2018 Gift Guide – Gift ideas for photographers

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ARTICLE – It’s Christmastime again, and time to make that shopping list. Here is a collection of great gift ideas for the photographer in your life, or maybe you are the photographer and you want to treat yourself this holiday season.

Spider SpiderPro Single Camera System V2 camera holster

Spider Holster SpiderPro V2

This holiday season, give the photographer in your life a gift that will keep on giving. Photography gear is expensive, and many photographers spend a lot of money on their equipment and sometimes neglect to invest in the important accessories needed to safeguard that equipment. This camera holster will ensure that they can walk around with their camera and lens with ease and not worry about dropping and damaging their precious gear. Securing and removing the camera and lens is quick but safe, and the entire holster is built to last.

Price: $150.00
Read our reviewSpider SpiderPro Single Camera System V2 camera holster review
Where to buy: Spider or Amazon

Canon’s new 470EX-AI flash

Canon 470EX AI Flash

Getting your camera Speedlite to give you the right lighting is always a challenge, especially when you need to bounce light off of a wall or ceiling to get the perfectly lit shot. This holiday season, give the gift of Artificial Intelligence and help your photographer to take the guessing out of their hands. This flash does it for you and intelligently moves into the right place at the right time.
Price: $349
Read our news storyCanon’s new 470EX-AI flash may be just the right solution
Where to buy: B&H Photo Video

The Yongnuo YN-14EX-C Macro Ring Flash

Yongnuo YN 14EX C Macro Ring Flash

Macro photography is a great way to enjoy photography and to take really close up detailed and interesting pictures. Maybe you know a photographer who has never tried macro photography, or maybe they are interested in this type of photography but they simply do not have the right tools. For the perfect macro shot, you need the perfect lighting. This macro flash will help to make sure that your photographer is a happy camper and that their macro shots hit the right spot every time.

Price: $99
Read our news storyThe Yongnuo YN-14EX-C Macro Ring Flash is a winner
Where to buy: Amazon

The Canon SELPHY CP1300 Compact Photo Printer

Canon Selphy CP1300

While technology has taken us all the way to digital photos on our phones and tablets, there are still many people that like to have an actual photograph in their hands. Whether your favorite photographer is an amateur, enthusiast or professional it does not matter. Give them the ability to instantly show off their skills by producing real photograph prints right on the spot. The Canon SELPHY CP1300 can do just that and more and is truly portable.

Price: $99.95
Read our news storyThe Canon SELPHY CP1300 Compact Photo Printer prints your selfies in a flash
Where to buy: Amazon

Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet

Ruggard Electronic Dry cabinet

After spending a whole lot of $$cash on expensive photography gear, where can you keep all of it safe from dust and spills and moisture, and from all of the other mishaps that can ruin your gear and your Christmas? You can put them all in a well built and attractive Dry Cabinet. Ruggard makes great and affordable dry cabinets and has a good selection of sizes to choose from to accommodate all necessary photography equipment storage needs. And, if you are not a photographer, it will work for any other gadgets you want to keep safe and dry.

Price: Starting at $149.95 (30L)
Read our news story: Protect your expensive camera gear with the Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet
Where to buy: B&H Photo Video

Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod

Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod

Photographers are always on the run, looking for the next best shot or just traveling with their gear. Usually, it takes a steady camera to get the best shot and a lightweight and compact tripod is the right gear for the job.

Price: $57.40
Read our news story: The Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod is ready to go with you everywhere
Where to buy: B&H Photo Video

Ruggard Lens Cases

Ruggard Lens Case

Whether you have an entry level lens or an expensive lens or many lenses that you have collected over time, keeping them safe from accidental mishaps and minor bumps and spills is very important. When on the go, nothing can protect your lens better than a lens case. Ruggard makes great lens cases in a variety of sizes to fit any and every lens, and the cases are easily secured and well padded. They are also designed to work with your gear belt or your gear bag.

Price: Starting at $14.99
Read our news story: Ruggard Lens Cases are built for the job!
Where to buy: B&H Photo Video

PortraitPro Photo Editing Software


No matter what level of photographer you are whether you are an enthusiast, an aspiring amateur or a professional, you are always looking to tweak your photos to take them from great to awesome. This is especially true when you take all of those family photos at those important family gatherings, and you want to capture the memories and send copies to everyone and share them on social media. PortraitPro Software makes every face and feature look just right.

Price: Starting at $44.95 for the Standard Edition
Read our review: PortraitPro 17 Studio Max photo editing software review
Where to buy: PortraitPro

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