It’s that time of year again! The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to start working on your shopping list. We’re here to help with fifteen gift ideas that you can order from the safety of your own home for the photographer in your life!
Without further ado, here is our 2020 holiday gift guide for photographers!
Gifts Under $100
Fujifilm’s insanely popular instant camera is always a great gift option! There’s a colour for everyone. This an especially great gift for teenagers as these make for a lot of fun times spent with friends. If someone you know already has the Instax Mini, why not look into getting them a colourful, protective carrying case or some fun film?
The perfect gift for any photographer looking for that retro feel or looking to give film photography a try before investing in a manual film camera. This a great way to get creative and try a different style of photography as well as created a new interest for them.
This portable studio is great for product photography, food photography or small items you would like to capture. Not too sure if they are interested in this type of photography? Sign them up for our Virtual Food Photography Class as a great introduction.
4) SD Cards (64GB, 128GB, and 256GB)
A photographer can never have too many SD cards ranging in price and is a great gift fit for anyone’s budget. Other than for advanced or older camera system’s most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras run off SD cards that you can also find on amazon or even in local stores.
Price: $26.99 – $90.50
This a great gift for photographers nowadays as many photographers never get the chance to print their photos. If you have access to their photo’s select the ones you know they love or purchase them their gift certificate so they can fill this out themselves.
Price: $20.00 +
If the photographer you know is quite yet into professional videography but still loves taking photos, this gift is perfect! This stabilizer allows the user to take steady video’s all from their smartphone, great for behind the scenes of video shoots or for their next trip.
Taking your electronics into the water can be scary and cause severe damage to the item. Many photographers won’t risk taking any of their professional gear into the water other than their GoPro or possibly their phones. To keep their gear water-free and their phone safe, buy them a waterproof phone case so they can take some amazing underwater images without worrying about the damage!
Price: $80 – $100
Gifts $100 – $250
This winter GTA Photography Classes have moved their classes online offering you a new type of class to take or gift. With a range of classes fit for all skill levels, this is perfect for any photographer in your life. Register your friends or family and invest in their passion!
Price: $49 – $159
9) Camera Bag
A camera bag is a necessary item for every photographer that allows them to keep their gear organized, protected and travel-ready. Most advanced photographers usually will have a large camera bag, but maybe missing a smaller bag for when they are carrying less gear. While the larger backpacks are an excellent idea for beginner photographers as they are less likely to have purchased a bag of this size.
Price: $100 – $250
10) Manfrotto Tripod
A tool for every photographer needs is a reliable tripod. As Manfrotto is one of the top tripod brands, you know you will receive a high-quality product. The tripod we suggest is the 290 light aluminum tripod with befree live fluid video head as it allows for fluid movement as well as it’s compact and extremely durable.
Price: $150 – $250
11) Hard Drive
A photographer can never have too many hard drives as this is how they organize and store their photos. A professional photographer will go through a hard drive every 1-3 years based on how many photographs they take within that year and will always appreciate having backup hard drives.
Gifts Over $250
12) Pelican Case
This waterproof and lifetime guaranteed case is a highly requested gift for the advanced photographer. This item will not only be something they will be surprised to see but as well as excited to open. The Pelican Cases do come in a smaller size, but the one displayed will be able to fit most of their gear as well as it is a roller bag.
13) GoPro HERO8
Do you know a photographer who’s always on the go? Due to its small and portable design, GoPro is an outstanding gift for a travel photographer! It can help to record video footage, take photos, and time-lapses on land or underwater. With the new addition of a front-facing screen, they will be able to see what they are capturing and perfect their angle.
14) DJI Mini 2
This mini drone is a small collapsable that can take some gorgeous photos and videos at top quality as it is created by one of the top drone companies. For vacations or your weekend adventure, this is great for any photographer that loves to travel and try out different technology.
This gift is perfect for a photographer looking to get into studio photography, and capturing portraits or lifestyle photography is perfect for them! This cost-effective compact flash strobe is wonderful for beginners to learn on and gets them comfortable using strobe lighting.