with Courtney Slazinik
Gift Ideas for Photographers

Best gifts of the season for photographers via Click it Up a Notch
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1. ExpoDisc
Nailing white balance is a great way to make a photo look more professional. This tool will do just that. Perfect as a stocking stuffer.

2. Lensbaby Composer Pro 35mm Sweet Optic
Looking for a fun new lens to add a little something extra to your images? This lens is a great way to get out of a photography rut as well as improve your photography by challenging you to use manual mode.

3. Blog Design for Dummies by Melissa Culbertson
As a photographer, having a well designed website is essential to booking clients. When people see a professional website they in turn think you are professional. If it isn’t in the budget to hire a designer, do it yourself.

4. Fotostrap
Toss out that boring strap that came with your camera and get this classic, comfortable, and fabulous camera strap. Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to charity.

5. Abie Straps
I couldn’t decide between my favorite so yes, there are two camera straps and I have them both. These are beautiful straps and 100% of the proceeds go to charity. Use the code: CLICKITUP to receive $25 off your strap through December 14, 2013.

6. Lightroom 5
This is on my list every year. When I get asked which editing program a photographer needs, this is my answer. I edit 100% of my images with this program.

7. Safari SHUTTER|bag
Can you make a gift guide without a SHUTTER|bag? Definitely not! This high-quality camera bag can double as your camera/diaper bag. Check out these two the videos I have made about two of my SHUTTER|bags. Use the code: CLICKITUP to get $30 off your bag at http://www.shutterbagusa.com.

8. Gorilla mobile
Since many photographers use their phones as an additional camera it only makes sense to carry a tripod so you can be in the photo as well as play with your settings and have a steady shot.

9. Fingerless gloves
Love, love these gloves. You can keep your hands warm while you are outside photographing. This keeps your fingers from fumbling on your settings. Plus, I wear them even when not shooting.

10. Cinema Presets for Lightroom
When I find a black and white preset I want to shout it from the rooftops. This has my favorite black and white preset to date. Presets help you work smarter not harder even if you just use them on your personal images.

11. Photojojo iPhone and Android Lens Series
If your case doesn’t hold the Olloclip but you still want additional lenses for your camera phone check out these. I have heard great things about them.

12. 3 Legged Thing – Keith
This one is on my wish list. It folds down to 12 inches which will fit in my SHUTTER|bag which means you can carry it around and no longer have an excuse not to get in front of the camera.

13. Tamron 24-70mm 2.8
This tack-sharp lens is perfect for the photographer looking for a versatile zoom. When asked what zoom someone should purchase, this is my number one recommendation.

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  • December 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Love the list! I have a Lensbaby on my wish list and I am eyeing some stuff at Photojojo too! I actually use a pair of fingerless gloves from TrailHeads (they’re convertible into a mitten so I use them for running too) and I am able to shoot to my heart’s content in the chillier months at my kids’ soccer games.

  • December 4, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Oh Courtney! What I would like to see on that list are your recommended photography books! Also what about some good shoes? After a long shooting day most of us have a broken back ;-)


  • December 5, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    my camera is actually collecting dust right now. I haven’t been in the mood to do anything photography-wise but I think when I get my new doll in Feb. that all might change :P

  • December 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Awesome post!! Love all of these ideas! Now I feel like a few things are missing from my post now!!!

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