Best Gifts For the Mobile Photographer

Advancements in the mobile photography arena has made it pretty easy to ditch your DSLR in favor of your lightweight and slim smartphone. World famous photographer Ed Kashi agrees, which is why he taught a class on Storytelling With Mobile Photography, you guys.

If you’ve got a mobile photographer on your holiday shopping list, and you want to help them level up their photo game this year, these are the gifts they need.

We wouldn’t judge if you also ordered a few items for yourself while you’re shopping. It’s better to gift and receive, right? Check out our picks for the mobile photographer below!

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Bonus: Creativelive

Obviously we had to throw ourselves in the ring here. Not only do we have the previously mentioned Ed Kashi class on Storytelling With Mobile Photography, but our founder and CEO, Chase Jarvis teaches an iPhone X class and Instagram influencer / mobile photographer Elise Swopes‘ shows students how to shoot and edit your mobile photos on-the-go.

1. Artifact Uprising

Not just for mobile photographers, Artifact Uprising is our favorite place to go to print photos online since they have photo books, prints, frames, and accessories to showcase your loved one’s photography. They have gift cards, too, so check it out!

2. Nomad Universal Cable

When you are a photog on-the-go you need to be able connect on-the-go too. This Nomad cable is practically indestructible and allows you to swap between Lightning, USB-C, and Micro USB plugs to charge all of your devices with just this single cable.

3. O-Series Super Fisheye Lens 

Any Moment mobile lens will be a great gift for the photographer on-the-go, but this super fisheye lens captures the biggest possible scene imaginable on a mobile phone. It’s crisp edge to edge and is perfect for taking photos and videos on almost any smartphone.

4. LitraTorch 2.0

Another handy thing to have on hand is a light for those dark and dim lighting situations. The second generation LitraTorch provides quality continuous light to get the shot you need in any situation. Plus, you can use on it on virtually any device, phone, DSLR, action cam or point and shoot.

5. VideoMicro Microphone

This tiny RODE mobile mic is all you need to capture quality sound whether you are indoors or outside. The worst thing for any videographer is when you capture beautiful video with subpar audio. Make sure the photographer on your list never has to ask a client to re-record – this $59 is a must-have audio campion.

Want more awesome gift ideas? Check out our CreativeLive Gift Guide and give the gift of creativity this year!

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