If APA’s Photographer Insurance Problem Solver, Karen Stetz, could travel across the country and surprise each photographer with 5 risk-reducing and/or camera-protecting gifts this holiday season, she would!
In addition to making it easy for photographers to secure the right photography insurance for less, our insurance problem solvers aim to avoid any damages and/or loss in the first place. That’s why we’ve created a “holiday wish-list” of 5 photography accessories that aim to do just that!
APA Insurance Services’ Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Photographers
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1. Theft-Proof Camera Strap
A theft-proof camera strap is one gift our insurance problem solvers would gladly place underneath a photographer’s tree this year! Photographers oftentimes find themselves in unfamiliar places—a crowded street in a foreign county, a densely packed music venue or jumbled together with a group of rowdy tourists. As a result, a camera strap that defends against the devices of a “slash and grab” attacker is a wise investment.
2. A UV Filter
A UV filter serves a photographic artist in more ways than one. In addition to filtering out ultraviolet rays, a UV filter also acts as a relatively cheap protector to your lens. In the event of an accident, replacing a scratched UV filter costs much less than replacing a scratched lens.
3. A Quality Camera Bag
Professional camera bags are designed to protect your equipment from moisture and physical damage. Based on the feedback we’ve received from clients, it seems that you generally “get what you pay for” when it comes to this purchase. With a variety of sizes, shapes and styles to choose from, it’s easy to find a camera bag to meet your needs as a professional photographer. However, keep in mind that a modest-looking camera bag is less likely to attract thieves!
4. Lens Cleaning Kit
If you want to protect your camera and keep it in top-notch shape, make sure you only clean your lens with a lens cloth. While it’s not always the most convenient approach, using another piece of fabric is not worth the risk! A scratched lens will not only cause permanent damage to your expensive equipment, but it also will have an effect on all of your future images.
5. Silica Gel Packs & Plastic Bags
The long-time enemy and “camera-ruiner” is moisture. If a photographer is traveling from a dry climate to a location with high-humidity, moisture damage can be especially threatening. Investing in silica gel packs (to be placed in your camera bag) is one method of preventing moisture from sticking to your equipment. Some photographers also suggest placing equipment in plastic bags when moving between temperatures. Other than that—always make sure to wipe your equipment regularly when shooting in humid conditions!
Contact APA Insurance Services, or click here, to learn more about the security we can provide you and your photography equipment today!
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