Crowdsourcing Mornings Stuff

Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Ultimate Lens Hood


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

A black silicone cone that will stretch fit to any lens, the Ultimate Lens Hood is an incredibly versatile bit of kit. Attach facing forwards to block out unwanted glare and reflections when shooting through a window, or fit backwards to protect your equipment from the elements.  Removing glare by day and reflections by night, the ULH can be used any time you need it. Whether you’re shooting through a hotel window, a high-rise observation deck, the window of a bus or through an enclosure at the zoo – the ULH makes a massive difference, transforming a bad photo into a great one even before you start editing!

The ULH is a must-have accessory for photographers, filmmakers, and travelers alike. It’s one of those things that while you may not use it every day, it’ll earn its place in your bag in no time at all. If you’ve ever wanted landscape photos through a window, a time-lapse of take off and landing, or the perfect shot of a tiger at the zoo – the Ultimate Lens Hood is for you.  Here are important points:

  • Fits to your lens, rather than attaching to the glass. This means you’re free to move around, change your angle and adjust your camera settings without having to detach anything.
  • Leaves no marks on the window. This’ll keep you on the good side of venue managers and their staff! The ULH is made of silicone, and is designed to rest against the glass, rather than attach to it.
  • Perfect for crowded areas. Often the busiest tourist attractions leave very little room – or time – for great images. With the ULH on your lens, you take up no more room than you would normally, but your photos will come out better than anyone else’s.
  • Get drone-looking shots, without a drone. Ok, this one is a bit of a stretch, but you’ll get such clear photos out of high-rise buildings that people won’t believe they were taken through glass at all. Most cities around the world have banned the use of drones, so this is your next best option to get those cityscape bangers! (also works through helicopter windows…)

As of July 25th, this project has raised £3,500 of their £8,000 goal. This project has 16 days left to raise the £8,000 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of £20, you will get one ULHmini.  For a pledge of £30, you will get one ULH.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jsdesigns/the-ultimate-lens-hood

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