Our buddy, lifestyle photographer Erik Valind, was in town taping a class for Kelby Training Online and I snagged him as my in-studio Guest for a special “Holiday Gifts for Photographers” episode of “The Grid” (our weekly talkshow for photographers).

These are an entirely different collection of gifts from my “Gonzo Gear Guide” that I published here on Monday — these are all entirely new, awesome, super useful (and mostly inexpensive) yet totally cool gear for the photographer on your Holiday Gift List (except Erik apparently has the holiday gift budget of a neurosurgeon but I will say, even though some of his suggestions cost a bit more, he picked some really great values, including a lens deal that really surprised me).

You can watch our Gift Guide for Photographer episode above. Happy shopping everybody! :)

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; KelbyOne.com CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.


  1. Excellent episode of “The Grid”. Loads of wonderful products to lust over and even some that I can afford :)

  2. Thanks for the great tips. Subscription or the book would be great!

  3. I just finished watching and added a few things to my wishlist at B&H. Now I just need to convince Scott to buy some of them for me. :)

  4. Thanks for all the great suggestions for my Xmas list, I will pass them on to my wife.

  5. Stunned. I’ve been using Portraiture from Imagenomic forever… thought I was the only one. Glad to see it getting its due. It is an amazing product.

  6. What was that comment you made about the Eagles????

  7. Thanks for your excellent suggestions. Registration or maybe the actual publication can be excellent! Superb episode involving “The Grid”. Many superb products for you to lust above and in some cases several that i can afford: .)

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