7 Thoughtful Gifts to Get a Photographer for Valentine’s Day

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Make a Single Person Cry Day Valentine’s Day isn’t too far away. The photographer in your life (or you) probably wants something new and snazzy. But no one has to make their wallet cry: they just have to be thoughtful.

Here are a bunch of thoughtful gifts for Valentine’s Day.

A Giant Canvas Print

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Very few things can surprise a photographer like a giant canvas print of their own work. Seeing it in person vs. on a screen is a totally different experience. We recommend using a canvas because canvas prints work best in apartments due to their abilities to suck up light and not reflect it.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 90

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The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is a fun camera that pumps out business card sized Instax shots. Perfect for the party or just for fun.

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LumoPro LP-180

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Does the photographer in your life want to get into using lights on the cheap? The LumoPro LP-180 is durable, powerful, and simple to use. They’ll thank you; and so will their clients.

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A Glass Print


As an alternative to printing an image on canvas, one option is to print it on glass. Printing an image on glass is tough to do, but adds a beautiful piece of art to your home. Just make sure you mount it properly!

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Zack Arias’s Photography Q&A Book


If the photographer in your life needs some sort of motivation or a way to distract their mind but get back into focus, Zack Arias’s book of questions and answers will give them enough inspiration to get back on track.

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Lomography Diana F+

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Why the Diana F+? This camera has a pinhole feature that lets the photographer in your life shoot 120 film and pinhole exposures for some of the more experimental and creative shots that they’ll take. It’s all about fun with this camera.

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Business Cards from Moo

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Moo has loads of really cool templates for photographers and creatives in general to create better business cards. Our recommendation: get the cards with this snazzy case.

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.