Christmas is just around the corner and that means presents have to be bought. If you're a photographer or one of your loved ones is, you know that buying a present can be expensive, not to mention a difficult decision. It doesn't have to be that way though. We're here to help with a list of ten awesome gifts that won't have you pulling more than $25 out of your pocket.
1. Marumi FIT+SLIM Lens Protect Filter
The importance of protecting your lenses should never be underestimated. You never know when someone is going to swing their elbow at your lens while dancing or when a kid accidently sends a ball your way. A protecting filter is a must.
2. Spider Water Bottle Holder
Staying hydrated during a long outdoor session is very important. You definitely don't want to interrupt the shoot looking for a bottle of water. This Water Bottle Holder is very convenient and handy. It's perfect for hiking photographers and just about anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors.
3. LightBox Photography Cards
This is the perfect gift for boosting creativity and inspiration. This deck of cards has 52 challenges for photographers of all levels, created by award-winning photographer Paul Michael Kane.
4. Spider Monkey
This is a great accessory that helps you keep your flash, battery pack or light meter ready at your hip.
5. Camera Lens Thermos
Let's be honest, who doesn't love these? They're practical and they look awesome.
6. Camera Lens Kit for iPhone/Android
The cameras on phones and tablets these days can do a terrific job and that's one of the reasons why mobile photography has made its way into high class art galleries. But there's always room for technical improvement and this lens kit is one of the best ways to boost the capabilities of your iPhone/Android's camera.
7. Professional cleaning kit
Any experienced photographer will tell you that no matter how you protect your camera, it's still going to get dirty from time to time. Every camera bag should have a cleaning kit ready to be used in all situations.
A little (or more) rain should stop you from taking killer shots, especially since rainy days have brilliant light. The rainsleeve is a cheap, safe solution for protecting your camera while using it in bad weather.
This set of 6 microfiber cleaning cloths is perfect for your lenses, screens and just about any other delicate surface that needs cleaning.
10. Rocket Blower
Every photographer should have one of these. Dust eventually enters the camera even if you don't change the lens that often. This is a quick, safe and effective way to get rid of any dust spots on your sensor or mirror.