Gift Lists for Men

23 Gifts for Photographers Who Are Always Capturing the Moment

Updated on December 3, 2018 Updated on Dec 3, 2018
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    If you have a professional photographer in your life or just an amateur Instagrammer these gifts will inspire them to point and click. Our guide has great photography gift ideas and accessories to help them take better pictures, take more pictures, or edit those pictures to share with the world to see. Here are our favorite gifts for photographers who are always capturing the moment.

  1. Vintage Camera Pillows 
  2. In the age of selfies what could be more of the moment than these cute camera pillows? Confound your Millennial friends and family with stories of waiting for a film to be developed or waving a Polaroid camera to get it to develop faster.

    Artist Ronda J. Smith of Brooklyn prints the photos on cotton sateen and then sews them onto cotton-twill. Each pillow is handmade.

  3. Photographer Mug
  4. If you are an avid photographer and love making portrait shots, then this is the ultimate mug for you! Flaunt your camera-loving self and tell people who you are with this deadly high-quality print on a sturdy ceramic mug which is really perfect for showing off your true attitude!

  5. Photo Coasters
  6. Coasters are often a boring necessity for those with neat freak tendencies. The Instant Glass Coasters allow you to use your own photos to personalize an often overlooked home accessory. Use photos of friends, family, favorite places, favorite quotes… the possibilities are endless! They’ll be catching your visitors’ eye as well as their mugs.

  7. Photoshop Shortcuts Keyboard Skin
  8. A good helper for Adobe Photoshop CS users, increase your PS speed to that of an expert. No more frustration searching for which key is which PS shortcut. Each XSKN silicone skin is heat molded to ensure a perfect fit then each color is hand screened using silicone paint which is heat fused into the silicone keyboard skin to become one, making it durable, crack-proof and washable. Perfect gift for your photography friend who is just starting out.

  9. Camera Dial Cufflinks
  10. These cool 35mm camera dial cufflinks bring back memories, don’t they? As a child, I remember my father adjusting the aperture, f-stop, and other things just like that. All that work just for one picture? Was it worth all the hassle? Well, yes, if you get the perfect picture. Just another funny cufflinks design brought to you by Cuff-Daddy. Please know that these are replicas of the knob and look just like the photo. Makes a great gift idea and arrives in a handsome gift box.

  11. Purse With Removable Camera Case
  12. This DSLR camera bag is anything but ordinary. There’s no denying the appeal of bold colors. Be playful with sunflower yellow, hot with luscious red, down-to-earth with brown or cheerful with blue. The 1-cm thick padded bottom, walls and dividers ensure the safety of your equipment on the go. Removable insert makes it easy to convert the camera bag to a handbag.

  13. Photography Book
  14. Written by world-renowned photographer, writer, and broadcaster Tom Ang, Photography lavishly celebrates the most iconic photographs and photographers of the past 200 years. Tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the digital age, Photography: The Definitive Visual History is the only book of its kind to give a comprehensive account of the people, the photographs, and the technologies that have shaped the history of photography.

  15. Camera Bag
  16. This lightweight, durable camera backpack is ready for all your daily escapades! Adjustable, padded dividers allow you to customize the main compartment to the various combinations of cameras and lenses you might pick to accompany you on your daily adventures. The top compartment above it holds flashes, lens cap, camera lens, memory cards, rechargeable battery, and other accessories, while the zippered interior pockets in both compartments keep batteries and Sandisks, flash drives and sound. It even has a tripod holder on the side.

  17. Journal
  18. This distinctive collection of beautifully designed journals makes a statement with bold sentiments, modern typography, and artwork by contemporary designers and illustrators. Each journal contains periodic typeset quotations enhanced with striking artwork, and lots of lined pages for capturing the day’s thoughts, musings, and prose.

  19. Insta Max Mini 90
  20. The Instax Mini 90 – designed with a classic look offers advanced features, such as bulb and double exposures to capture light creatively. The instax mini 90 is also equipped with new functions and features like macro mode and high performance flash, making this an instant camera for every photographer developed under the concept neo classic. This is a film camera so add some fujifilm instax mini so they can get started using it right away. If the classic look isn’t her style, they also have there Original Insta Mini and its half the price.

  21. Fun Camera Strap
  22. Every photographer needs a fun camera strap. This fashion pattern camera strap made for anyone who wants to add a touch of  fun to their DSLR camera. Made of high-quality pure cotton webbing, top cowhide, and super-soft fiber cloth, make it more durable and comfortable to carry. The application of Japanese Nifco and American Duraflex high-tensile plastic fasteners ensures you to use the camera without worrying about damaging it. You never have to worry about damaging your camera making it perfect for on the go. Just strap it to your Nikon and head out.

  23. Camera Dolly
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    The Pico Dolly is designed to allow the photographer and videographer new creative possibilities. The new patent pending Pico Dolly features a sturdy CNC machined plate with two 1/4-20 thread holds and one male 1/4-20 thread post to mount up to full-size ball heads and/or articulating friction arms. The heavy duty plate will support camcorders or full-size HDSLR’s and accessories such as LED’s, small monitors video cameras and microphones.

  25. Camera Ornament 
  26. These Kurt Adler Classic and Digital Camera Ornaments are a unique addition to any holiday decor or Christmas tree. This assortment features a classic silver and black camera with a brown case and a sleek black digital camera. Makes a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.

  27. Phone Cover
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    Our iPhone Slim Case combines premium protection with brilliant design. The slim profile keeps your tech looking sleek while guarding against scuffs and scratches. Just snap it onto the case and you’re good to go.

  29. Flexible Tripod
  30. Get crisper shots with this durable, lightweight tripod. The rubberized foot grips and wrappable legs will secure professional cameras up to 6.6lbs. as they hold their stance to any viable surface and can wrap around anything for a better angle.

  31. Lens Ball
  32. If you are looking for a tool to achieve higher levels of creativity in your photos Lensball is for you. It is a gorgeous photography sphere made out of high-grade optical crystal that allows anyone to dive into endless creative photography possibilities. You can capture a 180-degree view of your surroundings, right in the palm of your hand and it is so simple that anyone can use it. Furthermore, Lensball is perfectly suited for any kind of camera, smartphone or professional high-end camera.

  33. Lens Watch
  34. Made with a camera inspired design this Japanese original installation import pointer movement provides precise and accurate time keeping. Made with 3ATM water resistant for those underwater photographers and a stainless strap.

  35. Don’t Be Negative Tee
  36. This “don’t be negative shirt” makes an awesome photographer gift! Made of 85% cotton + 15% polyester this women’s retro ultra chic shirt is comfortable to wear. Perfect for working or working out.

  37. Miggo Strap
  38. The miggo Splat CSC Flexible Mini Tripod is a flexible tripod that adjusts to any surface and can hold Mirrorless and compact cameras in countless positions. It has five extremely durable legs that can be contorted and adjusted to hold compact cameras. Splat folds onto users cameras in countless ways, securing them in a tight and protective grip. The versatile universal tripod mount effortlessly adjusts to any surface.

  39. Solar Powered Charger
  40. Give a kiss goodbye to power sockets and embrace the power of the sun. The RAVPower 24W solar panel is a solar-powered portable charger that utilizes the sun’s rays to charge your smartphones and tablets. Constructed with our premium solar charging cells that have an increased charging efficiency of 21.5% – 23.5%, you can power your portable devices from sunrise to sundown whenever you are outside. Perfect gift for the adventure photographer.

  41. Enamel Pin
  42. This Camera lapel pin is die struck from jeweler’s metal with black enamel color fill and is nickel plated. A perfect for your favorite photographer or a class of photography students. A great way to reward for a project well done! Each includes a standard clutch back and individually poly bagged.

  43. Close Up Phone Lens
  44. This 4X macro lens that will work with any smartphone in the world! Easy-Macro is a simple, flexible magnification accessory for smartphones that lets you take closeup photos with incredible detail. The lens is easy to use and fits any smartphone or tablet on the market. Guaranteed. Easy-Macro is small enough to fit in your wallet so you never forget it at home and works on all devices with or without a case.

  45. Desk Organizer
  46. The durable, heavy, coated cardboard pieces punch out and assemble in mere minutes—no glue or scissors required! A picture-perfect way to keep a desk tidy! Eye-catching and functional, this vintage-inspired desk accessory will be an instant favorite of camera enthusiasts.