Cool Photography Gifts for Adventure Photographers

We put together this list of cool photography gifts for adventure photographers so you can find the perfect gift for the photography lovers in your life. We’ve included a wide variety of gift ideas, from super affordable to don’t-tell-me-what-it-costs. There’s a cool gift for every photographer in here, so good luck with your hunt for the perfect gift!

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Washington Elopement Photographer

COOL PHOTOGRAPHY GIFTS FOR ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS

There are tons of cool photography gifts you could get for the adventurous photographer in your life. So many, in fact, that it’s probably overwhelming. Whether you’re a parent, a friend, a client, or an adventure photographer yourself, this list should help you narrow down the options and get inspired. All of these gifts are things we either have in our bag currently, have used in the past, or are still on our wish list. Hopefully you can find the perfect photography gift here, whatever your budget!

QUICK LINKS TO COOL PHOTOGRAPHY GIFTS BASED ON YOUR BUDGET:

  1. GIFTS UNDER $25
  2. GIFTS UNDER $100
  3. GIFTS OVER $100

Cool photography gifts under $25

SD CARD CARRYING CASE | $7.29

This may seem like an obvious gear item that every photographer already has, but you’d be surprised how many photographers have scary bad organization of their SD cards!

MICROFIBER CLEANING CLOTHS | $8.99

As an adventure photographer, you can never have too many of these in your bag! Dust, rain, greasy smudges from dog noses…there’s always something you gotta wipe off your lens, LCD screen, or camera body.

PORTABLE FIRST AID KIT | $13.65

Our little first aid kit has come in handy so many times during elopements and personal adventures. From sting relief wipes to bandages to tweezers for removing ticks, this little kit will come in handy a lot. And the best part is how small and light it is!

HEADLAMP | $14.96

If you’re an adventure photographer, you’re going to be hiking at night. Whether it’s on your way up to the summit for sunrise or hiking back down after sunset, a headlamp is crucial piece of gear. And having a backup or two for yourself and others is always nice.

THE BEST SD CARD | $23.20

It may not be the most glamorous gift, but as a photographer you can never have too many SD cards! This is our preferred SD card – it’s super fast, holds a TON of photos, and is very affordable. Better yet, get them two!

Cool photography gifts under $100

CAR 12V INVERTER | $29.99

We use this inverter all the time to charge our laptop and various batteries while on the go. Adventure photographers spend a ton of time driving to remote destinations, so the car kind of becomes a second home. This little guys helps you stay productive and prepared on the road.

*Image link is for Nikon*

WIRELESS CAMERA SHUTTER | $32.00

A wireless camera shutter allows photographers to take pictures with their camera remotely. It’s the perfect gift for adventurers who love astro photography, creating timelapses, or just taking super pro selfies. These shutters are made to work with specific camera brands, so make sure you buy the right one! We’ve included links to the three most popular systems.

PORTABLE SOLAR POWER BANK | $44.99

If you’re going backpacking or even just out for a full value day, this portable solar power bank could be a lifesaver. You can recharge phones, camera batteries, and more. It even has a built-in flashlight. And theoretically you’ll never run out of power as long as you have sun!

WALKIE TALKIES | $49.23

These walkie talkies were a game changer for us! Adventure photographers are constantly shooting in areas without cell service, so having reliable communication with your partner or clients is a must. We basically use these on every shoot and they’re perfect.

PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER | $49.99

This little bluetooth speaker is a power house for portable music. You can clip it to your backpack while you hike, it’s super light, and it’s waterproof. Pump the jams during a photo session or to keep the bears away on the hike down ;)

MUJJO TOUCHSCREEN GLOVES | $49.99

These are some seriously warm, seriously stylish gloves that allow you to keep touchscreen functionality. It’s a cool gift for adventure photographers who want to stay warm. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. 

GOPRO GIMBAL | $89.00

If the adventure photographer you know has a GoPro, this is a super cool gift that we’ll bet they don’t have. With this gimbal, they’ll be able to capture extremely smooth video while walking or running with their GoPro, opening up all new possibilities for their video making. 

SIRUI TRAVEL TRIPOD | $99.99

This is a fantastic lightweight travel tripod. It packs up to be under a foot when collapsed and weighs just 1.9 lbs! Yet it’s still very sturdy. It also comes with a ball head, so it’s ready to use right out of the box.

Cool photography gifts OVER $100

INTAX MINI INSTANT FILM CAMERA | $112.99

Okay, so this one isn’t exactly a necessary accessory for adventure photographers, but it is COOL. The instant gratification of holding in your hand a photo you just took is fun in a way digital photos can’t compare. Plus, the pics are great refrigerator decoration. 

DANNER MOUNTAIN 600 HIKING BOOTS | $125.97

These are THE BEST hiking boots! Both Gabi and I own a pair and they are beyond comfy to hike in and have lasted through a heavy year of photographing in the backcountry. Whether you get the suede or leather, you won’t be disappointed.

MOUNTAINSMITH BOREALIS BACKPACK | $187.46

This is hands down the best adventure camera backpack we’ve ever come across. Having used it for over 6 months now, we can’t think of a thing wrong with it. It was designed in partnership with Chris Burkard, one of the leading adventure photographers out there, so maybe that’s why. 

MAVIC PRO DRONE | $899.00

This one is quite a jump in price, but wow, if you want to get the ultimate cool gift this is it. The Mavic Pro is incredibly light and portable, easy to fly, and captures amazing photos and video. This is a bundle that comes with extra batteries, which you’ll definitely want. 

HOPE YOU FOUND A COOL PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT!

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The Foxes are Brandon and Gabi Fox, an adventurous husband and wife elopement photography team living and traveling in their DIY renovated 1972 Airstream. They are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states and beyond. Their work is best described as candid photography that captures couples as they are, where they are, blending images of love and natural beauty in the great outdoors. Wherever there are mountains, you’ll find The Foxes.

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