Great Gift Ideas for the Photographer in Your Life
By: The Nixplay Team
Photographers can hard to shop for–after all, beauty is in the eye of the lens holder. So, what do you get for that photographer in your life? Don’t think too hard – we’ve put together a list of great gift ideas for photographers.
1. Digital Frames — $59.99
What better to get a photographer than a digital frame—to display the images they’ve taken over the years? By adding multiple photographs to a single frame, they can display their work in a compact place, regardless of whether they’re a professional looking to impress clients or an amateur looking to entertain family and friends. A high-quality digital frame can display a large number of images with a small amount of desktop real estate.
In addition to simply displaying digital images in rotation, you can create digital playlists (similar to a music playlist in iTunes). These playlists will empower them to sort their images into groups that make sense to them. For example, they may want a frame filled with portraits, wedding shots, landscapes, or architecture to display their work to prospective clients. You can read more about playlists and other digital frame features here.
2. Wifi Cloud Frames $59.99 to $249.99
If you’ve got a techie photographer in your life, then Wifi Cloud Frames could be the perfect gift. A Wifi Cloud frame is a digital frame with the added touch of being connected to the Internet and the cloud. With this online connection, it can instantly display images that your photographer uploads via an app on their smartphone. You can also download images to the digital Wifi Cloud frame from social media profiles—handy for photographers that market themselves via platforms like Facebook.
These high-tech frames truly are one of the greatest gifts for photographers, especially with their IPS display—which displays high-res photography beautifully.
4. Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Skin – about $30
This may surprise you, but digital photographers spend more time on Photoshop (a digital image manipulation software program) than they do behind the lens! The endless hours they spend adjusting light levels and getting rid of pesky blemishes and other imperfections could be sped up significantly by learning the keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop. With the Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Skin, they can learn how to more quickly navigate the program, and save hours slaving away at their computer.
The above goes double for amateur photographers, who may want to improve their Photoshop skills by learning about new features and capabilities!
5. Tickets to a Photography Show –$20+ (prices depend on event)
Depending on your area, you may have an upcoming photography show that you could purchase them tickets for. At these events both amateurs and professionals alike can learn about new techniques and technology that could take their photography to the next level.
Other special gift ideas include touch-screen friendly gloves (for outdoor winter photographers), a large (1 TB+) external hard drive (for storing the super-large image files on), a book from their favorite photographer, a photography-gear-storing backpack, a tripod, or even a photography course. Getting your favorite photographer one of these thoughtful gifts will make their days brighter – and maybe in return they’ll feature you in their next series. So head on over to Amazon to get started shopping today.
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