The last decade or so has seen the shopping phenomenon that is Black Friday absolutely explode into public knowledge, and while some may view it as consumerism at it’s worst there is no doubt that there’s a deal or two to be found out there.
Not content with the great deals that Black Friday brings, just days later Cyber Monday arrives with a host of technology related deals to scoop up.
It’s no different for photographers either, and when some of our gear runs into the thousands any deal is welcome! Here, we’ll update our list with some of the very best Black Friday deals for photographers to help you get that early Christmas present.
When is Black Friday 2021 and Cyber Monday 2021?
Black Friday this year falls on Friday November 26th, and is followed a few days later by Cyber Monday on November 29th.
However, many retailers are expected to launch their deals early again this year. In fact, Amazon have already started reducing swathes of products!
Of course, if you’re shopping for a loved one then make sure to check out our Photographers Wishlist – 29 Perfect Gifts for Photographers article here.
50% off at Click and Learn Photography
We’re not holding out on the Black Friday deals either. From Monday November 22nd through until Cyber Monday, you’ll be able to get 50% off both our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography ebook and our Forest Photography Lightroom Presets.
That means for under $5 you can get your hands on our 25,000+ word ebook or our special Lightroom presets for forest photography. Or, you can buy both for just shy of $10!
Just use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY50 at checkout to receive 50% off.
Amazon Black Friday 2021 Deals
Amazon are known to go all out with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and they seem to start earlier every year.
In fact, at the time of writing on November 3rd they have already started their Black Friday deals. Expect things to ramp up considerably before the day itself, but there’s already plenty of photography deals to sink your teeth into.
We’ll be updating this page on a regular basis to bring you the very best Black Friday photography deals from Amazon and other retailers, so make sure to keep checking back.
Amazon Prime Free Trial
If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, make sure to sign up for the free trial below. That means you can take advantage of all the great Black Friday deals, and then simply cancel if you’re not enjoying the benefits of Amazon Prime.
Black Friday Cameras, Lenses and Bundle Deals
Early Black Friday photography deals
Elsewhere, if you’re looking for a vlogging camera, GoPro have a nice deal on the HERO7 going.
Up to 22% off Sony lenses and accessories
Sony might be waiting to reduce the price of their camera bodies but they’ve already started slashing the cost of lenses and accessories, with up to 22% off things such as lenses, flashguns, and vertical grip accessories.
Black Friday photography accessory deals
Plenty of third-party manufacturers have joined the party early for this year’s Black Friday and the main focus in these early stages seems to be on lighting.
A highly recommended purchase if you’re interested in the growing trend of toy photography is one of the dimmable LED light panels. Trust me, they’re game changers!
What can we expect for Black Friday photography deals?
While Amazon Prime Day did bring us some photography deals, that event is largely focused around other tech and especially Amazon’s own devices.
Black Friday opens the door to the whole lot though. Last year we saw great deals on Canon, Sony and Panasonic cameras and lenses especially and tons of smaller deals on accessories such as memory cards and external hard drives.
Not only that, but there were deals on a bunch of photography related software and programs, including a great deal on Adobe Creative Cloud.
US Based Black Friday Deals
Pretty much every retailer out there offers some sort of Black Friday photography deal, and we’ll be updating this article with all the best ones we find as they come in.
What is Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are annual shopping holidays where pretty much every retail outlet in the Western world offers huge discounts, as well as tries to get rid of leftover stock ahead of the fast approaching holiday season.
It takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which happens to be the fourth Friday of November. Cyber Monday follows a few days later and focuses more on online shopping, although Black Friday is very much an online event these days as well.
The focus towards online shopping is expected to progress further this year as well due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tips for making the most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Here at Click and Learn Photography, we don’t condone consumerism for consumerism’s sake. It’s important not to get sucked into the frenzy of seemingly too-good-to-be-true deals, lest you wake up with an empty wallet and a mailbox full of stuff you don’t actually need.
To try and combat this, we’ve compiled a few tips for avoiding the common traps and getting the most out of all those Black Friday and Cyber Monday photography deals.
- Make a list – What do you actually need or want? Think about that before getting sucked into the deals and make a list. Record the pre-Black Friday prices to make sure you’re not being conned and try to exercise some self control.
- Set a budget – If you just dive headlong into the Black Friday deals with an open mind and an open wallet you’ll end up getting stung. Set yourself a strict budget and you’re much less likely to go off-piste and blow all your hard-earned cash.
- Compare prices – Sticking to retail giants such as Amazon might be more convenient, but make sure to shop around and check for any other retailers offering a better deal on your wishlist.
Alex is the owner and lead writer for Click and Learn Photography. An avid landscape, equine, and pet photographer living and working in the beautiful Lake District, UK, Alex has had his work featured in a number of high profile publications, including the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, and Amateur Photographer Magazine.