This is the first Tech Gift Guide in my series for this Holiday season. Photography is a hobby for so many people that it warranted it’s own gift guide. What mom doesn’t want to capture those tender moments. Here is my list of some hot photography gifts this holiday season.
- Flip Slide HD
The Flip SlideHD is the most recent camera from the Flip Video team that lets you shoot and share your HD videos. The Slide allows you to easily show your videos to friends and family by just sliding out the screen. You can store up to 12 hours of content on the SlideHD, which means you can harass your kids with the video camera all day! Get that soccer game and ballet practice without running out of space.The SlideHD still features the pop up USB arm to plug directly into your computer and the camera also includes the pre-loaded FlipShare software for easy uploading.
The Flip SlideHD is a little bigger than the standard Flip and comes with a new touch screen to start recording easily. Price: $200.
- Beauty of Different
A new book by one of my favorite bloggers Karn Walrond who is also the author of the popular photoblog Chookooloonks.com. Beauty of Different is inspiring and will help everyone discover their real beauty. I can’t wait to get my own copy! Price: $16.47
Available @ Amazon.com
- The Roma DLSR Camera Insert by ONA Bags
So you’ve searched high and low for the perfect camera bag and come up dry and tired every time. Why not pick up the Roma, a handy camera insert designed to fit into your favorite hand bag. It’s the perfect solution for those who aren’t ready to give up their favorite handbag to carry around a camera bag. Price: $59.
Available at ONABags.com | My Review (coming soon w/giveaway)
- Black Rapid RS-W1 Camera Strap
How many times has your lens wacked a kid or two? I know my kids have been victimized by my lens more than once. And I also know that I’ve bumped it several times against walls or tables. It’s hard to wear the camera around your neck because the lens always sticks outward. Good thing someone came out with the Black Rapid cross body camera strap.This strap does everything I always wanted – my camera can hang to my side without the lens getting in the way and getting bumped by other people. Price: %59.
- Belle Epiphanie Camera Bag
Speechless is what comes to mind when I see these adorable and stylish camera bags designed for your DSLR. I already have the LoLa but I’ve been eyeballing a few others as well. I can’t wait to get the Belle. Price $169, however the two new bags are a little higher. Be sure to check out the entire collection.
- Lensbaby Scout
If you are looking for a new vision or want to get creative with your photographs then you should check out the Lensbaby Scout equipped with a fisheye optic. Be sure to check out the entire selection of lenses and optics. Price: $249.
- Olympus Pen-1 Digital Camera
The next best thing to a full sized DSLR. The Olympus PEN series combines powerful features in an easy-to-use package that will make capturing your life more fun. The new direct record button makes taking videos easier than ever and the new Live Guide functionality makes it simple to learn photography techniques without requiring the skills of a pro shooter. Price: $499.
You don’t really know you need to calibrate your monitor until you do. Even my new HP laptop needed a little calibration. If you are planning on editing and printing pictures on your computer then you should definitely invest in a calibration tool. The Spyder3Express is great for the extreme hobbyist. Price $84.79
- Expressive Photography
Photography is more than just snapping a photograph – it’s all about telling a story. If you need help with capturing “life” than check out the recent book by the Shutter Sisters. Price $20.00