Explore the top gifts and accessories of 2023
In this article, we’re gonna look at some of the best creator gifts and accessories of 2023. Maybe you need to find a last-minute present for that photographer friend, or maybe you just want to “treat yo’ self” this holiday season? Here’s a list of affordable gift options for all kinds of creatives.
The Canon Selphy CP1500 is a super compact photo printer that’ll get you over the dread of printing your memories. Let’s face it, it’s not a photograph until you actually have a print in your hands. The CP1500 is super sleek, connects wirelessly to just about any device, and leverages Canon’s long history in printing to deliver stunning results. The Canon Selphy CP1500 makes for a great gift for just about anyone.
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The Rode Videomic GO II has a small footprint but does the job of audio capture really well. It’s a lightweight, directional microphone that can be used on your camera in the field or right at home. At just under 90g and without needing a battery, it’s a convenient way to bring more quality to the video you’re capturing. The Rode Videomic GO II is a great gift for those getting started with video.
The Manfrotto Element MII is an inexpensive tripod solution that keeps a low profile and keeps your small or medium-sized camera stable. Let’s face it, gimbals get a lot of attention in the camera space but sometimes a simple tripod is all you need. From landscapes to astrophotography, the Element MII will help you land the shot without breaking the bank. A tripod is a great gift for any photographer or videographer who is just starting, or is well seasoned.
The Lume Cube Broadcast Lighting Kit is a bi-colour, adjustable LED attached to a telescoping stand. What separates this from cheaper knockoffs is the quality of the light and the overall durability. Being able to move between 15 to 75cm and rotate 360 degrees means that you can position the light exactly where you need it for your next conference call or live stream. While a little unexpected, the Lume Cube Broadcast Lighting Kit is something that’ll get the job done.
The Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II almost has as many pockets as letters in its name. This modular backpack is built to last and provides easy access to all your gear. You can store your 15” laptop, customize the internal layout, and throw on the all-weather cover to keep you valuables safe. If you’re in need of a proper camera bag, the Lowepro Protactic BP 450 AW II is something worth testing out.
Whether it’s Canon, Sony, or Nikon, there’s value in having a 28mm prime lens and it’s become even more affordable to add one in your kit. The 28mm perspective is something that’s quite ubiquitous in the world of street photography, but shines in all kinds of situations. While 35 and 50 get all kinds of attention, I think this year we gotta give some love to the 28mm focal length and getting started has never been easier.
Want to learn more? Explore the Pros and Cons of Zoom & Prime Lenses.
The Joby Gorillapod 3K inevitably makes every list because it just delivers. This flexible tripod can support—as the name suggest—up to 3kg of camera goodness and can be moulded into just about any position you like. Made from professional-grade machined aluminum, the Joby Gorillapod 3K is a solid gift for anyone looking to bring more variety to their shots.
Film photography has blown up over the years and while it may not be as affordable as it once was, it’s still one of the most enjoyable forms of photography. Look, no film photographer is gonna be upset with the gift of 35mm negative film. With the Henry’s Price Beat policy and in-house film development, you’ll get the best price on the best film and development.
Get back to the basics with negative film. Learn about Experimenting with Colour to Make a Lasting Film Image here. Or shop from our extensive offering of Film Cameras and cartridges.
The Rode Wireless GO II Mic System is a tried and tested microphone solution for creators at home and on the go. This kit includes one receiver and two transmitters, making it s great way to capture solid audio during interviews. The Rode desktop app also makes it simple to download your files, manage your settings, and keep your gear up to date. One of the secrets to great video is great audio, and the Rode Wireless GO II Mic System makes for an easy way to capture your audio at a high level. The Rode Wireless GO II System makes for a great gift for the videographer in your life!
The Westcott Basics 2-Light kit is an LED soft box solution that makes it incredibly simple to bring off-camera lighting to your work. This kit packs 2 500W constant lights, an octa box, a soft box, and 2 stands; everything you need to get started with lighting at home. With the Westcott Basics kit, you can really start experimenting with lighting recipes without the need for remotes or batteries and with a lamp life of 20,000 hours, you can light for years to come!
Learn more about video lighting by reading our “Introduction to Video Lighting” blog.
There’s our list of the best gifts and accessories for the year. Now, in the off chance you didn’t find something that speaks to you from this list, check out the Live Chat on Henrys.com or visit your local Henry’s store to speak to an expert today.
If you are looking for a new camera to go along with all this great gear, take a look at our Best Cameras of the Year.