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The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Photographer on Your List

Thank you to Feedback Straps, Shutterbags, EyeFi, and Bay Photo for sponsoring the amazing gifts included in this giveaway.

As many of you know, photography is like therapy for me. Capturing a beautiful image to enjoy forever makes me happy. And I always have a new piece of equipment on my wish list. So just in time for the holidays I’ve put together a list of the most wanted gifts by photographers with items priced from stocking stuffers at less than $10 up to splurgeworthy items.

Don’t have a photographer on your gift list? No worries. Scroll to the bottom of the post for gift guides and giveaways for 60+ categories. There’s something for everyone on your list, for sure.

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Each one of the bloggers above has made at least one gift guide and is having a giveaway. At the bottom of the post are the categories for the gift guides so be sure to click on the ones the meet your gift needs. Thanks so much to the lovely and talented Jeannette at Snazzy Little Things for coordinating this monumental effort. Drop by and see her here.

Now for the photographer’s wish list!

The Splurge

If your significant other, child, or someone you want to splurge or is just getting into photography, this camera with all of the accessories is perfect. It’s a great starter set for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level or begin to earn income with photography.

Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers - DSLR Camera with Accessories - a wonderful gift set

I have an older version of this camera and love it. I had a point and shoot before this one and didn’t realize what I was missing! (Prices are correct as of this writing)

Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers - zoom lens

If that special person on your list already has the camera, a new lens is a very welcome gift. This one is a zoom lens and is one that we have for capturing high quality images from a distance. I also have the 35mm that is my favorite for up close and personal shots. My favorite photos recently have been taken with the 35mm.

Under $100

Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers - Designer Camera Strap  I LOVE THIS!

For the stylish photographer, a vintage-inspired camera strap from Sarah at Feedback Straps would make a great gift. This one would be nice for men or women and she has lots of other vintage-inspired designs. To see the entire collection of camera straps, hop over to Feedback Straps

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // Plaid Scarf // Red Knit Throw

For savvy female photographers, how about a GORGEOUS camera bag from Lynn at Shutter Totes. They all have padded compartments inside that are designed to keep your equipment safe and protected. She has a wonderful selection of stylish camera bags for every taste. Hop over and see all of her stylish camera bags here.

To see my full review of the bag shown with the scarf, go here

This little thing is genius. It’s a wireless memory card that let’s you see your photos on your computer as you shoot them. These are available with various storage capacity and options. It’s definitely on my wish list this year. 

One of the best ways to improve the quality of your photos is by using a tripod. It makes the photos much sharper. This one is the one I have and can shoot from unlimited angles including overhead. IT can be used on most surfaces.

For the photographer who is on the go, this backpack camera case is perfect. It’s highly rated and comes in several colors. It’s sturdy, easy to carry, and keeps your camera and equipment protected.

Under $50

Gift Guide for Photographers. A backup battery is a great idea. Perfect stocking stuffer!

A spare battery can be a lifesaver when shooting lots of photos. You wouldn’t want to miss the shot because your camera battery suddenly died. This would fit nicely in a stocking.

Gift Guide for Photographers. This would be so handy!

Sometimes there’s no place to set up a regular tripod. Enter the gorilla pod. We have one of these and have wrapped it around trees, poles, and railing to get the perfect shot. It’s not for heavy cameras, but will work with point and shoot camera and lightweight DSLR.

Not exactly sure what they need? A Bay Photo Lab gift card is something every photographer would love the have. Their services range from high quality photo printing to metal prints to photo books and dozens of other products. They can even make your photos into Christmas ornaments!

Go here to see everything that they offer.

Maybe learning better photography would make a good gift. There are several great courses offered at Digital Photography School. From learning the basics to specialized techniques for portraits, landscape photography and more, there’s something for every photographer.

Under $25

To help stay focused, how about a cup of coffee in this fun mug

Hang these camera ornaments of the tree for a smile. They’re a perfect companion to a camera under the tree. 

Here’s aother fun one. This travel mug looks like a large camera lens. I love it!

A fun t shirt always makes a good gift.  I love this one and it comes it many colors.

Gift Guide for Photographers. This would be a great stocking stuffer.

A dirty camera doesn’t take very good photos. This camera cleaning kit would be a great stocking stuffer.

Gift Guide for Photographers. This would be a nice gift for any photographer.

Educational photography books always make good gifts. This one is a best seller on Amazon and is a great price.

Gift Guide for Photographers. Photo editing software is a wonderful gift!

By far the best way to make your photos look their best is by using photo editing software. It can enhance nearly every photo and can erase a multitude of unwanted elements.

Gift Guide for Photographers. A magazine subscription is a great idea!

Perfect for anyone who loves to take nature pictures. We subscribe to Outdoor Photographer and look forward to reading it each month. It’s full of good articles and advice.

Every photographer needs their photos hanging on their walls. A nice frame would be a great gift for anyone, but especially a photographer.

Gift Guide for Photographers. A wireless camera remote is a great idea.

A wireless remote paired with a tripod can produce high quality photos. It reduces even the tiniest vibrations from the camera and makes the photos incredibly clear and sharp.

For the phone photographer:

Gift Guide for Photographers. This is genius! I had no idea they made tripods for phones!

We all use our phones to snap photos and take videos. This small gorilla pod for large phones is perfect for hands-free photography and videography. It’s great for Periscope too!

Go here for tips for capturing a great shot using your phone or camera. 

Gift Guide for Photographers. Who knew? A wireless remote for our phone camera! Genius!

A wireless remote for your phone is the perfect companion for the phone tripod. It takes phone photography to the next level, for sure.

Do you have some good ideas for the photographer on your list?

**Giveaway is now over**

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  1. I pinned your awesome and thorough gift guide for ya! Top of my list is the zoom lens that you showed, and if we purchase it online, I'll definitely use your link!

  2. I would love the Nikon Camera! I also have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on my wish list for Christmas this year. I need new software to enhance my photos.

  3. Love my Nikons. A good strap can make a world of difference. Very cool Gorilla pod.
    Since seeing these guides my wish list is growing.

  4. Top of my list is a fixed 50mm lens! Its been on my list for a year, I think this is the year to get it!

  5. I would love to have an ipad. My son is a wonderful photographer, and this would be a great gift for him. You gave me other ideas too, thanks. 🙂

  6. I would love to have a Fitbit for Christmas! I think I am going to add the wireless memory card to my list as well!

  7. This is so awesome and all such great gift ideas! A new laptop is definitely on mind and has been for a year! starla.batesATyahoo.com

  8. Great collection Angie! There's several things on this list that I really need. I think I'm going to order my wireless remote right now!

  9. Okay those ornaments are adorable! I am hoping for a lighting set for Christmas… too many dark corners to photograph! Of course that pretty camera strap would be fabulous too!

  10. honestly a camera bag! we are going on vacation this year that i want to bring the dslr to and my diy bag has bit the dust. thanks!

  11. I badly want and wish for a new camera! We have a move planned and are driving cross country so I would love to photograph the journey!

  12. At the top of my list is a new kitchen aid mixer! Also I entered my twitter handle wrong above. It is @carolina_blu_

  13. Great list! I dabble in photography and love that strap and the bag. On my Christmas list this year is a new wallet and a pair of boots.

  14. I got a Nikon for my birthday and now my list includes new things to go with it, mainly a new strap and lense. Fantastic gift list!

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