Whats the best way to disguise a camera?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Tramp'oline, May 30, 2004.

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    Tramp'oline Guest

    How can I disguise a small digital camera so I can take candids?
    Tramp'oline, May 30, 2004
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  2. I find that generally people will ignore a camera after a while. I know
    photographers who would start an event with no film, taking lots and lots of
    imaginary photos. After people started to ignore them, they would then load
    the film and photograph for real.
    Joseph Meehan, May 31, 2004
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    C.G. Guest

    Wear a burka?
    Or just hide it in plain view.


    : How can I disguise a small digital camera so I can take candids?
    C.G., May 31, 2004
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    m II Guest

    m II, May 31, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    Put it in a shoebox, & pour wet concrete over it. People will just think
    you're carrying around a block of concrete, little dreaming that there
    is a camera in its centre.

    HTH, etc.
    Lionel, May 31, 2004
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    billfrogg Guest

    Carry a fur muff? Especially good while in Russia in winter. bfrogg
    billfrogg, Jun 1, 2004
  7. Disguise it as a cell phone, and hold it up to your ear, instead of your
    William Graham, Jun 1, 2004
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    S Lee Guest

    William Graham choreographed a chorus line of high-kicking electrons to
    spell out:
    I've done that with my Stylus Epic :)
    S Lee, Jun 1, 2004
  9. In the good old days of "candid" photography, the camera was frequently
    placed inside the photographer's shirt with the lens poking out. A cable
    release in a pocket was used to fire it. With a moderate wide angle lens
    and prefocused on a suitable distance lots of the images were
    The idea is not to disguise the camera, but keep it out of view. If you
    can be seen with the camera, but don't want your subjects to be aware
    then you can buy a right angle adapter (a tube with a mirror in it that
    fits like a sunshade) and take pictures off to the side.
    Robert Feinman, Jun 1, 2004
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    m II Guest

    I find that the tins of caviar scratch the lens.

    m II, Jun 3, 2004
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Buy it one of those Groucho glasses from a novelty shop with the big nose and
    the mustache or have it slap a police officer for pulling it over on the
    highway and everyone will think its one of the Gabor sisters ;-).

    Best solution? Buy it a wig to wear, that way you can claim, you're not only
    the photographer, you're also the president (of Hairclub for cameras ;-)).
    Lewis Lang, Jun 3, 2004
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Disguise the camera as a camera, that way when people ask you "why are you
    taking my picture with that camera?" you can say to them, this is not a camera
    it only looks like a camera, full well knowing that under that camera is
    another camera. "Diabolical but stupid..."

    Where's Rowan and Martin when you need them?...
    Lewis Lang, Jun 3, 2004
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Subject: Re: Whats the best way to disguise a camera?
    Stick it in a shoe then stick the shoe in you're ear and everyone will think
    you're Maxwell Smart ;-)
    Lewis Lang, Jun 3, 2004
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    "...and loving it!"
    Lewis Lang, Jun 3, 2004
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