Grand Opening

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This Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December 2016, CameraPro Newstead is unveiling its innovative new store, which has doubled in size and now includes a 'touch and try' camera station and café-style collaborative workspace for photography enthusiasts.

The exciting two-day launch event is highlighted with interactive workshops and informative presentations facilitated by ambassadors from high-end industry brands such as Nikon, Canon and Fuji.

There will also be a fantastic array of in-store entertainment, food trucks and even live lizards and snakes for a 'Reptiles and Wildlife' photography workshop!

CameraPro managing director, Jesse Hunter, says the refurbishment is focused on creating the perfect destination for photographers to work, shop and socialise.

"The new store will be so much more than just a camera shop," Jesse says. "We're hoping to create a hot spot for members of Brisbane's photography community to work, either individually or collaboratively."

Beyond the collaborative workspace provided in the store, Jesse believes CameraPro Newstead's real point of difference is the 'touch and try' camera station, which provides photographers of all levels the reassurance they need when investing in their new camera via professional lighting and a pop-up photography studio to trial the products on offer.

"We want our customers to choose the right camera," Jesse says. "They need to feel comfortable with the entire device, whether it's the weight, interface or just the location of the buttons".

"To make this possible we have designed the store to be as photographically pleasing as possible to ensure any test shots they take truly reflect the ability of their new device."

CameraPro Newstead is located at 232 Arthur Street, Newstead.

Check out the event schedule below:

Friday 9th December 2016

  • 10am – 1pm: Reptile and Wildlife photography workshop. Places are limited.

  • 10 am: Mark Watson from Nikon will be in store for a meet and great.

  • 11am: Mark Watson from Nikon will hold a presentation followed by a Q&A at 12pm.

  • 12pm – 4pm: Mark Horsburgh from Canon will be hosting an informal "coffee and conversation" presenting photography tips and tricks. His career is focused on shooting motorsports and action sports.

  • 2pm: Megan Lewis from Fujifilm will be in store for a meet and greet, presentation at 3pm, and Q&A session at 4pm.

    Saturday 10th December 2016

  • TBC: On Saturday morning a Canon Ambassador will be hosting a workshop.

  • 10am: Olympus EM-1 II Camera in store for people to touch and try. This is a pre-release Camera and one of only two in Australia.

  • 1pm – 4pm: The amazing Leilisha, contortionist, gymnast, aerial, acro-balancing and hoops performer - roaming and performing. She is an Elite Rhythmic Gymnast winning five National titles, seven Commonwealth Games Medals and competed in the '95, '97 and '99 World Championships.

  • 4pm: Chris Eyre-Walker from Olympus will do a presentation about his work and shooting with the new EM-1 II Camera.

    To register for any of the free events, click here and select a session. You are welcome to register for multiple events.

    For more information on what's on at CameraPro, please visit

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    When: 9 - 10 December
    Where: 232 Arthur Street, Newstead
    Cost: FREE
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