One very cumbersome accessory that’s usually found on the shoulder of a Bitch is a DSLR camera, which is typically filled with thousands of photos of Benedicts and pancakes rather than say, people or travel shots. (That soon shall change as the Bitches are be traveling a-plenty this summer).
These enormous cameras often prohibit surreptitious snapping of brunch plates and ruin cute outfits on the regular. However, I recently decided that to take the camera from outfit ruiner to outfit addition, all I needed was a cute strap. And thus began my quest. I scowered Etsy but to no avail. Then, I stumbled upon Fotostrap, a company that makes beautiful hand-made camera straps in various shades at affordable price points ($85). And, I was sold.
Fotostraps are vintage inspired, made with genuine leather, and manufactured in the United States, which is important to yours truly who previously worked for an anti-sweat-shop non-profit. The Southerner in me quite likes that they can be monogrammed, and I opted to monogram my hot pink (hibiscus) fotostrap with “CSM” en lieu of “Bitch” lest people get the wrong impression.
Meanwhile, Becca, who eschews monograms, opted for a red fotostrap. Other colors we were eyeing were the golden yellow, the sky (Carolina) blue, or the off white.
There are plenty of options for men, with a rugged steel grey, reliable black, or traditional all-leather option. There’s even a camo option for guys and gals to add some military chic to their digital accessory.
As we’re philanthropic photographers, the Bitches’ fave component of the strap is that 10% of each purchase gives back to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit that captures and shares inspiring true stories of people that have overcome adversity. You can check out the newest trailer of the film the Fotostrap community has helped to fund, here.
“I did not want to design an ordinary camera strap, but one that could make a difference. With every purchase we give to a movement of artists capturing inspiring true stories.” – said Fotostrap founder Katie Norris, a professional photog.
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