Straps for your camera (Choose yours!)

💡 Looking for photographic accessories for your camera? In this mega guide we give you a lot of ideas and buying advice.

If you thought the world began and ended with that awkward and often date strap that they give you with your camera, nothing is further from reality, luckily for us, there are plenty of better options to transport our camera of any type, more comfortable options, more resistant and with a much cooler design and personalized than you can imagine.

What’s more, not everything starts and ends with the camera around your neck, there are many options even to carry it up and down, almost as many as there are photographers in the world. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but there are many and yes, surely there is an ideal one for you 😉 .

neck straps

These are the classic ones, the ones we all have and have had, this is the ugly one (oh no!) that they gave you with your brand new SLR, that scratches you, annoys you and that doesn’t help you want to go out for a walk with your camera.

Luckily there are much better versions, better materials and better designs. Because this is the leash format that I think we all have (and should have) regardless of whether we also use other formats.

You have them in cotton with leather, only in leather, in neoprene… and with hundreds of designs and prices.

This one, for example, is on Amazon and only costs €7.49.

You also have finer and more resistant leather like this one that you can find by N/A on Amazon.

Or if you prefer this one, made with neoprene and that adds some small pockets where you can store small objects such as memory cards. You have it on Amazon for €17.99.

hand straps

I don’t recommend them too much for those who have a heavy SLR because you can end up with a disgusting wrist 😉 , but they are ideal for small compact or small cameras in general. Not so much perhaps to carry it hanging (or yes), but as a way of sure anti-fall or anti-theft.

Carrying the camera adjusted to the wrist will save you more than one disappointment, so if you have one of those compact ones that accompany you everywhere in a pocket and you thought that a strap was not necessary… Well, for me it is highly recommended that you get with a 🙂 .

You have this one, for example, made of rope and leather by N/A.

Or a slightly more expensive version N/A.

If you are looking for a wrist strap for SLRs, there are also some, don’t worry, because if what you like is to carry the camera in your hand, this option is very interesting.

You have this style, which attaches the camera to the wrist and in turn the hand to the camera for a better grip. Its price: on Amazon.

Another version is the one that offers us the hand-camera grip but without the wrist part. Especially for large and heavy cameras, it gives us security when holding them and allows us to rest our hands a bit. There are all kinds and prices, but I have one that looks like this one and I’m very happy with it, so this is the one I propose 😉 . You can find it on Amazon for N/A.

shoulder strap

Another version of carrying the camera is to carry it on the shoulder like this one here. It fits well and distributes the weight better, it allows you to have your hands free and, best of all, it has many and very good opinions on Amazon. And all for N/A.


The harnesses are designed, above all, for those people who need to carry more than one body at a time. This way you can free your hands, distribute the weight evenly and avoid typical pain (which you probably already know) in the neck, shoulder or back, and at the same time have both cameras available quickly and comfortably. You can find many types and prices, such as this one on Amazon for €26.99.

This is another harness that you can find for around €52.05.

Each photographer is a world, right? The good thing is that for almost each of us (and us) there is the perfect travel complement. And if you find the strap or the system that best suits you, believe me, the relationship with your camera will improve and your photography, consequently, too. Because everything we do, every step we take, should focus on facilitating our relationship with our camera. And the more comfortable our system is to carry it, the less lazy you’ll feel when you go for a walk with the camera in your hand (or on your shoulder, or around your neck… 😉 ).

What did you think? Have you seen something that could be interesting to improve your relationship with your SLR? With your compact? If so, and you think someone else might be equally interested or interested in doing it, share it on your favorite social network. Thank you and see you next time.