Best Holiday Gifts for Photographers

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[Updated 2019]

Time to buy a holiday gift for your photographer friend?

Buying the right gift for a photographer can be difficult (and expensive).

Every year I wish someone will get me something related to photography, but at the same time, knowing myself I’m scared to receive something I don’t really like or need.

I bet there are many others like me!

With a lot of gear and accessories out there, more expensive or less, let’s see which one can be the perfect holiday gift for your photographer friend.

I put together this super useful list of camera gear and accessories from which you can choose amazing gifts for your photographer friends.

I’d like to have all of them! No jokes.

PreviewProduct
Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof Camera, Red Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof Camera, Red
Olympus PT-059 Underwater Housing for The TG-6 Olympus PT-059 Underwater Housing for The TG-6
GEEKOTO 58” Ultra Compact Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 360° Panorama Ball Head for DSLR, Monopod, Tripod for OSMO, Ideal for Vlog, Travel and Work GEEKOTO 58” Ultra Compact Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 360° Panorama Ball Head for DSLR,...
JOBY GorillaPod 5K Kit. Professional Tripod 5K Stand and Ballhead 5K for DSLR Cameras or Mirrorless Camera with Lens up to 5K (11lbs). Black/Charcoal. JOBY GorillaPod 5K Kit. Professional Tripod 5K Stand and Ballhead 5K for DSLR Cameras or Mirrorless...
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens, for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Olympus MC-14 1.4X Teleconverter for the M40-150mm and 300mm f4.0 PRO Lenses (Black) Olympus MC-14 1.4X Teleconverter for the M40-150mm and 300mm f4.0 PRO Lenses (Black)
LensPen New DSLR Pro Camera Cleaning Kit, NDSLRK-1 LensPen New DSLR Pro Camera Cleaning Kit, NDSLRK-1
Xenvo Pro Lens Kit for iPhone, Samsung, Pixel, Macro and Wide Angle Lens with LED Light and Travel Case Xenvo Pro Lens Kit for iPhone, Samsung, Pixel, Macro and Wide Angle Lens with LED Light and Travel...
Apple Leather Case (for iPhone Xs Max) - Black Apple Leather Case (for iPhone Xs Max) - Black
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, X7N07A, Print Social Media Photos on 2x3 Sticky-Backed Paper - White HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, X7N07A, Print Social Media Photos on 2x3 Sticky-Backed Paper -...
Lumu Power Light & Color Meter for Photo and Video Lumu Power Light & Color Meter for Photo and Video
Black Diamond Unisex Spot Light Matte Black One Size Black Diamond Unisex Spot Light Matte Black One Size
GoPro HERO8 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live with Accessory Bundle + Extra GoPro USA Battery + Sandisk 32GB MicroSDHC U3 + Ritz Gear Reader GoPro HERO8 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p...
Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap SLL-BK-3 (Black) Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap SLL-BK-3 (Black)
Moment - Adjustable Camera Neck Strap - Rope and Leather - Black-Natural Moment - Adjustable Camera Neck Strap - Rope and Leather - Black-Natural
Peak Design CF-AS-3 Camera Strap, Aluminium, Leather, Nylon, Grey Peak Design CF-AS-3 Camera Strap, Aluminium, Leather, Nylon, Grey
Manfrotto MB MS-BP-IGR Medium Backpack for DSLR Camera & Personal Gear (Green) Manfrotto MB MS-BP-IGR Medium Backpack for DSLR Camera & Personal Gear (Green)
Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac (STGX2000400) Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac...
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card (SDSDXXG-064G-GN4IN) SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card (SDSDXXG-064G-GN4IN)
SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC Memory Card Plus SD Adapter up to 100 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30, A1 - 64 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC Memory Card Plus SD Adapter up to 100 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30, A1 - 64...
USB C Hub, TOTU 8-In-1 Type C Hub with Ethernet Port, 4K USB C to HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 USB 2.0 Port, SD/TF Card Reader, USB-C Power Delivery, Portable for Mac Pro and Other Type C Laptops (Silver) USB C Hub, TOTU 8-In-1 Type C Hub with Ethernet Port, 4K USB C to HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 USB 2.0...
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SmugMug

SmugMug is one of the most popular website builder for professional and enthusiast photographers. With SmugMug, you can build a website in no time, with a choice of countless templates at a very affordable price. Photographers can build their portfolio and turn it into an e-commerce to start selling their craft. This is the perfect gift for your photographer friend this holiday. Check this awesome discount.
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Olympus TG-6

The small waterproof (50 feet / 15 meter) camera from Olympus has a 12-megapixel sensor that delivers great results even in the most difficult weather conditions. Thanks to the Waterproof, Dustproof, Crushproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof build this compact camera is a very reliable tool for travelers that love taking photos even in the most extreme conditions while using an affordable still high performing camera. It also features 4k video.

Olympus Underwater Housing PT-059 for TG-6

The underwater case for the Olympus TG-5 compact camera is designed to withstand pressure to a water depth of 147 feet (45m). Built to prevent unwanted reflection the PT-059 allows full access to the camera control. Made by Olympus for an Olympus camera, it includes optical cable adapter, body cap, LCD hood, antireflective ring, and strap. Must have if you own an Olympus TG-6!

Geekoto 58″ Ultra Compact Tripod

Lightweight affordable tripod adapt for beginner photographers that also like to travel. It features an easily removable monopod, a 360 degrees panorama ball-head and it weighs only 2.8 lbs (1.27 Kg).

Joby GorillaPod

Very popular especially among vloggers, the Joby GorillaPod Tripod has rubberized foot grips and wrappable legs to secure your gear. Easy to adapt to many different surfaces to capture beautiful images and footages at the most difficult angles. It’s super easy to set up, very lightweight and built with high-quality material, it’s made for wear and tear for your everyday life or your most extreme adventures.

Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro

One of the best lenses in the Olympus Pro line. Built like a tank, yet not as heavy as a full frame counterpart, the Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro is completely weather sealed and works seamlessly with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, but also with Panasonic bodies and other micro four thirds systems. A real monster that delivers high quality and sharp results.

Olympus MC Teleconverter

The really well made teleconverter extends the focal length by 1.4 times. It’s really sharp from center to corners. Perfect as a gift for those who own the 40-150mm lens from Olympus and want to get that extra reach. With the teleconverter mounted the 40-150mm becomes 0 112-420mm full frame equivalent and still delivering true to color and sharp images. Not bad at all!

Lens Pen cleaning system

Every photographer needs a cleaning system. The LensPen kit is perfect for babying lenses without ruining the lens coating or scratching the glass even after several uses. It comes with 3 pens, one for lenses, one mini pen for the viewfinder and one for filters. The caps are screw off so you won’t lose them!

Xenovo camera lens iPhone X

Small wide angle lens for your new smartphone. Ideal for traveling, to shoot people and lansdscape the Xenovo lens can be very fun to use and it’s of very solid build. It delivers good quality for the price you pay. The best camera is the one you always have with you. Now you can take it to the next level!

iPhone Xs case

Designed to comfortably adapt to the curves of your new iPhone without adding a ugly bulk. Made of leather, it feels pretty soft to the touch and will develop a natural patina over time. On the inside a microfiber lining helps protect your iPhone from scratches. Great gripping surface will avoid accidental drops while retaining the beautiful feeling of a thin smartphone.

Social Media Photo Printer by HP

Photo Printer

HP is synonym with reliability when talking about printers. This is a special one, you can connect your social media account to the free app and instantly print them with this portable printer. It uses Bluetooth connectivity, so that your friends can use it too during a party! You can take it anywhere and print off your social media photos from your smartphone in a breeze!

Lumu Light Meter for iPhone

The LUMU POWER light meter transforms your iOS device into a professional too to measure color temperature, illuminance, spot, ambient and flash exposure. By just downloading the iOS app you are ready to start using it. You can set the correct color temperature in any light situation and get the perfect exposure every time without any additional hardware needed!

Black Diamond HeadLamp

Very bright and durable for those who spend a lot of time in the outdoors. It emits the fundamental colors for hikers and campers. One Triple Power LED, one Single Power white LED and a Single Power red LED emit 200 lumens (max setting). It’s water proof and can be submerged down to 1m (3.3ft) for 30 minutes. Probably one of the best headlamp for most people.

GoPro Hero 8 Black

Small and built like a tank, the super portable GoPro Hero 8 is made for travelers and people who want a really versatile shooting device. You can take videos, photos, time-lapses and it has a new stabilization system of great power. Waterproof, it makes you share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. With the GoPro app, it makes you share amazing moments in real-time.

Peak Design Slide lite

The Slide lite has great versatility in a small size. Thin and ultra resistant, you can wear it as a neck strap, shoulder strap or sling strap. Made of seatbelt style webbing, it’s smooth on one side and presents grip on the other to perfectly adhere to clothing and avoid accidental drops of your camera. It uses the new amazing anchors from Peak Design, smaller and thinner for an easy of use with a tripod.

Moment Rope Neck Strap

This stylish neck strap is useful for carrying either your phone or a big camera. It’s fully adjustable thanks to the leather slip knots for use as a neck or cross-body strap. Very easy to use, it can also hold heavy DSLRs. American made of premium materials and high quality at a very reasonable price comes with 12 months warranty.

Peak Design Cuff Wrist Strap

Made of premium nylon webbing material, the Peak Design Cuff Wrist comes in two colors. Can be worn as a bracelet for easy storage and it carries small mirrorless and heavy DSLRs. The new design from Peak Design, with improved padding it’s a very comfortable hold and elegant solution for your camera. I’ve recently bought one and I’m very satisfied!

Manfrotto Street Medium Backpack

A camera backpack adapt for city and outdoors. The Manfrotto Street made of high quality materials had many compartments that allow for a great storage of your camera gear and accessories. It has a removable insert with velcro dividers that can be configured according to the shape of your gear. It’s really awesome for travelling and it stores “more than it shows” for its size!

Seagate Backup Plus

External hard drives are a must have for a photographer. A lightweight compact solution that can be very useful for travel photographers in need of a lot of extra space. The Seagate Backup Plus transfer files fast with USB 3.0 and it’s backward compatible with USB 2.0. Very easy to set up through a USB port and it’s ready to use. No need for an external power source since it’s powered from the USB cable!

SanDisk Extreme Pro

Get one of the most powerful SD UHS-I memory card, for maximum speed and reliability. The uncompromising image quality of this memory card, combined with its speed makes it a real must for professional photographers and videographers, but also for those who like quality and performance. At 95MB/s move your data fast for a smooth post-production workflow.

SanDisk Extreme Pro MicroSDXC

Be confident of the high quality and excellent performance and quality of this memory card. The very resistant microSDHC UHS-I card, works seamelessly with your smartphone, tablet, or camera. Use it with your drone for recording breathtaking footage from above and transfer fast to your computer and quickly start editing your work.

Usb-c Dock

A must have for owners of new MacBooks line of laptops. The Hub includes 1 Ethernet/RJ-45 Port, 1 USB Type-c Female PD Charging Port, 1 HDMI Port, 1 TF SD Card Slot, 1 SD Card Slot, 1 USB 2.0 Type A Port, 2 USB 3.0 Type A Ports. It allows effortless data transfer from new MacBooks thanks to the USB 3.0 ports while the USB 2.0 port can be used for mouse and keyboard.


Books

How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Understanding Exposure Fourth Edition

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