Looking for the best photo gifts for a photographer? You’ve come to the right place. I have dozens of gift recommendations with prices starting at less than $4.
It is the time of year that I get asked a lot of questions from people who are buying gifts for photographers (from beginners to advanced), or from photographers themselves wanting to drop hints.
Each year I provide a series of articles about the best camera equipment, books, software, and online photo labs (and how to prepare your files to get the best results from an online photo lab).
The books on the recommended book lists are from my own photo library. They are the books I have found to be the most helpful. Much of the photo gear I recommend is gear that I own. The rest of the recommendations come from the sources I trust, plus the experiences I have had helping photographers with their own photo gear on dozens of photography field trips.
Photo equipment is pretty specialized. If you are buying photo equipment as a gift for the photographer in your life, ask for very specific hints (and send the photographer here).
Happy Gift Giving!
(Written Nov. 20, 2012. Updated Dec. 14,2012.)