All I want for Christmas

This week I heard the song “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” and I wondered how photographers would fare with that tune, so when my friend Jo stopped by to help me feed the ducks and chickens that lay a few eggs and make a lot of noise I asked her, in the spirit of that classic song, to help me come up with some new verses for photographers.

We sat drinking hot chocolate after feeding the birds and got a bit carried away, but here are a few “All I wants” we came up with:

All I want for Christmas is a brand new lens. Santa, a 85mm lens would be great for my portrait and studio photography. Although I’d really like an f1.4 that would give me really soft background, I’d be very happy with an f1.8 if that’s all you have available.

All I want for Christmas is a new ball head for my tripod. Santa, you know I always use a tripod. Now I am thinking that I want a really good ball head that is super smooth for panning on my small travel tripod that I got last spring.

All I want for Christmas is that new Nikon D850. I don’t really need a new camera. I really am quite happy with the cameras I have, but if Santa wanted to give me a new camera that would be the one I’d like.

All I want for Christmas is a camera bag with wheels. Santa, that kind of bag would let me carry more lenses, cameras and photography accessories so I would have more choices when I wanted to make a picture.

All I want for Christmas is a super zoom telephoto. Santa, there are a couple to pick from like a Tamron or Sigma and two good ones for Nikon owners. (And Canon too)

All I want for Christmas is a box of the Epson 20X24 Exhibition Fiber paper. Santa, it is supposed to have an incredible luminance and texture as well as producing a B&W much like the original B&W prints of the past.

All I want for Christmas is a big flat-topped car like a Hummer that I can climb on top of with my tripod and shoot from on high like the famous scenic photographer Ansel Adams used to do. Santa, I probably need to ask for some gas money too, as I’m sure it’ll cost more to drive than my Honda.

All I want for Christmas is a photography vacation. Santa, I would like about a month just about anywhere that I could only do photography for myself day after day without worrying about the regular things in my life like taking care of my family and paying bills. However, I’d even be happy with a week.

All I want for Christmas is to have a “White Christmas” (oops, another Christmas song), but not too cold of temperatures Santa. I don’t want to freeze my toes and fingertips when I go outside to take pictures over the holidays.

I just heard another one of my favourite Christmas songs entitled “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”.

So In the words of composers Blane and Martin ”All I want for Christmas” is for everyone to

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light

From now on our troubles will be out of sight

Through the years we all will be together

If the fates allow

Hang a shinning star upon the highest bough

And let yourself have a merry little Christmas now.”

These are my thoughts for this week. Contact me at or Stop by Enman’s Camera at 423 Tranquille Road in Kamloops. I sell an interesting selection of used photographic equipment. Don’t hesitate to call me at 250-371-3069.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

MISSING TEEN: Williams Lake RCMP ask public’s help in finding Angel Emile

Emile was last seen on Windmill Crescent in Williams Lake Jan. 16

Gilbertson ready to step down from organizing Barriere’s Walk For Alzheimer’s

By Margaret Houben Liz Gilbertson has been chairing the Barriere and Area… Continue reading

Don’t fall for scammer who says, “Your Windows license is expiring”

They explain you need to upgrade your operating system if you want your computer to keep working

Province seeks input into trails strategy

The Province and its partners have announced they are currently leading a… Continue reading

Soccer Academy every Friday at the Barriere Ridge

U4 to U13 youngsters excited about Lead Wolf Selects Soccer Academy

VIDEO: Rare ‘ice circle’ spotted on Kamloops river

An ice circle or ice pan, has formed in the chilly waters just east of the Yellowhead Bridge

Uber, Lyft approved for ride-hailing in Lower Mainland

Kater Technologies Inc.’s application was rejected

B.C. man rescued after getting trapped headfirst in well as water level rose

The rescue involved crews from Oak Bay and Saanich

Investigators in wildfire-torn Australia head to site of B.C. airtanker crash

The B.C. government sends condolences to Port Alberni-owned Coulson Aviation

RCMP investigating sexual allegation against Lower Mainland police officer

Delta officer suspended while the alleged off-duty incident involving a co-worker is investigated

Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse in B.C. granted day parole

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s

VIDEO: Person in wheelchair narrowly avoids collision with car in Kelowna

There were no injuries in the scary looking near-accident last week in Rutland

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

Interior Health issues drug alert in Kamloops

Testing of two samples of drugs sold as crystal meth was positive for fentanyl

Most Read