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Oct 07, 2013 14:42 |  #16

Shooting wrote in post #16352667 (external link)
Or do what I do when or if you are too poor to afford insurance, be very careful with your equipment and wish or pray nothing happens. If you are on a field shooting why would you need insurance? You aren't going to be tearing anything up and if you have a shoulder bag with you and just shooting with a camera and a lens or two you don't need it. Just make sure you have some savings to replace any equipment that gets broken because every time you make an insurance claim the rates go up and some companies will cancel over 2 or 3 claims. I have been shooting for more than 20 years and not once ever needed it and never have been asked to show proof of it. I shoot weddings and I make sure I do not have extra lights, cords, stands, etc for anyone to trip over, just a camera and on camera flash for bouncing, that's it.

Its not just insurance for the gear, some places need Public Liability Insurance also. I am in the UK and I have only been asked twice, once for a football game and once for a shoot in a shopping centre. But I prefer the insurance as I make money from photography and it means I get my gear replaced without dipping into my pockets.


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Oct 07, 2013 14:43 |  #17

That is true. Believe me, if I could afford it I would have all I could get.




  
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Oct 07, 2013 15:22 |  #18

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That is true. Believe me, if I could afford it I would have all I could get.

Its not that cheap to buy I agree, my bag normally has about £7,000 ($11,200) of gear in it 2 bodies, 2 70-200 2.8s, 24-105 L, flash and an extender for one of the 70-200s, also a laptop plus a few bits. So for that to be covered and my Public Liability Insurance (£2 million / $3.2 million) costs £230 ($370) a year but they are a great company called Glover & Howe.

I think for the outlay for the amount insured it is worth it for me, but I used to shoot without it when I could not afford it.


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Oct 07, 2013 15:27 |  #19

Your photos are great for the conditions. If you look at top HS Football shooters, the only thing they do different is to use a flash mounted on a monopod to bring more light to the face. Check out SportsShooter.com for the best in sports advice.


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Oct 07, 2013 15:57 |  #20

For the conditions I think your photos look fine. You could always try to lighten up the faces in PP with the brush tool. Just be careful there is a limit to doing that and still have it look right .also it adds alot of PP time . Ive been able to pull out some good detail in faces this way.




  
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Oct 09, 2013 21:19 |  #21

Why not use some flash?


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