Photography Gifts for Dad


Looking four that hard to find gift for a photographer, or Dad, or do you have a Dad photographer that is hard to find a gift for?

Here are a few of our staff recommendations:

The New Manfrotto Compact tripod.  This little guy is lightweight and robust.  There are three models, with different heads.  Able to hold most pocket cameras or DSLR cameras with a standard to medium weight lenses.

White Advanced TripodThe MK Compact Advanced tripod is top if the line.  The dual pan handle head allows you to shoot horizontal or vertical shots, and use the appropriate handle to pan with the action.  It uses the Manfrotto 200PL quick release, which is the most popular quick release they sell.   Available in BLACK and WHITE

Red Action Tripod

The MK Compact Action tripod sports a dual use head.  It can be used for still cameras, and the single handle is used for panning and tilting the camera in a 360 degree ball head fashion.  Flip a switch on the side and the head is a video head, using the handle for panning and tilting only.   Available in RED, BLACK and WHITE.

Pink Compact TripodThe MK Compact Light Weight tripod is the smallest and lightest.  It has a ball head and is available in WHITE, PINK, RED, and BLACK


The stone bag is next because it gives you a place to stow small items, or a shelf to use for holding things.  Changing lenses, filters, holding the light meter, your cellphone etc, etc. It can be left on most of the time and will fold up with the tripod.

utility apron

utility apron

Manfrotto makes a utility apron that is larger than the stone bag, and has dividers inside to keep your filters and lenses and stuff from rubbing or bumping.  Easy to attach and detach straps make this easy to put on and leave or, or take off when needed.

Not every gifts has to be tripod related, but on this site it will have to at least be photo related:

nikon mugBrandon is our graphics artist on our sister site and has a rally cool Instagram account about his travels and old cameras (click here for his Instagram page).
He used several of his Instagrams  to make the Nikon Instagram Mug.  This is a 15 ounce mug; the Instagram pictures are black against the white background.  It is dishwasher safe, and is made of heavy ceramic for years of use. Click here to buy Nikon Instagram Mug.

Or you could always make your own, using your own photos.  Click Here to go to that page.

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