Giveaway from BlackRapid

**~** This giveaway is closed**~**

Well shutterbugs this ones for you! I’m so excited that BlackRapid decided to work with me on this giveaway. If you have been reading my blog for a while you know I like to take pictures. But the problem with having a big camera is just that, its big. It gets in the way and I hate having it hang off of my neck, in fact I never do. Normally I just wrap the neck strap around my wrist, not all that helpful If I’m going to be taking a full day of pictures.

Well I don’t worry about that any more. BlackRapid sent me their new RS-W1 and I can honestly say it has changed how I take pictures. First off take a look:

See that curve right at chest level, that is what makes so great for the ladies. Not only is it more comfortable, but in my opinion it keeps it in place better.

Now it is a little ‘pretty’ but if your not close up you cant see the design, my husband even uses it, he just puts the strap on backwards like this:

So lets talk details. See the length I have mine set at? It is fully adjustable so you can have it as long or as short as you desire. As you can see in the picture mine sits perfectly at arms length. When I’m not shooting I have the bumpers set so that the camera rests just behind my hip (to protect it from paintballs.) These are the bumpers:

There is one on either side of the connectR and they can be moved all along the strap to keep the camera wherever you want along the strap when your not shooting. Speaking of the connectR here it is:

Ok I just noticed I ended up with the same picture twice here…oops great editing. I’ll change that when I get home. Anyway it has a locking carabiner type connectR which is very secure. Plus the fastenR (that was supposed to be the 2nd picture) screws directly into your cameras tripod mount. Personally I’ve had a neck strap or two come undone (maybe operator error) but this never will. The only advice I have is to periodically check the fastenR to make sure it is still screwed in tightly. I keep mine on the camera so I just check it the first time I hook up for the day.

Doesn’t it look great? This has truly changed my attitude towards bringing my big camera along. I used to take a picture and then put it away. I’ve missed many a great moments because I had to dig out my camera, not any more. I barely even notice its there when its hanging on my hip. Plus then its always ready for action:

So do you want one? I have one to giveaway!!!!

Leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry if you post one comment for all of these questions it will only count as 1 entry. ~*~ Open to USA Residents only, sorry.~*~

Required:

  • Go to BlackRapid and tell me one thing about them you learned on the website. (1 Entry)

Additional Entries

  • Tell me your favorite thing to take pictures of. (1 Entry)
  • Follow BlackRapid on Twitter (1 Entry)
  • Follow Life, Love, Green on Twitter  (1 Entry)
  • “Like” BlackRapid on Facebook (1 Entry)
  • Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway I just entered to win a camera strap from @lifelovegreen and @blackrapid http://tinyurl.com/BRgiveaway (1 time)
  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect

Same as with the last giveaway, I didn’t want to ever force anyone to follow me and that is why its just an additional entry but the fact is, in order to keep getting these great giveaways I need to show companies that I have people reading my blog. Thanks for understanding.

~*~This giveaway ends October 18th 9:00 PM CST~*~

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    Julie L
    12/10/2010 at 5:55 PM Permalink

    They have a section on their website for”set up and tips”
    thanks for the giveaway

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    Julie L
    12/10/2010 at 5:56 PM Permalink

    My favorite is scenery and flowers

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    Julie L
    12/10/2010 at 5:56 PM Permalink

    follow your blog as jelaws5

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    Julie L
    12/10/2010 at 5:58 PM Permalink

    shared it on fb-Julie Scott Laws

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    Connie
    12/10/2010 at 6:58 PM Permalink

    Hi! I found out the RW-5 strap has a cellphone pocket which I think is super cool! I would love to win this for my sister as a Xmas present because she loves to take photographs in her spare time. Thank you for this giveaway! :)

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    Connie
    12/10/2010 at 6:58 PM Permalink

    Hi! I love to take pictures of scenery mostly and of my dog,Annie.

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    Suzanne
    12/10/2010 at 8:08 PM Permalink

    very cool! I love to shoot photos of God’s beautiful creation, whether that be people, places, or things.

  8. amber
    Suzanne
    12/10/2010 at 8:10 PM Permalink

    I liked BlackRapid!

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    Suzanne
    12/10/2010 at 8:13 PM Permalink

    On the Black Rapid website I found a retailer that carries this line is http://www.westphoto.com.

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    Suzanne
    12/10/2010 at 8:17 PM Permalink

    You’re on my wall.

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    Abigail
    12/10/2010 at 9:48 PM Permalink

    This is great! You look great!

    I love to take pictures of people, nature & pretty things! Hehe :) XO

  12. amber
    Kelly Braund
    12/10/2010 at 10:41 PM Permalink

    I learned that they have a lot of cool stuff! Great straps/accesories!
    braundk@comcast.net

  13. amber
    Kelly Braund
    12/10/2010 at 10:42 PM Permalink

    My favorite thing to take pictures of… my kids of course! :)
    braundk@comcast.net

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    Kelly Braund
    12/10/2010 at 10:43 PM Permalink

    Following blackrapid on twitter!
    braundk@comcast.net

  15. amber
    Kelly Braund
    12/10/2010 at 10:44 PM Permalink

    Following you on twitter!
    braundk@comcast.net

  16. amber
    Kelly Braund
    12/10/2010 at 10:44 PM Permalink

    Liked blackrapid on FB!
    braundk@comcast.net

  17. amber
    Kelly Braund
    12/10/2010 at 10:45 PM Permalink

    Following your blog on GFC!
    braundk@comcast.net

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    Julie L
    12/10/2010 at 11:27 PM Permalink

    like Black Rapid on fb-Julie S Laws

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    Jen C.
    13/10/2010 at 7:45 AM Permalink

    Hey, cool giveaway! I’d love to get one of these but truth be told, I’ve pretty much stopped carrying my dslr with me when I go out with E these days. It’s bad enough having to carry a 24 lb toddler around without having to lug my camera too. Maybe one day I’ll buy one of these….maybe… Good luck to whoever wins!

  20. amber
    Julie B
    13/10/2010 at 10:45 AM Permalink

    I learned that the camera hangs freely upside down ready for use while the strap stays put!
    follow you on gfc as jhb.

  21. amber
    Julie B
    13/10/2010 at 10:45 AM Permalink

    My fave photo taking subject is my Bengal Cat Chloe.

  22. amber
    Kat
    13/10/2010 at 12:50 PM Permalink

    I learned that they have a retailer near me that sells the straps as well: Showcase Photo & Video.

  23. amber
    Kat
    13/10/2010 at 12:50 PM Permalink

    My favorite thing to photograph is my daughter. :)

  24. amber
    Susan
    13/10/2010 at 1:04 PM Permalink

    I watched their product video for the RS-W1 and learned how to adjust the strap. It looks like it would be quite handy!

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    shelby brigham
    13/10/2010 at 3:28 PM Permalink

    the RW-5 strap has a cellphone pocket

  26. amber
    Jaime
    14/10/2010 at 1:32 PM Permalink

    I love that this particular camera strap was designed for women. Very cool!

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    Jaime
    14/10/2010 at 1:33 PM Permalink

    I’m following Black Rapid on Twitter (@jaimemckee)

  28. amber
    Jaime
    14/10/2010 at 1:33 PM Permalink

    And I’m following you on Twitter! @jaimemckee

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    Jaime
    14/10/2010 at 1:35 PM Permalink

    I’m also following you on Google Friend Connect

  30. Wow — I learned that BlackRapid has not only awesome straps — but killer fasteners too! Fun contest :)

  31. I’m following you on twitter — I’m @txblond :)

  32. And I’m following blackrapid now too :)

  33. I love taking pictures of everything…my little girl, our nutty dog…and lots of nature!

  34. And I just tweeted about your contest :)

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    James
    14/10/2010 at 3:25 PM Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway! So I went to Black Rapid and I learned that they have a new fastener now to allows you to use it in conjuction with a Manfrotto RC2 plate!! Sweeet!!!

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    James
    14/10/2010 at 3:26 PM Permalink

    I am following @BlackRapid on twitter! :D

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    James
    14/10/2010 at 3:28 PM Permalink

    I am following @LifeLoveGreen on twitter!

    By the way, this contest ends on 10/18…which happens to be my birthday too! :D

  38. amber
    James
    14/10/2010 at 3:30 PM Permalink

    Just tweeted about your contest! :)

  39. amber
    James
    14/10/2010 at 3:32 PM Permalink

    Liked BlackRapid on Facebook!

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    James
    14/10/2010 at 3:35 PM Permalink

    You are now followed by me on Google Friend Connect!

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    Matea Michelangeli
    14/10/2010 at 3:53 PM Permalink

    I LOVE this strap. I have it and, like you, it has changed the way I shoot. I’ll love to win one for my sis, she’s a photographer too and she’s all jealous about my strap!

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    Matea Michelangeli
    14/10/2010 at 3:54 PM Permalink

    What I like to shoot the most is PEOPLE!

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    Dara
    14/10/2010 at 5:29 PM Permalink

    I love to take pictures of flowers and people.

    I am a follower of Blackrapid on twitter.

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    Stillmary
    14/10/2010 at 7:15 PM Permalink

    I learned that Blackrapid has a whole variety of camera straps available.

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    Stillmary
    14/10/2010 at 7:16 PM Permalink

    What I enjoy shooting the most? My 19 grandchildren, my 2 great grandchildren, my six kids and their spouses, animals, sunsets, scenery. And I love having my camera with me every moment!

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    Cheryl Dillwood
    14/10/2010 at 7:20 PM Permalink

    I learned that the RS-W1 was designed by women for women!

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    vickie
    14/10/2010 at 8:26 PM Permalink

    A cellphone pocket … what a perfect addition!

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    Rachel
    15/10/2010 at 10:19 AM Permalink

    I’m a fan of BR’s ‘buzz’ section. I am all about weddings, weddings, weddings. Followed BR on twitter (@rachclarkimg) Liked em on Facebook as well.

    Good show your running!

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    Rachel
    15/10/2010 at 12:26 PM Permalink

    I am all about weddings, weddings, weddings.

  50. amber
    Rachel
    15/10/2010 at 12:26 PM Permalink

    Followed BR on twitter (@rachclarkimg)

  51. amber
    Rachel
    15/10/2010 at 12:27 PM Permalink

    Liked BR on Facebook

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    Jay mcintyre
    15/10/2010 at 7:01 PM Permalink

    Just saw that they now have an adapter for use with manfrotto tripods

  53. amber
    Jay mcintyre
    15/10/2010 at 7:03 PM Permalink

    I follow @blackrapid on twitter

  54. amber
    Jay mcintyre
    15/10/2010 at 7:04 PM Permalink

    I love to take night time long exposure images

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    Marg O'Callaghan
    17/10/2010 at 10:29 AM Permalink

    I tried on the RSW1 yesterday and loved it! The only issue was having to take it on and off to use a tripod and not having a strap attached. What I saw on the Black Rapid website today is the new RT1 fastener which I am thrilled about.

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    susie lee wiener
    17/10/2010 at 2:16 PM Permalink

    that the camera strap is specifically designed for women. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  57. amber
    susie lee wiener
    17/10/2010 at 2:17 PM Permalink

    I luv taking pics of flowers.swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  58. amber
    susie lee wiener
    17/10/2010 at 2:17 PM Permalink

    follow BR on twitter as sherri2345. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  59. amber
    susie lee wiener
    17/10/2010 at 2:18 PM Permalink

    follow LLG on twitter as sherri2345. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  60. amber
    susie lee wiener
    17/10/2010 at 2:19 PM Permalink

    tweeted your message on twitter as sherri swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  61. amber
    susie lee wiener
    17/10/2010 at 2:20 PM Permalink

    follow you on gfc as swiener1. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  62. amber
    Lisa Crane
    18/10/2010 at 7:04 PM Permalink

    Black Rapid has many great sections and their exciting new tripod fastner is really cool.

  63. amber
    Lisa Crane
    18/10/2010 at 7:04 PM Permalink

    Like blackrapid on facebook

  64. amber
    Lisa Crane
    18/10/2010 at 7:04 PM Permalink

    following black rapid on twitter

  65. amber
    Lisa Crane
    18/10/2010 at 7:05 PM Permalink

    Following you on twitter

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    Lisa Crane
    18/10/2010 at 7:06 PM Permalink

    Tweeted I just entered to win a camera strap from @lifelovegreen and @blackrapid http://tinyurl.com/BRgiveaway

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    Lisa Crane
    18/10/2010 at 7:06 PM Permalink

    I love taking nature photos

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    Albert Lu
    18/10/2010 at 7:18 PM Permalink

    I like to take pictures of anything that is worth remembering

  69. amber
    Melanie
    18/10/2010 at 8:23 PM Permalink

    I learned that Black Rapid has a lot of different options for different photographer’s needs!

  70. amber
    Melanie
    18/10/2010 at 8:23 PM Permalink

    My favorite thing to take pictures of are my kiddos!

  71. amber
    Melanie
    18/10/2010 at 8:24 PM Permalink

    I followed Black Rapid on Twitter

  72. amber
    Melanie
    18/10/2010 at 8:25 PM Permalink

    I followed Life Love Green on Twitter!

  73. amber
    Melanie
    18/10/2010 at 8:26 PM Permalink

    I liked Black Rapid on FB.

  74. amber
    Pierre
    18/10/2010 at 8:38 PM Permalink

    Following BR on twitter

  75. amber
    Melanie
    18/10/2010 at 8:38 PM Permalink

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  76. amber
    Pierre
    18/10/2010 at 8:38 PM Permalink

    Like BR on facebook

  77. amber
    Pierre
    18/10/2010 at 8:39 PM Permalink

    I love taking candid pictures of people

  78. amber
    Pierre
    18/10/2010 at 8:39 PM Permalink

    What I learned on the BR site is that BR is coming out with a new fastener to make using tripods easier

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    Pierre
    18/10/2010 at 8:40 PM Permalink

    Following @LifeLoveGreen on twitter