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Five Gifts for the Travel Photographer (sponsored)

A single photograph can capture our journeys, bring back sensations, trigger our memories and enable us to relive such things as the way a new city smells or the jubilation and awe we feel after reaching a mountain peak. One photograph can make our experiences live on forever. This holiday season, AFAR shares five photo-fantastic gifts for friends and family so you can help them make their travel experiences and photos stand out.

The Camera

Canon EOS 70D Kit with Lens

Both beginner photographers and those looking for more bells and whistles will be delighted by this camera’s ability to take high-quality photos and videos on the go. The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2 Megapixel camera with excellent tonal gradation and image capture even in low lighting situations. It provides the convenience of built-in wireless for camera control and image transfer, plus sophisticated HD video for capturing travel moments in motion. Your gift recipient will thank you when they compose scenic landscapes and vistas, portrait or group shots, and close-up images, with the flexibility of high performance in low-to-bright sunlight.

The Inspiration

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs Coffee Table Book

Spur your favorite photographer’s artistic spirit with the impactful images of one of photography’s great masters, Steve McCurry. The magnificent coffee table book, Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs, celebrates a career that has spanned over 30 years and pulls together McCurry’s most memorable and striking images that include the countries of Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. He brings the cultures of the world to life with photographs of great detail, color and pure beauty. 




 The Must-Have Tool


Gitzo Traveler Tripod

While a great camera is everything, a tripod can help achieve the perfect shot. Give a Gitzo Traveler tripod, which are designed for globe-trotting photographers who require the ultimate lightweight, extremely-compact tripod with professional performance. Gitzo developed the Traveler’s revolutionary 180-degree leg-folding mechanism. The innovative design also makes the tripod quick to set up, wherever your photographer’s travels take them.


The Carrier

ONA The Brooklyn Leather Camera Bag

ONA’s The Brooklyn leather camera bag holds cameras safely and looks good too. It is great for those who want to take quality photographs, but would rather not lug around huge equipment bags. With a style that has a classic 1940s school bag feel, the Brooklyn is a full-grain leather bag that can fit and protect one camera with an attached lens and up to three additional lenses and/or accessories. With this bag in hand, it’s easy to accomplish stylish traveling without looking like a tourist. 


The Photo Album

Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo album

Create a customizable coffee table book when prized photographs beg to be shared and showcased on professional grade premium paper with the Artifact Uprising’s Layflat Photo Album. Give the book as a gift to loved ones or purchase an Artifact Uprising Gift Card so they can make their own. It is sure to become a great travel treasure with a choice of papers, seamless panoramic spreads, foil-stamping and ultra-thick pages that lay flat when open.