The Photography Gift Guide
Ok so we’ve talked aboutÂ gift ideas for others… what about gifts for yourself? Or for a photography obsessed spouse?
And where to even start?!
Don’t worry, as always, we’ve got you covered with this guide!
Now is a great time to get the camera you’ve been eyeing all year, whether it’s your first time getting a DSLR or it’s time to upgrade. Check out my blog post on what to think about when purchasing a DSLR.
New lens for your DSLR
If you’re happy with your camera, or you’re not ready to upgrade, a new lens can give your camera a new lease on life. Check out my blog post on the best lens for your DSLR.
Didn’t go for the 5S yet? It could be worth it for the camera alone.
New camera bag
Having the right camera bag can make all the difference between whether you take your camera with you or not. Check out my blog post on the best camera bags for moms.
Are you due for an upgrade? Is your computer running so slowly it has practically ground to a halt? For processing photos, if you’re not ready to upgrade but have space to add RAM, or you can clear off your hard drive by using an external hard drive, that can make a difference. Aperture or Lightroom will help you easily move and organize your photos on an external hard drive.
Everything the busy parent needs to know, from taking better photos that capture the moment, to organizing photos so they are easily accessible, to editing and sharing photos so they can be enjoyed and appreciated instead of collecting dust on your hard drive.
Get organized in 2014 with organization templates you can import your photos into that will practically organize your photos for you!
Take a photo a day and upload to ShutterCal right from your iPhone. Get monthly prints for an entire year!
Your entire year of photos on one beautiful canvas.
Get softer, better, more flattering, less harsh results from your DSLR pop-up flash with this clever little device you can attach to your camera.
Flash plus flash bender
For more advanced users, this handy device allows you to set custom white balance with ease. Make sure you pick the correct size for your lens.
Tired of the ugly strap that came with your DSLR? Search on Etsy for something more elegant.
Or check out the Black Rapid camera strap I have that keeps my camera safely at my hip when my two-year-old needs to be carried at the playground!
Gift certificates and gift cards:
Gift certificates and gift cards are great when you are not sure what you want, or you know you want something that you will need to create/pick out yourself.
You can order your own prints, frames, magnets, canvas and more.
Order a beautiful new iphone, ipod or ipad case featuring your photos.
Choose beautiful handmade albums (including customizable covers).
With a B&H Photo gift card you can choose, well, really anything you could want for photography, video and more!
Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer and photography coach for parents with Photosanity. A former architect and interior designer, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two boys Liam, age six, and Jack, age three.
Alethea is on a mission to help parents more fully experience the precious fleeting moments of their children’s lives through photography. Find her on http://photosanity.com