How to Make Your Own Lens Hood for Next to Nothing (DIY Photography VIDEO)

Not all lenses come with lens hoods these days but, for us, they are an essential photo accessory. And, to be honest, even when they are included with a lens, they’re easy to lose or leave behind when you hit the road for a shoot.

If you don’t want to fork over your hard-earned cash to buy a new lens hood, COOPH has a great way to make your own DIY hood for next to nothing.

"Tired of lens flares or can’t nail your exposure?” COOPH says. “In this video, we present an awesome photography hack that will teach you how to make your own DIY lens hood. All you need is a plastic bottle, some black paint and a pinch of creativity.”

If you need any more reason why lens hoods are key photo accessories, watch these two videos:

Photography 101: Here’s Why, When, and How to Use Lens Hoods (VIDEO)

A Cheap Lens Hood May Be the Most Important Photo Accessory You Can Use: Here’s Why (VIDEO)

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