Glazer's Camera

  • 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!

  • Mamas With Cameras

     

    Introducing Mary Balmaceda and Wenmei Hill of Mamas with Cameras.

     

    As we continue sharing stories of creatives in our community we’re really honored to share their story. Mary and Wenmei are mama’s and photographers.They created Mamas with Cameras as a way to engage with and provide education and support to a community of mamas who love photography. They focus on the importance of capturing images of precious moments and offer practical tips for embracing the technology that can sometimes feel intimidating.

    Check out this video interview to hear more on the Mamas with Cameras group and what they offer. Their passion for photography, capturing life’s moments, and community is undeniable.”

     

     

    Check out some of Mary’s work:

     

    And some of Wenmei’s images:

    About the gear…

    Without the cameras we can’t create the photos. Fear not, no D850’s were harmed in the creation of this image!

    Gear Lists

    Mary Balmaceda

    Wenmei Hill (a.k.a the gear junkie!)
    Petzval 85mm f/2.2

    Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season!

    Gift Certificate for a Flytographers Vacation Photo Session
    Class or Workshop, Like a Mamas with Cameras workshop!
    To keep up with these ladies, we encourage you to follow them on Instagram: @MamaswithCameras. For more on their events and workshops check out their website.

  • Kara Mercer

    Say Hi to Kara Mercer!

     

    Kara is a commercial and editorial photographer and art director based in Seattle, Washington. She specializes in developing content for fashion, travel, and lifestyle brands.

     

    Known for her use of light and her eye for creative direction, Kara believes every image should stand strongly on its own while also contributing a unique yet complementary voice when serving as part of a collection. Her work is influenced as much by minimalism and thought-provoking conversations as it is by contemporary studies in human psychology and the emotive, sometimes ethereal feel of romanticism. With these influences, she seamlessly combines playful narratives with a timeless aesthetic for commercial media campaigns (print and digital) and editorial work.

     

    Today, her work has been featured in several magazines, Huffpost, Buzzfeed, FujiFilm, and more.

     

     

    We asked Kara a few questions, about her gear and how photography connects to her holiday memories.

     

    About the Gear!

     

    Glazer’s: What’s in your gear bag?

     

    Kara: I use the Fujifilm line up including the following cameras & lenses.

     

    Fujifilm Cameras:

     

    Fujifilm Lenses:

     

    Medium Format

     

     

    For accessories I have three Ona bags that I love for traveling and commercial shoots. I condense gear and take what I need based off of the job I am working on.

     

     

    Reminiscing on the Holidays…

     

     

    Glazer’s: Could you share your favorite holiday memory or memories that resonate with you.

     

    Kara: Growing up in Texas, the holidays were a big celebration with family! My family loved decorating the tree, making delicious Christmas treats together, as well as attending a Christmas Eve service every year. Looking back on those childhood images, I remember every moment!

     

    My favorite Christmas memories were the years we spent in the snowy mountains of Colorado. We would rent a cabin, make holiday meals together, roast marshmallows for s’mores, go on outdoor adventures, and build snowmen on Christmas day. Those cozy days spent with family just laughing and playing board games in our cabin are some of my fondest childhood memories!

     

    I used to carry disposable cameras as a kid, just snapping away at life around me and loved ones. Looking back, I wish I had the gear I have now to remember all those Christmas details.

     

    Glazer’s: Do you have any special holiday traditions?

     

    Kara: I have to say that the holidays have been my favorite as I got married. It has been so fun to start my own traditions and build upon that with my husband. This year will be our second Christmas married! Our favorite traditions we have created thus far are: Cutting down our own tree, decorating it while our pup tries to eat all the wooden ornaments, making hot cider, and trying our hand at baking holiday treats!

     

    We also have a day where we just cozy in our PJ’s and watch all the Christmas movies!

     

     

    Glazer’s: What piece of advice would you offer a photographer making their start in today’s industry?

     

    Kara: Don’t let the world stop you from believing you can make any outlandish dream happen. There is a childhood imagination that gets lost along the way to building a thriving photography business and that inner voice sometimes tells us we can’t achieve something. I stopped listening to this and my journey has been so much more meaningful and way beyond anything I ever imagined. So push yourself, but don’t forget to celebrate your wins!

     

    Glazer’s: Can you recommend any great gift ideas for this holiday season?

     

    Kara: I love the camera bags by Ona
    For cameras check out the Fujifilm X-T2 or X-Pro2.
    And for fun, instant holiday memories, I love the Fujifilm SQ10, SP-3 Printer or the Instax Wide.

     

    For more about Kara Mercer, Check out her work here: Kara Mercer and follow her on Instagram here: @_KaraMercer.