Photography is everywhere, from cool blogs to creative聽baby photos to magazines and so much in between. It only makes sense that you鈥檙e looking to take some of your own killer shots. If mastering your camera is on your list of things to learn, we鈥檝e got all the photo essentials you need right here. Bonus: They make excellent photography gifts for yourself or someone you love!

DSLR photography class

1. Jenna Kutcher鈥檚 Intro to DSLR Photography Online Class ($39): If you鈥檝e ever picked up a digital camera and been a little bit overwhelmed by all the knobs and buttons, this class is for you. It鈥檒l de-mysitfy the DSLR camera and have you taking pretty pictures in no time.

instagram class

2. Irene Kim Shepherd鈥檚 How to Crush It on Instagram Online Class ($29): One of the reasons to take good photos is to throw 鈥檈m on Insta鈥 and share them with the people we love, near and far. Whatever your reason is, this class will help you get the traction you鈥檙e looking for.

bronte underwater camer

3. Sunnylife Bronte Underwater Camera ($20): Under the sea shots are just as worthy as above agua photos. Add this versatile baby to your arsenal, and you鈥檒l never be limited by a little bit of moisture again.

polaroid kit

4. Impossible Polaroid 600 Camera + Film Set ($122): If you want to get started with photography, Polaroids are one of the most stress-free and fun-filled ways to do it. So much of it is out of your control 鈥 you gotta just point, shoot and see what happens.

Scrapbooking class

5. Modern Scrapbooking Online Class and Kit ($49): Once you鈥檝e got those epic shots, learn how to incorporate them into the memories you鈥檒l keep for the rest of your life with this class and kit. It鈥檒l get you on the ground and running in just a little bit more than the time it takes you to snap a photo.

phoneography starter kti

6. Photojojo Phoneography Starter Kit ($30): If you don鈥檛 want to invest in a camera, but want to have a little more than your phone鈥檚 factory lens at your disposal, grab this phoneography starter kit. It鈥檒l give your images an extra kick, and it鈥檚 all super fun to use too.

Lightroom class

7. Sakura Considine鈥檚 Adobe Lightroom Online Class ($39): Once you鈥檝e got good shots, the next step is figuring out how to edit them. This class will teach you how to edit to perfection in Adobe Lightroom.


8. Casetify Bluetooth Selfie Stick ($35): Selfies are all the rage, and they don鈥檛 seem to be going out of style anytime soon. If you really want good shots of you and your crew, investing in a selfie stick is the way to go.

polarizer lens

9. Photojojo Polarizer Lens ($20): This little gadget blocks light rays at specific angles to give you the most crisp and clean images you鈥檝e ever taken with your phone鈥 ever. One huge bonus is that it鈥檚 tiny and mega portable, so you don鈥檛 have to worry about hauling some big piece of equipment around to get good shots.


10. Impossible Instant Lab Photo Printer and Film Set ($193): Never be chained to one place when it comes to printing photos again with this wonderfully portable printer and film set. Transform your phone photos to IRL images in a flash!


11. Photojojo Magnetic Photo Rope ($12): Once you鈥檝e shot, edited and printed your glorious images, the next task is finding a lovely way to show them all off. This photo rope utilizes magnets, so your images are never damaged.


12. Intro to Travel Photography Online Class ($33): Hold on to those fab vacation memories with the help of this class. You鈥檒l be racking up the likes on Insta in no time.

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