Father’s Day Gift Guide
Happy Father’s Day from photo.net!
Father’s Day is right around the corner, so be sure to check out this gift guide that’s chock full of finds for the photography lover! Click the right arrow to begin.
Under $50: Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 Flash Drive
$34.99 for 32GB
54.99 for 64GB
$102.99 for 128GB
Lexar’s JumpDrive P20 flash drives are perfect for any dad photographer on the go! These are the fastest flash drives currently on the market and are available in capacities from 32GB to 128GB, so there is a perfect size for everyone.
For more information, visit the Lexar website.
Under $50: CanvasPop Photo Print
starting at $30
CanvasPop prints make thoughtful gifts for any occasion. You could print dad’s favorite photo or give him a gift certificate. 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.
Under $50: 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 for dad to display proudly! 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, including stands and blocks, 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.
Under $100: A Lightweight Tripod
$50 – $90
Does dad like shooting long exposures, fireworks, or maybe even star trails? Give him a lightweight tripod to take on his next photo excursion! These 5 tripods are all under $90, weigh between 2 and 3 pounds, and are all full size. Read more about each of these in photo.net’s in-depth lightweight tripod roundup here.
Under $200: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
$9.99/month, $119 for annual subscription
The newly updated Adobe Lightroom CC can do more than ever before! Give dad the gift that lets him enhance, manage, and share his photos from anywhere. Plus, with Lightroom’s new HDR merge, facial recognition, faster performance and more, his photos will be better than ever!
If dad is new to Lightroom, be sure to introduce him to photo.net’s series of Lightroom video tutorials!
For more information, visit the Adobe website.
Under $100: Create a Photo book with Blurb
Is your dad a photographer? A writer? Always full of ideas? Blurb is the perfect place for him to get those images and words down on paper. He can create a Blurb book that he can print, and even sell. Give dad a gift card or create a book for him!
For more information, visit the Blurb website.
Under $200: Think Tank Photo Urban Approach 10 Mirrorless Camera Shoulder Bag
If dad likes the sleek, urban look, this camera bag is for him. The Urban Approach 10 features adjustable dividers to fit a mirrorless camera system and accessories, along with a 10-inch tablet, all while remaining compact and easy to carry. And if dad’s day includes inclement weather, fear not! Once again Think Tank Photo has thought of everything and has included a seam-sealed rain cover to protect dad’s precious gear.
For more information, visit the Think Tank Photo website.
Under $200: Spider Holster
Ease Dad’s neck, back and shoulders from carrying his heavy gear from a strap around his neck. Designed to take the weight off his spine and distribute the load evenly across his hips, this accessory keeps the weight off his neck and allows him to be hands free.
Plus, think of all the cowboy jokes you can have at his expense…“Howdy there partner….I’d like to introduce you to my Daddy also known in these here parts as Quick Draw McGraw!”
For more information, visit the Spider Holster website
Under $250: ONA Bowery Camera Bag
The ONA Bowery Camera Bag has a classic timeless look your Dad will undoubtedly love. Italian tanned leather, padded interior suited perfectly to carrying his DSLR and lenses in style. Stay classy San Diego.
For more information on where to buy this beautiful camera bag click here
Under $500: GoPro camera
$199.99 – $499.99
Does your thrill-seeking photographer dad need a hands-free camera for his action-packed life? With stunning pro-level image quality and capture and so many creative ways to go hands-free, the GoPro is always up for an adventure. Take a look at photo.net’s 5 Reasons to Own a GoPro.
For more information, visit the GoPro website.
Under $500: DJI Phantom 3
$499.99 – on sale from $799.99 with free shipping
Have your Dad take his photography experiences to the air! We like this slightly older version of Phantom not only for its long list of features but also its $499.99 price point! This drone is easy to fly, delivers amazing images and can stay in the air upwards of 25 minutes on a single charge.
For more information, visit the DJI website
Under $500: Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens
$629 (Current promotion through June 20th: $499 after $130 in instant savings)
This lens is the world’s first 18.8x all-in-one zoom for APS-C sensor cameras. Perfect for dads 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.
Under $500: WD My Cloud Mirror – Personal Cloud Storage
$399.99 for 8TB
$349.99 for 6TB
$299.99 for 4TB
Give dad his very own cloud! WD’s My Cloud Mirror (Gen 2) Personal Could Storage lets dad backup everything and access it from everywhere with mobile and desktop apps.
For more information, visit the WD website.
Under $700: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
$699.99 (down from MSRP $899.99) with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens
Canon’s exceptional line of entry-level DSLR cameras has a new flagship product—the Wi-Fi and NFC enabled EOS Rebel T6i. It’s the perfect gift to help dad up his photography game from a camera phone or a point-and-shoot camera. With a 24.2 megapixel sensor, full HD video, and Canon’s advanced autofocus feature, he can capture high-quality, creative images to chronicle family life and events.
If this is dad’s first DSLR, be sure to show him our video tutorial series on manual mode for new DSLR photographers.
For more information, visit the Canon website.
More than $1000: Canon 80D
*$1199 (body only)
This camera gets high ratings for the Dad that is into Sports Photography. It offers fast continuous shooting at 7.0fps, offers fast max shutter speed: 1/8000s, 45 focus points, good Battery Life (estimated) 960 shots, wireless connectivity and an optical built-in viewfinder.
For more information, visit the Canon USA website.
A photo.net Subscription!
$25/year or $68/three years
An online community for those seeking critiques and learning photography, photo.net is the perfect place for the dad who wants to share and improve his photography. Give your dad the gift of a photo.net subscription and he will have access to a community of skilled photographers to support and encourage him in his work all year long.