- Place the wall mount on the wall and use the built-in level to anchor a central print to the wall.
- Then you can snap together the other tiles onto the first! The wall mount uses four adhesive strips that don’t damage the wall, yet offer all the support that’s needed to display up to 12 tiles.
- Just make sure you press down firmly for 10 seconds. You can also push in the 4 included thumb tacks for additional support, then mount up to 30 tiles on the first tile! Not a bad tradeoff for 4 little pin holes in your wall.
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If you're looking for the ideal gift for the photographer on your holiday shopping list, but you have a smaller budget of $50, don't worry - there are plenty of gift ideas for photographers for 2021.
In our latest collection of gifts for photographers, we have all sorts of useful gadgets that any photographer will love.
From a camera wrist strap to photo restoration services to beautiful metal prints, you can't go wrong with these options!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: Artbeat Studios HD Metal Print
If you ask me, one of the best gifts for photographers is a print of one of their favorite photos. It's a great way to honor their craft while also giving them a gift that truly keeps on giving!
And I know what you're thinking...metal prints for under $50 must be pretty low quality. Happily, though, that's just not the case!
Artbeat Studios is known as an industry leader for high-quality metal prints. One of the reasons for this is because Artbeat Studios’ HD metal prints have the image heat infused directly into the metal. The result is unsurpassed resolution and color vibrancy.
Metal is a gorgeous substrate for all manner and type of photos, too. The crisp, clean detail and modern look is just what the doctor ordered for highlighting a beautiful image.
What’s more, Artbeat Studios uses Chromaluxe® brand aluminum sheets. This brand of aluminum has a 3x better permanence than Kodak Silver Halide Prints and resists fading for more than 65 years. So not only is an HD metal print a great gift for this holiday season, but it’s a gift that will keep on giving for decades!
You can also customize the look of the print by choosing different finishes, surfaces, and mounts. One of the newest additions to the options list is the textured matte surface for a true fine art look.
Whatever options you choose, the result is a breathtaking and custom print that your favorite photographer is sure to love that won't bust your budget!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: Holdfast Camera Leash Leather Wrist Strap
If you really want to impress the photographer on your list, you might think about gifting them a beautiful (and functional!) camera strap.
A prime option is the strap shown above and below - the Holdfast Camera Leash.
As you can see, this camera strap is made of the finest materials, including high-quality leather and stainless steel hardware. There are multiple colors to choose from as well, so you can customize the look of the strap to best fit the photographer on your list.
This strap is multi-functional, too.
Use it to carry your keys and attach them to a belt loop. Secure a water bottle to your backpack. Use two of them together to carry a third camera on the Holdfast MoneyMaker harness. There’s few products under $50 with that much functionality!
Plus, these things look absolutely incredible with fine details that scream, “I’m handcrafted!” - because they are! They're individually hand-tooled and painted in Oklahoma.
It’s a photography gift that your favorite photographer is sure to love!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: Octopus.Camera OctoPad
One of the best gifts you can give the photographer on your list is versatility, and that's exactly what the Octopus.Camera OctoPad delivers.
You can use the OctoPad with a camera, a light, a GoPro, a microphone - you name it! And unlike many other small stabilization devices, it doesn't collapse under the weight of the gear.
Instead, it offers a sturdy, stable base for photo and video equipment. It doesn't slide around, either, because of its non-slip mat design.
The OctoPad has a built-in male 1/4-20 inch threaded bolt for attaching accessories and a high-capacity removable ball head that also has an adjustable 1/4-20 inch threaded male bolt.
There’s even a built-in cable strap to keep cables from getting in your way and a clip grommet for attaching a lanyard to easily carry the OctoPad.
The functionality, size, portability, and price of the OctoPad are just too good to pass up. If you want to truly impress your favorite photographer this holiday season, serve up an OctoPad!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: GoPro HERO9 Black Protective Housing
While GoPros are ruggedly built, having a little added protection will give your favorite photographer additional peace of mind that they can capture the action without worry about their camera.
This case was purpose-built to keep water, mud, dirt, and other debris from contacting the GoPro. In fact, it's waterproof down to 196 feet, so if the photographer on your list has deep-sea diving on their schedule, this GoPro accessory is a must!
The cover offers a skeleton backdoor that gives easy access to the touchscreen. It also enables improved audio capture.
The flat glass lens ensures that users can still get high-quality, sharp images whether they're above or below the water.
Likewise, they'' be able to see what they're doing thanks to the accessibility of the front LCD screen, even with the cover on.
And since it's an official GoPro accessory, you know it will fit the GoPro HERO9 like a glove!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: Snaptiles
A unique gift idea for the photographer on your holiday shopping list is Snaptiles.
Snaptiles are a patented Magnetic Photo Tile that is 8”x8”x1” and super lightweight.
What makes Snaptiles so unique is that they use a single wall mount that enables you to hang multiple prints without having to put tons of holes in the wall. Here's how it works:
Each tile connects with strong magnets, so there’s no worry of the tiles sagging or slipping. Instead, they'll give your favorite photographer a clean, crisp photo display to enjoy year-round.
Best of all, though, this system enables you to swap images out as you get new photo tiles, rearrange them in the display, and create different shapes with an array of images.
It really couldn’t be any easier!
The images are printed on a premium SBS Acid Free archival paperboard to give you long-lasting durability. On top of that, the UV protective lamination on the tiles has a beautifully soft touch.
Aside from being well-made and easy to install, Snaptiles offers you the chance to enjoy designing wall displays with the photographer on your list. The manner in which you hang the tiles is really limited only by your imagination. It's a fun way to hang out and enjoy each other's company!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: PhotoRepairPro
Why not give the gift of making old new again this year?
If the photographer on your list is anything like me, they likely have tons of old photos in boxes in the basement or the attic. Some of those photos have probably seen better days, too.
That being the case, a great gift idea is to have a photo restored to its original glory!
For $34.99, you can give your favorite photographer a repaired photo, including an online proof, a JPEG download, and two 5x7 prints of the image. You even get free shipping on the prints!
No matter if the original image is faded, has creases, or needs to be colorized, PhotoRepairPro has your back.
What's more, they'll improve portraits by removing glare from eyeglasses, smoothing skin, or even changing the background.
There are simply a wealth of possibilities for breathing new life into old memories!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: HDRsoft Photomatix Essentials
Ask any photographer, and they’ll probably tell you that the toughest part of photography to master is exposure.
All too often, you get photos that have highlights that are too bright or shadows that are much too dark.
But by using the power of HDR photography - high dynamic range - photographers can combine multiple exposures into a single shot, thereby getting a well-exposed image throughout.
Photomatix Essentials by HDRsoft makes that process super easy with dozens of HDR settings and presets for getting the perfect HDR photo.
HDRsoft has even incorporated multiple HDR styles to give photographers further control over how their HDR images look. Truly, creating eye-catching photos has never been easier!
Gifts for Photographers under $50: Pre-Owned SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO 300MB/s SDHC Card
Every photographer needs reliable memory cards, and multiple memory cards at that!
With MPB's great deals on pre-owned memory cards, you can help the photographer on your list ensure they have the storage capacity they need without spending an arm and a leg.
This SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC memory card offers up to 300MB/s transfer speeds and shot speeds up to 260MB/s. That kind of speed is what photographers demand!
These cards aren't just ideal for photography, either...
They offer sustained video capture of 30MB/s with up to 128GB of full HD video and cinema-quality 4K video.
In other words, these cards will give photographers the uncompromising performance they demand.
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: Ikan Stratus 15mm Static Lens Support
If the photographer on your list has a bunch of accessories for their camera, an Ikan Stratus Cage is all but a must.
And to make the Stratus cage even more functional, you can give the gift of a 15mm static lens support this holiday season.
The support attaches to the non-rotating part of a lens and helps support its weight.
With 7/8-inches of vertical leeway, this gadget can support a lens in a number of positions.
It's easy to use, too - one of the 15mm rod mounts is open and angled, so it can be slid onto the rods from above or from the front.
And at $34.99, it's a bargain gift as well!
Gifts for Photographers Under $50: Amazon Gift Card
Totally stumped regarding gift ideas for photographers on your list?
Why not go the easy route and get them an Amazon gift card?
Though a gift card isn't exactly the sexiest gift, when the photographer in your family sees that you have given them carte blanche to get what they want, they'll be stoked!
With an Amazon gift card, they can put the card amount towards whatever they want - a new lens, a second camera body, lighting gear, a laptop - you name it!
As far as flexibility goes, there's nothing better to give a photographer than a gift card.