We've given you a couple of shopping lists with low-budget alternatives for making photographers happy this Christmas. It's time to focus on the mid-range options. Here are the hottest gifts you can buy this holiday season for less than $100.
1. Spider Pro Hand strap
The standard neck strap you find in the box with every camera is for tourists. Now that we've made that clear, it's time to introduce the alternative. The Hand Strap from Spider is the way to go. It is adjustable to any size and weight, it's compatible with vertical grips and it puts your hand in the perfect shooting position.
2. MyStudio Portable Photo Studio
This is the perfect kit for product photography. It has everything you need and it makes the entire process a lot easier. It's also very portable which means you can shoot on location and the 5000k lighting is perfect for getting that soft natural light that will make products stand out.
3. Vanguard VEO AM-264TR Monopod
A quality monopod will save you a lot of trouble when working with longer lenses or shooting long exposures. It's lighter than a tripod and easier to use. This model from Vanguard is multifunctional. You can use it for stills, video and as a walking stick if you're into hiking.
4. KeepSnap Directory
If you want to give a practical gift to a photographer growing his or her business, give them a KeepSnap subscription. It's the best platform that puts photographers in touch with clients in their area.
5. Zen of Light online photography workshop
This is a perfect way to grow the photographer's eye. All members will receive a new lesson and an assignment every week. They will also have the option of posting their images in galleries.
6. Rosco The Strobist collection
This is an ideal gift for photographers who work with speedlights a lot. This collection of 55 gel filters will modify the temperature of light creating awesome lighting effects.
7. Photomatix Pro 5
HDR photographers will love the new Photomatix Pro 5. It makes the entire process of creating a pro HDR photo easy and quick.
8. Lowepro Flipside 300 AW Backpack
Proper storage and transportation of camera gear is essential for all photographers. This backpack from Lowepro has a generous load capacity, despite its compact size and light weight. It also features outer storage compartments and a tripod holder. The materials are water resistant, something nature and landscape photographers will appreciate.
9. Selens 5 in 1 reflector
Every photographer should own a reflector. This one can replace five of them. It's easy to use, durable and very practical.
10. Canon SELPHY CP910 Wireless printer
This is a great fun little printer that will help you preserve your memories on paper.
It's very small which means you can easily take it anywhere and it's easy to use by anyone.