If it's hard to recognise your Mum unless she has a camera in front of her face, then she will love something from this list of Mother's Day ideas for photographer Mums!
1. Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom.
Because Mum should be in the photos too! This tripod is small enough to keep in the camera bag for shots which include the photographer, and is also useful for long exposure or night-time shots. The ball head means that the tripod will support the weight of a DSLR up to 3kg, although there is an even larger option which can support up to 5kg of weight! The design means that the tripod can either stand or wrap around an object for the best position.
You can buy this here for $88 AUD
2. Pimp My Mac Fr
How about a fun sticker decal for Mum's laptop? There are many different options on Etsy so you will definitely find one to suit your Mum's style! This cute polaroid camera decal only costs about $10.50 AUD and can be found here.
3. Lilah Snow 'Zoe' Camera Bag.
The best way to get Mum to keep taking those gorgeous photos is by making it easy for her to keep her camera with her. The Zoe camera bag is genuine leather and has a customisable padded interior so she can carry her camera, spare lenses and personal items.
You can use the code MUMSDAY to save $50 off any Lilah Snow Camera Bag until May 8th, 2016 which makes the Zoe only $269 AUD delivered via Express Post within Australia.
You can shop for camera bags here.
4. Expedition Vintage Camera Bookends.
For the photographer Mum who already has everything, how about these cute retro camera bookends? These would be great for holding up photo albums perhaps. One reviewer on Amazon even said that there was a secret compartment in the base where she hid lollies from her kids. Show me a Mum who wouldn't like that!
These quality bookends cost about $65 from Amazon.
5. A 'Nifty Fifty'
A new lens is likely to be at the top of Mum's list because, well, you can never have too many! If your Mum is still using the lens that came with the camera, you should open her eyes to the joy of prime lenses and you can start with something as inexpensive as a 'nifty fifty'. A 50mm lens, even at this entry level can give the lovely blurry bokeh in the background that everyone dreams of when they first buy their DSLR. Having a fixed focus forces you to move yourself and your perspective, rather than just zoom the lens, and this increases your creativity.
Of course, if your budget allows, there are limitless options for lenses, but you can get a nifty fifty for both Canon and Nikon for around $150 AUD.
What is on your photography wish list? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to see what you are currently wishing for (and I can add it to my wish list too!)
Emma Anderson. Creating, learning, growing and taking photos of it all!
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