It’s official – Christmas is coming. (It’s now only two weeks away!)

As the big day fast approaches, professional and amateur photographers up and down the country will no doubt be ready to tick off the latest bits of kit from their festive wish list.

From low priced stocking fillers to the anticipated ‘big gift,’ Christmas is a great time of year to add to your kit bag, but it’s also essential that you don’t forget the importance of insurance.

It’s an unfortunate fact that camera equipment is a major target for thieves – especially at this time of year. If you are lucky enough to receive a great bit of gear from a loved one this year then don’t risk having it lost or stolen. Whether it’s a new lens, flash, camera or any other photographic item, be sure to call your photography insurance provider as soon as possible and let them know what the item is and how much it cost. After all there’s not much point in getting great new equipment if you’re too afraid to get out there and use it!

If you’re hankering after specific bits of kit for the coming year, but don’t want to fork out huge amounts of money then why not treat yourself in the January sales? If you do manage to bag yourself a photography bargain, we would still advise you to insure any additional item you buy – without the right insurance your bargain could soon turn out to be an expensive investment should the worst happen. Just remember to save all receipts from anything you purchase, as they will come in handy should you need to make a claim.  

Our Photographic & Technical Equipment cover is available on equipment valued up to £15,000 and includes protection against ‘all risks’ including accidental damage and theft.

Cover from Infocus Photography Insurance gives you peace of mind needed when out on a photo shoot, traveling around the world or simply just stepping out of your door with your equipment. 

For more information on equipment cover, or any of our other packages then visit: our policies page, contact us on 0844 811 8056 or ‘Request a call-back’ for advice.