2015 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Mother’s Day from Photo.net!

If your mom is always there for you, with camera in hand, then this is the gift guide for her! This list of top photo gear picks will help you make mom’s day. Click the right arrow to begin.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR

$799.99 with 18-55mm IS STM lens

The perfect gift for moms looking to take their photography to the next level, the EOS Rebel T5i offers great features for taking high-quality, creative images. It also includes built-in HD video so mom can capture all of life’s moments, whether in motion or still.

If this is mom’s first DSLR, be sure to show her our video tutorial series on manual mode for new DSLR photographers.

For more information on the EOS Rebel T5i, click here.

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens

$629 (Current promotion through May 10th: $529 after $100 in rebates)

This lens is the world’s first 18.8x all-in-one zoom for APS-C sensor cameras. Perfect for moms who want to travel light with a single lens, it can be used for anything from wide-angle scenics to photographing people, wildlife, and sports.

Click here to read photo.net’s review of the Tamron 16-300mm.

For more information, visit the Tamron website.

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

$499 (currently $399 with Instant Savings)

If your mom can’t stop taking photos of her family and kids, this is the lens for her! Nice and compact, this lens fits perfectly in Mom’s camera bag and its wide aperture is perfect for capturing beautiful portraits, even in low light. The professional quality of this lens will make any mom’s day!

For more information, visit the Sigma website.

And for all current Instant Savings on Sigma products, click here!

Nikon D750

$2299.95 (currently on sale for $1999.95) body only
$3599.95 (currently $2699.95, with 24-120mm VR Lens Kit)

Nikon recently released the much-anticipated D750. As part of Nikon’s full-frame line-up, the D750 boasts a newly developed 24.3-MP FX-format CMOS sensor, an articulated screen, built-in Wi-Fi, and more. If mom is an advanced photographer, you’ll get a really big thank you for this gift!

For a closer look at Nikon’s newest DSLRs, click here to read the review.

For more information, visit the Nikon website.

Lensbaby Velvet 56


Forget mom! This is on our wish list! Lensbaby recently debuted their newest lens, the Velvet 56, inspired by classic portrait lenses. This luxurious lens with 1:2 macro capabilities will give mom’s digital images a film-like quality with a soft, glowing effect. If that isn’t convincing enough, check out their video, showing off the gorgeous capabilities of the Velvet 56.

Keep an eye out for our hands-on review, coming soon!

For more information, visit the Lensbaby website.

WD My Passport Pro

$399.99 for 4TB
$299.99 for 2TB

With transfer rates as high as 233MBs/s, My Passport Pro is the perfect drive for fast moving, creative moms. The tethered Thunderbolt cable and all-aluminum enclosure means mom can grab and go without ever worrying about losing her cable or damaging her drive. Plus, with a capacity of 4TB, mom’s going to have to snap a lot of pics to fill up this drive!

For more information, visit the WD website.

Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Light


If your mom loves to cook and take photos of her creations, then this is just the gift for her! The lightweight and affordable Lowel Ego is so easy to set up and move around. Best of all, it perfectly mimics natural light so mom can capture food photos—or any object for that matter—at any time of day or night.

Click here to read Simple Food Photography Tips for Bloggers, including a mini-review of the Lowel Ego.

For more information, visit the Lowel website.

CanvasPop Photo Print

starting at $30

CanvasPop prints make thoughtful gifts for any occasion. You could print mom’s favorite photo or give her a gift certificate and let her choose. Bonus: you can print directly from photo.net. Check out a sampling of images available for sale from fellow photo.net photographers here.

For more information, visit the CanvasPop website.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC


The newly updated Adobe Lightroom CC can do more than ever before! Give mom the gift that lets her enhance, manage, and share her photos from anywhere. Plus, with Lightroom’s new HDR merge, facial recognition, faster performance and more, her photos will be better than ever!

If mom is new to Lightroom, be sure to introduce her to photo.net’s series of Lightroom video tutorials!

For more information, visit the Adobe website.

Photojojo Power Wallet

$79 for iPhone and Android phones

For the fashionable mom on the go, snag one of these power wallets and she’ll never be caught with a dead battery again! In this busy world, the best camera is, of course, the one that’s with you. For many of us that’s our phone. Photojojo’s chic power wallet will make sure mom is always charged up and ready to capture every special moment!

The Power Wallet comes with a rechargeable battery and three connection options for all your charging needs: USB, micro USB, and Lightning to Micro USB adapter. For more information, visit the Photojojo website.

WhiteWall Photo Prints

Starting at $2.90 for Fine Art Papers
Starting at $8.90 for Canvas prints
Starting at $6.90 for Acrylic and Aluminum prints

The WhiteWall Photo Lab in Frechen, Germany, offers affordable gallery quality prints that mom will adore! The easy-to-use website, WhiteWall.com, lets you create customized prints in various formats and materials, from fine art papers and canvas to acrylic and aluminum. Unsure what to print on? No problem. Just order the FREE sample pack of materials (scroll to the bottom of the homepage). After you pick your materials, there is a range of framing options and you can even download the ICC profile to make sure your print is nothing short of stunning.

For more information, visit the WhiteWall website.

The Fujifilm X Series Cameras

$499 (body only) – $1299.95 (body only)

Classic finishings, high functionality, and compact design will make mom fall in love with the Fujifilm X Series camera offerings. There’s something for everyone in this lineup of high-end mirrorless, rangefinder-style digital cameras, so take a closer look at the options in our recent buying guide.

For more information, visit the Fujifilm website.

Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub, Readers, & Storage Drives

$84.99 for the HR1 hub
Readers range in price from $31.99-$58.99
Storage drives are $150.99 for 256GB and $215.99 512GB

Help mom up her workflow game with one of Lexar’s Professional Workflow HR1 hubs. Lexar’s 4-bay hub lets you create a custom setup so you can transfer and backup photos from multiple memory cards at once. You can pick and choose the right combination to fit mom’s needs. The selection of card readers include: microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I, SDHC/SDXC UHS-II, CompactFlash, XQD, and CFast 2.0. There are also two storage drives available: 256GB and 512GB.

For more information, visit the Lexar website.


Is your mom a photographer? A writer? An avid scrap-booker? Blurb is the perfect place for your mom to showcase her talents! She can publish and sell that book of poetry she’s been working on, she can spruce up her portfolio, she can even create her own brag book filled with beautiful pictures of her grandchildren, or you can make one for her!

For more information, visit the Blurb website.

A photo.net Subscription!

$25/year or $68/three years

An online community for critiquing and learning, photo.net is the perfect place for the mom who wants to share and improve her photography. Give your mom the gift of a photo.net subscription and she will have access to a community of skilled photographers to support and encourage her in her work all year long.

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