5 Gifts NOT To Get Photographers This Holiday Season

It’s just one of those things. One of those crazy things. While every lens wipe and filter might look the same to the untrained eye, photographers obsess over every detail down to the thousandth of a second. No exaggeration. Literally. Thousandths of a second. So, while the heart might be in the right place, there are certain things that, if you give a photographer as a gift, may do more harm than good. Here are 5 of those things:

  1. A camera. Just don’t. Please. Just don’t. We’re VERY picky. Unless you know exactly what camera they want, if they’ve been reciting the model in their sleep, have 15 browser tabs open to different reviews and comparisons, and even then, please make sure to pack the gift receipt as well. Again, we’re VERY picky…
  2. Ansel Adams poster. Just don’t. Please. Just don’t. (Unless it's an original print. Then do. Please. Definitely do.)
  3. A lens. See #1.
  4. Digital Picture Frame. It will never be used. Ever.
  5. Photography book. Chances are they’re extremely opinionated about which photographer’s book is worthy of gracing their coffee table…to the point where they’re rather use the bugger as kindling before opening to a single page. So yeah. Stay away. Amazon Gift Certificate? That's ok!

And speaking of what's ok, now that most of your ideas have probably been shot down, you might be thinking to yourself, “Well thanks a lot…now what!??” Not to worry, you're absolutely welcome. I’ve got you covered. Check out these

10 Fail Proof Gifts For Photographers In Your Circles.


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