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Gift Guide 2018 - Photographer Edition

Photography is such a hot hobby thanks to the constantly evolving technology of smartphones and digital cameras. So this gift guide edition is giving you some ideas for the budding photographer on your list.


#1 - Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera would be a super fun gift for any age, any level photographer lover. We all love instant gratification and they can hone their photography skills at the same time. I’m totally loving this white one, but they have a few other colors to choose from.

#2 - The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby is full of easy to understand information on how to use your camera, understanding lighting, lenses and everything else you can think of. You can start with Book One or get the whole series - either way you can’t go wrong. It’s a pretty light read and full of awesome images.

#3 - Vintage Camera Zipper Pouch from the Clickin Moms store is just a cute accessory in general. Use it as a travel bag for toiletries, a place to stash makeup or as a wallet. I think any girl 8 and up would find a way to use this super darling, stylish pouch.

#4 - Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 was my very first foray into the world of editing. It’s great for beginners but there is enough room to grow. And the cost is way less than full blown Photoshop (although that’s awesome too). There are a lot of great guide books to learn how to use PSE, but the software itself has pretty great tutorials installed.

#5 - Camera Strap The strap that comes with your dslr is just fine, but things just feel a little better with a stylish camera strap. You can find some pretty awesome patterns at a decent price. I know I’m more likely to pick my camera up just for fun when I see something pretty staring at me. A fun simple gift that anyone would love.

#6 - Jo Totes Camera Bag there are so many great companies for purchasing a camera bag that looks more like a stylish purse or tote. Jo Totes has some of my favorites. The quality is great, they are super darling and they have some great sales a few times a year. There is a style to fit anyone! I’m eyeing this mint green one for myself.

#7 - Snap Happy Tee I think most of us are suckers for cute slogan tees. Clickin Moms has some really cute ones on their site right now. I, personally, love this Snap Happy one because the colors and wording is just cheerful.

Bonus Idea: a photography course is another great idea. You can find them for any level from beginner to pro on a number of sites. A few I love are Creative Live, The Photographers Element, and Lynda.

Happy shopping!