Terrific Gifts for Shutterbugs
Shutterbugs or photography enthusiasts love their gadgets and accessories. Have you ever seen the amount of stuff an avid photographer lugs around with him? Buying a gift for a shutterbug doesn’t have to be limited to the usual (and boring) extra memory cards and neither do you have to spend a fortune getting that camera lens (although the shutterbug will probably love you for it).
GetdatGadget has prepared a list of rather unusual but practical gifts for a shutterbug that will not only not break your bank but we are sure will be greatly appreciated by that photography enthusiast in your life.
Photographers never have too much memory especially on long trips. The RAVPower RO-WD01 lets you transfer data from a memory card to an external HD without the use of a PC. All you need is your smartphone to manage the file transfer. The device also acts as a hotspot for sharing photos and videos and it also has a built-in battery that can be used for charging your phone.
The tripod is an essential tool in a shutterbug’s arsenal. The Joby GP3 GorillaPod on the other hand is like a tripod on steroids. It doesn’t replace a tripod but it allows a creative photographer to mount a camera and take shots that are normally impossible. The Joby GP3 is small enough to fit in a jacket pocket but sturdy enough to mount a a heavy weight DSLR. Just wrap those tripod legs around a post, rock, wall, branch, anything!
The Joby GP3 Gorillapod is great but you can extend its capabilities further with the Cinetics miniSkates Camera Dolly Wheels. Now everyone can create professional quality panning movements that can easily rival what you see in the cinema. Don’t just take our word for it. Click on the button below and watch the demo videos for yourself.
The Joby 3-Way Camera Strap is a 3-in-1 camera strap that transforms from a wrist to neck to shoulder strap in an instant. Furthermore, the strap length can be adjusted for the best fit and comfort. Supports both DSLR and compact cameras up to 1.3 lbs.
Cameras with underwater capabilities are a lot of fun…until you accidentally drop it into the bottom of the sea that is. The Olympus Strap Float helps keep any camera afloat plus its brightly colored strap lets you easily spot it from afar. The Olympus Strap Float has more buoyancy compared to most other float straps and can be used for heavier cameras.
For the young or beginner photography enthusiast, we recommend the Lomography Konstruktor DIY 35mm Camera Kit. This is a kit that lets the user construct a fully functioning 35mm SLR camera. All the parts, instruction and tools are included. All you need to do is supply the film once the camera is completed.
The LG PoPo Pocket Photo 2 is a pocket sized portable photo printer that prints out photos while on the go. It is designed to work with smartphones and it is targeted at the younger crowd. The LG PoPo Pocket Photo 2 supports both iOS and Android devices. It uses special Zink Media Photo Paper that does not require any ink for printing the photos.
Canned air is the photographer’s best friend for cleaning lenses. However, canned air contain toxic greenhouse gasses and are not environmentally friendly. To keep your lenses in tip-top condition and not destroy the environment at the same time, get the Canless O2 Hurricane Air System. It is canned air that is rechargeable and uses no chemicals for air propulsion. When the battery runs out just recharge it for limitless supply of canned air.