Photography T-Shirts | Gift Ideas for Photographers

If you’re after a photography t-shirt for yourself or for a gift, here are some of my favorites.

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If you’re after a photography shirt for yourself or for a gift for a photographer here are some ideas. Some are quirky, some are funny, some are meta, and some are cute, but they’re mostly just fun.

I’ve chosen some of my favorites and skipped the endless “I shoot people” variations and others that can be, well, creepy. So here are some of my favorites. Most of these are available in a variety of sizes and colors and in men’s, women’s, and unisex styles. And they often come in different shirt designs, from t-shirts to long-sleeve shirts. There are also some cute ones available for kids.

Some of these are printed on demand, so if you’re trying to get it in time for a deadline, be sure to check their shipping cutoff dates.

I’ve recently come across some great classic photography t-shirts from a company called Analog Artifact. I’ll add some below soon; in the meantime, you can find their range here.

If I can’t take my camera I’m not going

For those bitten hard by the bug.

If I Can't Take My Camera I'm Not Going Funny Photography T-Shirt
  • This photography design makes an awesome idea for people who like photography. Whether you are an amateur...
  • This If I Can't Take My Camera I'm Not Going design is for a photography enthusiast who loves snapping...

You can find them at Amazon.

We Sell Kodak Film

You used to see this sign everywhere, even in the most remote places. But it’s now from a bygone era. Please note that this one is an official Kodak product, not one of the many unlicensed variations out there. I wear this one myself–love it.

Vintage 'We Sell Kodak Film' Retail sign design T-Shirt
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Kodak sells these through their store on Amazon.

Camera at the Ready

There’s a bunch of variations on this theme, with different cameras and different levels of stylization. There are even kids’ versions (see below).

Camera around neck tshirt

You can find them at RedBubble.

Stolen Camera at the Ready

A fun twist on the one above.

Stolen camera tshirt

You can find these at RedBubble.

Camera at the Ready: Kids Version

For the photographer-in-training. I got this one for my son–looks great.

These are on Amazon.

Eat Sleep Shoot

Tshirt Eat Sleep Shoot

You can find it at Etsy.

It’s Not the Camera But Who’s Behind It


Tshirt It s not the camera but who e behind it

You can find it at Redbubble.

Going Full Manual

Photographers will recognize it immediately. Others might need longer.

Spreadshirt Photography Shoot Manual Camera Mode Men's T-Shirt, L, Black
  • Celebrate your photography skills with this cool design showing a camera mode switch set to "Manual"....
  • MILLIONS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS - Spreadshirt is one of the world's leading e-commerce platforms and brings...

You can find them at Amazon.

You can get them at Amazon.

Beware of the Photographer

Either harmless fun or, if you’ve been hassled unnecessarily by security for taking perfectly innocuous photos from public land–and these days, who hasn’t at some point?–it can easily take on a more sarcastic tone.

Tshirt beware of photographer

These are by one of RedBubbble’s designers.

Evolution of the Photographer

Tshirt photographer evolution

You can find these photography shirts at Etsy.

Sunny 16 Rule

Before auto exposure and aperture priority and shutter priority and auto ISO, there was the sunny 16 rule. Photographers should get it, although I’m not sure how many others will.

Tshirt Sunny 16 rule

Another one that’s available through RedBubble.

Old School Camera

For those who like vintage.

1938 Graflex Speed Graphic Camera Patent Drawing | Photographer Unisex...
  • MICHIGAN ARTISTS & PRINTERS | this design was drawn and screen printed (silk screened) with pride by our...
  • UNISEX MODERN FIT SIZING | this shirt is slightly tapered to be a little less boxy than the old style of...

Find them at Amazon.

Another Vintage Look

Photography Lover Gift T-Shirt Camera Vintage Patent Print
  • This cool vintage facts photography t-shirt is the perfect gift for any photographer (professional or...
  • If you look for a cool photographer gift or great retro photography shirts - with our photographer...

If It Involves a Camera and Coffee, Count Me In

Life’s little pleasures.

Tshirt if it involves a camera

Available at RedBubble.

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Find them at Etsy.

Trust me, I’m a photographer

Tshirt trust me im a photographer

At RedBubble.

18% Gray Card

Turn yourself into a walking, talking 18% gray card and never again be caught guessing the exposure.

Photography T-Shirt: 18 Percent Gray Card


One that’s instantly recognizable to those who speak photography.

Tshirt apertures

Real Women Shoot Raw

There’s also a “real men” version.

Retro Capturing Light

Vintage Polaroid

If you remember Polaroids…

LoveTS Custom Design Men's Vintage Polaroid Camera T-Shirts Black XL
  • 100% Cotton Unisex Tagless T-shirt
  • Comfortable Modern Fit Wash Inside out with cold water

Travel Photographer

For the globe-trotting photographer.

Tshirt travel photographer

What the F-Stop

Not quite naughty.

Stop Taking Selfies

We’ve all thought it, but this if for those who don’t mind stirring the pot.

Stop taking selfies tshirt

Please, No Flash Photography

Because no-one looks good with full-frontal flash.

Tshirt no flash photography

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David Coleman

I'm a professional freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and a bunch of places in between. My images have appeared in numerous publications, and you can check out some of my travel photography here. More »