15 Gift ideas for photographers, all under $200

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Mike’s Holiday Gift Ideas

First up is the sensor cleaner that Mike used on show #152.  It’s the Sensor Gel Stick made in Germany.  As you can see on the podcast, the gel stick work very well and was much easier to use than anticipated.

Sensor Cleaner

On sale at Amazon for $48.99

For White Balance, I use several items.  In addition to grey cards, I like the WhiBal and ExpDisk for setting a custom white balance in challenging lighting situations.

WhiBalExpoDisk

The WhiBal is on sale at Amazon for $29.95 and the ExpoDisk is on sale for $49.95.

You can spend a lot of money on studio lighting, but before you step up to those bigger setups, the Cowboy studio lighting kit is a great little set at an affordable price.  jpeg2RAW uses this setup in our studio.

cowbow studio

On sale at Amazon for $59.22

This one is something every photographer needs, STORAGE.  The more we shoot the more storage we need.  Getting the right hard drive is something few photographers have the time to research.  I have done some research and what I am using these days is the HGST  NAS rated drives.  Good price point, decent speed for a spindle drive and as reported by Backblaze, the HGST drives are the most reliable.

HGTS NAS drive

The 4TB drive is on sale at Amazon for $168.00

Last one on Mike’s list and it’s something every photographer should have, Lightroom and Photoshop.  With the Creative Cloud Photography Plan, the price point makes this much more feasible.

Creative Cloud

A 1 year prepaid card is on sale at Amazon for $119.88

Tim’s Holiday Gift Ideas

First up on Tim’s list is the BlackRapid camera strap.  Mike also owns one and loves it.

Black Rapid

On sale at Amazon for $71.95

Tim is always looking for more power and this item fits the bill.  If it can charge from a USB connection, this thing will charge it.

Charger

On sale at Amazon for $59.99

Tim’s not sure which one he is going to buy, but he is getting one for these to help with Photoshop or Lightroom.  The first one is a keyboard cover for a MacBook with Photoshop shortcuts -“Photoshop Keyboard Cover- MacBook”.  The other is an actual keyboard which has Lightroom shortcuts – “Logickeyboard Adobe Lightroom 5 and 6 Slim Line PC Keyboard | Shortcut Keyboard for Adobe Lightroom 5 and 6”

Photoshop Keyboard Cover- MacBook Logickeyboard Adobe Lightroom 5 and 6 Slim Line PC Keyboard

 

The Photoshop Keyboard Cover- MacBook is on sale at Amazon for $30.00

 

The Logickeyboard Adobe Lightroom 5 and 6 Slim Line PC Keyboard | Shortcut Keyboard for Adobe Lightroom 5 and 6 is on sale at Amazon for $139.90

Tim is always looking for something different and this one hits the mark, the Bokeh Master Kit – Masters Edition.  While it may have limited uses, it will be fun to play with and share online. The kit work with almost any wide aperture lens and
allows you to create your own special effect images “in camera” without having to rely on post-production software

Bokeh Masters Kit - Masters Edition

 The Bokeh Master Kit is on sale at Amazon for $24.95

It doesn’t say anything about jpeg2RAW, but it’s still a pretty cool shirt.

I Shoot People Funny Photography Camera Novelty Humor T-Shirt

The “I Shoot People t-shirt” is on sale at Amazon for $19.99 to 22.99 depending on size.

To bring up the rear is something you put on your rear, well the rear of your vehicle anyway.

POWERED BY A PHOTOGRAPHER Career Steel Metal License Platejpg

The Powered by a Photographer license plate is on sale at Amazon for $12.99

Well there is the list for 2015.  Depending on how you count, there may be more or less than 15 items listed.  In either case, how about a bonus item?  Last year’s hit we listed on the show and both Tim and Mike own is the Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame.  More expensive than any of the items listed above, but worth the money and still under $200

Nixplay

The NikPlay Digital Photo Frame is on sale at Amazon for $179.99

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