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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for Photographers Under $50

by CreativeLive Staff
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If you have a photographer on your holiday gift list, we don’t have to tell you how expensive photography gear can be. It is often a real challenge to find something inexpensive that you know the shutterbug in your life will love. To help you stuff this year’s stockings, we put together a little list of photography-themed goodies – all for under $50. Between the classes and the gadgets, you are sure to find something awesome and affordable the photographer on your holiday gift list will use and appreciate in the year ahead.

1. Lighting and Posing for a Cinematic Portrait

This class teaches photographers how to add a whole new dimension to their portraiture through cinematic effects. Students learn how to create cinematic portraits by adding depth, emotion, and movement.

We've got a list of the best gifts for photographers for under $50. You'll find something awesome and affordable the photographer you love will appreciate.

2. Anything Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising produces gorgeous, high-quality printed photo goods. Celebrate the good work of the photographer on your list with a gift that features their work.

We've got a list of the best gifts for photographers for under $50. You'll find something awesome and affordable the photographer you love will appreciate.

3. Post-Processing Workflow for Portraits and Landscapes

Give the photographer on your list the gift of a good Photoshop process with Post-Processing Workflow for Portraits and Landscapes. In it, Blake Rudis shares his foolproof method for making great images in post.

We've got a list of the best gifts for photographers for under $50. You'll find something awesome and affordable the photographer you love will appreciate.

4. Casify Cellphone Case

Casify cases add additional utility and durability to the omnipresent cell phone – something everyone has.

We've got a list of the best gifts for photographers for under $50. You'll find something awesome and affordable the photographer you love will appreciate.

5. Exploring Low-Key Portraiture

In this highly-recommended class Chris Knight covers how to add big drama to dark portraits by maximizing the details

We've got a list of the best gifts for photographers for under $50. You'll find something awesome and affordable the photographer you love will appreciate.

6. Adorama Gift Card

You can’t go wrong with a gift card, especially when it is from the popular photography gear outpost, Adorama.

7. The Art of Body Language in Portraiture

Stacy Pearsall teaches students how see body language. It is an incredible life skill that also happens to lend authenticity to portraits.

We've got a list of the best gifts for photographers for under $50. You'll find something awesome and affordable the photographer you love will appreciate.

8. Cellphone Lenses

The best camera is the one you have with you. An even better camera is one with these handy accessories attached.

9. Mastering Blending Modes

It’s not boring, we promise. In fact, this class makes photo editing way more interesting.

10. Pocket Spotlight

Super small. Super practical. Like the lens, this cellphone accessory allows you to take even better photos on your phone than you could without it.

11. Creating a Realistic HDR Photo

This class helps students strike just the right balance with HDR photography.

12. Photojojo Shutter Remote

This super small remote lets you set up your shot, get in the frame, and snap a pic up to 30 feet away. The shutter remote offers more flexibility than a timer and is both iPhone and Android compatible.

Looking for a gift for another creative in your life? Check our our full selection of Holiday Gift Guides here:

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