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Everything you need for a Photography Geek.

Updated on February 22, 2017

Unique Ideas for Photographers both practical and unique.

Photography gifts aren't easy to find and with today's fast advancing technological and photographic trends, it gets even harder. This lens is an intended guide to the latest and most original gadgets available for photographers today.

If you're felling a little low on creativity it can also serve as a great source of ideas for your next photo shoot. For example, the smoke drops kit may inspire you to take some awesome smoke shots and the Camalapse can even get you started in timelapse photography.

An all around unique collection of trendy products that has been compiled by both amateurs and professionals alike and based on the opinions of 150 photography friends and myself. The most unusual and appealing gifts that anyone would be proud to have.

Hope this makes your gift-giving a little easier and who knows, maybe even provide some refreshing creative ideas along the way! Enjoy your read and if you like this collection please leave a comment or two at the bottom of the page as your feedback is always appreciated. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Photojojo

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Have you seen Film Roll Salt and Pepper Shakers?

If you're looking for an unusual but practical photographer's gift thesefilm roll salt and pepper shakers are just the thing.

Here's an unusual and practical gift I bet you haven't seen these before. A unique gift these salt and pepper shakers will be the talk of the town! They look just like old film canisters and are made of sturdy plastic. Conveniently labeled "Salt" and "Pepper" these will add a fun and unique touch to the table! Gift them to that special photographer who has everything! Well not everything. I bet they don't have these!

Notice how well the colorful shakers add spice to your table decor!

A beautiful set and centerpiece for entertaining guests or just showing off.

Photo Credit: Photojojo

Express the photographer in you with these delightful show pieces!

Cool Film Canister Paper Towel Holders

These Cool Film Canister Paper Towel Holders are the perfect match for the film roll salt and pepper shakers shown above.

Dispenser Storage Box for Tissue Toilet Roll Holder

A delightful addition to the Film Roll Salt and Pepper Shakers seen above! You can theme your photographer's house with these matching film roll canisters. And each canister really holds a standard roll of toilet tissue! Their water-resistant and colorful new design make them a delightful conversation piece in any photographer's home! Easy to use, just insert or remove the paper.

Use the unique film canister toilet paper/tissue holder to jazz up your bathroom or kitchen. Can be easily mounted onto the wall and loaded with your favorite toilet paper in just seconds. Remove the toilet paper insert and you can also use this as a tissue dispenser.
Technical Specifications:

Adds some fun to your bathroom
Holds normal size toilet paper roll
Makes a great gift for any photographer
Mounts easily and makes paper easily accessible
Package Contents: 1 x Toilet Paper/Tissue Dispenser

"The Photographer" Parastone Figurine Collector's item

This one says it all! - This Photographer Figurine truly captures the moment in the life of every photographer.

This is an elegant gift from Parastone artists Fons van Dommelen and Ed van Rosmalen, "The Photographer" Parastone Figurine is a Collector's item from the Highly Collectible "Profisti" Figurines Collection. Made of Polyresin, it's intricate detail captures the spirit of the real Photographer! Can you picture this beautiful figurine on your mantle piece or study desk? It's truly a beautiful gift for any photographer! And it comes with it's own gift box too!

The Camalapse is a Pro-quality 360° Timelapse Video Maker

The Camalapse is a Pro-quality 360° Timelapse Video Maker!

If you think time-lapse photography was difficult think again!

Ever heard of these? The Camalapse makes a useful addition to any photographer's gear! Gift that special photographer one of these and and show them how easy time lapse photography can really be! And you don't have to be a professional photographer to achieve stunning results. Now you can capture all the action with your iPhone, Tablet or point-and-shoot digital camera! The Camalapse Pro 360° enables you to take pro-quality 360° time lapse videos quick and easy with no batteries needed! Amaze your family and friends with fantastic videos of star studded skylines and more! Works with camera phones, Tablets and Point-and-Shoot-digital cameras!

Mount the Camalapse to a tripod and take it anywhere. Capture all the action at the best party ever or watch the city's skyline sparkle at night. Speed up your video on your phone with an app or your favorite desktop editor. Check out the Timelapse Tips tab above for all your timelapse video needs!

The next time someone oohs and ahhs over your panning timelapses, you can let them in on your secret ... or just point them to the nearest pet shop, and hope there's a farmers' market nearby.

  • Slow rotating stand for panning timelapses
  • Rotates 360° in 60 minutes
  • No batteries needed
  • Small, portable, mounts on a tripod
  • Camalapse holds any camera up to 5 lbs. with a tripod mount
  • Camalapse Mobile sports a clamp that holds onto phones up to 15mm thick with or without a case, (doesn't mount on a tripod)
  • Take panning timelapses anywhere

Photo Credit: Photojojo

Ercolano Music Box

Introducing the beautiful Ercolano Music Box. - It hails precious wood details and a beautifully refined front image.

It's a splendid wooden music box made of precious wood and refined detail has an 18 Note Tune! Comes in Walnut Glossy Finish 7,25x6x2,75! What makes this a delightful gift for that special photographer is the professional craftsmanship and detail in the grain. Photographers think this would make a simple but elegant gift to any household.

Pro-Grade Special Effects for photographers

Ever wonder how the professionals do it?

Smoke Drops are Pro-Grade Special Effects for photographers.

Do you know a photographer who wants to impress? Well dazzling your friends with these special effects smoke drops has never been easier! Perfect for food photographers, prop stylists and all those creative gurus out there! You won't find this product on any shelf so hurry and get yours today!

Photo Credit: Photojojo

Camera Remote

Try the isoShutter Camera Remote while on the go.

Unleash your creativity with the "isoShutter Camera Remote"!

Not only does the "isoShutter" Camera Remote act as a remote camera trigger, it's a cord/app combo that lets you control your camera's shutter with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. With 6 amazing modes: standard trigger, motion trigger, sound trigger, time-lapse, timer, and bulb you can finally let loose your photographic genius! The sound trigger fires your camera by sound! Plug the cord between your iPhone and camera, download the free app and you're good to go. It's a really useful gadget if you're in a hurry and you don't have your camera on hand.

Photo Credit: Photojojo

The Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Card

The Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Card combines practicality and efficiency in one!

Gives any Camera Wi-Fi and Geo-Location!

Great for sending photos directly to an Android Tablet or phone while "in-the-field" the Eye-Fi wirelessly transfers your photos (RAW and JPEG) and videos via Wi-Fi or via an ad hoc connection. Specs give a wireless range of 90+ feet outdoors and 45+ feet indoors! That's awfully cool and it sure comes in handy when you're shooting outdoors and don't want to miss a shot 'cause your card is full. You can just download your photos off your wireless card and keep on going.

Visual Comfort Studio 1 Light Photographers Table Lamp

Add a touch of soft lamp light to your portraits. - Makes the perfect gift when you're really stuck on what to give.

This beautiful and stylish Table Lamp from the Studio collection by Visual Comfort would tickle any photographer! Not sure just what to gift a photographer that has it all? This gift combines efficiency and style and you can't go wrong with a traditional and practical gift. Beautify your home and give that extra soft touch that lamp light gives, making portrait shots so smooth and silky.

Camera Lens Mini iPhone Speaker

On the go? Want your sound to go with you?

The Camera Lens Mini iPhone Speaker connects to your portable device.

I bet you've seen these around with the youngsters. A must-have for all Canon fans, the speaker looks just like a Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens! Comes with LED power indicator and support for Micro SD/TF card, can connect to an iPhone, iPod, mobile phone, laptop, MP3/MP4 player, CD, DVD, PSP and GPS! Enjoy up to 3 hours of play and makes a great conversation piece. You can get a real good deal on Amazon or Ebay.

Manfrotto Lino Men's PRO Photo Vest

Manfrotto Lino Men's PRO Photo Vest: among the best! - The photographer's vest is both a practical and versatile gift!

Something every photographer appreciates is a good photographer's vest and you can't get any better than this. Deck your photographer out in style and versatility with the Manfrotto Lino Men's PRO Photo Vest! This high quality product features main pockets with removable modular pocket inserts. designated epaulets to secure camera strap in place, anti-tilt securing tabs for camera strap, weight distribution system transfers weight ergonomically, integrated Micro-Fiber lens and screen cleaner, breathable Material, double pocket for pocket tripods, media card wallet, stretchable material and wind resistant! Cheaper vests just don't combine style, comfort and practicality like this Manfrotto does.

Pop-up Flash Bounce

You have to see the Pop-up Flash Bounce in action.

It's no ordinary flash diffuser!

Now this is one useful gadget and I'm sure you'll agree. Ever need that extra light in those hard to illuminate shots? Introducing the Amazing Pop-up Flash Bounce which my friends is no ordinary flash diffuser! The simple hood contains an ingenious mirror that directs the flash on your camera upwards, bouncing it off the ceiling to create even, natural light just like the pros do with their external flashes. See the example below of how the harsh light caused by the flash is beautified with the Pop-up Flash Bounce! Many a photographer would appreciate this as a gift.

Photo Credit: Photojojo

The "Into Focus" Lens Mug

The "Into Focus" Lens Mug provides quality craftsmanship with efficiency.

Fully functional lens mugs completely dishwasher safe.

As you can see from the pics these are not those cheap easily breakable plastic mugs that cost a bundle and last a day. These mugs are made out of quality dishwasher-safe ceramic with realistic details like a focus ring, f-stops and an AF switch. The best part is they are fully functional and will keep your coffee or tea nice, hot and tasty! A perfect addition to a photographer's studio or office don't you think?

Photo Credit: Photojojo

The Camera Bean Bag

The Camera Bean Bag is a useful addition to your tool kit. - No photographer would leave this behind on a road trip.

Now here's another gift idea that's an extremely useful gift especially for the outdoor photographer. Lighter and less bulky than a tripod, the Pocket Pod Camera Bean Bag is a great way to protect your camera from scratches when you have to place it on a rough surface when taking a picture outdoors or in hard to reach places. If you don't want to carry a tripod just bring along one of these! Keep the camera from scratching by placing it on the bag when on rough surfaces like stone or rock. Note that the one shown above is suitable for SMALL DSLRs and point-and-shoot digital cameras. If you would like to use it with larger DSLRs keep in mind the size. You would most likely need to order a larger size bean bag. I absolutely favorite the Camera Bean Bag as a delightful and practical gift for the outdoor photographer.

The iPhone Scuba Suit for iPhone

Underwater? The iPhone Scuba Suit keeps your iPhone and underwater shots dry and safe.

Get gorgeous underwater photos with your iPhone!

Another extremely useful tool is the iPhone Scuba Suit, your portal to taking fantastic underwater photos without fear of ruining your iPhone! The iPhone Scuba Suit is a 100% water-proof case and a liquid airtight barrier so your iPhone is perfectly safe underwater. Unlike other waterproof cases that don't work well when wet, this case has a touch-sensitive gel screen cover that makes shooting photos underwater extra easy. Great for beach, snow, pool, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, boating, hey, don't you just wish someone would give YOU one of these for a gift?

Photo Credit: Photojojo

Personalized Photo Rubik's Cube

What does a Rubik's Cube and photography have in common? A Custom Personalized Photo Rubik's Cube of course!

Combine the ever popular Rubik's Cube with photography and you've got a hit!!

Give your photographer a novelty gift! Personalize a Rubic's Cube with your own photos! Easy to personalize, just upload your photo of choice electronically and they'll do the rest! Note: A photo scanned at 300 DPI is the minimum size required for this product. For best results, a picture scanned in at 900 x 900 or 1500 x 1500 pixels is recommended.

3 Lens Shot Glasses

This Shot Glass Lens Set is made of quality ceramic.

3 Lens Shot Glasses: just like tiny lenses, perfect in every detail!

Well, these I'm sure you've seen around but with the difference in the quality of craftsmanship. For the photographer always concerned about the "perfect shot" this set of 3 Lens Shot Glasses is built of sturdy ceramic and each glass features a focus-ring and auto/manual focus switch. Tease your photographer friends with this novelty item and give the gift of a "perfect shot". You can laugh about it all day long.

Photo Credit: Photojojo


Presenting the Amazing Gorilliapod! You shouldn't be without one! - Joby's GorilliaPod is one of the most useful gifts for any photographer.

The world famous GorilliaPod is every photographer's friend especially when you can't get a tripod into tight, rugged or hard to set up spaces. Many photographers swear by the Gorilliapod and cheap imitations just don't cut compared to it. The sturdy legs are stiff enough to support a variety of camera sizes and the GorilliaPod's amazing flexibility is it's strong point. And while imitations may cost less but they just won't do the job. Save yourself some disappointment and buy the original if you value your camera's stability and safety. Just make sure you buy the right one for your camera weight. Gorilliapods come in various sizes for different size cameras.

JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom. Flexible Tripod for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras Up To 3kg. (6.6lbs).
JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom. Flexible Tripod for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras Up To 3kg. (6.6lbs).

The GorilliaPod SLR-Zoom is made for smaller and lighter DSLRs, small Camcorders, Mics and Off-Camera Flashes. Supports up to 3kg (6.5 lb). This one comes without the ball-bearing head hence the lower price.


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      5 years ago

      Some waaaaaaaaaaay cool gift ideas, many of them very useful.

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      5 years ago

      Can I just say, oh my!!! I don't think I've seen most of what you feature here and was fascinated by the technologically cool gifts that are out there for our favorite camera geeks...wonderful toys for amazing new opportunities in picture taking fun...wowzers! :)

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      Ronald Tucker 

      5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Excellent variety of gift items for Photograghers...I especially like the "Pop-up Flash Bounce" and the mini flash drives that shaped like a camera bag. A lot of pratical and useful gift items( the bean bag is also one of my favorites)!

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      5 years ago

      I really like this

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      5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens! Attractive, useful, and beautifully laid out. It must have taken ages to make but well worth the effort. Thank you for inspiring me to create better lenses.

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      kabbalah lm 

      5 years ago

      Some cute stuff here. I really like those salt & pepper shakers. Kids today have never seen camera film

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      The One Stop Shop 

      5 years ago

      These gifts are great. I really like the salt and pepper shakers.

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      5 years ago

      Great ideas here.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 

      5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Wow! What great gift ideas for photographers! Now only if someone would give me a few of these! :-)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Lovely selection for everybody who loves photography!


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