Christmas Gift Guide 2015: 15 gadget gift ideas for photographers

Spot-on gifts for happy-snapping camera fans

Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers

When it comes to camera kit it can be a real present-purchasing minefield. Don't know your prime from your telephoto? Baffled by bags? Confused by lens caps? Don't be.

Anything from this cracking compendium of trigger-happy tech will bring a smile to the face of photography fans - which, of course, they'll instantly be able to capture from several different angles, correctly exposed and beautifully-framed. 

Hey, who knows: maybe they'll do your next passport photo for free.

Weye Feye (£120)

XSories’ nifty product transforms a computer or Android or iOS device into a wireless remote control for DSLRs. Once connected, Weye Feye allows users to remotely adjust the camera’s ISO, white balance, aperture and focus from up to 80 metres away, as well as take photos and video clips.

Shots and footage captured can then be directly stored in the cloud, shared on social networks or moved to a mobile device or computer. It’s compatible with most Nikon and Canon cameras.

Buy the Weye Feye here

Pixelstick (£330)

Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers

Given that it costs as much as some cameras, you’ll have to really love someone to buy them this. Assuming that a) you do and b) you’re feeling flush, Pixelstick is the perfect gift.

Don’t be deceived by the name - this is no selfie-shooting bit of tat. Rather, it’s a light-painting tool capable of conjuring up the most incredible of images.

It’s remarkably easy to use: just stick an SD card into the Pixelstick’s lightweight body and its 200 RGB LEDs will display the image of your choice. Then wave it around while your camera is set to long-exposure mode and prepare to be wowed.

Buy the Pixelstick here

Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit (£74)

Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers

Apple might have stuck its best ever camera on the iPhone 6, but sometimes you need to get physical to get funky. With two add-on lenses that create brilliantly blurry borders impossible to re-create digitally, this creative kit will take iSnappers from new age novices to pro kit photogs in less time than it takes to snap a selfie.

Brought to you with Lensbaby’s famed photo smarts, it can be used to make everything from motion blurred sports shots to kaleidoscopic landscapes – all with your iPhone 6 (and it’s coming to the new models soon).

Buy the Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit here


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