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Photographer's Christmas Wish list
Equipment, Photography Ideas

It’s that time of year! For the past two years I have been putting together a wish list for photographers. You can see the past two photographer wish list here 2010 photographer wish list and 2011 photographer wish list and another one the contributors and I made this summer.

Basically, it’s a list of things I have and love or want myself for Christmas. Hint hint to those reading this :) he he This year the contributors helped out and we have some goodies for you to buy that photographer in your life!

Feel free to email this link to your loved ones with the subject line – “hint, hint” ha!

Stocking Stuffers:


LensPEN Lens Cleaning System


Camera DSLR coin bank box


4 GB Camera shape USB Flash drive


Opteka Professional Wrist Grip Strap for Digital and Film SLR Cameras


Multi-Power Battery Pack


Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S

Under the tree:


The Game of Photo-opoly


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4


50mm f/1.4D


People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs


Fujifilm Instax MINI 7s White Instant Film Camera


ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 77mm Digital White Balance Filter – Neutral
Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet (CTH670)


Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G


SHUTTER|bag Safari

Santa baby


Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop


Nikon 105mm f/2.8G


Nikon D90


Nikon 35mm f/1.4G

What do YOU want for Christmas??

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19 Comments
  • November 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    For Christmas, I would like to actually get some clients!

    • Courtney
      November 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      Ha! Too bad you can’t buy them on Amazon :) Keep working hard! You will get them!

  • Emily Simmons
    November 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    I actually just got the 35mm/f1.8. I was supposed to test it to see if I like it and put it up until Christmas but it hasn’t happened. I have a 50mm/f1.8 already. Wanted something I could use inside without having to step so far back.

    • Courtney
      November 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM

      That would be hard to put the 35 1.8 back on the shelf :) I know a lot of people who love that lens :)

  • November 29, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Hey Courtney…Did you like People Pictures??? Is it a book I should put on my amazon wish list? Did you do the exercises and notice a difference in your photos?? I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ve been busy with photo shoots…yay! I’ve done three and it’s really increased my skill and creativity…just what the doctor ordered. Juli

    • Courtney
      November 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      Hey! I do like People Pictures! I haven’t had a chance to really dive into it but I have read over some of the lessons. I like the set up of the book. I’m so excited for you to have done 3 photo shoots!! Yay!! Hope you are getting out of your funk :)

      • November 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

        Funk cured! If you have time check out my facebook fan page…www.facebook.juliisolaphotography. It’s brand spanking new and still needs a lot of polish but it’s a start.

        • Courtney
          November 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

          So glad to hear that!! Will definitely check it out!

  • November 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    I really want a tripod and remote so my husband doesn’t always need to help me with style posts :) This is a great list!

    • Courtney
      November 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

      A tripod is a definite must! Hope Santa brings you one :)

  • Jen
    November 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    I just sent an email to my husband to get me that book about taking portraits. Looks great!

    • Courtney
      November 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      Hope he takes the hint :) he he

  • December 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    I actually have that same lens pen cleaner on my wish list! Had to get a whole new setup last month (bad accident with my previous body) and I’m finding my new lens is prone to little people finger prints. (I have no idea how my 2 year old keeps touching it…) I switched from Canon to Nikon as well, so a new 50mm would be nice, too. I think my hubby blew his budget with the unexpected purchase… haha

    • Courtney
      December 7, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      Isn’t it amazing how two year olds can get their finger prints on everything :) Hope Santa brings you a 50mm :)

  • Tina
    December 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    I’m so glad I found your blog. I find so many great tips here and this is no exception. It’s like you read my mind! I’ll be leaving this strategically open on my desktop for my husband to ‘find.’ Thanks!

    • December 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      Aww, thanks! I’m glad you found it too ;) Hope he gets the hint :)

  • Sophia
    August 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Other than clients, I would love a 35mm 1.4 and a 105mm macro. Winning the lottery would be helpful for my photography addiction.

  • Sandi
    November 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Courtney-
    These are great ideas. My kids and I all have caught the photo-bug and I might just splurge on some of the stocking stuffer gifts like the lens pen or the camera shaped USB flash drive. How cool is that! I do have a question- my son (15) would like a good video camera with an external microphone port for making films. We’ve looked at several comparison sites but there are so many to choose from and the prices for higher end cameras are quite daunting. We do have a Canon Legria vidcam, and all our other cameras are Canon family. Any advice or direction on where to look for good advice would be appreciated. Thanks for your very informative site ♥

    • November 20, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      Hey Sandi,

      I wish I could help but I’m not familiar with all the video options or sites that could help. Best of luck!

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