camera equipment insurance


  General Liability and Camera Equipment Insurance for your Photography Business starts at $500 per year. Quarterly installments available. Same day coverage. Same day certificates of insurance. Short Term Photography Insurance quotes can be acquired by calling our office.

Required Forms to Purchase Insurance

    1. Equipment Schedule *
    2. Online Application *
    3. Insurance Checklist *

* must be completed, signed, received and approved by TCP


    Photography Insurance Policy Includes

    ***Please note that the following is for informational purposes only. Refer to the actual policy for conditions and exclusions.

    General Liability for Photographers – $2,000,000 – Higher Limits Available

    This coverage is for third party property damage and bodily injury lawsuits that go to court.  People who are not part of the photo shoot would be considered a third party. This does not include Third Party Property that is in your care, custody and control (a common exclusion), nor will there be insurance for injury to any employees/assistants. Additional coverage may be purchased to fill these gaps in coverage.


    Equipment Insurance for Photography – $$ – Owned & Rented

    Insurance for cameras, lighting, lenses, and grip, etc. all include worldwide coverage, theft and accidental breakage at replacement cost. Be sure to utilize our short term rental options if you only rent a few times a year. Additional gear and removal of gear is possible throughout the policy term.


    Short Term Photo Rental Equipment – $$ – 30 Day Periods

    Some photographers only need rented equipment for specific jobs throughout the year. Our program allows for our insureds to add rented equipment as they need it. We work with photographers to make sure they are getting the lowest premium possible.


    Computer Equipment Coverage for Photographers – $25,000 On-Premises / $10,000 Off-Premises

    Not only will we provide worldwide coverage for your desktop and laptop computers, but we will also cover your smartphone, tablet, hard drives, monitors and printers. Coverage also includes recovery of electronic data if you happen to drop and damage a hard drive. This coverage does not include recovery of data due to a virus/trojan.


    Portfolio Coverage for Photo Prints – $5,000 ($2,500 for casing/$100 each image)

    A lot of photographers like to carry a portfolio of their prized work to show clientele. We will cover what holds the prints up to $2,500, and $100 for each image. The $100 is more specifically to recreate the image, such as paying someone to edit, photoshop, touch up, etc.


    Office Contents & Furniture for Photo Location – $3,000 – Higher Limits Available

    This photo coverage is intended for damage or theft to desks, chairs, tables, cabinets, LAN phones, office supplies etc. at your premises location. A relatively low risk coverage compared to camera equipment, but it is a good coverage to have when running your business out of your studio.


    Additional Photography Insurance Coverage

    ***Please note that the following is for informational purposes only. Refer to the actual policy for conditions and exclusions.

    Errors and Omissions for Photographers – $1,000,000

    Protects a photographer against lawsuits arising out of copyright infringement, trademark, trade name, title, slogan, false advertising, idea misappropriation, invasion of privacy/publicity right, or defamation arising out of any photographic/digital visual imagery services. A more comprehensive E&O policy is also available to photographers but at a much higher cost.


    Workers’ Compensation for Photo Employees – $1,000,000

    Any assistant/employees working for your photography shoot will want compensation for any injuries sustained while on the job. It does not matter if you are paying them money or not. Do not rely on any photo assistants being considered an independent contractor. There are guidelines for each state on who is considered an independent contractor. Please do your Google research.


    Cyber Liability for Photo Website – $100,000 – $1,000,000

    A business website is an essential tool for photography. This package includes a lot of different coverages such as Website Publishing Liability, Security  Breach Liability, Replacement or Restoration of Electronic Data, Extortion Threats, Business Income and Extra Expense, Public Relations Expense, Security Breach Expense, Business Income Extension, Laptop Replacement, Information Security Protection Coverage. Talk to a photographer insurance agent for more details.


    Hired & Non-Owned Auto Liability for Photography – $1,000,000

    This is for vehicles your assistants/employees drive AND vehicles you rent for photo shoots. If the assistant or employee gets into an accident, then their insurance will usually pick-up as primary, and then any excess will be picked up by this coverage. Most photographers end up getting this insurance when a venue requires it along with other coverages like Auto Physical Damage.


    Pro Pak (aka D.I.C.E.) for Photographers – $$ – Subject to Coverage Limits – Upgrades Available

    This is our package that comes with a lot of different coverages essential for the professional photographer. D.I.C.E. stands for Documentary, Industrial, Commercial, Educational.

    • Third Party Property Damage – $1,000,000
    • Hired & Non-Owned Auto Physical Damage – $125,000
    • Re-Shoot Coverage – $15,000
    • Extra Expense – $15,000
    • Props, Sets & Wardrobe – $25,000

Photography Insurance

Insurance for photographers through our respected company is widely accepted by the studio and outdoor commercial photography industry to give strong business liability insurance and camera coverage. With 40 years of experience our stellar reputation for amazing service and pricing has been spread through fashion photographers referring us with friends, blogs and online messaging boards. Searching through landscape photography business blogs about where to find competitive lifestyle photographic equipment insurance rates will lead to our company name and website being highly recommended. Photographers insurance starts at $500 with nothing down and the option to do a quarterly installment plan. Within the photo policy there is $2,000,000 worldwide general liability coverage and international insurance for camera or video equipment that you may either own or rent. Gaining the price for photography insurance has never been easier and more simple, since we have created our online quoting system. You can now visually see how much it will cost for photo insurance at different amounts of limits within minutes and compare prices with our competitors. Give us a phone call to discuss camera insurance along with other photo coverages we offer for small business owners. Do not let your freelance photography business go easily uninsured and live in ultimate regret. Our building doors stay wide open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, Los Angeles, Pacific Standard Time.

Camera Equipment Insurance

Tom C Pickard & Company has offered insurance for photographers with camera equipment insurance, camera rental insurance, and general liability for four decades. That is a very long time. This gives TCP a very large grasp of what the average photographer really seeks most when shopping for insurance coveragas. Most of our still photographer clients have been attained through word of mouth because of our reliability and experience. Insurance for photography equipment and general liability is easy to get with our instant photo quotes. As soon as you complete the quote, a dollar amount appears to easily compare to any other company you might be looking at. Not only is there an amount showing your estimated annual premium, but there is also a proposal page showing many other business coverages that come with the policy. This will help aid you when you are ready to ask questions about the policy being provided. A photography insurance agent can give you a call back the same day. We will discuss what camera equipment insurance coverages you should consider with the business you run like weddings, documentary, nature, life, travel and stills. We try to avoid very high risk photographers, so please give us a quick call to see if you qualify for one of the lowest costing photography insurance policies on the market.

Photography Equipment Insurance

Photography liability insurance is offered at $2,000,000 with worldwide coverage as well as the camera equipment insurance being an international coverage. This is really helpful when traveling outside of the country for a shoot because you can feel secure that your gear is covered no matter where you are in the world. Rented photo equipment insurance is also covered when traveling abroad. Short term rented equipment is now available throughout the annual policy term. This will reduce the cost of your photo insurance. A photography insurance policy will also cover video equipment if you are doing incidental video production. If your business is only a production company every once in a while, we also offer videography insurance on a short term basis with plenty of coverage. Also included in the photography insurance policy is computer equipment coverage for photographers. The photo insurance policy includes $25,000 of on-premises computer equipment coverage, and $10,000 of traveling (laptop) off-premises computer coverage. This is usually more than enough computer coverage for the average photographer, but it is always possible to raise these amounts to desired amount.

Camera Equipment Insurance for Photographers

Phase One insurance, Red camera insurance, Nikon camera insurance, and Canon camera insurance can all be easily covered in a cheap photography camera insurance policy by just filling out our photography insurance quotes page. All we require is to have all the equipment you would like covered in one file where you list out each item, serial number and the replacement cost. Photography equipment insurance is needed by artists who do wedding photography, nature photography, studio photography, and many more. Photographers who do weddings will also need wedding photographer liability insurance to protect their business from a lawsuit. A lot of the time a camera insurance certificate is needed by our insured’s. Tom Pickard & Co. has a department specifically designed to issue the same day. Rental houses might need a photographer to show proof of insurance to rent photo equipment instead of charging your credit card as a deposit. Short term camera rental insurance can at this time be purchased for a small one-time fee. With these short-term options, it only shows that we have one of the best photography insurance policies out there that will allow for this option.

Photography Liability Insurance

A photographer injuring another person or causing property damage to a third party on a shoot can cost a photographer his/her business without the correct photographers liability insurance. A photography business owners’ policy offers liability insurance for photographers with over a million dollars in liability coverage in case there is a lawsuit for third party injury. Within a couple minutes, find out what TCP has to offer with photographer liability insurance and insurance for photography equipment in $500 minimum premium policy for photographers. Los Angeles (LA), Chicago, Boston, and New York City (NYC) are just a few areas where photography liability insurance and insurance for camera can be purchased. Most certificates of insurance will require a photographer to have a photo policy in place with general liability insurance for photographers. Get a cert today with our photography insurance quotes page. It is very quick to obtain a price and get a photography policy with liability, so you can compare prices to other companies. Our friendly staff also provides customer service that other agencies cannot replicate. We have a very good understanding of the photography policy to make sure you as the photographer are covered in the best way possible.

Photo Insurance

Photo insurance is what photographers need to have in order to keep their photo business and camera equipment safe from accidents, destruction and from thieves lurking in the dark shadows. Photographers will never know when their equipment can break or be stolen, and the incident might not even be your fault. A business owners policy includes camera insurance for damages and theft for when equipment gets stolen. Photographers liability insurance is in the policy for any third party injuries that may arise due to a photographers negligence when he/she is on a shoot. Photo equipment insurance comes cheap in this custom made insurance for camera policy. Starting at $500 a photographer can add and delete coverage throughout the photo policy period, and also request certificates of insurance. The camera equipment and gear is covered internationally wherever you travel as well as the general liability. Short term camera insurance can not be purchased through our agency, but you may take off the coverage and put it back on when needed. Just provide us with a camera equipment list whenever camera equipment insurance is needed.

Insurance on Camera

Having insurance on camera equipment that is expensive and hard to replace is a must for any photographer from Chicago that runs a photography business as their primary or only source of income. That one important camera can mean the end of a shoot and the end of a potential client. The camera insurance TCP provides will help with incidents such as accidental damage to equipment or if a camera is stolen due to theft. Cameras can be very expensive, so let us take on the risk if something were to happen to it. Not only can you insure all of your camera equipment, but the photography insurance policy provides insurance for your other photography equipment as well. Lighting, grip, lens, tripods, laptops, audio, and computer equipment can all be covered under the $500 minimum premium policy. Photographer insurance quotes can be generated extremely quick and at a low cost for the camera equipment you possess or you are renting. An agent can discuss insurance on camera equipment you either own or rent on a regular basis. Buy photography insurance and save your business from a third party accident.

Photographers Insurance

Photographers business insurance policies at TCP contain within them photography liability insurance and camera insurance which is perfect for any small business owner conducting photography. The photographer equipment insurance policy also allows for one to conduct a small amount of production for those one-off jobs. General liability insurance for photographers in the photo policy TCP sells offers coverage for a lawsuit brought against your photography business for third party injury. Photographer business insurance insures that your business will stay in business. Photographers have plenty of cameras and photography equipment that are vulnerable and susceptible to being damage. With a Photography insurance policy, you can go out and rent equipment while the damaged items are getting repaired at no additional cost. Insurance on camera equipment and camera insurance can be purchased from other photographer insurance brokers, but why not get photographer liability insurance with it to secure your photo business for only $500 starting out.