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Chrismas and NY Sorted: Solving the Gift Problem

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

You may have the same issue.  Each year, for those with whom you share gifts, it can become a challenge to find something that is expressive of you, reasonable priced and will actually be used.  It's often harder as we get older, when our potential recipients have more fixed tastes and less need for 'stuff'. 

For many, that is solved by buying a calender: the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.   Of course as photographers, we are going to want to create our own to make it more personal (and perhaps strut our stuff 🙂). 

 I have been doing this for a while and I thought I might share my efforts this time around.  I got mine done by one of the many printing services. They made the slightly irregular images all fit nicely into the calendar format.

Each year, I try a different theme, last year's was 'Say it With Flowers' and this time I have gone for NZ Birds, most of which are endangered or threatened.

Cover: Kaka - Canon EOS R6, Sigma 60-600@475mm, f/6.3, 1/400sec, ISO-1600Cover: Kaka - Canon EOS R6, Sigma 60-600@475mm, f/6.3, 1/400sec, ISO-1600 
Jan: Kaka - Canon EOS R6, Sigma 60-600@133mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO-1600Jan: Kaka - Canon EOS R6, Sigma 60-600@133mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO-1600 Feb: Little Blue Penguin - 80D, EF 100-400MkII@313mm, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO-640Feb: Little Blue Penguin - 80D, EF 100-400MkII@313mm, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO-640 Kea - R6, RF 100-500@363mm, 1/320 Sec, ISO-3200,Kea - R6, RF 100-500@363mm, 1/320 Sec, ISO-3200,Oyster Catcher - R6, Sigma 60-600@600mm f/6.3, 1/100sec, ISO-200Oyster Catcher - R6, Sigma 60-600@600mm f/6.3, 1/100sec, ISO-200 May: Takahe -May: Takahe - HiHi - R5, Rf 100-500@500mm, f/7.1, 1/200sec, ISO-6400HiHi - R5, Rf 100-500@500mm, f/7.1, 1/200sec, ISO-6400Korimako - 60D, 28-300L@300mm, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO-320Korimako - 60D, 28-300L@300mm, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO-320 Aug: Australasian Gannet - R5, RF100-500@500mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-200Aug: Australasian Gannet - R5, RF100-500@500mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-200 Sep: Pukeko - 7DII, EF 100-400MkII@263mm, f/8, 1/800sec, ISO-320Sep: Pukeko - 7DII, EF 100-400MkII@263mm, f/8, 1/800sec, ISO-320Oct: White-faced Heron: Fuji X-T4, Tamron 18-300@300, f/6.3, 1/550sec, ISO-160Oct: White-faced Heron: Fuji X-T4, Tamron 18-300@300, f/6.3, 1/550sec, ISO-160 Nov: Kereru - 5DIV, Sigma 60-600@164mm, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO-1600Nov: Kereru - 5DIV, Sigma 60-600@164mm, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO-1600 Dec: Tui - 60D, EF 28-300@210mm, f/6.3, 1/100sec, ISO-200Dec: Tui - 60D, EF 28-300@210mm, f/6.3, 1/100sec, ISO-200

 


cheers, TREVOR

Before you ask us, have you looked in the manual or on the Canon Support Site?
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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Tintype_18
Authority
Authority

Our son's family gives us a calendar with photos of the year's events. I get two calendars from two organizations- fishing and wildlife. Stunning photos!

John
Canon EOS T7; EF-S 18-55mm IS; EF 28-135mm IS; EF 75-300mm; Sigma 150-600mm DG

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

Calendars at the gift that keeps on giving through the year!  Thanks for your comment. 🙂


cheers, TREVOR

Before you ask us, have you looked in the manual or on the Canon Support Site?
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

aracelitwillis
Apprentice

I completely resonate with the challenge of finding the perfect gift, especially as we grow older and our loved ones become more particular about what they want. A personalized calendar is such a thoughtful idea! It not only lasts the whole year but also allows us to showcase our creativity and personal touch.

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