Find the perfect gift for your photographer friend or relative with this list of incredibly useful photography accessories. Whatever your budget, and whether you’re buying a gift for a birthday, Christmas or any another special occasion, find the ideal gifts for photographers here…
Gifts for photographers…
Here are 10 great gift ideas for photographers to suit every budget. All ideas are useful to photographers and are universal so they aren’t specific to a single camera model or camera manufacturer. To take a look at the best accessories for the Fujifilm X100V click here.
The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing (for Adobe Photoshop & Affinity Photo) £19
Improve your photo editing in Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo with this complete photo editing guide photographers of all levels. Photo editing is a vital part of the image-making process. Just as darkroom techniques were important skills to learn in the days of film, a clear understanding of post-processing is now key to getting the most out of your digital pictures. Easy to follow and accessible for readers of all levels of knowledge, The Digital Darkroom is the definitive guide to post-processing for users of Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo.
To find out more about The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing on Amazon click here
Selens 5-in-1 80x120cm Oval Reflector with Handle £22
Reflectors are incredibly useful and ever photographer needs a few different sizes for different situations. The Selens 5-in-1 80x120cm Oval Reflector is a versatile option featuring handles at each end and one side to make it comfortable and easy to hold. The Selens reflector features white, black, silver and gold covers, as well as the translucent inner section that can be used as a scrim to soften harsh sunlight or to use as a diffuser with flash in the studio. It’s also available in five sizes so you can select the one that’s the perfect size for your photographic needs.
To find out more about the Selens 5-in-1 80x120cm Oval Reflector on Amazon click here
Movo CRC23 Storm Raincover Protector £24
Many cameras and lenses these days offer some degree of weather-proofing, but not all do so having a rain cover for you camera can be invaluable for keeping your kit safe and dry. Plus, even if your camera is weather resistant, keeping it dry means you won’t need to dry it before you put it bak in your camera bag. The Movo CRC23 Storm Raincover Protector is a cost-effective option available in small and medium sizes with a Velcro fastener at the bottom so that the cover can offer maximum protection when the camera mounted on a tripod.
To find out more about the Movo CRC23 Storm Raincover Protector on Amazon click here
Lexar Professional 1667x 64GB SDXC UHS-II Card £25
You can never have too many memory cards, and the fast Lexar Professional 1667x 64GB SDXC UHS-II provides fast read times of up to 250MB/s (1667x). This is ideal when shooting with high-resolution cameras, shooting in bursts and capturing HD and 4K video. The Lexar Professional 1667x is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.
To find out more about the Lexar Professional 1667x 64GB SDXC Card on Amazon click here
Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit £27
The Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning kit contains everything you need to keep you lenses clean and comes from a company you can trust. It contains an air blower, a dust brush to remove the finer particles, a microfibre cloth, lens cleaning solution and 10 moist cleaning wipes to keep in your pocket. All this comes in a handy carry case.
To find out more about the Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit on Amazon click here
3 Legged Thing Ellie Universal L-Bracket from £59
The 3 Legged Thing Ellie Universal L-Bracket is an Arca Swiss compatible bracket that allows you to mount your camera on a tripod in both landscape and portrait orientations. Available in two colours – silver and copper – and in standard and short lengths, this is a highly versatile bracket. The great thing about a universal L-bracket is that you can use it with multiple cameras and it will also remain compatible with new cameras when you upgrade.
To find out more about the 3 Legged Thing Ellie Universal L-Bracket on Amazon click here
Joby JB01508-BWW GorillaPod 5K Kit £122
The Joby GorillaPod 5K Kit is the company’s most robust model capable of supporting cameras and lenses weighing up to 5kg. The legs can be used like a standard tripod or wrapped around objects to achieve interesting camera angles. The ball head head is Arca Swiss compatible and pans 360° with a secondary knob to lock the pan. The GorillaPod 5K Kit is compatible with Joby pro-level accessories, including grip tight pro mounts, GorillaPod arms and hub adapter that allow for mounting GoPro adapters, flash clips, lighting and microphones. What’s more, it only weighs 725g.
To find out more about the Joby JB01508-BWW GorillaPod 5K Kit on Amazon click here
Datacolor SpyderX Pro £149
It doesn’t matter how good your photography is if your monitor isn’t displaying colour, contrast and brightness correctly. The Datacolor SpyderX Pro is an extremely fast and accurate colourimeter that will ensure that your images are displaying correctly on your screen so that you can make the correct adjustments to colour balance, brightness and contrast – a must for every photographer and designer.
To find out more about the Datacolor SpyderX Pro on Amazon click here
SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable NVMe SSD £155
For fast backup and access to images both at home and on the go, the SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable NVMe SSD is the perfect solution It’s available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and offers up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds. Plus it offers up to two-metre drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance mean this tough drive can take a beating. At 0.97 x 5.26 x 10.08 cm and weighing in at just 50g, it will fit in any pocket too. Connection is via USB-C or USB-A with the included adaptor.
To find out more about the SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable NVMe SSD on Amazon click here
X-DRAGON 200Wh 54000mAh Power Station £169
The ability to charge a laptop, camera batteries, drone batteries on location, as well as being able to run other AC powered devices is essential for photographers. The X-DRAGON Portable Generator 200Wh 54000mAh Power Station is a great option offering a 200Wh, 54000mAh capacity with 220V/200W (Peak 250W) AC Outlet and multiple ports including USB-A and USB-C. The power station also includes a built-in LED torch and can be connected to a solar charger, charged using a 12v car charger and also with the included wall charger.
To find out more about the X-DRAGON 200Wh 54000mAh Power Station on Amazon click here
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