Finding a cool gift for a photographer 📸 seems like an easy task at first.
But then you realize that your friend who's enthusiastic about mobile photography and your father-in-law who works as a professional wedding photographer are in two very different leagues.
Of course, they need different gifts as well.
So we got in touch with a few photographers and asked their opinion on the matter. Here's what we got so far: a list of some awesome gifts for different kinds of photographers!
Gifts for the mobile photographer
Let's kick off our list of gifts for the mobile photographer with something that will make them much more flexible in terms of how they interact with their smartphones.
Pushing buttons to take pictures? Pfft, that's so outdated. Here's an alternative:
Wireless camera shutters are tiny gadgets and apps that can control a phone or DSLR shutter from a distance. In other words, with this gift your favorite photographer will have the freedom of putting their camera somewhere, joining the picture, and making that awesome shot from a distance!
Perfect for selfie-lovers, videobloggers, Instagrammers, and similar folks.
An extra source of light
The amount and kind of light in the environment is INSANELY important for good pictures. Seriously, to compensate for bad light photographers may spend hours either staging the shot or editing the final picture afterward.
To make things easier for them, how about giving them a reliable source of light for any kind of pictures?
Here are our favorite two options. The first one is a full-blown phone stand and a separate light. Really flexible, fabulous for when you need a lot of freedom when staging the shot.
Another option is going for the classic ring light. Some modern options are compact enough to fit in your pocket or bag, making them fabulous for mobile photographers.
An instant photo printer for their pictures on the go
Imagine having the possibility to print that special picture right there, right away.
Even if you're somewhere in the woods. Or hiking through the Alps.
Sounds cool, doesn't it? Here's something handy to help in that:
A set of mobile lens to level up their photos
The vast majority of modern smartphones come equipped with a powerful camera to make breathtaking pictures right away.
Breathtaking from the perspective of an ordinary person, that is.
Photographers see the tiny details that make the difference between a good shot and an OMG AWESOME shot. For the latter, you may need a set of lens that's more sophisticated than your phone's default one.
Keep it simple, go for a selfie stick!
Although the options above are generally great gifts for mobile photographers, sometimes you just want something simpler. The obvious option here would be a monopod, also known as the selfie stick. 😄
They come in different shapes and sizes, often with special functions for particular cases and situations in life. For example, here's the perfect selfie stick for a dog owner:
6. Anti Gravity Phone Case- iPhone 8/7/6s/
7. GEKKOPOD The Flexible Mount
8. Personalized Calendar from Instagram Pictures
1. Flexible Tripod with Ballhead Bundle
2. Light Reflector
3. Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts
4. Adobe Photoshop/ Adobe Lightroom
5. Photography Courses
6. Neutral White Balance Card
8. Gel Lighting Filters
9. Shoe Mount Flash
10. LIGHTROOM or PHOTOSHOP Presets/Actions
1. Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
2. Lighting Kit
3. Bonfoton Camera Obscura Room Lens
4. SD/ Compact Flash card
5. One More Battery
6. DSLR Pro Camera Cleaning Kit
7. Shutter Hugger
8. Personalized Camera Shoulder Neck Strap
10. FLEXTILT TripodHEAD 2
Universal Fun & Cute Gift Ideas
1. Camera Cookie Cutters
2. Cute Camera Design Flash Drive
3. Camera Lens Travel Thermos
4. Vintage Camera Print Loop Infinity Scarf
6. Photographer's Wristband SET
7. Photography Themed Jewelry
9. Cement Camera Desk Organiser
10. Evolution Photographer T-Shirt
11. I Shoot People Photographer T-Shirt
12. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
13. Shutterfly Gift Card
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