Friday Finds

Who doesn't love a great camera strap?
Hobbyists, amateurs and professional photographers alike love to dress their camera up with a snazzy strap, and I'm no different.  It makes us and our camera happy!  I snagged my glorious Nena & Co. floral embroidered strap last year, and I get compliments on it all the time.  Peek at my previous strap instagram post here!  I'd love to add to my strap collection, so I started hunting around for some new favorites!  I also love to support handmade artisans & fair trade or ethically produced businesses and I think you will too after you see my list of straps in this week's Friday Finds post.
1. Here's a bright strap using upcycled & new materials handmade in Guatemala by local native artisans.
FAIR TRADE RED STRAP | Nena & Co.
2. Adoring this quality looking handmade leather strap with option to personalize!
LEATHER CAMERA STRAP | Old Country Leather Co
3. Why not try making your own strap?  Are you crafty or daring?  Check out these posts with some fab ideas on creating your own straps.
MAKE IT YOURSELF | Aparmenttherapy.com 
DIY CAMERA STRAP | A Beautiful Mess
4. Shop outside the box with these fun & affordable straps from a company that strives to create ways that help the local Thai economy by training natives to be self-sufficient in supporting their families. A faith-based and fair-trade operation.
TRIBAL CAMERA STRAP | Thai Village Handmade Crafts
5. The fabric prints on the straps from this handcraft shop are amazing!
EXOTIC CAMERA STRAP | theWatermelonDesign

Friday Finds

Camera Straps!

Friday Finds

I get lazy about the consistency of blogging, but my mind is always busy with dreams, with ideas, with plans.  There's so much to see in this over-stimulating, but exciting journey of life and I hope to try to get better at worrying less about the quantity of my blogging and focusing more on the simplistic and authentic consistency that matches where I am right now in my life.  Today, I want to share just a few favorite photography related finds that I'm digging this week!  Pets & children are some of my favorite subjects to capture.  Read more tips and info on photographing children HERE!
Check out this week's Friday Finds with children, pets & photography in mind!
1. Loving this clever Kickstarter product that helps to capture cute shots of your pets.
FLEXY PAW | Kickstarter
2. Here's a link to some great tips for shooting uncooperative children and for photographing in manual mode.
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH CHILDREN | Digital Photography School
3. CHILD'S PLAY VIDEO LESSON | Canon

Image Source:  FlexyPaw

Image Source: FlexyPaw

The hardest thing in photography is to create a simple image. -Anne Geddes