The holiday season is around the corner so here’s my list of the best gifts for photographers. This gift guide is perfect whether you are hoping to find the perfect present for a photography enthusiast or professional wedding photographer. From stocking stuffers to coveted mirrorless cameras these are the fan favorites from those in the industry.
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STOCKING STUFFER GIFTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
PELICAN MEMORY CARD CASE
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
CUTE GIFT IDEAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS UNDER $30
Strata Camera Lens Travel Coffee Mug 13.5 Oz (2 Lids & Spoon)
Chasing Y Camera Lens Travel Mug 13.5 oz (you take off lid to sip)
Winter Camera Gloves With Exposed Thumb & Index Finger
Melsy Illustrations Picture Perfect Print
Clear Umbrellas (for those rainy weddings or engagement sessions)
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN YOUR LIFE UNDER $50
Pelican Memory Card Case
BEST CHRISTMAS IDEAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS UNDER $200
Chasing Stone Styling Mat– Perfect for those gorgeous flat lay photos and detail shots on a wedding day. I own the one in Santorini!
WolfWise Portable Pop Up
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7+ Camera (remember to get the film sold separately)
Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera (remember to get the film sold separately)
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1
MIRRORLESS CAMERAS FOR THE ASPIRING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
I recommend only making this type of purchase if the receiver has already let you know which one is their favorite! If you want to gift someone a professional camera but it’s just out of budget then I recommend giving them a gift card to rent a camera for a few days at your local camera store or an online website like Lens Rentals. I definitely recommend getting a mirrorless camera though over a DSLR. Mirrorless cameras are what most photographers are upgrading their systems too and a lot of brands have stopped making DSLR products. You can also get used items from reputable websites like KEH photo.
SONY MIRRORLESS CAMERAS & LENS
SONY A7IV- I own this camera now which replaced my Nikon D810
SONY 50MM 1.2 – I own this one (they also have a 1.4 and 1.8 version)
SONY 85MM 1.4 (they also have a 1.8 version)
SONY 70-200MM 2.8 II
SONY 24-70MM 2.8 II
CANON MIRRORLESS CAMERAS & LENS
CANON R5 (BODY ONLY)
CANON R6 (BODY ONLY)
CANON 50MM 1.2
CANON 24-70MM 2.8
CANON 70-200MM 2.8
TWO CAMERA HARNESS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
HoldFast Gear Moneymaker Bridle Skinny 2 Camera Harness (Chestnut, Small) I own this one!
HoldFast Gear Moneymaker Bridle Skinny 2 Camera Harness (Chestnut, Medium)
HoldFast Gear Money Maker Bridle Skinny 2 Camera Harness (Tan, Medium)
HoldFast MoneyMaker Original Leather Camera Harness All Options
HoldFast Skinny MoneyMaker Thin Leather Camera Harness All Options
BLACKRAPID Double Breathe Camera Harness, Trusted Design For One Or Two SLR, DSLR, Mirrorless Cameras
CAMERA BAGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Think Tank Airport International V3 Carry On I use this on wedding days and when I’m traveling! It’s my favorite rolling suitcase bag (so many of my friends have this one too!)
Kamrette Black Lyra Backpack I use this for all my couple sessions when I don’t need to bring lighting gear. I get so many compliments on it!
House of Flynn Camera Bags
TRIPODS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod (if you need something super light)
Peak Design Travel Tripod (5 Section Aluminum Camera Tripod)
BEST BUSINESS BOOKS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER STARTING THEIR BUSINESS
BUILDING A STORYBRAND BY DONALD MILLER
START WITH WHY BY SIMON SINEK
THE E-MYTH REVISITED BY MICHAEL E. GERBER
SELF CARE GIFTS FOR THE BUSY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Your fellow professional photographer probably just wrapped a very busy season right before the holidays. Give them some gifts for self care as they rejuvenate from a busy year!
Cozy Earth Pjs You get a $50 gift card on your first order-no minimum purchase is required! I own the Women’s Stetch Knit Short Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set (plus their pj pants too)
Get a giftcard to a local spa to get a massage, facial, or nails done