February 14 is approaching — Valentine’s Day, and of course, on this day you always want to give your soulmate an unforgettable gift. The classic set for this day includes flowers, candies and soft toys, but for those whose loved ones are into photography and who want to really surprise them with wonderful gifts, we have selected several options that will definitely not leave any photographer indifferent.
Bag for the camera
For every photographer, convenient transportation of the camera is fundamentally important. Whether we’re going on location, on a trip, or just out and about, the camera needs to be in perfect conditions. It is water and dust resistant, and reliable shock protection, and of course, there is enough space for the camera and accessories to it.
Therefore, any photo enthusiast or professional will definitely appreciate such a gift as a camera bag.
In order to choose the right bag, it is important first of all to know what format of shooting the photographer prefers. For example, for more serious shooting, you will need a backpack where the camera, additional lenses and a tripod will fit.
An excellent option would be the Manfrotto Advanced Tri Backpack. You can fit a SLR camera, up to 6 lenses, a flash and even a laptop in this backpack. So this accessory is suitable for both travel and outdoor shooting. A separate plus is that the camera can be taken out without removing the backpack itself. The Manfrotto Advanced Tri has a tripod mount and a compartment for personal items.
The Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 is ideal for urban shooting. This bag looks completely ordinary, so in a crowd or on the street no one will ever guess that a camera is hidden inside it. In addition to the camera itself, 2–4 lenses fit into it. In addition, the bag has a special organizer compartment for your pens, notepads, smartphone, etc. However, you can use it as an ordinary bag.
Another gift that will definitely surprise your soulmate will be a studio background. There really is plenty to choose from: you can pick up backgrounds of any color and from various materials. The paper background is suitable for full-length photo shoots, the fabric background is suitable for photo portraits, and the chroma key is suitable for photos for further processing.
The Polaroid Arctic paper backdrop is perfect for studio or home use. This background is 11 meters long, which means it will last a long time and help your favorite photographer create dozens of great shots.
Muslin backdrops from Falcon Eyes can create an incredible atmosphere. With their help, you can create amazing portraits, convey mood and comfort. Such backgrounds are convenient and do not wrinkle, are washable and reusable, in addition, they have a huge selection of different textures and colors. The length of 6 meters is enough to cover both the floor and the wall, and the fabric itself is light and soft.
Chroma key backgrounds can be fabric, paper or portable. The GreenBean Twist Portable Backdrop 240 x 240 (Blue/Green) is a double-sided backdrop that’s conveniently sized for location shooting and video. It folds and does not wrinkle, so you can always take it with you.
Polaroid instant camera
Polaroid is a world-famous instant camera that helps capture the most beautiful moments of our lives. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the fact that such a camera can become an unforgettable gift.
Polaroid Snap and Polaroid Snap Touch are cutting-edge series of instant cameras.
Polaroid Snap is a simpler model that has a 10MP matrix resolution. Thanks to special ZINK technology, photos are printed without the use of ink in a matter of seconds. To store photos on the camera itself, you can use a microSD memory card up to 32GB. You can set the timer, continuous shooting mode and use shooting scenarios. All this in a small body of a compact device with a stylish design.
The Polaroid Snap Touch camera has a 13MP matrix resolution and is capable of printing 50x75mm images. In addition, there is a convenient touch screen on the back of the case, where you can view frames both in the process of shooting and when ready. If you use Snap Touch without a printer, it functions like a regular digital camera, but it can bring a lot of fun and capture many great moments.
For a reporter photographer or vlogger, there is no better and more useful gift than a monopod. Take photos from above, at a distance and save the camera from unnecessary shaking — this is exactly what the monopod is responsible for. As a gift, you can choose either a stable monopod with legs, or just a “leg”.
Sirui is one of the most famous manufacturers of camera accessories, including tripods and monopods. Therefore, it is in their model line that you will surely be able to pick up a high-quality and useful photo gift. Sirui’s products are created using state of the art technology and have received the best reviews from many eminent photographers.
Monopod Sirui P‑324S is a transformer. It comes with three stable legs and can double as a tabletop tripod, but the legs can also be detached to give you just a handy monopod.
Sirui P‑324S can withstand up to 10 kg and has a minimum working height of 72.5 cm and a maximum of 175 cm, and it weighs only 1.3 kg.
Monopod Sirui P‑324S is made of durable eight-layer fiber carbon. It withstands all weather conditions, and the material provides lightness and durability.
Reflectors 7 in 1
For shooting in the studio and on the street, there is no more indispensable accessory than a reflector, so such a gift will always be useful for a photographer. The reflector is used to create soft light and shadows on the model’s face or object. Various types of reflectors are used in photography: silver, gold, black, white, etc. Each of them performs a separate function and each has its own time and place. However, on the street, shooting weddings and other events, or in the studio, it is not uncommon for a photographer to take several reflectors with them.
In this case, a handy 7‑in‑1 portable reflector is the best solution. Falcon Eyes CRK7-32 is a reflector that includes seven coatings.
- white reflective
- white translucent
- silver and gold stripes
The reflector has a working diameter of 106 cm, and when folded — only 40 cm. The kit includes a special bag and a hoop with diffusing fabric.
Give your photographer a 7‑in‑1 reflector and their daily work will be much easier!
Of course, if you are looking for the perfect gift, but you just can’t find something suitable, you can purchase a certificate from the Fotosklad.ru store. Among the huge selection of photographic equipment and accessories, every photographer will find something to their liking, and you will be able to make a gift that will really please.
And we can only wish a happy Valentine’s Day to you and your soulmate!