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Holiday Gift Guide for the The Photographer

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IT’S THAT TIME FOLKS!!

I’ve compiled  a Holiday Gift Guide full of wonderful things that all the photographers in your lives will LOVE.  Including  things that YOU might want to add to your own christmas list! So without further ado:

 

1.  Eye Fi Wireless Flash Memory Card.

This wonderful card lets you upload JPEGS AND RAW files right from your camera to your computer, smartphone, or tablet using WiFi! You can even install watch folders in Photoshop and Lightroom to automatically import them into the programs and apply presets!  This is like…convience personified folks! GET IT!

 

2.  50 1.8 lens for Canon or the Nifty Fifty

If you own a Canon, get a 50 1.8 lens! This lens was my first SERIOUS lens after I got my Canon Rebel.  It CHANGED everything for me as far as photography is concerned. This prime lens is a great investment for $100.  Don’t think, just run to it!

3. Expodisc

 

If white balance is something that you struggle with, run don’t walk to get yourself an Expodisc. I love this so much that I reviewed on myself on this post.  It makes getting your images just right in camera the easiest thing ever.  Get one.

 

4.  Black rapid strap for women

I love my Black Raid Strap.  This is what made carrying my Canon  7D around Disney a non issue.  It hangs securely at your side, is comfortable, light weight, and the women’s version fits ALL of your curves

 

5. External Hard Drive

Don’t think, just get it! Every photographer needs a place to back up their photos! Don’t make the mistake and think your photos are safe on your hard drive! And external hard drive is an affordable solution vs the alternative of loosing all of your memories

6.  Epiphanie Camera Bags

Looking for a stylish camera bag that can double as a purse, check out Epiphanie Bags by photographer Maile Wilson. Pick one, pick any of them. They are all fabulous.

 

7. FujuFilm’s Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera.

You remember Polaroid cameras? And getting an instant photo right then and there? This cute pink camera is the updated digital version of that. I know it’s on my want list!

8.  Beyond Snapshots by Rachel Divine and Peta Mazy.

This is one of my absolute FAVORITE books about photography. This book is about taking your camera off of auto, and documenting your everyday life like a pro. Loooove it.

9. Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera

For your serious smartphone camera lovers out there, get this lens RIGHT HERE. Simply attach this lens to any smartphone and you can transform your smartphone into a professional camera.   I mean, it’s a Carl Zeiss lens with a 1.8 aperture. If I had this lens, I might seriously consider leaving my Canon at home. All the time….

 

10. Lightroom 5.

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it several times, if you don’t have Lightroom, RUN and get it. Not only will it help you to organize all of your photos, but it will help you edit your photos and show them to the world in record time! Don’t think, just get it!

 

That’s the end of my list.  I hope I’ve provided you with some great ideas for the photographer in your life, or for your very own Christmas list! Enjoy!

DISCLAIMER: This post contains affiliate links.  I was not compensated or gifted any products in exchange for including any of the above items on this list. All opinions are of course my own.

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    Joyce@MommyTalkShow
    November 21, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m in the market for a wifi camera so all my social sharing is instant. If you recommend anything, let me know!

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    Jenn @TheRebelChick
    November 21, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Ah so many options! I want all of this for myself! LOL! I’ve been thinking about getting and EyeFi card, I’m hoping they’re on sale this Black Friday!

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Me too! I’m trying to hold out until next week for one!

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    Chrishelle @ Cheer MamaDrama
    November 21, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Great holiday gift guide. The hubs is my semi pro photographer. He does family as well as blog pics. I see lots of things he would enjoy this Christmas. Thanks for the tips.

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

      You are welcome! I hope he enjoys whatever you get him!

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    Kita
    November 21, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Great list I am looking into getting an updated camera and new lens by Valentines Day Don’t have the coins to get it for the holidays but I am saving up. I have lightroom but don’t know a thing about it I tried to take a class and I fell asleep. I do more with pictures in photoshop

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      What are you getting????

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    Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
    November 21, 2013 at 9:28 am

    These are some great gift ideas! I would love a new lens or camera bag for Christmas! I need to check out the Black Rapid Strap. I have something similar but I need a shorter one!

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      The black rapid is adjustable!

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    Shell
    November 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    That pink camera is super cute! Such great photography gift ideas!

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks! I love that pink camera!!

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    Krystal
    November 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I have an eye fi but it’s not compatible with my oldddd slr! I think I need to upgrade! What do you shoot with?

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      I shoot with a canon 7d. There is a CF card adaptor that you can get for it.

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    Demetra
    November 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    These are great gifts for photographers. I know I’m going to ask Santa for that Sony Smartphone lens, that’s awesome

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      YESSSSS! If I hadn’t asked Santa for a MacBook it would be in my list! But my birthday is coming!

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    Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade
    November 21, 2013 at 10:12 am

    1 and 6 please! That is great, thank you for the list. Now to pin it so my dh sees it 🙂

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    Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    November 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I’m digging the rapid strap idea…especially because I’m usually carrying at least one kid with me!

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      I love my black rapid! I take it with us every time I go to the park!

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    Aleshea
    November 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    This is such a good roundup. I’m over here being greedy and thinking about what I want for myself. SMH

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Yes. Most if the things I this it’s I either already have or I drool over it!!

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    Melissa
    November 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Such great ideas! Lightroom is on my list for sure!

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Yay! I love Lightroom! I’ve had it since Lightroom 2!

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    Candace
    November 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I was at an event at Google and they recommended that memory card too, thanks for the reminder. I love my nifty 50! I think I want that iphone lens too, maybe that will be my fisheye investment??

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Yes for the olli clip! It’s a great intro for the fisheye to see if you want to spend the money!

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    Rebecca
    November 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Oh, I would absolutely love the bag and I need a way to store my photos I lost ALL of my photos from last year.

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      LaShawn
      November 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Yes! Get a external hard drive! Save your memories!!!

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    Debi
    November 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    This is so cool. I need to see if i can get my self one.

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    Cara @ Craftdictator
    November 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    How did I not know you could have a memory card with wifi! That’s crazy! Thanks for sharing! Coming over from SGBC!

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    Prototype Mama
    November 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I really need to up my photography skills! I have a really good camera and rarely ever use it. I’ve heard that Lightroom 5 is a great must have!

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    Liza @ Views From the 'Ville
    November 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    You have lots of great suggestions. I’d personally love to have that lens!

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    Janeane Davis
    November 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    All these great gifts for photographers or us wanna be photographers.

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    November 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I’m going to be watching for deals on Lightroom. I really do want that this year!

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    brett
    November 22, 2013 at 12:32 am

    my 50mm lens is by FAR my favorite lens. and i have 11!! also a comfy strap. key things to have.

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    Dawn Lopez
    November 22, 2013 at 12:49 am

    OOh how cool! I love your ideas, I am off to check out the Expodisc. I’ve had my Canon rebel for almost a year and still haven’t mastered it!

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    Candy @ Candypolooza
    November 22, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Awesome wish list! I’m considering getting a big girl camera!

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    katherine bartlett
    November 22, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Oh this is such a great list!

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    Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama
    November 22, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Gift guides have been hit or miss with me, but there are several items on your list that I’m DYING for!

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    Jennifer Mecurio
    November 22, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I definitely need to add a couple of these to my wish list!

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    Bernetta
    November 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Um!! Can I have this wish list!! Love it. I bought a new camera last Black Friday… I want another one!

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    Stacie Connerty
    November 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Great ideas!! My sister loves to use her camera. I am always trying to find something that I can get her that she doesn’t return. LOL I think some of these things will be a hit with her.

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    Angela
    November 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I seriously need to just upgrade my whole camera. Nice accessories!

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    Courtney Pies
    November 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    This is a great list of things to get for a photographer! I definitely want the Eye-fi Wireless Memory Card!!

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    Katherine G
    November 24, 2013 at 12:38 am

    This is a great list. There are definitely a few items I can see getting for myself.

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    Randoms on a Friday - LaShawn Wiltz
    December 13, 2013 at 12:08 am

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