Check out these great gifts that are high quality and not all that expensive.
1. iPhone 3G ($99) Join in on the fun of using hundreds of apps that are available on the spot for photos you’ve taken with the iPhone camera. Everyone’s shooting with their iPhone and tweaking their photos to turn them into works of art.
2. Kodak EasyShare DX7440 4MP Digital Camera ($99) If I were a new camera user who wanted to learn about photography, this is the camera I’d get. You can learn about aperture and shutter speed because the camera has both aperture and shutter priority modes so you can practice shooting with different apertures and shutter speeds.
3. 101 Quick and Easy Secrets for Using Your Digital Photographs ($19.79) If you don’t have a clue what to do with all those digital photos on your computer’s hard drive, this is the book to get. Filled with ideas from framing to tweaking online and even making coffee cups with them, this book will make your photos come alive.
4. Canon Wireless Remote Control RC1 for Digital Rebel ($21.99) Just point the remote control at your camera and the shutter will be released. It uses an infrared center and can run on the same battery for years. You’ll never have camera shake from pressing the shutter release button down again.
5. Canon Selphy CP740 Compact Photo Printer ($99) Get those photos in your camera/laptop printed, get a portable printer to print on the spot. This has to be the portable printer that is best bang for your buck. Better than the i80. Weighs only 5 lbs. Prints can last a lifetime.
6. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens ($98.30) The best of the best for the price. Number 1 seller lens for dSLR cameras. If you want a lens with good optical quality this is the one to get. If you’re a beginning photographer and want something better (and inexpensive) than the lens that came with your camera, this is the lens to get.
7. IOGEAR 56-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reader GFR281 ($16.39) Need your photos downloaded to your laptop fast? Just remove the memory card out of your camera and slip it into the memory card reader, which connects to your computer with a fast USB connection (cord supplied), then this is the gadget to have.
8. Photoshop Elements 8 ($99, $59 after mail-in rebate until Nov 30) Adobe’s having a Photoshop Elements sale. Get in on the action of tweaking your photos to make them winners. No digital camera buff should be without this software.
9. 3M Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth ($4.99) What good is a camera with a dirty lens? Get it cleaned properly with a microfiber cloth.
10. Velbon Dual Function Mini Photographic Tripod ($32.24) Traveling? Don’t leave home without a mini tripod to get the sharpest shots on the road. Portable and easy to use, you won’t regret leaving home without it.by