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InFocus heads to Scotland

That’s right – we’re off on our travels again!

Next week we’ll be visiting our Scottish photographer friends and attending the Photovision roadshow at Royal Highland Centre, MacRobert Pavilion, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB.

We’re at Focus on Imaging 2012

Focus on Imaging 2012 is Europe’s biggest annual imaging show and is taking place 4 – 7 March 2012 (10am – 6pm Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. 10am – 5pm Wednesday)

Make sure you some and say hi to the InFocus photographers insurance team and we can answer all your insurance related questions.

We’re at stand H7 – just look out for Flash the frog – you can’t miss him!

School Photographer Insurance

We love the magazine Professional Photographer, as I’m sure many of you do too.

The January addition featured an article by InFocus director Peter Stevenson entitled School Rules.

InFocus heads off to the Big Smoke

Calling all photographers heading to the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) Conference 2012 this Friday (January 13th) – come and say hello at stand 195 from Friday to Sunday where we will be offering 12 months cover for the price of 10 for those buying on the day.

New enhanced cover options introduced for 2012

We’re busy developing several new products for release in 2012.

InFocus has questioned the photography community to discover ways its insurance packages can be improved and has responded with some innovative improvements.

InFocus’s product range is under development to provide photographers the following benefits:

InFocus Insurance Blog Launched

 

Here at InFocus Insurance, we’re often asked to supply advice articles by industry titles or asked our opinions on topical issues affecting the photography industry. 

We thought the time was right to launch or own dedicated blog where you can catch up with the latest news and views.  Check it out at: www.infocusinthepicture.co.uk/

Is your studio covered?

Here at InFocus, we’re insuring a growing number of studio photographers who come to us for a competitive quote.  In response to this we’ve launched a specialist policy, InFocus Studio, especially for studio photographers working in all areas.  Whether you’re a fashion, commercial, industrial or social photographer, we’ll make sure you get the best quote.

Do photographers need run-off cover?

Before you close your business, make sure no-one can ruin your retirement. We normally recommend twelve months cover as a minimum and six years as the ideal. Cover bought for longer spells isn’t that common but it’s a growing area for us. The risk of claims usually tails off with time unless you have a Groomzilla on your books! No-one wants to be stung by a claim from their past.

Guild doubles membership

the guild website

We’re pleased to report The Guild of Photographers, for whom we are the approved insurers, has doubled its membership over the past 18 months.

To The Guild was established in 1988 and has become one of the most respected photographic associations in the UK.  It offers members access to discounts, qualifications, training, mentoring and a members-only forum.

Protecting photographers online

Having received a growing number of enquiries from photographers troubled by online dangers. Our director Peter Stevenson warns photographers of the increasing risk of cyber related problems…

Keep your credentials in check

The recent case of a British couple who paid almost £1,000 for wedding photography by an alleged ‘professional’ highlights why brides should be checking YOUR credentials.

The ‘photographer’ provided blurred images of guests, empty seats and a picture of the bride with her head cut off.

If you’re a wedding photographer, make sure you put your potential clients’ minds at ease by providing them with references and evidence of your InFocus policy.

Blurred privacy law line for photographers

 The police recently expressed their gratitude to professional photographers for the part they played in recording the serious crime that took place during the riots. However, at times police officers have been accused of overstepping the mark or failing to understand our laws regarding privacy and making images available to the public. It’s often a tricky relationship so photographer’s magazine ePhotozine invited our director Peter Stevenson to explain more.

Photovision roadshow Dublin

Our next stop on the Photovision Roadshow is Dublin…

Here at InFocus, we love attending the Photovision Roadshows, meeting up with photographers and giving advice.  In the last few months we’ve had a stand at both Manchester and Coventry and have met photographers specialising in all areas, from sports photography to wedding photographers to wildlife specialists.