Finally made my own camera strap! I've been waiting for this moment for a while now and I'm super excited to start using it. The camera strap and the backpack had always been my main two goals with leatherworking.
I initially got started in leatherworking because I needed to make stuff and step away from the computer, but also because most products I liked always ended up having annoying logos in the way. I like sleek and simple.
I've been accumulating drawings for different camera strap designs in my sketchbook for 2 years now and I've never been able to decide on which one to use. In the end, I just went with a very simple design with a few rivets, since it's just for my lightweight mirrorless camera.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, the leather colour matches my boots. The fact that it holds my camera securely is a bonus. Kidding aside, every time I design a new piece, it's always a balancing act between aesthetics and making sure it's secure.
I've made dual-camera harnesses in the past for the times when I need two cameras at once. Surprisingly (maybe?), the harnesses are actually easier to make. They're essentially just two belts tied together in a figure-eight pattern. You just add a few rings and a clip to attach to the bottom of the camera. The attachments for the single camera strap were less intuitive for me.
This is my adventure backpack! Haven't used it yet cause I haven't been on any adventures. BUT THIS CHANGES TOMORROW. I'm packing it for a short little adventure to a not-that-exotic place. Photos soon.
Worst case scenario, my backpack and camera strap both rip mid-hike and I cry. Best case scenario, I get tired from carrying this super inefficient material from a gear-tech perspective but remain a happy camper.
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