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We are always looking for gift ideas for the holidays. Photographers like photography related gifts, but sometimes it can be tough to convey the precise information. I’m here to help. Just print this article off and highlight all the things that would make a great gift for yourself.

In the age of the internet, it’s pretty difficult to tell if an image is “real” or not. Sure, that could be Brad Pitt at your local McDonalds, or it could just as easily have been cleverly edited by someone using Photoshop.

Almost never, however, is there a case where you say to yourself: is this a painting or a photo? Paintings are painted, photos are taken with camera, thus the differences are pretty stark. Yes, that is true, in most cases, but definitely not in all.

Photography Then And Now

The tangible inception of photography dates back to the 19th century, and this is one technology that has without a doubt revolutionized the way we see and experience the world around us. The earliest photographers used their cameras to document the horrors of war, capture special moments in history and create stunning portraits of Hollywood movie stars, politicians and other prominent individuals. Though time and incredible innovation has changed our tools dramatically over the years – from the Camera Obscura to the 4K technology of today – that undeniable sense of preserving precious moments and people in time, as well as the inexplicable connection of a photographer to their camera and the world around them – all remain prevailing truths about this art form that we are so fond of here at Henry’s.

2014 was a great year for both amateur and professional photographers. Technology continued to deliver exciting new innovations in the digital field, and photography soared to new heights on the wings of a drone. Cameras provided new ways to capture the skies above and the oceans below, and exciting accessories were born every day. Read on for some of our favourites…