Below I've compiled five great photography hacks to help you. Some are free, others are nearly free. They're all pretty simple. Hopefully you'll find one or more that you can use.
#1 - Coffee Sleeve Lens Hood
#2 - Plastic Sandwich Bag Vintage Photographs
|Summer Grass - Stallion Springs, California|
#3 - Makeshift Tripod
|Quick Train - Tehachapi, California|
#4 - Welding Glass Neutral Density Filter
#5 - Free Photoshop Alternatives