August 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm #3548Laura BethParticipant
This is a fairly silly question. Bear with me.
I know that most photographers use plain black/grey camera straps, or even the strap that came with their camera. Is it tacky to use an old 70’s-tastic camera strap for a photo shoot, or even a wedding? You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind that looks like someone was trying to mimic Native American weaving patterns, in yellow, brown, and black. I’ve used the same camera strap since I got my first SLR when I was 13. The strap belonged to my grandfather, and it just doesn’t feel right to use something else.When I changed to digital from film, I switched the strap over. I just upgraded to a new DSLR, and I’m wondering if it’s unprofessional to continue my nostalgic tradition with this tacky camera strap.
So, back to my question- Is it inappropriate to use this strap? Should I give in and use a boring plain black strap?
That ends the silliness. Thank you for reading.August 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm #3556Click It And Stick ItParticipant
Use whatever the hell you want. Its also a good story if anyone asks about it.August 30, 2012 at 1:16 am #3557
I never see what strap a photographer is using, what I do see is what equipment they are using. Who cares! what everyone thinks, you have the strap for a reason, if is something you like and love why not.August 30, 2012 at 1:49 am #3558
What an insanely stupid question.August 30, 2012 at 4:34 am #3559
What an insanely stupid answer….
why you bother answering then?August 31, 2012 at 8:57 am #3575Laura BethParticipant
Because that’s what he does. Believe me, it doesn’t bother me. I expected worse, to be honest.
I know it’s a silly question. But it is relevant. I have personally seen a photographer get yelled at by the mother of the bride because she didn’t like the photographer’s hairstyle. When people are stressed out, the tiniest things can set them off. I was simply wondering if a tacky camera strap would be out of the norm enough to be noticeable.September 1, 2012 at 1:46 am #3607
It’s a comment, not an answer. Why did you bother commenting?
I swear this is the dumbest Internet community I’ve ever in which I’ve ever participated.September 1, 2012 at 1:56 am #3609jetpixParticipant
“I swear this is the dumbest Internet community I’ve ever in which I’ve ever participated.”
Once more, in English, PLEASE.September 1, 2012 at 2:27 am #3610
Pretending that a mistyped sentence is a grammatical error or that either is comparable to an error of logic is the hallmark of pseudo-intellectuals, and apparently alzheimery old fauxtogs alike.September 1, 2012 at 5:27 am #3611jetpixParticipant
Being the most arrogant SOB on the planet and calling other people stupid, when you cannot even correctly type a simple sentence, is the hallmark of an angry, immature waanabe living in his video-game fantasy world.September 1, 2012 at 7:02 am #3612
I can’t type a simple sentence? Really? Are you sure about this?
What would not being able to correctly type a sentence have to do with being angry or immature or living in a video-game fantasy world anyway? Or were those just words you stuck together rather than a coherent progression of concepts?
Sooner or later you people are going to have to consider the possibility that you’re actually breathtakingly stupid and that I am merely an impartial observer.September 1, 2012 at 9:27 am #3616IHFParticipant
Just stated what a lot of people were already thinking lol
Was it necessary to post it? Nah, but DFE is dfe he enjoys stating the obvious. I think I find it more funny that you all took offense to it. Glad I decided to take a peak at this thread, it was a good way to start the day lolSeptember 3, 2012 at 1:18 am #3642MarchellaParticipant
I’m @ Facebook.com/whyhellomarcy
I think you want to look your very best for a wedding, in a manner that appeals to all to be able to attract a new customer. You want to be approachable by all. If you get paid a big chunk of cash for a wedding you want to dress the part. Unless you do it for free. I’ve been a 2nd shooter & never have i asked if I can wear my mother’s favorite pair of old jeans to the shoot… Maybe it’s not entirely the same but I personally would dress totally different than who I am. I dress like I’m about to go on a boat, but for weddings I dress well head to toe. I have my hair done, makeup, and I wear dressy flat shoes.September 5, 2012 at 4:19 am #3723
fun fun reading these comments/answers/repplies …whatever you want to call it and yeah you are a very smart… congratulations.September 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm #3845NightroseParticipant
Laura Beth, you should definately keep using the strap! It has a great history and is an essential part of your kit. Besides, who wants to be like everyone else?
Having said that, I use a “boring” black strap, but I opted for Black Rapid who have designed one for women and it is the best invention ever!
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