Christmas 2018 is fast approaching. If you are looking for ideas for a proven gift for a photographer, we have a few suggestions – here is a mania review of the best photographic gadgets and accessories that you can buy as a gift for Christmas 2018.
What is the best gift for the photographer for Christmas 2018? We assume that the camera already has, so we will not recommend you more models. Instead, we will throw away some cool gadgets and photographic accessories that will be useful to any person who likes to photograph.
WACOM One graphics tablet
A tablet with the possibility of using the pen will be useful for every photographer and graphic artist. It allows you to draw in Photoshop, giving the possibility of creative expression. It will also be useful when editing photos, because it allows you to make much more precise machining. Contrary to appearances, we do not have to spend any money on such a tablet at all. Of course, we will find tablets on the market for a few thousand zlotys, but the device proposed by us can be purchased for less than PLN 200 . It will be a good idea to start your adventure with graphic tablets, and then you can buy a more advanced model.
HP Sprocket printer
We already have times of analogue photography, but it's been back to fashion in recent times. One can not hide the fact that paper prints on many people will make a much bigger impression than digital files on a computer screen. It is worth investing in an interesting gadget, which is a photo printer . It's a miniature device that we hide in your pocket, and we'll print effective photos with it. The device we recommend allows you to print 5 x 7.6 cm photos and connects wirelessly to your smartphone. The pictures can be taken with the camera, then with the help of WiFi or Bluetooth, send them to the smartphone, process them there and then print. The cost of this printer is less than 400 PLN , and the faces of customers who see the finished photos a few hours after they have been made – priceless.
Loupedeck console for Adobe Lightroom
The average photographer spends a few thousand hours a year on photo processing. It is a tedious and laborious process. However, there is a way to significantly speed up the workflow . You can do it thanks to a special console. Loupedeck is a console designed specifically to support Adobe Lightroom, the most popular photo editing software. It replaces the keyboard and mouse, offering instead a set of knobs, rolls and buttons specially programmed to support specific Lightroom functions. It can provide much faster work. Unfortunately, the device is not the cheapest – you have to spend about 750 zlotys .
Newell USB charger
The photographer always needs a spare battery, because today's cameras consume energy quickly, and in the winter the batteries lose their power. A useful and cheap gadget is the new Newell USB charger. The model is available in the version for most of the batteries of popular manufacturers. What distinguishes this charger from others is the ability to charge from powerbank. So instead of carrying a set of spare batteries, we need two, which we will exchange with each other – one in the camera, the other being charged by a powerbank charger. It's a more practical solution than having many batteries. The charger costs only tens of zlotys , depending on the version.
Thule Aspect DSLR Backpack
A good photographic backpack is irreplaceable when traveling, working with it much more comfortably than with a bag. A model that I can recommend with a clear conscience is the Thule Aspect DSLR Backpack – you can find this backpack's test with us. It's a very solid backpack that has an ingeniously designed interior , with lots of small pockets and the ability to load from both the top and the side. The model is very comfortable, even during long hours of work. In addition to the camera and lenses, we can also fit a 15.6-inch laptop in it. The backpack costs a lot, 650 PLN , but it will serve for many years.
Braces for photographer Tech Dual Harness
A good idea for a gift are also photographic braces, also called simply harnesses. Braces allow you to mount two cameras, because after all, virtually every photographer goes to work with two bodies. Braces provide quick access to any body, so they make work easier during the session. Our recommended Tech Dual Harness braces cost about PLN 200 . On Aliexpress you will find cheaper models , but you must remember that this gadget is not worth saving, because the braces must be solid enough to ensure the safety of expensive cameras. You can also find much more expensive models, even leather, which look great, but they cost even more than 500 zlotys.
A photographer will also need a lens case that can be attached to a belt so that the glasses are always at hand and do not reach for the backpack. To buy a case that's inside is padded with a soft sponge, ensuring the safety of the lenses. We will buy a cushioned case for PLN 50 – 100 depending on its size.
Case for memory cards
The average photographer can have several or even several dozen memory cards . The principle says that it is better to have more memory cards with a small capacity, instead of one large one, so that in case of technical problems do not lose all material. Many photographers also like to keep the material card as a backup until the order is returned to the client. It is worth having a case, in which we arrange the cards, so as not to keep them loose, because they could get lost. We can find very many different case models in stores, so it's difficult to recommend one here. We will buy the cheapest ones for less than PLN 20 , while those stiffened or waterproof can cost over PLN 100. However, what kind of case was not – certainly will be useful.
Heated waistcoat Cooph Heatable Photo Vest
At the end of the gadget interesting, though expensive. As you know, shooting in the winter and in the cold is not the easiest, because long hours spent in a negative temperature can give a bone. An interesting gadget appeared on the market – Cooph Heatable Photo Vest. It is a model from a producer known for interesting accessories for photographers. It has a lot of useful pockets, but its biggest advantage is the heating function . You can control the heating module via a smartphone application by setting the right temperature. After charging, the vest will heat for 5 hours. It sounds really good. And the cost? It is not cheap – almost 400 euros with a power bank and smartphone module , which is almost 1700 zlotys. See other photo booksManiaKa:
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