Carrying your camera around is kind of a staple unless you’re a full-time studio photographer, and still then – what do you do with your camera when you need to raise a light stand or adjust a prop? So unless your camera lives on a tethered tripod, you need something to comfortably transport your camera, ideally in such a way that your camera is shoot-ready in the blink of an eye. Here we meet the camera strap: an item that, if anything, needs to be functional.
Wedding photographers can probably relate to the following: you want to move a light stand to somewhere in the back of the room, there are loads of kids running around so you might need to keep an eye on your backpack as well – what do you do with your camera? You might not want to put that 70-200mm 2.8 on the table as you move your flash to the other side of the room, all the while Uncle Dave’s kids are yelling and screaming around the room, fingers equipped with cake frosting, elbows ready to knock things over.