Holiday gift ideas: Great photography for less than $500

Giving wonderful fine art should not be limited only to millionaires. If you are interested in giving the gift of photography on a budget, it’s possible to buy beautiful prints that cost less than that plasma TV.

For many amateur collectors, getting started on a photography collection can be both daunting and overwhelming. Where to begin? What do the prices represent? What is good photography? Whether giving a gift around holiday time or for any occasion throughout the year, there are plenty of online resources available to help you navigate through good art that falls in between Spencer’s and Christie’s.

One of the most obvious—and overlooked—ways of buying photography is through the photographer directly. Ryan Pfluger, for example, offers a gift that keeps on giving: a postcard subscription mailed out every other month for a year. For $12.


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