20 Gift Ideas for Hobby Photographers - Unique Gifter

20 Gift Ideas for Hobby Photographers

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Hobby photographers will appreciate gift ideas related to their craft and interests! If that sounds like someone in your life, we found some great ideas that anyone with that passion to get the perfect shot will love.

Photographers, whether professional or hobbyists, express themselves through their photos. They use color, line, shape, contrast, depth of field, and composition to show what they find beautiful. Photography is an expensive love to find, but the joy and challenge it brings is worth it.

Unique Gifts for Hobby Photographers

While a photographer knows what things they need, others may not understand what all is necessary for photography or what gifts they would like. To make it easier, here is a list of some photography related things they may like. Some work better as gift ideas for novices or hobby photographers, while others are for more serious photographers.

Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

A Nice Camera

This is a nice camera for those wanting to upgrade out of the point and shoot or camera phone stage into a mid-range camera that can take some really nice shots.

Cwatcun Waterproof Camera Backpack for DSLR, Mirrorless - Compatible with Sony, Canon, Nikon Camera and Lens Accessories

Camera Bag

Unless it’s a simple point a shoot, cameras need a bag. Cameras aren’t really the most durable when you drop them. I would know. I once lent my camera to a friend’s mom and she dropped it. It no longer works right. Don’t be like me, get a camera bag. They also help keep all of your cables, chargers, and spare batteries together.

If the photographer in question is a serious photographer, they are going to have a lot more camera accessories than will fit in a small bag. Go big or go home.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed

Camera Lenses

Any photographer knows there can never be enough lenses. Find out what their favorite type of photography or what lenses they still want and get a really nice one for them. No, they are not cheap, but they need this.

Camera Strap

A camera strap is great to keep their favorite tool close by their side while still being convenient. It also comes in pretty patterns.

STRATA CUPS Camera Lens Coffee Mug -13.5oz | (2 LIDS + SPOON + BAG) Gifts for Him, Dad Gifts, Photography, Camera accessories, Novelty Gifts, Gifts for Him

Camera Lens Coffee mug

This mug is perfect for anyone who loves taking pictures! It totally looks like you’re drinking from your camera lens, which will definitely get some looks if you take it out. Would be a great conversation starter and practical too!

Camera Necktie - Photography Necktie - Camera tie - Photographer tie - Photographer Necktie - Men's Photography Gift - Maker V Exlusive, Grey, Standard

Photography Tie

This tie could be worn to a photography shoot or just as a fun way to show off someone’s love of photography at any formal occasion.

SD Camera Card Keychain

So practical! Photographers can keep an extra SD card handy with this keychain. Not only would it be great on their key but they could also hang it on their camera bag for easy access.

MCS 10pc Multi Pack Picture Frame Value Set - Two 8x10 in, Four 5x7 in, Four 4x6 in, Black (65508)

Sleek Black Wood Frames

You got the paper and they have a bunch of prints, now they need to be framed. These frames are very simple and sophisticated. This means they will go well with almost any photo. Remember when choosing frames to pick a frame that compliments the work without overpowering it.

Liene 4x6'' Photo Printer, Wi-Fi, 20 Sheets, Full-Color, Instant Printer for iPhone, Android, Smartphone, Thermal dye Sublimation for Home Use

Photo Printer

Even though most things are digital it’s still nice to print out some pictures. A photo printer will allow them to create prints at home instantly – no waiting or finding a printing kiosk needed.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Blush Pink + Fuji Film Value Pack (40 Sheets) + Shutter Accessories Bundle, Incl. Compatible Carrying Case, Quicksand Beads Photo Album 64 Pockets

Instant Camera

Even if a photographer does not typically use film, film is a really fun medium to work with. It’s also really trendy right now.

LimoStudio 700W Output Photography Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit 5500K Neutral Day Light, 6300 Lumen CFL Bulbs with White Soft Light Umbrella Diffuser & Black, Silver Umbrella Reflector, LMS103

Light Set

If your photographer is into studio or portrait photography, a good lighting set is necessary to getting pictures just right. This is also good for blinding people.

Phone Lens,by Ailun,3 in 1 Clip On 180 Degree Fish Eye Lens+0.65X Wide Angle+10X Macro Lens,Universal HD Camera Lens Kit for Mobile Phone,Cellphone,Smart Phone

Clip on Lenses for Phones

These lenses clip onto a smartphone so fish eye, wide angle, and macro photos can be taken on the go. Despite loving photography, they are always going to want to carry their camera around.

Photography Inspiration Cards, Camera Accessories - XL Card Deck, Photographer Gifts, DSLR Accessory, Photography Accessories, with Camera Cheat Sheet for All Cameras for Photography

Photography Inspiration Cards

Most photographers are full of ideas but every now and then you just can’t get those creative juices flowing. These cars are perfect for inspiration and they’re also great for hobby photographers to experiment with new ideas for practice.

Camera Themed Art Prints

Perfect for the home office or photographer’s home! You can get so many different prints but I really like this minimalistic retro set of 3.

High Viz Inc I Shoot People - Photographer - 8 1/2 inches by 3 inches die Cut Vinyl Decal for Vehicles, Windows, Boats, Tool Boxes, laptops - virtually Any Hard Smooth Surface

I Shoot People Bumper Sticker

You know this is funny and if they have any sense of humor, they will too.

I BRAKE FOR OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY Hobies Sports Steel Metal License Plate Frame Ch#35

License Plate Frame

It’s important for drivers around them to know why they suddenly slowed down. Also, your photographer is not ashamed of their photo habits and will be proud to display this. Probably because it is completely true.

OJIA Decorative 18 x 18 Inch Cotton Blend Linen Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case , Vintage cameras

A Pillow With a Vintage Camera on It

Photographers really like photography related décor and this certainly fits the description, especially since it is soft and sturdy.

Camera Plant Pot

So cute! Give them one of these older-style cameras with a nice succulent inside. It’s a nice gift for any photographer that will brighten up their home or workspace. You can even order it personalized for a thoughtful touch.

Funny Shirt

What the… Focal length. This setting adjusts the focal length of the lens, which will determine its field of view and how much light hits the sensor. Sometimes it’s tricky when you’re new to get the hang of this setting. Wait, what were you thinking?

VIJIM VL100C Bi-Color LED Video Light on Camera,Mini Rechargeable 2000mAh LED Camera Lights,CRI95+ Dimmable 2500-6500K Ultra Bright Photo and Video Lighting,LED Fill Lamp

Mini LED Camera Light

Camera flashes are super helpful but can also be expensive and cumbersome. This little LED light can help the new hobby photographer take great low-light pictures without expensive equipment. Perfect if you’re looking for a budget-friendly gift that’s still practical!

Now that you have these gift ideas for hobby photographers you might also want to check out Mother’s Day Gifts for Photographers too.

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