Night Photography Tips–Cheap Laminating For Cheat Sheets

Yesterday, I mentioned cheat sheets as a good way to keep up with how to use all of your devices. However, in the damp of the night, anything made of paper isn’t going to last very long. Some people laminate their most important charts and info sheets. I have a few small cards that are laminated, but for full 8.5 x 11 sheets, I just make multiple copies and discard them when they become tattered.

If you do want to laminate your sheets, a cheap and easy method is to use packaging tape. Get the clear, thin, cheap stuff. Yes, you have to apply multiple pieces to cover an entire sheet, so you probably won’t use it for full-size 8.5 x 11 paper, but for smaller cheat sheets, it works great.

BTW, I use packaging tape for many other things as well. It works great for removable labels on plastic folders and binders, using a Sharpie pen to write on, and just for general taping chores. I even use it for taping up packages before shipping them. 🙂

Night Photography Tips is a nightly feature in which I give a quick tip for night photographers. It’s a way to share all the little things I do and think about in my night shooting, without boring you with my usual wordiness. If you have a tip you’d like to share, please email it to me and I might include it here, along with a link to your blog or website.

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