The festive season is well and truly upon us and it’s time to start thinking about what to get the photography lover in your life. To help make sure you get it right, we’ve put together our analogue photography gift guide.
The obvious first port of call for any photography lover would be to treat them to a new camera. Whether you’re buying a trusty point and shoot, an SLR, or going for medium format, there is a camera out there for all skill levels and budgets! Although you could go all out and spend a small fortune an analogue camera doesn’t need to be an expensive investment. You can pick up a good quality point and shoot on Ebay for around £30.
If you’re wanting a bit more advice on what to buy and guarantee the quality of the camera, our pals over at West Yorkshire Cameras are always a good shout!
There isn’t a film photography fanatic out there that wouldn’t be happy to unwrap a box (or three) of film this Christmas. Whether you go for colour or black and white film, it’s important to make sure the film you get will fit in their camera to avoid any disappointment! Most cameras will either take 35mm or 120 film.
Workshops are a great gift for anyone looking to improve their skills. Between us and our sister lab, Make It Easy, we have workshops to help complete beginners get to grips with their camera, darkroom masterclasses and much more!
If you’re wanting to gift a more personal experience, why not treat your loved one to a one-to-one mentoring session?!
Let your loved ones show off their passion for film photography whilst supporting their local film lab with a haul of merch! Wrap up warm with our long sleeve tees and hats, or use one of our totes as a Christmas sack.
If you’re looking to splurge, why not treat them to one of the F2.8 Field Jackets from Finisterre? Created with photographers in mind, this jacket has an inbuilt lens-cloth and other practical design features.
Good Tidings Gift Cards
Give the gift of free development this festive season! Our digital gift cards can be used for film processing, as well as buying merch and film. So if you’re not sure exactly what they want, this is a great option to cover all bases!
A great print makes the perfect present for family and friends. As well as our in-house digital print options, we now offer high-end giclée printing and framing in partnership with Fresh Aire.
Our giclée prints are made using an inkjet process with pigment-based inks on archival Hahnemühle paper, making them ideal for photographers who are looking to get the best quality prints from their photographs. In addition to this, we are also offering high quality wooden frames with a range of sizes available in black & oak colours. This combination of our fine art prints with high quality glass frames is perfect for displaying on your wall.