Welcome to the ultimate guide for finding creative gift ideas for the photographer on your list! We’ve rounded up the best of the best gifts to give (and get) this holiday season. Find something for everyone on your list with fun and somewhat-inexpensive ($100 and under) ideas from our holiday gift guide.
Rock Solid LoPro Phone Mount – $14.99
Smartphones have become increasing integrated into our everyday lives as they grow more powerful, and feature apps that allow you to do everything from play music on a Bluetooth speaker system to shoot your own time-lapse video in 4k.
The Tether Tools Rock Solid LoPro Phone Mount is a smartphone/accessory holder, designed for mounting a phone, action camera, or small device on any 1/4″-20 compatible photography arm, clamp or grip. The clip features cushioned, non-skid pads on each interior side of the clip, protecting the smartphone or device and holding it firmly in place. Here’s 10 ways we love using the new LoPro Phone Mount.
Think Tank Photo Pixel Sunscreen – $84.75
The Think Tank Pixel Sunscreen is the perfect solution for any photographer struggling to see their laptop screen in bright light. The sunshade eliminates reflections and glare on the laptop screen and keeps the viewing area dark.
The Pixel Sunscreen is the ideal complement to any Tether Table. Two side flaps allow total access to all of ports as well as the ability to secure the laptop and sunscreen using the SecureStrap for the Aero System.
The sunscreen includes an over-the-head shoulder cover, which stores in its own pouch and can be used to protect from bright light and harsh weather conditions. When the photoshoot wraps, the Pixel Sunscreen collapses flat and fits in the Tether Table’s storage case for safe keeping and easy transport.
Triggertap Mobile – $37
Triggertrap Mobile triggers your camera in creative and interesting ways, using their award-winning (and free!) iOS and Android apps. Giving you dozens of features never before seen in a camera remote, Triggertrap’s apps can help you take your creative photography to the next level. Download the app, then grab the Mobile Dongle Kit that fits your camera brand to get started. Couldn’t be easier!
Rock Solid Master Clamp – $35.95
The Rock Solid Master Clamp has a smorgasbord of uses, it will hold just about anything else including cameras, strobes, flashes, umbrellas, cross bars, and even other Master Clamps.
The Rock Solid Master Clamp is made of lightweight cast alloy and can be securely mounted on any tube from 0.5″ to 2.1″ in diameter. A unique wedge insert for clamping to any flat surface or shelf is also included. The built-in locking 5/8″ (16mm) Baby socket allows for dozens of attachments and arms designed to hold cables, lights, Tether Tables, and more. The Master Clamp also includes a 5/8″(16mm) Baby stud, with 1/4″-20 male thread for added versatility.
MagMod 2 Basic Kit – $89.95
The MagGrip’s universal design attaches to almost any hotshoe flash ever made, making it one small investment that grows with you and your business. Gone are the days of fighting with annoying velcro, sticky adhesives, bulky straps or mad scientist DIY contraptions to secure modifiers to your flash.
With two freakishly strong magnets embedded in the MagGrip, you can add and remove our magnetic modifiers in an instant. You’ll work more efficiently—and look like the professional you are.
JerkStopper Extension Lock – $8.99
The JerkStopper Extension Lock is an effective locking device for cables and cords that keeps your cable ends protected from frustrating disconnects, damage, and electrical hazards. The simple clam-shell design enables you to simply close the JerkStopper Extension Lock around each end of the cable or cord, and then twist to lock the cords securely and safely together.
The patented JerkStopper Extension Lock protects the sensitive electronic cable ends and stops unwanted disconnects for USB extension cables, HDMI cables with couplers, and protects power cords for lighting and tools.
TabStrap featuring BlackRapid – $89.90
The TabStrap featuring BlackRapid offers a completely versatile and secure sling strap system for wearing an iPad or tablet hands-free. With the iPad or tablet positioned in a Wallee Case or Aerotab and using the included streamlined “Hitch” D-Ring attachment, the tool allows a tablet to lay flat for a comfortable fit on the body.
BlackRapid’s included ConnectR has a locking carabiner, swivel base and screw-lock gate to keep the tablet secure, while allowing it to glide on the strap for easy access in use.
Look Lock System – $74.95 – $79.95
This next tool is perfect for keeping children focused on your next shoot or creating a behind-the-scenes video from a unique angle The Look Lock is a camera-mountable universal smartphone or action camera holder with an articulating arm for mounting small devices above your lens or camera body. The Look Lock’s spring-loaded SmartClip can hold any device up to 3”(76mm) wide. Non-skid pads on each interior side of the clip protect your smartphone or device while holding it firmly in place.
The SmartClip is anchored to the camera by a Rock Solid 7“ or 11” articulating arm and a specially engineered cold shoe mount to prevent inadvertent side to side movement as the camera is repositioned and rotated. Simple to install, the Look Lock quickly positions directly into any hot shoe or on an extension rail when multiple devices need to be secured.
PhotoShelter – $8.99 a month
PhotoShelter offers over 100 tools built to integrate into your workflow to save you time, make your images more useful, and fulfill all your client and sales needs. They develop their products specifically for professional photographers who have an inventory of high resolution imagery that requires special care.
For just $8.99 / month, you’ll get access to:
- 9 mobile-ready website templates
- Loads of cloud storage
- Your own custom domain
- And more!
Have a photographer, videographer, or someone who loves great gear in your life that is tough to shop for? Give the gift of high-quality gear with a Tether Tools Gift Certificate! It’s simple, easy-to-send, and your recipient will love it. If you’d like the gift to remain a surprise, select “Send store credit to me” at time of checkout and you’ll receive the certificate information to present as you see fit.