Recap of my "Twelve Days of Gifts for the Photographer"

Here is a recap of my twelve days of gifts for the photographer... 

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Day One and with winter coming, lets keep the photographers in our life warm... 

It’s a perfect time to get ready for winter. These gloves are warm and comfortable. Check out the cut fingertips for easy texting, typing and taking shots.

Check them out on Amazon here, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L3KI9Y/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005L3KI9Y&linkCode=as2&tag=httpwwwpho006-20

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On Day Two is was the gift of power this Christmas with this great gift. 

give them the Anker Advantage with Colossal Capacity: 26800mAh of power charges most phones over 7 times, tablets at least 2 times and any other USB device multiple times.

This offers high-Speed Charging. It comes with 3 USB output ports equipped with Anker's PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology ensure high-speed charging for three devices—simultaneously (max output 6A).

What You Get: PowerCore 26800, 2X Micro USB Cable, Travel Pouch, Welcome Guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

Check this out on Amazon here, https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-PowerCore-Portable-Double-Speed-Recharging/dp/B01JIWQPMW/ref=sr_1_2_mimg_1_ce_display_on_website_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1509039099&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=charger+external+battery&psc=1

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Day three's gift is the perfect companion for what I suggested on day two. The Newmowa battery charger, when coupled with the Anker portable charger would be a welcome gift for every photographer i have ever met... 

Here are some links for common batteries from Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony... but grab a battery and do some research on which to purchase... 

Newmowa Dual USB Charger for Canon DSLR Batteries http://a.co/fkGqjqR

Newmowa Dual USB Charger for Nikon DSLR Batteries http://a.co/6qOJ0tl

Newmowa Dual USB Charger for Fuji Mirrorless Batteries http://a.co/eGasWXa

Newmowa Dual USB Charger for Sony Mirrorless Batteries http://a.co/0aiFD7m 

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On day four I offered a wide range of trips in Canada and around the world... Purchase a $500USD gift certificate for $250USD and let the photographer in your life choose their next photography vacation and check something off their bucketlist. 

Contact me by clicking here and we can create a gift certificate for that special photographer in your life. 

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Day five I highlighted the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art lens is a premium lens designed for full frame cameras and will also work with APS-C sensors with an effective increase in focal length. The 24-105mm F4 is a highly versatile focal range and staple everyday lens. 

This lens has become my "go to" lens when i am walking around taking photos. It doesnt matter if they are a Canon, Nikon, Sony, thsi lens can be purchased to fit on any of those three camera systems. 

Learn more here, https://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/standard-lenses/24-105mm-f4-dg-os-hsm-a

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Dy Six is all about giving the gift of video this year. 

Upgraded, redesigned, and filled with features, the Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera from Panasonic provides an outstanding imaging platform for shooters who demand some of the best video and still photography quality they can get in a single compact camera. At the heart of the camera is a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine processor, which both offer dramatically improved processing times over its predecessor. This enables the ability to record 4K video at up to 60 fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording with select settings, Full HD video at up to 180 fps, 12 fps continuous shooting, and sensitivities up to ISO 25600. Also, the camera features built-in 5-axis sensor stabilization, which can work with certain lenses to activate Dual I.S. 2 for highly effective shake correction that can compensate for up to 5 stops of shutter speed. Other improvements include a speedier and more accurate Advanced DFD autofocus system that can lock on in just 0.05 seconds, as well as 6K PHOTO at 30 fps and 4K PHOTO at up to 60 fps.

Check it out at B&H Photo in NYC here, https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1324860-REG/panasonic_dcgh5kbody_fmk_lumix_dc_gh5_mirrorless_micro.html/?gclid=CjwKCAjwj8bPBRBiEiwASlFLFd7H3ZvezyGNrE5qyor_F5fpwHLZSWS7wPId2_FHSo2DnYpbgOOXjxoCLDMQAvD_BwE

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Day Sevens gift... This little honey is a must-have for any photographer, and at a cost of less than $6.00 USD, it's in the stocking stuffer category. Keeping a lens clean is always a priority. However, sometimes it's inconvenient to pull out lens tissue and a liquid cleaner. Come on, admit it, who among us hasn't hesitantly cleaned our lens with our shirt? The Lenspen is a fantastic tool. It's small and compact; it takes up no room in the camera bag. On one end of it, there is a retractable brush to remove the big chunks on the lens, or, dust the crevices of your camera body. The other end is a microfiber carbon tip. It cleans the lens the same way as a lens tissue: in a circular motion. But it requires no moisture to remove greasy fingerprints or nose smudges. Having used this product for several years, we are amazed at how well it cleans and protects our valuable glass!

Find it on Amazon here. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007G5NNOW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=lighstal-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007G5NNOW&linkId=257e50ea03d09a13306c9ed4cebe9831

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The gift for day eight may send shivers odwn your spine just talking about it. It's guaranteed to bring shrieks of excitement from any photographic techno-geek. This present provides photographic fun along with the ability to FLY! Who wouldn't want that?

The DJI Mavic is just what the doctor ordered. I suggest the DJI Mavic Pro Collapsible Quadcopter Starters Backpack Bundle that can be found on Amazon.

See details here

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Day Nine... A photographer needs to remain flexible, which is why the JOBY GorillaPod Original is perfect for novice and expert photographers alike. This tripod uses flexible joints that allow you to set your camera up at any angle imaginable. The rubberized foot grips guarantee that the JOBY GorillaPod Original will stay upright no matter what surface you place it on.

Click here to see this on Amazon

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Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive

What is it?

Photographers need storage, but often hate to buy it. After all, we’d rather save for a sweet new lens than spend on a new house for all our old Raw files. That’s what makes a hard drive like this such a great gift. It also doesn’t hurt that the redesigned cases look very slick.

Who is it for?

Just about any photographer will appreciate some extra photo storage. Prices will range from $50 to $200 depending on teh size of the external drive. 

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Neil Leifer, Relentless: The Stories Behind The Photographs

What is it?

Neil Leifer is one of the most iconic sports photographers of all time and this book of stories from his career is one of the most entertaining reads of the year. It will inspire you and make you laugh at the same time.

Who is it for?

Leifer mostly worked a sports photographer, but really anyone who cares even a little bit about photography will enjoy all the stories behind some of his most iconic images. A sports fan with no interest in photography would likely enjoy it, too.

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Moo Photo Business Cards

Hands down the best cards ive ever created for my business. I get more positive comments on my MOO cards, and if you're like me, you put them in your pocket and leave them there... well, guess what, the gloss coated cards I have purchased have gone through the wash and came out undamaged. :-)

What is it?

If the photographer in your life is a good photographer, people will want to see their work, and having a high-quality card to hand out can make the difference between getting clients (or at least followers) and having people forget who you are. Moo makes a wide variety of designs specifically for artists and photographers.

Who is it for?

A gift certificate for a run of cards is a great gift for an aspiring pro photographer or just someone looking to get their name out there in the world of photography.