Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers – 2016

Happy Holidays from Photo.net!

Let the holiday shopping begin! There are so many great ideas here for those near and dear to you. There may just be something for you on this list.

We broke the list out into a few categories to think about…starting with the gift of knowledge, moving onto accessories and then of course cameras and lenses!

We hope this helps you this holiday season find the perfect gift for the photographer in your life! Enjoy!


Gift of Knowledge Fundamentals of Photography by CreativeLive

Normally $199.99be sure to click to see Holiday sale price

The Fundamentals of Photography with John Greengo. This best-selling course is perfect for anyone who has an interest in photography but doesn’t quite know how it all works or how to get the most out of their camera. Set that beginner up with their Photography Beginner’s Bundle for only $100 more!


Gift of Knowledge Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing – The Complete Guide by CreativeLive

Normally $199click to see Holiday sale price

Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Editing: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore. This is the best start to finish guide for mastering all the powerful tools in Adobe Lightroom, hands down. Take this course and walk away with a complete understanding of how to import, organize, process, and export your images.

Looking at gifting more than one class? Bundle and save! Adobe Bootcamp Bundle


Gift of Knowledge Understanding Light by CreativeLive

Normally $129click here to see Holiday sale price

Understanding Light with Mark Wallace. One of the trickiest things for photographers to master, is how to work with various forms of light. This course for more intermediate and advanced photographers will expand your creative potential, and allow you to create incredible images, using the light that you have at your disposal.

Looking at more than one class? Bundle and save! Lighting for Photography Bundle


Accessories PhotograpHER’s Charm Bracelet

$5.76

Ships from UK, so shipping is a consideration, but it is a beautiful faux leather wrap bracelet featuring a vintage camera charm! Three different color bracelets to choose from!


Accessories Camera Creatures

$19.99

A must have for photographing kids! Squeak, Squeak, snap, snap…thats a wrap!


Accessories Capturing Couture – Chevron Camera Strap

Regularly priced at $39 but use code Cyber2016 for 30% on CyberMonday!


Accessories DSLR Shell

Regularly priced at $45.95 on sale now for $35.96

Ever get caught in the rain, snow or sleet? This baby will take care of your baby nicely if you do.


Accessories Spider Holster Hand Strap

$65

This hand strap is designed for professional camera bodies and shooting environments, and it’s performance and ergonomics are simply unparalleled. Tested and recommended by Photo.net Editorial staff!


Accessories Lexar Professional 1066x 128GB VPG-65 CompactFlash card

$98.98

Trust us, every photographer needs SD cards. This one captures high-quality images and extended lengths of stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video with a DSLR camera, HD camcorder, or 3D camera.


Software Portrait Professional Anthropics Collection

Portrait Professional Anthropics Collection represents complete collection of their top end products which includes PortraitPro Studio Max, PortraitPro Body Studio, LandscapePro Studio and their Smart Photo Editor Studio. All bundled for savings of $90 priced at $199.95!

Special Holiday Pricing

Use code BF2016 for 20% off!

A recent recommendation from a community member: I’ve used Portrait Professional for over a year now and I love it. Great time saver. My son never wanted to see it. He kept telling me he does everything in PS till he was in the studio one time and was watching me go through the photos after a shoot. He was impressed and that is a very rare with him. Now I think he wants to get a copy to play with in his studio.


Accessories Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB Tripod w/HEAD

Regularly Priced at $259.99 on sale now for $149.99

Product Highlights:
Lightweight (5.38 lbs/2.44 kg)
Maximum Height of 5.67’ (1.73 m)
Load Capacity of 15.4 Lbs (7 kg)
Folded Length is 28.125" (71.5 cm)
Magnesium Alloy Ballhead Included
Ballhead Includes 2 Bubble Levels
25- 50- and 80-Degree Leg Angles
Central Column Moves From 0-180 Degrees

Photo.net Article on 5 Lightweight Tripods which is a great read for those in market for a lightweight tripod!


Tamron 16-300mm All in one zoom

Special holiday pricing is here

This extraordinary 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 18.8X zoom comes with Vibration Compensation and high-speed Piezo Drive autofocusing, making it a lens you can rely on for crisp, detailed wide-angle to long-telephoto shots. Engineered for APS-C sensors.

See sample images here


Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Zoom Lens

With proprietary Vibration Compensation system, the new-look Tamron SP 150-600mm zoom keeps you primed for action.

Special holiday pricing – don’t wait

See Sample Images here!


Equipment Canon 80D

$1,099

Product Highlights:

24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 6 Image Processor
3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Canon 80D Review by DPReview


Equipment Sony a6500

$1,398

Product Highlights:

24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor
XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log3 Gamma
S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps
5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 51200

a6500 product announcement published by Photo.net in October 2016


Equipment Nikon D500

$1,796

Product Highlights:

20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
EXPEED 5 Image Processor
3.2" 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
Native ISO 51200, Extend to ISO 1640000
10 fps Shooting for Up to 200 Frames
Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
In-Camera Time Lapse, Up to 9999 Frames

See our review of the D500 with the 16-80 DX done by Shun Cheung


Equipment Canon 5D Mark IV

$3,499 OK, we realize a $3,499 Christmas gift is a lot for most people…but we can dream can’t we?

Product Highlights:

30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
3.2" 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
61-Point High Density Reticular AF
Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

This review titled Canon 5D Mark IV Review Through the Eyes of a Wedding Photographer by PetaPixel caught our eye – we appreciated the review because it was done from the perspective of a professional photographer using it in his day to day life.


MavicPro Upgrade Kit by Drone World

Regularly priced at $1,749 on sale now for $1,449

Kit Includes: MAVIC PRO, Exclusive Lowepro Backpack, 2 Extra batteries (3 total), 64gb MicroSD(u3) & USB 3.0 reader, charging hub, car charger, battery to powerbank adaptor, extra propellers, battery bank, iphone cable, lanyard,DW Camera Lens Cleaning Cloth, and FREE Mini Drone. This is the kit you have been looking for if you have been looking at the MavicPro.


Drone Kit Phantom 4 Falcon Edition by Drone-World

Regularly Priced at $3,899 on sale for $2,549

Drone World has taken flying to a new level with their Falcon Edition Phantom 4 kit. They have thought of everything to increase the performance, range and overall enjoyability of flying the Phantom 4. This is the worlds most advanced drone kit that is sure not to disappoint. We have a full review we’re working on but what we can tell you is this thing rocks! You won’t be disappointed.


A subscription to Photo.net!

$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 the gift of a photo.net subscription for access to a community of skilled photographers to support and encourage her in her work all year long.

Use discount code PNET20 for a limited time for 20% off!

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