Finding gifts for someone can be a hard task. Especially if you don’t share the same hobbies.
If you have a loved one who is interested in photography, try finding them the perfect photography gift.
In this article, we collected 64 amazing gifts for photographers you can choose from.
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Instant cameras give the excitement of having your photos printed immediately.
They work with films that are developed in a few seconds or minutes.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini series is the most popular nowadays among these cameras.
The Mini 11 is the latest model, and it comes in fun colours. A perfect gift for a photographer who likes to have fun!
Don’t forget to also get the Fujifilm Instax Mini Black and White Film.
The GoPro Fusion Camera allows us to capture the world in 360-degrees.
It’s advertised as the most versatile creative tool ever made. It’s definitely true that it gives us a new vision of the world.
This gadget is perfect for taking interesting images and videos. One of the best gifts for photographers who like extreme scenes.
If you are looking for a gift for a photographer who loves extreme sports, look no more.
The GoPro Hero8 is a waterproof digital action camera that can take 12MP high-quality photos. And also, it can capture videos in 4K.
It can be one of the best gifts for your favorite photographer.
This drone makes really high-resolution aerial photos up to 48 megapixels. Also, it has a quick and accurate hybrid autofocus.
It can zoom during flight and it automatically adjusts the focus while doing it.
This is the kind of gadget that is perfect as a photography gift.
The Fujifilm X100V is a great addition to someone’s photography gear.
This is one of the best mirrorless compact cameras now out there for street photography. But it can be used for travel photography or portraits as well.
It’s weather-proof, small, portable, stylish and also provides professional quality images.
It’s 35mm equivalent lens can suit a lot of situations well.
Also, it captures high-resolution videos, which makes it a great gift for vloggers too.
The Nikon Z50 is a small, lightweight mirrorless camera that could be a great special gift for a photographer.
It’s a mid-range camera but it provides great opportunities for those who’d like to learn and grow. It also won the 2020 TIPA Awards for Best Advanced Mirrorless camera.
It can take 20.9MP high-quality images. Also, it’s perfect for making videos as it is capable of filming in 4k/UHD.
It comes with a crop sensor, but it doesn’t stop it from producing professional-quality photos and videos.
It draws the details sharply and performs great among low lighting conditions.
Before buying a lens for someone make sure to check if it fits their camera body. You might need to buy an adapter to this.
Let’s get technical. When it comes to buying gifts for photographers, sometimes the most boring things will help their art the most. Like the Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite.
It’s suitable for most cameras and your photographer friend can use this accessory in both TTL and Manual mode. It helps to significantly improve lighting in their photos.
The Godox is a lightweight, fit-in-your-pocket 200ws TTL Monolight. It works wirelessly and fully supports all big camera manufacturers.
This is a perfect gift for those portrait photographers who like to get out and about. Either in the city or somewhere a little bit wilder. Great for locations where you need a lot of power in a small box.
Getting the right amount of light in any situation can take a lot of adjustments, let alone in low light conditions. Either the flash is too strong or doesn’t give you a wide enough range to use.
This is why a flash diffuser is great. It’s a little light modifier that fits on your Speedlite, and helps to soften the light.
This piece is great for portraits in low light areas, where a flash is a must. It’s a great gift for photographer friends as it easily fits in their camera bag.
For saving time during post-processing, a white balance card is a necessity. Just photograph the card at the beginning of your shoot and either manage the white balance in camera or during the editing stage.
Lightweight, small size and waterproof – perfect for any situation!
A ring light is balances out light directly onto the subject’s face.
Without a ring light, you can be too direct, as the light would have to go above or below the camera, which can increase harsh shadows.
This Neewer ring light can be used for selfies as it has phone holders on it. It’s surely on the wish list of vloggers and those who like taking selfies.
It has a large removable front opening to make using it easy.
It comes with a case with both shoulder and hand carrying straps. Thanks to this, it’s easy to travel with it and carry to the location of a shooting.
To get professional portraits, your bare Speedlite might not be enough. This is why we recommend this ring diffuser. It is a softbox for your Speedlite that evens out the flash in front of your lens.
Great gift for stopping harsh facial shadows as the light becomes balanced and diffused.
This will fit DSLRs with their external flash units, latching onto the lens and fitting around the camera.
Quick and easy to put up, compact and lightweight material allows it to wrap it neatly.
It’s great for studios and isolated portraits or still life images.
We could all benefit from using reflectors. A little more light bounced into darker areas of the image can have a big impression. Great for portraits and documentary projects where one prominent light source isn’t enough.
The Etekcity has 5 different styles in one package to either warm up your image or add more light. They pack a punch for a kit that can fold into a case 2/3rds of its full size.
Portable, useful and lightweight. What else could you ask for?
Sometimes a tripod isn’t practical. Maybe you don’t want to schlep them around for one or two possible shots you might take. Or you don’t want to advertise that you might have a lot of expensive photographic equipment on you.
The JOBY GorillaPod is small, compact, lightweight and fast to use. It can bend and wrap to any surface, holding your DSLR or mirrorless camera.
Great for the outdoors, for any kinds of camera.
When photographers need something closer to their eye level than the GorillaPod, a full tripod is a must.
This tripod is a great addition to anyone’s travel photography as it folds away compact and small. It is also very lightweight due to its aluminium tubes.
This lightweight tripod supports cameras up to 3kgs.
It has a 3-way pan head with a bubble level and a quick-release mounting place.
It can be expanded to 152 centimetres. This is a great gift for photographers on the go as it’s quite light.
For those smartphone photographers out there who want to get more out of their photography. The quick release clip fits any smartphone, whether in a case or not. There are three different tripod mounts so that this can be used with any device.
It will even let you add other devices, such as sound or light accessories. This makes it great for a mobile journalist or vlogger.
The Sling camera bags have a significant advantage, they work on your back just as well on your front. The benefit is that you can move it from your back to your front in one quick movement.
Any photographer can benefit from this bag, but especially those on the street or in ever-changing settings.
If you are moving around with lots of equipment, this backpack might be a huge benefit to you. This bag has the capacity for a lot of equipment and not just photographic. It will also hold documents, a laptop and a water bottle or tripod.
This is great for travels, or even just hiking where you might need other accessories than just lenses and batteries.
Versatile, compact and houses all of your photographic equipment safely and neatly.
This Thule camera bag can carry with a DSLR with lens attached and two more additional lenses and a flash.
You can put a 15″ laptop in it too.
Besides these, it even has the space for personal items. This weather-resistant backpack has high quality and it can be a great gift for the travelling shutterbugs out there.
Most photographers have a lot of little gadgets and things that they like to take with them on a shoot. They will need a place to keep them all neatly.
This camera bag is great for organising the small pieces of equipment as it has different pockets for different sized objects.
Presets are a great way to modify images, even several hundred at a time. They are fast, convenient and save a lot of time when it comes to post-processing.
They sit in your Adobe Lightroom software package and adjust areas such as colours and contrasts at the click of a button. These are great for all kinds of photographers.
Maybe the photographer in the family doesn’t have the most current version of Lightroom.
If not, this would be a great gift for them. A monthly subscription fee starts at $9,99. It can include the software program and lots of cloud storage, or Adobe Photoshop alongside Lightroom.
They will thank you with beautifully edited images as presents in the future.
Affinity could be a great Lightroom and Photoshop alternative.
It allows photographers quick corrections, delicate retouching and operating with tons of layers.
This is a great choice if you are looking for a good gift. It doesn’t come with a subscription, you only have to pay for it once.
This ultralight and versatile camera strap is a great gift to a photographer who loves being on the go.
It’s really easy to use due to the quick-connecting design. Also, it can be folded so it fits into any camera bag.
This is a safe photographer gift option. It’s a stylish camera strap that fits those who like to wear vintage accessories. It adds a little extra to their style.
It can be used with a wide range of cameras.
Neutral density filters stop levels of light getting to the sensor. This allows the photographer to lower the shutter speed. This is perfect for example for removing distractions.
This pack comes with 8 ND filters, adapter rings to fit any lens size and a case to carry them all in.
For the photographer who’s always on the go. The Peak Design Capture Camera Clip will sit comfortably on their waist (or their backpack strap), leaving their camera within easy access.
It clips onto any strap or belt up to 3 inches wide and 0.5 inches thick. Photographers of all levels will appreciate the versatility of this tiny accessory.
Photo gifts can be the most practical things. Photographers who want to capture photos digitally need a memory card.
SanDisk is one of the more reliable brands if it comes to memory cards.
This one is perfect for shooting videos too as it features a lightning-fast writing speed.
This Altura Photo Professional rain cover is a must-have for those photographers who like shooting outside.
It protects the camera body and the camera lens as well even from heavy rain. It also allows the photographer to adjust the settings and shoot without having to be afraid of soaking the gear.
Keeping the camera clean is important for every photographer. No matter what they are shooting, they’ll need a competent camera cleaning kit to keep their gear top condition.
The pieces of this cleaning kit easily fit in anyone’s pocket or camera bag.
A microfiber cleaning cloth is simply a necessity for every photographer.
They all need to keep their camera gear clean to prevent damage and produce good quality photos. It’s important to take care of the camera and the camera lens.
The easiest way to do this is always having a cloth in a pocket. This specific package contains 8 blue and grey cloths.
DSLR cameras are heavy. Any photographer can tell you that.
They can be into wildlife photography or anything that requires to hide the camera comfortably without a tripod. In this case, they’ll appreciate having the Grizzly Camera Bean Bag to protect their lens. And of yours to take some weight off their wrists.
Make sure you also grab them a pack of Grizzly’s Polystyrene Beads.
Light meters are great gifts for those photographers who love shooting in studios.
This Sekonic light meter has Photo Mode, HD Cine Mode and Cine Mode. It’s versatile and everyone who needs a light meter can find a mode that fits their photography.
If you are looking for a gift to a photographer who is into analogue photography, a scanner is a good idea.
This Epson product has a remarkable tonal range and it works with several kinds of operating systems.
For Mobile Photography
There are many benefits to having a mobile printer. Printing off photographs to give to people is a great way to connect with them. They could act as personalised business cards, or even just put into a photographic album.
Also great for research and a real copy of images that are too often just digital imprints. With one of these machines, you will get to see what your images look like in person, and off the screen.
This premium paper is very long lasting. They have sticky backs for easy storage in a homemade album, or stickers around the home.
Being water and tear-resistant, they are durable. They will stop you from worrying about family pictures falling into the hands of children.
This 10000mAh Power Bank is the perfect gift for any photographer who likes shooting with their smartphones.
It’s a common problem that the batteries of our mobiles can’t keep up with the number of images we are taking.
So, buy a power bank for the mobile photographer in your life!
This lens kit turns the lens of your mobile phone into a wide-angle or a macro one. It does it the easiest way you can imagine.
The user just have to clip an additional element before the phone camera and can immediately start taking photos.
These are great gifts for photographers who like to experiment with mobile photography.
This is where the smartphone scanner comes in. Just attach your smartphone to the scanner, add the film and sit back while it scans your negatives.
It goes straight to your phone for editing before you publish them.
Gifts for Post-Processing
When it comes to photography, some of us tend to focus on the shooting part. But a lot of today’s photography relies on the enhancing abilities of editing software, like Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop.
The card reader is a necessary piece of equipment for any photographer. This device works with all the memory cards you might be using. Even more beneficial if you have a few different systems that require a multitude of different types of memory card.
It’s fast and efficient so it enables the user to spend more time photographing.
This tablet can be used for post-processing. One of the best photography gifts for those who spend a lot of time with photo editing and retouching.
This can be used instead of the mouse and the touchpad.
This Loupedeck is a specific keyboard for editing photography or video projects. All the handy parts that you need are there, without having the extra items as a distraction.
It is comfortable to use, and easily customisable. Editing photographs will be so much easier and faster, you can get out there and spend more time photographing.
The Solid State Drive is the fastest way to backup your work – up to four times faster than other external hard drives. The rugged, shock-resistant design is great to take with you anywhere. It’s small and very light, so you won’t even notice it until you need to transfer your files.
A great gift for the adventure or wildlife photographer who captures a lot of high-resolution images.
This 1TB device is an external hard drive that is water, dust and shock-resistant. This makes it the perfect company for those who like shooting outdoors, hiking or travelling.
It allows photographers to quickly backup their works. Just insert the memory card, and it automatically organises your images. It keeps them safe and even protects them from bad weather conditions.
It’s among the most practical gifts on our list.
Fun Gift Ideas
For tea lover and coffee drinker photographers alike, this thermos with stainless steel is the perfect fun gift.
It imitates the Canon lenses and it even looks like it has a lens cap. It’s a good, cheap and fun gift idea.
Time is a precious thing. Giving it away as a present is a wonderful sentiment. What makes it better, is that it is designed following the aperture of photographic lenses.
It’s f/5.6, time to finish work and go home.
This Sony camera shaped USB drive sticks out, so everyone knows it is yours.
It’s a cheap, yet really fun gift for that friend who is into photo and video making.
It comes with a key chain so it’s easy to carry. It’s a cute accessory that adds a little extra to everyone’s gear.
Cufflinks are the ultimate detail to a fine suit. Photographic cufflinks show that you have a playful side to your serious demeanour. Definitely a subtle touch, due to their size, but those with a photographic eye will no doubt use them as a conversation starter.
A gift that is necessary for the dapper photographer, and for one with a perky personality.
These are designed to display 4×6″ photos. They have clear PVC pockets that will not take away from the colours of the images.
Put the photos in them and put them on your fridge to take magnets to a new level!
You can choose from two colours: black and white.
LIFE magazine was one of the most iconic places to share documentary photography. They broke through barriers in terms of content and showed those sitting at home what was happening in the rest of the world.
Now, you can see those images in the form of a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
Your friend, family or significant other keep the same photographs on the same wall for a long time. Maybe you even mentioned that it might be time for a change.
Whether this is true or not, there’s always room for a little variety.
This 10.1 inch frame is a stylish gift. It even allows the user to share video clips and photos via e-mail or an app.
We have a collection of great photography books, but we’d like to mention some of them here as well.
This is a great gift for photographers who are just beginning to take photography more seriously.
It has practical guides, easy-to-read texts and a playful language. It even includes tips from 50 famous photographers!
The Americans was first published in 1958 in France than one year later in the United States.
It didn’t get a warm welcome, but with time it became one of the most influential photography books.
Robert Frank is considered to be one of the greatest photographers.
This album is among the best gifts for photographers. It’s inspiring and basically part of history.
Susan Sontag’s book was first published in 1977 and remained an evergreen book for photographers.
It is one of the most-read books about photography. It contains essays about the changing concept of photography and photographs.
A great gift for those who are interested in the philosophy of photography.
This is an iconic book that shows how photography has altered our perception of our world.
It is easy to understand as it doesn’t require technical knowledge.
It’s a nice gift for those who are interested in how photography can be integrated into historical and cultural contexts.
It’s a classic that features 200 black and white and colour photographs, accompanied by clear and readable texts.
Salgado managed to fit so much into his life, and continues to this day.
His book is a perfect present for photography fans, and it will get them drooling with inspiration and an urge to go travelling.
This handy, medium-sized journal makes you think by directing you what to photograph. It is showing you other photographers work as an example.
Then, after the photograph has been captured, you can slot it into the journal to keep it protected.
It’s like a little personal guide or teacher. Nice gift for a photographer who likes to be organised! Also, a great addition to Henry Carroll’s other book from our list.
You just scrolled through a long gift guide with a lot of potential gifts for photographers.
You might think this is hard to choose from them. But if you observe the photographic style of the person, you can more easily decide.
It’s important to note that not all of these gifts will fit everyone. Try groping what they might need and don’t buy a camera if they already have it.
If you are not sure, it’s better to choose something safe, like a small accessory, a fun gift or a book.
But be careful with fun gifts too. Some photographers love them, some hate them. You’ll have to know the preferences of the photographer you’re buying for.