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.
Long, sunny days and bright May blooms make for ideal photography weather, so it's the perfect time of year to deck out your camera. For a colorful makeover of an ordinary camera strap, we've scoured Etsy to find the cute camera strap covers that will suit any style. Here are some of our favorite picks for a Spring camera, from preppy fabrics to textured graphics.
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!
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!
As much as I love playing photographer at a good soiree, I feel like I end up missing some good moments with a camera in front of my face. So imagine my curiosity when I learned about the Sony Party-shot camera dock. It literally takes the photos for you. Skeptical? I was too . . . at first. Until I learned how.
I've used a digital camera that incorporates face and smile detection technology, so I can attest to its ability to capture shots when I'm not really paying attention. It's this technology that makes the Party-shot camera dock so effective. Just set up the dock with your SC-WX1 or DSC-TX1 Cyber-shot camera and let the gadget do all the work. Great for candid and natural-looking shots, the Party-shot detects smiles and faces as it swivels and tilts 360 degrees to get the best shot around. The Party-shot hits stores in September for $150, but will you be in line?
My Canon camera has been playing tricks on me lately, and I'm starting to realize why — the poor thing is being banged up and thrown around in my bottomless bag! I will admit, it's kept in an old makeup bag, but that little zip up number doesn't provide any protection whatsoever. I finally decided it's time to find a camera case that's actually designed for a camera — lightbulb moment everybody! And in doing so, I came across some cases that not only offer 100 percent protection, but chicness too!
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!