The next holiday puts us in front of a difficult question and the agony of choice: “What to give?”. Trying to find an original idea, we start sorting through a variety of information in our heads: what our friend does, how he spends his free time — and, — Hurray! — we understand: but our friend takes pictures! And then — again a dead end: “So what can you still give the photographer?…”
So that the process of finding a gift for a photographer does not turn into torture, we offer you some ready-made ideas.
One of the most versatile photo gifts is a bag or photo backpack. Try to pick it up so that the camera with the lens fits exactly in size. As a rule, Lowepro backpacks have adjustable inner walls, so it will not be difficult to place all the necessary photo accessories and some other things. In addition to large bags, there are small but very useful cases for accessories: a set of memory cards or a lens, for example.
A tripod is a must for any photographer. Lightweight and compact Giotto’s VGRN series tripod is the perfect gift option: firstly, it is fully equipped with a ball head, a reliable bag and a set of tools, secondly, it takes up minimal space when folded, thirdly, medium and older models are easy to turn into a monopod. If the photographer is a girl, then she will be delighted with a stylish tripod in pink — yes, there are those too!
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If your friend already has a classic tripod in his arsenal, then Gorillapod with tenacious flexible legs will never be superfluous. The photographer will appreciate its functionality the first time they shoot, when it becomes possible to mount the camera or an external flash at a non-standard angle on a railing, a lamppost or a tree branch in a park. And you can try it right at the New Year’s table, capturing a collective portrait!
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The Nissin flash is great for experimenting with light outdoors and indoors. Even if a friend-photographer already has a flash, the second, or even the third, will never be superfluous. That’s because Nissin flashes are perfectly synchronized with each other and work in a group, creating spectacular surround lighting. Older models can be both master and slave (Di 866 Mk II, MG 8000 Extreme), while younger models (Di 622 Mk II, Di 466) can either be slave or work independently.
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The photographer will appreciate your attentiveness if you present an additional hand or shoulder strap — you will be remembered more than once with a kind word, using this useful accessory during long shoots. These belts help to minimize fatigue during shooting by improving ergonomics and proper load distribution.
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A great gift for a creative person is the Lensbaby Composer Pro lens. With him, photos are not just pictures, but real magic. Images shot with this lens have a spectacular flying blur around the main subject. There are also more budget options for Lensbaby — Composer, Muse, Spark. To choose a lens, it is enough to know what kind of camera your friend has (Canon, Nikon or something else).
As you can see now, there are a lot of gift options for a photographer. We are sure that our advice will help you find exactly what your friend will really like and will not gather dust on his far shelf.