(Closed) A creative gift for our Photographer/Friend??

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 5
Member
6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

If this person is a true professional photographer, they probably don’t need addition bags (no matter how cute) that aren’t custom-purposed for helping them do their work like these: 

epiphaniebags.com/

or 

shootsac.com/

or something less cutsey from the various camera bag manufacturers. While trying not to be a wet blanket on you, I’d similarly avoid looking to get ACTUAL photography stuff — if she’s a pro, she should already have everything she needs. You’ll likely either just be duplicating something she already has (my camera bag has over 40k in very well-researched gear) or will be getting her something she doesn’t need.

If you want to go down that path — and this is a wedding photographer, I’d suggest an R-strap.  So many wedding photographers hate the camera strap, but never really go out and find something better.  The R-strap is way better. Gorilla pods (for remote flashes) are also super useful, relatively cheap, and might be something she doesn’t already have too many of.  Also, a ‘survival kit’ to carry with at weddings — bobby pins, some black tape, some white tape, super glue, safety pins, q-tips, small mirror, etc…  nice for a wedding photographer to have handy when the groom rips his tux or the bride smudges her makeup while crying… etc…


Also, something like what you can get at photojojo is generally cute, fun, and not particularly expensive.  The camera mug is kitchy, the usb film rolls, photoshop film magnets, photo hanger clips, etc.

Another idea would be to find when she has a particularly long wedding day and get her a massage for the following day.  Weddings are physically demanding (10-20lbs of camera gear hanging off your neck all day while chasing around a ton of people). I’d love that.

Another unconventional thing you could do would be to get THEM a photoshoot with family or something.  Lots of photographers never actually get on the other side of the lens…

Best of luck…

Post # 7
Member
10368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

How about a B&H photo, Adorama, or borrowlenses.com gift card? I bet they don’t even have a point and shoot camera, which is all that camera case would cover.

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