Gift Guide for People Who Love Photography
Updated on Sunday, November 20 2016
The holiday season is fast-approaching and soon we’ll all be racking our brains trying to source the perfect gift for our friends and family. Just like the art of photography, the art of gift-giving needs some inspiration. As Dubai’s only dedicated photography centre, it’s only right that we be the source of inspiration for you.
Gift Idea #1: A once-in-a-lifetime photography experience.
The great outdoors becomes their classroom on our international photo tours and local photography adventures. They’ll learn tips and techniques while exploring picturesque places with renowned photographers. Our international photo tours cater to those who seek more intensive instruction and include photo assignments in the field, talks on technique and edit-and-critique sessions. We have two planned for early next year— award-winning street photographer Steve Simon heads to Cuba in January and our very own Tonya Colson is off to Cambodia in March. If something closer to home is preferred, how about showing them the real side of Dubai, one one of our Unseen Trails? They’ll sail over the pristine sands of the desert at daybreak in Dubai’s largest protected national park, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR). These trails not only provide the perfect photo ops, but will allow your loved one to learn from the rangers, get up-close to the native animals and plant the national tree to give something back to this inspiring land.
Photo Tour: Cuba, $5500
Photo Tour: Cambodia, $2450
Gift Idea #2: Protect photographic essentials and stay stylish.
Using only premium materials, such as full-grain leather and waxed canvas, ONA is well-known for their classy, handcrafted leather bags. Designed for and inspired by creative professionals, the interior can be adjusted to suit the photographer’s needs. It can also be used as a regular bag. Here are some of our favourite styles:
Gift Idea #3: Fun, accessible film photography.
For spur-of-the-moment photographs that can’t wait to be seen, check out the Lomography Instant Camera family and Fujifilm Instax. These “polaroid” style cameras let you capture important moments and memories which print on the spot! Here are some of our favourites:
Lomo’Instant Sanremo, $136
Diana F+ Gold, $182
Diana F+ (With Flash), $123
Shop our extensive film range too:
Gift Idea #4: Bring life to their walls.
We stock a variety of high quality, limited edition prints by esteemed photographers from the region and further afield. Starting from just AED375, you’re bound to find something to match their taste and style.
“Cuban Soul” by Abbi Kemp, starting from $105
“Red” by Alia Ali, starting from $160
"Gyrfalcon, No.4481" by Claire Rosen, starting from $125
“Arabian Beauty” by Moza Al Falasi, starting from $105
“Dubai Metro 1” by Gerald Donovan, starting from $105
Gift Idea #5: Help them step up their Instagram game!
We’re all fond of documenting our daily lives through photography. Book your loved one into one of our most popular and fun workshops, “An Introduction to Mobile Photography” led by Kate Hailey. Welcoming all smartphones, Kate will teach them the essentials of composition and how to use light to their advantage. They’ll also gain a practical knowledge of the leading editing apps, how they function and how they make images pop!
Gift Idea #6: Not sure what they’d prefer?
Create a personalised gift card to a value of your choice, and the recipient can redeem it against any GPP product or service.