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  • Anthony Ngu

    Customer Spotlight: Anthony Ngu

    Anthony is an engineer in Seattle who has a strong love of photography and video; he uses the Sony a7RII as his primary camera. We met Anthony through StreetMeetWA events.

    StreetMeetWA was founded by Joshua Flynn (@FlynnPNW) and is co-hosted with Anthony and Amit Moolani (@memoirsmoolani). These events are flooded with creatives of all ages, giving individuals, who create everything from portraits to street photography to landscapes. Not only are they leading dynamic events for the creative community, they have a great desire to give back to the Seattle community and have done so with donations to non-profits like Pike Market Food Bank.

    Introduction

    I’m Anthony Ngu, a photographer, videographer, and engineer in Seattle who goes by @angulife on Instagram. I’m one of the organizers for StreetMeetWA and as StreetMeetWA we host a meet every month for photographers, models, and other creatives to meet, get to know each other, and create content together!

    How did you get your start in photography?

    I started dabbling in photography in high school with a couple of friends and continued to photograph, mainly just documenting events throughout college, where I took some introductory photography courses and learned to develop images in a dark room. My engineering career took off and I ended up only recently falling back in love with photography. I was photographing and making videos about projects I was building in my spare time like electric longboards and LED props when I decided to use my skills and gear for more than just documentation purposes.

    At the start of this year I started taking photography more seriously and began building out my portfolio and taking on clients. A couple months into the year I found out about the first StreetMeetWA event and I went with one of my friends. I loved the idea so much that I helped out with a couple of the next ones and ended up joining the team officially a couple months later.

    What is your favorite genre of photography?

    Adventure/Lifestyle and Street photography are some of my favorites because in addition to creating gorgeous images of daily life, they inspire others to go out, explore, and enjoy the world around them.

    What’s in your gear bag?

    So my go-to bag is the Peak Design 30L backpack because it can hold everything I need for my adventures.

    I use a Sony A7RII with 3 prime lenses. My Zeiss 18mm f/2.8 for landscape or context shots, 35mm f/2.8 for more street shooting, and an 85mm f/1.8  for portraits

    I usually have the Peak Design Capture / Capture Lens on my Peak Design 30L bag to make attaching prime lenses or my camera super easy when I walk around.

    My go-to accessories are my gorilla-pod or travel tripod in case I want to take photos or videos of myself or landscapes, a little pelican case for my spare SD cards because I always seem to leave my SD card at home when I need it the most, and a lume cube with some warm gels for fill lighting. I also, always bring a portable charger just in case I need to charge up my camera, or my phone on my adventures.

    Aside from that I bring a little camera sensor cleaner blower and lens cleaning pens with me in my bag for when my lens or body gets dirty (which it does when I’m changing prime lenses so often).

    Share your favourite holiday memory, what helps keep that memory with you?

    My favorite holiday memories are from traveling with my family. A couple years ago, we flew to Europe for a couple of weeks and traversed around to Germany, Budapest, Prague, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Vienna. It was the perfect time to visit because we got the chance to experience all of the different winter markets and festivals and some great snowy days/nights. I remember waking up early for sunrise with my family and hiking up to a gorgeous view of Budapest from an old castle wall. Creating unique memories in new places with people whom you’re close to, That’s the whole reason why I love traveling and photography helps to capture those moments.

    Do you have any special holiday traditions?

    In the past couple of years we’ve begun to travel during the holidays and I really enjoy that time together, getting to explore new places.

    Tell us about your experiences with Glazer’s, have we been able to help in any of your creative goals?

    I love coming into the shop to chat and to check out / admire new gear, but I love the community that Glazer’s fosters with their photo walks and local events! A special shout-out to Glazer’s Rentals as well because they give me a chance to check out potential new additions to my lens collection or even lenses that I couldn’t justify purchasing (the Sony 100-400mm f4 paired with a 2x teleconverter was amazing for the total solar eclipse this year – and for viewing into the space needle from Kerry Park haha).

  • Justin Richmond

    Customer Spotlight: Justin Richmond

    Justin Richmond is a Seattleite who works in Marketing and has a great love of making videos of moments in his life and with his family. He enjoys capturing moments during vacations and the holidays and being able to share those moments with his extended family. Justin creates videos using some of the tools we always have like an iPhone, or his Panasonic GH5.

    We spent some time with Justin, including creating this interview. Hear his words and how he connects with documenting the stories in his life and the impact that has on him and his family.

     

     

    Justin’s Go-To Gear

    Panasonic GH5
    Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens
    Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5- f/5.6 Lens
    Go-Pro’s

    On Justin’s Wish List this holiday season

    Panasonic / Leica 100-400mm f/4 – f/5.6 Lens

    Justin’s passion for producing these videos is inspiring on many levels. Creating videos are just one of the many ways we can capture today’s memories for tomorrow.

  • Holiday Gift Guide

     

    Glazer’s Holiday Gift Guide ~ 2017!

    Along with being your resource for cameras and lenses, we also carry a wide variety of accessories. We have selected a handful of goodies to give you a few ideas of great gifts for this holiday season. Of course cameras are always a great gift! But perhaps you have a camera already and are on the look out for a new camera bag, camera strap or just something fun!

    Great Gifts under $50

    Camera maintenance is important to have sharp images. This little kit is great for the photographer on the go.

    Peak Design Field Pouch Charcoal (Available in Ash, Charcoal, Black and Tan) – $39.95
    Peak Design has a great line up of products, this pouch is awesome for keeping up with some of the smaller items we carry, filters, cables and more.

    Peak Design Leash – Ash or Black – $34.95
    A stylish and sturdy camera strap, easily adjustable, will work on any camera, but most often seen on mirrorless systems.

    This book has been a fabulous hit, if you’re new to photography or looking for a refresher, pick this up!

    Get one, get two, maybe more! Having more than one memory card is always a good idea, especially if you travel.

    Keep those cables and smaller items organized so they don’t disappear.

    Another great way to keep track of the little items we can easily lose, batteries, filters, lens and body caps. Get that bag organized!

    If you’re carrying a number of memory cards and they’re just loose in your bag, get a Pocket Rocket Wallet! These guys hold a multitude of cards and velcro closed to keep them safe. Available in Pee Wee for just a few, or the regular in Blue (for a little more $$) to hold more.

    Great Gifts under $100

    COOPH Camera Strap – Various Colours and Lengths – $65
    These camera straps are unique, tightly braided rope in vibrant colors (or black), attaches easily to any camera, often paired up with a Leica!

    This line of camera straps are new to the store, another unique, deeply braided look. Available in Red, Gray, Black or Olive.

    Lume Cube – $79.99
    Add a little light to your world this holiday season. The Lume Cube is a small, portable yet powerful light source.

    The Peak Design Capture Clip is different than a camera strap, with the capture clip you can mount your camera to a shoulder strap of your backpack, camera bag or even your belt (with the right accessories).

    One of the latest in the Peak Design Camera Bag Line up, the Everyday Sling 5L is compact and perfect for the mirrorless shooter in your life.

    Somedays you need a tripod, some days you only need a monopod. This monopod is sturdy, yet light. A perfect for a wildlife or sports photographer.

    This reflector set is multifaceted, offering any portrait photographer many options in adding (or subtracting) light to create portraits. Also excellent for other genres of photography like food or product.

    Color Management is crucial in images, especially when we print our work! The Color Checker Passport is a superb tool to utilize in the creation of photographs.

    Great Gifts under $200

    3 Legged Thing – Punks: Corey w/Airhead Neo – $199.99
    In certain genres of photography, stabilization is key, check out this lightweight, robust tripod from 3 Legged Thing. Fab for travel, landscapes and beyond.

    This lovely camera strap is unique in it’s styling with a combination of alpaca wool and leather, it’s a real stunner. There are also other options available in the Cecilia camera strap line up.

    Who doesn’t love instant film?! Instant film = instant memories. A fantastic little camera to use year round, but especially during the holiday season. Take a snap and give it to your friends or family, immediately. So much fun.

    A camera backback for the outdoor adventurer. Lowepro has a long history of making bags for those who hike and enjoy outdoor sports and adventure, this bag is no exception.

    ONA – Bond Street Smoke (other colours available) – $129.95
    Fabulous for the mirrorless photographer, this compact and chic bag will hold a small – medium sized camera, an extra lens plus other little tidbits.

    All great video needs great audio, unless you’re making a silent film! Check out this awesome little mic from RODE for the filmmaker in your life.

    The X-Rite Color Munki Display device is another tool that you can use to help you in your color management workflow. Having accurate color results in better prints!

    Gift Certificates

    Still not sure what to get that photographer in your life? Gift Certificates are also a great option! Available in a variety of price points, you can order them online or pick them up in the store.

    Rentals

    Another great option, year round is a rental. Our Rentals department carries just about anything the photographer or filmmaker could need, from cameras to lenses to lights to audio and beyond. Renting gear is a great way to try before you buy. Gift Certificates are also available for Rentals.

    Ask our Staff

    If any of these items have piqued your curiosity, be sure to ask our staff about them, or any other photography or filmmaking needs. Our staff is knowledgeable and engaging and here to make your holiday shopping experience a breeze.

    Have a fabulous holiday season!