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The Complete Phlearn Holiday Wish list

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Dec 18

Phlearn Gift Guide

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Shopping for a wish list especially for  photographers can be tough. Here’s a list of 30 gift ideas to make it a little easier. Everything is covered – from essential gear such as batteries and lens filters to the finer things in life, like trampolines and walkie talkies.

Under $20


5197OKXNYeL._SL500_AA300_ Gaffer Tape, $11.93

Gaffer tape can literally be used for anything; holding down backdrops, covering logos, marking the height of stands, making DIY light modifiers, and so on.

51VVnzZulBL._SL500_AA300_ Monkey Portraits by Jill Greenberg, $16.49

Jill Greenberg’s phenomenal monkey portraits are a great gift for the photographer + animal lover in your life.

51iZuPp1NtL._SY300_ Eneloop AA Batteries & Charger, $9.99

With over 1,500 recharges, these batteries are amazing for speedlights, triggers, and anything else you can think of that requires batteries.

51EEKZdAcOL._SL500_AA300_ 5-in-1 Reflector, $12.99

An essential piece of gear in any photographer’s bag, pro or amateur. Direct natural light at a low cost.

51DAypqWadL._SL500_AA300_ Pelican Card Holder, $19.12

Never lose a memory card again with this sleek and durable memory card case by Pelican. Don’t fret if your camera doesn’t accept CF cards, there’s a SD version as well.

41XCj2kC1NL Color Wheel, $7.03

There are so many colors to choose from, it can be overwhelming. This color wheel puts them all in one spot, making it super easy to choose color schemes for your photographs.

41Eq6MsqN1L._SX300_ Tiffen Neutral Density Filter, $12.74

The possibilities with a Neutral Density filter are endless. Use it to capture motion in bright sunlight, or use it with strobes and a shallow depth of field for an especially unique look.

51UCJ5EqMoL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_Photographing Shadow & Light by Joey Lawrence, $19.75

Joey Lawrence’s new book is bound to be a favorite among photographers.

31O7Hs4Xj4L._SL500_AA300_ Speedlight Gels, $11.49

Add punches of color to your images with these nifty speedlight gels. Comes with 55 different flavors.

41saPS4F04L._SL500_AA300_Flashlight, $7.57

If you’re going to be shooting outside in the dark, bringing a flashlight is just as necessary as wearing pants. This one is also waterproof and floats when dropped into rivers, seas, hot tubs, you name it.


Under $50


318W0SqW9TL copy Avenger Clamp – $22.75

These multi-purpose clamps can be used for attaching two lights to one stand and holding flags and reflectors. We don’t recommend use on animals.

5136MXjckHL._SL500_AA300_Walkie Talkie, $45.99

Shooting inside and need to put a strobe outside? With these walkie talkies, you can communicate with someone adjusting a light up to 22 miles away.

413rUNBeegL._SL500_AA300_Loupe, $44.44

The perfect option for someone who is unable to tether their camera to a laptop while shooting. With this loupe images can be viewed 3x bigger with your camera’s LCD.

61usyanLv8L._SL1500_Tiffen Circular Polarizer, $21.35

Landscape photographers will love the rich blue skies produced by this filter.

51vNX7W4LOL._SL500_AA300_Dan Winters’s America: Icons and Ingenuity, $26.37

As if Dan Winter’s photography wasn’t amazing enough on a screen, it’s even better in the physical form. In addition to his commercial work, America also features personal images of people and places.

51P1PnoNMqL._SL500_AA300_Mini Trampoline, $39.99

Two words: Jumping shots.

51fq-7TXtzL._SY450_Clif Bars, $26.99

The perfect tool for keeping people energized during long shoots, fully backed by Phlearn.

41ugOg6cK5L._SL500_AA300_Sandbags, $27.99

You don’t need to buy your photographer friend a fancy and expensive strobe, but you can keep the one he or she already has from crashing into the ground with these 15lb. sandbags.

41Jyb00RUnLHoli Color Powder, $22.99

Holi powder is used during the Hindu holiday Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors. It is meant to be thrown into the air, creating dramatic clouds of vivid color that make for stunning photos.


Under $100


51UvwwvhqiL._SY450_Lasko Utility Fan, $55.99

Use a fan on your subject’s hair to create that dreamy movement often seen in magazine covers.

41xrEm3iB-L._SL500_AA300_Chauvet Fog Machine, $83.95

Going for a deep, mysterious vibe? Using a fog machine will help by adding a misty atmosphere to your photos. The controls let you produce a little or a lot of fog. Don’t forget the fog juice!

31HNtY-HrXL._SL500_AA300_Lightware Stand Sack, $75.87

Keep your stands and umbrellas all in one place with this zipper-closure stand bag.

41mRA15HSQL._SL500_AA300_Posing Table, $54.00

This backless posing table lets you raise and lower the seat depending on the height of your subject.

Under $200

71SGa7kLrpL._SL1500_Wacom Intuos4 Tablet Small, $188.99

A staple for anyone who does a lot of work in Photoshop. Learn why and how to use one here.

51SgiNeTs7L._SL500_AA300_Canon 50mm f/1.8, $110.00

For such an amazing lens with great low light capabilities, it can’t be beat as far as price.

41WPrzCOl0L._SL500_AA300_Spyder4 Pro Monitor Color Calibrator, $164.99

Never mess up while ordering prints again.

31eBiYfS+BL._SL500_AA300_Manfrotto Tripod, $169.99

The sturdiest tripod you’ll find in it’s price range.

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