10 Must-Have Christmas Gift Ideas for Photographers
The hectic festive period is almost upon us… so this year why not be the smug one and get all of your shopping done before everyone else? You can then be the one who brags about having purchased all of your gifts even before you’ve thought about resurrecting the Christmas tree (easier said than done though)!
To help you on your way to ultimate Christmas preparation glory, we’ve rounded up the top 10 gifts your camera-obsessed loved ones would appreciate under their Christmas tree this year (or if you’re feeling particularly generous, why not even treat yourself?).
Photography is certainly not a cheap hobby but believe it or not there is plenty of kit you can buy that will achieve fantastic results without breaking the bank. With the ExpoImaging 32in Super Soft Silver Reflector, you can create softer fill light and avoid hot spots in your fill light on location, providing a subtler reflected light.
When reviewing the Rotolight NEO2, DP Review said: “the quality of the light is nice and soft, and the instantaneous recycle time and long battery life (for strobing) are appealing. The consistency of colour accuracy, even during burst shooting, impresses further.”
Bringing together the world’s leading photo editing tools with the most advanced colour management solutions, X-Rite has partnered with Adobe to offer a complimentary 1-year membership to Adobe Creative Photography plan before 31st December. So, if the photographers in your life love to shoot and edit, then this is the no-brainer gift for them!
If you’re looking to splurge a little bit this Christmas, then a colour accurate monitor is the way to go. When reviewing the SW240, Photography Blog said, “You could easily be forgiven for thinking that BenQ SW240 is more expensive than it is, putting in an excellent performance from the box.”
Sometimes even the UK has the occasional glimpses of sunshine; the PChOOD Monitor Hood - Pro is the ideal way to shield light and glare from your display, providing an accurate and optimised working environment for photo editing.
A small device that delivers big results, the ExpoDisc is the perfect stocking filler for photographers looking to achieve a custom white balance in a matter of seconds, no matter where they are! Check out what photographer Rick Nunn thought of the device here.
For those looking to take their photography to new heights (pun totally intended), the FlatHat Collapsible Drone Pads are a perfect choice! Designed with a bold pattern, the pads provide a high-visibility landing target for even the smallest drones, (hopefully) improving landing skills and more importantly protecting the drone’s sensor and camera from rotor wash debris.
Awarded ‘Best on Test’ in Digital Camera World’s group test, the Portable Lighting Kit includes a range of flash modifiers and colourful gels that are perfect for location photographers looking to create stunning images on-the-go.
A must-have for any serious photographer, the ColorChecker Passport Photo offers a stand-alone camera DNG profiling and RAW workflow solution for use within Adobe applications, providing effortless colour control and creative versatility.
Offering all of the benefits of a grey card in a convenient foldaway package, the Color Confidence Total Balance is ideal for photographers on location. This versatile solution provides an 18% grey neutral background for light meter readings, ensuring consistent and accurate balanced image capture in all lighting conditions.