For some people, camera straps are about form & function, but others like to play a bit. I enjoy having a bit of both – it needs to be comfy, but I like to have fun with my camera strap, too!
Fortunately, Gabi from My Funky Camera has designed an awesome camera strap that has a fun pattern as well as a super soft minky backing to go around your neck! Gabi offers her camera straps in tons of amazing patterns. Check them out:
Gabi sent me the strap of my choice to review. I wanted something fun that I could use when I’m not doing weddings so I chose the Crime Scene strap. I love crime TV shows like Dexter, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, etc, so when I saw it, I knew I had to have it! And I absolutely love it!!!
I found the strap to be exceptionally well made and very strong. In the past I have had trouble with straps that have buckles that come loose or slip while shooting. This can be very problematic (as you can imagine) if in the middle of a session or a wedding. This is not so with Gabi’s My Funky Camera straps. The buckle on her straps is extremely tight and I have no worries that it will come off. It is an extremely high-quality product! Additionally, I love that she uses the minky fabric around the neck strap. It’s like having a baby’s blanket around your neck – super soft, cuddly, and comfortable. This feature makes wearing the strap for a long period of time much easier. There is also a great feeling knowing that this strap is hand made and that someone took the care in making sure I have something comfy to wear around my neck!
In addition to neck straps for SLR Cameras, Gabi also designs My Funky Camera straps for point and shoots, camera wristlet/hand straps, and coming soon- guitar straps! She also makes cute little jotter notebooks. Here are a few of my favorites from her other designs:
BUY IT! Want to stock up on these for holiday gifts? visit My Funky Camera and purchase your own strap — Get 10% off with coupon code AUTUMN!!
WIN IT! One reader of Bright Autumn Sun will win the neck strap of their choice! So awesome!
Mandatory entry: Visit My Funky Camera and tell me what your favorite product/pattern is. Would you get a Crime Scene wrist strap? A Cherry Blossom neck strap? One of the lovely Andalucia prints for your point & shoot? Leave a comment letting me know what you would want from Gabi’s shop!
Additional entries (leave a SEPARATE comment for each one, so if you follow my Facebook and subscribe via email, you would leave two comments. Please do not put all entries into 1 comment or they will NOT be counted!):
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- Tweet daily for extra entries: I entered to win a super funky and comfy neck strap from @myfunkycamera & @karenlisa during #photofunmonth! http://bit.ly/gLkOWN
The contest ends on December 3, 2010 at 11:59pm Eastern time.
Disclosure: I received a sample product for review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.
145 thoughts on “My Funky Camera Review & Giveaway”
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I would love to win the spring whimsey blooms neckstrap!!
I would pick the Cherry Blossom white and green neck strap. I follow My funky camera on facebook.
I already follow my funky camera on facebook!!
I follow my funky camera on facebook! ♥
I am now following Bright Autumn Sun on facebook! 🙂
I would LOVE the crime scene neck strap. Did you get the quick release? I need a new strap so bad but I’ve been nervous about spending the money without being able to see it first. It’s good to hear a personal review…
I saw a fabric with cameras on them, but I don’t know the name of it. That’s cute! If that doesn’t come in a neckstrap, then I’d pick something brown and turquois. I like the hoot hoot.
I followed My Funky Camera on twitter!
I follow My Funky Camera on facebook!
I love the cherry blossom turquoise neckstrap! Thanks for the chance to win!!
I followed your blog!
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I follow Karen Lisa’s facebook. Thanks!
I like the tropical blooms camera strap!
It would match my current shootsac cover!
I follow My funky Camera on Facebook
I like the Multi Dots neck strap!
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Following Bright Autumn Sun’s FB Page.
Following Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s FB Page.
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Subscribed via email.
Voted for your blog on Picket Fence Blogs.
I LOVE the colors in the Cherry Blossom in Pumpkin! Beautiful!
Hi!! Thanks for doing the giveaway! If I were to chose ONE My Funky Camera strap, I would love the Preppy Stripes in Red!
I am following Bright Autumn Sun’s Facebook Page!
I’m also following Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook Page!
Been following My Funky Camera on Facebook for awhile. 😉
Also been following My Funky Camera on Twitter!
Wow! Lots of posts! Hehe.
Voted for you on the Picket Fence Blog!
Aaaaaaand… I tweeted to my followers about your contest.
Thanks again for doing this!
I would like to win the fabulous neckstrap Faux fur in zebra from Gabi’s shop 🙂
My Funky Camera facebook follower who tweets, too!
I want the Gemilicious neck strap!
I follow My Funky Camera’s Facebook page!
i would love the crime scene camera strap or the gemilicious camera strap. I got a new camera and would love to bedazzle it.
i follow my funky camera facebooks page.
I choose the Scrolls Black & pink camera strap, beautiful. Thanks!
i would love to have the crime scene strap…cause its funky! haha!
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I love the scrolls blue and brown.
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Voted on Top Baby blog.
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i followed your facebook just now :o)
I follow Bright Autumn Sun on FB!
I would like to win the Whimsy Blooms in Dark Blue from MyFunkyCamera!
I also follow Karen Lisa’s page!!!!
I follow My Funky Camera on their face book and website!
I am now following your blog
I have one of Gabi’s straps and I LOVE it.
I would like to win a turquoise cherry blossom one for my friend who is a great amateur photographer and works for a charity doing youth and schools work.
I just subscribed via email for Bright Autumn Sun
Following you on Facebook!
Following you on Twitter
I tweeted too!
Very fun and versatile straps. I can see why they have good reviews.
Became a Fan of Bright Autumn Sun! 🙂
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I love the black dotted circles wristlet!
new follower on twitter 🙂
subscribed to rss feed..and going to subscribe via email
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i would LOVE the black neckstrap with the black and pink scrolls…OR.the Cherry Blossoms Grey and pink …they are both beautiful and right down my alley!!
following my funky camera on FB 🙂
i tweeted about the contest today 🙂
voted on top baby 🙂
voted on picket fence 🙂
Voted on Top Baby Blogs Yesterday
Voted on top baby blogs today!
has just voted for Bright Autumn Sun!
I adore Cherry Blossoms in navy and gold
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OH! I am getting a camera for Christmas and this would be PERFECT!
I love the Whimsy Blooms neckstrap!
I follow your blog via GFC
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I follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook Page
I follow @karenlisa on twitter
I voted on Top Baby blogs
I voted on Picket Fences too!
I would love a wristlet in cherry blossom pumpkin.
I follow Gabi on Twitter.
I am a fan of My Funky Camera on Facebook.
From My Funky Camera, I would love to have the cherry blossom strap in lavender. 🙂
Following @karenlisa on twitter from @MizDiabla. 🙂
Following @myfunkycamera on twitter from @MizDiabla. 🙂
I liked Bright Autumn Sun on Facebook. 🙂
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I’m following your blog via Google Connect. 🙂
I liked My Funky Camera on Facebook.
I tweeted about the contest on Twitter. /@MizDiabla
And I’ll be doing it daily.
I voted for your blog at TopBabyBlogs.
I voted for your blog at Picket Fence Blogs.
And I grabbed your button to add to my blog.
blue dots with brown! Thanks for this giveaway!
following my funky camera on twitter via @lisadphotos
following @karenlisa on twitter via @lisadphotos
I am following @karenlisa on Twitter!!
I just voted on Top Baby Blogs!
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I just voted on Top Baby Blogs…again!
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I want one of the polka dot straps! so cute!!
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Just voted on Top Baby Blogs 🙂
Just voted on Picket Fence!!!
I would like the Dots Black & Pink neckstrap – I’m a simple gal! Such cute designs.
I follow on Google Friend Connect.
I follow Bright Autumn Sun’s Facebook Page.
I follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook Page.
I follow @karenlisa on Twitter.
I follow My Funky Camera’s Facebook Page.
I follow @myfunkycamera on Twitter.
I subscribe via email.
I voted on Top Baby Blogs.
I voted on Picket Fence Blogs.
I tweeted! http://twitter.com/thefunnysister/status/10798869243764736
Though I love the quiet simplicity of the old tie strap, I think I’d pick Cherry Blossoms in Pumpkin to add some dash to my (typically) black photog’s wardrobe! Love!
Following BAS on FB too!
Following KLAP (hmmm, unfortunate initials mebbe? Or really HAPPY ones! heheh) on FB…
“Liked” My Funky Camera on FB as well.