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Five Holiday Gift Ideas for Shutterbugs


Having a hard time finding stocking stuffers for the photographer on your holiday shopping list?

Stop sneaking on their Amazon wishlist and give them some FUN gifts they didn’t even know they wanted! Perfect for pros and hobbyists, you can’t go wrong with these gift ideas.

1. The Olloclip for iPhone.

This is a fun and useful gadget, whether it’s at social outings or on set. The Olloclip Four-in-One camera lens for iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 features fish-eye, wide-angle, and two macro lenses in one small package. Comes in multiple colors. A photographer needs a camera to take pictures of their camera, right?  Help them promote their photography business creatively.

Starting price: $70

Info: http://www.olloclip.com/order/

2. Handmade camera straps

Jimi Hendrix would be proud of your Shutterbug’s new DSLR get-up! These customizable camera straps are vintage looking and are made locally in Chicago. They are fully adjustable, made with upcycled seatbelts (as the backing) and stable to boot. Pick your pattern and let sparks fly as clients see your photographer’s personality on each shoot!

Price: $35

Info: http://www.souldier.us/

3. Subscription to PDN: for the iPad or print

“Keeping up with industry news” may or may not sound completely riveting. But this magazine is RIDDLED with the latest photographic work AKA inspiring visuals. A monthly magazine to keep your Shutterbug in the know of the latest technology and workshops coming to your area. Available in both digital and print forms, it’s great for the iPad or to cutout images and keep around the studio to fuel creativity.

Price: 12 issues (one year) of Photo District News Digital $45/Print $65

Info: http://www.pdnonline.com/

4. The Bowery

Does your photographer spend a lot of thought on purses, wallets, and the coolest leather kicks?  Don’t ruin an outfit with a clunky camera bag!  Feast your eyes on The Bowery – one of the sexiest camera bags we’ve seen in a long time! Padded interior, cross-body design, and available in either Italian-leather or canvas.

Prices: $119 for canvas; $229 for leather

Info: www.onabags.com

4 ½. Pelican Urban Elite U160

Okay, so your favorite Shutterbug isn’t into the whole “looking fashionable with a camera” thing (see #4), but wants a new, reliable camera bag. The Pelican Urban Elite U160 is a waterproof, aluminum-spined, crushproof case with plenty of room for all accessories. Note: does not come in sexy Italian leather.

Price: $225

Buy: www.amazon.com

5. Photorito Lens Wrap

ATTENTION: We’ve come to our TOP recommendation. It’s the supreme, unrivaled, unparalleled stocking-stuffer for your favorite Shutterbug: The Photorito Lens Wrap. It’s a protective Tyvek-padded lens case that looks like a burrito. Rice and beans not included.  Need we say more?

Price: $20.00

Info: http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/photorito-lens-wrap/

There ya have it! Leave your shutterbug with a smile on their face and have a very Merry Christmas from all of us at MKE Production Rental. As always, let us know how your giving goes by sharing here or on our facebook page!

Posted by Jaclyn


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