Who says cameras have to be all black and boring? Ditch the everyone-has-the-same-camera-as-me feeling, and upgrade yours with a cheery strap that will definitely stand out. Here, we bring you springtime straps with a little something special that'll showcase some personality and style while you snap those amazing pics on your trusty DSLR.
Keeping a camera on hand this season is essential as Fall lighting and colors set the scene for beautiful photographs. Add style to your DSLR with warm colors for a timely update to an otherwise ordinary camera strap. We've gathered unique camera straps to reflect your personality and celebrate the crisp weather. Here are our top camera accessories featuring everything from muted tones to playful textures.
Clumsy confession: every time I remove my camera's lens cap to scramble for a photo before a Kodak moment passes, it's instantly lost in the abyss that is my, admittedly adorable, camera bag. The magic solution? A lens cap holder ($15) that slides on to any basic camera strap.
From its early days on Kickstarter, the plastic lens cap holder fits over any strap that doesn't include fancy hardware on the end of it. Snap the cap on the holder and never again feel the urgent scramble that is losing a lens without its cover.
For Pinterest addicts, the site has become both a blessing and curse. You discover new accessories for gadgets, but then comes the task of restraint in purchasing said products. If those thousands of inspiring images are good for anything, it's discovering the latest DIYs for updated gadget gear without putting a drain on our bank accounts. Spying this painted camera strap DIY from Designlovefest has me excited to stop selecting "Add to Cart" and pick up a paintbrush instead this weekend.
With some cotton webbing available from any craft store and masking tape, create a bright, geometric print to outfit your DSLR during a Spring getaway. Head over to Designlovefest for the step-by-step directions, one of which is even in my favorite medium — GIF!
No need to scour the Internet for the perfect sturdy, cool camera strap to take on your travels; just peek inside your closet. This camera strap DIY by Photojojo calls simply for a silk scarf or piece of cut silk fabric, sturdy key rings, and some basic sewing skills. Silk is an incredibly sturdy fabric, which makes it an ideal candidate to keep a precious DSLR safe. Silk rope is actually stronger than steel cable — its prohibitive costs keep silk from becoming a standard manufacturing option.
Head over to Photojojo for the full how-to on making a boho-chic camera strap of your own and share pics of your creations on our Facebook page!
You can get a generic camera strap from just about anywhere these days, but this one is streets ahead. Made from vintage vinyl from 80's Mercedes models, the Deadstock Vinyl strap ($35) is affordable, stylish, handmade, and should satisfy even the most hipster of photographers in your life. Of course, if a camera strap isn't enough, you can also get a guitar strap and wallet made from the same material.