Reviews and Endorsements


"...the best damn camera strap in the world. Period. End of story."  Michael Reichmann Toronto

"...UPstrap stopped that shoulder slip annoyance and allowed me to concentrate on making images"  Steve McCurry NYC

"...UPstrap elevates the term "strap" into professional grade equipment" Eric Meola NY

"... a simple solution to a nagging problem."  Seth Resnick Miami

". . .the best straps I've ever used. No more constant adjustment. "  Al Satterwhite LA

"...finally a strap that really works! "  Mike Johnston onlinephotographer

"UPstraps are on all of my cameras. Every single body has an UPstrap on it. " Jeff Ascough UK

"The UPstrap is perfect"  Howard Schatz NYC

"My UPstraps are my "best friends"  Arthur Meyerson Houston

"The UPstraps are wonderful"  Michael Grecco LA

"The best in the business, no question. "  Sean Kernan CT

"An amazing accessory. Highly recommended!!"  Tony Sweet MD

"A simple, ingenious solution. "  Bob Krist PA

"I am thrilled to find the UPstrap!"  Bob Sacha NY

". . .thanks for the promptness and efficiency shipping the UPstrap. It is absolutely marvellous to use. Also the illustration on how to attach it was helpful. "  Linda Hepburn Queensland Australia

"My UPstrap was fantastic during our Borneo trip. My camera never slipped off my shoulder. The small lens cloth that lived on my UPstrap was very handy for condensation on the lens. Thanks for a great series of products. "   Scott Tyack

" The kevlar safety straps with the military metal buckles are the best insurance money can buy. "  Steve Cirone


Learning the art, craft and technical aspects of photography can be achieved in many ways. It starts and ends putting hours behind a viewfinder and looking at the work of great photographers. That said, the following are exceptional.

STEVE McCURRY'S BLOG Just go there. Stories within stories around the world. If I ran a nightly news show I would have a slide show of Steve's work with him doing a voiceover of his impressions and thoughts of the people and places he has visited. His take is simply wonderful. . .JUST GO THERE!

JAMES NACHTWEY STOP!! Before you go here, you need to be ready. Witness is the documentation of things gone horribly wrong in the world. The work is truly heart wrenching. But breathtaking good.

THE JAY MAISEL WORKSHOP is about how to see and evaluate your images. It is a high performance jump start to becoming a better photographer.

The D-65 WORKSHOP are amazing. For those of you who are more interested in creating images than spending massive amounts of time sitting in the office chair doing the same digital imaging tasks over and over there is hope! Take the D-65 workshop or at the very least get a jump start with Seth and Jamie's new book on Lightroom 4.0. Workshops are now being offered for Lightroom beta.

SCOTT KELBY is the Photoshop guru. Offering a huge resource to a photographer at any level, Scott and the guys get so much done I think they are cloned. Perhaps there are a twins!

DAVID BUSCH has over a million books in print. He is incredibly adept at explaining a camera so you can burn your manual. He also has some books on how to be a better photographer that are solid. I am waiting on his Nikon D7000 book.

KEN ROCKWELL has a refreshing practical approach with his straight talk about photography, cameras, lenses and even using film in this digital age.

DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD You can spend hours on this site for nuggets of information about shooting and cameras.

DPREVIEW is excellent for camera reviews.

LUMINOUS-LANDSCAPE. and achievement of Michael Reichmann is amazing with an understanding series and video training series. Jeff Schewe joins the training in Lightroom 3.

DAVID BUSCH has over a million books in print. He is incredibly adept at explaining a camera so you can burn your manual. He also has some books on how to be a better photographer that are solid. I am waiting on his Nikon D7000 book.

LLOYD CHAMBERS produces a great photography website. Lloyd writes a photography blog and perhaps the best collection of free how to photography articles on the web. When you decide to become a member you will have access to advanced photography reviews, camera equipment reviews and photo how to guides that are a small price to pay to milk the most out of the expensive camera and lens you bought.

Lloyd also offers a MAC PERFORMANCE GUIDE that speaks to many issues Apple including the issue of the Apple Lion OS which is honestly (in my opinion) a turkey. For the first time I wish I had not upgraded and am seriously considering a reinstall of Snow Leopard. Lastly Lloyd offers a sister website WIND IN MY FACE that covers hi-end cycling information but moreover solid health, diet and conditioning topics that has been helpful to me in my quest to get in better health. All in all Lloyd Chambers offers three subjects that are of great interest to me. Making great pictures, Apple Computers and health. I highly suggest you give the sites a good look.