5 Gift Ideas for Creative Professionals

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2012

5 Gift Ideas for Creative Professionals

Looking for a way to show gratitude this season? Have an assistant, client, mentor or aspiring photographer on your list this year? Here are some favorite gifts that we’ll be giving.


Secrets of Great Portrait Photography ($26.36): Brian Smith shares his best lessons from 30 years of photographing celebrities. We like it because it combines technical how-to’s with behind-the-scenes celebrity accounts.


Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide ($19.99): Shining a new light on taking photos with a Canon DSLR, Michael Corsentino’s manual is an in-depth guide on Speedlites and settings that work with off-camera flashes.


1-Year Membership to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals ($99): This is really the gift that keeps on giving! An NAPP membership means access to the best Photoshop training, plus top-notch online tutorials, exclusive discounts on equipment, and an online portfolio to showcase your work.


HURLEYPRO’s ProBoard ($148): From the creative mind of photographer Peter Hurley, the ProBoard is a more portable alternative to Plexiglas and a highly reflective flexible sheet that’s white on one side and black on the other.  


Intuos5 touch Medium Pen Tablet ($349): Our pick for the never-ending question of, “What do I buy the photographer who has everything?” This high-quality touch and pen tablet is designed for serious working professionals and speeds up production time for photo editing, design, and art creation.

Need Stocking Stuffer Ideas? Don’t forget about the JerkStopper Camera Support. It’s a photographer’s dream to shoot smoothly all day long, with no interruptions, sure of the high-quality images they’re are capturing. JerkStoppers help ensure safety and security, and at only $16.95 they make a great gift that will bring a smile to both the recipient and gift-giver. (Check out the recent FroKnowsPhoto video post with Jared Polin and Adam Lerner giving the JerkStopper a little love!)    

Read on for more gift suggestions for photographers.