Hello and welcome to my 10 part vlog series sponsored by Pretty Presets. Over these ten weeks, we’re discussing just a few of the different things you need to look into when deciding if you’re ready to venture into charging for your photography and becoming a ‘professional’.
This is week 5 and in this video, I’ll be discussing the insurance you need for your photography business.
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- Equipment - the most obvious no-brainer is that you need your equipment to be insured. This protects you against breakage, theft or loss. Some policies allow your equipment to be insured out of the country and others don’t. Read your small print before you travel or lend it out!
- Liability - liability insurance protects you in the event you get sued for physical harm resulting from your involvement as a photographer. I’ve had people knock over large lighting units in a room full of children and someone could’ve really been hurt and -in turn- sued me.
- Indemnity - indemnity insurance protects you in the event you’re sued for not coming through on your end of the bargain and your client feels you breeched your contract.