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Photography 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 at 1-800-726-3701

Required Forms to Purchase Insurance

  1. Equipment Schedule*
  2. Online Application*

*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.


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

If you need the

best insurance for photographers

Tom C. Pickard & Company has insured photographers with camera insurance, camera rental insurance, and general liability for 40 years. Most of our still photographer clients have been attained through word of mouth because of our reliability and experience. Short term production insurance is easy to get with our instant insurance quotes. Our insurance agents can give you a call back the same day. We will discuss what video insurance coverages you should consider with the business you run like films, documentary, nature, life, travel and stills.

Production insurance

and camera insurance will cover you worldwide for equipment that is stolen due to theft, or damage resulting from an accidental drop of an Arri or Red camera. Cinematographer insurance also provides coverage for buildings that are in your control with Third Party Property Damage. Since entertainment production insurance is also a business policy for videographers, hired and non owned auto liability can also be added to the policy for a low price. Have assistants, or in need of errors and omissions? We can also provide workers’ compensation and errors and omission, and general photography liability insurance policies.

Short term production insurance

is a must. Take control of risk on the set of your production. Many producers don't realize how vulnerable they are until they realize how much HD video insurance, or insurance for photographers can save their business. You may be wondering, "How much does film production insurance cost?" Just give us a call or use our online estimator for a quote! TCP is licensed in many states including Los Angeles (LA), California, San Diego (including Southern California and Northern California), Massachusetts (MA), Boston, New York (NY), New York City (NYC), Brooklyn, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, New Jersey, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Atlanta, Oregon, Minnesota, Washington. Get a photography equipment insurance quote now.