It’s that time of year again when we look at the calendar and say “Oh sh*t”!, time is running out to find Uncle Lou a gift. Good thing he LOVES photography.. that will make it easier to find something he’ll enjoy. If you have an Uncle Lou you need to shop for you this holiday season, you’re in luck! Time is running out and we here at Photoble wanted to help you find the perfect photography related gift. We scoured the web and put together a top 10 list (in no particular order). We’d love to hear what you’re buying your Uncle Lou this Christmas.
Don’t have a tripod? Traveling and don’t want to haul one around? The GorillaPod may be your solution. These flexible pods come in a variety of shapes and sizes and allows you to get that camera stabilized in a variety of conditions. Prices range from $19.95 to $99.95.
This makes a great practical gift for any photographer. Eye Fi puts the wireless transmitter right into the memory card. Yep, that means easy uploads right from your camera to your PC, tablet, phone or online sharing sites from anywhere you have have WiFi access. Lots of storage at 8GB with prices varying from about $60 to $80.
For the photographer who likes to knock back a shot on a cold winter night (Uncle Lou cheers to you), this makes the perfect gift they are sure to love. Photojojo has them. .. get 3 for $18.
This is the ultimate photography case particularly for traveling. It’s waterproof, crush proof and dust proof. It’s also small enough to carry on the plane with you! Great reviews at Amazon and on sale there for $160.
There are a few places online to make your own photo book, but what I like about Blurb is that they have a bookstore that allows you to not only create your own photobook, but sell it on their site. There are some great looking books there! You could get your photographer aficionado a gift certificate here.
Another cool product from the folks at Photojojo. This telephoto lense for the iPhone is a best seller and comes with a case and a mini tripod.. all for only $35.
Bob Gruen is one of the most well known rock n roll photographers of all time, snapping shots of the greats in concert for 40 years. This book, just released a couple of months ago, was voted as one of the top photography books of the year at Amazon. Another great gift idea!
For digital manipulation mastery, Nik Software is an award winning, highly rated suite of plugins for Lightroom and Aperture. This complete collection is now at Amazon for $240. The package includes Dfine for best in class noise reduction, Viveza for supreme color and light control, HDR Efex for HDR imaging, Color Efex for filters, Silver Efex for black and white imaging and Sharpener for a complete sharpening solution.
No photography gift guide is complete without a T-shirt right!? Well, how about this sharp looking black T with a firm reminder of who is taking the shots. It’s $24 at RedRubble.com and they have a few other cool looking photographer T’s if you’re just not into this one.
Last but not least we round out our list with some superb photo mounting at Bumblejax. Get Uncle Lou a gift certificate so that he can transform his photos into gallery quality art, sell a few for a nice profit, and return the favor with a real snazzy gift for you next year! Photo mounting available on acrylic, bamboo, aluminum and foam. Gift certificates available here.