Camera Protection

Camera Protection

Shower caps are not just for use on your head! They can be used for camera protection too! Find out how to create a DIY shower cap camera cover in this short video.

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Video Transcript

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to protect your camera from dust or moisture? I have the perfect solution. Hi, I’m Julie from Ultimate Photo Tips, and it’s DIY Day today! For our very easy project, all you need is a shower cap. This is the secret ingredient. You can buy one at your local pharmacy, or, next time you’re in the hotel, make sure you go through the freebies, and pull out the shower cap and keep it. Optionally, you also need an elastic band and a pair of scissors.

There are two different ways you can use the shower cap to protect the camera. The first one is to wrap it around to protect the camera body.

Camera Protection
Camera Protection: Protecting the Body

[demonstration] We just wrap it around, pull it in around the lens, and then use an elastic band to hold it in place. The advantage of this method, is that, because it’s a very thin plastic, you can still access all the controls and see what you’re doing, but your body is protected from moisture and dust.

Alternatively, you can put the shower cap on the other way around.

Camera Protection
Camera Protection: Creating a Shell

So for this, we’re going to snip a small hold in the center of it. [demonstration] Find the middle, take your pair of scissors, and just make a small snip. Now we are going to find out hole and feed the lens through. Pull the the shower cap back and feed the lens through until it has a nice, tight seal. Now you want to pull the rest of the shower cap around your hands, and around the body of the camera. Now we can actually get our hands in there, and hold the camera and work the controls. The elastic on the shower cap is going to keep the plastic in place around your hands.

That’s it! That’s all there is to it!

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