Sweetest Amazon Prime Day Deals for Photographers

I spent a small fortune on Amazon every year, so the one particular day that allows me to spend a slighter smaller fortune than normal is certainly one I give a shit about. And we call this day, Prime Day. I took a browse through Amazon’s Prime Day offerings so far and highlighted a few sales that made me giddy and other photographers can likely appreciate.


Hard Drives

SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable External SSD ($269.99 today)

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External SSD ($135.99 today)

SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD ($119.99 today)

If you aren’t familiar with the wonderful product that is the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs, today is the day you should become aware. These fast, beautiful, tiny, perfect lil SSD drives are literally all I want to bring with me when I’m on tour or even just for day-to-day use at home. They can be prohibitively expensive most of the time compared to uglier, slower, but equal-in-storage-space drives, so big cuts to their regular prices today is nothing short of news from the heavens.

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD ($129.99 today)

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 1TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD ($99.99 today)

LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD (USB 3.0/2.0) ($119.99 today)

LaCie Rugged Mini 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD (USB 3.0/2.0) ($79.99 today)

LaCie Rugged Mini 1TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD (USB 3.0/2.0) ($59.99 today)

Since the dawn of man (or like 2014) every tour photographer I like would swear by these drives, and they are excellent. They’re not always the cheapest but pretty sweet discounts on Prime Day make them hard to pass up. Lots of options!!

Cameras

Polaroid Originals OneStep+ White w/ 600 Two Pack Film Set (1 Color + 1 B&W) ($110.59 today)

I recently picked up a Polaroid Originals camera to bring with my on tour and it’s been a great new addition to my kit. Having one of these boys around helps diversify the type of photo format that you’re shooting and even more importantly taking a Polaroid of someone is a great ‘tension-breaker’ during a shoot and is a relatable process that everyone is familiar with so it really opens people up. Some of my best, most personality-showing photos lately have been with a Polaroid and it makes complete sense.. Anyway these Polaroid OneSteps are an awesome pickup to have in your kit. I’ve heard from friends that these are fragile and don’t take well to being roughed around or tossed in a bag and traveled with a ton, so take that advice as you will.

Memory Cards

SanDisk 256GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card ($47.99 today)

SanDisk 128GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card ($23.99 today)

Here’s your chance to pick up some fat SanDisk Extreme SD cards at 256Gb or 128Gb. They’re not Extreme Pro’s but if you don’t need insane cards with a big buffer, these are some big ol’ SD’s with some real chubby storage that are perfect for casual and amateur photographers — even pros who don’t rely on the highest speed cards available. Great deals on these fellas today make it hard to pass up, even just to have around as backups.

Miscellaneous

AmazonBasics Metal Laptop Computer Monitor Riser Stand - Black ($12.83 today)

Save your neck, get a riser. I know a lot of people who swear by these and those people coincidentally have less neck pain than I do so I know I’m about to smash that “add to cart” button.


Matty Vogel