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top 10 gifts for photographers

If you are looking for a gift for a photographer, there are a ton of options available! Many of these gifts are maximized if the person has a DSLR camera, but some will still be great no matter what camera you use.

When shopping for photography accessories, it is helpful to know what type of photography a person mostly does, what equipment they already have, and what camera they use.

Gift Ideas

lens

A new lens, $100 and up

Let’s face it, your camera is only as good as the lens you are using. If the photographer you are shopping for takes a lot of portraits, then look for a lens that is 35mm-50mm. This will allow the camera to have a lower aperture, which equals better bokeh.

light reflector

Light Reflector, $18

Make the most of the lighting. Grab a light reflector to help even out any shadows.

photography

Photography Class, $20 and up

No matter the experience level, there is always more to learn about photography.

Note: In Columbia, SC I highly recommend the Joyful Images photography class.

hard drive

External Hard Drive, $60

The pictures you take, the better you’ll get. You’ll also need more memory space.

Another option: a Flickr Pro Account. Get unlimited uploads and storage space for $25 a year.

understand exposure

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, $15

This is a great book for learning how to free yourself from “auto” mode.  The book covers aperture, white balance, flash, HDR, and more!

tripod

GorillaPod Tripod, $15 and up

The tripod works for DSLR cameras as well as camcorders weighing up to 6.6 lbs. If you are shopping for a point and shoot camera, this is a great option. This version works for smart phones.

It is light-weight, easy to use and allow you to take some creative shots.

grey card

18% Grey Card, $9

Use the grey card to set a custom white balance allowing for more consistent color.

lens pen

Lens Pen, $7

Use the lens pen to keep your lens free of any dirt, smudges, etc.

camera bag

Camera Bag, $15 and up

Get a camera bag that will fit all your camera, lens, and favorite accessories.

canon camera

Canon Rebel T3i, $399.99 (wait for a sale)

This list wouldn’t be complete without a DSLR camera. If you are looking for a great entry-level camera to capture family vacations, sports, and the kids – this is it.

What would you add to this list?

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