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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you do scan and reproduce my old photos?
A: Certainly! We can scan, edit, improve your old photos, negatives, or slides, and then print them or provide them as files. Prices depend on your requirements and on the state of the original, and range from $2 to $95.
Q: What are your qualifications as a teacher?
A: I have been teaching for over a decade; as a professor at Sheridan College in Oakville, and before that at Vistek and at Henry's, for all of whom I wrote courses. As an engineer and artist, I address both the technical and artistic aspects of photography, and I am very good at explaining complicated subjects in a simple and understandable way. I write books, too, with the same qualities. This is the best time ever to be a photographer, and I am passionate about teaching the skills you need to bring out the artist in you.
Q: Do you do passport and ID photos?
A: Certainly! Passports for many countries; visa applications, gun licenses, security guard licenses: we do them all. More importantly: we take pride in our work and do them well. They take about 10 minutes to do, and no appointment is necessary (but if you want to make sure you'll be served quickly, it is always possible to call ahead). Please avoid white or very bright clothing.
Q: Do you do ID photos for India/Australia/The Netherlands/Nigeria/etc etc, too?
Q: And do you do passport photos of babies, too?
A: Certainly! Please allow some extra time for these. Please avoid white or very bright clothing.
Q: Can you print my photos?
A: Certainly! From prints on the Kodak photo print machines to hand-made Giclée prints, and from glossy 4x6 to Acrylic 24x36" prints, we can do them for you—and in perfect quality for a permanent museum-quality result.
Q: Can you fix my photos before we print them?
A: Certainly! I will gladly crop to size, color-adjust and do other minor fixes to your photos before printing. This way you get something better than your usual iphone shot! Depending on the work involved, we charge you between "nothing" and $4.95 per photo for this work.
Q: What is a Giclée print, anyway?
A: Giclée is a term used to describe prints handmade on professional printers using pigments on photo-qulaity or museum-quality papers. These prints look brilliant and rich, and will last for centuries.