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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. Lens adapters for their iPhone or Android

Lens adapters for phone cameras have improved a great deal in the last few years. We like this wide angle/macro lens from Xenvo because it’s useful and works with most devices.

Starting price: $39


2. Handmade camera straps

Create a custom camera strap from a company that’s been making amazing guitar straps for years.  Get the vitage look with a product made locally in Chicago. They are fully adjustable, made with upcycled seatbelts (as the backing) and stable to boot. Pick your pattern and let creative sparks fly!

Price: $35 and up


3. Subscription to PDN

“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


4. A Fashionable Camera Bag

Photographers are often too practical for their own good, repurposing bags to carry their camera gear. Pick out something stylish that they’re sure to keep their camera equipment safe for years to come.

Price: $39 and up

Our Favorite: Canvas MOACC Bag

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: $219


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. Let us know how your giving goes by tagging us on social!

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