It is not always easy to find a real gift for a photographer. The problem is that we are so picky about our gear. We don’t want just any camera or any lens we want the right one.
This has been a problem for a long time and it often results in returned gifts when buying something for a photographer. I think you have to know a photographer really well in order to buy gear that will fit in. Do you know if the person is using a Canon or Leika camera for shooting? Perhaps you can ask the spouse of the photographer or a coworker if you still want to make your gift a big surprise.
Another issue is the price. Photographer gear is not cheap! it has never been cheap and the price is only likely to go higher. I think i spent over $4000 on my current setup and I don’t have the best gear by any means. My camera could use an upgrade really soon but I am not upgrading because i finally learned every setting and option on my camera.
According to ThatSweetGift, When picking a gift based on a profession as technical as a photographer, one have to do more research and make sure the gift can be exchanged. A gift card is sometimes the best solution.
It is important, nonetheless, to know the right gifts for a photographer, whether he’s searching for a camera or a workflow for the development of his photography. Photography, in general, is a special form of art in that there certain systems and gadgets that a photographer needs. But if you can read a review or two about it, chances are, you’ll be able to decide on the right gift for that specific photographer.
I hope this little article made people a bit more aware of what to buy and what not to buy. I wrote this article out of frustation after getting bad presents for years.