Written by Louise Wright
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to get on top of your Christmas shopping!
Photographers love cameras, for sure. But they also love accessories to help them carry their gear, create better images, keep their gear clean, and share their images with the world.
We’ve put together a Christmas gift guide with a range of items at different price points, to help you find the perfect gift for the shutter bug in your life.
1. Joby Tripods
Most photographers will have a tripod, but chances are it’s a full size one – and these can be heavy and bulky. Joby have a range of flexible, compact tripods that support cameras up to 5kg - a great accessory for any photographer on the go.
2. Manfrotto National Geographic Australia Bags
The beautiful Manfrotto National Geographic Australia bags are an exclusive range to CameraPro, meaning you won’t see them elsewhere in Australia! This range of bags are inspired by the Australian landscape, and there's 5 styles to choose from to suit all camera systems - including back packs and messenger bags.
3. Canon Selphy Printer CP-1200
The Selphy Printer CP-1200 is a fantastic gift because it allows you to print 4 x 6” prints from your camera via your mobile phone! Many photographers these days take beautiful images and then just store them on a hard drive – with this compact little printer, the photographer in your life can print their pictures on the spot!
4. Lume Cube
A small LED light such as a Lume Cube can really add another element to any photographer’s images – the Lume Cube is so small and compact, it’s easy to pop in your pocket or camera bag to use any time.
5. Peak Design Everyday Sling
The smallest, lightest bag in the Peak Design Everyday range, the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L compact sling bag is built for easy access and organisation on the go, and is available in Ash or Black. Peak Design are well known for their thoughtful design and feature packed, high quality products.
6. Hahnel Modus
The Hahnel Modus is a great gift for any photographer wanting to take their photography to the next level by experimenting with on or off camera flash. The Modus is well priced, and has a super speedy recycle time of 1.5 seconds, meaning it’s great for rapid shooting! The Modus is available for Canon, Nikon and Sony branded cameras.
7. Camera and Wrist Straps from Peak Design
A camera strap or wrist strap is always a handy accessory to have, and the range from Peak Design are quick connecting, versatile and good looking! Check out the whole range here.
8. Action Camera
While most photographers will have a larger camera or two that they shoot with regularly, a small action camera is a fun addition to any photographer’s bag. Action cameras are great as they’re waterproof, shock proof and ready for whatever life throws at them! Check out the GoPro Hero6 or Olympus TG-Tracker.
9. Compact Camera
Similarly to an action camera, a compact camera is handy to have in your back pocket. Most photographers will have a larger camera for day to day use, but sometimes you just want something smaller – and a compact camera is perfect for that! Pop it in your pocket and head out for a hike, out to a Christmas party or a day in the park with the family – having a compact camera is a great way to capture high quality images without being weighed down. We’d suggest the Fuji X100F, Panasonic TZ80 or the Sony RX100 M5.
10. Zhiyun Crane
The ultimate gift for the special videographer in your life is a crane from Zhiyun. A world leader in handheld gimbals, Zhiyun have a range of stabilisers to take any videographer’s work to the next level – with a Zhiyun crane, you’ve got your camera crew all in one handy device that's easy to take with you on the go.
11. DJI Spark Drone
With aerial photography on the rise, most photographers would love a drone! The DJI Spark is a great drone to give as a gift, as it’s small, easy to transport and easy to use. Check it out in the Spark Flymore Combo or the Spark on it's own.
12. Cleaning Essentials
Keeping camera gear clean is important to ensure everything keeps working as it should for as long as possible. Every photographer should have a cleaning kit handy. We’ve got a selection of cleaning essentials to choose from, and they make great stocking stuffers!
14. CameraPro Gift Card!
If all else fails, give us a call and buy a gift card! CameraPro offer gift cards available for use online, over the phone or in store.
We hope this helps with your Christmas shopping this year! If you have any questions about any of the products above, feel free to give us a call or send us an email.