It's the week you've all been waiting for. A time to be thankful and an opportunity to shop at a discount. I've found some fun ideas for gifts for the photographer, child or friend in your life. The fun part? Most of them are already on SALE!
Have you ever heard of Amazon Mom? It is a program through my favorite place to show online (AMAZON!) that allows you to get free shipping for up to three months. Click here to find out more! I've been using this for the past 9 months and have many friends that enjoy it too. Despite the name, you don't have to be a Mom to register. Check it out!
2. The New Kindle! It's still a popular item and now with this low price of only $79, it is an amazing gift to give someone who loves to read. Also, consider this a great gift for anyone in the military. I purchased this for my husband who doesn't always have access to electricity. The battery life can last up to a month!!
3. The LeapFrog Learning Tablet is listed as one of the top gifts for kids ages 4-9 this year. It even has a camera in it! I've heard great reviews about this and find it as the #1 seller in quite a few categories. There are two colors available for this (green and pink).
4. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens is a great deal for around $100. If you're looking for sharper images and love a little blur around your subject, start here. This is the perfect gift for a friend! If you're looking for the 1.4, it's about $200 more and a great buy. You can find the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 here.
5. I realize this isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of photography, but it's one of my favorite cookbooks ever. I bought The Pioneer Woman Cookbook last year for my Mother, Grandmother and Aunts and Uncles. Let me just say that everyone loved it and we're all ready for her next release in March. This is a wonderful gift for under $20 and I have yet to meet someone who doesn't love these recipes! The pictures in here are amazing and it's just plain fun to cook out of it.
6. Spyder 3 Express is a fantastic tool for photographers! I get a lot of questions about how to calibrate monitors and this is a wonderful way to do it. From the product description: The Datacolor Spyder 3 Express adjusts the color on your monitor so your photos appear more accurately. Easy-to-use right out of the box, this award winning proven technology helps you calibrate your display - just like professionals. There's a reason your on-screen colors aren't always true. Chances are, your monitor color is the problem, not your camera or your printer. The Spyder 3 Express is an revolutionary simple monitor color correction tool that automatically adjusts the color of your monitor so what you're seeing is more true. It is designed for Photo Enthusiasts, Advanced Amateurs, Passionate Photographers and DSLR users of all kinds.
7. Lightroom 3 is of course on our list! I can't recommend this program enough. Lately Amazon has been offering a pretty sweet deal on it and hopefully still is. If you're a teacher or student be sure to check out the Student and Teacher Edition for a steal of a deal! Please know that we're here to help you learn Lightroom and want to make it fun for you. Also, as of yesterday Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 was on 50% off (only $49). Enjoy the savings! UPDATE: Lightroom is only $99 TODAY 11-25. When you go to the page, look to the right and you will see $99!!
8. The Apple iPod touch is another favorite this year! From the description it states: "The iPod touch has 8 GB capacity for about 2,000 songs, 10,000 photos, or 10 hours of video. Now available in black and white, iPod touch includes iOS 5 with over 200 new features, like iMessage, Notification Center, and Twitter integration. Send free, unlimited text messages over Wi-Fi with iMessage. Record HD video and make FaceTime calls. Visit the App Store to choose from over 500,000 apps. iPod touch also features iCloud, which stores your music, photos, apps, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. The iPod touch has 8 GB capacity for about 2,000 songs, 10,000 photos, or 10 hours of video."
9. This isn't found on Amazon, but these are AMAZING. Who doesn't love a bag like this! These can be found here and include bags for men and women! The bags range from $159-$249.
10. Zach has helped my business for the past year and has been a huge encouragement to me. I highly recommend his ebooks and advice! He really has so much to offer Photographers and his information is 50% this week! Some of his ebooks include: Photography Blog Success and the Photography Web Marketing Guide. Click here to visit Photography Web Marketing Guide.
BONUS GIFT IDEA: My good friend and smart business woman, Shannan Painter, is having an amazing birthday sale today! Check it out at www.accountingforphotographers.com. Enjoy 30% off with the code "30onme". Happy 30th Birthday, Shannan!
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