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If you’re looking for the right gift for a traveling photographer this summer, there are plenty of choices here. Browse through our finds to see the newest innovations in brilliant lighting, eye-popping lens filters, stunning panoramic shot-makers, effortless instant cameras and more.
Lomography Sprocket Rocket 915
Get breathtaking endless panoramic shots complete with exposed sprocket holes for a retro analog style with the Lomography Sprocket Rocket 915. Perfect for hiking the summer’s most beautiful settings, this camera is durable and ready for exploring. You can even merge your panoramas together and mix them up with multiple exposures for unique artistic blends. Buy it here.
Lume Cube AIR LED Light
Brighten up your next vacation photo session with the Lume Cube AIR LED Light, the most compact professional lighting solution available. Weighing in at only 2 ounces, you can pop it in your pocket and head out on the trails. The Lume Cube is compatible with Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji, Canon, Sony, GoPro and Smartphones, and works for both photos or videos. Choose from four adjustable lighting settings up to 1,000 lumen. Waterproof to 30 feet with built-in magnets for easy mounting in countless places. Comes with two light diffusers (white and warming), a Micro USB recharge port and a one-year warranty. Watch the company’s video for ideas here. Buy it here.
JOBY Gorilla Pod
Use it as a tripod to mount cameras, lights or other devices weighing up to 3 kg (or 6.6 pounds) on the flexible JOBY GorillaPod – or pull all three legs together and bend in for a selfie stick. The GorillaPod gets you shots from the best possible angles as the rubberized, wrappable legs can be molded and twisted to stretch around tree branches, hang from doorways, or stand still to hold your devices stably in place for your shot. Light, compact and sturdy, you can easily take it with you anywhere you plan to shoot. Buy it here.
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Polaroid Pop 2.0 2-in-1 Wireless Portable Instant Camera
Polaroid is celebrating their 80th anniversary with gifts for their fans, like this retro modern Polaroid Pop 2.0 2-in-1 Wireless Portable Instant Digital Camera. Enjoy vivid color photos taken with the 20 mega-pixel lens, or record great summer times with friends with the built-in speaker and mic for videos. With LCD touchscreen display, built-in Wi-Fi and its own image editing suite, you can add shapes, stickers, emojis and notes to your pics as much you wish. Then connect your Polaroid Pop to a Smartphone, tablet or laptop, to upload your pics to Instagram or print them out in the iconic 3.5 x 4.25″ Polaroid border format. Available in six colors. Buy it here.
Peak Design Leash Camera Strap
The Peak Design Leash Camera Strap can be adjusted to hold your camera as a shoulder strap, neck strap or sling, with premium materials ensuring maximum comfort in each arrangement. Don’t expect any frills here – Peak is made for the “true gear minimalist.” Roll it up to tuck it easily into your pocket when not in use. It’s light as a feather! Works with Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Canon, etc. Can be used to carry not only cameras but tripods, binoculars and more, or use it as a stabilizing strap for making shaky video nice and smooth. Available in ash or black. Buy it here.
x2 CPL Circular Polarizing Filter for Camera Lenses
Eliminate glare and limit reflections in photo shoots, especially when you’re photographing the highly reflective ocean beauty of your vacation travels (or any other setting with the tendency for bright or frequent reflections). The x2 CPL Circular Polarizing Filter for Camera Lenses scratch-resistant glass with durable weather sealed construction. Comes with a lens cloth. Buy it here.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
There’s nothing easier for taking pics on vacation than the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera. Just power it on and it instantly finds the ideal brightness for your setting, lighting up the setting for the proper lamp on the dial – indoors/nighttime, shady/cloudy, partly sunny or bright sunlight. When you’re ready to take your picture, just turn the dial and snap! Need a close-up? Get clear and detailed pics as near as 35 cm away. Available in five gorgeous colors. Buy it here. Prefer a full kit with extra film and supplies? Try this Deluxe Bundle.
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Keep your camera lenses clean without the risk of scratches while wiping germs and bacteria away. MagicFiber’s Microfiber Cleaning Cloths are large enough to cover your entire camera and easily dry things off in a sprinkle of rain. Wash and reuse each cloth up to 500 times. Made of premium lint-free microfiber; each one comes with a protective frosted zip pouch. 90 days satisfaction guarantee. Buy it here.
LensPen NLP w/Elite Cleaning Pen for Lens
The LensPen NLP w/Elite Cleaning Pen for Lens removes particles of dust, smudges, fingerprints and spots from your lenses anytime, anywhere. One end has a microfiber disk full of dry lens cleaner and the other has a retractable brush. A gentle twist of the cap and you’re ready to clean the disk. Easy to use, extremely affordable and super lightweight to carry along on photography adventures. Buy it here.
ICE 77mm LiPo Filter Light Pollution Reduction for Night Sky/Star 77
Astrophotographers take heart! Now you can get your stunning night sky shots again without light pollution washing the stars away. Whether its the Milky Way over the Grand Canyon or the Northern Lights over Finland, stargazers and astrophotographers can pop the ICE 77mm LiPo Filter Light Pollution Reduction for Night Sky/Star 77 on their cameras for their clearest and most breathtaking sky pics ever. Maintains true color spectrum while blocking out sky glow and comes with a plastic case. Buy it here.
So what do you think of our gifts for summer vacation photos? Let us know in the comments below which ones you’ve tried, which you’ll be buying and anything we missed that you think belongs on our next gift guide. Happy shopping!