Shutterbug Spring Gift Guide for Photographers

Spring has a way of inspiring artists, and photographers are no different. Many a shutterbug will be dusting off their camera gear right about now.

Is there someone important in your life, who loves to capture memories or make art with their camera? We have collected some wonderful spring sale gift suggestions to help cultivate their photography interest and make them feel more than a bit special.

These six gift ideas will suit every photographer and every budget: Check out the purpose-built travel tripod, which is great for traveling light. We have included some great hard drives and memory cards too because we know prolific photographers never have quite as much storage as they would like.

Whether your shutterbug is just starting out on their photography journey or they have all the camera gear you could imagine, any of the gift suggestions in this gear guide will make their day. We promise!


SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2

Get fast NVMe solid state performance in a portable, high-capacity drive that’s perfect for creating amazing content or capturing incredible footage. Easily clip the Extreme Portable SSD V2 to your gear bag or backpack with the drive’s handy carabiner loop. Up to 2m drop protection, IP55 rating for water and dust resistance, plus a 5-year limited warranty give you extra peace of mind.



Bay Photo Lab Wall Display Prints

Whether you’re freshening your walls for spring, or looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas, Bay Photo has you covered with 20% Off ALL Wall Displays! Includes their most popular products like MetalPrints, Framed Prints, Acrylic Prints, Canvas Wraps and more. Click here for the details, along with some additional inspiration.



BenQ SW271C Photographer Monitor

BenQ SW271C 27” 4K color accurate IPS monitor for photo-editing delivers confidence throughout the creative process. This hardware and software calibrated display boasts Delta E ≤ 2 color accuracy. Whether designing web content in sRGB, editing 4K video in DCI-P3/Rec. 709, or retouching photos in Adobe RGB, SW271C with AQCOLOR technology fully showcases content at its best.

SW271C has HDR10/HLG video support, USB-C connectivity, select SDI to HDMI device compatibility for video, and a shading hood. BenQ proprietary tech, Paper Color Sync empowers accurate print preview. Uniformity Tech ensures screen-wide consistency, and the Hotkey Puck G2 aids quick adjustments.



Datacolor ColorReader EZ

Datacolor ColorReader EZ allows you to capture color inspiration anywhere and color-coordinate your photo shoot seamlessly. Scan the flat surface of any color to instantly find its Savage Universal background color match, paint color match, plus precise RBG, Hex and CIE Lab color data for use in photographic and digital design workflow and for easy conversion to Pantone colors.

It has never been easier to transform your inspiration into reality. With just one touch, you can build your own color palettes, while also exploring complementary, triad, analogous or monochromatic palettes for set design. The tool lets you save and share your color matches with team members or clients for quick reference and future use.

Adding the ColorReader EZ to your workflow when setting up shoots ensures that wardrobe, backdrops, set pieces and prop colors are all coordinated for a cohesive look.

The portable, Bluetooth enabled device works seamlessly with the free ColorReader app and allows you to capture colors on the go if something spectacular catches your eye.

Retail Price $59 USD/$79 CAD



SLIK VARI CF-704 Professional Tripod Kit

The VARI CF-704 carbon fiber tripod is a 3-1 design for hybrid shooters that need a single tripod to quickly convert between still and video shooting. Taking advantage of the simple tool-free release mechanism, you can quickly switch between the standard carbon fiber center column, to the light-weight flat plate for low angle work, to the video bowl mount for quick horizon adjustments. In a matter of seconds, your VARI CF-704 tripod can morph between 3 different tripod styles to match your specific shooting need.

The Professional Kit includes the CF-704 carbon fiber legs, 3 center base-plate options, 3 foot options (standard, spiked, flat surface), stainless steel hook to increase stability and keep your bag off the ground, and a carrying case to hold it all.

The newly designed 25mm diamond-pattern carbon fiber tubes and precision milled aluminum body provides a lightweight system with maximum strength and durability. It weighs in as low as 2.8 lbs. (1295 g) while supporting 17.6 lbs. (8 kg). The CF-704 is a 4-section tripod with a folded height of 18.7 inches and a max height of 64.6 inches.

Additional features include a bubble level on the main collar to quickly set your horizon, an accessory port for extension arms that hold monitors, tablets, or other photographic accessories, and the newly designed “semi-ratchet” leg-angle lock mechanism that allows you to quickly and easily set your leg angles to one of 3 stable positions.



Sony Full Frame Cameras and Premium Lenses

The Sony Alpha mission is to give creators the power to realize their dreams. Take creative control and tell your story with the incredible image quality of Sony’s full-frame cameras and premium lenses. With Sony Alpha’s advanced technology, it’s never been easier to create what’s in your mind’s eye. See the complete list of cameras, lenses and accessories on sale now.