What to Get The Photographer in Your Life for the Holidays
Buying a holiday gift for a photographer can feel overwhelming for many people. There are endless straps, bags, tripods and doohickeys to choose from, and camera equipment often costs thousands of dollars. To put you at ease, we’ve put together some great shopping ideas for the photographer in your life, whether you’re on a budget or ready to splurge. Happy shopping!
For those who want the technology of today and the look of the past, DxO FilmPack fits the bill. It adds a beautiful element to photos with more than 80 legendary analog films, used with creative post-processing software. (Starting at $79)
The Stanley is the most striking way to display an image, using high-powered magnets and upcycled Western Walnut, making it perfect for any office or home. Plywerk is known for being green and uses only sustained local sources from their home base in Portland, Oregon. ($29-49)
With this special edition camera strap, Peak Design plays off of its two founding locations in California: Lake Tahoe and Lassen Peak. The strap, 45mm tubular seatbelt-styled webbing with an internal panel, works with any camera and you can wear it as a sling, shoulder or neck strap. ($64.95)
Are you with someone who doesn’t want to commit or is in the process of trying new lenses? BorrowLenses is the perfect destination to rent out equipment for a short period of time. The Canon Wedding Essentials Package comes with all the lenses you’d need to shoot a wedding, including the Speedlite 600EX-RT, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM UII Lens, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II Lens. Take it with you on vacation or upgrade the wedding kit for a week. Added bonus: Zenfolio users get 5% off. ($260 for seven days)
Jill-E bags are well known in the stylish photographic community. Why tote around a bulky, bland bag when you can have one that looks like your purse? This Hudson version has all the room for a DSLR and comes in tan or black. Added bonus: Zenfolio users get 20% off. ($170)
For a bag that’s’ a bit more functional than stylish, Think Tank camera bags run with the best. The Trifecta camera backpacks fit three workhorse lenses at any size. You’ll still have room to fit your accessories, tablet, phone and more. Plus, the sporty design allows for a comfortable, take-it-everywhere fit. (Starting at $140)
They say the best things in life aren’t things. What better way to show someone you care than to give them a gift that will help their photo business? Warren Creative Design was created specifically for Zenfolio users to provide one on one consultation services to set up galleries, pages, themes and layers in your Zenfolio account as well as marketing and business assistance. (Starting at $495)
If the photographer in your life has their website design and layout is in place but could use some help getting found online, there’s no place better to go than Raw SEO. Based in Chicago, founder Eugene Feygin leads a team of people that help businesses big and small get more traffic and sales on their website. (For pricing call 312-725-9818.)
If you’re a big spender or you really want to show someone you care, surprise them with the trip of a lifetime to Australia, the Antarctic or a safari in Africa. We’ve put together our top 10 photography workshops across the globe, here
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