Stocking Stuffers for Photographers

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Gift list for photographers

Stocking Stuffers for Photographers is filled with great ideas. Hip hip hooray, have I got some fun Christmas ideas for you today! If you are shopping for someone who loves photography, I’ve got Stocking Stuffers for Photographers, from beginner, intermediate, and more professional ideas! I’ve also teamed up with a few fab friends with other Stocking Stuffer ideas.  Check them out too!

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Stocking Stuffer gift ideas for Beginner photographers:

50mm 1.8 lens I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. A 50mm lens is a MUST for a beginner photographer. The “kit lens” that comes with your camera will not help you to understand photographer as well, and will leave you frustrated. A great fixed lens makes a BIG difference! This is a great purchase, at just over $100. Canon or Nikon (click the link for your respective camera body)

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Say NO to Auto Beginner Photography book and workshop video Yes, I wrote this book, but I still love to share about it because it’s helped thousands of people learn to shoot in manual settings as beginners! I get emails almost daily with excited photographers telling me how the simple explanation and format really helped them learn, and I LOVE hearing that! You can buy the e-book, printed spiral book on my site, printed flat book on Amazon, or the video workshop.  Options!

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Clickin’ Moms Subscription A forum for new photographers to learn and grow by asking questions and lurking on questions others have asked. I joined a different forum years ago (before this was one open) and it was a great way to learn! Click the logo below to sign up.

Adobe Photoshop Elements A GREAT starting place to learn photoshop. It’s the basics, with tools to edit photos.

gift idea for beginner photographer

Lightscoop While my preference is shooting in natural light, every once in a while, a photographer needs a boost from the flash. The on-camera flash by itself will give a “deer in the headlights” look, so using something like the Lightscoop will help bounce the light. I love it because it still teaches to use manual settings.

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Stocking Stuffer gift ideas for Intermediate to advanced photographers:

85mm 1.8 lens This is my most FAVORITE lens! It’s not the best “starter” lens, but I love it for portraits, as it gives great BOKEH (blur) right out of the camera.  I still keep my 50mm around, but this is my baby.

pro photographer gift idea

Get Focused Intermediate Photography book The sequel to Say NO to Auto, this book helps those that have stepped beyond the beginner phase, and want to better understand how to get crisp images.

Get Focused intermediate photography book gift idea

Backdrop Stand I love my portable backdrop stand. It can clip fabric or roll vinyl or paper backdrops easily.

backdrop stand for photographer gift idea



Tilt Shift Lens A fun lens to play with, that allows a bit of creativity to the stagnant photographer.

Lens baby Tilt Shift lens photography gift idea

Eye-fi SD card If you have a professional camera body that has wi-fi capabilities, this is a great card to gift. It allows you to share pictures right from your dSLR to your iphone or computer without any cords! Make sure it works with your camera!

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Stocking Stuffer gift ideas for any photographer, new or pro:

Stylish Camera Bag There are many brands out there, and I’ve got a few of them, but Jo Totes is my favorite for affordability, functionality, and stylish. There are so many different styles and colors to choose from, but I’m crushing on this one right now.
Gift idea for photographerShutter Hugger  I have LOVED this idea since I first saw it years ago. These little stuffed animals are made to “hug” the shutter lens, and GREAT for photographing children. Any photographer that takes pictures of kids would love this, whether beginner or pro. I chose the monkey, because as my clients know, I make an excellent monkey sound. Telling the kids to “look at the monkey” for those posed shots, this is perfection.
Photographer gift idea monkey shutter huggerCLICK Magazine Subscription I was THRILLED when I saw this magazine debut two years ago. Finally, a beautiful magazine for photographers, not just a techie mag about cameras. I love the articles, the heart, the beauty in this magazine, sent every other month.
camera magazinePhotographer t-shirt I found a camera shirt at a store years ago, and still when I wear it, people get a “double take” smile on their face, because they know how much I love to take pictures, and it looks real at first! Mine is like this with the strap around it. Lots of designs and styles on Amazon.
tee shirt camera giftCamera Shaped Flash Drive I love this cute little device that transfers pictures from one spot to another. I’ve got a handful of flash drives, can always use another cute one!
Christmas stocking stuffer for photographerFOTO strap I fell in love with these gorgeous camera straps the day I saw them, and haven’t looked back! I have a green and a navy strap on my two cameras. I love the option to engrave my name. See mine posts about them up close here and here and see what I had engraved on each.
stocking stuffer for photographerMetal Shaped Prints I LOVE the new option of having an image printed directly onto a metal surface, which is then hung on the wall. You can do a traditional shape, rounded corners, or a fun shape like this below. I have a circle metal print of bluebonnets in my home here.
Black River Imaging metal shaped printsCamera Necklace There are so many great options for camera jewelry on both Amazon and Etsy. Do a search to find something unique. The left is under $5, the right is $50. Click each link to see them and more.
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Remote Control I’ve shared some posts on How to Take your Own Family pictures, and having a remote control can come in VERY handy!
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Camera Art Print There are so many fun designs online, I found this colorful print of cameras. Look around for one you love!

camera art print gift idea

Camera Lens Mug These cups looks like the REAL DEAL! I have been gifted one by my husband, and one by my brother, and I love them both (they look different). Several styles to choose from, just make sure you get the right brand for your photographer.

stocking stuffer idea for camera lover

Instax instant camera This is just like the polaroid camera “back in the day!” I have this one, and it’s so fun. The film can be pricey ($1 per picture) but so great for special occasions!

photography gift idea

Surely, the photography lover on your list will love something shared above!

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  1. Hi Kristen,
    I just bought your Say NO to auto book and am excited to read it. I bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 camera and it appears that they do not make a 50 mm 1.8 lens. I am really disappointed! Any idea what would be a good replacement? The lense on it says 14-42 .3mm/1ft. Thanks for you help!

    • Hi Pat, I’m not Kristen :), but I would say look for a 35mm fixed aperture lens. That’s what I use on my entry level Nikon DSLR, and it gives me about the same field of view as a 50mm lens on a full frame camera. I tried 50mm, and it was way too close up for how I normally shoot (which is often inside my house). I tried to do a search for Panasonic lenses, and it looks like all their fixed aperture lenses are super expensive. Maybe there’s another brand that will fit your camera?

  2. I just upgraded my lens recently but I need to try out the 85mm 1.8 next. Love these ideas! Pinned!

  3. what a great post! We are taking the big trip to visit the mouse soon (gonna surprise the girls just a few days before), and I really want to get a 35 mm so I don’t have to worry about tight spots! Maybe I’ll get it as a gift to myself, ha! …as if going to DW wasn’t costly enough!

  4. I would love any of these great gifts!

  5. Ok Kristen I’ll take one of each but I don’t know if my stocking is big enough. But seriously I have to get a new lens. Mine isn’t even a 35mm because my kit lens broke and that was all they had in stock. I am getting a new lens pronto!

  6. Clearly, we have VERY different sizes and budgets for shopping. a $400 lens is a stocking stuffer?

  7. I have a polaroid camera and LOVE It!

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