It’s hard to believe, but 2022 is drawing to a close. As the year winds down, our attention turns to our holiday shopping lists. To help make your holiday shopping a little easier, we’ve put together this ultimate photography gift guide for the music photographer in your life. Keep reading to see our favorite photography essentials and accessories.
With disposable cameras making a massive comeback over the year few years it’s become incredibly difficult to find them in stock. This little reusable model from Ilford is a super fun, pocket-sized option that’s great for small shows, behind-the-scenes action, and everyday use. This tiny camera’s reusability is a big plus that helps your wallet and the environment by minimizing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills.
Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filters | $69.99
Originally developed for cinematographers, these high-quality diffusion filters from Moment lend a dreamy, hazy glow to photography as well. Maintain crisp edges while adding beautiful bokeh and light diffusion to photos. In a concert setting, these filters create a pleasing retro look as the filter interacts with the venue lighting.
Prism Lens FX Starburst Filters | $69.99
Take an extra step for stand-out photos with Prism Lens FX Starburt filter set, which adds a distinctive starburst effect to any lightsource in the photo. These filters have been in high-demand and are frequently sold out, so we recommend checking out Prism Lens FX’s other filter options as well.
There are few things more frightening for a photographer than the prospect of losing images. This affordable, water-resistant memory card case makes that worry a thing of the past. With space for up to 12 SD cards, this tiny case is great for storing and organizing all the cards you need for a shoot.
This compact sling bag is a convenient way to safely transport your camera gear to and from a shoot. With space for a DSRL body, up to 4 lenses, and a 9.7” tablet, this small but mighty bag has plenty of space for daily use, while fitting snuggle against your back so you can easily maneuver in cramped photo pits.
This larger shoulder bag is great when you need even more space but still want to have your gear easily accessible. With room for two gripped DSLRs, 3 lenses, and a 15” laptop, this sleek but subtle shoulder bag is an awesome travel companion to ensure your gear stays organized and protected before, during, and after a shoot.
Ok, we’re a little biased here, but we think these presets are pretty great! With 17 color correction, color grading, and utility presets for Adobe Lightroom Classic and Mobile, this preset pack has everything you need to make editing concert photos as much fun as taking them.
Created in partnership with the legendary Magnum Photos cooperative, this 19 part course is a fantastic resource for photographers who are interested in long-term photographic projects and visual storytelling. This course is perfect for music photographers who want to further develop their portraiture, or publish a photo book.
Northeast Photographic Film Developing Gift Card | Pick your price
Film photography has continued its impressive comeback in 2022. But, over the last decade, many experienced film labs have closed their doors, making it harder than ever to find reliable providers of crucial developing and scanning services. For our film, we trust Northeast Photographic in Bath, Maine. They handle everything from 35mm up to large format film with a variety of professional developing and scanning options.
Sometimes music shoots demand a quick turnaround of the edited photos. Import photos directly to an iPhone or iPad with this portable SD card reader to deliver photos at lightning speed. Supports RAW files and JPEGs.
Anker Power Core 20100 | $49.99
It’s happened to everyone. You arrive at a shoot, turn on your camera, and see the dreaded flashing battery icon. If you’re lucky, you have an extra battery with enough charge. But that’s a risky gamble to take. Avoid having your shoots cut short by a dead battery with this handy portable charger. You can also use the Anker Power Core to charge your phone or tablet multiple times—making it an ideal addition to any kit for longer festival shoots or remote locations.