The fourth Holiday Gift Guide panel featured photo and video utilities, portable power options, stocking stuffers, and a special recommendation that could save you $500 on a piece of photography gear if you act quickly. These and many more recommendations come from the panel of David Ginsburg, Jean MacDonald, Frederick Van Johnson, and host Chuck Joiner.
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David Ginsburg is the President of the Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group, and is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Find and follow him on Twitter as @daveg65. You can also hear him share his knowledge on his podcast, In Touch With iOS and sharing a love of horse racing on Off The Charts.
Jean MacDonald is the Community Director of Micro.blog, and the Founder and former Executive Director of App Camp For Girls, a program to encourage more girls to pursue software development. She is also a serial podcaster who produces SestraCast, a podcast about the Canadian sci-fi thriller Orphan Black, The Weekly Review with James Dempsey, Micro Monday, and Guinea Pig Wheekly. A would-be rock ‘n roll star, you can follow all of Jean’s exploits on her Twitter stream and her Micro.blog presence.
Frederick Van Johnson is a professional photographer host of This Week in Photo, and founder of the TWiP Network – one of the world’s most popular photography-related podcast media properties. Frederick also consults on marketing with a number of photography industry companies. Frederick began his career as a Combat Photojournalist in the United States Air Force, where he served for 8 years, and was decorated many times for photography. Frederick’s unit was among the first in the military to receive, and put into daily action early digital imaging hardware and software. As a result, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation medal for his key role in facilitating the US Air Force transition from film to digital. After the military, Frederick went on to study visual communication at the University of California in Santa Barbara, California. Frederick also studied at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, where he ultimately became Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Frederick was also a key member of team responsible for the development of iPhoto, Apple’s award-winning photo management application. Highly knowledgeable on multiple disciplines of photography, technology, and Internet trends – Frederick is able to discuss how emerging trends and technologies effect and benefit both amateur and professional photographers. Frederick is also author of the popular book “Global Mobile, Connecting without Wires, Walls, or Borders”. Today Frederick lives in Sacramento, California, and continues to practice photography whenever possible. He has also been known to sneak in playing a game or two on his PlayStation or flying his drone from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter.
MacVoices Gift Guide 2018 – All The Picks – complete list on the MacVoices Blog
MacVoices Gift Guide 2018 – available on Flipboard on the web, and in the Flipboard iOS App
David Ginsburg’s Picks
iHome iBTW39G Bluetooth Clock radio QI Charging
Osmo Mobile 2 smartphone gimbal
Jean MacDonald’s Picks
Anker SoundCore Mini, Super-Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone
Anker PowerCore 5000, Ultra-Compact 5000mAh External Battery
Jackery Mini 3350mAh Portable Charger – External Battery Pack
Skiva CB137 USBLink Short Lightning Duo 2-in-1 Sync and Charge Cables with Lightning and micro USB connectors
Poweradd Slim 2 5000mAh Ultra-compact Portable Power Bank External Battery Pack
Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler Hair Styling Set – Pre-Styling Dryer, 4 Curling Barrels, 2 Smoothing Brushes and Volumizing Brush
Frederick Van Johnson’s Picks
GX85WK BUNDLE – Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 4K WiFi Digital Camera & 12-32mm, 45-1500mm Lenses
Picr – CRM for Creatives – https://picr.com/
Mac Sports WTC-111 Outdoor Utility Wagon
Anker PowerCore Fusion, Portable Charger 5000mAh with Dual USB Wall Charger
eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack
PANASONIC LUMIX GH4 Body 4K Mirrorless Camera
PANASONIC LUMIX G LEICA DG SUMMILUX LENS, 15MM, F1.7 ASPH, PROFESSIONAL MIRRORLESS MICRO FOUR THIRDS, H-X015
Chuck Joiner’s Picks
1Password (give a subscription for free)
One or two hours of tech support