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Cover up well when it’s freezing!

16 January 2019

Camera, covered with snow. Man accidentally dropped the camera in the snow.

Britain’s worst winter weather normally comes in February and March, not the midwinter period. Severe weather can find photographers, their studios, homes and equipment unprepared. Check your insurance now, advise Risk Alliance PhotoShield, the specialists who insure thousands of professionals and enthusiasts.

Snow and ice bring risks to personal safety but also increase chances of damage to camera kit, or failure to operate. Rechargeable batteries should be kept warm as they can lose power in freezing conditions, portable flash must be kept dry as well. Cameras should be allowed to acclimatise to indoor heated areas with high humidity to avoid condensation forming on digital sensors, lenses or mirrors.

When a cold snap hits, check your premises and vehicles are all prepared, whether it’s cutting off the water supply to an unoccupied studio if you travel abroad for a sunshine break, or ensuring you’ve got winter antifreeze. Never leave your camera kit in a vehicle overnight, even if your insurance cover and type of vehicle allow it – freezing and warming up can only harm it.

To check your cover and insure against everything from power cuts interrupting business to key staff injured or prevented from reaching work – including self-employed owners – talk to PhotoShield now.

Click here to see our insurance cover options and get your quote today.

Tel: 01274 518 366   Email: info@photoshield.co.uk