Best Christmas Gifts for Photographers

Are you looking for the best Christmas gifts for photographers in Belgium?

It is almost that time of the year when we start thinking about what present to give to the people we love. It is not always easy to choose given the amount of offers, but if your loved one is a photographer or aspires to be one, I am here to help πŸ™‚

I’ve compiled a small list of presents that are good for all kind of photographers – from the beginners to seasoned practitioners. If you need help or have questions, do not hesitate to send me a mail at ivo.popov@gmail.com

Photo books are an awesome gift for everybody, but more so for photographers. There is an enormous amount of books on sale nowadays and choosing the right one can be painful, so here is a little help. If you don’t see something you like, do not hesitate to send me an email and I will help.

    • Books about street photography:

    • Books about travel photography:

    • Books for people who like landscape photography:

    • Books for people who like photographing animals:

    • Books for people who like portrait photography:

More photo book ideas can be found here: Best Christmas Photo book Gifts for Photographers

Editing software is absolutely essential for making our photos even better. Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop are pretty much the standard nowadays and a subscription for both can be bought from Adobe for about 15 Euro per month (https://www.adobe.com). You get all the updates as soon as they are released and possibility to edit your photos on computers, tablets and smart phones. If you don’t like to pay for subscriptions, check out Luminar (https://skylum.com/luminar)

Subscription for National Geographic magazine. One of the big reasons why I became a photographer is this magazine. The best photographers in the world have worked with the magazine at some point in their careers. Although it is not strictly a photography magazine, the photos in it are always awesome! Get it here: National Geographic

Portable / pocket /travel wireless printer. Who doesn’t like printed photos? When I travel I always bring my pocket printer with me and whenever I photograph somebody I always offer them a free print. Great for impromptu family photos as well πŸ™‚
I personally use HP Sprocket (the paper it uses is actually a sticker, so kids love it), but this on from Fuji is awesome as well!

A good and light travel tripod. I love doing landscape photos and shooting at night, but most of the time can’t stand lugging my tripod with me. It’s too big and heavy and I like to travel fast and with as little gear as possible. Here comes Joby Gorillapod:

A photography workshop is always a great idea! The “Everything you need to know” workshop is great for beginners and alike and the “Editing with Adobe Lightroom” will teach you how to make the photos you take even better (gift cards available).

Do you want to find a more personalised gift or are you looking for a technical advice in choosing a new camera or lens? Don’t hesitate to contact me at: ivo.popov@gmail.com