Photographer Andrew Sharpe just shared this great tutorial with us about building a BlueQuick – it is a DIY camera straps for under-slinging your camera. Materials are pretty basic: Gaiam Yoga Mat Sling, Stainless Steel Flat Washer, 1/4-20 eye bolt and wing nut & Rubber washer. Construction is as follows in the pictorial below:
There are several ways to wear your camera strap, you can wear it on your neck in what I’d love to call “The Lunchbox Carry”; you can wear it on your shoulder in a “Lazyman Hang” or you can wear it across your body, like soldiers are wearing their weapons in a “Weapon Cross”. Which one is your favorite?
Now, each of these hangs can be rated on three factors:
- How fast does it take you to bring the camera into a nice shooting position?
- How comfortable is it?
- How safe is it to your camera?