Lens Hoods - Why, When, and How to Use Them

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  • Published on:  Monday, March 18, 2013
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    https://www.steeletraining.com - Learn all about lens hoods (also called lens shades) plus a tip for transporting them without wasting space in your camera bag.

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  • Source: https://youtu.be/B_m0MfAjNsk


  • Victor Ralys

    Victor Ralys

     3 years ago +1281

    A concise explanation of practical,common sense application. Brilliant Phil, brilliant! Thanks

  • wayne Last

    wayne Last

     4 hours ago

    Nice info but can you please tell us the situation combining lens hoods with lens filters? When and how can we attach a lens hood at same time as using an ND filter for example? Do all filters negate using a lens hood? Do we need a different size lens hood? What size or how do we need to determine that? This is important everyday use since as you said a lens hood is important but we know ND filters are important.

  • StargazerSTL


     2 days ago

    A full hood will also shield the lens from dew in outdoor settings. This is useful to astrophotographers and for star photos.

  • CheepChoop


     3 days ago +2

    This honestly is one of the best photography tutorials I've ever seen. You explained the perfect amount of information in the perfect amount of time

  • Chuck Otto

    Chuck Otto

     3 days ago

    I noticed the high number of 'thumbs down' , why? What are these people thinking? You gave of your time and energy to provide a service, thanks!

  • Harry Langdon

    Harry Langdon

     4 days ago

    I've been thinking about that extra $30 for a Canon lens hood. I think it may be about a lot more than squeezing thirty bucks out of the consumer. Not including it and forcing you to check it out may imprint on the potential buyer that Canon stuff is great, superior to other products, and you'll want only Canon lenses and accessories, or else how could we get away with charging so much? A businessperson in the food industry told me one marketing technique is to overcharge for your product. Yes, people are that dumb. I've fallen for it myself.

  • Harry Langdon

    Harry Langdon

     4 days ago

    Four out of four stars. So many people on YT think just because they know how to operate given equipment they can explain same. Not so! My problem with hoods is I never kept them stored near the associated lenses. From now on every lens I pick up I might buy a cheap hood if I don't already have one.



     5 days ago

    I always wondered why the different shapes of a lens hood. Thanks so much.

  • Sourabh Kumar

    Sourabh Kumar

     6 days ago


  • CNX Expat

    CNX Expat

     6 days ago +1

    7 years after filming it´s still helpful and answered all my questions. Thanks a lot :)

  • PowerForward


     7 days ago

    Outstanding! I appreciate your professionalism, knowledge and sharing regarding practical application. Be well.

  • Atanu Mukherjee

    Atanu Mukherjee

     7 days ago

    That helped..thanks a lot

  • Too Lazy For Google

    Too Lazy For Google

     7 days ago

    The definitive tutorial on lens hoods! Thank you 🙏

  • Stoney327


     7 days ago

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  • Боря Дюпон

    Боря Дюпон

     7 days ago +1

    Man, I wish I knew about your videos back then, that's top notch, thanks!

  • Greg Fox

    Greg Fox

     7 days ago

    they work great for getting fingerprints while trying to turn a polarizing filter :)

  • Leonardo Varas Guerrero

    Leonardo Varas Guerrero

     7 days ago

    Nice video, thank you very much!

  • Harrison Searle

    Harrison Searle

     14 days ago

    great example at the beginning with the side-by-side photos with and w/out lens hood

  • Sergeant Crow

    Sergeant Crow

     14 days ago +1

    What ? ! I watch lots of photo channels.... How come I never knew about or came across this excellent channel ? Never mind... Subbed : )

  • Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald

     14 days ago

    Finally, direct and to the point. Thanks!