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It is that time of year again! Looking to find something for that special someone on your list. If your list contains a budding or seasoned photographer, take a look at some of the gift ideas that are on my wish list this year:
#1 – Camera Cleaning Kit: I have been meaning to get a cleaning kit for my camera for awhile now. I have a nice camera and want to keep it that way for a long, long time. I found a kit on Amazon that looks like it has everything I would need to keep my camera going.
Product: Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit
#2 – Camera Bag: One of my biggest fears is that when I am out with my camera it will start raining. I would hate for my camera to get ruined due to a sudden downpour. I live in Colorado, and weather changes are quite common. I found a camera bag that is waterproof, and has compartments in it for all my camera gear. It is a handy backpack design, so you could probably carry quite a bit in it.
Product: Beschoi DSLR Camera Backback Waterproof
#3 – Camera animal for kiddos: I have a little one, and it can be hard to get him to look at the camera some of the times (ok, most of the time). I had seen professional photographers use stuffed animals to get children to look at the lens. This one is a stuffed animal designed to fit on the camera, which is a clever idea. It prevents the need to glue or attach a stuffed animal to your camera, and can keep the hands free if you just hold the stuffed animal. I would be very interested to see if it would hold the interest of my little one.
Product: Shutter Huggers Monkey Shutter Hugger
#4 – Crystal Ball: I have seen some clever photos taken with a crystal ball. This would be one of those novelty items, good for the photographer who seems to have everything else!
Product: JIHUI Photograph Crystal Ball Sphere
#5 – Photo Shoot Box: If I don’t buy one of these, I am probably going to try making my own. 🙂 With stock photography, I have been trying to get more “product shots.” These can be hard without good lighting, and Shutterstock has rejected quite a few of my shots due to poor lighting and excessive grain. This particular model has a few different backdrops, plus has a small tripod for smartphones. It is portable, and pops up and down for easy storage. It looks like a perfect way to start trying still shots!
Product: EMART 14″ x 16″ Photography Table Top Light Box
#6 – Photo Journal: I found this intriguing photo journal on Amazon. From what I can tell it has a lot of interesting ideas and prompts in it. It would be a fun thing to work at over the course of a couple months or a year.
Product: Use this if you want to take Great Photographs: A Photo Journal
I hope some of these ideas will help you when you are shopping for your own shutter bug. <3