Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cool camera straps and other such business

So many readers have written me asking a range of questions from what settings I used to take a photo to recommendations on cameras, to my favorite question of all, which is “where did you get your cool camera strap?”

That’s the question that’s easiest to answer, because I rarely remember what settings I used to take a photo (I shoot on the auto dial mostly) and I can only point people in the right direction to researching a camera because I have no idea what their needs are. But the camera strap question is an easy one to answer.

I love the strap that I have on my camera (there’s a photo of it not too far down my sidebar) and bought it a couple of years ago from a vendor I found on etsy. Unfortunately however, that vendor isn’t making them anymore.

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I was able to find this little number, however, at Boneca Linda, another etsy vendor.

I just love these colors.

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And the craftsmanship is perfect.

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There are many different designs available and these two were bought as gifts. They came within only days of my having ordered them and included a lovely thank-you note. I can definitely recommend this seller.

One thing to keep in mind when buying a camera strap is that some are sold only as covers for your existing camera strap, and some are like this, which is an entire strap that must be threaded onto your camera’s side posts. You also want a material on the underside that won’t slip and slide all over your shoulder.

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And just to throw even more into the mix, this is a gadget-keeper I found at Janine King Designs. It will fit anything from an iPhone to a Blackberry to my regular old Verizon cell phone. I originally bought it on her etsy site, but on February 4, Janine opened her new shop on Artfire. You can use either link to check out her offerings.

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Your selections at Janine King Designs are made to order and will take a little longer for you to receive. There’s a cornucopia of other useful items available on her site as well as a great fabrics from which to choose.

I don’t get any compensation from either Janine King Designs or Boneca Linda. But I know a good thing when I see it and I’m sharing it with you today.

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It was great reading all of your answers to yesterday’s questions and I’ve answered everyone whose e-mail addresses were enabled. One thing I learned from that post is how many ways there are to top a baked potato. One commenter went on to write that ‘Potatoes are just a blank slate waiting to be adorned.’

And on that note, until tomorrow my friends . . .

24 comments:

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

I'm so glad you posted this about camera straps because after seeing yours in your side bar, it really had me thinking that I wanted a new one ....now I know where to go! Beautiful straps! Thank you! ~nancy

Char said...

it's funny, i've had my 40d for almost 2 years now and i haven't put my strap on. maybe if i had a pretty one...

myletterstoemily said...

beautiful camera strap!

sorry to have missed out on the
great potato topping discussion!

Cloudia said...

You just have great style!


Aloha, Country Friend


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JackDaddy said...

You do all these wonderful pictures on AUTO?

I'm just going to stop trying! :)

Riet said...

Thank you for posting about the camerastraps. I have been admiring yours . I went to the site and saw what all she had to offer. Great shop

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That is a gorgeous strap, but nicer than the dowdy black one I have with Canon written along it!!

CJ xx

Mary said...

Oooo love that gadget keeper!

Karen said...

Hmm... perhaps a birthday present!... love the colors in the first one too...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Don't tell anyone, but that commenter is a little bit crazy, I know her.

Anyway, those camera straps are gorgeous. Yo-yo string holds my camera around my neck, it's just not something I ever thought about. Those look like works of art.

broccoli and cheese - another topping for baked potatoes but you probably heard that one already.

Ann Marie said...

Love the straps... me I got me old Nikon strap on there.. which by the way is a conversation starter..

So many times I have been out and about snapping shots when I hear .. Oh a Nikon... I have one.. .or I have a Canon let's compare.. but it is that bright yellow I think that grabs their attention :)

shirley said...

Wow, I'm so sad she's not making those camera straps anymore (I have the same strap as the one on your D80 in the sidebar pic, except in Rust Color). But the new ones are gorgeous! Will definitely check out the seller.

Carolynn said...

I've always admired the camera strap you have on the sidebar and these are really beautiful too. Works of art and so professionally finished! I'm so impressed with etsy vendors. Now, all I need is a 'proper' camera to go with those.

Deb said...

Ouuu...Ahhh...Ehhh...I loves dem!

I have a boring old Canon camera strap. Yawn!

Jill of All Trades said...

Very nice. I'll have to keep an eye out.

The Japanese Redneck said...

It's fun seeing the replies to your questions.

Love the potato one - they are abosolutely correct!

Daryl said...

Love my strap, thank you again for making my new baby so fashionable .. and wasnt it fun threading the strap?

just jill said...

thanks so much for the tip...great gift idea (for me)!

Egghead said...

Those are beautiful. I have been thinking of making my own but I could never match these.

Emom said...

They have wonderful accessories over at Etsy...Iwant to buy one of them all....smiles.

Mary Elizabeth said...

I just ordered a beautiful camera strap from Boneca Linda...can't wait to receive it!

Adam Cavanagh said...

Very cool straps. I haven't seen anything like this before.

Oliag said...

Thanks Kate!I'v been looking for a pretty camera strap for my new camera:)
xo

Lucilia said...

What a wonderful surprise! I've just discovered your article about your camera straps.

Thank you very much for writing about your purchases with Boneca Linda. It's a fantastic feeling to hear the joy that others feel once they add their own personal style to their camera. It was my pleasure and I wish you continued success.

Sincerely,
Lucilia, Boneca Linda Straps