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Make a lens shade from a plastic food container.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1976 (v.40#5) pg. 103

Tip: Convert a metal funnel into a deep lens shade for a camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1979 (v.43#2) pg. 108

Are lens shades really necessary? Sample photos tell the story.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.43#10) pg. 106

Make your own oversize lens hoods by epoxying filter rings to various shaped containers and painting them black.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1983 (v.47#10) pg. 81

Tip: Make a lens hood cover from paper or cardboard to eliminate the need for a lens cap.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1984 (v.48#11) pg. 89

How to test a lens hood for viginetting.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1985 (v.49#2) pg. 69

Make a cheap, but effective, vignetting device from a plastic whipped topping container.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1985 (v.49#8) pg. 55

Tips on selecting the best lens-hood size, shape and mount.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 20

How a lens shade can eliminate lens flare is illustrated and discussed.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1980 (v.9#3) pg. 23

Proper use of a lens shade can improve the quality of most photos.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1972 (v.70#3) pg. 34

Prevent fumbling with lens hoods and lens caps by leaving the lens hood attached to lens and covering the opening with dental chair headrest covers of soft, pliable plastic.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1974 (v.74#4) pg. 131

How to take photographs through a window without getting reflections. The secret is using a rubber lens hood that is pressed against the glass.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1979 (v.85#5) pg. 136

Tip: Simple lens shades can be made from rubber plumbing reducing boots or step-up adapters and filter rings.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1989 (v.96#1) pg. 108

Tip on adapting a rubber toilet bowl plunger as a very-large lens hood that facilitates taking pictures through window glass.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1992 (v.99#4) pg. 56

Tip on marking a fixed lens hood so you know the 12-o'clock position (for inserting and removing lens).
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1993 (v.57#4) pg. 128

Using a strap made of hook-and-loop fabric fastener ("Velcro") to keep a built-in lens hood from slipping.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1994 (v.58#3) pg. 138

How to make a perfect lens shade for a single-focal-length lens. It is made from cardboard after determining the actual size and shape required.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1996 (v.60#9) pg. 68

Tip on making sure filters and sunshades are compatible.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1999 (v.63#1) pg. 12

How to avoid lens flare without a lenshood. Improvising shade using your hand, wallet, paper, etc.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1999 (v.63#10) pg. 87

Using a plumbers helper (plunger head) as a lens shade lets you shoot pictures through glass by pressing the plunger against the glass to eliminate the glare.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1975 (v.206#3) pg. 148

Creative control the matte box way. Selecting and using this lens shade designed to hold a variety of special effects devices (filters, vignetters, masks, etc.) that allow the photographer to create special effects.
RANGEFINDER May 1994 (v.43#5) pg. 8