Watch us open photo-themed Christmas gifts on DCW Unwrapped! (Dec 20)

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We're in the home straight of the holiday season and, for those who celebrate it, we're less than a week away from the big day. So we're celebrating with our very own Christmas countdown, as we unwrap a photographic or imaging-related present every day until December 25!

Watch the other unwrappings!

Of course, you don't have to be a Christmas person to enjoy a great gift for the holidays. So regardless of what kind of meaning this season holds for you, we'd love to invite you to share in the joy of unwrapping and unboxing a fun photo gift with us each day until we reach "toy day".

It may even give you some inspiration for gifts you can give during other seasons and occasions, whether it's a birthday, a graduation or a tradition like Eid. Or of course, you may just be inspired to pick something up for yourself!

Our Christmas gift today is something that's both cool and practical – in fact, it's something that we're going to be using every day. It's the Zumy Pro Quality Light, which is a clip-on (or stick-on) selfie light for laptops, desktops, monitors and tablets. So far, so normal.

The trick here is that, where most similar products are flat, harsh, unflattering, bare lights, this one has a built-in softbox – and this produces soft, flattering, diffused light that's less like a torch stuck to your screen and more like having a proper continuous light with a modifier. 

Given how much time we spend on video calls for work and Zoom chats with friends and Facetime meets with family, it's great to always look well-lit and presentable – rather than that one guy on the chat who's always grainy, poorly lit and like you wish he'd just turn his camera off!

Zumy Pro Quality Light

Zumy Pro Quality Light
Say goodbye to harsh LEDs and overbright ring lights – this webcam light provides soft, gentle illumination that's gently on your eyes and makes you look a million bucks on screen!

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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.