Is there a budding photographer in your life? These inexpensive gifts will help them get started, improve their skills and help them get great prints, too.
From tripods to memory cards—and a few cameras, too—these are the gifts that will appeal to those who have an interest in photography, help them get started, and make the best images possible.
Any photographer with a digital camera can easily shoot hundreds or thousands of pictures in one session on the reg. So stop messing around and get a fast card with tons of capacity that works in both standard and microSD slots.
Help them take care of their gear with this $25 cleaning kit. It comes with lens paper, a brush, an air blower and a classic LensPen to ensure there's no dust, dirt or other detritus gunking up their camera.
A good flash doesn't need to be expensive. Neewer's flash features 160 LED bulbs for bright, even light, with support for filters for changing color temperature and a dial to control intensity. And because you can use this product as a fill light, the Neewer LED flash is great for people looking to shoot both stills and video.
Tripods are nice when you have the time and room to set up a shot. But if you're looking to grab a stable pic without all that hassle, Joby's super-easy-to-use GorillaPod will literally bend to your will, so you can grab a shot and keep on moving.
This aluminum tripod weighs just over a pound and expands from 16.5 inches to 50 inches. It has a three-axis tilting head with a bubble level and comes with a storage bag. It's great for the photographer who's just starting out.
Perhaps the best iPhone camera accessory out there, the DxO One is a camera in itself, taking stunning photos. You can use your iPhone as a viewfinder, making all sorts of manual adjustments, and you can use the DxO separately, too. It's great for trips when you don't want to carry a full-size camera.
If you know someone who has a newer Samsung phone, then you know someone who will enjoy the Gear 360. This camera lets them take 360-degree photos and videos, and easily share those shots on Facebook and YouTube.