Sometimes it might seem impossible trying to find inexpensive gifts for photographers, since most of the useful equipment is costly.
Here’s a comprehensive list of useful and unique gifts for photographers under $25 – which is a reasonable price range for photography related gifts to get to your loved ones and friends! This list also has gifts for beginner photographers.
Unique Gifts For Photographers Under $25
1. Photography Idea Cards
If you’re looking for an easy way to bring new photography challenges to you, this pack has 72 photography idea cards, with unique challenges to explore. Pick one card daily, or play with friends, great for groups of photographers.
Finding new ideas has never been easier. And they’re suitable for everyone.
2. Phone Camera Lens Kit
This phone camera lens kit is perfect when you want to raise the quality of your phone images – you can create high-quality photos with these finely processed glass lenses.
This kit has a wide range of compatible devices from iPhones to Samsung phones – with the clip-on design it is easy to attach and take off.
Variety of lenses to choose from to give you unique results.
3. Photography Reflector
Every photographer needs a reflector at some point, to better manipulate the ambient light in photographs. This reflector is an inexpensive investment to bring more focused light to portraits.
You can choose from:
Gold: warm up the picture; Silver: brighten the picture; white: bounce light into shadows; black: block out unwanted light
4. Flash Diffuser Light Softbox
When it’s not possible to use studio lights and you have to turn to a hand flash, avoid making the light look too harsh and add a soft box to your flash.
Reduces harshness and softens shadows. Features an additional internal diffuser for better wrap around light. Folds down flat when not in use.
This size fits all; compatible with most shoe mount flash units.
5. KODAK 35mm Single Use Camera
Easy to carry and gives you a nice nostalgic film feel – this 27-exposure Kodak FunSaver 35mm camera offers exceptional value and convenience.
With a built-in flash, the Kodak FunSaver 35mm one-time-use camera takes pictures indoors or outdoors, day or night.
You’ll never accidentally expose your roll–just leave the whole camera at the photo lab. Also, for the environmentally conscious, Kodak and photo processing labs have initiated efforts to recycle the FunSaver camera.
6. SanDisk 128GB
As photographers, it might feel like we’re never having empty memory cards or they fill up too quickly. This baddie will hold all of your high-quality images and more, with a whopping 128GB space to store them in.
Perfect for shooting 4K UHD video (1) and sequential burst mode photography. (1)Full HD (1920×1080) and 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video support may vary based upon host device, file attributes and other factors.
7. LATZZ Drawstring Bag
Here’s a unique two-layer design case for your camera, which is waterproof, anti-static, dustproof and shockproof.
Compact size and soft materials provide better storage for your camera and accessories. You can store your camera, lens and other accessories, save space and convenient to carry. Best gift to your family and friends who love photography!
8. GIMP Photo Editor
This software is fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop files, GIMP is a great and inexpensive photo and image editing software.
Restore old photos, change background, enhance and manipulate images, or simply create your own masterpiece from scratch.
Use its full suite of tools including channels, layers, filters, effects and more to create the results you need.
Easy for beginners to use and learn if softwares like Adobe Photoshop is not yet familiar to you.
9.The Photography Storytelling Book
Don’t just take a picture, make photos that move people.
There are as many stories to tell as pictures to take, but there are also tried-and-tested methods you can adopt to help improve your photography and streamline your workflow.
If you’re looking for inexpensive gifts for photographers, this is a great option for that.
Want to craft a shoot from start to finish? All the essentials are covered in this book, from building a story into your creative, shoot preparation and the necessary gear and props.
- What equipment you’ll need, when and why;
- The secret to key shots and essential techniques;
- Plot devices to help you craft your narrative;
- Step-by-step DSLR projects to perfect your skills;
- Effortlessly capture events, landscapes, portraits, interiors and experiences;
- How to edit better and be different;
- Extra exercises to improve your smartphone photography.
10. Camera USB Cable Cord | Canon
When working with clients, it’s necessary to be able to provide your material to them almost immediately and this cord is perfect for exactly that.
You can connect your camera to your laptop and view your images instantly, to see the sharpness and lighting – and fix them if needed during the photoshoot instead of after.
11. Altura Camera Monopod
This extra hand will provide you a wider range for shooting your photographs. The inch universal thread allows to attach any DSLR or mirrorless digital camera.
Comes in a compact size that makes it easy to carry, when being on the go. Features a soft foam grip and safety wrist strap that makes it comfortable to hold.
12. The Street Photographer’s Manual
If you’re looking for inexpensive gifts for photographers, this is a great option for that.
This updated edition profiles twenty of the world’s leading street photographers and teaches readers how to capture profound urban moments.
The Street Photographer’s Manual is about the possibilities of street photography as a medium, and how it can be approached in an accessible way.
Integrated within the profiles are twenty fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected.
The Street Photographer’s Manual shows you that being a street photographer is partly about looking for luck. But luck requires inspiration―and that is where this book is indispensable.
13. Wireless Remote Control for Canon
We are more and more accustomed to shooting self-portraits and having this wireless remote control is a life saviour for those moments.
It can also be used in photoshoots where you’d rather engage with your subjects and let them feel comfortable in the photoshoot.
Eliminates vibrations caused by physically pressing the shutter release.
14. Kodak M35 35mm Film Camera
Capture the memories with this easy to use reusable 35mm film camera from Kodak. This camera features an optical viewfinder, f/10 aperture and 1/120 second shutter speed.
This easy to use camera will get all your photography needs done the easy way – and keep it a surprise until developed!
15. Camera Case
For your small digital pocket camera a must-have gift is definitely this hard-cover, water resistant protective camera case.
Easy to carry with a hand strap and extra space for other camera accessories. With the small mesh pocket you can store your charging cable and SD cards. Give your camera a longer life!
16. Sunset Projection Lamp
The sunset decoration lamp is perfect match with your bedroom, living room, shops, photography venues, and many other places where you want to use it for.
The application will have different visual enjoyment and atmosphere in different scenes.
Different angles can provide different light seeing and it can be used for different scenes, which will bring you different photographic effects and atmosphere feelings.
The sunset light will be projected on your lovely wall, ceiling or floor where make your room much more romantic. Perfect for photoshoots and portraits!
17. Albert Watson: Creating Photographs
Let legendary fashion and portrait photographer Albert Watson guide you through how he captures his amazing images.
In a series of bite-sized lessons Watson unveils the stories behind his most-famous shots and gives you the inspiration, tips and ideas to take into your own photography – from how to work with lighting and lenses, to learning to embrace your creativity and advice on getting your foot in the industry door.
Illustrated throughout with key images from Watson’s incredible 50-year career at the forefront of photography. A must-have for photographers and photo enthusiasts.
18. ORICO Hard Drive Case
As we get to travel more and more, we are also taking our hard drives with us. And since it contains everything we have as photographers – unless you shoot with analog and happen to store your images the right way – you will need to protect your hard drive.
This hard drive case works great so you can put your hard drives and small computer accessories into this storage case and not only keep them away from dust and humidity, but also make your work and life more tidy and refined.
Sturdy EVA hard shell and thick polyester liner will prevent backlogs and collisions, allowing you to safely place, stack and carry on business trips.
And you’re ready to travel again!
19. Film 35mm Roll Film Storage
This holder case is especially designed to protect 35mm 135 camera film, to easily put into pocket, purse, bag and luggage etc, perfect for travelling with films and keeping them in one place.
The case can hold up 4 rolls of films at once and you won’t have to be looking for your films from the bottom of your camera bags.
Organizing your photography lets you have more room for creativity.
20. Creative Cloud [Students and Teachers]
Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Inc. that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services.
You can also get only Photoshop or Indesign for $20.99.
21. SVOPY Dimmable Light
Here’s an excellent light for photoshoots or video recording: SVOPY USB photography lighting kit with four high-saturation filters can provide a variety of lighting effects for any occasion you might need lighting for.
Compared with the ordinary extension pole design, this tripod uses a locking design, no tools required, quick installation and fast storage.
Whether in front of the computer, shooting in the studio, or camping outdoors, adjustable height fill light is a great choice to light up your space.
22. Daarcin Antistatic Bags
As photographers there’s always some electronic device you’re trying to replace or get rid of. These Daarcin Antistatic bags are a great insurance for keeping electronic components safe from static discharge.
Very strong and durable for multiple re-uses. Also can’t beat the price, and you can reuse them for years.
Works well for storing electronics, like hard-drives you are not ready to let go of. The zip top seals well and is durable enough for many reuses.
23. Abstract Photography Backdrop
This classical blue abstract backdrop can be used in either formal photoshoots or as a canvas for still life photography. It’s up to your creative mindset to decide.
Don’t be alarmed for it’s nostalgic looks, this backdrop never goes out of style. The fabric is better after ironing, so make sure you smoothen it out before your photoshoots. Then just add a halo light, and you’re good to go.
24. Color Light Gel Filters
Once you’ve mastered the basic lighting in the studio, you can start adding different light components to it.
This color light filter kit contains 14 sheets in 7 different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, purple, pink, blue; and each color has 2 pieces.
Color filters are used for lighting effects and color correction, involving additive and subtractive color, color mixing, color transmission, absorption and filtering of the different wavelengths of light
You can use combinations of these filters to create different effects to create stunning images.
25. Kodak Portra 160 35mm Film
This Kodak Portra 160 will give your photographs a warmness, especially when compared to typical Fujicolor offerings.
Portra 160 is no different in that sense, and that warmness combined with the more muted colours is what makes it such a popular film for many photographers.
It doesn’t matter if your photographs are posed ones with models or candid ones with strangers. Having natural skin tones on people is equally welcome, and this film will do exactly that.
As someone who shoots film, doesn’t develop it myself, and likes to get good results, this film is my go-to whenever I turn to analog photography.