Dear Santa, these are the six things on my photography list I want for Xmas

My xmas list 2023
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Gift giving is difficult at the best of times and when it comes to photography the possibilities are endless, but this often means those unfamiliar with photography are overwhelmed with choice. I think this is why we end up with so many lens-shaped mugs! I have given an insight into 6 things that are on my Xmas list, to act as an insight into what a professional photographer might ask Santa for. 

Godox Lux Junior Retro Camera Flash

Godox Lux Junior Retro Camera Flash
I am a huge fan of Godox lights, and this little flash would be perfect for my Fujifilm X100F. Its vintage aesthetic matches that of Fujifilm cameras, and provides a cool flash option. This flash, much like the X100 range is small and compact, meaning it doesn't take up a lot of space. Perfect for family events or parties the Lux Junior is a really interesting creative tool. 

Peter Lindbergh: On Fashion Photography

Peter Lindbergh: On Fashion Photography
Peter Lindbergh may just be my favorite photographer of all time, and this book is a huge selection of his fashion work. Although out since 2020 I have borrowed this book from the library, and read it every week this year. It is filled with over 300 images that are not your typical fashion photography. Much like all of Lindbergh's work, it is raw and authentic forcing a connection with the viewer - I NEED a permanent copy! 

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R WR Lens

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R WR Lens
The ultimate portrait lens for the Fujifilm GFX system, this is one of the best Fujifilm lenses on the market. Having used the lens on several occasions I would love to make this part of my permanent collection. It provides pin-sharp image quality and the linear motor enables fast Af with the Fujifilm GFX 50S II. I have a new portrait project starting in the new year and this lens would be ideal!

Ethiopia: A Photographic Tribute to East Africa's Diverse Cultures & Traditions by Joey L 

Ethiopia: A Photographic Tribute to East Africa's Diverse Cultures & Traditions by Joey L 
Joey L is a photographer I have followed for many years, and his portraiture is a big inspiration to me. This book features 13 years of photographs taken on his travels to Ethiopia, a country Joey L has visited for most of his life. It includes portraiture and both the iconic landmarks and landscapes found exclusively within Ethiopia.

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.