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Kristi Eckberg
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/22/2003

Monitor Hoods

Has anyone ever made a homemade monitor hood? If so, is there a certain material to use that would not reflect any colors or glare onto the monitor? Or any recommendations for a good hood for photo editing that doesn't cost a bunch?

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9/17/2006 12:11:35 PM

Jon Canfield   Kristi -
You can make a good one from simple cardboard. Just spray paint the inside a flat black or medium gray that doesn't reflect color - using the cardboard by itself will give your images a warm look.

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9/18/2006 8:30:36 AM

Stan    I made mine out of black mat board. It works well and required no painting.


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9/20/2006 10:18:19 AM

Khaila    I have used black foam core board to make my hood. Anything works as long as it is black.

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9/20/2006 10:20:46 AM

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