In part two of our festive gift guide we’re looking at gift ideas for under £100.
Carbon Fibre Beauty
Restrictions on the amount and size of luggage that can be carried when travelling - particularly by air, mean that many photographers find themselves with a dilemma about which equipment they take with them. Unfortunately tripods, due to their sometimes bulky nature end up being left at home, but Giottos has created a range of tripods that will meet the needs of the travelling photographer.
The MT series are manufactured using smaller diameter tubing and a compact twist collar leg lock system, giving you the stability you need without taking up too much space in your luggage.
The Giottos GTMT8223-50 kit is a 3 section carbon fibre tripod with a fixed 3 way head making it perfect for all types of photography. The carbon fibre construction makes it fairly lightweight (only 1.1kg) and it folds down to 58cm for easy transporting. Supporting a maximum weight of 3kg it’s ideal for a wide range of cameras. The kit is a limited edition product only available for the Christmas period for just £99, so make sure you don't miss out on this great offer.
Reach for the stars
Why not unlock the amazing world of astrophotography with the super Celestron Astromaster 70AZ? This dual purpose telescope is ideal for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, giving breathtaking views of land and sky. Producing bright, clear images of the Moon and planets, it’s easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with one of these fine instruments. With a focal length of 900mm, it offers an amazing 165x magnification, letting you explore the universe with ease. The 70AZ is available for just £89.95, saving £20 on the £110 recommended retail price.
Colour Management made easy
When editing images on a computer, it’s important to ensure that you use a colour managed workflow. Essentially this means calibrating your monitor or screen to ensure that the images you’re viewing are a true representation of the shots you’ve taken. Most photographers invest heavily in equipment and time to capture their images and yet overlook this vital step, leaving them disappointed with how the images look on a computer screen or when printed. Computer displays all handle colour differently, so the best way to avoid disappointment is to invest in a calibration device, like the ColourVisonSpyder 3 Elite.
The Spyder 3 Elite takes accurate, affordable monitor calibration to the next level. Designed around the professional photographer’s workflow, it calibrates LCD/TFT, CRT and laptop monitors in just five minutes, with subsequent recalibrations taking just two and a half minutes. Normally £173.99, it’s currently available for just £99, saving you £74! Why not take the guesswork out of editing your images and get one for yourself?
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements software helps you edit pictures with powerful, easy-to-use options and share them via print, the web, Facebook, and more. Its initiative operation and powerful adjustments make it a best-seller year after year, and millions of photographers around the world include it as part of their workflow. The just-released version 11 offers a massive array of tools to help you make the most of your images and turn your everyday snapshots into sensational photos. At just £64, it’s the perfect gift for the photographers in your family.
The gift that keeps on giving
Finally, why not consider one of the many training courses available from Park Cameras. We’ve a range of courses available to suit all budgets and abilities, they’ve the perfect way to ensure you get the most from any new camera. Anthony Sinfield, our resident Training Manager has a wealth of photographic knowledge across a broad range of subjects. For a full list of our latest courses please CLICK HERE >>