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Stuck for gift ideas? ePHOTOzine is here to help

Stuck for gift ideas? ePHOTOzine is here to help - February is quickly approaching and that means you need to start thinking about what gift your loved one will like to receive for Valentine's day. For those of you who are stuck for ideas ePHOTOzine has put together a guide all about gifts perfect for that special someone.

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When someone's interests are in photography thinking of a Valentine's day present they will like sounds like a tough job but don't fret just yet as ePHOTOzine are here to make your Valentine's shopping a little easier. We've put together a guide to all the pink, red and Valentine's day related, photography products out there on the market. All you have to do is read through the guide and decide which one of our chosen products will suite your loved one best.

 Picstop logo

If your Valentine needs help with storage then PicStop may have the perfect solution for you.  They have a collection of bags and USB Flash Drives  all of which come in a Valentine perfect shade of pink or red. The ideal gifts for someone needing more space.Camera bag

The Hama aha bags are pink, floral and come in three sizes:

  • Camera bag (Inside dimensions: 6.0 x 2.0 x 10.8 cm)
  • Mobile phone case (Inside dimensions: 6.0 x 2.0 x 10.8 cm)
  • Notebook Messenger bag (Inside dimensions: 37 x 5 x 26.5 cm)

All of the models have the same pattern so you could even buy your Valentine a matching set of accessories. The bags also come with a 10 year guarantee.

The camera bag features a belt hook, zipper opening and neck strap. There's also an inside compartment for memory cards.  The mobile phone case also has a neck strap and a zipped compartment on the back to secure any small items.

Messenger bag by Hama

 Finally the Notebook Messenger Bag features has several places where you can store your things. It has a large main compartment, a padded notebook compartment, two zip compartments under the lid, two small pockets for your accessories and a zip pocket on the lid.  The shoulder straps are adjustable and like the handle are padded.

Prices start at £7.99 for the phone case, the camera bag is £16.99 and the messenger bag is £20.99.

 

The USB Flash Drives come in 3 sizes:

  • SanDisk Cruzer Fleur USB Flash Drive - 1GB
  • SanDisk Cruzer Fleur USB Flash Drive - 2GB
  • SanDisk Cruzer Fleur USB Flash Drive - 4GB

SanDisk Cruzer Fleur USB flash drives are designed with women in mind.  The pink, sleek design make them perfect for any woman who needs somewhere to store photographs, work or anything else too important or precious to throw away.

Cruzerfleur USB 1GBThe USB drives just plug into your USB port and you're ready to go.  All of the Cruzer Flash Drives are U3 Smart enabled*, have a retractable USB connector cap, feature Skype and are Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified**.

*U3 functionality only supported on Windows 2000 & XP OS
**backwards compatible with all USB 1.1 ports

Prices start at £6.49 and rise to £7.99 for the 4GB SanDisk Cruzer Fleur USB Flash Drive.

If you live in the UK delivery is free and it will take 2-7 days for you to receive your products.  If you want your items the next day there will be a charge. Visit Picstop for more information. 

Park Cameras

Park Cameras have a selection of digital pink cameras perfect for that special someone to take pictures with on Valentine's day.

The Pentax Optio S12 features:Pentax Optio S12

  • Zoom: 3x optical (37-111mm)
  • Resolution: 12Mp
  • Monitor: 2.5in LCD screen

This camera is perfect for the happy snapper or for a DSLR user looking for a cheerful back-up. The auto mode stops you having to search through menus for camera settings. So when you want to take a picture of your partner sat at your candle lit table the camera will select portrait mode automatically. More advance features include face recognition and dynamic range adjustment settings, which will let you retrieve details in the highlights and shadows that would normally be lost in high contrast scenes. Digital Shake Reduction is also featured and the large screen means you will be able to view your Valentine's day shots with ease.

Priced at £114.99, you currently save £31.81 which means you have enough cash to by an extra gift to impress your Valentine.

Featuring a darker shade of pink is the Pentax Optio W60 which has:

  • Zoom: 5x optical (28 - 140mm in 35mm film format)
  • Resolution: 10 Mp 
  • Monitor: 2.5in LCD 230,000 dots

Pentax Optio W60This waterproof camera is perfect for any Valentine's break or romantic walk on the beach you may have planned. This camera features Face Detection - perfect for those Valentine's portraits it also has blink detection so you don't have to worry about your favourite person having their eyes closed on your portraits. Exposure Compensation will add or take brightness away and the large screen will let you view your portraits with ease.

You can save £45.32 on the RRP price as Park Cameras are selling the Pentax Optio W60 for £169.99.

Want to make a short Valentine's movie? Well the Samsung L201 will be great for you:

  •  Zoom: 3x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Monitor: 2.7in LCD screen 
  • Movie Recording: Movie Editing & Zoom during movie - MPEG VGA 30fps

Samsung L201This electric pink camera will let you capture all your magic Valentine's moments as still and moving pictures. The camera will automatically recognise if there is a face in the shot with Face Detection then optimise the focus and brightness for beautiful looking portraits. Red may feature a lot on Valentine's day but the colour will not be featuring in your Valentine's eyes as Red-Eye Fix will detect and eliminate red-eye from your shots. You can make your memories even more special by adding music or motion and with the Multi Slide Show function you can arrange your pictures into a Valentine's story.

This camera is priced at £119.00 on the Park Camera's site.

Finally in Park Camera's pink extravaganza we have the Nikon Coolpix S560.  Which features:

  • Nikon Coolpix S560Zoom: Nikkor wide angle 5x zoom lens
  • Monitor: 2.7in LCD screen
  • 3x anti-blur

This pale pink camera features Scene Auto Selector which automatically ensures that all the settings are optimised for the best results. Anti-blur works to lower the risk of blurred images and Best Shot Selector picks the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots so your loved one doesn't have to be out of focus. Smile and blink detection mean your Valentine's pictures will not have sad looks and closed eyes and Advance Face Priority lets you quickly focus on up to 12 faces in a frame. In-camera Red-eye Fix corrects false eye colour and D-lighting will correct shadows and reduce underexposed images - creating perfect portraits on your Valentine's date.

The Nikon Coolpix S560 can be bought for £139.99.

Park Cameras aim to deliver products to you by the next day and delivery costs range from free to £9.99 (mainland UK) depending on the product you are buying.

Visit Park Cameras for more information.

 

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Fotobook.co.uk have a selection of canvas prints they think will be perfect for your Valentine.

Canvas from FotobooksThe canvas' come in a variety of sizes:

  • 30 x 30 (cm) - £35.00
  • 30 x 40 (cm) - £40.00
  • 40 x 60 (cm) - £65.00
  • 60 x 60 (cm) - £90.00
  • 100 x 70 (cm) - £115.00

Any photo can be transformed into a canvas with Fotobook.co.uk. Photos are printed onto a high quality canvas stock, which is then hand stretched over a solid pine frame. To get started you download the Fotobook Editor software then choose the project you want to create. You can create the canvas by selecting your own images or let the software do it for you. You can add various effects to the image if you so wish and can also rotate and alter the size of the picture.

Prices include postage and packaging (for the UK) and delivery is between 3-4 working days.

 

Lexar

 

 

Lexar USB driveIf you want to buy some gifts for that special photographer in your life later on in the year Lexar have two new USB flash drives coming out in March.

4Gb JumpDrive Retrax

The red coloured drive has a retractable case to protect the drive and its contents. It has a simple plug-and-play design which allows you to quickly and easily store files. The drive also features a LED activity light that blinks during file transfers, so you know when the job is done.

Lexar USB drive4Gb JumpDrive TwistTurn

The drive has a durable rotating jacket to protect the drive which makes it durable as well as convenient. This drive is also red and has a simple plug-and-play design which allows you to quickly and easily store files. It features the same LED activity light as the JumpDrive too.

Information on price and where they can be bought from will be available in March.

See Lexar's site for more details.

 

Pixum logo

 

 Photobook Pixum

Pixum are all loved up with their heart shaped gifts and themed Photobook for lovers.

Their specially themed photobooks are available in A4 (large) or Square format (21cm x 21cm) and they are created by simply downloading the current EasyBook software from Pixum.  Once you have this on your computer you can create a book full of your favourite memories of you and your loved one. This style book even comes with red love hearts in the background!  You can have these special gifts for £11.99  (A4) or £9.99 (square book).

If you don't want a photobook how about a customised puzzle which comes in it's own heart shaped box?   

For a limited time only a 12x18in puzzle can be created from a photograph of your choice and the 112 pieces will be delivered in a heart shaped box. At additional 4x6in print of the original photo will also be included. Pixum recommend your chosen photo has a resolution of 1800x1200. The puzzle is £10.99.

 

Puzzle game from Pixum
Game from Pixum

 

If you don't like jigsaw puzzles how about a game? This remembory game is again supplied in a heart shaped box and you can choose 25 different pictures to be printed onto 50 cards. Pixum ask that your chosen photographs has a resolution of 560x420 and you can buy this gift for £13.99.Mug from Pixum

Don't forget Pixum's Love Mug! For £10.99 you can have your own personalised mug complete with a decorative boarder.  Simply select a photo from your computer or album, then choose one of their romantic boarders to frame your loved ones face.  

Postage and Processing is £2.99 for these products and production time is 1-4 days plus shipment time.

Visit Pixum for more details.

Photobox

 

 

If your Valentine likes books then Photobox's Love Book may just be perfect for them. If you're the type of person who struggles with writing Valentine's messages then don't worry as with this book you can pick from a variety of famous love quotes to compliment your pictures.  The books are fully customisable so you can add as many quotes as you like. 

Love Book Cover
Classic book

Love Book details:

  • Choose from 30 to 100 pages suitable for up to 400 photos
  • Includes 20 famous love quotes
  • Between 1 and 4 photos per page
  • Premium laminated cover to personalise with your own photo
  • Personalise spine with your own text
  • Size 8"x8" (20cm x 20cm)
  • Quality 350gsm softcover
  • Printed on 250gsm silk coated paper
  • 5 day production turnaround
A thirty page book will cost you £17.99 and £1.00 for every additional page.

As an alternative there's also the Classic A4 Photobook with baby pink or red covers.  

Classic A4 Photobook details:

  • Hard cover book with window
  • 7 cover colours to choose from: Black, Royal Blue, Burgundy, White, Tan, Baby Blue, Baby Pink
  • Long lasting perfect bound books
  • Page details
  • Printed on 170gsm gloss paper
  • From 26 to 100 pages holding up to 900 photos
  • From 1 to 9 photos per page
  • Choose your font style and colour to match your design ideas
  • 4 themes: Classic, Modern, Artistic and Baby

A 26 page book will cost you £22.99.

Standard postage and packaging will cost between £1.35-£4.49 (weight depending) and delivery is estimated to be 6-8 working days.

Visit PhotoBox for more information.

 

Blurb logoBe extra romantic this Valentine's day and make a unique gift for your loved one with Blurb.

Blurb is a creative publishing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books. Blurb is a perfect way for someone to create a truly individual and cherished gift of the special moments you've had with your partner. In a time when Valentine's Day has become mainstream - Blurb offers an alternative, romantic way of saying ‘I love you'. Remember unlike a bunch of roses a book will last forever.

Prices start at £6.95 for a softcover book with 0-40 pages.  Shipping costs start a £3.44 and can be calculated via Blurb's website. Please allow 5-6 working days for printing them 4-7 days for delivery (economy).

Visit Blurb for more details.

Wedding album Blurb

Calumet logo

If your partner is a photographer in need of a new bag then Calumet  Photograhpic have five for you to choose from.

Calumet Photographic have a pink leather bags and two red leather bags which are perfect for photographers:

  • Jill-e Small Pink Patent Leather Bag 14 x 7 X 8 inches
  • Jill-e Medium Leather Bag - Red 14 x 8 X 9.5 inches
  • Jill-e Large Rolling Red Leather Bag 20 x 9 X 15 inches
Small leather bag from CalumetJill-e Small Pink Patent Leather Bag

The Jill-e Small Pink Patent Leather Bag is made from weatherproof bone leather and features a brown leather croc trim exterior.

It has convenient dual carrying handles and a detachable shoulder strap. Inside you will find Velcro dividers and a netted pocket which you can store memory cards and other small items in.

All small camera bags will accommodate - 1 x camera body, 1 x flash and 2 x lenses - dependant on size. As well as items such as batteries, memory cards, cables, lens cleaning cloths and other items a photographer may need.

You can have this bag for £107.65

Calumet red leather bagJill-e Medium Leather Camera Bag, Red

The Jill-e medium camera bag is made of weatherproof deep brick red leather with a weave pattern trim exterior.

It has dual carrying handles and a detachable shoulder strap. Inside you will find Velcro dividers and a netted pocket which you can store memory cards and other small items in. You also get a personal items pouch, with a detachable leather strap.

This medium sized bag will hold 2-3 moderately sized lenses plus any accessories such as memory cards and camera straps.

You can purchase this bag for £156.58Red leather calumet bag

Jill-e Large Leather Camera Bag, Red

The Jill-e large camera bag is made of weatherproof red leather with cream trim.

It has dual carrying handles and a detachable shoulder strap. Inside you will find Velcro dividers and a netted pocket which you can store memory cards and other small items in. You also get a protective laptop sleeve.

The bag will hold several items which includes 2-3 moderately sized lenses.

You can purchase this bag for £195.73

Standard 48 hour delivery costs £6.99 or you can collect from the store.

Visit Calumet Photographic for more information.

Snapfish

 

 

SnapFish have gone Valentine crazy with sixteen products to choose from.  

Teddy bearGreeting cards, mugs, acrylics, canvas prints, custom cover books, acrylic key rings, posters, magnets, mini books, note cards, flip books and notebooks. But the one that caught ePHOTOzine's eye was the teddy bear.

For £9.99 you can have a cute, personalised teddy that wears a t-shirt with your chosen image on. The bear is light brown and has moveable arms and legs. Postage and packaging is £1.99 and the estimated order time is 4-8 working days.

Visit SnapFish for more information.

 

Intro 2020

Gorilla pod

 

 

Didn't think you could get a red or pink tripod? Well think again as Intro 2020 have pink Gorillapods - the lightest and most versatile tripod available today.

They have flexible joints that bend a rotate which means it will securely fasten your camera to almost any surface - even round a tree! It also features a lock ring to keep your camera secure.

The original Gorillapod comes in six colours and can be purchased for around £17.00 from various retailers.

See Intro 2020 for more details.

Digital Foci

 

 

 

Photo viewer

If your loved one likes to look at photographs every chance they get why not buy them the Pocket Album Deluxe Photo Viewer from Digital Foci.

The photo viewer comes in a romantic shade of red and can carry over 4,000 photographs right in your pocket. It features a 2.8in screen with viewing stand, carry case and wrist strap. You can view photos by scrolling manually or randomly with an automatic photo slide show.

Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8 also includes user-friendly Photo Viewer software that makes it easy to convert images of various formats from your computer to the viewer.

The photo viewer is priced at £70.94, visit thomas-pr for more information.

 

Integral

 

 

 

For the Valentine who needs stylish storage we have the Integeral USB 2.0 Splash Drive. The electric pink USB is shock and water resistant and comes complete with a key-chain that safely stores the cap when in use. You can also protect your data with the free, easy to use encryption ZIP compression software.Pink USb

The plug and play device comes in five sizes:

  • 1Gb
  • 2Gb
  • 4Gb
  • 8Gb
  • 16Gb

Visit Integral for more details.

Pink USB Integral
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lacie logo

 

More pink storage from LaCie can brighten your loved ones desk. The LaCie Skwarim offers lots of storage in a very small, portable device. SkwarimYou can back up your loved ones images with this hard drive with integrated USB cable.  Just plug the Skwarim into your PC, Mac, laptop or desktop to back up and exchange files, then toss it into your pocket and bring it with you everywhere. 

It's an original creation by designer Karim Rashid and has a compact, soft-touch square case.

The LaCie Skwarim range is available through the LaCie Store Online and you can buy a 60Gb one for £109.

Visit the LaCie website for more information.

Yophoto

 

 

 

With Yophoto you can make a Valentine's photobook full of images of you and your Valentine together.

The books come in four sizes:Yophoto valentines book

  • Big (30x30cm)
  • Portrait (30x21cm)
  • Landscape (21x30cm)
  • Compact (20x15cm)

All their books are available in a wide range of colours (including pink and red) and a choice of two finished which are contemporary linen or bonded leather. To make the book more personal you can also wrap a cover around any hardback book.

Prices start at £7.39 for the Compact, the Portrait and Landscape books will cost you £24.59 and finally the Big book is £28.69.

All prices include UK delivery and you will receive your book in 3 working days.

Visit YoPhoto for more information.

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A735 GE cameraGE Digital Cameras have the perfect little gift for your special someone!

Whether you take photos to print off or to upload onto Facebook, GE cameras are a great choice. Lightweight, streamlined and stylish, GE Digital Cameras have unique features that make taking high quality pictures a snap. All GE Digital Cameras, even their entry level models, feature a panoramic stitching programme which allows you to merge three photos to create one wide panoramic E1050TW GE camerashot - ideal for capturing breathtaking views or big groups of people. The cameras all feature a blink and smile detection function as well, which makes sure you get fantastic pictures of family and friends - the feature cleverly waits for everyone to smile before taking the picture and warns you if someone is blinking.

GE Digital Cameras are available from various places online and on the high street.

  • For £49.99 there's the pink, limited edition A735. A little girlie number perfect for your loved one.
  • If you have £100.00 to spare you could get the 8Mp E840 in red. It takes good looking pictures and the camera has a slim design.
  • If you want to splash a bit more cash for your heart throb, the E1050TW is the one.
    With a guide price of £149.99 the E1050TW features a three inch touch screen, wide angle lens and HDTV output function. This is a really great all round camera, which is slim enough to slip into a jeans pocket.

Visit GE for more information.

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