Top 10 Photographic Items for Non Photographers


With so much gear to choose from, it’s not easy for the non-photographer or beginning photographer to know where to start. And as hard as it is for the non-photographer, it’s even harder for the person buying them a holiday gift. So, to make this holiday chore more fun, we’ve compiled 10 photographic items that should be as joyful to give as to receive.

1. Warm Photo Gloves

When snowflakes fall and temperatures plunge, keep your hands nice and toasty with a pair of photography gloves. Waterproof and windproof, the black Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves feature a silicone gripped palm and magnetic finger tips that make getting those cold weather snaps enjoyable. These gloves come in men’s and women’s sizes. And if you love peppermint candy canes, then the red and white striped, wool-acrylic, pink Freehands Women's Stripe Wool Knit Gloves will definitely make your holiday heart skip a beat.

Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves

2. Instant Camera

Raise your holiday gift card game with a red, yellow, black, blue, white, or gold Fujifilm instax mini 70 Instant Film Camera. Instax cameras are so cool that you may be tempted to buy one to give and one to receive. And with a built-in flash, instant prints, and a host of great features—who could blame you?

Fujifilm instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera

3. Display and Preserve

Store and display your instax prints with Fujifilm Mini Series Wallet Albums, available in a rainbow of beautiful color choices.

Fujifilm Mini Series-Wallet Album

4. Handy Tripod

The picture-perfect time for family photos is when everyone is gathered together in one place for the holidays. With a green MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Air Travel Tripod and your camera set to self-timer, you can make sure that you’re included in family group photos, too. The GlobeTrotter tripod comes in many colors, features a 17.6 lb load capacity, 68.1" max height, folded length of 16.7", weight of only 3.2 lb, and even has a built-in selfie stick and carrying case.

MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Air Travel Tripod

5. Waterproof Video Cameras

People heading to warmer climes by the sea will appreciate an easy-to-use, waterproof video camcorder to record holiday memories. One choice is the yellow Kodak PIXPRO SPZ1 Waterproof Digital Camcorder, which features 1080p video, 14-megapixel stills, 3x optical zoom, 360-degree panoramas, and a 16.4' waterproof rating. All you need to get started is a SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card and some holiday cheer.

JVC GZ R4505 BUS 32GB Quad Proof HD Memory Camcorder

6. Photo Vests

Just because someone is a beginning photographer is no reason they can’t look like a pro. Therefore, why not consider an attractive photo vest or a jacket? One model that’s sure to appeal to the adventurer in you is the black or khaki Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest. This 100-percent cotton vest has a webbed back and is available in most sizes. Best of all, with 21 pockets, there’s a place for a huge assortment of photo and non-photo items.

Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest

7. Cool Camera Straps

For the fashion-conscious photographer, there’s the fab Capturing Couture collection of camera straps, bags and accessories. The liberty patterned Capturing Couture Scarf Camera Strap serves double-duty as a neck warmer and strap. This decorative strap is 27" long, and has velvet end detailing.

Capturing Couture Harmony 2" Camera Strap

8. A Camera Bag

Complement your scarf camera strap with an equally festive Capturing Couture Longrock Fiesta Camera Bag that can hold up to 2 DSLRs, lenses and related accessories.

Capturing Couture Longrock Fiesta Camera Bag

9. Smartphone Accessories

Whether at holidays or just about any day of the year, photographers and non-photographers alike can be seen shooting with their smartphones. Expand their creative options with a few mobile add-on lenses and filters. Users of select iPhones will enjoy the red and black olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens that features fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lenses. Another good choice is the blue Mobi-Lens Wide+Macro Lens that clips onto the front and back of most devices and provides macro and close-up focusing capabilities.

ExoLens Lens System for iPhone 6

10. Photo Apparel

A happy photographer begins with happy feet. To keep those feet warm and comfy, be sure to get a few pairs of socks and related apparel. Let the world know you love photography with a red and white or black and white, 100-percent combed cotton Leica Lens T-Shirt.

Leica Lens T-Shirt

B&H hopes this list of suggestions for the non-photographer serves as a good starting point for this season’s gift list. Please share your thoughts and suggestions with your fellow gift givers in the Comments section, below. We’d love to hear your ideas!