Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

Giant Lens Pillows Lack Sharpness but Great for Hugging at Night

If you’ve ever wanted a lens to hug at night but found your actual glass to be a bit uncomfortable, then these plush pillows are designed for you. Plushtography is a new company that makes these lens-lookalike pillows by hand using “fleece, felt, and a little bit of love”. You can buy a small prime pillow for $41 with shipping included or a pro zoom lens for $77.

Plushtography (via Photojojo)

“Striped Bird” T-Shirt for Film Shooters

When Lomography teamed up with Threadless for a t-shirt design contest back in 2008, nearly 400 photography-related designs were submitted. This one by Sebastian Guadarrama Gomez, titled “Striped Bird”, was crowned as the winner. You can check out all the other submitted designs here — there’s a lot of awesome ones that we’d love to wear.

Striped Bird [Threadless]

Buy this Canon 7D and 70-200mm Piggy Bank to Save Money

This Canon 7D and 70-200mm combo only costs $36 and helps you save money. How? Well it’s actually a fancy piggy bank! Like the Canon 350D and 24-105mm L piggy bank we shared last year, you use this one by shoving coins into the lens.
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How Elephants Take Self-Portraits

Lonely Traveller” is a new photography-related t-shirt for sale over on Threadless. Basically, elephants have nature’s version of the XShot Camera Extender.

Lonely Traveller (via Photojojo)

Twig Pod is a Tent Rod-style Monopod

The Twig Pod is a new lightweight aluminum monopod for compact cameras (not DSLRs) that collapses like a tent rod into four 8-inch segments. It has a pointy base that can be planted into the ground for hands free shooting. In addition to stabilizing your camera when propped up, the head also bends, allowing you to take self-portraits from further than an arm’s length away (two similar products are the XShot and QuikPod). You can pick up a Twig Pod for $28 over on Photojojo.

Stay Cool with this Canon Lens Fan

The lens mug craze seems to be cooling down, but now there’s another product on the market that can help you stay cool (literally): the Canon lens cooling fan. They’re powered by two AAA batteries and somewhat resemble the same Canon 70-200mm lens that the original mugs were based on. You can buy one for $5.60 with free shipping from DealExtreme.

Unique SLR Zoom Lens Shaped Handheld Cooling Fan (via Crave)

Store Your Treasures in this Polaroid Camera Locket

Etsy seller Mariko Carandang sells handmade jewelry, and one of her products is this small treasure locket that’s meant to look a little like the Polaroid SX-70.

The treasure locket is perfect for those of us who find and get attached to small objects that get lost in the bottom of a pocket or handbag, but don’t quite fit in a wallet. It will keep those trifling but meaningful objects close to you at all times. You can use it to carry a tiny photograph or a good luck charm. Keep a scroll of paper with your favorite quote on it– a quote you mean to live by.

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Cute Camera Pillow Boxes Made from an Old Photo Book

Flickr user Betty Ann recycled a photography book by transforming pages into these nifty pillow boxes, with each one showing a different camera. Stick a gift certificate to your favorite local camera shop into one and it’ll make the perfect gift for a photography-lovin’ friend! You can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own pillow box over on eHow.

(via Craft)


Image credit: Camera Pillow Boxes by b-a-boop and used with permission

A Camera Tape Dispenser for your Desk

Here’s a old-fashioned wooden camera tape dispenser that would make a cute gift and addition to a photography-lover’s desk.

Quirky and cute, this handy-dandy desk accessory is shaped like a small camera and doles out all the sticky transparent film you need for piecing together pages of paper or posting reminder notes on your computer monitor. When the included roll runs out, simply detach the magnetic knob at the back and slide another one on the reel.

You can pick one up for price of $22 over on ModCloth. It’s a pretty simple design though, so you could also try making your own!

Caught On Camera Tape Dispenser (via KEH Camera Blog)

Turn Photos into Personalized Envelopes

Mother’s Day is in just a couple of days, and if you’re planning on writing a letter for your mom, you can add an extra personalized touch by delivering it in an envelope made from your photographs (magazine pages work too). Tricia over at {every}nothing wonderful has a detailed tutorial teaching how to make them.


Image credits: Photographs by Tricia and used with permission