20 Gifts for Photography Lovers in 2022

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Congratulations, you live in a time when digital cameras are so affordable and easy to use that just about anyone can create art with only a computer and a hand-held device.

So what could you possibly give a photography lover which they don’t already have? Photography’s history dates back well over 150 years and the technology associated with it has evolved to the point where cameras are more prevalent and affordable than ever. But they’re also basically the same.

In this guide, we’ve selected a list of current the top products for the average photography lover.

Maybe you want to get them something they’ll display or maybe they want to give their photography work the next level of quality. Whatever they want, read on to see what you can get for the photographer in your life.

NameCategoryProduct
Think Tank Photo Cable Management 10 V2.0 Camera Bag and Case PouchBest OverallThink Tank Photo Cable Management 10 V2.0 Camera Bag and Case Pouch
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning ClothsBudget PickMagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
DJI Mavic 2 ProUpgrade PickDJI Mavic 2 Pro

1. Think Tank Photo Cable Management 10 V2.0 Camera Bag and Case Pouch

Our rating: 9 / 10

Think Tank Photo Cable Management 10 V2.0 Camera Bag and Case Pouch

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Pros:

  • Can be used with most SLR cameras
  • Can be used with most SLR cameras this pouch is cushioned for increased protection
  • Can be used with most SLR cameras comes with cable management
  • Can be used with most SLR cameras comes with a free bag with storage pockets
  • Can be used with most SLR cameras comes with an adjustable belt
  • Can be used with most SLR cameras has a removable padded divider
  • Can be used with most SLR cameras has removable padded dividers

Cons:

  • A bit more bulky than some sling style camera bags.
  • It is a bit large for an accessory case, but it fits my camera perfectly.

The Think Tank Photo Cable Management 10 V2.0 Camera Bag and Case Pouch can generally be used with all SLR cameras. It is perfect for the photographer who needs a lot of organization and storage, and is also looking for a padded center divider to protect their equipment from being smashed or damaged.

It would generally make a good case for a female to carry on her shoulder; however, it does not have a strap or handle on the top for carrying on your body. This is probably not a good bag for a photographer who is looking for a lot of flexibility in how you carry your camera.

2. Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II

Our rating: 9 / 10

Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II

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The 25-liter capacity BP 250 AW II is a sleek and tough backpack that is designed to hold a DSLR with a mid-size telephoto lens attached, two additional lenses, a full-size 15-inch laptop, and an iPad or a tablet.

Other cameras, gear, and accessories can also comfortably fit in the roomy main compartment and the front pockets.

The bag is made of Lowepro's Quantum fabric, which gives it water-repellent properties so you can say goodbye to worry about getting caught in the rain.

3. Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

Our rating: 9 / 10

Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

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Wireless: Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Wi-Fi Direct compatible;

Contact: EZ photo print button, contact photo print button;

Non contact: mopria print button;

4. SanDisk SDSDXPK-064G-ANCIN Sandisk Extreme Pro

Our rating: 9 / 10

SanDisk SDSDXPK-064G-ANCIN Sandisk Extreme Pro

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Pros:

  • It has a Read Speed of 300 MB/s and Write speed of 260 MB/s, and A1 App Performance Class, which makes it ideal for capturing RAW and Hi-Res Photos & Videos. It’s also great to store your Full HD and 4K videos on. It’s rugged for smartphones, cameras, and action cams.
  • It’s perfect for those that enjoy taking photographs and capturing videos. Not only does it come with a fast write speed, but it’s also more reliable with UHS-I technology. It’s guaranteed to last longer.
  • It’s a good buy for those that enjoy the outdoors and prefer to photograph natural landscapes. With this SD Card, you’ll be able to store your high-resolution images. It’s durable and can withstand the elements. Take it along your camping adventures or treks through the wilderness.

Cons:

  • Since this card is so large, you’re limited to only using it in high-end cameras.

5. MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Our rating: 9 / 10

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

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Pros:

  • Safely cleans the most delicate surfaces
  • The softest, safest, most effective way to clean your camera
  • Cleaning cloths measure 12” x 12”
  • Durable, long-lasting microfiber cloths do not scratch

Cons:

  • Too small for use on bigger DSLR cameras
  • They are not streak-free

12-Inch x 12-Inch.

MagicFiber microfiber cleaning cloths are the best gifts for photography lovers in 2020 as they are compact, thin, lint free and are super-absorbent. They are perfect for cleaning your camera and other delicate equipment like cellphones and tablets. They are three times more absorbent than cotton, ensuring the complete elimination of dust.

You can use them to clean your equipment waterproof housing. They are ideal for cleaning messy boats and cars, for wiping your eyeglasses, lenses, TV screens, computer monitors, screens, and more.

6. AmazonBasics Portable Foldable Photo Studio Box

Our rating: 9 / 10

AmazonBasics Portable Foldable Photo Studio Box

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable option if you're shopping on a budget

Cons:

  • Smartphone grip isn't great
  • Constricts camera a little
  • No easy way to move it aside to get a clear picture

If you're looking for an inexpensive and easy to set up photo studio solution for you and your smartphone, AmazonBasics Portable Foldable Photo Studio may fit the bill. It works with smartphones, small point-and-shoot cameras or even DSLRs as long as they have a tripod thread.

7. Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

Our rating: 9 / 10

Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

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Pros:

  • Needless to say whether you are a professional looking for an editing wand or just a beginner who wants to take pictures on a budget, the Canon EOS 80D is always one of the top choices in Canon’s line of entry-level prosumer DSLRs.

The EOS 80D is a functional, durable, and versatile camera with a 24.2MP APS-C-format CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, which produce high-resolution, well-detailed, and accurate images with minimal noise.

The EOS 80D can shoot up to 7 frames per second (fps) and can record full HD 1080p movie clips (1920 x 1080) at frame rates of up to 30 fps. It can also record in slow motion at 120 fps for viewing in the camera monitor.

With an ISO range of 100 to 25600, the camera is very well suited for low-light shooting. Furthermore, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF high-speed, phase-detection autofocus system is both very fast and accurate.

8. Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large

Our rating: 8 / 10

Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large

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Pros:

  • You can choose the color of the air blaster you want to use.
  • It generates a lot of air.
  • It can be used to remove dirt and dust from your lenses.
  • It is easy to use and may be handled by people with large or small hands.
  • It doesn’t have a smell that would make your eyes or nose irritated.
  • It comes with extra filters.
  • This is a perfect choice for daily use.
  • It takes a while to blow the air using the air blaster.

This air blaster has the power to blow off dust from the lenses or filters. It doesn’t have any chemicals that would leave a stain on the lens. The air blaster comes with a gun and an extra filter. You can adjust it to suit your needs.

9. Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket Memory Card Case

Our rating: 8 / 10

Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket Memory Card Case

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Pros:

  • Padded safe storage for you and cards
  • Extra pocket for double stick tape or other accessories
  • Light in weight, easy to move around

This modern, bright orange memory card case is designed for Think Tank. It holds three SD-sized cards, up to 16 GB SD memory cards. The case is padded and has a flap to stick it in, so it’s unlikely you’ll accidentally drop your cards.

This SD card case is designed for serious photographers, and it’s designed to take a licking, so don’t worry about dropping it.

If you do want a little more protection, you might want to get a double stick tape. Because it’s a tight fit, you’ll want to stick any small accessories into a separate pocket.

10. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Our rating: 8 / 10

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

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Pros:

  • Has a 4k camera with improved low-light capabilities
  • Comes with a Hasselblad camera
  • Has a 3-axis gimbal
  • It has a 5,400mAh battery that charges wirelessly
  • Can fly for 30 minutes
  • In addition to still pictures, it can record video
  • It has a mechanical shutter in addition to the electronic shutter

Cons:

  • Quite pricey
  • There is a 2.2-pound weight limit on the camera
  • The camera is tuned to take better pictures when you buy the whole drone

Although drones are primarily used for recreational purposes, most people would agree that the DJI Mavic 2 pro has some professional capabilities. It comes with a Hasselblad camera that is high quality but easy to use, perfect for people who aren't used to taking professional quality pictures.

This drone has a 4k camera with low light abilities making it perfect for professional quality videos and photos. You can fly it for 13 minutes and 38 seconds before it will run out of juice.

11. Lenspen Elitepro Cleaning Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

Lenspen Elitepro Cleaning Kit

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Pros:

  • Includes an air blower, 2-piece bulb syringe, 3-piece precision brush set, and a carrying pouch
  • Can be used on all camera lens types, including zoom, manual focus, fixed focal length, and macro
  • Protects lens surfaces and increases lens life

The Lenspen ELITEPRO cleaning kit comes in a compact case, containing an air blower, a 3-piece precision brush set, and a 2-piece bulb syringe. It is designed to help maintain the performance and optics of all lens types while also maximizing lens life. The set is compatible with all zoom, manual focus, fixed focal length, and macro lenses.

This LensPen kit is a good companion or a wedding gift for a photographer starting out, since it can help keep the lenses clean and free from damage.

Its Quality of Product award from the Software & Information Industry Association is solid proof that it really works.

12. Peak Design Black Slide Camera Strap SL-2

Our rating: 8 / 10

Peak Design Black Slide Camera Strap SL-2

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Pros:

  • Perfect for traveling
  • Unlike other straps, the Slide wraps the shoulder
  • Can be configured

The Peak Design Slide is one of the best straps for people who enjoy photography. It’s lightweight and easily portable.

It does a great job of distributing the weight of the camera to your shoulders. The Slide goes far beyond simply being an over the shoulder strap. The strap has a quick release feature that lets you put your camera down without having to remove the strap.

For people who enjoy traveling, the Peak Design Slide is great to have as your regular camera strap. It comes in four different color options. You won’t have to run around looking for a special long strap when you go hiking with friends. The Peak Design Slide also comes with a lifetime warranty.

13. AmazonBasics Medium Hard Camera Case

Our rating: 8 / 10

AmazonBasics Medium Hard Camera Case

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Pros:

  • Has a solid, padded interior
  • Withstands drops, bumps and bangs
  • Has a long shoulder strap
  • Has water-resistant properties
  • Extra padding gives you more peace of mind when transporting your pricey camera
  • Carrying handle makes carrying easy
  • Comes in five different colors
  • Easy to use zipper

14. Criacr

Our rating: 8 / 10

Criacr

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Tablets and PC Laptops.

The Criacr is an upgraded version of the popular phone camera lens. It is so convenient that you can take multiple photos with your cell phone in one go, and among the three lenses it comes with, the 180° Fisheye Lens is the most popular one due to its compatibility with almost every cell phone. The photos taken with it are really charming.

15. GNARBOX – Portable Backup & Editing System

Our rating: 7 / 10

GNARBOX - Portable Backup & Editing System

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Pros:

  • Available options:
  • A unique feature of the GNARBOX is the ability to charge your USB devices on the go while also backing up the files from those devices.

16. Spider Holster SpiderLight

Our rating: 6 / 10

Spider Holster SpiderLight

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The SpiderHolster is used by some of the world’s top photographers and has been featured in magazines such as Hit, Wired, and The Sunday Telegraph.

The unique thing about the SpiderHolster is that it lets you attach your camera to the photographer’s belt so that they can take their hands free when they’re shooting a photo.

You can take the camera with you anywhere, whether you’re skiing, hiking, or zip-lining.

17. Westcott Eyelighter Reflective Panel

Our rating: 6 / 10

Westcott Eyelighter Reflective Panel

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Pros:

  • Designed to reflect the light of any flash, not just Westcott flashes
  • The flexible design makes it easy to customize the placement around your subject or studio
  • Can be used indoors or out
  • Lightweight and resistant
  • Great for taking pictures indoors – doesn’t heat up the room
  • Simple to add to your existing studio

Cons:

  • Does not come with any instructions
  • Very thin and may appear to flop over easily
  • Doesn’t come with additional hooks, which isn’t very helpful
  • Lightweight – has a tendency to blow over in the wind if not attached to anything

Using this light reflector is simple, although the instructions aren’t included in this product. You simply roll it out to a predetermined length. When the lights hit it, it’ll spread the light in a nice, natural way around your subject.

It’s important to note that this reflector works best with studio flashes; it does not come with any instructions regarding outdoor flash, and it’s not suggested to use it with an outdoor flash.

This product is very lightweight, so it can easily blow over in the wind if you’re not able to secure it.

18. NIX Advance 10 Inch USB Digital Picture Frame

Our rating: 5 / 10

NIX Advance 10 Inch USB Digital Picture Frame

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Play Music, Charging by USB Cable.

19. Impossible Instant Lab

Our rating: 3 / 10

Impossible Instant Lab

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If you love the tangible pleasures and the physical aspect of photography, then the Impossible Instant Lab may be for you. It is a product that can send you screaming in delight and then in frustration, in equal measure.

Hydrophobic, dye-soaked paper slides into your iPhone case where color is projected onto it. Create images that are like a window into another dimension, reflecting the world around you.

This kit includes Impossible film, color filters, squeeze fluid, and everything else you need to create the images (you will have to provide your iPhone.) The images are developed using the developer in the developer box. It's fun, and fast. It brings analogue photography into the digital age.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a good gift for a 20 year old female?

What every photographer needs?

It’s hard to think of a photographer who doesn’t want for more equipment. One of the great things about the world today is that photography has become so accessible. Cameras that once cost a fortune are practically given away. Digital technology has also made it quicker and easier than ever for anyone to be able to make the photos that they want. That’s why it’s also becoming increasingly difficult to find the perfect gift for a photographer. With all the camera equipment out there in the world that any photographer can get their hands on, what do you buy?

What should a beginner photographer buy?

There are a few things you should look for when buying a gift for a beginner photographer. First, make sure the gift you are buying is something YOU would like. This way, you’ll know for sure that your friend will love it. If you can, try and find out what they’re into (ie. portrait photography, nature photography, travel photography etc.) and choose a product that will best suit their style of photography.

Here are some unique gift ideas that will make they photographer in your life happy for years to come.

What to get for the person who has everything?

Finding a gift for the photography lover in your life who already has everything can be a little difficult. Once you find that perfect gift, it’s hard to have to keep it away from them. Here are some gifts they will love and enjoy that will amaze your friends.

Conclusion

From filmmaking equipment to books, it took us some time to come up with the best list for you. But we went through the process, and we are ready to share our list of great photography gifts in 2022.

We’ve reviewed all of them for you. We made sure that the photography gifts we selected fulfil a unique niche in 2019 and beyond.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Think Tank Photo Cable Management 10 V2.0 Camera Bag and Case PouchBest OverallThink Tank Photo Cable Management 10 V2.0 Camera Bag and Case Pouch
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning ClothsBudget PickMagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
DJI Mavic 2 ProUpgrade PickDJI Mavic 2 Pro