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I know what you’re thinking: “Another photography hack post? She just did one yesterday!”
(laughing) I’m sorry! I’m in a ‘fix it – make it better – get organized’ groove right now. I promise we’ll get to back to pretty house things soon.
But first, I’m so excited about these two new photography hacks I have for you! This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to ready my full disclosure policy.
The camera strap is adorable, huh? I wish I could take creative credit for it, but I can’t. When I got my camera, I was cruising around Pinterest looking for inspiration to make a camera strap. I found Almost Makes Perfect’s DIY Leather Camera Strap tutorial and I knew I had to make it. I’m proud to say that I love that it turned out with the same look and feel as her’s. I loved her gold version, but I must have been feeling lazy because I kept the silver even though my silvers don’t match.
It cost me $16 to make!
- leather strap at Hobby Lobby – $10, but I got it for $6 with my online 40% coupon
- the D-rings are from a belt I bought at Goodwill for $3
- The double ended hooks were $2 each at Home Depot
- The small silver keychain rings were $3 at Michael’s
For real, stop by Almost Makes Perfect. Her blog is beautiful and so inspirational. Her photos get my creative juices flowing.
This next hack is pretty funny (to me). I am accident prone. I’m growing out of it (mostly), but I’m always banging things into walls, furniture, etc.
My camera tripod is no exception. I have wood laminate floors and light colored floors. So when I would move my tripod on my floors, I would cringe each time I would hear the legs screeeech on my floors. I tried putting felt tip pads on the bottom, but they didn’t stick. I have also scuffed my tripod legs on my light colored walls more times than I can count.
I got some inspiration from a couple little old ladies and put tennis balls on the bottom of the legs. I bought a can of pink tennis balls for $3 from Walmart, used my unused bread knife (I am no Chef Boyardee) to cut x’s in the balls and popped them on my tripod. Goodbye scratched floors!
I hope you enjoyed my little photography hacks. I promise, we’ll get back to houses tomorrow! Cheers to getting organized and checking off things on your to do list this month, and getting 2016 off to a great start!