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10 Great Outdoor Photography Gifts Under $100

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Join a Muench Workshop and explore the world with your camera.

Marc Muench, Andy Williams, and David Rosenthal are passionate about photography and teaching. They host workshops all over the world specializing in wildlife and landscape photography. They put together a list of 10 great photography gifts under $100 (and we’re smitten to be included in that list)!


10 Great Photography Gifts Under $100
reprinted with permission by Muench Workshops

It’s the gift-giving time of year, so we thought we’d put together a list of some of the coolest photo gifts for the outdoor photographer that you can give or put on your own list for Santa Claus or Hanukkah Harry! We don’t receive anything for recommending these items, we use them ourselves and love them enough to recommend them to you and your friends. Share this post with the spouse, significant other, or family members of your photography friends – they’ll be very grateful!

Enjoy (gift-giving) photography,

- Andy, Marc, & Dave

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Neos Overshoes are easy to pack, quick to put on and take off, and dry quickly.

Neos Overshoes - A great invention, these super light waterproof overshoes go over your boots and keep you dry and toasty warm even when standing nearly knee-deep in icy water.

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Rent a lens/camera raincoat to see if you like it before you purchase one for yourself or as a gift.

Lenscoat Raincoat - A must-have for the outdoor photographer. We love the weather protection this little sleeve gives when caught out in the rain. The medium size will handle most DSLRs and medium lenses (up to 200mm).

BlackRapid Camera Strap - We love the comfort and strength of these straps when we’re carrying our cameras. Try the “Classic” for most DSLRs and the “Metro” for smaller cameras such as mirrorless systems.

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See SmugMug’s 9 tips for any successful photography website.

SmugMug Photo Website - If your photographer doesn’t have their photos online, give them a stunning photo website on SmugMug. Start them on the Power level, and if they want to sell, they can later upgrade to Pro. Give one, two, or three years!  Bonus: if you are already a SmugMug subscriber, you’ll get referral credits for giving!

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Avoid the glare of the sun by wrapping a Hoodman around your LCD.

Hoodman Hoodloupe - Perfect for reviewing your LCD screen in bright light and for checking critical focus in any light.

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Gift the gift of gear exploration. This was taken with one of our GH3s and a Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens. ©Andy Williams

Borrowlenses.com Gift Certificate - Someone on your list is lusting after some expensive glass or a new camera? Give them a gift certificate so they can rent it before buying.

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Et Cetera cases pair well with GuraGear backpacks.

Gura Gear Et Cetera Cases - Very handy cases that will hold and organize tons of stuff for the traveling photographer. The larger cases handle chargers, cords, tools, etc. and the smaller cases are very useful for filters, cloths, and other small items. Look at the bundles.

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Give Gorillapod a try. Great for pros and amateurs alike.

Gorillapod - Extremely handy for getting that shot you simply can’t get with a standard tripod. Get the SLR Zoom model for DSLR and get the Hybrid model for a mirrorless system.

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Headlamps are essential at a Muench Workshop and are handy for all exploring photographers.

Princeton Remix Headlamp - Four lighting options, including the ever-useful red for night photography, this lamp also has super high-power LEDs for maximum light output. Great for walking back in the dark.

Tenba Wraps - We love these wraps. They are great for protecting your lenses, camera…heck even a laptop! Be sure to get all three sizes.


Special thanks to the folks at Muench Workshops for these great gift ideas. For that very special photographer in your life, you can book private workshops anytime with Muench Workshops’ pro photographers. On a budget? Get one of our sweet new t-shirts!

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Alexandria Huff is a portrait photographer based in San Francisco. Her tutorials can be found here on the BorrowLenses Blog, 500px, Shutterfly, Snapknot, and SmugMug. She specializes in studio lighting. Follow her work on 500px.

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