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It's time for our annual gift-buying guide and this year we went to Facebook for ideas. So, if you have a photographer on your list, keep reading for some serious (and seriously fun) gift buying ideas.


Andrea Tomkins of A Peek Inside the Fishbowl is wishing for a remote for her camera. After her DIY portrait session she saw the need! This little gizmo rounds out any camera bag for $25 - $100s.

Her list also includes a very fine accessory for her iPhone - a wooden "camera" case to make her high-tech piece look low-tech cool. $42 + shipping

Regular photo workshop student, Andrew B, is looking for anything wide but is really hoping for the super wide fun of a 10mm lens. Why? Well, going wide will open up all kinds of photo opps and adds a new adventure to any developing photographer. Access to wide angle ranges from $150 - $1000s.

Santa and dog
Santa visits the Aylmer SPCA!

Other photo students Isabelle and Prasad suggested they would love the throwable panoramic ball camera - very, very fun!

And ProProgrammer Erica M suggested you spend your gift dollars on small, independent producers of camera fun on Etsy:

Erica says: "There were also tonnes of bags and t-shirts and all sorts of goodies there."

Other ideas? These are standard items I suggest for any photo buff on your list :


Invest some thought into your photo gift giving. Support your local businesses, whatever you are giving and choose presents that will have a lasting impression - not in the landfill.

Visit our photo studio's open house to fill your list of photo gifts - there will also be music, donations collected for the SPCA and limited edition cupcakes that were consumed very quickly at our last open house!

Pro Perspective

Hopefully these will give you some ideas for the photographer on your list. Now what's on my list?!

Ahem ... If I could have anything I'd be pretty pleased with the following:

Final Frame

Please visit our open house at Ottawa Studio Works December 3rd and go home filled with festive cheer and some gifts for the photographer on your list.

We will have cards, workshops, prints, posters and the opportunity to give to the dogs (and ALL animals) at the Aylmer SPCA so they can live and give a better life.

We will be featuring work from photo students, too.

Take photos.
Give thoughtfully.
Have fun!!