2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers | $500 and above

Christmas is just around the corner!! That means it is time to start thinking about gift giving, what you are going to buy that special loved one, and then buying gifts!

I have put together a selection of the best gifts to help make your holiday season a little less stressful.

This hand picked assortment is for if you want to go all out for that special someone in your life! This list is featuring the best gifts above $500 for the photographer or the photography lover.

If you haven't seen the other Holiday Gift Guides make sure to check out the

Under $100 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

$100 - $500 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

Holiday gift guide for the photographer 500+ by Bessie Young Photograpy Gifts for a photographer

$500+ | Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers:

1. A full frame camera! Yes!!

So this would be the mother of all presents for a photographer. I don't really know if you can get any better than this. There are so many different full frame cameras out there, but I am going to only give you two suggestions... make sure to do your research as this present will be over $3000.

 Sony A7rii or the Canon 5d Mk iv

2. Wide angle lens

So many photographers by themselves one nice lens and typically that is a documentary lens or a portrait lens; however, a wide angle lens is much needed for those epic portrait shots, or for the landscape photographer. Again, there are many different types of wide angle lenses. So make sure that it works with the camera. I am going to add the 2lenses that will fit the 2 cameras mentioned above.

Sony 16-35mm f2.8 or the Canon 16-35mm f2.8

3. Zoom Lens or a Telephoto Lens.

Zoom lenses are great for wildlife photography. You would want to make sure that it is 100mm+ . In my opinion you need something that will reach the 400mm range.

Sony G Master 70-200mm f2.8

4. Portrait lens

So if your photographer friend is looking at getting into portrait photography they need a 50mm or an 85mm lens.

Sony 85mm f1.4 , Canon 50mm 1.2, Canon 85mm 1.2 , Sigma Art 50mm 1.4

5. Filters

Filters filters filters! Do I need to say it again? Ok Filters!!! Seriously though, filters are something that are not necessary but truly make all the difference! ND filters, Gradient Filters, Polarizers, etc. They are awesome! So what filter should you get? Well, honestly, this one might be a better gift card option. It really depends on what your photographer friend shoots. If you were to choose one I would say a polarizer filter hands down. This is my go to filter for landscape photography.


6. Landscape Fine Art Prints

All photographers love photographs! Plus, it is always awesome to have inspiration hanging on your walls throughout your home in order to help inspire you to get outside and shoot :)

7. Amazon Gift Card

Sometimes gift cards are just better. This way you are insuring that they are getting the exact thing that they have always wanted and needed. Now amazon is an amazing place to get a gift card; however, for photography lovers you can also go to places like B&H Photo, Adorama, Horn Photo and so forth.

8. Of course a Bessie Young Photography Gift Card ;) I had to add this one :)



This list is meant to help you all with your gift giving this holiday season. Hopefully it makes it easy and you can now relax and enjoy the holidays a little more.

Merry Christmas!


Make sure to check out the other gift guides here:

Under $100 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

$100 - $500 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers





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