My Christmas list: 5 gifts a photographer like me would REALLY like, from £1 to £259!

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Okay, I'm a photographer and I'll be the first to admit – buying a Christmas gift for a photographer is hard work! It's a famously complicated hobby, for starters, and a famously expensive one, too.

So not only do you have to wrap your head around all kinds of technical jargon but, once you do, you're probably going to be greeted with a price tag that makes your eyes water.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.