It's gift giving - and of course recieving! - time again, so here are 15 ideas for gifts that would be well recieved by a photographer friend, or that you might want to work their way into your own stocking for Christmas Day....
Clickin Mom's Forum Pass (currently discounted!)
There is currently 40% off memberships with the code FRIDAY40 so it's a great time to join if you haven't already, or upgrade to a lifetime membership.
Any lens is appreciated, but if you feel you already have everything you need, but fancy something fun or just want something to stretch your creativity, these two lenses might be for you! (and the first one is under $100, so not too expensive either!)
365 Journal from Kikki K Designs
If you are doing a Project 365 next year, how about this little journal to add your photos to? I've literally just ordered one - I'll share about it when it comes!
Capture the Moment book
Written by Clickin Moms Sarah Wilkinson, this a great book for when you feel in need of a bit of inspiration - it takes you through using different lighting scenarios, composition, black and white, storytelling and so on. Love it.
Totally Rad seem to always have a sale on Black Friday (last year was 35% off) so now is a great time to check out their actions and presets, or the infamous RadLab (you can read more about work of genius on the blog here) and be ready to buy when the sale rolls in!
Nothing worse than having freezing cold hands whilst shooting - these fingerless gloves allow you to keep shooting, but without losing the feeling in your fingers :) (Also check out Etsy for some different ones)
Learn Photography eBooks from Live Snap Love
Both of the ebooks have had an update: Mastering the Basics ebook now makes it easier than ever to switch over to manually controlling your camera, and Beyond the Basics takes you through the next stage of your photography journey, with sections on light, composition and storytelling, and now comes with a FREE BONUS EBOOK with 100 child and lifestyle photography prompts. Gift Vouchers are also available, so you can gift these to someone else too! (Don't buy yet - Sale coming soon!)
Nailing white balance is essential, and you really can't go wrong with an Expodisc!
Editing photos is pretty much essential if you shoot in RAW, and definitely worth doing even if you don't! Either of these will suit you just fine if you don't have anything already (and if you are not sure which to get, take a look at this article on whether Elements or Lightroom will suit you better) Photoshop Elements is currently just $59.95 on Amazon - such a steal when you consider all you can do with this!)
I've only recently discovered Artifact Uprising, but there stuff looks amazing - this is a gift I'd love to receive for sure!
If you edit all your photos from the month in one day (like me) then this editing marathon mug is for you! They have some other cute mugs and prints for photographers too.
Go on, make next year the one where you are actually IN the pictures too! This makes it an absolute doddle to get behind the lens.
The Unexpected Everyday eBook by Click It Up A Notch
A great stocking filler book - it has 30 days of lifestyle photography prompts and photography tips, great for getting out of a rut.
With the dark nights drawing in, a flash is an absolute godsend!
This one is the Two Sues by Kelly Moore, but let's face it, any cute camera bag will do!
Hope you have enjoyed these gift ideas!