Best Gifts For Photographers in 2018

If you need a gift for a photographer, this list of suggestions from photographers using Format will definitely hit the mark.

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With the holidays just around the corner, we know you might be pulling your hair out trying to figure out the perfect gift for your photography friends and fam. Or maybe you need some holiday goodies to help you step up your photo game in 2019. Either way, search no more.

We partnered with some of our favorite brands to present a guide with some great gift ideas to make shopping this holiday season a whole lot easier.

Check out our ultimate 2018 holiday gift guide for photographers:


Made with incredible precision and quality, Moment’s lenses are a must-have for shooting images with your phone. They say that the best camera you can have is the one you have with you at that moment, and your phone is always with you! With lenses that range from wide to telephoto, superfish to macro, and their newest anamorphic lens, you will love the amount of detail and depth you can get with these lenses.

Head here to get a 10% discount on Moment’s products.


Handcrafted from full-grain Italian leather that has a gorgeous, ONA builds incredible camera bags that combine practicality and style. You can comfortably pack your camera gear, laptops, and accessories, making it a great bag for photographers on the go.

Use the code ‘Format15’ to get 15% off ONA’s bags.

Alex Strohl’s Adventure Photography Workshop

Alex Strohl is one of our favorite travel photographers, causing severe wanderlust with his outdoor photography. His photos have been featured everywhere from National Geographic to Forbes and Vanity Fair. Gift yourself or your photog friend this workshop that covers everything from how to shoot and edit, to the nitty-gritty of running your own personal photography business. If you’re anything like us, at one point or another, you’ve dreamt of being a globe-trotting adventure photographer—well, here’s your chance to have a pro show you the ropes.

Get $50 off Alex’s workshop here.



Tripods are one of the most essential products in a creator’s toolkit. With a robust and sturdy build and more flexibility than a chimpanzee, you can set one of JOBY’s Gorrilapod tripods on any surface to get that perfect shot for your photos, timelapses, long exposures, and more! And yes, JOBY makes tripods for mobile devices and your DSLR.


Nomad is much more than a brand name. As a company and a team, they believe in owning fewer things, being resourceful, and seeking adventure. This is the very core of their product vision: creating minimalist, practical tools that keep you powered on the go. All of their mobile accessories are built from the ground up. Materials selection is core to fulfilling their product promise of true portability, so they choose only the lightest, thinnest, strongest materials to suit their designs, which makes a big difference when you’re carrying up to 20lbs of gear.

Use the code FORMAT20 to get 20% off Nomad’s highly giftable products.

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality, customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials. Signature products include the Layflat Album touting ultra-thick pages and foil-stamped covers, textured matte Everyday Prints, and line of customizable frames.

Use the code FORMAT10 to get 10% off Artifact Uprising products.


Meural has set out to democratize art. They believe art is for everyone, and are dedicated to bringing it into homes in all shapes and sizes. To do so, they combine the best of art, technology, and design to create products that make us feel something. They make sure artists are properly compensated and support them at every step in their career.

Still searching for present inspiration? Format portfolios make excellent gifts for photographers shooting both film and digital.

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