The year is rapidly coming to a close and along with December, the busiest time of year for most photographers comes the challenge of what to buy for your gift-giving. In the middle of chasing/fulfilling orders for your clients, and often burning the midnight oil, you've got to find time to do a little shopping for some fun things for a few special people in your life.
Remember the word fun? It's one of those very critical words so often lost in business today. We're stressed, overly focused and often just miss the point about having fun with everything we're doing. Seriously, what good is working this hard if you're not having a little fun at the same time?
Well, Kathy at Photodex never slows down on great blog content and remembering the importance of fun. She shared the post below on five great gift ideas last week. I wanted to share it again here at SCU because they're all such good ideas, and yes, they're fun.
I also know many of you have kids interested in photography, and as they follow in your footsteps, photo-centric stocking stuffers sure seem like a great addition to this year's holiday choices.
Here's one more fun idea Kathy didn't suggest - a little gift you give yourself - bookmark the Photodex blog and then find the time each week to catch up on your reading. Kathy and the team are always sharing great content, and they go far beyond ideas to enhance your presentations. You'll find a never-ending series of great posts on virtually every aspect of photography.
Along with great content, check out a great holiday discount, soon coming to a close, on upgrades and FX packs. Just click on the banner to the right for more information.
Are you struggling to find the photographer in your life something special? We’ve compiled a short list of 5 fun gifts all for $50 or less. We all know a shutterbug and these gifts will definitely put a smile on their face and a little joy in their heart.
- The GorillaPod, King Size
Tired of carrying heavy gear? The GorillaPod is lightweight with flexible arms to wrap around almost anything to help you get more creative and take pictures from different angles. It can support cell phones, and even your camera with a zoom lens and flash! Price: $50
- ProShow Web Plus
Share you holiday memories by combining videos and photos from your camera roll, Facebook, and Instagram. Instantly apply tons of special effects and access tracks directly from the built-in music library to create amazing on-the-go HD slideshows. For faster slideshow creation ProShow also offers a free app for current subscribers for your mobile device. Price: $48/year
- Ring Light
The macro ring light is great for detailed illumination and creating ring lights in the subjects eyes with fashion and portrait work. It’s also a must have for nature photographers who like to capture macro and close ups of wildlife. It’s lightweight and compact so you can take it with you anywhere! Sale Price:$29.95
- 5-in-1 Reflector Pro
Be prepared! Not all locations are the same…which means the lighting will be different for each situation. Included in the pack is the diffuser disc and 4 reflectors in soft gold, soft silver, soft white, and black. Available in a variety of sizes. Price: $39.95 for 32in
- Camera Lens Mug
Keep your drinks hot or cold with this silly lens mug. Perfect for this winter weather. It also comes with a lens hood that doubles as mini plate for cookies and other small snacks to munch on. Just remember not to confuse it with your real camera lens. Price: $10.99