With all the talk about cameras today, we didn't want to neglect the other side of camera ownership: the accessories. Though your camera surely came with its own wrist or neck strap, kick things up a notch by bringing home one of these beautiful camera straps that will make you want to wear your camera everywhere. And that's a good thing, especially since practice makes perfect!
So you've got a friend who's always got a camera in your face. Shopping for these types can be a snap since there's always some sort of fun, functional, or essential item that they could use in their camera bag. For example, although you can't use the Lens Cap Mug ($25) for taking pics, your shutterbug can use it to sip their favorite hot beverage at home, or at their favorite cafe. Plus, how cool is this thing?!
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Walking around with your camera can be risky business, which is why camera straps were invented! Not only do they help you juggle your precious camera and whatever else you have in your hands, but they also help to keep you from shattering your expensive equipment if you happen to get a case of the "dropsies."
But you don't have to stick with your standard-issue camera strap. I've found five fun and funky examples for you to check out right here!
I've never suffered from "Camera Strap Hand" and am not exactly sure that it exists, but I also can't say that my SLR's camera strap is the most comfortable thing I wrap around my hand.
In any case, this Camera Wrist Strap ($17) from Etsy sure does look cozy with its faux-fur lining.
Buckling up can save your life, so why not use the same device to carry around your precious camera? Made from real car safety belts from wreckage yard vehicles, these repurposed Seat Belt Camera Straps ($20) are a very eco-friendly way to tote your DSLR, Lomo, or whatever kind of camera you have in your photographic arsenal.
I love, love, love the blue strap and am thinking of getting one myself. The best part is, Photojojo is offering up these straps for $20 each, but if you buy two, you'll only pay $35. That way, you get more wardrobe-matching options!