Just to help you out a little this Christmas we thought we would give you a few ideas for gifts for the photographers in your life. Some of these suggestions will suit kids or beginners and some of them will suit the more serious photographer or engaged amateur.
1 The Best Camera Accessories For your Phone
Let’s face it, most of us use our phones for taking photographs and overall the quality is usually pretty good. Let us share some great apps and accessories to make your phone camera take you even further again.
The app ProCam 8 is without a doubt one of the best apps out there, and for a mere £6.99 you can transform your phone into a DSLR camera. While we all hate paying for phone apps this one is really worth it. The quality is top notch and the long exposure facility is a particular favourite of ours. You can control your shutter speed and the Motion Blur, Light Trail, and Low Light facilities are so much fun to play around with. Check it out here on the App Store:
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A great accessory for taking photographs on your phone is a Lens Kit which contains a wide angle lens, fish eye lens and a macro lens. This enhances your photographing capabilities no end. A wide angle lens allows you to take pictures of large ranges, like a panoramic landscape. A Fish Eye Lens allows you to take a photo and view it within a range of 180 Degrees left to right. A Macro Lens is best for photographing an object close up in detail.
This lens kit is compatible with most phones. Find more information here:
Another must have accessory for your phone is an adjustable tripod, which allows for smooth movements during shooting. These are surprisingly inexpensive but invaluable, whether recording for YouTube or a privileged audience on WhatsApp.
These tripods are also compatible with most smartphones.
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If a GoPro camera is out of your budget then go for a good quality waterproof pouch and phone case for underwater footage which will make a smartphone function like a GoPro camera.
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2 For Experimental Photographers
If you need to buy something for a retro-loving hipster photographer who likes to experiment a Diana Lomography Camera is the way to go. They require 35mm film (although we would recommend 120mm film for a better experience) and produce photos that look a little bit like they were taken in the 1960s.
You can find more information here:
3 Instant Gratification Poloroid Cameras
There is something so classic and appealing about a Polaroid Camera. You get your photo physically in your hand right there and then. They are also cool and retro and enticing to a new generation of photographers. Have a look at our recommendation here:
4 The Ultimate Christmas Present for the Serious Photographer/Filmmaker – Fujifilm X-T30
This one is not for everyone, as it’s expensive and super high quality but it’s more than worth including for the photographer who wants to knock it out of the park. With specs like these this camera is almost irresistible –
- 26. 1M Back-Illuminated “X Trans Cmos 4-Inch Sensor
- Compact And Lightweight Body (Approx. 383 G)
- Updated Af-Algorithm And Improved Face And Eye Tracking
- High Resolution Digital Sound Recording
For further specs and information have a look at this:
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