How about something different for a photographer gift guide?
It’s that time of year, and you’re going to see lots of gift recommendations. How about some gift recommendations that aren’t just the same ones recycled from last year? Everything on this list is new for 2019 (or 2020)!
And if you click these links and pull the trigger? I’ll like you because I get a small affiliate commission on some of them, and the recipient of the gift will like you because you got them something new and interesting.
- The SwitchPod ($$). Designed for vloggers, this versatile tripod-like device can either be used handheld (with the three legs together) or flipped out to become a simple tabletop tripod. With a standard mount screw you can add a small ballhead (such as this one from Joby) for ultimate flexibility, or simply use a Glif to mount your smartphone.
- Gift cards for travel ($-$$$$). Almost any photographer would love to travel, regardless of the genre of their photography. If you know them a bit, get them a gift card for their preferred airline or hotel chain. You can choose a price, and whatever amount you choose will surely be appreciated. Me? I fly Alaska Airlines and stay at IHG properties. You know. In case I’m on your wish list. 😉
- Superfans ($), a book by Pat Flynn, that’s all about how you can develop a following of true fans that love what you do. Appropriate, as nearly all photographers I know would love to have more folks enthused about their work.
- A photo workshop from Derrick Story ($$$). Derrick’s a longtime photographer and education with a fun personality, a lot of knowledge, and a variety of interesting photo workshops. I’ve followed him online for years and attended one of his events several years back. He mixes up the variety of workshops each year and the lineup for 2020 looks great.
- The Insta360 camera ($$$). Unlike most 360-degree photo experiences that require VR or other nonstandard viewing experiences, the Insta360 captures either still or video and then produces standard pictures and HD video that anyone can view. Shoot first, decide on which images or footage you want later.
There ya go. A rare photographer gift guide that didn’t involve lens-shaped coffee cups.
I’m also happy to help with any specific questions you might have about photographer gifts. Drop me an email!