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50 Ways to Use Gaffer Tape, from Common to Creative to Crazy


“If you can’t fix it with gaff tape, it probably does not deserve to be fixed.”

Truer words may never have been spoken, but gaffer’s tape isn’t just for fixing stuff. Here are 50 different ways to put gaff tape to work for you.

The video (and quote) come to us from J.P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, who begins the video by explaining what gaffer tape is (Hint: It is NOT the same as duct tape). Then he goes on to name 50 different uses for the stuff, ranging from the quite common—taping cables down to the floor or spiking a tripod—to the creative and even a few silly ones.

Did you know you could hem your model’s pants on the fly with gaff tape?


You can also use it to quickly secure an over-sized filter to a lens:


Or cover J.P.’s mouth when you’re sick of him naming ways to use gaff tape…


As you’ve probably already guessed, some of the 50 are fillers, but chances are good you’ll find at least a few that’ll serve you well on a rainy day; heck, a couple of the tips are for when you’re shooting during an actual rainy day.

And if you have any additional tips for how you use your gaffer tape creatively, drop them in the comments down below.