It's that time of the year where most of us run around trying to decide on gifts for the people in our lives. I have ordered these more-or-less by price, as well as I can, but for several there is a whole range of prices... Anyway, I hope this helps and if you need any advice, feel free to leave a comment and I'll do what I can to help! :)

Do you have any ideas that are not on the list? If so, do let us know in the comments section with link...  there are so many possibilities; this is far from an exhausted list. :) Happy Holiday!


LENS PEN ~ 12 EURO

These are great. A brush at one end for dust and a pad for cleaning off fingerprints from your lens…  It’s small, and should be in every photographer’s kit.


SPARE BATTERIES – 10-50 EURO

Spare batteries are always useful as a photographer, and as such, welcome gifts! I would only recommend buying original ones, but these can be more expensive. You can also buy 3rd party alternatives that are 80% as good, but for 20% the price, just be careful they actually work on the specific camera body, not all do.


REFLECTORS ~ 18 EURO

These things are cheap, and very useful for anyone taking portraits. Block out harsh sun, or fill in the shadows, it is a very useful and appreciate part of my kit! :)


CARD HOLDER ~9-30 EURO

Whilst I am going on the memory card line of things, a wallet to keep all these new cards in is also useful! :) they vary in price, capacity and features, but all do the same kind of thing! :)


MEMORY CARD ~20 EURO

Pick up a 32gb card…  You can never have enough of them! :)

 

EYEFI MOBI PRO ~75 EURO

A bigger option is get a Eyefi card... This is more than just a memory card; it is also a WiFi hub, allowing you to transfer your images DIRECTLY to your phone from your camera! :) Great for those social media photographers!


CARD READER ~30 EUROS

Get the fastest transfer of your work to your computer… Always a good gift, especially for those who use CF cards, as these are never integrated into computers!


MICROPHONE ~70 EURO

The sound quality is the biggest drawback to using your camera to shoot movies. This microphone is a great way to drastically improve the quality!


FLASH ~90 EURO

Ok, original speedlites (flashes) are great, but can be expensive, so I would personally recommend this 3rd part alternative. Yongnuo YN-568EX II.


Eternal HDD ~100 EURO

Taking pictures takes up a lot of room, so any extra breathing room is welcome! I use the Western Digital My Passport Ultra all the time with no issues. There are many alternatives. For more ideas, please check out my post on my back-up strategy!


ADOBE CC SUBSCRIPTION ~ 145 EURO

Taking the image is often the start of the journey before the final image emerges, and inbetween you need to organize and process it. For this I highly recommend Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. So, if the ‘tog of your life does not have them already, get the a years subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography bundle!


Battery Grip ~50-300 EURO

A battery grip is an extension for a 'normal' sized camera that allows you to have more batteries and can use the camera in the vertical position a lot easier. I use mine a lot for both reasons, but the 2x battery life is fantastic for safaris!


LENSES ~ 20-20,000 EURO

Ok, this is a rather large range, but is fairly accurate. Honestly, this is probably the best present for a photographer, but make sure it is the right lens for them. If you need some advice, contact me and I’ll do what I can to help!


CAMERA ~20-20,000 EURO

This is rather like the lens situation described above! So unless you know for sure they want that 7D Mark II/ 5D Mark IV, talk to them, or contact me. I’ll do my best to help!

 

 

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