If you are like me, you already know what you are getting this year for Mother's Day . . . the same gifts as last year. My husband is not that creative when it comes to gift giving. I give hints but they literally bounce of the brick wall of his ears. Seriously, honey, if you are reading this, you need to step it up a bit.
I know camera gear can be quite expensive and while you may not want to purchase a new DSLR or lens, there are some wonderful photography accessories that are great gifts. There certainly is no shortage of photography-related gifts available for the moms in your life. If there are any other non-creative husbands out there who need a little push in the right directions, below is a list of some fabulous fits your PhotogMom will adore! Otherwise known as, things I would personally really like to receive!
Now , I am in serious NEED of a Reflector Stand . . . I can't even tell you how badly I need this little bad boy. I currently use my knee or my shoulder or my other free arm or a tree or a rock or literally anything I can get my hands on to prop this little baby up. Sometimes I can get my son to come along with me if I bribe him, but it's just not working, let me tell you. A reflector stand is the perfect gift to give a budding photographer.
Joby Gorilla Pod This mini-tripod is so cute! This bendable mini-tripod lets you attach your camera to almost anything! A branch, a chair and arm, the sky is the limit I believe though. The flexible legs wrap around to securely hold your camera in place. These mini tripods come in many sizes to hold a variety of cameras. Can you imagine the angles you can capture now!
Expo Disc I have been looking at these for quite some time now and have just not made the purchase. I know I am missing out on getting the perfect white balance. The Expo White Balance Filter is used to quickly set up your white balance on a shoot, or out in the woods. It will really help me when I get home as I will not longer have to edit for white balance!
Kelly Moore Bags are one of the best gifts you can give a mom to carry around her valuable and precious equipment. Besides that, they are super adorable and come in so many different styles and colors. I totally NEED a new bag since I sold my camera bag because it was too small! Camera bags are resemble purses and are a great gift for your photographer mom to carry around her gear without letting everyone know she's carrying around a bag of gear.
Spyder 4 Express Now, this one is not a must have for right now, but it is something to keep in the back of the mind r on the bottom of the list. This fantastic tools helps calibrate your monitor. If you feel like the colors on your display are not just what they should be, the Spyder 4 Express can guide you to calibrating your monitor.
Really, if you want to take your images to the next level. PhotoShop up people! I have yet to take the leap as I am very comfortable with LightRoom and love and adore it so very much. But, I think I am ready to move on over this year. That doesn't mean abandon LightRoom, it means just add another tool to your array.
Wearables How cute is this?! There are so many fun t-shirts out there. Buy one!
There is so much information out there, everywhere and it can get confusing as to what are the best guides around. Here are a few of my favorite books.
Check out your local area to find out what is available. There are workshops and sessions all over our nation. Surprise your wife with a weekend of snapping away.
With no grumbles! Get the family together in their Sunday best and go off to a fun location and get some family photos taken, by mom of course!
No matter how you honor your mom this Mother’s Day, I hope you give her the love, attention and pampering she deserves!
DISCLOSURE: This is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any sponsors. I just love these products.