Article reviewed by Alina Soloviova, Content Curator at Depositphotos
on September 27, 2020
With more than ten years of professional experience in this field, she successfully executed fashion, fine art, and documentary photography. She published in Chasseur, Fashionisto, Flanellemag, Paperonfire, etc. At present, she works as a Content Curator at Depositphotos.com and manages personal commercial and creative photoshoots.
Gifts for photographers can be very different, and there are actually many options to choose from, especially in 2022. So, we can easily imagine the situation when you can choose from such a wide variety of cool products, especially if you are not a photographer and have never held a camera in your hands. That’s why we decided to make this collection of photography gifts for each camera lover to be happy with his super-cool and useful gift.
Say “cheese” and let’s get started!
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Amazing MasterBundles Photography Gift Ideas in 2022
If you keep questioning yourself about what to gift a photographer in 2022, then this collection of photo gifts ideas will be of great help.
15 Green Mood Presets for Lightroom
A brand-new collection of outstanding Lightroom presets awaits to be sampled by its happy owner. In this bundle, you will find 15 cool presets that can be used both in mobile and desktop apps.
3000+ Extraordinary Lightroom Presets Bundle
This giant pack of presets will make any photographer happy. In the bundle, you can find cinematic, classic, portrait, vintage, wedding collections, and many many more! More than 3k unique and beautiful presets are included.
Prismatic Photo Overlays
Trendy prismatic Photoshop overlays of good quality can be a great present for any photographer lover who likes to add a creative zest to every photo he takes.
691 Professional Photo Overlays Bundle
This is a big collection of different photo overlays that can be used to add some uniqueness to any photo. Neon, dust, crystal dispersion, prisms, and more exclusive Photoshop effects are included for creating unforgettable masterpieces.
Ghosts – Paper Textures
If your camera mate is crazy about old and vintage photography, these textures will be a perfect present for him. They add mystery and depth, being especially effective with black and white photos.
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Best Photography Gifts in 2022
Godox E300 Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W
It is hard to imagine better gifts for professional photographers than this amazing kit from Godox. So this huge collection of photography accessories gifts will surely make your mate or beloved person smile.
If your special photographer still doesn’t have a drone, this little buddy will be the best choice. Seriously, we would jump to the sky to get such a present 🙂
Lightdow 85mm F1.8 Medium Telephoto Manual Focus Full Frame Portrait Lens for Canon
If you know that he or she is fond of portrait photography and still does not have a good telephoto lens, this variant is a good choice for the start.
Good old-fashioned instant photos bring coziness and warmth and it will last forever. Every photographer will be happy to get an original Polaroid for his collection.
Peter Lindbergh. Dior : Coffret 2 volumes Hardcover
If your friend or family member is fond of fashion photography, this beautiful hardcover album, which contains outstanding photos created by P. Lindberg—one of the greatest fashion photographers of all time—is the best choice for you.
KODAK Smile Instant Digital Bluetooth Printer for iPhone & Android
A great original gift for any photographer. To have photos in digital form is great, but more precious are those memories which are possible to touch and be put into a frame.
Endurax Extra Large Camera Backpack and Compact Camera Tripod
This backpack is very comfortable to use thanks to its padded customizable dividers. It is also waterproof, so you can be sure that every tool will be safe and in its place.
Leather Camera Harness for Two-Cameras, Dual Camera Harness
Just look at this awesome handmade camera strap made from genuine leather. It will definitely make a photographer’s life easier. Available in 5 colors.
Yidoblo LT-WY4 Handheld LED Video Light Wand
The lamp can be easily adjusted to any photoshoot idea as it has a color temperature from 2800k to 9990k. It’s perfect for a beginner in photography.
Canon 0599C001 SELPHY CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer Black
The kit includes color ink, a paper set, and a cable. In less than a minute, the owner of this gift will be able to print 4”×6” photos in crystal-clear 300×300 dpi resolution. It’s super easy to print photos from any device with the help of Apple’s AirPrint, PictBridge, Canon PRINT, or Canon’s Selphy app.
Datacolor SpyderX Capture Pro: Photo Tool Kit
This amazing tool helps a photographer control the colors from capture to editing. In general, this one is for truly professional and very precise photo lovers.
Gifts for Beginner Photographers
Phone Camera Lens 11 in 1 Phone Lens Kit
Though the maker of the item mentioned that this kit is suitable for iPhones, you can also use it for Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6, HTC, Sony, LG, and some other smartphone models. This is another more expensive lens kit for a cellphone. It includes 11 different lens types (look at the picture).
Sony Wireless Bluetooth Shooting Grip
Looking for gifts for videographers? Then you will definitely want to check out this amazing wireless shooting grip. It is very compact, as well as dust and moisture resistant, so your friend can shoot at any location and time.
StarTech.com USB 3.0 Multimedia Memory Card Reader
Among cheap gifts for photographers, one of the best choices is a multi-memory card reader. This one makes it possible to read and write on two cards simultaneously. As we gradually move to SD cards, which are always good gifts for a photographer, let’s consider card readers that speed up the card-reading process.
SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card
If you think that you are out of new photographer gift ideas, believe us, extra memory cards are always a good gift for a photographer! You can find many options on Amazon. You can pick out the best card for you according to the camera model, memory, size, etc.
The Art of Photography: A Personal Approach to Artistic Expression
Well, books are always a good idea. And they are great presents for photographers, too.
Short Course in Photography, A: Digital (What’s New in Art & Humanities)
This book tells about basic techniques in contemporary photography and is one of the best photography gifts for your colleague or friend.
TARION Camera Shoulder Neck Strap
Let the photographer stand out with this original genuine leather shoulder strap. This camera gift idea is a nice add-on to the photographer’s look.
3D Cool Unique Cute Camera Design Case
This case is available in different colors. You can choose a case suitable for different iPhone models. This is a stunning idea as a gift for photography lovers.
Why not? This iPhone case is going to be a good memory by a good old friend.
The iPhone Photography Book
Usually, all of this starts from mobile photography. Modern iPhones have very powerful cameras, so why not master the skills of iPhonography?
Gifts for Photographers Under $50
Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2022 release)
Adobe is the #1 software for all photography and video lovers. They often make useful tutorials, and each year they create a special Classroom in a Book series. This can be one of the greatest gift ideas for a photographer.
Canon Lens Hood ES-65B
Lens hood is a very important tool for every photographer. But you need to be careful buying them because it is crucial to know the camera model before purchasing the particular lens hood.
Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Controller for Canon XT/XTi
The same is true about remote controllers for cameras. This one is for particular Canon models. However, there are many other options on Amazon and different online shops.
NOMATIC McKinnon Filter Case
Among the useful birthday gifts for photographers that you can buy without any lens and filter knowledge, is a filter case. This one from Nomatic fits up to 82 mm and is also weather resistant.
In winter it is extremely important to keep the photographer’s hands warm. These cool natural hand warmers can be perfect for photography gift ideas.
Gifts for Photographers Under $25
GISELA D 3Pcs Round Foam Stereo Geometric Photography Props
If the photographer specializes in flat lays, this set of geometric props will be a perfect and useful gift. There are different options (colors and shapes) that you can find on Amazon.
National Geographic Masters of Photography
Photographers get inspiration from other photographers and their works. So it is very important to study the art of different famous photographers. Thus, such video collections are awesome gifts for people who like photography.
OP/TECH USA Soft Wraps – 19-Inch (Black)
This is one of those gifts for a photographer friend when you have no idea about cameras and lenses. This soft wrap is very useful as it gives good protection for any lenses and other photographing equipment.
Tiffen 58CP 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter Black
Polarizing filters provide color and contrast improvement. They also should be chosen carefully and with knowledge of the lens diameter. Be sure to do a little research before the purchase 😉
Nikon Large Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
This is an inexpensive, but very necessary photographer’s tool. Lenses may become dirty sometimes, or covered with dust. And you should not just use a random cloth to clean them up. Microfiber is used for this purpose because it is very soft and it won’t leave any scratches on the glass. This microfiber cloth is large and very soft, so the lenses will be safe after the cleaning process.
Funny Gifts for Photographers
Charmgle Retro Camera Polaroll Toilet Paper Holders
What can be funnier than this tissue holder in the form of a Polaroid camera? This is truly one of the best gifts for photography enthusiasts 🙂
Photogenic 35mm Beer Mug
An original and cool present for any photo lover, preferably this one is suitable as a photography gift for guys.
Camera Lens Coffee Mug
If you still lack ideas for cool gifts for photographers, check out this camera lens coffee mug. Such creative photography gifts will be appreciated by true photography fans.
Eat Sleep Film-Gifts For Movie Makers
Looking for more gifts for videographers under $100? If you don’t like the previous options for some reason, grab a good old-fashioned mug for your dear photo and video-lover friends.
The camera sutra Coffee mug
Okay, this is the last mug we will propose to you as gifts for photography enthusiasts. But don’t you agree that it is awesome?? 😀
Blank Lined Journal Notebook Diary
To find awesome photography gifts, especially the funny ones, is not an easy task. But we found this amazing ‘Today I’m Gonna Shoot Some People’ notebook among all the other stuff and we think that it is totally awesome!
Will Take Photos For Food Cool Photography Sweater
This. Is. The. Best. One. From all the photo gift ideas we shared, this is our favorite. Just look at this funny print. Your photographer mate will surely like it.
Unique Gifts for Photographers
Shootfilm Co Patches
These patches are just adorable. In 2022 they are definitely #1 in the list of gifts for film photographers.
Fotodiox Crystal DSLR Camera Display Model
This amazing camera model is 100% hand made from a premium grade crystal.
This is one of the most perfect photography gifts for her if your girlfriend adores photography.
Vintage Camera Lens Cufflinks
Looking for personalized gifts for photographers? This amazing set of cufflinks will definitely be appreciated by your dear camera lover.
Plastic Quick Reference Photography Cards
If you think that you have run out of photography gift ideas, we must say: no way. These reference cheat cards are very useful and preferred by many beginner photographers.
Well, it seems like our list of best gifts for photographers has come to a close. But don’t worry, MasterBundles is already working on a new amazing collection for you. Stay healthy and inspired, don’t stop creating, and make your dearest people smile 🙂
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Photographer is a very creative and challenging profession, because you need to know a lot of nuances to make the work of which thousands of people will admire. A photographer is a person of creativity. Often photographers can be inspired by anything, so when writing this article, I analyzed many aspects that affect the work of a photographer, found out a lot of interesting information about this creative work, and once made sure that it takes a rich fantasy to be a professional. I used only verified sources to provide you with quality material to help you choose the prefect gifts for photographers.
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