Happy Holidays! This post is coming a little late but for those who are still scrambling to pick out those last minute gifts (as I am), here are some ideas for your Traveler/Photographer.
I am currently in the midst of trying to make several photo books, etc. and am incredibly grateful and frustrated with ALL OF THE PHOTOS to choose from and my lack of organization. Remember the days when you took just one photo per event, dropped off the film, picked up the photos a week later, and immediately stuck them into a photo book. Easy peasy. Those times are long gone, but here are some fun photo gifts that your Travel Photographer (amateur or professional) may be happy to unwrap.
The Fujifilm Instax Camera. This camera immediately pushes out a self-developing print (Just like the good old days!). Perfect to hang on the fridge for an instant reminder of a trip. Some of the camera styles are a bit too whimsical for my style, but this one looks classic and very traveller-esque to me.
I mentioned Chatbooks a few posts back but feel that they are worth mentioning again here. If your Traveler is also a Post-er (as in he/she posts photos fairly regularly to Instagram or Facebook), Chatbooks is a nice way to get your photos out of your camera/social media account and into a physical book. For every 60 photos that you post, Chatbooks automatically sends you a photo book. They also have stylish covers from designers like Kate Spade and Rifle Paper Co.
Another way to display your travel photos almost immediately is through a photo frame like this Nixplay WiFi Photo Frame. Or, there is also this less expensive version with fewer bells and whistles but the main idea is the same. You can even share to other people’s frames (maybe don’t send photos from Bali to your family in Michigan in February, though).
While we are talking about photo organization and loading, I just recently learned about WiFi Enabled SD Memory Cards that allow you to take photos with your DSLR and immediately send them to your smartphone, computer, or tablet, taking that “loading” step out of the equation. Perfect to save time when you are getting ready for your next adventure. Check one out here.
Lightroom. I love it. Admittedly, I’m quite certain that I am only using about 20% of the available functions, but I feel that it really does make a difference in both travel and everyday photos. With the side-by-side comparison while editing, you can immediately see that your time is well spent. And it starts at only $9.99 per month. You can look at the various options here.
Moment Lens. Easy and convenient to attach to your phone when on the go. The wide angle lens has served me well this past year and makes my phone photos noticeably better.
Already have your gifts bought? Here is a pin for future holiday/gift reference 🙂
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