Hack Attack: how to make a DIY LCD hood

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

Welcome to Hack Attack, where we take a light-hearted look at building your own photographic tools on the cheap.

Photography is an expensive hobby. With new toys being released all the time to make you lust after pricey photo gear, Hack Attack provides the wallet-friendly version of doing it yourself. Over the coming weeks, you'll be able to watch the projects grow in complexity, and possibly see some epic DIY fails along the way.

Sometimes it's really hard to see your camera's LCD screen in bright daylight, especially if you want to get more precise focusing. Here's how to make your very own LCD hood for an SLR or a compact camera. You will need:

  • Black foam board

  • Eye bath

  • Gaffer tape

  • Ruler

  • Pen

  • Paper for tracing.

See more how-to and DIY videos from Hack Attack here.

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