A great all in one portable table-top tripod. Great for those low shots close to the ground. Folds up small, fits in any bag. With a built-in ball-head, this tripod will be a great gift. This little tripod can even act as impromptu selfie stick! A great gift for any photographer!
Today's smart phones have some really great cameras on them.. This stand from Joby lets you have a portable stand that you can take everywhere! Great for shots at dinners, parties, or even time-lapses. This little stand folds up so small and thin you can fit it right in your pocket! The GripTight is also available in a XL version for those of you with jumbo smart phones, such as the iPhone 6s Plus.
Every camera bag should have a rocket blaster. All photographers know that getting their equipment dirty is an inevitability. No matter how hard you tell yourself you're never gonna get dust on your lenses, or dust on your camera mirror...it will inevitably happen. Giottos Rocket Air Blaster is a must requirement for those situations. It's great for cleaning dust off sensors, and lens, safely. I have one in all of my bags!
I own more camera bags than I do cameras! Finding the perfect camera bag is a life long pursuit, but this Think Tank Retrospective is very close to the perfect walk-around day bag for my mirrorless setup.. I love this bag!
5. Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries
Photographers go thru batteries faster than water!. Electronic flashes eat AA batteries like they are going out of style. These Eneloop batteries save you some serious cash. All rechargeable are not created equal. Eneloops are simply the best rechargeable batteries on the market today. They have a high energy capacity, and they perform better than similar high-capacity AAs. They can only be charged 2100 times. That's a lot of charge cycles. If you charged your batteries twice a week consistently, it would take 20 years to reach 2000 recharge cycles.