Lens Baby is always a safe bet for someone who loves to take photos and has a SLR camera. It’s a really affordable option to get some very cool and different shots with your camera….and once you have the lens body, adding other optics isn’t much of an investment at all. The fisheye is just plain fun to use- it’s very helpful to remember that you have to focus manually, because I constantly forget that minor detail.
The double optic lens is gorgeous- there’s a bit of a “sweet spot” with it, I have found- as have a few friends who do some photography- I took it with me when I was second shooting a wedding recently and this is one of my favorite shots using that double optic. It’s mounted on the Scout lens.
Lens Baby works with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Olympus cameras. They have some really nice kits that include some very versatile lenses and optics and if you have a shutterbug in your life, this is a great site to shop for them!
Backdrops– Many portrait photographers love to use a backdrop. Some make their own, some borrow- don’t forget about our post for inexpensive backdrops
Camera Straps- Now that I’ve accepted that I kind of need to have a strap on my camera, it’s become an accessory. I love being able to swap my straps out for the season or my mood- especially since I have some quick release straps from Mod
Camera Bag– a nice, protective camera bag is a must when you have a camera. A nice looking bag is a bonus. Even if you don’t have an SLR and lenses to carry, you will still want to protect your camera- there are options in every shape, size, color and material out there. I love love love my JoTotes bag but am always happy to add another bag to my collection- camera bag or otherwise.
A portable photo studio- lightbox- is something that I’ve been considering- if you know someone who sells a lot of items on eBay or who is a food blogger, this is definitely a great idea for them. You can find sets from $30 and up!
Any other recommendations for the shutterbugs in our lives?
Some items received for review. Opinions are my own.
Shell Fruscione says
Awesome suggestions! I have a mod strap & LOVE It- but I would definitely love to add a portable lightbox to my collection!
Beeb Ashcroft says
I will take one of each, LOL!
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
That is a great collection. My dad is an avid photographer and would love any of these items (except maybe a manlier version of the bag) and the tips about backdrops. I’ll have to send this to him.
Anne Younger says
I want a new strap and bag for my camera! Great gift ideas!
I definitely want one of those light boxes. That’s a good price.
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
Nice gifts! I want the camera!! lol
LOL….I am seriously looking for a camera and would love some of those accessories that go along with it!
I love my Canon camera!! I really have been wanting a fancy camera bag instead of this black manly case and one of those portable light studios. Seriously, thank you for the reminder. Now I actually have something to tell my husband that I want! 🙂
Erinn S says
Love those straps!
I just bought myself an Epiphanie bag when they were on Black Friday pricing with free shipping! It’ll be here next week. 🙂
Oh that is my dream camera!!!!! I would loveeeee an amazing camera like that one day!!
Perfect timing! I’ve been wanting to get my husband a camera for Christmas.
Ashley S says
I LOVE these gifts. I am a Shutterbug in training. I am still saving up for my first awesome camera, but now I know what loot to ask for with it ;).
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
Awesome gift! I WANT ONE and NEED ONE! Great professional images!
Say now! I like everything here! The backgrounds look really cool, I didn’t know regular ppl could buy things like that!!!
But mostly, I love those straps!! I have one from them and it is lovely!
Matt K says
I know my wife would love that camera bag!! Great ideas here!!
Oh, I’m sure she will love it!!