Top 5 gifts for photographers

Chris Torney / 19 October 2015

From a selfie stick to a wearable video camera, we've rounded up got some great gift ideas for the photographer in your life.



Everyone’s a photographer these days thanks to the widespread popularity of smartphones with their built-in, high-quality cameras. But whether the snapper in your life uses an iPhone or an SLR, we have the ideal gift.

Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones

This flexible, practical tripod is great for giving your phone a stable base on any surface – it can even be attached easily to trees or fence posts, say, if you’re outdoors. A great way to make the most of your handset’s camera capabilities.

£15.69 

Lomography Konstruktor DIY Kit

Ideal for keen DIYers who love photography – or perhaps as a gift for photography students – this kit allows you to build your own SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The finished model will be able to take pictures on 35mm film, and you can swap lenses as well. A genuinely interesting and rewarding project for the right recipient.

£28.77

GoPro HERO

GoPro wearable video cameras are perfect for taking high-octane footage of adventure sports such as skiing, mountain biking or even parachute jumping. They are light and unobtrusive, and can also be used to record family events without acting as a distraction to whoever’s manning the camera.

More expensive, higher-specification versions are available but this is the most basic and therefore cheapest model. Nonetheless, the video quality is excellent and can make for some thrilling recordings.

£94 

Bestek Caden Digital Camera Shoulder Bag

Proper camera buffs will appreciate a discreet and compact way of carrying their valuable equipment, and this bag fits the bill perfectly. It’s waterproof and comes with extra compartments for carrying the likes of iPads and other tablet computers, as well as of course a camera with flash and extra lenses. It’s well made, stylish and comfortable too. What more do you need?

RRP £29.99

Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick

The selfie has been the dominant trend in smartphone photography for the past few years, and selfie sticks have been developed to give greater scope to this type of picture. This model lets you control your phone’s camera at a distance of up to 32 inches (just over 80cm) – just the job for holidays, big events or special family occasion.

£10 

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