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Protecting a DSLR at a Festival of Colors

There are a ton of posts that’ll have you scared to take a DSLR to to a color festival or run. I want to share my own color-proof seal for the Holi Festival of Colors in Utah that managed to keep my DSLR completely clean for under $15.

Shopping List

  • Lens Filter (I chose a cheap $10 lens filter)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Gallon Ziplock Bags (I chose Freezer since it’s thicker than Storage)
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Rubber Bands

I wanted to protect the entire camera from all color particles and leave only the cheap lens filter and lens hood exposed to color. I experimented for hours to find the best way to seal my gear, and this is what I came up with -

Take the lens hood off and tighten the lens filter onto the lens. The filter adds a few millimeters to the height of the lens, and you’ll want...

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