Need a gift for the photographer in your life? The Exposed DC holiday gift guide is here to help, with gifts picked by actual photographers (not by advertisers!). So just like last year we implore you to put down the camera lens mug, or the Polaroid toilet paper roll – an actual gift received by this Exposed DC writer last year – and get them something useful. Also be sure to check out last year’s list. We tried not to repeat too many things.
We know that buying for photographers is not easy, as we are very particular people. Well meaning friends and family often want to buy us something photography-related for the holidays. Since they don’t know exactly what to get, photographers often end up receiving camera lens mugs, camera ornaments, and an assortment of other items that, while very nice, aren’t particularly useful. We are here to help! We merged our collective wish lists and asked photographers what they’d want, and here are the results:
The Exposed DC Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers, by Photographers
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Panoramic photographs: Ask most people how to make one, and they’ll say you splice several digital shots together in Photoshop, or, if your camera allows, use a built-in digital stitch and sweep the scene. But as with most things digital there was first an analog solution. Enter the swing-lens panoramic camera, a camera I’ve found to be an indispensable tool.
If a swing-lens camera has you scratching your head, you’re not alone. A more obscure camera, it was mainly used for landscapes and group portraits before the digital revolution came along and displays started needing higher resolution than a cropped 35mm frame. [Read more…]