I can already feel the resistance as you may be thinking, “Wait a second, hold your horses, it’s way too early to be talking about gift ideas. For goodness sake, it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet!” I know. I know. It seems way to early to me as well. However, I was afraid that if I didn’t do this segment in November, it may be too late for everyone to take advantage of getting some of these sweet products home in time for Christmas.
Hopefully you tuned in to this am’s segment, “Gift Ideas for Photography Lovers,” on Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR. Although this post was written beforehand, I’m hoping that I spoke in complete sentences, didn’t say ‘ummmm’ a thousand times & made all my people proud! As I was prepping & brainstorming ideas for the segment, I immediately thought about one of my favorite photography gift resources, a super sweet little online store called Photojojo. They are regularly creating &/or featuring new & innovative products for photography enthusiasts. I picked 4 of my favorite products to feature on the segment. They are displayed in the graphic below & found at photojojo.com/store/bf.
In addition to Photojojo, I was eager to highlight two other brands that have become favorites, Pad & Quill, as well as PhotoBarn. I can’t tell you how often I’m asked about my iPhone case & “Where in the world did you get that?” Well folks, the one & only, Pad & Quill. So many photos these days are taken with a mobile phone & why not have a rad protective case that also looks incredible. One thing I love is that it’s rather unassuming. People generally think it is a Moleskine journal or a pocket Bible. In either case, I’m good with that & helps alleviate the fear that my phone will be stolen if I accidentally let it out of my sight (this happened to me once… sad!). Also, as you may know by now, I’m a huge fan of PhotoBarn. My home & studio are filled to overflowing with some of my favorite photos printed on wood & burlap. For the segment I featured a PhotoBoard collection. Along with that, you’ll definitely want to check out their burlap prints with a barnwood frame… simply perfect.
If these ideas don’t whet your whistle, stop by a local antique store or peruse the Ebay/Craigslist listings & you’ll likely find a vintage camera that may be perfect for your photo lover. If they aren’t in working order, sometimes vintage cameras can be fantastic props & home decor. And last, if you have a fat wallet, cruise on over to B&H PhotoVideo or Adorama & go ahead & buy your favorite photographer a new FujiFilm x100s. Trust me, they’ll love it. While you’re at it, I would REALLY love one as well!!!
Hope this helps friends. Feel free to comment & let me know what’s on your wish list. Here’s the video recap followed by the segment graphic!