From our sister site, Photodaydream.com
Photographers can be hard to buy for during the holidays. We love to geek out on cool lenses, filters and Photoshop toys but these gifts are things we would probably never think of buying. You don’t have to be a photography aficionado to wow your photographer gift recipient with these ten great gift ideas.
Camera Lens Mug
I have two of these and love how people freak out when I take this into Starbucks to get a refill. For $30 Photo JoJo provides a great quality mug and thermos that would be number one on my list for gift giving.
Black Rapid Camera Strap
I love the Black rapid Camera strap it allows your camera to hang at your hip and stay out of the way. Especially when walking on trails or when shooting concerts, this is one product I wouldn’t be without in my photo arsenal. Available on Amazon for less than $60.
Another great product from Photo JoJo for less than $40 is this F-Stop watch.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
Adobe has a scaled down version of Photoshop with Photoshop Elements 10 that makes a great starting point for budding photographers. Not as feature rich as the full blown version of Photoshop, but it will do almost as much with the tools for a price of less than $50 on Amazon.
Holga Lens for Nikon and Canon
Holga’s are little plastic film cameras that create dreamy images with their cheap lenses. Now available for SLR cameras, you can buy just the lens for both Canon and Nikon cameras on Ebay. At less than $20 these are a great gift that every photographer is going to love.
Pet’s Eye View Camera
This is a fun camera to play with. You can set this to an auto interval setting of 1, 5 or 15 minutes with a storage capacity of 40 images and capture your pets view of the world. Available on Amazon for less than $40.
Faces of a Vanishing World
This is one of the best photography documentries I have seen. Joey Lawrence who has become one of the most accomplished photographers of our time set out into the Omo Valley of Ethiopia to take portraits. The documentary follows Joey from his preparation for the trip in New York, to the journey of making his way to the Omo Valley. A year later he brings prints of the images back to the tribes people who have probably never seen themselves in a photograph.
You can purchase this via Joey’s website for only $25.
The premier photography magazine for professional photographer is PDN Magazine. Giving a gift subscription would make a welcome gift to those who are serious about making money in photography.