15 Creative Gifts for Photographers
With the holidays right around the corner, finding that unique gift for a loved one can sometimes be slightly more of a challenge than you first expected. But if said loved one happens to be a photographer, then you’re in just the right place.
We’ve compiled a concise list of perfect photography presents which are sure to put a smile on their face. So sit back, relax, and start scrolling…
Gifts for Photographers
- A DSLR camera
Photographers of all levels agree that they can never have too many cameras in their collection. It’s always best to check what’s on their to-buy list, but we have a couple of options which are already proving popular in the photography world. For students and those at a beginner level, the Canon EOS 750D DSLR ticks all the boxes. The rotating touchscreen LCD allows the user to focus easily and is great for video recording. If you’re buying for someone who’s more advanced or a professional, the Sony A7R II has a large megapixel count and the ability to record video in 4k. This award winning camera is just what their photography kit needs.
- A camera lens
“I have too many camera lenses!” said no photographer, ever. The Sigma 50-100 F1.8 is a great starter telephoto lens for students and beginners, and is compatible with the Canon EOS 750D mentioned before. For those who are more advanced, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM would be a welcome addition to any professional photographer’s kit if they gravitate towards Canon cameras.
- A Photoshop keyboard cover
We get it. There’s a lot to Photoshop and sometimes you need a reminder of those handy keyboard shortcut. So, spend more time creating masterpieces rather than memorising shortcuts, with this helpful Photoshop keyboard cover.
- A large capacity hard drive
It may look like a small brick, but a large capacity hard drive – like this Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive – is a lifeline to a photographer. Instead of saving their photography on multiple hard drives or clouds, this should hold the majority, if not all, of their work. Plus, they can now take their portfolio with them wherever they go!
- A double camera strap
You may often see a photographer brandishing multiple cameras at a time, especially if they’re a pro. A double camera strap is a double win as it saves aching shoulders as well as accidental camera drops.
- A fun lens cap
Have you noticed that all cameras look the same from a distance? Make theirs stand out from the crowd by adding a quirky flare to their favourite camera with these fun foodie lens caps.
- A Lightning to SD Card reader
This nifty little bit of kit allows photographers to download photos and videos from their SD card onto their iPad or iPhone. While it might seem like a mere white cord to some, it’s actually pretty brilliant for photographers on the go who only have access to their phone or tablet.
- A waterproof camera bag
Did you know that a backpack is the best way to transport a photography kit? This camera backpack is a photographer’s life saver. It’s waterproof and shock absorbent, so there’s no need to worry when they have an accidental bump or two.
- A photography coffee table book
If the photographer in your life has all the kit and accessories they need, one fail-safe gift is an inspirational photography book. The new Planet Earth II by Stephen Moss is jam packed full of some truly beautiful photography, which will be poured over for hours and hours. Who knows? It might even inspire a photography trip around the world…
- An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription
Let them turn their work into something amazing with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Whether they’re a beginner or a pro, the possibilities are endless with the latest versions of Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC and 8 mobile apps and services. It’s everything they’ll need, all in one place.
- A waterproof DSLR camera case
Do they live in a wet and windy corner of the world? Or are they embarking on an adventure to Victoria Falls? Either way, water + camera = not exactly a match made in heaven. Help them protect their kit with a waterproof camera case. Now they can take the world by storm (quite literally).
- A high capacity SD memory card
Give them the option of snapping away without worrying about running out of memory space! This 512GB SD Card will hold all the photos they can take in a couple of hours, and then some.
- A camera lens coffee cup
Early morning photo shoots just became more bearable with the novelty coffee mug. Not only does it look scarily like the real thing, but the lens cap doubles up as a biscuit holder… Crumbs!
- A Blurb photography book
Take the creative route yourself, sharing your best photos together with a professional-quality printed book from Blurb. With Adobe Lightroom integration, it’s so easy to share your memories in a beautiful format.
- A homemade card
There’s nothing more personal than giving someone a unique card you’ve made yourself. Adobe Stock makes the process ridiculously easy; the templates can be used with Photoshop or Illustrator to help you create something truly special.