$1 rain protection: How to protect your gear from the elements with a garbage bag and rubber band


posted Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 4:59 PM EDT


Do you have a camera in need of rain protection? Do you have $1? Great! You're in luck because you have enough money to solve your problem and protect your camera from the elements. Even when I'm using a camera with some built-in weather resistance, if it's raining or snowing particularly hard, I want to further protect the camera. Why take any chances, right?

Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj has a clever, simple and affordable solution that requires only a plastic bag, your lens hood and a rubber band. You screw your lens hood onto your lens, put the plastic bag over the lens and camera, snap the rubber band on behind the lens hood and rip a hole in the bag so that you can shoot through your lens.

This may seem straightforward, and it is -- that's part of its appeal! Dedicated rain covers for your camera and lenses can get quite pricey, so it's nice to know that you can run to a local store, grab garbage bags for next to nothing and have a collection of rain covers ready to go for years to come. Check out how it works in the video below.

To see more videos from Benjamin Jaworsky, see his YouTube channel. You can view his work at his website and on Instagram.

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