Washington DC Wedding Photographer: Stephen Gosling Photography
The first thing I want to say is that I am under no illusion that people read my blog, let alone other photographers. I in no way think that the way I do things is the correct way and I am not writing these posts to tell people how to shoot or how to run their businesses. I am however going to be writing about my experiences; my failures, my successes, etc. If these posts help anyone, great! If not; no big deal.
That being said…
The camera strap that comes with your camera is terrible. They are all just awful. They have no support, they have no padding and they have no material to cause friction on your shoulder and thusly stop the camera from falling to the ground. The first thing I do with the camera strap that comes with the camera is throw it into the bottom of a draw where I have a whole bunch of equipment odds and ends that don’t really get used to often or ever. The second thing I do with the new camera, after chucking that terrible strap far, far away from my sight is to buy a GOOD camera strap. And I buy my GOOD camera straps from Crumpler. Crumpler is an Australian company that makes messenger bags, travel bags, camera bags and camera accessories. They have this one store in NYC that has a yearly promotion where if you buy a bag from them you get to fill it full of Fosters beer (in cans) for free! You still have to pay for the bag of course, but the beer is FREE!
Any who… I;m getting off topic.
They have 3 different types of straps. A small thin one (called the Popular Disgrace) for little baby cameras which I may be getting for my new little friend; my Fujifilm x100. They have a super, duper fancy strap that is called the Convenient Disgrace which has some nice bells and whistles, and then they have a great normal strap called the Convenient Disgrace which is what I use. I use these straps for a few reasons;
1. I love Crumpler stuff. Their system of naming things as randomly as they can appeals to me on so many levels.
2. They always have come great colour options so you can feel all cool and stylish.
3. They are comfy. They are wide and padded which helps you out when it is on your shoulder for a while because IT DOES NOT HURT!
4. On the underside of the strap; the side that sits on your shoulder; they have their name printed in a resistant material so that it wont slide off your shoulder when you’re moving around. WIN!
Go check ’em out!
Crumpler – http://www.crumpler.com/us/
Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Straps – http://www.crumpler.com/us/Camera-Bags/Camera-Straps-Accessories/Industry-Disgrace.html
Pics shot with Fujifilm x100.