What’s on your wish list this holiday season? Whether you’re writing your annual letter to Santa or treating yourself, this list has all my favorite products for photographers!
1. Camera strap
The strap your camera came with is often a good place to start, but a great camera strap will make carrying your camera a breeze. Hold Fast makes beautiful L straps which combine form and function – and ultra soft bison leather in 5 colors. Checkout the Hold Fast Maven Strap.
2. Gear bag
A great bag will be your best friend, keeping all your gear organized and in one place. For the fashionable photographer in your life, Kelly Moore has a bag for every outfit, that most people won’t even be able to tell is a camera bag. If you’re trekking out to photograph landscapes, a backpack from LowePro will ensure everything you need is right at your fingerprints.
3. Lens accessories
These are the perfect size for a stocking stuffer – from lens hoods to filters and covers and caps, you’re guaranteed to find something that meets any budget.
4. Cleaning kit
Keeping your camera clean is easy with a great kit, like this one from B&H, which comes with everything you’ll need to keep your lenses dust and fingerprint free.
5. Light reflectors
Reflectors are an important tool in any photographer’s arsenal, and many are collapsible and easy to carry. This set of five has everything you’ll need to get started.
Photographers are constantly chasing light, but you could wrap it up and put it under the tree. From basic flashes to elaborate lighting setups, there’s many ways to give light this holiday.
You can never have too many batteries, especially if you’re always on the go and might not have time to recharge your camera’s battery. Extra batteries are great to have on hand. (Tip: If you’re asking for a flash, a good set of rechargeable batteries will go a long way.)
A drone will give you an entirely new perspective, and allow a landscape photographer to explore in new ways. This one comes with a built in camera. (Make sure to check local regulations regarding drones, and register at www.faa.gov/uas/registration)
9. Coffee Mugs
10. Tethered tech
If you’re ready to start shooting tethered to a laptop or tablet, but don’t know where to start, this kit will get you off on the right foot.
What photography items are on your Christmas wish list? Which camera accessory do you hope Santa puts under the tree? Share in the comments.