For professionals and amateurs, for those who only take pictures, and for those who lead social networks to boot. Gift options for any wallet for the New Year 2022.
The perfect gift for a content photographer friend. This is a mini studio with built-in lighting that can even be charged from a computer or power bank.
Comes with two backdrops: black and white. The design of the cube is compact and foldable, so it is convenient to take it with you.
A great gift not only for the photographer, but also for each of us. A device that will save in an emergency.
For example, the 10000 mAh HIPER SN10000 external battery is small in size, so it can even fit in a small handbag or pocket, but with enough charge. It looks stylish, there is a charge indicator — you will always know exactly how many recharges it will last.
The battery from Xiaomi Redmi provides a large capacity — 20000 mAh, as well as two USB‑A, Micro-USB, Type‑C connectors. This battery has built-in protection against short circuits, surges and power surges, it fights well with overcharging and overheating. Low price without sacrificing quality.
This device is very useful in both photo and video shooting.
Is your professional friend in need of a reliable device? Consider the Feiyu AK2000C professional triaxial gimbal. Lightweight and compact, it is easy and convenient to use with various cameras.
Suitable for long exposure time-lapse photography, vlogs, and portrait photography.
Or does your friend often take pictures with his phone? Surely he will need an electronic stabilizer for a smartphone, for example, from Hohem iSteadyQ. The stabilizer includes a 360-degree rotation option, as well as a remote control and a tripod — the shots are excellent even when shooting independently.
Is your photographer friend a child photographer? A very cute and inexpensive gift — a toy for the lens. It is often difficult to capture the attention and gaze of young models during a photo shoot. So it is a useful tool for working with children. By the way, the attention of pets also attracts.
And if you or your friend are connoisseurs of DIY gifts, there is a video on YouTube on how to make a similar toy on the lens yourself. In case you need a specific doll (for example, Spiderman or the Hulk), but you do not want to spend time on sewing, then on the Internet you can now find services for making such toys to order.
Books for photographers
If you know for sure that your friend loves to read and wants to improve their photography skills, the book will be a great gift.
It can be either a book about the history of photography and famous photographers, or any gift edition.
For example, the book “Legendary Photographers of Our Time and Their Masterpieces” by author Laura Magni will not only expand knowledge in this area, but also motivate you to great achievements.
Does your friend specialize in a particular area of photography? There are books for such a case, for example, “The Practice of Wedding Photography” by Roberto Valenzuela, winner of international photography awards.
Another version of the book for the photographer is “Save the cat! And Other Scripting Secrets by Blake Snyder.
“Why would a photographer need a book on screenwriting?” you ask. This book will be very useful to your photographer friend, who is also active in social networks, for example, Instagram. Through this book, he learns more about the laws of drama that will come in handy when blogging to win over an audience, especially when shooting stories.
Laptop light kit
A gift for bloggers and those who care about holding cool video conferences. Consider, for example, the Raylab RL-LED10 Kit 3200–6500K.
This set consists of a lighting lamp and color filters. You can smoothly change the power and temperature of the lighting to create the perfect picture. With a built-in battery, the device can work from 2 to 15 hours.
Another set that is suitable for bloggers and those who shoot on the phone. The Raylab Blogger Kit also includes a light and color filters, but instead of a bracket, it comes with a tripod with flexible legs, which can not only be placed on the ground, but also hooked to other surfaces: a pipe, a chair, etc.
Ideal as a gift for those who like to shoot at home and want to create a cozy home studio. Raylab Arctic white paper backdrop for aesthetic minimalist footage and more.
And the Raylab RL-BC01 green background for those who want to experiment with chroma key.
Note. The stand is not included.
Setting the background
We continue to create a home studio. The background, of course, can be tried to install in different ways: hang it on a closet or door, or try to fix it with tape. But it is most convenient to purchase a background setting system.
The Raylab B2030E backdrop mounting system is suitable for fabric and other light backdrops up to 3kg. The maximum height is 1.9 meters, so this system is definitely well suited for home photo shoots.
The kit consists of two racks, a sliding crossbar and a bag, so it is convenient to carry the system with you even to nature.
Be sure to pay attention to the maximum possible load of the racks.
As a professional photographer, it is important to be different and have a personal style. Give your friend an unusual camera strap.
For example, here are two belts with drawings — with abstraction and geometry — shown in the photo below, cost around 450 rubles. Both are suitable for all brands of digital SLR cameras.
A useful tool, especially for those who make vlogs.
The Boya BY-M1 lavalier microphone provides high-quality sound recording at an affordable price. You can use it to record sound on both your camera and your smartphone.
Also included is a foam pad that protects against wind, interference and extraneous sounds. The buttonhole is convenient to store and move, as the set also includes a cover.
A memory card is never superfluous: useful to a friend whose memory cards are always full, or to always have a spare with him.
Which one to choose? It depends on the budget, the required speed, the amount of memory and some other parameters. In this guide, we just analyze all the characteristics of memory cards.
For example, a 64 GB memory card from SanDisk is an excellent combination of price and quality. For Rs.
This card has stood the test of working in harsh environments. When you purchase as a bonus, you get software that recovers accidentally deleted photos.
Great for shooting in 4K.
Case for memory cards
A gift for those who like to always keep things in order.
JJC Memory Card Waterproof Case holds 12 SD cards and 6 micro SD cards.
For the pros, the Lowepro GearUp Memory Wallet 20 is a reliable and roomy case. You can put up to 12 CF or XQD memory cards and 8 SD cards there. Made from durable water repellent nylon.
More compact and less expensive is the £630 Fujimi FJ-TRVLR case, which is not inferior in terms of capacity: here you can put 12 micro SD cards, 8 SD cards and 4 CF cards.
Each case is perfect for travel to protect your memory cards from external threats: dust, moisture and accidental bumps and drops.
Suitable for shooting tik-tok and rils, especially for those who blog about makeup: the ring light creates a very beautiful highlight in the pupils of the eyes.
This ring light is lightweight and portable and comes with a phone holder. Can be charged even from a computer, power bank or power adapter.
For those who are ready to shoot in any weather conditions.
These gloves from Redline keep your hands warm when you’re shooting in the cold season. They do not need to be removed every time, because a special material is applied to the fingertips, which allows you to control the touch screen of the phone and camera.
Bag for the camera
A useful accessory, especially for those who are often on the road or prefer street shooting.
For example, an Andoer bag will hold one DSLR, 2 lenses and accessories. But that’s not all: it also has 2 side pockets, 1 front zipped pocket and 2 inside pockets, which are convenient for storing small items: phone, external battery, memory cards and so on.
A little unexpected, but useful and interesting gift.
The LED lamp with remote control is great for studio lighting.
The Falcon Eyes lamp allows you to change the brightness of the lighting in five steps, and most importantly — change colors: the gamut offers 5 shades of red ®, green (G) and blue (B) colors.
The standard base is suitable for any conventional fixtures, even in your home. This is a good way to enliven the interior of the room and create the right atmosphere.
The remote control requires a CR2025 battery, which is included.
Useful little things
The lens cap holder makes a useful gift for a friend who always loses everything.
The JJC L‑S2 holder is a universal holder that is attached with a plastic tip to the lens cap, thanks to the adhesive layer, and with a special rubber band, to the lens itself. Every time your friend removes the lens cap, he will know for sure that it will not get lost anywhere.
Another inexpensive gift option. The white balance map is a useful tool for any photographer. It consists of three spectrally neutral maps and helps to fine-tune the balance of digital colors.
For neat people
The blower FJC‑1 is used to remove dust particles from the surface and inside of the camera body. It will also be useful for cleaning other small mechanisms such as watches and microelectronics.
And the lens cleaning pen helps remove dust, lint, fingerprints and smudges from lenses. The tool consists of a brush on one side and a special self-filling platform on the other.