It’s the shopping season which means you will probably need some ideas on what to buy for yourself and others.

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We’ve got you covered with a shopping guide for photography lovers. Whether it’s a gift for an amateur or professional photographer we have you covered in this photography xmas shopping guide.

LowePro Hatchback Backpack

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The first item on the list is a camera bag. While serious photographers often have large bags to carry all of their equipment, every photographer needs a light mobile bag for day trips and walking excursions.

Our pick is the LowePro Hatchback backpack. It’s light, breathable and extremely comfortable. We love the way it stores your camera in a nice hidden and padded compartment making this backpack far less conspicuous when shooting in high traffic areas. It also features LowePro’s allweather waterproofing system meaning it’s great for street, macro and landscape photographers who like getting out and about.

It is currently going at a great price (R899) on Takealot.

Joby Gorilla Pod

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Following on with the theme of mobility, we really love this little Joby flexible tripod.

This little guy is great for getting a stable shot regardless of the surface or angle you need to shoot from. It’s small and portable but useful in almost every situation. We have selected the GP3 here but there is a full range to pick from depending on your budget.

You can find the Joby GP3 (R499) on Takealot.

EMIE Memo Powerbank

This item is a must-have for any tech lover, especially those Instagram mobile photography enthusiasts.

Shooting pics and videos on your smartphone all day will leave your device drained. With the EMIE Memo this is a thing of the past. Expect up to 5 charges of your smartphone from one Memo charge. Wrapped is some stylish design and a slick rubber finish this is a great gift this year.

Read our full EMIE Memo review here and order from ByBento (R800).

iMo Camera Strap

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Keep that camera secure but also stylish with an iMo camera strap. They come in a massive range of colours and patterns and provide a nice retro feel to your camera equipment.

Check out the full range of iMo camera straps (R450) at Takealot.

DJI Phantom 3 UHD Drone

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Okay so this one is quite pricey but it is also unbelievably cool. If you want to really spoil the photographer in your life (or yourself – that’s cool too), then get one of these.

The Phantom 3 sports a UHD camera capable of taking pics and video in super high definition. You can also use your GoPro camera with it if you prefer (which will bring the price down quite a bit). If you are going on an awesome holiday trip it would be epic to take one of these guys along.

You can get them from a number of places including OrmsDirect for R22,995.

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