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Great gift ideas for photographers and photography lovers

Updated on December 11, 2017

Buying gifts can be tough! Whether its for a birthday, Christmas, an anniversary or just because you want to, finding the right gift for your loved one is important. Finding the perfect present, that they will simply love, requires a bit of time and detective work on your behalf.

Well if your looking for a gift for a photographer, amateur photographer or camera fanatic then this gift list might make you life a little easier. I have compiled a selection of gifts which would be great for any photography fan. Obviously a camera itself is pretty pricy and photography fans can be very picky about the cameras they use, so these are great accessories that all levels of photographer can use. Plus most are brand free so work with any type of camera. They range from budget items to much higher end camera equipment, to cover all types of budgets.

Eye-fi Card
Eye-fi Card | Source

1. Eye-fi Card

Its no ordinary memory card. This little beauty will transfer images wirelesly to your laptop, ipad, iphone and android device as you shoot. There is no need for expensive devices or long cables, Eye-fi creates its own wireless network and can also upload you your favourite social network sites when you reach a wifi hotspot

Gorilla Pod
Gorilla Pod | Source

2. Gorilla Pod

When carrying round a big tripod is more of a hinderance than a help, Gorilla Pod is the answer. Built to wrap around and grip on to almost anything, its extremely versatile

Honeycomb Speed Grid for Camera Flash
Honeycomb Speed Grid for Camera Flash | Source

3. Flash Speed Grid

This is a simple little add on for any flash unit. It focuses light into a tight spot like pattern, great for creative lighting situations. Compatible with pretty much every type of flash, so should work for most people.

Hoya Lens Protector
Hoya Lens Protector | Source

4. Hoya Lens Protector

No-one wants to scratch their pride and joy, especially the front of the lens, so a lens protector is a cost effective way of preventing damage. Check what diameter you need first, but a vast range of sizes are catered for. There are cheaper alternatives to Hoya, but their quality is second to none.

Camera Lens Cleaning Tissues
Camera Lens Cleaning Tissues | Source

5. Lens cleaning tissues

Cleaning camera lenses and view finders can be tricky, most tissues and clothes leave a residue or more fibres. Lens Cleaning Tissues are soft and lint free and does exactly what you need it to do.

Nikon 50mm Lens
Nikon 50mm Lens | Source

6. 50mm Lenses

These fixed length lenses are perfect for creating blurry background and for use in low light photographs. At the lower end of lens price points they produce very pleasing results and are commonly used for portraits for their sharp focus.

Nikon Speedlight Flash
Nikon Speedlight Flash | Source

7. A Flash

Sometimes the built in flash just isn't powerful enough, and its time to upgrade to a mounted flash. Prices can start from as little as £86.99 for the Nikon SB400 and £118.47 for the Canon equivalent EOS speedlite 270EXII, up as far as £318.99 for the Nikon SB-910 and a colossal £519.99 for the Canon 600EX-RT

Lowepro Flipside 200 Backpack
Lowepro Flipside 200 Backpack | Source

8. Lowepro Flipside Camera Bag

This bag is perfect for keeping all your lenses and gadgets safe and secure. With three sizes available the 200,300 and 400, the bag opens from the shoulder strap side so no-one can open your bag when your focusing on capturing that all important shot.

Did you find the perfect gift?

So there you have it, the perfect set of gifts for anyone who loves photography. Bags, lenses, flash accessories, tripods and cleaning wipes - what more could you want. I will guarantee if they love photography they will love anyone of these great gifts, just check what kind of camera they have if you plan on buying a lens or flash as they are often brand compatible.

Of course there are other photography related gifts out there, but these are items real photography fans will love and find incredibly useful.

On a last note if none of these float your boat and you want to give something even cooler why not sign them u for a photography course!! They can help develop their photo skills and meet other people with a similar passion. There are tons of option out there for great courses and they range drastically in price, so look for a subject you think they'll enjoy, whether thats birds, babies, weddings, landscapes or something else, and their sure to have a great time.


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    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Yep I think I've covered all bases there!

    • maheshpatwal profile image


      6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Superb list of gifts which i think all photographers would love to receive. Every photographers delight i must say.

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Lol, thats what boyfriends are for isnt it!

    • Weekend Hobbyist profile image

      Weekend Hobbyist 

      6 years ago

      Great post. My girlfriend is into photography and she got the lowepro bag, unfortunately it seems like it was more of a gift for myself because I ended up carrying it while we travel. Great post! Thanks!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Well the hubby is a photography fanatic so he helped me compile it. He has literally had all of these at some point in the last 3 years! I just figured it would make peoples lives easier to have some sort ideas based on hobbies. I'll be doing a few more over the next few weeks to

    • TToombs08 profile image

      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Daisy, this is a great compilation of gifts for photographers. I would drool on any of these if I got them for a special occasion. Great job. :)

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      6 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you for sharing this useful information.


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