The HighKey Story...

Hi, my name is Jon Schaeffer,  the owner/operator of HighKey camera straps.  I recently pivoted to provide bulk straps to businesses and organizations that want to promote themselves.  Please contact me directly if you are looking for 4+ custom camera straps (they can be different designs/artwork): Email Jon:
HighKey was founded in early 2009 by a group of photographers.  At the time, they were studying at Brooks Institute of Photography in Southern California.  After some turbulence with vendors and a rocky start, they decided to sell the company.


When I took over HighKey in 2015, I realized how boring and similar camera straps were which came with the stock cameras.  Every time I went out shooting, I was advertising for these major camera brands when I should have been wearing straps that matched my style, or advertised my own business.  I wanted more than the average, dull looking camera strap that I, and millions of other photographers were wearing.


Today, HighKey Camera straps is the best place to “truly” design and personalize your strap for your own DLSR camera…. from scratch.  HighKey is one of the best selling camera strap sites on the internet, and I strive to make each and every photographer shed themselves of their ugly stock straps.  It’s all about options, and the HighKey straps are proudly made right here in the USA.  Through the HighKey product and designs, I hope to supply you with the tools you need to do what you do, and do it with flare!


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.   I always love hearing about your photo adventures, near death experiences just to get the perfect shot (I don’t recommend this), and I really like seeing pictures of you and your new camera strap?


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