Ten gifts for the photographer on your list

Treat your favorite shutterbug--or yourself. Here are a few of the photo accessories on our wishlists.

Photoshop Frame

Photos by your favorite pixel pusher should feel right at home in this small frame. Designed by Irina Blok, the wooden frame encases your 4-by-5-inch photo in a silk-screened image of an old OS X Photoshop window. You can order one from Photojojo for $25 (regularly $39).


You can’t get great photos if you don’t have your camera. The $60 LumaLoop by Luma Labs makes carrying your camera a more comfortable proposition. The curved design distributes the camera’s weight, while a detachable lanyard connects the strap to your camera. To shoot, just swing your camera up to your eye; the lanyard slides along the strap.

Seat belt strap

Add flare to a photographer’s camera with one of these eye-catching, conversation-starting, and formerly life-saving camera straps. Made out of recycled seat belts plucked from wreck yard cars, these adjustable camera straps come in six colors and can be adjusted to a maximum 3.5 feet long. Get one strap for $20 or two for $35.

Etre Touchy gloves

Brrr! It’s cold out there. The Etre Touchy gloves leave your index finger and thumb free to select camera settings, while the rest of your digits remain covered and toasty. The wool gloves come in four designs and cost #19.99 (that’s about $32.50).


Most camera bags are large and complex, designed to organize a large amount of gear. But if all you need is an extra lens, a flash and a few memory cards, they’re often overkill. The $179 lightweight, neoprene Shootsac was designed to hold your accessories while you’re shooting, letting you quickly get in, grab what you need, and keep shooting.

PictureMate Show

For casual photographers who still like to hold physical prints in their hands, Epson’s $300 PictureMate Show is a thing of beauty. This compact printer not only gives you speedy 4-by-6-inch prints, it’s 7-inch LCD can display slideshows of the images on your camera, media card, Bluetooth devices, or the internal memory. It even comes with a remote.

PhotoTrackr Lite

Give the gift of geotagging this season with the $100 PhotoTrackr Lite from GiSTEQ. This tiny gadget tracks your location while you shoot. When you upload photos from your camera into your computer, the PhotoTrackr software looks at the time stamps and assigns a location to each of your images so you can map your trip.

Pico projecter

Why limit your photo presentations to the camera’s LCD? You can show off your photos in big, beautiful color anywhere you go with the $229 Pico PK-101, pocket-sized projector from Optoma. It connects to your camera or your iPod or iPhone, thanks to an included connection kit. With a miniDVI to VGA converter, you can even connect it to your laptop.

Epson P-3000 Media Viewer

Memory cards fill up fast. And when you’re taking photos in the field, lugging around a laptop isn’t always an option. The $400 Epson P-3000 media storage device and viewer is a perfect solution. It holds up to 40GB of photos or videos imported directly from memory, and lets you preview them on a beautiful, high-resolution, 4-inch LCD screen.

Diana F+

What do you get the photographer who has everything? Remind them what it was like to just have fun with a camera. The $50 retro Diana F+ produces dreamlike images. (Yes, we’re talking film.) This version offers two image sizes, multiple and partial exposures, and support for an optional flash, different lenses, and even a new back for instant prints.

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