Is It Really Worth Buying Professional Camera Insurance?

    If you were walking or driving around with £5,000 in your wallet, it would be natural for you to feel nervous  – especially if it wasn’t insured. Why then are so many people comfortable carrying around a bag containing a camera kit worth £5,000 (or more)? Try to imagine what could happen should… Read more »

How to deal with bad customer reviews

Reviews: The good, but mostly the bad and the ugly. How do you deal with bad customer reviews?   Customer reviews – love them or loathe them, there’s no getting away from them. We live in an age where bad customer reviews can have a huge impact on a business. So… how do you deal… Read more »

Travel Insurance Smallprint Photographers Need to Know About

Travel Insurance v Infocus Insurance for Camera Equipment The baggage cover provided by off-the-shelf travel insurance products should be labelled ‘extremely fragile’ when it comes to the cover provided for ‘valuables’ and ‘fragile items’. This includes camera equipment and other electronic devices. Anybody relying on travel insurance to protect their valuable camera equipment and other… Read more »

Monarch customers are warning other travellers to beware

There are multiple organisations in all sorts of places around the world selling flights, transfers, car hire and accommodation not to mention tickets for attractions or events. These vendors might be based in the UK or elsewhere in the world. ATOL protection is not always available and the level of protection varies. Some less scrupulous… Read more »

Don’t guess when it comes to valuing your gear

How have you valued your equipment for insurance? Back of a fag packet, finger in the air? Or have you created a spread sheet itemising every single last bit of kit from lens wipes to camera bodies old and new? Are you and your insurers clear which items of kit you are insuring (or not),… Read more »

21 Ways to annoy a professional photographer.

WE asked on social media, we mailed our friends, we checked with the researchers from Family Fortunes (okay, maybe not that) and we found out what really gets your goat. And, professional photographers, there is plenty. From questioning your skills: “These are great images, you got really lucky,” to pushing the limits of Photoshop: “The… Read more »

Top Tips on Backing Up Your Images

  Back-IT-Up It might be a surprise to some that we still come across inconsolable photographers who have lost years of valuable work they thought had been stored in a digital bank vault, gone in a digital puff of smoke, in the blink of a digital eye….permanently. The main causes are complacency and over confidence… Read more »

Increase In Camera Thefts From Cars

Thefts from unattended vehicles rising Alongside an alarming increase in thefts from unattended vehicles, alarming weaknesses in insurance policy cover has been revealed. Some unsuspecting Photographers and Videographers are getting nasty surprises in the form of exclusions or severe limitations in cover. Infocus saw average claims values jump in 2016/17 from circa £2,000 to over… Read more »

Photography Show Discounts and Rewards

Infocus Photography Show Discount PHOTOGRAPHY insurance specialists Infocus, will be offering 12 months cover for the price of 10 at this year’s Photography Show. The team will be on stand J71 for the four-day event in Birmingham, starting on March 18. The offer is available to customers requesting a quote at the show, and as… Read more »

Why Photographers need Public Liability insurance

Stairway to Heaven or Hell? Why Wedding Photographers need Public Liability insurance. Fifteen wedding guests were injured when this stairway collapsed, some seriously according to media reports. This happened while they were being organised and arranged by a Professional Photographer. It doesn’t take a great imagination to understand how serious this situation is and what… Read more »

Mike Searle finds ‘Jam in the Attic’

Earlier this year InFocus client, Mike Searle, hit the national news headlines when some photos he’d taken of The Jam, in 1979 were chosen as the cover of a new live album. Mike had kept hard copies of the photos, but it was only after putting them on his blog that the record label discovered… Read more »

Infocus Insurance attends SWPP Convention

Professional and budding photographers alike can snap up some great advice and deals at the upcoming Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP) convention as specialist insurers Infocus will be in attendance. Show offer: It’s the sixth consecutive year that the Infocus team has brought their expertise and passion for photography to the exciting and… Read more »

The Perils of Lifting Copyright Images

Do Photographers need to be careful when publishing pictures of brides in dresses that are subject to Copyright infringement claims? Possibly the most photographed wedding dress in the world has become the subject of one such claim. The dress worn by Kate Middleton who married Prince William in 2011 apparently bears striking resemblances to designs… Read more »

How to recover lost photos?

Here in the UK we are well into the summer holiday travel season and that includes Professional Photographers as well as amateurs. The publication Airline Reporter talks about loss or damage to valuable if not treasured photos and the options available to recover them. It draws a clear distinction between loss or damage caused by… Read more »

Infocus Insurance goes to the Newborn Photography Show

The Newborn Photography Show, taking place from 17th to 18th May at the Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry, is the first show in the UK to specialise in Newborn, Maternity and Child photography. This year’s Newborn Photography Show is promising to be the VERY BEST show yet, and if you haven’t booked your tradeshow tickets, now is… Read more »

Professional Photographer Really an Amateur in Disguise

Here we have a story of another Amateur Photographer pretending to be a Professional. To be fair we don’t know all sides to the story only what we read in the press. Being kind we will assume this person wandered naively into the Lion’s Den of wedding photography with eyes wide shut encouraged by people… Read more »

Monkey Selfie Case Resolved!

Back in August 2014 we wrote an article about the case of a monkey taking a selfie and the highly publicised argument about who owned the copyright over the image. The whole story started back in 2011 in Sulawesi Indonesia when a macaque monkey, called Naruta, used the unattended camera of British photographer David Slater… Read more »