10 Photography Gifts Under $400 for Your Loved One on Valentine’s Day

Here are some great photography gifts for the special photographer in your life.

Do you have a special person in your life who happens to be a photographer? If you’re on the hunt for a gift for your loved one Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place. We have rounded up 10 photography gifts any photographer would love. We’ve suggested everything from filters to tripods and camera bags to fun cameras you’ll be able to use together. Jump on past the break to see some hot photography gifts to consider picking up for your loved one this Valentine’s day.

Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System

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In our review, we said:

“Modern cameras and lenses can sometimes be too sharp and clinical. They lack the imperfections that sometimes give images unique optical characteristics. As a photographer who occasionally likes to introduce distortions and other lighting effects into my photos for added visual impact, the Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System allows it with ease and without having to juggle between different crystals and prisms in one hand while holding a camera in the other.”

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Buy now small: $99.95

Buy now large: $99.95

HY Magnetic Filter Holder System

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In our review, we said:

“H&Y knocked it out of the park with its K-Series Magnetic Filter Holder System. It marries innovative design with exceptional build quality. It’s a worthy investment for photographers in need of a versatile filter system.”

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Buy now: $185

Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay

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In our review, we said:

“For approximately $160, you’re getting solid image quality along with printability in a super small size from the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay. I can’t really find fault with it. It’s a beautiful camera that is simple to use.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $159

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6

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In our review, we said:

“For only a bit less than $130, you’re getting a solid camera. I like it. It’s plain. It’s everything most people will need. I really wish there was an option with full manual controls, but there isn’t. However, if you just want something for fun, the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 is the way to go.

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Buy now: $81.99

Tenba DNA 15 Messenger Bag

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In our review, we said:

“This bag is just about perfect for those who like to travel light, and the fact that it is TSA compliant is a huge bonus. Photographers who love going on photo walks with a small amount of gear will appreciate how comfortable the bag is, and for those who like to carry larger lenses (think 70-200mm f2.8), like sports or portrait photographers, you’ll appreciate how versatile this bag is.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $139.99

Don’t forget that books also make great gifts. There are tons of photography books that cover a wide range of topics from street photography to wildlife photography, and portraiture to photography culture. Be sure to consider some of the books here as they too are great photography gifts.

BAGSMART Camera Backpack

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In our review, we said:

“This is a fantastic camera bag all around. It can hold a lot of stuff, protect your gear, give you ample yet safe access, and is comfortable enough in most instances. It can also hold a heck of a lot of stuff. Whether you’re hiking or going about your business in the city, the BAGSMART Camera Backpack is a solid choice.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $59.99

Datacolor SpyderX Elite

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In our review, we said:

““The full calibration doesn’t take very long – in fact I’m very pleased to say this is the fastest Spyder I’ve ever worked with and is true to the company’s claims. It’s a major breath of fresh air.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $248.17

Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet – Small

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In our review, we said:

“If you have always wanted to have extra control over the edits you make to your images and don’t want to spend a ton of money on a tablet, the Wacom Intuos Pro Small might just be what you’ve been looking for. This tablet is feature-packed for the price, and it will allow you to make sophisticated edits effortlessly. The tablet and pen are well built, the wireless functionality is fantastic, and the levels of customization will really impress you.”

Brett Day – gear Editor
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Buy now: $237.49

3 Legged Thing Ray Tripod

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In our review, we said:

“The 3 Legged Thing Ray is stylish, easy to use, lightweight, and folds down into a beautiful compact unit that is easy to carry around. The Airhed VU ball head offers ultra-smooth operation and exceptional stability, even when under load.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $329

Vanguard VEO2 235CB Tripod

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In our review, we said:

“The Vanguard VEO 2 235CB is a pretty damned good tripod. It’s higher quality than many of the house brands retailers sell and Vanguard does it at a bargain of a price point. At a bit under $200, you’re getting a solid deal. If you’re a landscape photographer, travel photographer or an urban explorer, this is the tripod that you’ll most likely want to bring with you.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $199.99

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.