Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 4 : It’s All In Your Hands – Phone Photography

Hope you had some Black Friday luck in shopping, and are ready for Cyber Monday!Some sweet deal out there, but the current models of things are a bit elusive in those sales. Oh well.
Now for the current Gift Guide:

We’ve moved past the question about point and shoot cameras V smartphones.
Game over.
So as the phone in your hands is the primary snapshot tool, you have to do what you can to bridge the gap from high end compact cameras and the phone.
Don’t want to take anything away from the fine entries from Sony like the RX100II, the Nikon A, or Canon’s latest G-series.
But the iPhone is sweet (like the HTC, LG, Samsung, Huawei). And the video functions are fun. And I can share directly to all social media with simplicity and no 3rd party interface site.
So lets look at some at some cool items to help make your iPhonography gift list, more complete.

Lets start with the cases.

Speck has been protecting my laptop for years, so when the “Bendgate” furor began, they came up with a solution fast.
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Black Friday Photo Gear Links 2014

Before we continue on our gift guide, there are some items you are already looking into, and there ares some deals you may want to take advantage of tomorrow.
Of course there will be Cyber Monday!
Some of the places with special Black Friday links all listed:
SAVE $2300 at BH on this Hasselblad!

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First up is the photogs happiest place on earth! B&H

Needs some media cards? Always. SanDisk at Amazon :Sandisk Media Cards
Lexar your jam? Try this link

From ThinkTank:
25% off our fave photog messenger bag-
CityWalker Series

And, when you buy a Think Tank Photo rolling camera bag you are eligible to receive their new “Road Warrior Kit,” a $44.98 value, for free! The kit consists of ten Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder (holds up to eight AA batteries), and a Small Travel Pouch.

Love our Olloclip phone lenses and now there is a sweet deal on them.

Maybe you need some big hardware? Try my favorite places OWC, and MacMall
And Adorama has some sweet deals as well.

And even Adobe is adding something extra to your purchase of Creative Cloud subscriptions

What am I buying? media cards, since so many things are using micro-sd now, hard drives, enclosures to put full hard drives in for storage, possible laptop. And gifts for a tight group.
Cyber Monday will slide the cc again, no doubt.

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: The Beauty of the PhotoBook!

The list of items you can wrap now moves into a more classical vein. A book!
You may learn from them, be inspired, be moved, motivated, or just enjoy the images that you share without being logged on.
I’m a voracious collector of books, and have just one pet peeve: when images are split between 2 pages and the image ends up cut in the “gutter” or center of the book. My feeling is either make the image smaller or the book bigger.
Most of these books pass that criteria, but there will be image exceptions.

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Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: The Extras They Need

Let’s continue on with some more gifting ideas, taken from our real world usage of this gear.
We can call them accessories, but these are some needed items for the photographer.
Hmmmm….. difference between need and want? Not for me to say.

Let’s start with gifting the portrait shooters using speedlights and recco of a couple of cool Lighting Modifiers:
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Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Part 1: GoPro or GoHome

Ahhh yes, it’s that time of year again!
Gifting for others, self gifting, deals aplenty, and the economy moves forward.
But how to discern the right goodie to get?
We’ve been looking at a ton of good through the year and will let you know what we feel is worth your time, and wrapping expertise.
Today starts the posting of the Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide with Part #1, and in a shift from all photography, this time we’ll start with GoPro products. This is one piece of gear that should be in your kit, and the accessories that are available should make the recipient a creative wonder. Or delight them as they open the package.

First up this year is one of the best tools we’ve seen in awhile: the 3 Axis stabilizer from DSLR Pros. Using a GoPro 3 or above, this trick bit of cool gear makes handling a tiny camera, making pro smooth moves an easy task.

About $350.
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