A nice, bright office can be a great place to work, but it also means you have to deal with reflection and glare on your monitor. You can buy a monitor hood for relatively little, but photographer Roger Sacul has an even cheaper option: make one yourself.In the guide, Sacul goes for a long-lasting method using a sheet of cheap plastic, but if you're not planning on banging it around too much, he mentions that using something like foamboard could be an easier and quicker method. Once you draw a few lines and make the cuts, assembly is pretty easy and the results are as good as anything you can buy. Hit up the full post over on DIY Photography for the step-by-step guide to making one yourself, including tips on getting the specs on your monitor or laptop.
Avoid Sun On Your Screen By Building a DIY Monitor Hood [DIY Photography via How-To Geek]