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Keep your camera dry with a temporary rain cover

Added on Tuesday 12th of October 2010 05:27 am EST
 

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When you go out on a photo shoot, be prepared. Even if rain isn’t in the forecast, sometimes sprinkles can pop up without warning. While you may be undeterred by a little liquid sunshine, there a few things you can do to keep your camera dry.

If the rain is light or misty, a long-brimmed baseball cap may be all you need. It will shield your camera body as well as the lens from light moisture as you snap your shots.

If the rain is moderate, you might try a large, thin re-closable plastic bag. Make sure it’s large enough to allow you to comfortably manipulate your camera controls. Also, remember to pull the plastic taut over the lens to avoid possible distortion while shooting. Try a rubber band over the plastic covering to keep it tight. Although a plastic bag may not be optically perfect, you’ll still get a decent shot, as shown in Figure A. And that’s better than no shot at all!