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The 10 Best Gifts for Your Favorite Photographer

The best gifts for your favorite photographer will bring out their creative personality, help them expand their portfolio, and get them excited for their next photoshoot.

By Morgan E. WestlingPublished 5 years ago 5 min read

Have you ever seen a professional photographer when they are pulling up to a shoot? As soon as they open up their car, they have more gear falling out of it than a clown car has clowns. Then when they actually get to work? If you don't already know, photographers love talking about all the different shots, methods, and editing tricks they are going to use to make the shoot absolutely perfect. Most of us don't share this sentiment. We just want the shot to look good. What we don't realize though, is that this is the perfect opportunity for truly getting to know the photographer in our lives. Trust me, come around their birthdays or Christmastime, you're going to be kicking yourself for not already stocking up on gifts for your favorite photographer.

This 8GB Nikon Camera Bag Shaped USB Flash Memory Card is one of the smaller and more affordable gifts for your favorite photographer that you can buy on Amazon. This USB flash drive will allow photographers to keep their photos in one place, and because this flash drive is shaped like a camera, they will always know that it is designated for their photography work.

This is a beautiful coffee mug with flowers and a camera painted on its side. This is one of the best gifts for your favorite photographer because most artists like to drink coffee or tea. This camera coffee mug will be a great way to portray their passion on the mug they drink from every day. Even if the photographers in your life don’t drink coffee, this decorative mug can be used as decor in a bedroom or office.

Here is another coffee mug gift idea, only this one is shaped like a large camera lens with lens cap and all. This is a great, portable gift for your favorite photographer, and the kit includes both a sealed and retractable lid, the thermos style mug, and a stirring spoon. It is designed for the purpose of keeping your drinks both hot or cold for long periods, but that's not to say that this coffee mug won't also look very decorative on a desk holding pens and other knickknacks.

This XQD/SD Sony card reader is one of the best and most useful gifts you can get for your favorite photographer. Card readers are something every photographer needs, and they work with most DSLR cameras. This will allow your photo loving friends to easily upload their amazing photos to their computer and store them in a safe place. The fact that it reads both XQD and SD cards also makes it a very helpful addition to any photographer's bag.

The PRINTOMATIC digital instant print camera is a fun little gift for your favorite photographer, which they can use whenever they want to experiment with instant film or just feel like messing around. There’s nothing more satisfying than taking a picture and being able to print it out immediately and share it with others. This is a great gift for any of your friends who might be beginning their photography career and just want to see what it’s like to work with an easy-to-use camera.

The Joby GorillaPod Tripod is a very useful accessory for any of the photographers in your life, as well as serving as one of the best tripods for traveling with its flexible nature. This tripod will allow you to take pictures of any number of things from new and exciting angles. The top swivels at 360 degrees, and it has a quick release clip on it to allow you to move fast with snapshots on the go. This gift is sure to expand your favorite photographer's portfolio in any number of ways.

This macro lens by CanonEF is a truly special gift for your favorite photographer. This is something that will change the way they shoot photos, and may possibly expand their career opportunities. By giving this macro lens as a gift, you’re showing your photographer friend that you believe in them and their dreams. This is a very expensive gift idea, so it will be sure to be well-received, and is perfect for those "special occasion" moments.

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most well known portrait photographers in the world, known for her massive range when it comes to contemporary culture. This book is one of the best photography books for beginners, serving as a great teaching tool for your favorite photographer. It will undoubtedly provide them the opportunity to learn new skills, as well as being a significant source of inspiration for years to come.

One of the best accessories every photographer needs is a nice backpack to hold their camera gear. This bay backpack is specifically made for cameras, holding DSLR cameras and up to seven lenses. It can also hold large laptops, protecting them for when the photographer in your life is on the move. It may be something your friend already has, but this one may just be the upgrade they are looking for to consolidate all of their tools.

This beautiful white woven camera strap works with all DSLR cameras. Whether they have a mirrorless camera, a camera with an LCD screen, or a more simple camera, you won’t have to stress over the details when you buy this gift for them. A camera strap is simple, and yet it is something useful that you can be sure they will love.

All of these toys and accessories are the perfect gifts for your favorite photographer. Each one will bring out their personality, and help their career or hobby flourish.

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Morgan E. Westling

Avid Reader, Freelance Writer/Editor, and Lifestyle Blogger

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