2018 Black Friday Deals for Photographers

2018 Black Friday Deals for Photographers

We at Fstoppers do our best to keep the photography community informed of noteworthy holiday deals. Since Black Friday week is here, we wanted to let you know about some deals we've heard of from various photography and video companies. Some of these deals are only available for a very limited timeframe, so if there's something that piques your interest, make sure to act on it now!


This Black Friday don’t just spend money, invest in something that will save time and grow your business. Take advantage of the best deal of the year from Pixellu: 40% off SmartAlbums, the ultimate album builder and SmartSlides, a simple slideshow maker. Check out these must-have tools at www.pixellu.com and save 40% before November 26.


MZed is offering some steep discounts off their educational content. We recently reviewed their newest course "Mastering Color" which is available at 25% off. Take advantage of these sales now:

MZed Pro 12 month membership - $199 (save $100)

Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass - $79 (save $120)

Mastering Color - $149 (save $50)

Bundle MZed Pro and Mastering Color for just $329 (save $169)

All other courses and modules at least 50% off


The makers of award-winning creative editing programs PhotoDirector and PowerDirector are offering their Director Suite 365 annual subscription for $78 between November 23rd  - 25th  (40% off MSRP $129.99). The subscription enables users full access to CyberLink’s professional photo, video, audio and color editing programs, as well as immediate access to newly released plug-ins and effects.

Have any creative types close to heart? Director Suite 365 is the perfect gift this holiday season.


Although ShareGrid generally offers rentals, they are excited to announce a variety of flash deals on new gear between now and Cyber Monday. Check out all the options below. 

Quasar Science Q-LED Q5 Lithium Ion Battery LED Lamp 7" - $100 $80 ($20 OFF)

With a compact size and easy-to-use operation, this 7” Q-Lion from Quasar Science offers the ability to place a small, dimmable and battery-operated light where you want it for faces, practical lamps, and more.

Aladdin A-Lite - $427 $363 (15% OFF)

The Aladdin A-LITE is a high-end variable bi-color on-board LED light with an integrated battery. 

Additionally some of ShareGrid's members have decided to also lower the prices of their used gear for this weekend only. Here is a collection of some of the best sales on ShareGrid.


Insta360 has put out some of the most innovative cameras of the year, and it’s offering deep discounts on its full line. For VR filmmakers, the Insta360 Pro has an amazing $350 discount.

Creators can also get 20% off the best-selling Insta360 ONE, a versatile 360-degree action camera, plus a free accessory bundle.

For run-and-gun 360 photography and live 360-degree broadcasting, the Insta360 Nano and Nano S are the perfect shooters. The Nano S is 30% off, while the Nano, originally priced at $199, is a ridiculous $99 during the Black Friday blowout.

Check out Insta360’s full lineup of deals below: 

Insta360 Pro: $3,149 (save $350 / 10% off)

Insta360 Pro 2: $4,999 (Free battery + charging station)

Insta360 ONE: $239 (save $60 / 20% off + Free Bullet Time Bundle upon sign-up) 

Insta360 ONE X: $399.95 (Free Selfie Stick upon sign-up) 

Insta360 Nano S: $167 (save $72/ 30% off )

Insta360 Nano: $99 (save $100 / 50% off)

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Matt Pluz's picture

Sweet! Hope you keep upgrading this article as new deals arrive. I'm looking for a new external hard drive and beauty dish ;)

James Kent's picture

Lutify is 30% off as well