10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers
|Camera Cookie Cutters: the perfect way to combine your passion for food and photography!|
Love photography? Love cookies? Then this original little set of camera-shaped cookie cutters should tickle your taste buds! Designed by the innovators at www.diyphotography.net the Camera Cookie Cutter Set comes with three designs: an SLR, Rangefinder and a TLR: something for photographers from every walk of life.
The cutters - each measuring roughly 3 x 2.25 inches - are made from BPA-free, food-grade plastic and also include their own respective dough stamps, which allows for extra detailing to be added to your cookies before baking and decorating them. If you’re no culinary genius, fear not - each kit also contains a recipe from the manufacturer that even the most kitchen-shy camera lovers can master. Bake for around 10 minutes - and voila! - the cutest, tastiest cameras you’ll ever taste.
|Display your favorite prints in style with the unique Horizontal Layers Photo Frame from Meninos.|
Another ingenious product from one of my favorite online stores - US-based Meninos - you can buy these funky Photoshop-inspired frames in horizontal or vertical format (or both). A great idea for any Photoshop-lover, these unusual frames would make a fun addition to any photographer’s desk.
This particular model’s frame measures 16.8 x 11.8cm overall and the 13.5 x 11.8cm picture window will accommodate 10 x 15cm prints. The background is white and there’s a metal support stand around the back, so you can prop it up wherever you like! Just insert your photo into the window, and then stick on the very realistic-looking supplied horizontal picture magnet frame to complete your freestanding Photoshop masterpiece.
|The Polaroid-inspired Click Mirror helps you maintain your good looks in style.|
Designed by British artist Colin O'Dowd, this mirror takes inspiration from the iconic Polaroid 600-series instant photograph. Describing the idea behind it, the artist states, 'Click reinvents the iconic image of a photograph. Whilst a photograph is permanent, this mirror is ever changing. You will never again feel embarrassed looking back at old photos of yourself - this mirror changes as you change!'
This quirky creation features 2mm-thick mirrored glass in the center, with the vinyl edges replicating the white borders that frame every Polaroid image. The whole thing measures 107 x 88mm in total - to reproduce the dimensions of the original - and you can either mount it on a wall or use it as a freestanding accessory: guaranteed to help every retro-loving photographer stay well-groomed in style.
|Bald Eagle by anisah|
from Features - lips/mouth
|heron and fish by APenza|
from A Big Year - birds
|Cows Cowering Under Rare California Super Cell by RBFresno|
from -The Old Cows-
The new iZugar 3.25mm F2.5 super fisheye lens offers an insane 220-degree angle of view. That means it can basically see behind itself... good luck keeping your feet out of the shot.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll remember that time you took a picture of the frozen pizza baking directions.
A Craigslist poster has discovered the worst possible way to photograph a car: taking pictures of pictures displayed on a cracked and scratched up smartphone screen.
With the iPhone X coming out soon, the title probably won't last, but the iPhone 8 Plus is officially the best smartphone camera DxOMark has ever tested, and the iPhone 8 is second.
Kodak's new Facebook Messenger chatbot is trying to bring back the 'Kodak Moment' by digging up your old social media photos and trying to sell you prints and custom coffee mugs.
Affinity Photo for iPad was touted as "the first full blown, truly professional photo editing tool to make its way onto the Apple tablet." This update makes it that much more convenient.
Yashica has released a new teaser video, and this one claims they'll be releasing an "unprecedented camera" in October on Kickstarter. Ready... set... speculate!
Storage solutions company Synology has just released its very first 6-bay NAS tower. Combined with the DX1215 expansion units, it can hold and control up to thirty drives.
We're always expanding our collection of product overview content, and we've just added videos for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, the EOS Rebel SL2 and EOS M6.
The venerable Canon PowerShot G1 was announced seventeen years ago this week, marking the start of a line of enthusiast-focused compacts that's still alive and kicking.
Super macro photographer Can Tuncer captured these incredible close-ups of a single peacock feather using a special setup and three different microscope lenses.
After successfully crowdfunding the Biotar 75mm F1.5, Oprema Jena is at it again. This time they're bringing back the Biotar 58mm F2: the world's only lens with a 17-blade aperture.
Adobe's move to a subscription model is treating it very well indeed. The company has posted record revenue for the second quarter in a row, hauling in a mind-boggling $1.84 billion.
More details have emerged about the potential sale of Blackstone's 45% stake in iconic camera brand Leica.
Popular mobile editing app Snapseed just got a major update that includes a new interface and 11 new presets for both Android and iOS, as well as adding the Perspective tool to the iOS version.
It might sound like a strange idea, but taking macro photos of boiling water can actually result in some really cool photographs. A good photo experiment for a rainy day.
The database was created to "break with the narrow lens through which history… has been recorded" by equipping those who commission photography with "the resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments.
Lensbaby has released two new optics for their special "optic swap system." The Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic gives you that trademark sweet spot of focus, while the Creative Bokeh optic gives you 9 different drop in aperture plate options to play with.
TechCrunch has already posted their review of the upcoming iPhone 8 (not yet the iPhone X), and they're calling it "a look into the augmented future of photography."
Affinity Photo is a $50 photo editing software with no subscriptions. That's it – pay for it once and you're done. And we think it's actually pretty darn good.
Instagram is currently testing a major change to the app's profile layout: replacing the 3-photo across grid with a 4-photo grid... and some users are NOT taking the news well.
A report by USSRPhoto is shedding some light on the return of the famed Zenit camera brand. It seems the full-frame mirrorless camera they're working on will be made in part by Leica using components from the Leica SL.
According to a reliable Korean report, Samsung is developing a smartphone sensor that's capable of super slow motion. Translation: Samsung's next batch of Galaxy smartphones may be able to shoot 1,000fps.
This simple photograph of a seahorse and Q-tip has taken the internet by storm. We spoke to photographer Justin Hofman about how it was captured, and what it means to him.
After a massive leak last week, Profoto has officially debuted the Profoto A1: the company's first on-camera flash system that they're calling "the world's smallest studio flash."
"When the first hyperfocal distance charts were designed, someone decided that an acceptably sharp background contained some blur — enough to notice in a medium-sized print [...] After that point, nearly every other hyperfocal chart followed suit."
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (also known as the EOS 200D) is the company's impressively compact entry-level DSLR. Packing a 24MP APS-C sensor, DIGIC 7 processor and Dual Pixel AF, it promises a lot of bang for the buck. And while not mind-blowing, it handles most tasks very well.
Correct these four common composition mistakes and your photos will be more balanced, tell a better story, and lead your viewer's eye where you want it to go.
The rugged, compact 360° action camera Kodak unveiled at Photokina in 2016, the Kodak PixPro Orbit 360, is finally available in the United States.
iOS 11 launches tomorrow, and it'll save all of your pictures in a new high efficiency image format called HEIC. Fortunately, there's now a converter that will let you turn those photos back into JPEGs.