Do your have a photography enthusiast in your family with a birthday in January? Or are you a little disappointed with what you got for Christmas? Use any extra cash you have left over to buy some gifts that are tailored to those who love photography.
Here’s just a handful of what’s up for grabs!
If you spend the time and effort looking for something personalised, it always shows the recipient that you’ve put thought into the gift. This personalised leather strap from Etsy for your camera is a great choice and surprisingly inexpensive. Made from cowhide leather.
Another great gift – for yourself or others – is a magazine subscription to a magazine specifically for photography. Once such magazine is Amateur Photographer, a bi-monthly specialist magazine packed with tips and training on how to develop your craft.
Got an iPhone? Or have a snap-happy friend who does? This 4-in-1 telescopic lens turns your smartphone into a camera that can produce 12 times zoom! The ‘4-in-1’ includes a telephoto lens with manual focus ring, fisheye lens, macro lens and wide angle lens.
A practical but perfect present for those who need all the space they can get. You’re your failed attempts at the perfect shot could be turned into beautiful canvas prints for friends and family. External hard drives come in a selection of sizes but 1TB should be more than enough to store all of your snaps.
A great photography-inspired watch. The F-Stop watch measures time by aperture. Confusing at first but sure to bring a smile to you or your recipient’s face! Nuku has a F-Stop watch that measures aperture, light and the lens.
These adorable little USB sticks are such a lovely present. Giving 8GB of storage, you simply pull out the lens (USB) from the Nikon-shaped camera (base) and away you go…
In nearly every post we write on Parrot Print, there is a mention about the importance of light. Having the right setting on your camera is half of the battle, but you also need to make the most of the natural light around you, as well as giving it a helping hand. Light reflectors are ideal for this and an excellent gift for photographers. This 5-in-1 collapsible multi-disc light reflector set is a great place to start.
The reflector comes with five different reflective surfaces – gold, silver, white, black and soft light – used to fill in, reflect, diffuse, absorb or soften the light. Lots to play around with!
Be sure to also read our blog post on celebrating your home town in your next photography project, as well as our great post on the comparison between the camera on the iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8.