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2012 Photography Christmas Wish list

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?  Perhaps you’re in the market for a new camera?  Or maybe just some awesome photo related stocking stuffers?  Well you’re in luck!  I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite things for the 2012 Photography Christmas Wish list!

Drink coffee in the morning?  Then this Nikon coffee mug is for you.  It even has a working zoom!

 Nikon Coffee Mug with Zoom

And don’t worry Canon fans, there is a beautiful white Canon travel mug, just for you!

Canon Travel Thermo Mug

Do you love taking pictures with your iPhone?  Then this lens set is for you.  Not only does it give you a zoom lens, but a wide angle and macro too!  Instagram will be tons more fun with these accessories!

IPhone Lenses

This is possibly the cutest little retro camera necklace I’ve ever seen!  And for just $6, I feel like I NEED it!!

Retro Camera Necklace

Ladies, want to make your camera more feminine?  I know I personally don’t think the big black strap is all that pretty:)  Here is a beautiful rosette camera strap!

Organza Rosette Camera Strap

Are you interested in photography, but don’t know where to start?  Check out this book: Understanding Exposure.  It’ll help tie the pieces together and get you started on your way to taking amazing pictures!

 Understanding Exposure Book

This stocking stuffer is just in case you miss the old days of 35mm film!  This is a “toy camera” called a Holga.  They are really fun to play with and the look of the processed pictures is quite pretty!

Holga Toy Camera

I often get asked about camera bags.  This is my everyday purse… AND camera bag!  It holds my camera and my stuff and it’s stylish.  I highly recommend it.

Kelly Moore B Hobo

And because I’m in love with bags… I also have these two!!

Epiphanie Lola BlackKelly Moore Boy Bag

Umm… and one of these!  Ha! (I told you I like bags! And yes, I actually have two more but I’m ashamed to link to six different camera bags!!)

Shootsac

And, just in case you were REALLY good this year, Santa might want to bring you a camera.  Here are my recommendations for your list to the Jolly Old Man:)

For the beginner, I typically will recommend a Canon camera. 

The T4i is a great beginners camera.  With enough resolution to print wall paper, decent ISO performance, and full HD video capabilities; this camera is sure to please.

Canon T4i Camera

If you’re not quite ready to spend that kind of money yet, the T3i is $600 and a very nice camera as well.

If you’ll be taking portraits of people or pets, I highly recommend the 50mm f1.8 lens as your starter lens.  It’s only $110 and will perform very well without a flash.  Word of caution, this lens has a fixed focal range.  That means you’ll be zooming with your feet!

Canon 50mm f1.8

If you’re wanting a new camera to take pictures of your kids playing sports, then I would recommend a zoom lens.  Now, most people don’t have $2,000 to spend on a nice one, so please bare in mind that my recommendation is for OUTDOOR sports. 

This lens is the Tamron 28-300 mm f3.5-6.3.  This is a very cheap lens, however it performs well in good lighting (such as at a soccer game). 

Tamron 28-300

And finally, if you have a love for photography and want a nicer camera, go with the Nikon D7000.  It’s as close to a professional camera as you can get without paying the price, takes amazing pictures, and records full HD movies.

Nikon D7000

For lenses on the Nikon: 50mm 1.4, Tamron 18-270mm

For taking beautiful Christmas tree photos, fireworks, or even self timed family snapshots on Christmas morning, I recommend this Manfrotto tripod.  It’s strudy and compact.

Manfrotto Tripod

Best of luck with your Christmas wish list!:)

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