- Indispensable Gear Every Wedding Photographer Should Have
- If You're Still Using a Single Shoulder Strap, You're Doing It All Wrong
I fully admit that I have a lot of photography gear. It just comes with the territory of being a photographer as long as I have.
But I'm also in the photography business, so I have the opportunity to work with some incredible brands.
Unfortunately, I've had the chance to test out and use some not-so-good photography accessories along the way.
Using gear that's poorly designed or that doesn't function all that well makes me appreciate the gear I have that knocks it out of the park.
The Holdfast MoneyMaker is certainly one of the best photography accessories that I have come to love more and more as time goes by. Here's why.
The Holdfast MoneyMaker Looks Really Good
I know aesthetics isn't necessarily a linchpin for a lot of photographers when they buy gear, but that notwithstanding, this thing is easy on the eyes.
The full-grain leather has tons of character, and the buckles and metalwork on the MoneyMaker looks like something that was forged just for me.
It's rugged, yet beautiful at the same time, which means you can use it and abuse it while looking like a million bucks.
I'm not a wedding or event photographer, but if I were, you can bet that the MoneyMaker would be at the top of my "must purchase" list of photography accessories.
Seriously...this thing will look right at home at a black tie affair!
You Can Carry Your Gear in Complete Comfort
Have you ever carried your camera all day long with the camera strap that came with it?
Or have you bought a camera bag, only to find that the shoulder straps had very little padding?
If so, you know the struggles that ensue when you're uncomfortable in the field.
Between the sore neck, aching shoulders, and stiff back, there's not a lot of motivation to keep shooting.
But with the MoneyMaker, you don't have to worry about any of those issues.
The dual-strap design helps spread the load of your gear over both your shoulders, and as the leather straps break in, they fit your body better and better.
Something else that makes me more comfortable is the fact that I know that my cameras are secure, right there at my fingertips.
Between the anchored stainless steel D-rings and safety straps, I know that my cameras are safe as I walk around.
The Best Photography Accessories Improve Your Workflow
A final point I want to make here is that the Holdfast MoneyMaker isn't just a beautiful photography accessory that helps me carry my gear in total comfort.
Instead, it's one of the best photography accessories I own because it helps me be a better photographer.
On the one hand, carrying my gear in comfort allows me to shoot longer, which means more photos and more possibilities of getting the shots I'm looking for.
On the other hand, having easy access to my cameras (two of them, or three with the optional camera leash shown above) means no more fumbling around in my camera bag looking for the camera body or lens that I need.
Instead, I can have three camera bodies with three different types of lenses right there on my person for taking quick shots when time is of the essence.
Additionally, Holdfast makes the MoneyMaker for all kinds of body types - their small, medium, and large rigs will accommodate you no matter if you're on the short side or the tall side.
They even have a "skinny" version that offers a stripped down version with removable D-rings and shoulder pads.
In other words, Holdfast has managed to create the ultimate photography accessory - something that's rock-solid and durable, gorgeous to look at, comfortable to carry, and that helps you be a better photographer to boot. If you ask me, it's hard to beat that!