Photo Geek Gift Ideas
‘Tis the season for finding that something special that let’s someone know you didn’t make a mad dash to the 24-hour drugstore. Having a little trouble finding the perfect present for the photo geek in your life? There’s still time to dazzle them with your gift prowess. With a little help from this elf, of course.
ThinkGeek is always a go-to for everything cool. The Mini Microscope for iPhone (4/4S) has 60x magnification with three powerful LEDs built-in. It attaches over your camera (sort of a partial case) so you can take awesometastic photos! You still have time to order for Xmas delivery without having to pay extra (U.S. domestic). Catch it in action, or something darn similar on Elementary. Sherlock approved, case closed. (And #1 on my wish list.)
Photojojo tops the mobile photography drool list. They have all the cool toys AND you get a dinosaur with your purchase. (Oh yeah!) The iPhone Cable Trigger pairs analog design with digital pow. Made to resemble a retro-style film canister, the trigger works with iPod, iPhone (3Gs, 4, 4s, 5) and iPad (except original since it doesn’t have a camera) as a remote shutter release. It plugs into your headphone jack and has a retractable cable (30 inches), so unlike those lights, you won’t be getting tangled.
Before you checkout, have a look at the Une Bobine. It’s is a two-foot flexible cable that you can coil, bend and twist. It will charge your iPhone (iPod/3Gs/4/4s) and your Android phone but doubles as a limber “tripod.” Stash it in your bag and whip it out for a group shot. Plug it in and twist to watch video while you prep dinner. Use it for those hard to reach places… (Hey, who are we to judge?) Shipping is free if you purchase $50 or more. So many gadgets, so little time.
Etsy is paradise for the lovers of crafty & original. This Vintage Camera Case by Jumblehut Inked is sure to make your photo geek drool. It’s available for iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5 (on sale for $16.99) and comes in black, white or a clear case. May take up to a week to ship (ships from California, U.S.A) so you’ll have to be quick on the trigger for this one.
While you’re still browsing Etsy (yep, you’ll be here for hours), take a look at this awesome collection of industrial-feel Dock and Table Lamps made with recycled wood, copper, etc. from Lin Mullins. They offer a dock for the 30-pin connector or the new lightning connector. Your photo geek will definitely get a charge out of this one. (They ship from Arizona, U.S.A. so plan accordingly.)
Gift Card Delight
If you dawdled a bit too long or just can’t decide, you won’t go wrong with any of these gift card ideas. Snatch them online and preen when your loved one shutters (grammatical artistic license in progress).
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About Marsha Bezzina
Marsha Bezzina has always enjoyed writing. But photography was mostly relegated to annual trips until the acquisition of her first smartphone, the iPhone 4s. Now this self-declared ‘mental crafter’ is a data hog – capturing moments, hoarding photo apps and editing with abandon. She is @notDelilah on Instagram but had to settle for @notDelilah_ on Twitter. Or check out her site, www.notDelilah.com