Best Gifts for Photographers Under $99

It is not easy to find exciting and interesting gifts for photographers.

After receiving less than useful or exciting gifts from the members of my family in the past, I implemented a strictly enforced rule that forbids to get me any photography related presets.

But receiving socks and pajamas year after year is boring.

Gifts for Photographers Under $99

This year I decided to put together a list of gift ideas to help our wives, girlfriends, husbands and boyfriends to find something special for us. I do not expect or want for our loved ones to buy us a new lens or a tripod but something inexpensive and fun.

Fun and Inexpensive Gifts for Photographers

Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod, Black (MTPIXI-B)
  • Mini tripod for Compact System Cameras
  • Comfortable handgrip to capture great videos
  • Push button locking mechanism for easy setup
  • Lightweight, intuitive to use and easy to carry
  • Attractive Italian design

Photographers with compact cameras don’t have to look far to find the perfect tripod—the Manfrotto Mini Tripod.

Lightweight and portable measuring 7.3 inches and weighing 8.2 ounces, the Manfrotto Tripod offers excellent stability with its rubber feet as well as a new push-button mechanism that allows photographers to lock or release the ball head with one hand.

With a comfort grip, its large screw thread and a maximum load capacity of 2.2 pounds, the tripod is great for compact cameras, entry-level DSLRS and smartphones.

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Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera (Black)
  • Automatic extending 95 millimeter f14 lens with two focus zones (0.9 to 3 meter and 3 meter to infinity)
  • Optical viewfinder. Tri-pod socket. Four size AA 1.5 V alkaline batteries (Best with Polaroid AA batteries). Dimensions- (not including protrusions) 6.6 x 3.7 x 4.7 inches
  • Picture size 62 millimeter × 99 millimeter, close-up lens for shots up to 40 centimeter from the subject. Shutter release- Programmed electronic shutter release, 1/64 sec - 1/200 sec. Power supply- Four size AA 1.5 V alkaline batteries (LR6), capacity - 10 film packs (Based on our test conditions)
  • Light and dark control to help add high and low-key effects in the picture. Fill-in flash by flash-on button
  • Works with Fujifilm Instax Wide Film only - ISO800. Film size: 3.38 x 4.25(inches), picture size: 2.44 x 3.9 (inches)

Another modern version of the Polaroid camera, the Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera is a great gift for photographers who love the instant gratification of seeing their photographs in seconds.

Featuring a close-up lens that’s ideal for taking selfies, the Fujifilm Instax is packed with features like the automatic flash, the tripod socket, the real image finder and the lens ring dial with the focus zone setting.

A must-have on your list especially for get-togethers with friends, don’t forget to add Instax Wide and Instax Mini Film to the list for the best results!

JOBY Wrist Strap for DSLR and Mirrorless Professional Cameras.
  • EASY TO ADJUST. The JOBY Wrist Strap will never get in the way, as you shoot your favorite subjects. This strap is designed to fit almost anyone and adjusts quickly and comfortably. The stopper stitch won’t pinch your wrist, but will provide the security you need.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT STRENGTH. Made of ABS plastic and nylon webbing, you can find an easy peace of mind. Weighing less than a ½ ounce, it can support a mirrorless DSLR, point and shoot camera, or Pro DSLR with ease, gives you freedom you need to get creative.
  • DISCRETE AND FLEXIBLE. This non-invasive camera strap won’t get in your way as you move your way around your camera controls. The braided nylon cord with a polypropylene stopper ensures a perfect fit for fast transitions between and easier shooting.
  • SUPER SECURE. The JOBY Wrist Strap provides a secure hold for even the heaviest DSLR’s with zoom lenses. This camera strap automatically tightens if your camera falls from your grasp, so you will feel confident in the safety of your gear.
  • ULTRA COMFORTABLE. We know your travels take you far and wide, and comfort is key. This camera wrist strap is made of 1 cm wide nylon that will stay comfortable for hours. It is easy to take on and off as you conveniently take it on any adventure.

The Joby UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate is a great gift for any photographer who values comfort and versatility. Designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the UltraFit Strap conforms to the hand with its lightweight design, eliminates bulkiness, and gives photographers a firm grip.

Beyond comfort, the strap adds function with its built-in Arca-Swiss baseplate that makes it easy to transition between handheld and tripod shooting with its universal fit for most tripods. Weighing only 3.5 ounces, it promises to support the heaviest DSLR camera with zoom lens and battery grip while providing tripod stability, which makes it a great gift for photographers of any skill level.

Easily one of the most popular bags on the market, the Backpack Bag by Altura for Camera and Lens brings a new meaning to adventure with its function and style.

Part of The Wanderer Series, the backpack fits one DSLR camera with an attached lens as well as four to five additional lenses, a tripod or monopod, and a shoe-mount flash. Its padded slip-pocket offers enough space for a 14-inch laptop, which makes editing your photos even easier on the go with your laptop always within reach.

Made of weather-resistant nylon with reinforced stitching, if you don’t love the bag after 90 days, the manufacturer offers a 100% money-back guarantee!

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Easily one of the most popular bags on the market, the Backpack Bag by Altura for Camera and Lens brings a new meaning to adventure with its function and style.

Part of The Wanderer Series, the backpack fits one DSLR camera with an attached lens as well as four to five additional lenses, a tripod or monopod, and a shoe-mount flash. Its padded slip-pocket offers enough space for a 14-inch laptop, which makes editing your photos even easier on the go with your laptop always within reach.

Made of weather-resistant nylon with reinforced stitching, if you don’t love the bag after 90 days, the manufacturer offers a 100% money-back guarantee!

Another fun, whimsical and cute photography gift, the “I Shoot People” novelty t-shirt is perfect for the lighthearted photographer. Made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton and machine washable, the screen-printed t-shirt is available in men’s, women’s and youth sizes with a money-back, hassle-free guarantee from the supplier that you’ll love it!

Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
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Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • Compact microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your videos - only 80 millimeter (3") long and 42gm (1.5 ounce)
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - min 3V)
  • Includes Rycote lyre shock mount and deluxe furry windshield
  • Please note: for new iphones you need to purchase an adapter as iphone requires a 1/8th Jack
  • English (Publication Language)

If you’re looking to add quality audio to your videos, look no further than the Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone.

Compatible with a wide range of cameras, the directional VideoMicro microphone eliminates distracting noise to ensure top-quality, natural audio. Made of durable thermo-plastic with an all-metal microphone body and guaranteed to be virtually indestructible, the VideoMicro comes with a two-year extended warranty as well as a shock mount and a deluxe furry windshield mount.

Promising crystal-clear audio for videos, the Rode VideoMicro makes a great gift for photographers and videographers!

Lomography Lomo'Instant Camera Black - Instant Film Camera
  • 3 Shooting Modes To Cover Every Kind Of Instant
  • An Ultra-Advanced Lens System
  • The Largest Aperture Setting in the Instant Photography World
  • Sh-o-o-o-o-t L-o-o-o-o-o-ng Exposures, Shoot Unlimited Multiple Exposures

What’s the perfect gift to get a photographer who already has it all?

The Lomography Lomo Instant Camera should be at the top of your gift-buying list! Praised as a “timeless memory maker,” the Lomo Instant Camera offers an ultra-advanced lens system and the largest aperture setting in the world as well as three shooting modes that guarantee beautiful images in any condition at the click of a button!

Other features include its long exposure shooting and unlimited multiple exposure shooting as well as color gels and a built-in mirror to boost your selfie game! From the five-star reviews on Amazon to the latest craze in instant cameras, the Lomo Instant is a great gift for photographers—just don’t forget to complete the gift with Fuji’s Instax Mini Instant Film!

Vintage Style Canvas Camera Shoulder Bag
  • Organize and optimize using this camera bag / messenger bag, designed to be stylish in both form and function!
  • Each bag features one large pocket and foam wrapped pads to store and protect SLR Camera and four(4) small pockets to organize your camera accessories. The bag has secure snap closures
  • This bag will come with a removable padded inserts, one padded bottom and one adjustable padded divider. Keeping your SLR/DSLR main body with lens attached and spare lenses separate
  • Size:Outer(width-12.6 inches / 32 cm, height-9.4 inches / 24cm, thickness-5.5 inches / 14 cm) Inner(width-11.4 inches / 29 cm, height-8.6 inches / 22cm, thickness-4.3 inches / 11 cm)

Carry your gear in style with the ZLYC Vintage Style DSLR SLR Canvas Camera Shoulder Bag. Complete with a shockproof, removable padded insert, the shoulder bag combines both style and function with its array of pockets perfect for a camera, two lenses and various small parts.

Handmade in canvas and genuine leather, this is a stylish gift for photographers of all ages!

Neewer Carbon Fiber Tripod / Monopod
  • 2 in 1 tripod, one of leg can be used as monopod
  • Quick release leg locking, giving a more convenient leg handling
  • Universal ball head design with 2 locks and 360° dial that photographers adjust angle free and quickly
  • New generation of high density carbon fiber tube, using eight layer different angles carbon fiber staggered laminated, high temperature curing, high pressure strengthening polymeric structure
  • Comes with a portable bag, easy to carry

When it comes to compact and lightweight, the Neewer Carbon Fiber Tripod raises the bar weighing in at only 1.76 pounds and measuring 9.4 inches long.

The perfect gift for photographers looking for a packable yet sturdy option and comes with a carrying case and a shoulder strap as well as an adjustable center column, rubberized and weather-resistant locks, and reverse folding legs that make it an easy addition to any small backpack or messenger bag.

It’s perfect for point and shoot, compact DSLR, and mirrorless cameras!

Panoramic 360°/ 120-Minute Time Lapse Tripod Head
  • PANORAMIC TRIPOD HEAD: Completes a 360° cycle in 120-minutes, stack two heads if you want to double the speed
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Take awesome smooth panning shots using your smartphone, mirrorless and DSLR cameras
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: We’ve got your back. Our products are designed to ease your technical woes, not add to them. Our friendly US-Based support is here to help
  • DURABLE: Made from aluminum, it's no match for accidental drops. Portable and convenient to travel with on the go. Supports cameras and phones up to 4.4lbs (2KG)
  • EXTRAS: Features a standard 1/4" mounting screw for cameras, and includes a tripod head mount and mount for smartphones

Are you interested in creating time lapse videos or stunning panoramic stills? Photographers can’t get enough of the Movo Photo Panoramic Time Lapse Tripod Head that creates a 360-degree swivel for GoPro cameras, smart phones, and cameras. Ideal for creating the perfect time lapse or panorama, the Panoramic Tripod Head attaches directly to the camera and can then be attached to a tripod or placed on a flat surface for use.

Using a sophisticated timer mechanism that doesn’t require batteries, the Tripod Head is an excellent addition to any photographer’s gadgets and gear!

Cute Mini DSLR Flash Light Torch Shutter Sound Keychain
  • Size:4.4x4.8x2.5cm/1.73x1.89x0.98inches
  • Shutter sound "chkacha" when the button is pressed
  • High quality with detail painting
  • Cute camera shaped flashlight.Note: This listing is for 1pc only. Random color
  • Leegoal bulk packing with good quality warranty.

Yet another cute gift for photographers is the Cute Mini DSLR Flashlight Torch Shutter Sound Keychain. Available in a variety of colors, the keychain brings the iconic sounds of photography to life with its “kacha” shutter sound when the button is pressed!

Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition
  • Peterson, Bryan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 03/15/2016 (Publication Date) - Amphoto Books (Publisher)

The perfect gift for the photographer who also loves inspiration at his or her fingertips, Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson is an excellent addition to any library.

Peterson has a stellar reputation as a talented photographer, instructor, best-selling author and founder of The Bryan Peterson School of Photography, all of which make his reference guide a must-have for new photographers just entering the industry and veteran photographers who need a refresher. 

Don’t Google another photography question without first picking up a copy of Understanding Exposure

Gamago Telephoto Kitchen Timer
  • Great for gift giving
  • Fun for all ages
  • Extremely unique and fun
  • Easy to take from room to room
  • Measures 3.25-inch by 2.5-inch diameter

Are you hoping your next meal looks as delicious as the picture in the recipe? Look no further than the Gamago Telephoto Kitchen Timer to ensure your next meal is right on time!

A great gift for photographers of all ages, this unique kitchen timer is perfect for timing your next family dinner whether it’s the meatloaf in the oven or the hamburgers on the grill to the pecan pie for dessert. Don’t cook your next meal without it!

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If you’re proud to be a photographer and want to show it, the Powered by a Photographer Career Steel Metal License Plate Frame should be at the top of your list! This high quality stainless steel metal license plate frame comes with a 10-year rust and fade-free warranty as well as a nine-year promise that the lettering won’t fade!

Guaranteed to add a touch of pride to your ride, it’s a great gift for photographers in the family, your friends or even yourself.

PHOTOGRAPHER - Parking Sign Gift
  • Size - 8" X 12" - Good for decorating a work space or hanging in a den, this America Pride Novelty sign also makes a great gift
  • Perfect Gift - Good for decorating a work space or hanging in a den, this novelty sign makes a great gift for anyone
  • Quick & Easy Mount - Comes with pre-cut mounting holes for hanging
  • Indoor/Outdoor Use - Printed with ultra durable inks for a scratch resistant finish that will last for years
  • Proudly Made In The USA - Buy with confidence from an American owned and operated company! SignMission Items are produced in our state-of-the-art facility in West Palm Beach, Florida

If the license plate wasn’t a nice touch, then the Photographer – Parking Sign Gift is truly a must-have for your favorite photographer! Great for decorating a photographer’s office, the sign features a high-definition graphic perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

It’s also quick and easy to hang with pre-drilled mounting holes, not to mention it’s rust and fade resistant!

Foldio – 15″ Folding Portable Lightbox Studio
  • FOLDIO2 - Foldio is the world’s fist portable studio (Mini Studio) with a foldable design. It is unfolding a whole new level of possibilities for both smartphone and regular digital camera photography. Simply put it is an all-in one foldable and easily portable photo studio that includes all the necessary equipment (light, backdrops and power). Don’t worry about taking high quality pictures for your online shop products anymore. This mini studio will help you to solve this problem!
  • DESIGN -The Foldio2 is a large 15” Inch cube when fully assembled. Great design makes for great use. Foldio2 is designed as a simple foldable magnetic structure which allows everyone to set up the studio quickly and easily. A handle makes Foldio2 conveniently portable. No batteries required just plug it in (US, UK, AU & EU adapters included)
  • LIGHTING - This Mini Studio comes with dual LED strips.The Foldio LED light strips are much more efficient than most LED strips to which you may be accustomed. A built-in dimmer device will help you control the brightness according to your needs. Foldio’s basic LED light strip has high brightness LED chips designed especially for Foldio.
  • DIFFUSER - Using the Foldio diffuser helps you decrease the object’s shadow. It can also decrease the reflection of the studio light.
  • FOLDIO APP - We have provided a Foldio App. It will help you improve your photographs in several ways: A chroma key function to create great pictures, an easy adjustment for the brightness and a simple way to change the color temperature (available on iOS only for now).

Bring the studio to your table with the Foldio 15” Folding Portable Lightbox Studio. Offering the world’s first portable studio, this Foldio Lightbox Studio offers a new level of possibilities when it comes to photography.

Whether you’re using a smart phone or a digital camera, the portable lightbox makes taking high quality photos hassle-free with its incredible design. Compact and perfect for showcasing smaller products, the portable studio plugs into a standard wall outlet and illuminates the 15” box with dual LED strips complete with a built-in dimmer device and diffuser to control the brightness, shadows and reflections.

But, Foldio doesn’t stop there! With its own guide and editing features, the Foldio App ensures you’ve captured the perfect images every time!

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The Dolica 57-inch Reversible Traveler Edition Tripod is one of the most popular lightweight tripods on the market weighing in at 2.5 pounds and measuring 14.5 inches long. Great for indoor or outdoor photography thanks to its ruggedized feet, reversible legs and added stability, the tripod has a dual center column that serves as a built-in monopod in addition to offering an extended height extension.

With a max load of 15 pounds and features like a premium ball head, an integrated level, and rubberized knobs for pan, tilt and quick release, the Dolica Ultra Compact Traveler Edition Tripod is a great gift for photographers needing a multi-purpose and rugged tripod! 

Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger
  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by our leading technology
  • Fast Charging Technology: PowerIQ delivers the charging speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 3 amps overall under direct sunlight. 21 watt SunPower solar array is 21.5-23.5% efficient, providing enough power to charge two devices simultaneously
  • Incredibly Durable: Industrial-strength PET polymer faced solar panels sewn into a rugged polyester canvas offer weather-resistant outdoor durability
  • Highly Portable: Compact size (11.1 × 6.3in folded or 26.4 × 11.1in opened) and stainless-steel eye-holes on each corner allow easy attachment to backpacks, trees, or tents. Lightweight and ultra-thin design make it ideal for long treks
  • What You Get: Anker PowerPort Solar (21W 2-Port USB Solar Charger), 3ft Micro USB cable, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service

If you’re not one of the 10 million people using the Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger, you’re certainly missing out!

Delivering the fastest possible charging speed with enough power to charge two devices at once or a single cell phone in two hours, the Anker USB Solar Charger is a great gift for photographers who are constantly on the move as they hike to one spot after next to capture the perfect image.

The charger is compact in size, ruggedized and weather-resistant with stainless steel eyelets that allow you to easily attach the corners to your backpack, tent or a nearby tree. Although Anker offers an 18-month warranty and outstanding customer service, we don’t think you’ll need either with this stellar product!

Umbra Hangit Photo Display
  • Unique Diy Multi Photo Wall Display: Hangit's unique design gives you the freedom to create a special photo collage; can be mounted vertically or horizontally
  • Instantly Refresh Your Room Decor: With Hangit you can give your custom wall art a makeover and refresh your room decor any time you want by simply removing, adding or swapping photos
  • Display Photos, Artwork, Illustrations & More: Use Hangit to showcase your favorite photos or get creative and combine pictures, graphic text, illustrations, drawings, sketches, patterns and other unique art for a one-of-a-kind, DIY picture board
  • Easy To Set Up & Hang: Hangit comes complete with everything you need to create an amazing craft-style picture collage of your own
  • Original Design & Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our team of international designers brings thought, creativity and original design to everyday items. Umbra products are made to last using high quality materials and we back that with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee & a 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty. Don't be fooled by copy-cat products. Choose Umbra and get the original

Who doesn’t love to show off their photography? Photos don’t have to get lost in another album or in a file on your hard drive thanks to the Umbra Hangit Photo Display that makes showing off your favorite photographs both stylish and functional. Easy to set up and hang with hardware and a placement template included, the Umbra Hangit display offers endless possibilities for showcasing your latest creations from photos and artwork to illustrations and more.

There’s no other product on the market that gives you the freedom to fully customize your photos daily, weekly, monthly—as frequently or infrequently as you like! That’s what makes this beautiful wall display a great gift for photographers looking to add a personal touch to their home or office!

Datacolor SpyderCube
  • 𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗟𝗢𝗥: Accelerate RAW processing and set the perfect white balance, exposure, contrast, and black point for your entire series of photos with ease.
  • 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗟𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: SpyderCube's unique 3-dimensional design allows you to see primary and secondary light sources for more precise white balance correction, and includes a black trap for absolute black reference.
  • 𝗦𝗘𝗧 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗦𝗧: Use the chrome ball, white faces, black face, and black trap to ensure the correct range of detail in your images, and turn on over and under exposure warnings to see if any portion of your image is out of gamut.
  • 𝗕𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗬 𝗦𝗘𝗧𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗦: Once you've completed your image adjustments, use the SpyderCube image as a preset to apply settings to the rest of your images with the same lighting.
  • 𝗦𝗘𝗔𝗠𝗟𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: SpyderCube integrates seamlessly with popular software like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro, so you can work the way you want to.

A reference tool at your fingertips, the Datacolor SpyderCube works with any light source to measure the light and ensure the camera achieves the perfect colors in RAW processing.

Offering relevant light information to make RAW adjustments with ease, the SpyderCube is small and compact enough to fit in your camera bag and even works with RAW converter software!

Take your camera bag to the next level with the Koolertron Shockproof Camera Bag Partition. With padding on both the bottom and sides, the Koolertron partition offers four dividers that are perfect for a camera, lenses and small accessories.

While the bag is not waterproof, it is water-resistant and is made of velvet and anti-static material to ensure high quality and durability to protect a photographer’s greatest asset—the camera and lenses! 

Pocket Rocket Memory Card Carrier
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Pocket Rocket Memory Card Carrier
  • Fits 4 CF memory cards and 3 SD memory cards
  • Compact and fits easily in your pocket
  • Built in business card holder makes for easy identification
  • Can be attached to clothing with included lanyard
  • Folded dimensions: 4.5” L x 2.5” W x .5” H (11.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm)

So many memory cards, so little room! The Think Tank Photo Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket takes the guesswork out of where you’ve stashed your memory cards!

Easily carried in a pocket, worn on a belt, or attached to clothing or bags, the compact Pocket Rocket is another great gift for photographers. It offers a business card holder for quick identification as well as storage for four compact flash cards and three secure digital cards. 

Say goodbye to lost memory cards with the Think Tank Photo Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket!

If you’re looking to unlock the potential of your camera, look no further than the Ring Filter Stepping Adapter.

Made of high quality black aluminum, the adapters tightly screw onto the front of any lens and convert the lens’s original thread size into one that matches other accessories like lens converters, flashes and hoods.

Guaranteed not to wobble or cross-thread, the adapters are solid, lightweight and range from 49-82mm and 82-49mm.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera
  • New selfie mirror; Auto power off time: 5 min
  • New macro lens adapter for close ups 35 centimeter to 50 centimeter; Shutter speed: 1 per 60 sec
  • Automatic exposure measurement; The camera signals the recommended aperture setting with a flashing LED; This helps capture the perfect photo every time
  • High key mode takes brighter pictures with a soft look perfect for portraits
  • 2 AA batteries, picture size: 2.44 x 1.81 inch flash: Constant firing flash (automatic light adjustment) Recycle time: 0.2 sec to 6 sec (when using new batteries)

Bringing photography to life at the click of a button, the Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera offers a modern take on instant cameras.

Coming in an array of colors like flamingo pink, lime green, ice blue, smoky white and cobalt blue, the Instax Mini offers a variety of features like the selfie mirror, close-up lens, automatic exposure measurement and aperture settings, and a high-key mode that allows photographers to take brighter pictures, which is perfect for selfies and portraits.

Make your selfie game stronger with the Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera. 

Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Camera Tripod
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Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Camera Tripod
  • Lightweight and compact tripod with fold-out legs and non-slip vinyl feet
  • Position camera at any angle with U-ball and socket mount assembly
  • Removable Velcro "one wrap" strap allows attachment to posts, tree limbs, railings, pack frames, or any sturdy object
  • Weighs two ounces; folds down to four inches for easy packing

One of the best gifts for photographers is a sturdy tripod like the Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Camera Tripod.

Living up to its name and its reputation as one of the most compact tripods on the market, the Pedco UltraPod II offers fold-out legs and non-slip feet with a removable D-ring VELCRO cinch strap that makes it easy to secure it to sturdy objects like railings, fence posts and even tree limbs. Weighing only 4 ounces and measuring 7 inches in length, this is a must-have for photographers who like to travel light!

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Lomography Do-It-Yourself 35mm Film Camera
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Lomography Do-It-Yourself 35mm Film Camera
  • with flash to illuminate your shots in low light conditions.
  • The Konstruktor takes DIY to a whole new level. This camera kit allows you to build your 35mm plastic SLR camera fully working from scratch.
  • The Konstruktor is a perfect way to learn and understand analog photography right into it. From camera assembly to shooting with it, this DIY kit is a perfect tool to enrich your analog experience.
  • The Konstruktor is the world's first 35mm plastic SLR. This compact camera has a whole host of interesting features such as a top-down viewfinder, multiple exposure function, bulb setting for long exposures, and a detachable 50mm f/10 lens.
  • English (Publication Language)

Combining the basics of film and SLR from the ground up, the Lomography Do-It-Yourself 35mm Film Camera is the first of its kind – a camera you can build yourself. Packed with features like a top-down viewfinder, detachable lens, multiple exposure function, and a bulb setting for long exposure, the Lomography package breaks down the components of photography in a kit you can proudly build yourself and use to take exquisite pictures!

Polaroid Cube  Lifestyle Action Video Camera
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Polaroid Cube Lifestyle Action Video Camera
  • World's Funnest, Cutest Lifestyle Action Camera in Tiny Cubic Package. Not Wi-Fi compatible.
  • 6MP CMOS Sensor for Crisp Images; Selectable 720p or 1080p Video Rate
  • 124-Degree Wide-Angle Lens Effortlessly Captures Big, Vibrant Scenes
  • Built-In Rechargeable Battery Records 90 Continuous Minutes Per Charge
  • Mounts Magnetically or w/Clip for a World of Exciting Action Applications

One of the best gifts for a photographer who enjoys capturing life as it happens is the Polaroid LCube Lifestyle Action Video Camera.

Proving that the best things come in small packages, the LCube stands at 1 cubic inch in size and supports up to 32GB Micro SD cards, which means it’s ready to take on your next adventure! Weatherproof and shockproof, it offers a 124-degree wide-angle lens with a mounting magnet perfect for attaching to any metal surface while you’re hiking, biking, surfing, or hanging out at the beach!

While the camera itself is awesome, the accessories are even better and include a Helmet Mount, a Monkey Mount, a Waterproof Case, a Suction Cup Mount, a Bike Mount, a Tripod Mount, a Strap Mount and a Bumper Case. See? You really can take the Polaroid LCube anywhere!

Peak Design Leash Camera Strap Black
  • Light, quick-release camera strap that fits in your pocket and carries over 200 lbs (90kg) of gear.
  • Universal compatibility with all cameras, including CANON, NIKON, SONY, FUJI, and other systems.
  • Smooth seatbelt-style webbing glides over clothing for fast camera access and all-day comfort.
  • Quickly shorten and lengthen using dual aluminum/Hypalon quick-adjusters. Range: 33 to 57 inches.
  • Connect Leash to binoculars, rangefinders, tripods, tools, firearms, and more.

Built for comfort with its wide seatbelt style and extra padding, the Peak Design Slide Camera Strap is the perfect multi-functional strap for photographers. Praised as the most versatile camera strap in the world, the Peak Design strap works with any camera and can be reconfigured and worn as a sling strap, a shoulder strap or a neck strap in seconds.

It’s ARCA-compatible tripod plate is an added feature as well as its durable aluminum quick-adjust handles and Dyneema anchors that are weight-tested for over 200 pounds! While we doubt you’ll ever carry 200 pounds around your neck, the Peak Design Slide Camera Strap certainly holds its weight as one of the best straps on the market! 

Peak Design Camera Rain and Dust Cover
  • Features 4-way weatherproof stretch fabric, seam-taped to resist rain, snow, dust, and abrasion.
  • Available in 3 sizes for a snug fit with almost any DSLR or mirrorless camera body/lens combo.
  • Waterproof camera cover/camera hood works with Capture Camera Clip or Standalone Anchor Points.
  • Ultimate security: completely cinches closed for safe camera stowage.
  • Lifetime Warranty: Guaranteed.

One thing photographers can’t control is the elements and that’s why the Peak Design Camera Rain and Dust Cover is one of the best gifts for photographers.

The ultralight, stretchable, form-fitting rain and dust cover is available in three sizes and does wonders at protecting your camera from the elements whether its’ snow, dust, water or abrasion. Its unique anchor points are also compatible with the Peak Design Camera Strap, which makes this a perfect add-on to the gift listed above!

WD My Passport Portable External Hard Drive
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WD My Passport Portable External Hard Drive
  • Slim Design
  • Software for device management and backup with password protection. (Download and installation required. Terms and conditions apply. User account registration may be required.)
  • 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (5Gbps); USB 2.0 compatible
  • 3-year limited warranty

At the top of every photographer’s wish list—next to cameras, lenses and accessories—is more memory to store their photos, which is exactly what you’ll get with the WD My Passport Portable External Hard Drive.

Offering the utmost in storage under the Western Digital brand, the My Passport is available in four sizes—1TB, 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB—and is compatible with standard operating systems. It features auto backup with the WD Backup software as well as password protection and hardware encryption. Also available in a variety of colors, the My Passport is anything but a bulky hard drive and can fit in the palm of your hand, which makes it ideal for photographers who are constantly on the go!

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Stainless Steel Travel Coffee Mug - Canon 24-105mm
  • 📷Unleashing Artistic Passion: TMANGO camera lens coffee mug is designed for people who love both photography and coffee, allowing professional photographers and hobbyists alike to appreciate the artistry of photography while enjoying their coffee.
  • ☕Versatile Companion for Any Occasion: Whether you're on a business trip, attending a social event, or simply working at your desk, Imagine how cool it would be to have a camera lens-shaped mug for your coffee or tea, no matter where you go.
  • 🎁Photographer Gifts: Camera lens mug has also become a popular gift choice for many people, serving as a unique and meaningful present for both photography enthusiasts and coffee lovers alike.
  • 📷Meticulous Design and Premium-Quality: Every "camera mug" undergoes meticulous design and manufacturing to ensure that they not only has a high-quality appearance but also outstanding insulation performance and durability.
  • 💡Multi-Purpose: Not a coffee drinker? No problem! Our camera lens mug can also be used as a creative pen holder, coin jar, or even as a unique vase. We believe in giving our customers the freedom to use our product in any way that sparks their creativity and imagination.

From practical to novelty gifts, this Stainless-Steel Travel Coffee Mug version of the Canon 24-105mm is a fun gift for photographers of all ages. Made to scale with attention to even the smallest detail, this 12-ounce travel mug promises to keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold as you enjoy beverages in style.

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Nikon lovers aren’t left out of the coffee mug craze with this Stainless Steel Travel Coffee Mug of the Nikon 24-70 mm. Also made to scale with a stainless-steel interior, the 16-ounce Nikon Travel Mug includes a 24-month warranty but we’re certain there won’t be any need to send this conversation piece back as you sip in style from one of the most unique gifts on the market!

X-Lapse 360-Degree Photography and Timelapse
  • Create 90° Degree (15 minutes), 180° Degree (30 minutes), 270° Degree (45 minutes), 360° Degree (60 minutes) sweeping time-lapse films.
  • Create 90° Degree, 180° Degree, 270° Degree, 360° Degree panoramic pictures
  • Mount cameras up to 750 grams on the standard 1/4 -20 UNC male tripod screw thread. Perfect for the Muvi HD or other actions cameras with continuous photo mode
  • Standard 1/4 -20 UNC female tripod screw thread for mounting on Veho duopod tripod or other tripod systems and integral fold out feet to stabilize and support larger cameras
  • Compatible with smartphones, iPhone, Samsung, Muvi kx-series, Muvi K-Series, GoPro action cameras

Another must-have gift for photographers wanting to dive into the world of time-lapse images, the X-Lapse 360-Degree Photography and Time Lapse accessory leaves no question when it comes to creativity. Complete with male and female threads for mounting as well as iPhone and smartphone holders, the X-Lapse accessory creates anywhere from 90-degree to 360-degree sweeping time-lapse films and panoramic pictures.

With fold-out feet to support heavier cameras, it really is the perfect accessory for your panoramic and time-lapse needs!

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The perfect bag for everyday use, the Manfrotto Manhattan 15 Messenger is stylish, comfortable, and functional. It offers plenty of room for your camera and lenses in its dedicated thermoformed vault as well as discreet pockets that line the interior, which are ideal for your personal gear, cords, accessories, memory cards, and more!

The padded inner pocket will even fit a 10-inch laptop or tablet, which makes this the perfect gift for urban photographers who rarely stray away from their smart devices!

olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone
  • Fisheye: Creative freedom through a unique 180° spherical effect with endless possibilities. Our brand new supercharged Fisheye is handcrafted to deliver crisp imagery with the widest field-of-view. A common favorite in skateboarding, the Fisheye lens is perfect for adding a unique perspective to almost any setting – including 360 degree VR shots of landscapes, portraits and even selfies with a group of friends.
  • Super-Wide: Capture more landscapes and more friends through our all-new advanced 4-element lens with over 120° field-of-view. The Super-Wide lens captures almost double the field-of-view of iPhone’s native camera with maximum sharpness and minimal distortion. Great for panoramic scenery and tight interior spaces.
  • Macro: Get 15x closer to analyze, document and share beautiful macro photos and video with greater depth-of-field and less pincushion distortion. Transform iPhone into a digital microscope and go beyond what the human eye can observe to see the details in fabric, flowers and other textured materials.

Undeniably one of the most versatile lenses on the market, the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone might be small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but it certainly packs a punch. Offering four lenses in one compact design, the fisheye lens gives a 180-degree view and the wide-angle lens doubles the field of view while the 15x macro lens focuses up to 12mm and the 10x macro lens focuses up to 18mm.

The Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens truly is the perfect addition for the photographer who loves using his or her iPhone to capture life’s biggest and smallest moments!

Joby Magnetic Tripod
  • Super strong magnetic feet hold on securely to any ferrous metal surface
  • Flexible, wrappable legs secure your point and shoot or pocket video camcorder to virtually any surface
  • Lock ring provides extra security to ensure your camera is safely attached
  • Slim-line quick-release clip stays connected to your camera and snaps into the GorillaPod for instant setup
  • Designed For: Point and shoot cameras, action video cameras, and smartphone cameras

With photography quickly expanding from film to DSLR and mirrorless cameras to even smartphones, the Joby Magnetic Tripod is keeping up with technology thanks to its design for point and shoot cameras, video cameras and smartphones.

Built with stability in mind, the Joby tripod features sturdy, magnetic feet that hold it securely onto any metal surface with flexible bubble legs that offer additional security. Its lock ring ensures your camera is safely attached regardless of where your next adventure takes you and its lightweight design at only 0.3 pounds guarantees you’ll take it everywhere!

Photo Professional Cleaning Kit
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Photo Professional Cleaning Kit
  • Kit Includes: Altura Photo Lens Cleaning Pen System + Altura Photo High Quality Lens Brush + Altura Photo Air Blower Cleaner + Altura Photo 50 Sheets Lens Tissue Paper + Handy Empty Spray Bottle + 3 MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
  • PLEASE NOTE: Spray bottle arrives empty. Fill it with water or your favorite cleaning solution.
  • This Altura Photo cleaning kit is compatible with all camera brands and models.

Leaning more on the practical side when it comes to the best gifts for photographers is the Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit.

Like every smooth-running car needs its oil changed and tires rotated, every camera needs to be cleaned. Considered a toolbox of essentials, the Altura Cleaning Kit contains hand-selected tools and materials to clean your camera including a high-quality lens brush, a lens cleaning pen system, an air blower cleaner, lens tissue paper, a spray bottle, and three premium microfiber cleaning cloths.

As if the kit itself wasn’t a great deal, it even comes with a 90-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Whether your favorite photographer is a coffee-lover or a tea-drinker, this Retro Camera Shaped Mug is a cute gift for the photographer in your life! Truly a blast from the past with its retro camera design, this mug is great for photographers who enjoy sipping in style as they work to meet their next deadline!

Shake no more with the Portable Camera Handheld Stabilizer! Built with photographers and videographers in mind, the Handheld Stabilizer is professionally designed and made of high-quality aluminum.

Easy to operate, it has three counterweights that eliminate motion and vibration while providing 360-degree all-round stable shooting for photographers and filmmakers looking to expand their talents and creativity!

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Ampridge MightyMic S iPhone Shotgun
  • Increases the sensitivity compared with the built-in mic
  • Shotgun design reduces unwanted sound from back and sides
  • Volume adjustment and real-time monitoring available using MoviePro Video App
  • Rear headphone jack to monitor sound without removing microphone
  • Works with iPhone, iPad, Ipod Touch and other devices

While your iPhone already comes with a great camera, the AmpRidge MightyMic S iPhone Shotgun Video Microphone does the hard work of boosting your smartphone’s audio! Small in size, the AmpRidge is a high-quality condenser mic that plugs into your phone’s headphone jack.

After you connect your headphones to the jack on the back of the mic, you can record audio using the GarageBand App or you can add sound while recording a video. It’s that simple!

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Purcell, William Kerry (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 10/29/2012 (Publication Date) - Phaidon Press (Publisher)

Steve McCurry has built his reputation as one of the most talented photojournalists in the industry after launching his career in Afghanistan decades ago disguised as a native. Winning the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his stellar work and outstanding courage, he’s traveled around the world with Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs showcasing some of his greatest work in Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe.

With the first edition limited, The Iconic Photographs is a timeless gift for photographers who are always searching for new inspiration.

The F-Stop Photographer Unisex Analog Watch is a functional blast from the past with its 35mm diameter face that ignites memories of F-stops and apertures. The genuine leather band adds an elegant touch with the watch shipped in a gift box that doubles as a display case.

Amazon also provides a two-year warranty on top of the manufacturer’s one-year warranty. With the batteries already in it, don’t waste any time when you get this in the mail! After all, it’s already a half-past F11!

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Shoot Manual Camera Buff Photography Lovers T-Shirt
  • QUALITY FABRIC & PRINT - 5.6-ounce, 100% cotton. Taped neck and shoulders. Double needle sleeve and bottom hem. Double needle cover seamed neck. Proudly designed and decorated in the USA with high quality inks and fabrics so your item will last wash after wash.

Another great novelty gift for any photographer, the Shoot Manual Camera Buff Photographer Lovers T-Shirt comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Extremely comfortable with its 50/50 blend of cotton and preshrunk poly, the Shoot Manual t-shirt is a conversation starter and is a sure sign of amateur and veteran photographers who just might or might not understand the joke!

Polaroll Camera Toilet Paper Roll Holder
  • Fun gift for people who love the retro look and feel of the 80s
  • Coolest looking toilet paper roll give your bathroom a bit of a nostalgic look
  • Dimensions: 17.2x15x10 cm/6.8x5.9x3.9inchs ;Weight: 265g.
  • Content: One roll holder ; Material: ABS Plastic

Polaroid moves into the bathroom with the Polaroll Camera Toilet Paper Roll Holder. A fun gift for photographers, this is one of the coolest toilet paper rolls on the market and offers a great 1980’s retro design. Built to hold a roll of toilet paper, the Polaroll easily mounts to the wall with the included hardware and is certain to spark conversation, if not a few lighthearted chuckles from family and friends!

Elvam Camera Neck Shoulder Belt Strap
  • Vivid Pattern. This camera neck shoulder strap belt shows a very delighted feeling with a vivid pattern. This camera neck shoulder strap belt absolutely gives more charm on the photography style.
  • Compatibility. This camera neck shoulder strap belt comes with a universal interfaces and quick connect and release system. It is compatible with various Compact Camera / DSLR / SLR / Digital Camera (DC) and Instant Camera.
  • Easy Carrying. This camera neck shoulder strap belt makes an easy camera carrying with a soft material. It could be crossbody carried, shoulder carried or neck carried.
  • Adjustable Length. This camera neck shoulder strap belt is designed with an easy adjustable feature to make it soft when carrying and hanging.
  • SATISFACTION MONEY BACK GUARANTEE (If, for any reason, you're not satisfied with the product, return it back and get a full refund or a replacement!)

Offering style and function, the Elvam Camera Neck Shoulder Belt Strap is a great gift for photographers who want to add both comfort and a splash of color to their gear! Made of high-quality cotton canvas, the strap features webbing, nylon and plastic fasteners with universal connectors that make it compatible with major camera brands like Canon and Nikon.

The strap is also adjustable and comes with a satisfaction money-back guarantee, which makes it a tough deal to pass up!

Clip on Cell Phone Lens - 3 in 1 Camea Lens Kit
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Clip on Cell Phone Lens - 3 in 1 Camea Lens Kit
  • 3 IN 1 HD CAMERA LENS. Fisheye lens, Wide angle lens and Macro lens in one. VicTsing 3 in 1 camera lens is easy operated and professional. iPhone Fisheye lens bring more fun, iPhone wide angle lens expand the view, iPhone macro lens focus on details.
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY. VicTsing iPhone camera lens perfectly works with iPhone 8, iPhone 7,iPhone 6,6s etc.Also fit for iPad Pro,iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iTouch, Huawei,Lenovo, OnePlus, Android Smartphone, Android Tablet, LG,Blackberry,Google. Lens for iPhone 8, Lens for iPhone 7. Fisheye camera for iPhone, iPhone super wide angle lens.
  • USER-FRIENDLY DESIGNED: High-class glass lens improve the quality of pictures. Reduce the rate of taking blur pictures. Reduce the flare caused by glass reflection thanks to HD high definition glass design. VicTsing multifunctional camera lens. Fisheye for iPhone, Wide angle iPhone lens, will make your picture a masterpiece.
  • Wide Angle Lens and Macro Lens are connected together, the combination can increase 49% Wide Angle lens effects. External lens for iPhone, micro camera lens for iphone 7. Wide angle lense for iphone. Detach the Fisheye lens from Macro lens to capture the details. 10X Macro lens can focus on details, Upgraded 0.65X Wide Angle lens will wider the view.
  • FIVE-STAR AFTER-SALES SERVICE. We will assit you with all your problem about Fisheye lens, Wide angle lens and Macro lens. All VicTsing Products are produced under strict quality inspection, feel free to purchase and VicTsing provides 12 Month After-sales Service.

Another great accessory for your smartphone, the Clip-on Cell Phone Lens 3-in-1 Camera Lens Kit is a perfect gift for photographers who use their smartphones to capture their everyday lives! The three-in-one detachable lens includes a 0.65x Super Wide-Angle Lens, an enhanced 15x Macro Lens and a 230-degree Fisheye lens.

Complete with a universal clip, cleaning cloth, microfiber bag and a protective case, the 3-in-1 Camera Lens Kit promises a 45-day money back guarantee and a 12-month replacement warranty with lifetime support.

Universal Quick Release Plate
  • Made of high quality aluminum alloy, CNC precision machining, with smooth surface, durable and lightweight. Surface oxidation treatment, anti-friction & anti-corrosion.
  • High quality anti-slip rubber pads on top, increasing the friction between your camera and the QR plate for camera security.
  • Compatible with all quick release plates that adopt for Arca-Swiss standard, including for Benro, for Arca Swiss, for Acratech, for Kirk, for Wimberley, for Gitzo, for Manfrotto, etc.
  • As a quick release plate with 1/4" screw mount, allows users to quickly and easily attach various cameras on or remove them from a tripod or a ball head that adopts for Arca-Swiss standard.
  • With an attachment loop, allows the photographer to connect a sling-style shoulder strap. With a strap buckle so that easy to carry.

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