This camera strap is designed specifically for female photographers

This camera strap is designed specifically for female photographers
(Image credit: Blackrapid)

Blackrapid has recently announced the launch of a new camera strap designed specifically for female photographers in collaboration with photographer Nicole Elliott. While women make up a significant proportion of the photography community, many camera straps and bags are seemingly designed solely with men's bodies in mind. This means that products that are supposed to help make shooting easier, can actually end up causing pain the longer they're used.

If you want a real-life example of this, you only have to look at the hiking community. If you walk into an outdoors store, you'll usually see the rucksacks separated by gender. This is because the rucksacks for women and men have different requirements. However, you don't see this differentiation in mainstream camera bags or camera straps. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.