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If you need a few last minute gifts to finish up your holiday shopping, here are ten gifts for the film photographer in your life.
And all under $25!
Gifts for Film Photographers Under $25
1. The Kodak M35 35mm Camera
We’re starting off this list with one of my favorites: the Kodak M35 camera. The Kodak M35 is a small, reusable point-and-shoot made of all plastic, and it’s a perfect gift for film camera lovers. It produces soft, low-fi images similar to a disposable camera, and it comes in a ton of cute colors.
Some of the best gifts for film photographers are those accessories you would love to have but are pretty limited use so you might not splurge on them for yourself. A lens filter that creates optical effects is exactly that kind of gift.
I have three of these filters myself, and they are so much fun to use when I want to be a little more creative with my images.
A note about lens filters: Lens filters come in different sizes based on the diameter of the lens you’ll be attaching them to, so if you’re buying this as a gift, just make sure you grab the right size to match the lens.
A huge part of film photography is trying to keep yourself organized and trying to remember how you rated a roll of film, what settings you used for each image, or even what type of film you have in your camera.
With the delay between shooting an image, developing, and seeing your scans, it is not unusual at all to forget the details on any particular image.
Next on our list of film photography gifts is something for the instant film shooters. The Instax Mini has film with a really fun selection of film borders. You can get borders in rainbow colors, with stars, confetti, or even polka dots. There are so many options!