2012 Gift Guide for Photographers

Let’s not be naive about what most photographers really want. They want stuff. If they already have stuff, they want more stuff or better stuff. There are plenty of annoying gift guides out there this week for those photographers.

Here’s an honest guide of what to get the lesser photographer in your life, without a single affiliate link:

  • Education: workshops and local classes (especially at community colleges) can up a photographer’s game beyond the fastest of new lenses.
  • Travel: this adds experience and opportunity to a photographer’s toolkit.
  • Books: this is a little trickier. Be discerning. Seek out the masters. Avoid the advice on how to make money.
  • Time: volunteer to do some errands or babysit, so the photographer in your life can go out and shoot more.