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A Gift Guide for Photographers

This is a chapter from the book A Lesser Photographer.

Every year, around the holidays especially, photographers are bombarded with gift guides, which often involve a kickback for the guide writers.

Here’s an honest guide of what to get the lesser photographer in your life, with nary a kickback in sight. Refer to this every holiday season:


Workshops from trustworthy photographers and local classes can up a photographer’s game beyond the fastest of new lenses.


This adds experience and opportunity to a photographer’s toolkit.


This is a little trickier. Be discerning. Seek out the masters, but question everything.


Volunteer to do some errands or babysit so the photographer in your life can go out and shoot more.