It’s that time of the year where people are starting to gear up for Black Friday sales, send out “what do you want for Christmas texts?”, and doubling checking lists to make sure all the right families members are on the shopping list. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for 5 people or 15 people, it can be difficult to pick out the right gift, especially if you life to go the more personal route. That’s why you have me. Each week until Christmas I’ll be posting a gift guide to help your holiday shopping experience be a bit more stress free. Up first is the Gift Guide for Photography Lovers.
I am of the believe that camera straps should match the photographer’s personality,be fashionable, and comfortable. Why walk around as free advertisement for a company that as already gotten hundreds or thousands of dollars from you. This scarf Camera strap from TheVintageClothespin on Etsy is a perfect example of a strap that is would be perfect for event or wedding photographers looking to use their camera as an accessory.
Prisms are excellent tools for photographers looking at add creative effects to their photography. The prism bends light, adding another live of beauty to photos. The standard size for a trinagular prism is 6 inches as it’s large enough to cover to width of lens yet compact enough to fit in ones hand without discomfort.
Protective Wraps are great for those photographers who love to throw their camera body and a lens in their everyday bag and takes off. They aren’t usually thick and bulky but provide enough protection against jumbles and scratches. Domke are some of the best wraps on the market, available in various sizers and colors.
Warning, do not buy these before you talk to your giftee. Presets are personal as everyone comes with a different editing style. Some people perfect bright and airy finished products while others fancy darker,muted tones. If you know a photographer just starting out and trying to find their style, presets can be super helpful. You can find them on smaller Etsy shops or big name brands like MastinLabs and VSCO.
Cost: $10+ for Etsy / $60+ big brands
A photography lover can never have too much storage. Be the person a novice or professional they’ll want somewhere to unload unedited photos and final edits that won’t eat up all the space on their computers. If they’re anything like me and saves photos in 3 separate locations just in case, the more options the better.
Much like with the presets, I would say hold off on making this purchase until you converse with person as comfortability is subjective. Whether the person is a wedding photographer on their feet for 8+ hours or doing quick 30 miniute sessons, comfort is key. Footwear makes all the difference when it comes to executing a shoot.
This is one of my favourite gifts to give. I love it some much that I bought myself one. This creative stainless mug is designed to look and feel like a real lens. It is quite the conversation piece when out and about. It may be good want to drum up business once the conversation gets going.
That’s all I have for this week folks. Hopefully this gift guide will aid you in finding the perfect gift for your photography lover. If you’re doing your gift shopping online, don’t forget to sign up for Ebates so you can get some of your cashback and treat yourself in the new year! Be sure to check back next week for my Gift Guide for Tea Lovers post.