Michael Willems Photo

Michael's mission is to enable you to be a great photographer, and to print your photos, use them on social media, and create or buy wall art to enrich your life.

This is the SCHOOL - STUDIO - GALLERY - PRINT SHOP by Michael Willems. So who is Michael, and what is he known for? Read about him here.


Based in Orléans, Ontario, award-winning international photographer Michael Willems works in the Ottawa and Toronto areas, and in Las Vegas and Amsterdam. Engineer by training, "C"-level business executive by experience, and photographer and educator by talent and choice, he has worked in over 45 countries worldwide. He is here to help!

Michael's photographic vision is a creative one, based on thorough knowledge of all the technology and theory, and years of experience.

He is also a born educator. He teaches large crowds; he teaches at the internationally renowned Sheridan College of Art and Design, and he teaches individuals and small groups in his studio, or on location anywhere, or worldwide via Google Hangouts. He also taught for the US-based Digital Photo Academy, and he taught and developed courses at the Henry's School of Imaging, at Vistek, and at the Niagara School of Imaging. Michael's modern teaching methods make full use of interactivity and online technology, and are aimed at making you truly master photography, from the technology to the art, in a minimum of time.

Michael has regularly written for a number of photography magazines, and his photography has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, BBC, The Hamilton Spectator, and many other publications. He also holds regular solo art exhibits of his work.

Last but not least, Michael has written a series of acclaimed photography teaching e-books. They are available on Amazon - and right here online, or in the store. (main level, right next to Hudson's Bay).

You can read more about Michael here.

A few of the companies and organizations Michael has worked for:

The new store offers a unique blend of photography products and services. Right here in Orléans, you can have Michael do your personal or family portrait. You can have him print your portrait, too. Or you can use his state-of-the-art machines to print your own. Michael offers a School of Photography, so you can learn to take great photos every time. And you can even buy Michael's artwork, with selected photographers featured from time to time as well. Come in to the store to see for yourself, and to discuss your options!

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