The holiday season is upon us again and with that comes the pressure of finding the perfect gift for that special photographer in your life. But don’t fret! ONA has compiled an all-inclusive gift guide courtesy of some of your favorite ONA photographers. Here are some recommendations for your favorite shutterbug, or perhaps for your own wish list. Happy holidays!
Dan and Paola recommend the Shoulderpod S1 Smartphone Rig ($35) for the on-the-go photographer.
DR: “This is a fantastic stocking stuffer that functions as an adjustable smartphone tripod mount (it even fits the iPhone 6 Plus), a filmmaker grip (really useful for shooting handheld behind the scenes or hyperlapse videos), and a stand for viewing or shooting (if you don’t have a tripod with you). It takes up very little space in your bag, so you’ll always take it with you.”
PF: “My iPhone is my ‘go to’ camera for everything and this is the perfect add-on to it! I have no doubt that it will bring me a whole new level of speed and clarity.”
Long recommends the ONA North Sound Pouch ($149) for the iPhotographer.
“I have so many small accessories at the moment. Especially, mini lenses for iPhotography. The North Sound will also fit perfectly in my current Brixton and for iPhotography, I don’t even need to bring my bag.”
Pei recommends the Lomography Petzval Lens ($599) for the fancypants photographer.
“The Petzval lens is a modern remake of an old Hungarian portrait lens that was groundbreaking in its day because of its optical array. The reintroduction of these lenses allows photographers today to capture portraits with the same unique bokeh and swirly background feel of the original lens. It would be a fun addition to any photographer’s gear bag.”
Jennifer recommends the Holga 15B Manual Flash with Colored Filters ($13) for the no frills photographer.
“I love throwing this guy on my Fuji Film XE-2. It always adds a little something extra to my snapshots!”
Othman recommends the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai Film Scanner ($380) for the photographer who still shoots film.
“Over the last year or so, I’ve fallen back in love with the joys of shooting film. Being able to scan my own negatives — as well as the ones from my youth — and printing those moments, is a magical journey I believe every photographer should experience.”
Pat recommends the Apollo Dress Shirt ($98) for that particularly sweaty photographer.
“While a dress shirt seems like a boring pick, one not nearly as interesting as a new camera, the Apollo dress shirt by Ministry of Supply is surprisingly filled with just as much technology as your favorite DSLR. The Apollo shirt is made from what Ministry of Supply calls “phase change materials,” a technology adapted from spacesuits. What this means is that while you’re out shooting on the hottest days of summer your shirt will store excess body heat away from you, enabling you to easily adapt to your environment. What does that mean for you? No more sweating. Pretty cool, right?”
Jacintha recommends the Photojojo Handleband Bike Mount ($20) for the photographer / cyclist.
“When I’m cycling in London I’m constantly reaching for my iPhone. To take a photo, make a little video, read incoming texts or check directions on Google Maps. This Handleband Bike Mount is just what I need.”