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Wednesday's (Accessories) Contest!

Part of the fun of any hobby is the "stuff" that comes with it. We all love to buy photography equipment - cameras, lighting, etc., but I also love buying stuff that is just plain fun. I love anything from digital photo frames to stylish camera strap covers.


Wednesday's contest is about accessories. What kind of photography related "stuff" do you love to collect? I love my Vituri camera bag, my Pelican memory card case, and my camera strap cover from Handmade creations by Robin. She graciously donated her time to make the camera strap covers for today's prizes!

To enter the contest, you must be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment on this post telling me where your inspiration comes from. Comments must be posted today before 10:00 p.m. MST. Four winners will be randomly chosen to receive one camera strap cover from Handmade Creations by Robin.Your comment doesn't have to be related to this blog, and it doesn't have to be different that everyone else's! Just tell me about your "fun" photography stuff. Winners will be posted tomorrow morning here on the blog. Winners must contact me via email phototips@alexismiller.com within 48 hours.

75 comments:

Laura said...

I'm just getting started so I don't have a lot of 'stuff.' I do have a Tracy Joy bag that is so cute and one of her lens bags that is also adorable.

Sarah said...

I love the girly stuff that comes with the hobby - the photo jewelry and handbags, the custom photobooks and framed pieces... in essence, I love the creative ways to display our work.

Gaspegirl said...

I, like Laura, am just getting started so I do not have a lot of "stuff" although there is a lot that has caught my attention! I guess the one thing that I love is my backpack that fits my camera and three lenses... it makes it easy to keep with me at all times!

Angela Carol Photography said...

I love collecting varying Tracy Joy flaps for my bag. I love being able to switch them out to reflect my mood/style.

Glenda said...

Oh I also am a gadget queen! I love all the fun stuff that comes along to personalize your collection Ü such fun!!

Becca said...

My favorite accessory is not a "fun" one, but I can't imagine shooting w/out it...a lens cleaning cloth! lol!

Kayce said...

Ohhhh, those camera straps are so cute! I haven't been doing this for too long, and I already have a collection of things. I have three camera bags. I usually switch when I get bored with one. I have two adorable camera straps I found on Etsy, some seamless backgrounds, lots of memory cards, and some of my favorite things to buy are cute BASKETS and BLANKETS, for children photography. You can always spruce up a picture with a cute basket or blanket.

Malisa said...

I love to find cute things that will help showcase my images or neat things to promote my images.
Frames, photo bags, purses, animoto, I guess I would kind of consider actions- accessories! Do digital things count? I love templates!

Amy said...

i love my shootsac and the fun cover i bought for it. i'm looking for a camera strap cover now. :)

Lisa said...

i like creating wedding reception slideshows on DVD. it's fun to arrange the photos in a specific order. what's even better is when the music goes along with the photos. this is a far stretch, but i guess my computer inspires me to create.

Leslie said...

One of these days I'm going to be able to afford all of the cute camera accessories I want, but for now I just sling my camera over my shoulder and go!

Arya said...

I am starting to collect camera straps that are fun & funky as well as camera bags - I have my eye on a crumpler & tracy joy. If only money grew on trees would I also collect camera bodies & lenses...*sigh* too much time and not enough money...lol

Ash Hilton said...

I absolutely heart my bag! It works perfectly for my needs. Not only is it adorable, but It easily fits my camera, speedlight, and an extra lens. Along with all of the little extras I need! If any one is looking, I would totally recommend this one http://www.ogio.com/product.php?product=69

Jessie said...

I'm just starting but I love anything bright and colorful!!!

Jamie Lynn Photography | Clarksville, TN Photographer said...

I have two cameras and only one pretty strap, so I'm in need of another one. I also love collecting "girly" things to carry all my gear around in. I like to think that my accessories are just an extension of my photography style and creativity. :)

Bridget said...

I have two favorites..
My funky camera strap from http://www.myfunkycamera.com/
and my custom made camera bag from
http://www.fancypantsaccessories.com/

Monica said...

i guess what fun thing i love has nothing to do with actual photography, more of how you display the end result - from screensavers, digi papers and embellies, to photo jewelry, photo purses, photo books, deco frames, etc. the only "fun" thing i have w/my photog equipment is my "bag" - it's a hard case, kind of like a train case. i like it because it's durable and it's PINK! and it doesn't "look" like a camera bag at all!

Katie said...

I don't have a lot of stuff yet but I've been eyeing up some cute camera straps for awhile. I also want to get a better camera bag soon. Mine's okay and gets the job done but it's kind of boooring!

Staci B said...

My bag and strap match! I just love to collect. Right now, I collect more brushes, actions etc than equipment. Only because, it is a bit cheaper!

Jake and Rachelle said...

Honestly I have nothing. I really want to get a fun camera strap and a fun bag to hold all the lenses I want to buy!

Erin said...

I don't have a lot of accessories. I have a plain black bag and a boring strap. :(

I would love a cute strap cover... and a new bag. Now you have me thinking and spending all my money!

JessWphotography said...

I love fun stylish lens pouches! Anything funky and "different." I also have quite the collection of hats and cocoons for newborns, I love to make them too!

Gingersnaps said...

I LOVE my camera strap cover, it's better on my neck AND looks cute! Still need to purchase a fun bag though!

Sarah said...

I love my Crumpler Million Dollar Home and my bigger, 5 Million. I know there are cuter bags, but I feel like my gear is reallysafe in them.

Jess said...

I love camera strap covers. I actually make them. They are so much fun, and I love wearing them when I go out. It really personalizes my camera! I have only just started selling them!

You can see my straps at
www.designsbyjessie.etsy.com

Alesha said...

I just got my dslr on Saturday, so I don't have a lot of stuff yet. But I have been eyeing Tracy Joy bag (in pink) and I want a new camera strap (pink also). Who says your camera can't look girly.

Candace Wilson said...

I love collecting photography props to use for various jobs... parasols, hats, blankets, baby legs, etc.

I Also am a Tracy Joy addict, I have 3 bags and several flaps!!

waipuilani said...

If I had more disposable income, I would love to collect lots of camera accesories, there's so many cute options. For now, my favorite accessories are my lens cleaning cloths too! I have a fun pink one and two boring blue ones but I love them all! :)

Tina Brannon said...

I seem to be getting a collection of bags going. I get one I think is big enough and then get another lens and think ohhhhh I need a bigger bag. So they keep growing...lol.

Diane said...

I don't have any accessories yet:( but thinking about buying a Tracy Joy bag. I love the camera straps!

tweederbug said...

I love accessories .. my newest is a pink external harddrive. It fits in my camera bag and it is a great way to showcase my pics on the go. I can't use a lens without the protective reflector cover.I only have the Canon strap which btw really irritates my neck .. expecially when I wear a necklace to a shoot. One day I hope to get a new strap or cover .. like those shown above and a Tracy Joy bag.

Natalie said...

I don't have a lot of accessories at the moment, but I love to peruse through everything online. I love the funky camera straps I find and the fun bags as well. People won't even know what you're carrying around!

Amy Dunkey9@hotmail.com said...

I love my bag, which is large enough to fit all of my "stuff." I do love my backdrops and props too.. Goodwill and garage sales have become my new best friend :)

acrummylife said...

Well a new camera bag and strap are on my list of wants. But I just love hats and flowers. Flowers in the hair, on the floor, in the hand, in the background. Love them!!

Crystal Howser said...

I love the cool camera bags and my Digital Frames!

Nancy said...

I would have to say photo jewelry of any sort. I do have several bags that also hold photos.

And that blue polka dot camera strap is just adorable! Actually, all of them are. :)

Robertson family said...

So...I don't have a lot of "cute" stuff yet. I get a lot of inspiration from 2 peas in a bucket. I love the forum on there and have a whole list of "I wants" from there.

Mary Lynn said...

I don't have a lot of cute fun stuff yet. I basically just have the necessities. I sure would like to get some tho and will someday!

Smalltown Girl said...

I never even considered getting "cute" stuff for my camera. I love taking outdoor pictures and the most important things to me are my camera, lenses and a sturdy camera bag. I didn't even know they made cute things for a camera. I guess I'm more into buying the right equipment than how that equipment looks. The trees don't care what my equipment looks like!

Having said that, I guess it wouldn't hurt to have some fun stuff to help with inspiration.

Annie said...

well, i don't have a lot of stuff lol, I do love my free smugmug straps, its soft and cushy, just perfect!

Esther said...

I love newborn props especially my newborn hats and baby legs. Baskets are fun too. I don't have a "cute" camera bag or strap yet, but it has been so tempting a few times to hit that "buy" button. It's just hard to justify since I don't have much income coming in right now. But some day I WILL have those things!

LaDonna Hoyden said...

I love to buy fun props. Completely unneccesary fun ones. :)

Mom2Aliyah said...

I love collecting baby props. Anything I can use to photograph babies, especially newborns. I try to get creative with what I find.

~Kristin~ said...

I don't have many fun accessories YET unfortunately. I do have my Canon Rebel, which I have had for 2 1/2 years and an assortment of lens. The lens have been where I have been spending my money I guess. Not up until a few months ago actually did I know that there were such gorgeous and fun camera bags out there (Tracy Joy bags) and only about 2-3 wks ago I found out about strap covers. *blush* Yeah I think I must have been under a rock. Sheesh!

Shaneka of Pop Tots Boutique said...

I don't have any cute accessories. I carry my camera in my plain jane black bag. I would just love a cute colorful camera strap!!

nsmorinville said...

I love everything that I have, you sure give good ideas to add to it though!

Anonymous said...

I don't have cute accessories. I carry my camera in a small canon case. I like having an extra battery so when one is low I can put another one in my camera while the first one is recharging. I would love one of those little tripods for small digital cameras. I have just used point and shoot cameras. I recently purchased my daughters canon rebel and I don't know what the heck to do with it. lol...I probably need to learn the camera before I get any accessories!

Ambiance Photography said...

My new favorite accessory is my 50mm lens! I also love new trendy bags and of course the sassy camera straps!

Christi said...

I haven't been able to accumulate too many "fun" things yet but I have a list of what I want, including a pretty camera strap and a digital frame!

Jodi Pilling said...

Honestly...I don't have ANYTHING yet...not even a case. I just got my camera and need to learn how to use it before buying a whole lot more for it. But on my list is a cute camera strap.

Desiree Prakash said...

I don't have many accessories yet, but I do love colorful camera strap covers. I love to be able to change them out. Oh, and a good sturdy camera bag.

RAE said...

I love my suede camera bag, my monopod b/c I have take it to the park and its not too bulky to carry and although it only cost $6.00 I love my little lens cleaning rag that come in a little nylon pouch that clips onto the camera strap so I never forget to bring it and can't lose it. I also am becoming a collector of fun, funky hats for baby photos which is becoming a whole other obsession LOL

Mom2Drew said...

These are darling! So cute. I love bags and straps as well.

rockerita6 said...

Your blog is always full of fun useful tips! Thanks!! for running all these contests!

Marisol

Beth said...

This is going to sound silly, but I love my ... lens hood! It protects my lens, makes me look like I almost knew what I am doing, and also prevents glare:) I just have to figure out how to pretty it up with stickers or something!

SPHOTOGRAPHY said...

My favorite accessory would have to be camera bags - although I don't own many - I just can't quit looking at them!

SarahTakesPics said...

My inspiration comes from seeing my "could have been better" pics. Wow, do they make me want to practice! Thanks for all the contests!

Deborah Meyer said...

I can't say that I have anything really different from the regular stuff but today I made an impulse purchase. I bought a Brno Bal77 77mm White Balance Lens Cap with Neutral and Warm Domes. I've been trying to do custom WB on every sports shoot that I've been doing lately. Since it's winter and I'm shooting indoors the old gyms can be a challenge. I'm hoping this will be great and convenient.

Deborah Meyer said...

Today I ordered a Brno Bal77 77mm White Balance Lens Cap with Neutral and Warm Domes. I've been doing custom WB on each sports shoot and hopefully this will be both convenient and great.

Tara Zornow, Southeast Michigan Photographer said...

Well I don't have hardly any accessories at all but if I DID, I would love a custom camera strap, either a Tracy Joy bag or a Shootsac...

For session accessories, I have a ton of newborn hats/cocoons, and blankets that I just adore. I also love lots of different stuff to put my kids/babies on, like trunks, tables, baskets, and chairs.

Heather said...

I don't have a lot of cutesy stuff for the camera and such. I love my backpack that fits my lenses, camera, books, and flash though. It's big, but I love to have it all with me when I need it!

mlz01 said...

I love the photo jewelry I learned to make a few years ago. I've made several pieces to sell but I think more for myself.

Mindy
mlz01@hotmail.com
www.memoriesbymindy.com

Laurie said...

My favorite photo gadget is my 24-70 1.8 lens :) I also LOVE to play in CS4, I just wish I had more time for it. I would love a strap, they look very addicting...

Anonymous said...

Well I have just started collecting not too long ago. But I love finding and collecting antique props. Stacia H.

Jennifer said...

I have to say that I don't have any fun cases or covers, but I do love my reflector. :) In my opinion natural light is far better than flash. I did think about making a guitar strap I made into a camera strap cover, but it was too bulky, so it will stay on my guitar. I am soon going to try making photo tile jewelry, so that may be my next fun thing!

Jodi Vetsch said...

I love my digital picture frame in slideshow mode, but that is the only accessory right now :) have been eyeing those camera straps though- love the funky colors - if that doesn't inspire you a shoot, what would? :)

audrey said...

I love fun and funky fabrics! They make great backdrops for both completed crafts and people!

mamafloss said...

I think my favourite photography accessory next to my wrist camera strap, is my Actions!!! I love them and they never get boring! I think I may have an addiction to collecting them!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

fun for me is my 50mm lens...i love that thing!! haven't picked up the kit lens in months!

Nicole said...

I get my inspiration from my children. They always provide me with fresh photo opps.

Sweepstakes Finder said...

Thanks for the link to the contest. I've always loved photography. Check out some of the other photography contests I've

found: www.sweepsadvantage.com/search.php?keyword=photography

Eileen said...

I love OLD chairs!

Sharon said...

Another newbie here.....what stuff I have been loving is the information! There is so much that can help you improve your skills.

mallika said...

is it too late!! can i still post a comment? i have been in biz for over a year but still have so much to still learn. these straps are so cute and colorful...i'd love to win one :)

Teri said...

I just got my new camera, but I love that it has a neck strap and of course I had to get a bag for it!