So, for those of you who don’t know, I’m going to be one of the bloggers for The Wildlife Trusts’ Campaign – 30 Days Wild (you should all sign up), have a look at my photography blog if you’re interested! As a result, I’m getting into practise and helping to give people some ideas of what they can do! Yesterday it was raining here in Cambridgeshire. So, in the aid of being wild, I decided to make a waterproof camera cover for my camera!
Here’s a picture of my camera, its a Sony HX-300 in case you’re wondering.
- 1 cylindrical squash bottle (1 litre size worked well for my camera!)
- Some ziplock bags (I used 4 of the small snack size ones…I didn’t have any bigger ones, enough to cover the camera when opened out!)
How I did it:
- Carefully cut the top and bottom off the squash bottle. Be careful of the sharp edges at this point. Cut it to be a bit bigger than the lens of the camera when fully extended to try and keep some of the rain off.
- Cover the sharp edges with a couple of layers of sellotape to avoid cutting yourself or scratching your camera.
- Get some ziplock bags, cut the closing part off and open up the sides so you have a sheet of plastic. Stick enough of these together in such a way as to cover the sides, top, bottom and back of your camera.
- Put the squash bottle lens protector over the lens. Put the plastic bag part around your camera, stick the plastic to the squash bottle to join it together.
- I left the other side open to allow me to take it on and off my camera easily. Due to the way I can hold my camera, it is easy to just draw the extra material together and cover the camera when I hold it to take photos.
- Cut holds for the straps if you would like.