Saveur Selects: Gifts for the Photographer

We come across all sorts of great products in the SAVEUR office. This holiday season, we're sharing our picks for all sorts of gifts to give and receive. Here, ideal gifts for the photographer, selected by executive digital editor (and constant camera-toter) Helen Rosner.
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A Battery Pack That Lasts

Taking iPhone photos constantly can be a real battery drainer, but this tiny recharger gives me hours of extra juice.
Lepow Moonstone 6000v external recharger for iPhone and iPad, $60

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courtesy Modernist Cuisine

A Ton of Inspiration

It’s impossible not to be inspired by the genre-defying food photos in this massive, gorgeous book. It makes me want to take better pictures—and to eat better food!
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, $120

Instant gratification, plus digital backup

A retro-style instant camera that also saves all the pics to a memory card is a genius device for capturing holiday parties.
Polaroid z2300 plus film, $250

The perfect backdrop

Everything looks better on a marble surface—in photos, but also in real life.
French Kitchen Pastry Slab, $50

A sneaky camera bag

I’ll admit it: I hate camera bags. This handy insert offers all the padding of the best camera cases, and fits into a tote bag, messenger satchel, or a roomy purse.
ONA Camera Bag Insert, $60

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HELEN ROSNER, executive digital editor
First camera: A neon pink 110mm that my mom gave me back in the ’80s
Favorite place to shoot: There’s nowhere I like taking photos more than the gorgeous, light-drenched SAVEUR kitchen—except maybe the Union Square Greenmarket
Essential photo app: Instagram! I post to SAVEUR’s feed regularly, and I post to my own even more often
Follow Helen on Twitter at @hels

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