Glazer's Camera

  • CreativeLive “Art of the Print” Event Recap

    When Kenna Klosterman from CreativeLive contacted us with an idea for a printing event at their studio down the street from us, we were all in. As Kenna put it, Glazer’s and CreativeLive share the same mission of education and community, so this partnership was a no brainer. The stars aligned even more when Rich Villa from Canon and Evan Parker from Moab were able to join us.

    PopUP-37The concept was for a one night only “pop-up” photo exhibit and printing event. Bring an image on thumb drive, get it printed out on fine art Moab paper, hang the print for the evening and then take it home with you at the end of the night. Add to that some drinks from Proletariat Wine, snacks, music and the good company of your local photography community and you’ve got a great evening.

    PopUP-1The turnout exceeded our expectations at 130 people. Richard and Evan manned three printers between the two of them; the Canon Pro-1, Pro-100 and Pro-1000.

    PopUP-23 PopUP-28
    PopUP-29 PopUP-30-2

    My station was at the small but mighty Canon Selphy printer. The printer becomes a wifi hotspot and you can print 4×6 photos directly from your phone. I probably printed out 75 prints for people that night!

    PopUP-38

    It was nice to have a chance to hang out and chat with some of our regular customers, but I also met a lot of really great new people. There was so much enthusiasm and energy in the room that night. The sentiment I heard a lot was that everyone wanted to print more and this event got them motivated to finally do it.

    PopUP-27 PopUP-36

    PopUP-25

    Time-lapse video courtesy of CreativeLive

    Big thanks to CreativeLive, Canon and Moab for making this event possible and such a hit!

    If you missed this event, but would like to learn more about printing, we will be offering free printing workshops at this year’s PhotoFest, June 10th-12th. Check our events page for updates.

    All photos by Devin Belmain

  • Panasonic ZS100 First Look

    P1030003

    Photo by Dion Baker

    The new Panasonic ZS100 carries on a long tradition of pocketable compact cameras started back in 2002 with the 2 Megapixel FZ1. With the latest addition, Panasonic packed in the features including the popular 1” 20.2 Megapixels sensor found in other premium compact cameras, 4K video and photo modes, and an impressive 25-250mm equivalent lens. All of this can easily fit into a jacket pocket.
    The ZS100, like its predecessors, is ideal for those users who want lightweight and small but don’t want to forgo a long zoom. Travelers and families looking for quality images, without the burden of multiple parts, can find almost everything they’d need in this camera. The macro functions give a little more flexibility than other cameras when you need to capture the latest blooms in your garden or at the market.

    P1030008

    Photo by Dion Baker

    Unlike most of the cameras with this sensor that tops out at 70mm or 100mm, the ZS100 reaches out to 250mm which makes a huge difference in its versatility.

    Zoom-Comparison

    Photo by Kyle Valla

    Time-lapse video by Jim Langer

    Panasonic has added 4K video capabilities to the ZS100, but where this technology really shines for most users is in the 4K Photo modes. Here, you can capture a sequence of images at 30 frames per second, then use the intuitive slider display to select the definitive moment for action or unpredictable movement. This technology is the basis for the clever Post Focus mode, a unique feature among the ZS100 peers. After capturing the scene, just touch the screen to focus on that point. Combined with the macro mode, catching focus on flowers blowing in the breeze has never been easier.

    Post-focus

    Photo by Kyle Valla

    The lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.9, a trade-off for the extended zoom, which may push you into using higher ISOs or longer shutter speeds. The good news is that the image stabilization is good enough to tackle shutter speeds down to 1/15 sec. This, along with the admirable noise levels should help offset the drawbacks from the narrow aperture.

    P1030233

    Photo by Daniel Rodriguez

    Overall, the ZS100 is a welcome addition to the advanced compact lineup from Panasonic. For people looking for a serious upgrade from any smartphone, it’s sharp and expansive Leica lens will make for great photographs without being cumbersome at all. The ZS100 is available now for just $699.

    P1030313

    Photo by Daniel Rodriguez

    P1030289

    Photo by Daniel Rodriguez

    P1030010

    Photo by Dion Baker

  • Laura Hicks Workshop Recap

    Last Saturday, Olympus Trailblazer Laura Hicks joined us to talk about the “Art and Business of Portrait Photography”. Laura hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and has been photographing weddings and seniors for over 13 years.

    The morning session featured a live photo shoot with the beautiful Abby Jane modeling for us. Before Laura started the shoot, she did a “mock interview” with the model. By asking her clients questions about their lives, she can get to know them better and therefore make them feel more at ease during the shoot.

    She loaded the images she shot with her Olympus E-M1 into Lightroom, so she could show us some of her editing techniques and her gorgeous final images.

    We stopped for a delicious lunch from Eltana and then the second half of the day focused on the business side of running your own photography business. It’s a huge subject in and of itself, but Laura was able to pack in so much great information.

    What she didn’t have time to elaborate on, she made sure people had resources to continue researching. Laura’s energy and enthusiasm was contagious and the content was so great. It was the kind of information you can only get from someone who’s been shooting for as long as Laura has.

    For more on Laura, check out her website and follow her on social.

    Big thanks to Laura from coming all this way to share her knowledge with us and to Olympus for making it happen!

    Laura’s images shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1

    All other images shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II