Hiding cameras

Best way to figure a camera in a corner?
A potted plant is not an option, I’m not a plant in the house type of person.

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Too bad, could have easily blended it into the black background of the painting, and you wouldn’t have even had to hide the cable.

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I didn’t hide mine. Doesn’t really bother me.

No jokes about the paneling…

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Good for you.

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That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll see if I can make it work. But it is a pretty expensive custom painting so I can’t use 3M or anything like that on its surface.

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Can you run the cable behind the painting and put the camera right on top?

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Great idea!

Here is another thread with lots of ideas. Happy hiding.

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Thanks everyone for the idea. I used a magnet to “stick” it to the painting. Now I just need to figure out how to make the rest of it black.
Painting the legs seems like a major pia.


Hey wow, the magnet is a perfect idea. Wish I’d thought of it. (I actually envisioned cutting a hole in the painting :wink: .)

Your corner looks much cleaner now. And coloring the camera shouldn’t take much to do.


Thank you for the compliment.
Doing anything to the painting wasn’t an option, (since it is custom it was really expensive and I’m definitely not going to hurt it). so I had to get creative.
Thank you all for your input!

I have some sandpaper and black touch up paint in the garage so I’m thinking of using that. Or just wrapping it in electrical tape. Painting plastic with liquid paint can be a major pia and I don’t trust myself using spray paint on it.

Just dip it. :slight_smile:

But the electrical tape would probably be fine, or even a little Sharpie work.

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Thank you
I didn’t even know that stuff existed.

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You mention that being an expensive custom painting. Can’t tell from photo if it’s oil, print or something else. Something to consider if it’s oil (or similar). Over time, the pressure from the magnet holding the camera could leave an impression.


Yes it is oil. It is only expensive because it is commissioned.
Thank you very much for the heads-up.

Instead of paint have you tried just colouring it black with a permanent marker like a sharpie?

Also instead of putting it on the painting can you not put it above in the middle so it looks like it is a downlight for the painting?

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Yeah that’s what Beans suggested. I thought the magnet was a nice touch though.