Black Friday / Cyber Monday Photography Deals 2021

Here are some great deals on photography apps and services for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021.

Black Friday Deals for Photographers 2021
Black Friday Deals for Photographers 2021
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Here are some great deals on photography gear, services, and other things of particular interest to photographers for Black Friday 2021.

There’s a torrent of deals at this time of year, but some are better than others. I’m trying to pick out some of the better ones here on gear and services I know, use, and would recommend. It’s a running list. I’ll add new ones as they go live or catch my eye. And many of the deals are embargoed, which means I can’t show them here until they go live–so be sure to check back.

And with the current serious global supply chain problems leading to shortages and delays, it’s a great year to get in early with any purchases that you want to arrive in time for the holidays.

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Photography Gear Black Friday Deals

I have some handpicked selections below, but there are far too many deals on photography deals to list them all. So if you’d like to see the full listings at some of the major retailers, you can find their deals pages here:

Camera Gear

Cameras & Lenses

Sony Alpha 7R IV Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera w/High...
  • World’s first 61MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R sensor
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 102,400

Tripods & Mounts

  • Peak Design Travel Tripod – Up to $60 OFF. Peak Design’s innovative travel tripod is on sale. Aluminum version is $35 off ($314.95) and carbon fiber version is $60 off ($539.95). I have the carbon fiber version, and they really are clever and useful tripods. No code required. Ends 11/30.
  • Platypod – 20% OFF. Platypod makes some really unique, highly portable mounting options. I use some of them myself, and I’ve covered some of them here before. Get 20% off at their store. Use code BK20. Ends 12/6.

Lighting

  • Lumecube – Up to 35% OFF. Lumecube make some innovative LED photography lighting solutions. They started with their original cube–a tiny, waterproof, cube light that could be used anywhere. They’ve since expanded into larger LED panels, ring lights, and drone lighting kits–emphasis still on portability and flexibility. No code required. Ends 11/30.

Misc Accessories

  • Peak Design – Up to 30% OFF. Peak Design makes really cleverly designed camera bags, camera straps, mounts, and now even tripods. Several of their products have long been stables of my camera kit, and they keep coming out with clever new ideas. They have up to 30% off gear at their store. No code required. Ends 11/30.

Specialty Photography Gear

Photography Apps & Software Black Friday Deals

Digital photography can involve a lot of software. Here are some good Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on photography software and tools I’ve found useful, from image editing to sharing.

Lightroom & Photoshop

If you’re using Lightroom and Photoshop to edit and process your images, here are some good deals that might be of interest.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud – 40% OFF. If you’re not already using Lightroom but have been looking to start, Adobe’s Black Friday deal is for 40% off a Creative Cloud subscription for the first year. There’s a range of different bundles, so you can choose the right combination of apps for your needs. Apps like Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro (and a bunch more).
  • Contrastly Presets & Ebooks – 20% OFF. Contrastly makes some really impressive Lightroom presets that suit a wide variety of photographic styles. They also have some very useful learning ebooks. This isn’t specifically a Black Friday deal, but it’s still a good deal. Use code HAVECAMERA at checkout for 20% off.
  • Summerana Photography Academy – 50% OFF Entire Store. This is a great resource for online courses and tools. It’s especially strong in the areas of portrait, family, and engagement photography. They have hundreds of classes and workshops, but this Black Friday Deal applies to everything in their store, which includes Photoshop actions, overlays, and digital backgrounds. Use code FRIDAY50. Ends 11/30.

Image Editing & Image Management

There are plenty of other great apps aside from Lightroom for editing images. Here are some good deals on some of the best.

  • Photo Mechanic. Photo Mechanic is a super-fast image organizer and sorter. It’s especially good for culling keepers from many images and captioning and sorting them, making it a favorite of sports and press photographers. It’s also good for anyone else after a fast workflow. CameraBits has good deals on new licenses and upgrades of Photo Mechanic and Photo Mechanic Plus (the latter includes a built-in catalog database). No code required. Ends 11/30.
  • Rawsie RAW Compressor – $25 OFF. Rawsie is a new app that uses sophisticated algorithms to drastically reduce the size of those thousands of RAW files taking up space on your hard drives. You can find my review of it here. Get $25 off your first year or lifetime license with code HCWT2021. Ends 12/15.
  • Capture One – 20% OFF. Capture One is another among the best Lightroom alternatives and can get you excellent results from your RAW images. Discount applies to first year of an annual subscription. If you’re an existing user, they also have 50% off their style packs. No code required. Ends 11/30.
  • Affinity Photo – 30% OFF. The Affinity suite of imaging apps have been making waves in recent years for their impressive features and slick user-friendliness. Everything is 30% off, including Affiniti Photo, the most useful part of the suite for photographers (bringing it down to $37.99). No code required.
  • JPEGmini Pro – 25% OFF. JPEGmini takes JPG images and optimizes them to reduce file size without compromising image quality. And smaller file sizes mean faster websites, fewer “attachment is too large” errors, and quickly digital delivery. There are other apps that promise this too, but whatever secret sauce is in JPEGmini’s algorithm works especially well. No code required.

Data Recovery

If you need to recover deleted photos from a memory card to hard drive, these apps can help.

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard – 40% OFF. If you’ve accidentally deleted photos from your memory card or hard drive, there’s a surprisingly good chance that you can recover them with data recovery software. I’ve found that EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is one of the easiest to use. Use code BLACK. Ends 12/10.

Photography Websites & Web Hosting Black Friday Deals

If you’re looking to create a beautiful portfolio website to showcase and sell your photographs without having to set up your own WordPress site or learn code, there are some very good options for services that cater specifically to photographers and artists.

  • Pixpa – 30% OFF. Pixpa is an easy way to create your own photography portfolio website and sell your photos as prints or digital downloads. The built-in website templates are especially slick and professional looking. Use code HAVECAMERA30.

Cloud Backup & Storage

WordPress

If you’re using WordPress for your website or blog (as I do), here are some deals on the tools I find most useful to speed up my site and keep Google happy (and readers, too!)

  • ShortPixel – 5X Credits. ShortPixel automatically optimizes your website’s images to make the filesize smaller without compromising image quality. And that means a faster website, keeping Google and your site’s visitors happy. I’ve tried many of the image optimization options out there, and ShortPixel is the one I’ve settled on for all my sites (and you can find my review here. They can also create and serve next-generation WebP and AVIF images for even better performance. This 5X credits offer is a really great deal–and one I’ve just taken advantage of myself to upgrade my account. Billing is monthly or annually (discounted rate for annual billing).
  • WP Rocket – 30% OFF. WP Rocket is a site optimization tool for WordPress sites. And it makes a big difference in making your site faster–it’s one of the tools I use on all my sites. A faster website is always good, but it’s especially crucial now that Google is officially using Core Web Vitals as a ranking factor. Deal applies to new licenses. No code required. Ends 12/1.
  • Perfmatters – 30% OFF. Perfmatters is a WordPress performance plugin that adds numerous tweaks the milk more speed and security out of your WordPresssite. I’m quite new to it, but I’ve been impressed and have now set it up on all of my sites. Use code BLACKFRIDAY. Ends 12/1.
  • Elementor – Up to 50% OFF. Elementor is known as a “page builder,” but what that really means is that it’s a really good way to build beautiful and fast websites without having to know how to code. I’ve used Elementor extensively on several websites and found it to be excellent. No code required. Ends 12/2.
  • GeneratePress – Up to 45% OFF. Now that Google is explicity using site speed as a ranking factor, a fast website is crucial. And the theme you choose can make a big difference with that. I’m now building all my sites with GeneratePress. I’m particularly a fan of pairing it with GenerateBlocks. The GeneratePress Black Friday sale includes: 25% off yearly license; $30 off lifetime license; 45% off yearly license renewals and extensions. No code required. Ends 12/2.
  • WP Engine – 5 Months Free. If you’re looking to upgrade your WordPress hosting from a basic host, I can recommend moving to a specialized WordPress managed host. It means you can spend more time focusing on your photos than troubleshooting your website. I’ve used WP Engine in the past for this site and found them to be very good. (I now use Kinsta.) Deal applies to new customers for yearly subscription. Use code CYBERWEEK2021. Ends 11/30.

Photography Classes & Learning Black Friday Deals

Online photography classes are great ways to make improve your skills or expand into something new. Here are some Black Friday deals worth a look.

  • KelbyOne – $90 OFF. The online course site created by Scott Kelby has grown enormously in recent years. There are now over 900 courses across a huge range of photography related subjects and niches. For Black Friday, they have $90 off the Pro annual membership ($149), which gives you access to all of them. No code required. Ends 11/30.

Photo Labs & Prints Black Friday Deals

  • Amazon Photo Gifts – Up to 25% OFF. Amazon’s photo printing service has a full range of photo gift products, including wall art (canvas, metal prints, wood prints, etc), photo books, ornaments, coffee mugs, blankets, and so on. The percentage off varies by product, but there are some good savings and some fun gift ideas. No code required.

Photography Business Services Black Friday Deals

These tools can make running your photography business easier, more productive, and potentially more lucrative.

  • Cradoc fotoSoftware – 50% OFF. Cradoc creates tools to help photographers with their business. Some of their most popular offerings are fotoQuote (to help prepare shoot quotes to send to clients), fotoBiz X (business tools), and fotoKeywords (for keywording stock images). They’re offering 50% off everything for Black Friday. Deal applies to new and upgrades. Use code GIVING2021. Ends 11/30.

Photography Gear Rental Black Friday Deals

Renting gear is a great way to try out new or different lenses and cameras, whether it’s something specific you need for a client shoot or just want to try something different for fun.

  • BorrowLenses – 25% OFF 5+ Day Rentals. This is a good opportunity to try out that camera or lens you’ve been drooling over or get that piece of kit that would take your shoot next level. Save 25% on any 5+ day rental. Gear must arrive before end of Janurary. Use code CYBERMONDAY2021. Ends 11/30.

Bestselling Cameras & Lenses on Amazon

DSLR Cameras

Canon DSLR Camera [EOS 90D] with 18-135 is USM Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi,...
Canon DSLR Camera [EOS 90D] with 18-135 is USM Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi,...
High image quality with 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor; High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 fps with no time Lag during off shooting

DSLR Lenses

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
10-22mm wide-angle zoom lens with f/3.5-4.5 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras; Superior AF performance and speed, with full-time manual focus with the turn of a ring
$499.00
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras (Renewed)
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras (Renewed)
This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished it shows limited or no wear
$199.99
Sigma 258306 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera
Sigma 258306 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera
Focuses down to 1:1 magnification ratio at its closest working distance of 12.3 inches; A hood adapter, lens hood, front & rear lens caps are included with the lens
$569.00
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens...
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens...
Maximum magnification of 032x; Aperture range from f/35 to f/22; Angle of view from 76 to 520'
$603.52
Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR AF-S NIKKOR Zoom Lens Nikon Digital SLR...
Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR AF-S NIKKOR Zoom Lens Nikon Digital SLR...
Includes all original accessories plus a 90 day warranty; Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR AF-S NIKKOR Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
$1,273.00

Mirrorless Cameras

Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - Silver
Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - Silver
New 26 1MP x Trans CMOS 4 sensor with x processor 4 image processing engine; 16 film Simulation modes including external/cinema B and w adjustment 9 +9
$1,599.00
Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera...
Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera...
Advanced 24.2MP BSI full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed
$1,798.00
Canon EOS RP Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera + RF24-105mm...
Canon EOS RP Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera + RF24-105mm...
Compact, Lightweight and High-Quality RF Lens with a Versatile Zoom Range of 24-105mm; Optical Image Stabilization at up to 5 Stops of Shake Correction
$1,299.99
Nikon Z50 Compact Mirrorless Digital Camera with Flip Under...
Nikon Z50 Compact Mirrorless Digital Camera with Flip Under...
Compact, lightweight and durably constructed mirrorless camera; 20.9 MP sensor with robust 4K UHD video features
$1,199.99

Compact Cameras

Instant Film Cameras

Polaroid Originals Now I-Type Instant Camera - White (9027)
Polaroid Originals Now I-Type Instant Camera - White (9027)
COLORFUL FUN: Now is available in the 7 colors of the iconic Polaroid spectrum.
$99.99
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, Flamingo Pink
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, Flamingo Pink
High key mode takes brighter pictures with a soft look perfect for portraits; 2 AA batteries; Manual switching system (LED indicator in exposure meter)
$60.62

Cameras for Kids

VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera, Amazon Exclusive, Camouflage
VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera, Amazon Exclusive, Camouflage
Get creative using laugh-out-loud photo effects in addition to cartoon and collage effects
$49.99

Waterproof Cameras

Action Cameras

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by David Coleman

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