2021 Holiday Gifts for Photographers

There’s no better time than now to wrap up that holiday shopping! Check out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers to discover that perfect present, and snag a stocking stuffer (or two). So let's get started! 

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ProGrade Digital Memory Cards

Ask any photographer what it is they really want, and “more memory” will definitely be in their top 10. ProGrade Digital Memory cards make the perfect little present. Featuring a high storage capacity of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, these cards take advantage of the UHS-II bus to support maximum read speeds of 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of 250 MB/s. Well-suited for RAW photos and rapid-fire bursts, these cards are UHS-II/V90 compatible, but may be used in devices that don’t support that interface, albeit at slightly diminished speeds. Built for extreme conditions, these cards from ProGrade withstand temperatures from -13°F to 185°F, are shockproof and x-ray proof, and a built-in write protect switch helps safeguard content from being erased.

G-Technology 4TB USB-C Hard Drive

Storage space is the gift that keeps on giving! Make your gift of space truly stylish and rugged with the G-Technology 4TB USB-C Hard Drive. This all-terrain external drive is constructed with triple-layer shock resistance and is made up of an aluminum enclosure, rubber bumper, and internal shock mounts that can withstand up to 1000 pounds of pressure and drops of up to almost 4 feet. This drive is also IP54-rated, providing protection against dust, sand, and rain. And if you think the exterior is impressive, this drive boasts a 4TB capacity with data transfer speeds of up to 135 MB/s. It’s compatible with Windows and Mac straight out of the box, and uses a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C interface, and no external power adapters are required. Includes USB Type-C to Type-C and USB Type-C to Type-A cables.

Lowepro Flipside 300 AW III Camera Backpack

Got a photographer who needs to store all their new gear? The Lowepro Flipside 300 AW II will make the perfect travel companion. Built to for photographers on the go, this easy access, low-profile pack accommodates most mirrorless and DSLR cameras plus 3-4 lenses or flashes. A new side-access entry allows for quick and easy lens changes. 

Boundary Rennen Crossbody + Rift Rack

For the run and gun photographer who wants to be able to switch out lenses or quickly pull out their camera, the Boundary Rennen and Rift bags are an absolute must-have. Its sleek and comfortable design makes for the perfect bag to tag along on any photoshoot.

Godox V860 III

Looking to brighten someone’s day with a new flash? The Godox V860 III is a flash we are constantly recommending. Now with a modeling light for light preview and focus assist, using flash in low-light situations just got easier.

Wescott FJ200

For a little bit of extra power, this compact and battery powered strobe has an industry-leading 0.05 to 1.3 second recycle time. With 200-watt seconds, this round head strobe packs 450+ full-power flashes per charge and is perfect to take anywhere on-location.

Hoya NXT Plus HMC Circular Polarizer

A must-have filter for every photographer, the Hoya NXT Plus HMC Circular Polarizer dramatically reduces reflections from shiny surfaces, such as water and glass, revealing hidden texture, color and detail. Hoya’s high-quality polarized glass features a waterproof top coat, making it easy to wipe away dirt, smudges and water. Ten layers of proprietary anti-reflection multi-coatings enhance contrast, color and sharpness. Mounted in a slim, precision-milled aluminum frame, these filters are lightweight and accommodate additional filters or a lens cap when the camera is not in use. Available in the following sizes:

  • 37mm
  • 40.5mm
  • 43mm
  • 46mm
  • 49mm
  • 52mm
  • 55mm
  • 58mm
  • 62mm
  • 67mm
  • 72mm
  • 77mm
  • 82mm

Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Tripod Kit (Titanium)

The Benro Mefoto Travel Tripod features a 17.6-pound load capacity but folds down to only 15.4 inches, making it a perfect travel companion for the photographer on-the-go. This beautifully designed tripod weighs only 3.6 pounds and has an adjustable height range of 5.4 inches to 61.6 inches. The three-section aluminum leg cams can be released simultaneously for quick deployment, and simply removing the center column and one leg can transform the tripod into a monopod. An ergonomic ball head with lockable adjustments provides omnidirectional movement as well as fast, sturdy locking. The ball head’s quick release system is compatible with all Arca-type plates.


Stocking Stuffers


And if you’re feeling truly generous this year, why not add on one of these great stocking stuffers? After all, good things do come in small packages!

Memory Card Cases

Keep memory cards secure and organized with a memory card case from Think Tank. The Pixel Pocket Rocket comes in two sizes and stores either four or 10 cards. They attach easily to a bag (or you!) and also feature a built-in business card holder for easy identification. If your favorite photographer tends to be tough on their gear, go for a Pelican memory card case. With options for both CF and SD cards, these cases are constructed of polycarbonate resin, features a water-resistant seal and a shock-absorbing liner for extra protection.

Gloves

Keep fingers from freezing when shooting outdoors, but still keep them functional with Thinsulate gloves from Freehands. These industry-leading gloves feature windproof/waterproof back as well as a full Thinsulate lining. This is the #1 photography glove. It features a windproof/waterproof back and a full Thinsulate lining for warmth. The finger cap edges are reinforced for durability and overlap when closed for maximum warmth. The stretch around the thumb on the palm side has been reinforced, making for a better fit. These gloves also feature a digital palm patch for increased gripping power, as well as magnetically secured, fold-back fingertips.

Lens Cleaning Spray

Everyone appreciates a nice, clean camera! Photo Clear Lens Treatment Fluid delivers serious cleaning power, even on heavier residue, while resisting static, dust, and fogging. Packaged in a shatterproof, non-aerosol bottle, each one-ounce Photo Clear Lens Treatment Fluid is good for more than 300 applications.

UV Filters

Available in a variety of sizes, ProMaster filters block invisible UV light during shooting, which can cause blur or even an unwanted blue cast. Each glass surface is vacuum-coated with anti-reflection coating, helping to prevent internal ghosting and reflections.

Cuffs and Straps

Protect your camera from gut-retching drops with a Peak Design cuff or strap now available in two new colors: Midnight and Sage.

Gift Cards

And if you’re still stumped on which gift to give, a pictureline gift card in any amount makes the perfect present.

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