Shooting a photo or video in a car can be rather difficult without a proper mount, and if you want to secure your camera outside the car, it can be just plain expensive. Luckily, there are tons of DIY camera mounts for both inside and outside your vehicle, and most of them are pretty cheap to make. Here are some of the best.
For the dashboard mount, you'll need a piece of wood, four rubber feet, and a bolt. The license plate mount is just angled steel and an L bracket. MHN Productions shows the whole step-by-step process in the video below.
This dashboard mount basically consists of a peanut sponge, a rug pad to hold it in place, and a few weights if you're using a light camera.
In the video below, Ben Gill uses two D batteries and a roll of coins.
You can make a headrest mount in about ten minutes with just a piece of 3/4" PVC conduit pipe, two U-bolts with wingnuts, and a bolt for the camera mount. You can also add rubber pads for safety like russap5 did below.
Check out his full post for more details and photos of how he made it.
Here's a great, simple magnetic mount for a GoPro camera by GetawayMoments that you can attach to the hood of your car.
You can visit his blog and watch the video below for more details if you want to make your own.