Valentine’s Day is coming up pretty soon, and if your special someone is a photographer, you may want to give him or her a gift that shows you support their passion. Second passion behind you, that is!
So I’ve put together a list of gift ideas starting at just $10 that your love will love, and which doesn’t require you to know much about your partner’s gear or anything technical..
So, here we go:
The Art of Photography is a classic book on creating incredible photographs, but coming from a more philosophical place than most photography books.
Awkward Family Photos – $10
This book is exactly what it sounds like – a collection of hilariously awful family photos. It’s great for a laugh and a bargain at just $10.
A high-quality wireless mouse like the Logitech M505 or M705 is a great gift for any photographer, because they make editing a lot faster and smoother than with any notebook trackpad or standard computer mouse.
Aperture is an expensive magazine, but the quality of work contained within makes it worth every penny. Just about any photographer would find it to be inspiring, and even at $40, a subscription save a ton of money over the newsstand price.
The vast majority of photographers use AA batteries for at least one of their gadgets, and Sanyo Eneloops are regarded as the best-performing rechargeable batteries for digital-photography applications.
A photographer never knows when he or she’s going to need a random tool out in the field, so a multi-function tool is a great item to have on hand for when random things get screwy out in the field. You never know when a screwdriver or wrench or scissors will come in handy, so this Gerber is the perfect gift for any photographer.
Viewsonic Digital Frame – $91
A digital frame, which constantly rotates photos, is a great way for a photographer to show off their work and feed their egos by attracting compliments. It’s also a great way to save room on a desk because one frame can display literally hundreds of photographs – perfect for big families.
Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 – $63
If your partner is into fashion photography, then they will absolutely adore this amazing book by the legendary Richard Avedon. It’s like owning a giant collection of prints of some of the best fashion photographs ever taken. For those with racier taste, Helmut Newton’s SUMO is simply incredible, and gigantic at 17 x 12 x 4 inches.