10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers
|The Meninos Ps Magnet Kit contains everything you need to recreate the look of a Photoshop editing window on your refrigerator!|
Avid Photoshop users will love this funky magnet kit by Meninos. The latest, updated version contains 13 Adobe Photoshop-themed magnets featuring high quality prints of toolbars, menus and palettes: you even get the familiar (to Mac users) 'spinning beach of ball of death!'
Arrange the magnets on your refrigerator door, magnetic notice board - or any other magnetic surface - and recreate your beloved photo editing software anywhere you want. The Ps Magnet Kit is a fun, top-quality product and offers a really unusual way of displaying your photos too: use the magnets to fix them to your chosen location and you’ll have an instant conversation-starter that’ll really draw attention to your favorite prints.
|The Manual Lens T-Shirt looks stylish and features a funky design that photographers will love.|
The perfect fit for a lover of manual optics, this subtle, stylish t-shirt is emblazoned with the markings from a Nikon 58mm f/1.2 manual focus lens. Each shirt - made by American Apparel in the USA - is made from pre-shrunk, 100% cotton and is designed to provide a slim fit, so if you prefer something a bit looser, it’s a good idea to bump up the size from your usual. There are two colors to choose from: black or charcoal/cinder, both of which look stylish against the multi-colored lens markings that are printed on the front.
|Don’t try this at home: your real lens will not fare so well when filled with hot coffee!||The detailing on the lens barrel is superb, with realistic markings, rubberized zoom and focusing rings, plus fake buttons and switches in all the right places.|
Photo-related gifts don’t get much hotter than this! You can pick up one of these unique Thermos mugs in a couple of different focal lengths - Extra Tall (70-200mm) and Original (24-70mm - this one even zooms) as well as Canon versions, depending on where you or your beloved photographer’s loyalties lie. I'm focusing on the Extra Tall version here, which features a stainless steel, vacuum-sealed interior that will keep its contents hot (or cold, depending on what you put in it) for up to 20 hours: perfect for those extended photo-shoots out in the wilderness.
It also sports a leak-proof, easy-pour Thermos pop-up top, so it’s safe to stow in your camera bag without worrying about spillage, and the realistic-looking rubberized zoom and focusing rings on the 'lens' barrel help to provide a firm grip on the mug. The screw cap on the top of the mug also doubles as a cup, with the tripod foot acting as a handle. If you’re after something that’s both fun and functional, I think this fits the bill perfectly.
|Louvre Museum pyramid by Didier Quan|
|Oka Frozen Leaf 2002 DP by MarioSS|
from The Dead Leaves of Winter